1/14/21 The Beckford Connection

1/14/21 The Beckford Connection

The 2021 Annual Meetings are open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year.

The meetings are taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking on your church name below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom link. Registration is open until the start of the meeting.

St. Andrew’s, Sunday, January 24 at 4 p.m.
Emmanuel, Sunday, January 31 at 12 p.m.

If you’re new to Zoom, you can find info on how to set up an account along with tips for using it on our website.

The Annual Report for each church will be available on our website prior to the meeting. You’ll  be able to find them here.

During the meetings, there may be a vote. Mother Kathy will let you know a vote is being taken and a poll will pop up on your screen. You’ll be able to select an option then click submit to enter your vote. Those who are confirmed communicants in good standing are allowed to vote; others won’t be counted.

If you would like to speak during the meeting, please click the Chat button at the bottom of your screen and type “speak” in the message box then click enter. Mother Kathy will call on people in order of the requests. When it’s your turn, you’ll see a pop-up message asking you to unmute yourself. Click on it to speak.

Should you need any help getting started on Zoom, or if you have questions, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa.

The new reader schedule for January through March is now available on our website.  It is also at the end of this email.

This week the pantry volunteers served 63 families (199 people). The pantry is next open Tuesday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

As we begin a new year, we do so recognizing the hardships of the year before. We remain appreciate of your continued generous support with your pledges, which allows us to continue support for those in our community and to keep the churches operational. 

You can mail current or past month’s pledges directly to the church offices. 
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664 
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 

If you’d like to meet in person with Mother Kathy, please email her. She will set up a time to meet with you, social distancing, at her office at St. Andrew’s.

Bible study with the other Episcopal churches in our region is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom.  Whether you’ve been able to come to other sessions or it’s your first time, you’re welcome to come.

If you have any questions, please let Mother Kathy know.

The church offices are “closed” on January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. 

Due to the need for continued caution, we both continue to work from home. If you have a question, concerns or would like to check in with them, please email. . Also, please do call Mother Kathy on her cell (we know it says for emergencies, but during this time it’s the best way to reach her. The number is in the directory). 

Mother Kathy generally observes the Sabbath on Friday and Saturday while Melissa is off Thursday after 1:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While we may not reply immediately, we absolutely will get back to you.

The prayer list can be found on our website. If you have any names to add or remove, please email Melissa. 



Mondays, 9 a.m. Morning prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Evening prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Fridays, 8 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, followed by Compline Facebook Live   

Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom 

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

Sunday’s service is at 10:15 a.m. live on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by Coffee Hour on Zoom. (For Facebook Live, click the link to be taken to our Facebook page to view the live stream.) Our Zoom usher is letting people into the service starting at about 9:45 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. You’ll still be able to watch on Facebook Live after that time if you’re running late. 

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