Posts from October 2020

Posts from October 2020

10/29 Weekly Update

IT’S TIME TO FALL BACK: TIME CHANGE SUNDAY Remember to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night so you’re not wondering why Mother Kathy is starting the Sunday service an hour late.  ALL SAINTS’ DAY SERVICE NOV. 1 This Sunday is a special service, featuring parish kids as our readers and remembering the friends and loved ones who have died. EMMANUEL 2021 PLEDGES A quick reminder to send in your  2021 pledges for the…
All Saints Day Stained Glass Window

10/22 Weekly Update

ALL SAINTS’ DAY SERVICE NOV. 1 If you have a digital photo and/or name of a loved one who has passed that you would like included in the service, please send them to Melissa (beckfordparishoffice@gmail.com) by this Sunday, Oct. 25. The photos and names are going to be shared publicly, in case that impacts your decision of what to share. Parish kids are going to be our readers for the service. EMMANUEL 2021 PLEDGES A quick reminder to send in…

Meditation for the 20th Week after Pentecost

Resetting a Body of Broken Bones from The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop In New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton writes: “As long as we are on earth the love that unites us will bring us suffering by our very contact with one another, because this love is the resetting of a Body of broken bones….There are two things which [people]…can do about the pain of disunion with other [people].  They can love or they can hate.” Our country is…
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All Saints’ Day Service: Remembering Those Who Have Died

For the Sunday, Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day service we are creating a list of names along with digital photos of those who have died. Please send all digital photos and/or names to Melissa by this Sunday, Oct. 25, if you’d like them to be included. Photos and names are going to be shared publicly, in case that impacts your choice of whether to include them. Children of the parish are reading for the service.

Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry Wins Grant

Monday, October 12, we were blessed with a delivery from Food Lion. Their team delivered and unloaded two pallets of food, plus gave the pantry $800 in gift cards. The delivery was the result of our being awarded the Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover Restock after being nominated by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank coordinator. We are thankful for the food, which allowed us to give our clients access to foods we might not usually have. We’ll be…
Fall trees Thanksgiving

10/15 Weekly Update

REMINDER: FALL SHRINE MONT SERVICE We’re at Shrine Mont this Sunday for a special outdoor fall service, including Holy Eucharist and a marriage vow renewal. Since the won’t be a live streamed service, you’re invited to participate with the National Cathedral. For those coming for lunch: We need to pay ahead of time so ask that on that Sunday you bring a check in the amount of $14.75 per person made out to Emmanuel with “discretionary” in the memo. Checks…
Pinecones and Mushrooms meditation

Meditation for the 20th Week after Pentecost

Pinecones and Mushrooms from Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson   After the first couple of months of confinement, I started walking the length of the long drive at Roslyn a couple of times a day. You’d think that it would get boring, but the flora and fauna have drawn me in with Beatrix Potter-like glimpses into their habits and habitats. I peer into doorways in the hollows of tree trunks, and tiptoe past grand earthen entrances to underground cities surrounded by garlands of moss and violets that…
Fall trees Thanksgiving

10/8 Weekly Update

REMINDER: RSVPs DUE FOR SHRINE MONT SERVICE We’re at Shrine Mont again next weekend, Sunday, Oct. 18. Please be sure to RSVP by this Sunday, Oct. 11. If you’re coming on your own and prefer to not sit alone, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa. We have a few groups coming (including Mother Kathy for lunch) that you’re welcome to sit with. Here is info about safety requirements and how to RSVP.  For those coming for lunch: We need to…
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Reminder: Wednesday Bible Study

A quick reminder that tomorrow is the next session of the Bible study group with the Episcopal churches in our region. It is from 7 to 8 p.m. and our own Elizabeth Cottrell is leading online via Zoom. We would love for as many folks as possible to attend to support her. Simply click the link to join. If you haven’t been able to join the other sessions, that’s not an issue. You can jump in any Wednesday. If you have any questions,…

Meditation for the 18th Week after Pentecost

The Power of Prayer in the Wilderness of Cancer from Bishop Susan Goff The meditation I offer today in this time of division, uncertainty and daily change in our national life is personal. As I complete active cancer treatment, I reflect on the journey and offer my thanks to you for accompanying me in prayer. I pray that this reflection might be a support to you as you journey through every wilderness of this time.   It was a doctor…
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A Season of Prayer for an Election

New prayer initiative offered in advance of elections in the United States Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in A Season of Prayer: For an Election. This prayer novena—nine days of devotional prayers—calls upon God for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation. The season of prayer begins Tuesday, October 27, and continues through November 4, the day after the elections in the United States.…

Pet Blessing: Virtual and In-Person!

Virtual and In-person options! This year, our pets have been even more of a comfort and blessing to us than usual. We’ll be honoring them with three parish events: Saturday, October 10, 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel — Mother Kathy is going to be out at the parking lot for anyone who wishes to bring their pet for an in-person blessing, either drive by or out side the car socially distanced. (Please make sure all animals are properly leashed…
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