COOKIE & VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FOR LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK: COOKIES AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of plenty of cookies for the 2022 Light Up Woodstock event. Typically, we hand out at least 100 dozen. Cookies need to be dropped off at Emmanuel by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
We also need volunteers to help set up, hand out cookies/drinks and clean up. We need folks to come at 4 p.m. to start set up. We anticipate that break down will be done by 8 p.m. We’ll have two shifts, 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. You’re welcome to volunteer for one shift or both.
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), or to volunteer to help, please fill out this form or email Melissa (email@example.com) to let her know how many dozen you’ll be bringing and/or which shift(s) you can volunteer for.
EMMANUEL: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PLEDGE FORMS
Your vestry will be working on the 2023 budget starting at their November meeting, so we really need to get your pledge forms in so we know how much income we can count on. Thank you for returning yours. If you didn’t receive your stewardship letter and card, please let the church office know. If you have questions, email Elizabeth Cottrell, Stewardship Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org. If necessary, an emailed pledge sent to Elizabeth will be counted and appreciated.
BISHOP’S CONSECRATION INFO
If you would like to attend the consecration, it is open to the public. Registration, which you can do HERE, is required. 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.
SHARING OUR FAMILY NATIVITY SETS
This advent season, we’re asking folks to bring in a special nativity set that they’d like to share with others in our church family. At Emmanuel, they’ll also be set up in the fellowship hall during Light Up Woodstock for our neighbors to come in and see. Please drop off your set at any Sunday service between now and the last Sunday of the month, when Advent begins. Should you have questions, Mother Kathy would be glad to help.
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY
There is no Bible study this week. The Southern Shenandoah Bible Study has changed their day to Thursday 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.
Date: Saturday, 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 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The next date is November 22.
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.
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.
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.