2/25/21 The Beckford Connection

2/25/21 The Beckford Connection

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA
With the discontinuation of The Virginia Episcopalian magazine by the Diocese, folks are being encouraged to sign up to receive their revamped e-Communique. It will have the stories and info that helps keep the Diocese connected, without the heavy cost that is incurred with creating and shipping print publications or the lag in getting information out. When you sign up, you’ll get the monthly email plus announcements direct from the Bishop. You can sign up on the Diocese website.

HELPING IN THE SOURTHERN STATES AFTER THE STORM
Winter storms with Arctic temperatures and weather hammered areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma with conditions most residents have not seen in their lifetime. Snow, ice, and plummeted temperatures caused massive power outages for several days with devastating impacts on pipes, water supply, grocery supply, and so much more. As always, those living on the edge are suffering more than others. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with their partners to provide relief and support to those impacted by this historic storm. For every donation made up to $250, Mother Kathy is matching it personally and through the discretionary fund. For example, if you donate $50, your donation becomes $150 through her matching campaign. If you donate, please let her know so she can send the match to Episcopal Relief. Donations can be made directly to them online and are tax deductible.

2021 PARISH DIRECTORY
If you have an update to your information in the directory, please let Melissa know of the changes via email by Thursday, March 18.

LENTEN RESOURCE
This spiritually though-provoking video series featuring Greg Pope was introduced to us by Alan Spear. It comes from a parish in Jasper, GA. Thanks for sharing, Alan.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
All services are live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. Readers are needed for these services (we are set for Easter now). If you’d like to volunteer, please let Melissa know.

Sunday, March 28, 10:15 a.m.
Palm Sunday Service includes the Liturgy of the Palms and Passion.

Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 2, 12 p.m.
Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Great Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 4, 10:15 a.m.
Easter Sunday Service

WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES
Every Wednesday at noon throughout Lent the churches in Woodstock are coming together for their annual community services. The last service is March 31. Please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for this special time together with our community. If you miss the services, videos are available on our website.

ANNUAL REPORTS
In case you missed the meetings, the annual reports are available on our website. 

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

PLEDGES
Thank you for sending in your pledges! Without your support we wouldn’t be able to serve one another and the community or 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 

SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Bible study with the other Episcopal churches in our region is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom.  Whether you’ve been able to come to other sessions or it’s your first time, you’re welcome to come. If you have any questions, please let Mother Kathy know.

EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
The pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesdays. In March is it open the 9th and 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you know of anyone who is in need of food, please send them over. Our wonderful volunteers are always happy to serve new folks. Find out more. In case of inclement weather, if the schools close the pantry closes as well.

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.

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

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

SUNDAY SERVICE 
Sunday’s Spiritual Communion 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.  Sunday’s bulletin: Download