Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

Bulletin Board Pinned Notes

Weekly Update 4/30

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Yesterday, I was on the weekly Bishops’ call with clergy. Bishop Goff was expressing the need for both the Diocese and churches in the Diocese to begin planning for and envisioning what a return to in-person worship might look like for churches. She acknowledged that there will not be a “one-size fits all” as the space constraints of churches vary widely. I, along with our wardens, am starting to assess what an appropriate re-opening plan would…
Musician's Corner

Hymns as Prayers [Musician’s Corner]

The hymns we sing on Sunday mornings can also be read as prayers written during times of sorrow, distress, thanksgiving, joy, and celebration. This week we will be looking at two hymns by Henry F. Lyte: “Abide with Me” and “Praise My Soul the King of Heaven.” The Reverend Henry Lyte Reverend Henry Lyte, was the vicar of Lower Brixham, Devonshire, England, for twenty-three years. On September 4, 1847, he delivered his last sermon and was preparing to leave for…
Musician's Corner

Introducing Musician’s Corner

How fortunate we are to have Wilson Troxell as our organist. Wilson has offered to share his knowledge of the music from our liturgy and church history in a series of posts we’re calling Musician’s Corner. We hope it will inform and enrich your worship experience. As we add to this collection of articles, you can find them on the new section of our website, which is listed under “Leadership” in the drop down menu at the top of the…
What's Up In Beckford Parish?

Weekly Update 4/23

Dear St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel family, The weekly bulletin is available each week on our website so during the Sunday service you can easily follow along. I would love for everyone to download and use it as it does take a good amount of time to put together and post. It is absolutely safe to download as it is coming directly from us. SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICE 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on…
Bulletin Board with announcements

Weekly Update 4/16

Dear St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel family, FROM BISHOP GOFF There is not any new information to share from Bishop Goff this week. For the moment, we seem to have reached a new “normal” (nothing about this is normal of course) and things are no longer changing as quickly. I hope you enjoyed the Easter service with the National Cathedral. It is a testament to the fact that we, ourselves, are the church. Despite the difficulties around us, we’re able to…

2020 Directory

The new 2020 directory is here! Since the physical office is closed, it is available electronically with print versions to come later. The file is password protected to ensure everyone’s privacy. (The password was sent out to parishioners in the Weekly Update email. If you didn’t get the email and need the password, please email Melissa.)

Weekly Update 4/9

Easter greetings to everyone! FROM BISHOP GOFF During this week’s meeting with Bishop Goff and her staff, she reminded us to make sure we are all taking time to “pray and play” in this new rhythm of life. She emphasized the importance of wearing a mask if you must go out and, above all, to STAY HOME. It is simply not safe for people to be moving around as much as they are. We are called at this time to make this…

Holy Week Service Schedule

Holy Week Service Booklet A note on using Zoom: Because of concerns with Zoom, we will not be recording any of the services we do, passwords are required, and we will be aware of who is joining us for the services – often admitting people as they request. Therefore, if you do not get our weekly emails, and would like to join us via Zoom for our services, please email Melissa, our parish administrator, directly or via the contact us tab…