ALL SAINTS’ DAY REMEMBRANCES
If you have loved ones who you would like to have remembered at our All Saints’ Day service on Sunday, November 6, please email their names to Melissa by Thursday, October 27. .
BISHOP’S CONSECRATION: UPDATE
The Committee on Liturgy and Music, and the Transition Committee invite parishioners to submit their names if they are interested in serving as an usher or choir member in December’s Ordination and Consecration service. Space is limited.
Those interested in serving in the choir should sign up directly here. For ushers, parishioners should email their name, location, church, area of interest, and experience to the Reverend Mother Crystal J. Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 19.
If you would like to attend the consecration, it is open to the public. A bus with folks from our area is leaving from Emmanuel Harrisonburg at 7:45 a.m. December 3 to go to Richmond. If you are interested, please RSVP to Mother Kathy. There is a cost involved.
COOKIE SIGNUP FOR LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK
Signup is here! We are in need of plenty of cookies for the 2022 Light Up Woodstock event. Typically, we hand out at least 100 dozen. We’re starting signups early to
make sure we’ll have enough. Cookies need to be dropped off at Emmanuel by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
If you’d like to commit to baking or giving store-bought cookies (we ask that they be individually wrapped with one or two cookies per bag), please fill out this form or email Melissa to let her know how many dozen you’ll be bringing and whether they’ll be homemade or store bought.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Southern Shenandoah Bible Study is Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Everyone is welcome!
DAR FAMILY BIBLE PROJECT
Let the Narrow Passage Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, help preserve the historical value of your family Bible…while you wait. Members will photograph, transcribe and compile your important family information. A transcribed copy will be provided to you for your records. Bring in your Bible(s) and up to four (4) pictures of the family members listed, if possible.
Dates: Saturday, October 29 and November 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Historic Courthouse Museum/Visitor Center, 103 North Main Street, Woodstock.
Questions? Email Narrow Passage Chapter: GRC@narrowpassagedar.org or call 540-477-9500.
ITEM COLLECTION FOR RESPONSE
The ladies of St. Andrew’s Guild are collecting personal care items to put together Wonderful Women’s Comfort bags (WWC bags) for women receiving support from Response due to domestic violence.
Boxes are out in each parish hall to collect travel size toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, tissues, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm and soap. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Checks can be made out to St. Andrew’s Guild, with a note that it’s for WWC, and mailed to P.O. Box 117, Mt. Jackson, VA, 22842. Cash or checks can be handed to Nancy Fadely. Please label all envelopes ATTN: Guild.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY: NEW HOURS
Emmanuel’s Table is open every second and fourth Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The next date is October 25. Starting in November, the time changes to 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
We are still seeking someone who is willing to help coordinate and assist volunteers. We always welcome folks to help unload deliveries and pack and distribute food as well.
A huge Thank You to Massanutten Military Academy cadets for a their help with serving our pantry guests. We greatly appreciate all our volunteers who generously dedicate their time and efforts to making sure our neighbors and their furry family members don’t go hungry. Thank you to all those who have generously been donating cat and dog food to the pantry.
EMMANUEL ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to dedicate altar flowers in memory or honor of a friend, loved one of special occasion, you’re welcome to do so. Your dedication is included in the bulletin for two weeks. Flowers are $60 and are ordered by the church. If you are interested in doing this, please email Melissa to make arrangements.
One of the greatest gifts we have to offer each other as a parish family is our prayers for ourselves, our families and our loved ones. You’re invited to sit with your parish directory and each day, lift up a section or page of names a day. Let’s continuously hold each other in prayer. Let us pray: God of grace and comfort, enfold our parish-members, family and friends with your mercy. Strengthen each one with a shield of faith and enable them to accept what is to come, heal them and bear their pain, keep them in peace, and fix their hearts on you through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
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 email Melissa.
OCTOBER THROUGH JANUARY SERVER SCHEDULE
The new service schedule can be found on our website and via the button at the bottom of this email. Printed copies are also in the parish halls. If you’re unable to serve as scheduled, please find a replacement then let Mother Kathy and Melissa know.
Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom
WEDNESDAY HEALING EUCHARIST
12 p.m. at Emmanuel
All weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services, when available.