God's Grace Abounds

Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome at Emmanuel and St. Andrew’s, the Episcopal churches of Shenandoah County, Virginia.

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Pantry Volunteers Needed

Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry needs your help! We are seeking a volunteer (or two) who can devote approximately eight hours a month to taking inventory, ordering and determining what to place in pre-packaged bags. If you’re a detail-oriented person who is comfortable with computers and loves to be part of a team, we’d love to speak with you about volunteering. Volunteers are required to wear a mask and social distance and must be 18 or older for this particular position.…
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The Negro Spiritual: Songs of Faith

A Brief History “Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This stolen race was deprived of their languages, families, and cultures; yet, their masters could not take away their music. “Over the years, these slaves and their descendants adopted Christianity, the religion of their masters. They re-shaped it into a deeply personal way of dealing with the oppression of their enslavement. Their songs, which were…
Sticky Notes for News

2/25/21 The Beckford Connection

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA With the discontinuation of The Virginia Episcopalian magazine by the Diocese, folks are being encouraged to sign up to receive their revamped e-Communique. It will have the stories and info that helps keep the Diocese connected, without the heavy cost that is incurred with creating and shipping print publications or the lag in getting information out. When you sign up, you’ll get the monthly email plus announcements direct from the Bishop. You can sign…
Cold Weather Emergency Fund, ERD

Helping States after the Storm

Winter storms with Arctic temperatures and weather hammered areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma with conditions most residents have not seen in their lifetime. Snow, ice, and plummeting temperatures caused massive power outages for several days with devastating impacts on pipes, water supply, grocery supply, and so much more. As always, those living on the edge are suffering more than others. The Episcopal Relief and Development does a good job identifying and meeting emergency needs. If you’re able, please consider…