If you have a digital photo and/or name of a loved one who has passed that you would like included in the service, please send them to Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) by this Sunday, Oct. 25. The photos and names are going to be shared publicly, in case that impacts your decision of what to share. Parish kids are going to be our readers for the service.
EMMANUEL 2021 PLEDGES
A quick reminder to send in your 2021 pledges for the in-gathering next Sunday, November 1. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with a stewardship co-chair, Elizabeth Cottrell or Barbara Kirkland.
READER SCHEDULE NOVEMBER – JANUARY
The new reader schedule for November through January is now available on our website. We are in need of a volunteers to read for Christmas Eve and Christmas. If you would like to read for one of these special services, let Mother Kathy or Melissa know.
Please be aware that the schedule is subject to edits if the virtual services are changed.
SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Every Wednesday, the Episcopal churches in our region have an online Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. You can join online via Zoom. The group is meeting through the month of November. If you haven’t been able to attend, no problem! You’re welcome to jump in any Wednesday you’re available. If you have any question, please let Mother Kathy know.
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 Columbarium has arrived. More info is coming soon!
MEETING WITH MOTHER KATHY
Starting next week, 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.
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. 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 (scroll to the bottom of the page). Melissa is updating it as names are added or removed so it stays current.
Sunday’s service is at 10:15 a.m. live on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by Coffee Hour on Zoom. (Click the Zoom link to join, the password is embedded. 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. This week’s bulletin is available here or on our website.
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 (note the earlier time)
All of the weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services.