1/13/22 The Beckford Connection

1/13/22 The Beckford Connection

SUNDAY SERVICES STAYING ONLINE
Unfortunately, the COVID infection rates in Shenandoah Country remains far to high for it to be safe for us to have in-person services this Sunday. Currently, it is at 216.1 per 100,000.

Who would have thought we would again be facing an uncontrolled spread of which we seem to not have yet reached the peak?

Given this, we will live stream worship on January 16 on Facebook Live at 10:15 a.m. and on Zoom. Mother Kathy will offer Holy Eucharist with Spiritual Communion. A reader, our organist, and Mother Kathy will be physically present in the building, masked and socially distant. 

We still plan to go back to in-person worship as soon as it is safe. A decision about January 23 will be made next week.

The bulletin is available on our website.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
St. Andrew’s Annual Meeting is postponed. When more information is available, we’ll share it.

Emmanuel’s Annual Meeting is Jan. 30 following the 11:15 a.m. service. Right now, the meeting is schedule to be in person. Please check upcoming The Beckford Connections for updated information. The Annual Report will be available on our website prior to the meeting.

If you have any questions, please speak with Mother Kathy.

SERVICE SCHEDULE FEBRUARY THROUGH MAY NOW AVAILABLE
The new service schedule is now available via the blue button at the end of this email and on our website.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS AT ST. ANDREW’S
As a reminder, there is a basket in the parish hall to collect donation for the Open Door Food Pantry in Mt. Jackson. If you have any nonperishables, please drop them off for Jackie Yarnell to take over to the pantry.

BIBLE STUDY WEDNESDAY
The Bible study group with the Episcopal churches in our region has started after summer break. It is from 7 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom. every Wednesday. You’re welcome to attend even if you haven’t before or if you miss a few weeks. You can jump in any Wednesday without any problem. If you have any questions, please let Mother Kathy know.

EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
The pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The next day is January 25. We always welcome new volunteers.

PRAYER LIST
Our prayer list can be found on our website. If you have folks you’d like added to the prayer list, please email their names to Melissa.

PARISH DIRECTORY
The directory is available on our website. To access the file, you’ll need a password so please email Melissa for it. (You don’t have to sign up for a DropBox account to access the file. If a window pops up asking if you want to sign up for one, you can close that out to continue to the file.)

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK POLICY
Please see our website for the current information.

WEEKDAY SERVICES 
NIGHTLY COMPLINE
Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom 

SUNDAY SERVICES 
This Sunday’s Service is streaming on Facebook Live  and Zoom at 10:15 a.m. There are no in-person services. Please see above for more info.
8 a.m. Emmanuel
9:15 a.m. St. Andrew’s and Facebook Live (as technology permits)
11:15 a.m. Emmanuel and Facebook Live (as technology permits)
The full bulletin is available on our website prior to the service.

All weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services, when available.

Reader schedule through January

Reader schedule through May