FALL SERVICES AT SHRINE MONT
Thank you to everyone who came out to Shrine Mont last week. We had about 37 people for the service. It was wonderful to be together again on a beautiful day in a special setting. Of course, the fried chicken lunch was delicious!
We’ll be at Shrine Mont again Sunday, Oct. 13. If you’re coming on your own and prefer to not sit alone, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa. We have a few groups coming (including Mother Kathy for lunch) that you’re welcome to sit with.
For those coming for lunch: We need to pay ahead of time so ask that on that Sunday you bring a check in the amount of $14.75 per person made out to Emmanuel with “discretionary” in the memo. Checks can go to Mother Kathy.
Here is info about safety requirements and how to RSVP. RSVPs for Oct. 18 are due by Sunday, Oct. 11. If you have any questions or concerns please let Mother Kathy or Melissa know.
PET BLESSING NEXT SUNDAY
Our are always a source of friendship, love and comfort. This is especially true this year given all we’ve gone through. At the service next Sunday Mother Kathy is offering a virtual pet blessing for all our special furred, feathered, finned and scaled friends. If you have friends who would like to come with their pet, please invite them. Every human and animal is welcome!
SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Every Wednesday, the Episcopal churches in Elkton, Harrisonburg, Luray, Mt. Jackson, Port Republic, Stanley, and Woodstock are having an online Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. You can join online via Zoom. This group allows us to get together with others in our own parish and ones nearby so we can build community while continuing our study. If you have any question, please let Mother Kathy know.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
The pantry is open Oct. 13 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you know anyone in need, please send them over.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the pantry, contact our new volunteer coordinator, Tillie Kaufmann . She can answer any questions you may have.
Now more than ever, your pledges make a difference. You can mail current or past month’s pledges (time seems to get away from us, doesn’t it?) to the church offices. Your pledges are very appreciated as they’re what allow us to keep the churches operating and our community supports going out to those in need.
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
The installation of the Columbarium has been delayed due to the worldwide pandemic. We continue to look forward to the installation and will keep you updated.
SHRINE MONT DINING
Shrine Mont is open again for dining in or take out. Their usual menu is available. All tables are situated 6 feet apart for proper social distancing or if you prefer, you can get your meal to go and have a picnic on the grounds. Shrine Mont asks that you call ahead to make a reservation. For more info, you can call 540-856-2141. Final call for Shrine Mont fried chicken dinner. There will be one final opportunity to have a Shrine Mont chicken dinner on Sunday, October 25. You must call ahead to make a reservation.
FAMILY PROMISE FUNDRAISER
Family Promise is holding a Night Without a Bed fundraiser to support homeless children and families. The virtual event is being held Sept. 21 to Oct. 12. Find out more about how you can help.
DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
Virtual drop in office hours with Mother Kathy are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom. (If for some reason you aren’t able to get into the Zoom meeting, please send her an email.)
226th ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION MOVES ONLINE
Our Annual Diocesan Convention, originally scheduled for November 12-14 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, is moving online. Anticipating that it will not be safe or wise to gather more than 600 people in a hotel ballroom across three days this fall, there will be a one-day virtual convention instead on Saturday, November 14.
CONTACTING MOTHER KATHY AND MELISSA
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. (Mother Kathy and for Melissa). 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.
For now, the prayer list can be found online. Melissa is updating it as names are added or removed so it stays current.