Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

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Join the Good Book Club starting April 12

Good Book Club to read the Gospel of Matthew during the season of Easter Forward Movement, with support from partners from around the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, will celebrate the season of Easter with a new round of the Good Book Club. Starting on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, and continuing through the Day of Pentecost, May 30, the Good Book Club features daily readings from the Gospel of Matthew. “What better time to dive into God’s Holy Word…
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Weekly Update 3/26

Dear Friends in Christ, On the weekly meeting with Bishop Goff, she advised us that in-person church worship suspension is further extended through May 8. This is a moving date that I expect may be pushed out further. Rest assured, we we will find ways to be together during this time.  I attended a meeting this week on conducting virtual Holy Week services. We absolutely are gathering to worship together virtually throughout Holy Week. Specific details are coming in next…
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Food Pantry Open Tues. 3/24

Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or when we run out). We are providing prepackaged bags of non-perishable food (no household items) to those in emergency need. When you arrive, please stay in your car. A volunteer comes to get your info. Groceries are placed behind your vehicle by a volunteer. Once they leave, quickly exit, load your car then leave so another car may enter. We appreciate your help with ensuring this runs…
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3/19/20 Weekly Update

Dear Friends in Christ, Tuesday afternoon, I met with Bishop Goff and other members of the clergy from across Virginia. Bishop Goff shared with us that all in person, physical worship is suspended until after Easter Sunday. Going forward, she is meeting with clergy weekly. The notes are posted sometime after on the Diocese website so that all within the Diocese (lay and ordained) may keep in touch with what’s happening. Bishop Goff has asked rectors to invite input and…
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3/16/20 UPDATE

Dear Emmanuel and St. Andrew’s family, As we are adjusting to a new situation, I wanted to provide you with a message to let you know what to expect for the foreseeable future. Communications Regular email updates are going out as new information becomes available. As I mentioned last week, the wardens, vestry, Melissa and I are in close contact to make sure the parish is cared for during this difficult time. At the end of each week, you’ll get…

Food Pantry UPDATE

Dear Friends, We understand that many of you are anxious about your food supply. Know that Emmanuel’s Table is keenly aware and want to do all we possibly can. Currently, we plan to be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or until we run out) Tuesday, March 17, for emergency provisions only. We are offering prepackaged bags, being handed out based on the number of people in the family. There are two volunteers, wearing gloves and practicing social distancing,…

URGENT Suspension of Church Services and Gatherings

UPDATE: All public Worship, events and use of church space by outside groups suspended through may 8 at least Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you may have seen in The Washington Post and elsewhere, Bishop Goff has directed all Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Virginia to suspend public worship and large gatherings until March 25. Before that date, she and her team will reevaluate the situation then provide us with further direction. This action is being taken…
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Update from Mother Kathy & Bishop Regarding COVID 19

An Update from Mother Kathy and the Bishop Regarding COVID 19 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray that you are well and peaceful in spirit.  Given the outbreak of COVID-19, certain precautions will be taken during our worship time together and adjustments to events may occur. In the words of Bishop Goff, “…as brothers and sisters in Christ, we are charged with safeguarding each other, particularly the most vulnerable.”  Bishop Goff has offered an update to her previous…
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Holy Week Services Schedule 2020

The schedule for 2020 Holy Week services is: Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday 8 and 11:15 a.m. at Emmanuel, 9:15 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Thursday, April 9: Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Friday, April 10: Good Friday 12 p.m. at St. Andrew’s, 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Saturday, April 11: Easter Vigil 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Sunday, April 12: Easter Day 8 and 11:15 a.m. at Emmanuel, 9:15 a.m. at St. Andrew’s ** Volunteers are needed to serve at…