10/28/21 The Beckford Connection

10/28/21 The Beckford Connection

NAMES DUE MONDAY MORNING FOR ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY SERVICE NOV. 7
If you have a friend or loved one who has died who you would like to have remembered on All Saints’ Sunday, please send their name via email to Melissa or drop the name(s) into the offering plate by the morning of Mon., Nov. 1, for the Sun., Nov. 7 services.

LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We’re taking part in Light Up Woodstock this year by setting out individually wrapped cookies on tables at the sidewalk out front of Emmanuel. We won’t be doing hot chocolate this year due to COVID.

VOLUNTEERS FOR SET UP/TEAR DOWN
We’re in need of some volunteers to set up the table, set out the cookies then bring everything in after.

BAKERS/COOKIE BAGGERS
We also need folks to bake cookies then place each in an individual snack or sandwich bag. In previous years, we have given out 80 dozen or more so lots of cookies are needed! Any and all kinds are welcome, or even store bought, as long as they’re dropped off individually bagged.

WHEN
The event is Friday, Dec. 3. We’ll need folks to begin set up at 5:30 p.m. and then clean up after the parade at about 7 p.m. There’s no need to stay at the table this year as all the cookies will go out at once so you’re welcome to leave and come back. Cookies need to be dropped off at Emmanuel by 5:30 p.m. that day in time for set up. 

SIGN UP
If you’re able to volunteer for set up/clean up or to bake and bag cookies, please email Melissa to let her know by Sunday, Nov. 21. If you’re baking, please let her know how many you’ll be making. If you have any questions, please speak with Mother Kathy or Melissa.

HALLOWEEN ON COURT SQUARE
This Saturday, Woodstock is doing their annual Halloween on Court Square. The parish is participating by giving out over 225 individual treat bags with the churches’ info for kids to pick up from a table at Emmanuel. Given current COVID rates, we won’t be having volunteers hand it out directly.

If you’d like to help with this effort, funds would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to Emmanuel with a note that it’s for Halloween and mailed to or dropped off at the office door mail slot at Emmanuel.

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

ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to gift altar flowers in honor of a friend, loved one or special occasion, you’re welcome to do so. Flowers are displayed for two weeks and if you would like, a dedication can be included in the bulletin those Sundays. Please speak with Mother Kathy or Melissa for more information.

READER SCHEDULE: OCT. – JAN.
The reader schedule for October through January is now available on our website and below. If you’re not able to read as scheduled, please find a replacement and let Mother Kathy and Melissa know of the change. 

2021 Parish Directory
The 2021 Historic Beckford Parish Directory is available on our website. To access the file, you’ll need a password so please email Melissa for it. 

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
We’re  in great need of volunteers to assist with ordering, inventory and to help Tillie with volunteer recruitment/scheduling. If you know anyone who may be interested in helping, please have them contact Mother Kathy ASAP.

Volunteers are needed the Monday and Tuesday of pantry weeks. If you’re able to help, please contact Tillie for more details.

The pantry is open monthly the second and fourth Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Nov. 9 and 23 are the next dates.) This week, they served 28 families/66 people. If you know of anyone in need of food, please send them over. More info. 

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.

PLEDGES
You’re welcome to bring your pledge to Sunday service or continue to mail it to the church.
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664 
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK POLICY
Given the trends in the county infection rate, the Delta variant, CDC guidance and other pertinent information, everyone is required to wear masks at services, no matter vaccination status. We are also asking folks to maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times, including skipping every other pew.

Our goal is to keep one another as safe as we possibly can. We are very concerned about the continued high rates of infection and transmission in ShenCo, combined with a low vaccination rate, and are monitoring the situation very closely. We urge everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. Please keep an eye on our website and your email in case important updates need to be shared.

WEEKDAY SERVICES 
WEDNESDAY HEALING EUCHARIST
Each Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Emmanuel. 

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

SUNDAY SERVICES 
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