12/31 Beckford Tidings

12/31 Beckford Tidings

A HISTORIC BECKFORD PARISH CHRISTMAS
The magazine is here! If you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here. We hope you enjoy all the stories, traditions, recipes and photos everyone shared. Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOKLET
The booklet has 40 Advent and Christmas images to color as you get ready to celebrate the holiday. From wreaths, candles, trees and Christmas scenes to the nativity, Bible verses and cute kitties, there’s plenty to choose from (or color them all if you’d like). You can print the entire booklet, or pick and choose your favorites. Feel free to share the booklet with anyone you think may enjoy some relaxing coloring time.

NEW READER SCHEDULE
The new reader schedule for January through March is now available on our website.  It is also at the end of this email.

JANUARY VESTRY MEETINGS
Emmanuel is meeting via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 11. St. Andrew’s is meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY DONATION DRIVE
We’re holding a Holiday Helpers Donation Drive to support the pantry. If you know of anyone who may like to donate as the consider what charities to support this giving season, please spread the word. You can find out more, and find images to share on social media, on our website.

JANUARY PLEDGES
As we begin a new year, we do so recognizing the hardships of the year before. We remain appreciate of your continued generous support with your pledges, which allows us to continue support for those in our community and to keep the churches operational. 

You can mail current or past month’s pledges directly to the church offices. 
 
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664 
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 

MEETING WITH MOTHER KATHY
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.

SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Next Wednesday, there won’t be Bible study. It resumes the following week. 

CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED
The church offices are “closed” until January 4. Mother Kathy is available by email during this time.

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.

PRAYER LIST
The prayer list can be found on our website. If you have any names to add or remove, please email Melissa. 

 

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WEEKDAY SERVICES 
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 weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services.

SUNDAY SERVICE 
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. Bulletin.