Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

9/10 Weekly Update

  FALL SERVICES AT SHRINE MONT As announced in an email sent out Tuesday, this fall we’re having two Sunday services at Shrine Mont! Please read the email for info and how to RSVP. (RSVPs for Sept. 27 are due by this Sunday, Sept. 20. RSVPs for Oct. 18 are due by Sunday, Oct. 11.) If you have any questions, let Mother Kathy or Melissa know so we can help. MOTHER KATHY’S VACATION Following the pastoral directive that clergy needs to…
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9/3 Weekly Update

WORSHIP SURVEY CLOSES FRIDAY (NOW CLOSED) Please take the opportunity to pray about your answers then respond so that we can get the best picture of how folks are feeling. The survey is closing this Friday, so if you haven’t, please take a moment to let us know your thoughts. If you prefer to answer on paper, please print it and then mail to Mother Kathy at Emmanuel’s address: 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, VA, 22664. Another survey regarding online…

Christian Education Opportunity (and it’s free!)

It’s Not Sunday School! Brought to you by Forward Movement and ChurchNext TV. COURSE SUMMARY Join us each week for a free intergenerational online Christian learning adventure! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COURSE DESCRIPTION Even if we can’t physically worship and learn together, we can still draw closer to Jesus Christ. That’s the aim of a new learning experience called “This is NOT Sunday School.” This free, weekly online resource is intergenerational, making it a perfect tool for families and people…

Meditation: Inhabiting This Time

When we figured out that we would not gather again as congregations for Easter because of COVID, we were stunned, and sad, and a little overwhelmed, but we figured we’d be back by summer. Now we know that this is not a short interruption, but seismic disruption of our common life. When the world falls apart and we the life we know suddenly disappears, our natural response is lament. When Nebuchadnezzar’s army tore down Solomon’s Temple and flattened Jerusalem, hauling…