One Louisiana Rector writes his Parishioners and Friends

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Dear All,

Today, on this third anniversary of Katrina, there was so much i wanted to share about the progress we've made thanks to our dear friends, the lessons we've learned along the way, and some really exciting plans for continued Kingdom building and renewal here in New Orleans. Instead, we've spent the day packing up the office and church, making sure our parishioners have made plans, and checking on the more vulnerable members of our Broadmoor community.

For the most part, folks are doing quite well. We're miles ahead of where we were in terms of preparation for Katrina. Even the State appears to have its act together. No major news from our city, however, since "Our Mayor" lives in the Dallas area. All things considered, we're looking really good at this point in the ballgame.

While an official evacuation has yet to be called, the highways going out of town are stacked up with crawling traffic. Our Annunciation/Broadmoor caravan intends to leave for Tennessee on Sunday morning. Stacy and the kids will bug out for Baton Rouge at some point on Saturday.

The Annunciation campus will close officially at 5p today, Friday, and re-open after the storm passes. We have not only Gustav to watch . . . but Hannah as well.
I'm signing off for now...and will begin blogging at

Prayers and Blessings from the Big Uneasy,

--(The Rev.) Jerry and Stacy Kramer serve at Church of the Annunciation, New Orleans, LA

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Parishes* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry* Culture-WatchHurricane Katrina* General InterestWeather

Posted August 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. mhmac13 wrote:

Jerry and Stacy Kramer have done some of the most important work in any church since Hurricane Katrina.  Following their efforts since then has reminded me what a church ought to be, and, alas, most are not.  If you have not followed their progress, you have been the loser.  Pray long and hard for them and their congregations.

August 29, 6:08 pm | [comment link]
2. Belle wrote:

Our youth group from St. Timothy’s Anglican, Tomball, spent a week in mission in the Broadmoor neighborhood just last month and were graciously hosted by Annunciation. This church is truly crossing the ecumenical boundries in service to their community. Maybe some of the MDG or litigation funding of TEC would be better used if it were filtered in their direction. Prayers for safety in the coming days.

August 30, 2:23 am | [comment link]
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