Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

Advent at Home: A Companion Book

Dear friend,   Thank you for joining us for these holy weeks of Advent. We have adapted the booklet above to provide opportunities to worship at home, either by yourself or with your friends and family with whom you are sheltering in place. We invite you to prepare a space in your home to mark these days and celebrate the coming of Jesus. You will see this booklet is comprised of 5 stations, taking us weekly from the first Sunday…

11/26 Weekly Update

HAPPY THANKSGIVING For Thanksgiving this year, Mother Kathy shares a booklet of devotions, prayers, poems and a music playlist. It is adapted from a St. Thomas in Whitemarsh, PA, publication. We hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. You can download the booklet on our website. DECEMBER VESTRY MEETINGS St. Andrew’s is meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Emmanuel is meeting Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Melissa…

11/19 Weekly Update

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 226th ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA (Copied directly from an email from the Diocese) For the first time in 226 years, the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia gathered not in person, but online. More than 450 delegates attended the November 14 Convention via Zoom. The Convention was also broadcast simultaneously in Spanish and Korean allowing our Spanish- and Korean-speaking delegates to participate more fully.   Delegates to Convention have several responsibilities including the…

A Parish Christmas Project

A Historic Beckford Parish Christmas     Advent and Christmas are going to look a bit different this year. To make the season more festive and to bring us all together, we’re launching the Historic Beckford Parish Christmas Project.  A Historic Beckford Parish Christmas Booklet What makes Christmas special for you that you’d like to share with the church family? Maybe you have a delicious cookie recipe or a side that simply must be made for Christmas dinner every year. Is…

11/12 Weekly Update

SUNDAY SERVICE For Nov. 15, Bishop Goff is asking that everyone join in a Diocesan-wide service. Historic Beckford Parish is watching together on Zoom and Facebook at our usual time of 10:15 a.m. You can log in as usual. The bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website. GIVING TREE 2020 The annual Giving Tree is a bit different this year to accommodate safety precautions and challenges that Covid presents. With how hard this year has been, there are many families…

11/5 Weekly Update

GIVING TREE 2020 The annual Giving Tree is a bit different this year to accommodate safety precautions and challenges that Covid presents. With how hard this year has been, there are many families who need support in making sure the children have something under the Christmas tree to bring a smile to their faces. Instead of collecting specific gifts, we’re asking for anyone who would like to participate to send a monetary donation to Emmanuel (122 E. Court St., Woodstock…

Christmas Thank You Letter From GAP

Click the link below to read or download: GAP CHRISTMAS THANK YOU LETTER 2020 The summary at the end: “What I want to convey is that every penny goes to these GAP families in a variety of ways too numerous to mention. People share many, many different items and God is leading this group in ways I can’t even explain to you. But, we ARE doing the Lord’s business and we are helping those in magnificent need. I am working…
Dia de Muertos

Meditation for the 22nd Week after Pentecost

Who Will We Be On Wednesday? from Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson   Today is All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, a moment spent between the worlds, which feels eerily fitting, because Election Day is tomorrow. This week feels like we are careening from an unnerving present into an unknown and frightening future — whatever the outcome of the election. There are dire predictions everywhere — again, whatever the outcome. And there’s the distinct possibility that we will be stuck for a time in another,…