Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

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The Negro Spiritual: Songs of Faith

A Brief History “Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This stolen race was deprived of their languages, families, and cultures; yet, their masters could not take away their music. “Over the years, these slaves and their descendants adopted Christianity, the religion of their masters. They re-shaped it into a deeply personal way of dealing with the oppression of their enslavement. Their songs, which were…
Sticky Notes for News

2/25/21 The Beckford Connection

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA With the discontinuation of The Virginia Episcopalian magazine by the Diocese, folks are being encouraged to sign up to receive their revamped e-Communique. It will have the stories and info that helps keep the Diocese connected, without the heavy cost that is incurred with creating and shipping print publications or the lag in getting information out. When you sign up, you’ll get the monthly email plus announcements direct from the Bishop. You can sign…
Cold Weather Emergency Fund, ERD

Helping States after the Storm

Winter storms with Arctic temperatures and weather hammered areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma with conditions most residents have not seen in their lifetime. Snow, ice, and plummeting temperatures caused massive power outages for several days with devastating impacts on pipes, water supply, grocery supply, and so much more. As always, those living on the edge are suffering more than others. The Episcopal Relief and Development does a good job identifying and meeting emergency needs. If you’re able, please consider…

Community Lenten Services

WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES Every Wednesday at noon throughout Lent the churches in Woodstock are coming together for their annual community services. The services begin Wednesday, February 24, with Mother Kathy leading. Please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for this special time together with our community.  Feb. 24 Bulletin
Bulletin Board Pinned Notes

2/18/21 The Beckford Connection

2021 PARISH DIRECTORY If you have an update to your information in the directory, please let Melissa know of the changes via email by Thursday, March 18. HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES All services are live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. Readers are needed for these services (we need additional for Palm Sunday). If you’d like to volunteer, please let Melissa know.  Sunday, March 28, 10:15 a.m. Palm Sunday Service includes the Liturgy of the Palms and Passion. Thursday, April…
Sermons: Word of God

Weekly Wednesday Bible Study

Bible study with the other Episcopal churches in our region is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. online via Zoom.  Whether you’ve been able to come to other sessions or it’s your first time, you’re welcome to come.  If you have any questions, please let Mother Kathy know.

Ash Wednesday Service

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for an Ash Wednesday service. Should there be technical difficulties, a link to a service from another church in our region will be posted on Facebook. Bulletin

2/11/21 The Beckford Connection

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE Next Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for an Ash Wednesday service. HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES All services are live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. Readers are needed for these services (we need additional for Palm Sunday). If you’d like to volunteer, please let Melissa know.  Sunday, March 28, 10:15 a.m. Palm Sunday Service includes the Liturgy of the Palms and Passion. Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m.…

Holy Week & Easter Services 2021

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES All services are live streamed via and Facebook Live. Readers are needed for these services (we need additional for Palm Sunday). If you’d like to volunteer, please let Melissa know.  Sunday, March 28, 10:15 a.m. Palm Sunday Service includes the Liturgy of the Palms and Passion. Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Friday, April 2, 12 p.m. Good Friday Service Saturday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. Great Easter Vigil Sunday, April 4, 10:15 a.m. Easter Sunday Service
Bulletin Board Pinned Notes

2/4/21 The Beckford Connection

ANNUAL REPORTS In case you missed the meetings, the annual reports are available on our website.  NEW READER SCHEDULE The new reader schedule for January through March is now available on our website.  It is also at the end of this email. CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED The offices are closed Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents’ Day. EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD The pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesdays, which this month is February 9 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In…