The A-Blast of News and Events from the
Church of the Annunciation

The Last Sunday after Pentecost
November 21, 2021
REMINDER: Beginning this Sunday, services will be held at 8 & 10:15 a.m.
Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
—Collect for Thanksgiving Day, Book of Common Prayer
A Note from Deacon Bruce: HELP!
Dear Friends,

November 28th is the First Sunday in Advent. We are woefully unprepared for Advent and Christmas, as there are to be three services on Christmas Eve; 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm, and Christmas Day at 9 am. We need help setting up, as the Altar linens need to be changed, candles filled and the chalice dressed for each service.

There are special linens that will need to be washed and ironed for the 12 days of Christmas, as well.

Please consider joining this ministry as we only have two Guild members for the 10:15 service.

Deacon Kathy and I are willing to assist, but in so doing we are not being altogether to our ordination vows.

Please be prayerful and let Julie Lind, 941-778-7531, know your decision. Men are especially welcome to set up candles; they are heavy!

Wishing you all an Advent of Hope, Joy, Love and Peace.

Deacon Bruce
Funeral Notice
The Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist for John Bennett will be offered on Monday, December 6, at 11 a.m., at the Church of the Annunciation.
Turning Points
Homeless Assistance

Thank you for all the warm coats!

If you planning on but haven't already done so, there is still time to help those in need stay warm this winter! Monday, November 22, is the deadline to drop off your donations, as they will be delivered to Turning Points before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day, November 25

There will be no Thursday Healing Service on Thanksgiving Day.

The office will also be closed, although Fr. Matthew is in town and remains available if there is a pastoral emergency.
Mini Bazaar
Check out our Mini Bazaar!

Our members and the quilting group have been working on items that would make great gifts! Come and see aprons, lap quilts, microwave bowl holders, kitchen towels, and bags.

A table will be set up in Lowe Hall after each Sunday service on the following days:
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
Annunciation Book Group
The Annunciation Book Group has resumed. The book we will be studying for November and December will be Can you Drink the Cup? by Henri J.M. Nouwen.

Like we did last year, the Book Group will be held in a hybrid format in Lowe Hall and on Zoom. If you wish to receive the Zoom ID and Passcode, please contact the parish office, or

For more information about the book group, please contact Fran Miller.
Men's Breakfast

We are happy to welcome back the Men's Breakfast "almost" every Wednesday at 8 a.m.!

All men are welcome!

We will meet at Peaches on November 24. We will meet at the church again on December 1, with Jack Messmer as our cook.

Join us for great food and fellowship! A sign-up sheet is on the info table in Lowe Hall.
Give Joy this Christmas

The Angel Tree has arrived
in Lowe Hall!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who are helping our local children in need. All the Angels have spoken for!

As a reminder, please wrap each gift individually, and place them in a large Christmas bag. Write your child's name on a gift tag, attaching it on the Christmas bag to identify your Angel.

The deadline to return gifts to the church is December 5th.

Please contact Penny Chapin at 941.812.5416, Joan Barraclough at 419.367.3925 or the church office at 941.778.1638 if you have any questions.

Mimi Bazaar
After each Sunday service, November 14, 21, 28 and December 5

Choir Resumes
November 21

Fall Sunday Service Times Begin
November 21:
8:00 am Rite I
10:15 am Rite II

Christian Education Forum Resumes
Advent Presence
November 28, 9:30-10:00 am

Christmas Service Schedule
Christmas Eve: 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
Christmas Day: 9 am
We will be updating our system to ensure our upcoming 2022 Members and Friends Directory has the most up-to-date information. Please contact the office if your contact information has changed.
Coffee Hour

Hope you can join us for our
in-person Coffee Hour!

We have coffee and refreshments following the 8 & 10:15 a.m. services.
Prayer Request
Please contact the church office, by email, phone or just a note and let us know who you would like to be placed on the prayer list, including those who might currently be on it. We have simplified how we list our intercessions at the Thursday prayer service. In this new format, we have classified prayer requests as being for "long-term" or "short-term" needs.
Sunday, November 21, 2021

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PDF Copy of the bulletin for Sunday, November 21 click here.

Holy Eucharist for the Last Sunday after Pentecost in the Nave at 8:00 a.m. (Rite I)

Holy Eucharist for the Last Sunday after Pentecost Sunday from the Nave (live-streamed) at 9:45 a.m. (Rite II)

Thursday, November 25, 2021
There will be NO Thursday Healing service on Thanksgiving Day.