Posts from October 2021

Posts from October 2021

Fall trees Thanksgiving

10/28/21 The Beckford Connection

NAMES DUE MONDAY MORNING FOR ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY SERVICE NOV. 7 If you have a friend or loved one who has died who you would like to have remembered on All Saints’ Sunday, please send their name via email to Melissa or drop the name(s) into the offering plate by the morning of Mon., Nov. 1, for the Sun., Nov. 7 services. LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We’re taking part in Light Up Woodstock this year by setting out individually…

Light Up Woodstock: Volunteers Needed

LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We’re taking part in Light Up Woodstock this year by setting out individually wrapped cookies on tables at the sidewalk out front of Emmanuel. We won’t be doing hot chocolate this year due to COVID. VOLUNTEERS FOR SET UP/TEAR DOWN We’re in need of some volunteers to set up the table, set out the cookies then bring everything in after. BAKERS/COOKIE BAGGERS We also need folks to bake cookies then place each in an individual snack…

10/21/21 The Beckford Connection

“As Christians, we are commanded to embrace Sabbath. Walter Brueggemann, the Hebrew Bible scholar, writes “the observance [of the Sabbath] is an act of resistance against having one’s life defined by one’s productivity…. Sabbath is not merely rest from work, but a day to renounce autonomy and self-sufficiency.”  ~ Bishop Porter Taylor SERVICE AT SHRINE MONT Thank you to everyone who attended the service at Shrine Mont last Sunday. Here are a couple photos, the first two are by Rod Shepherd and the…
Pinecones and Mushrooms meditation

10/14/21 The Beckford Connection

“However, this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. I fear becoming a Miniver Cheevy (remember your high school English) who mourned over the life he could not live as a medieval knight instead of living the life given to him in the present moment. I am trying not to lament what didn’t happen during COVID nor fear what might happen in the future. Instead, I am praying to be like the voice of…
Halloween images

Halloween on Court Square

All the little ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches, princess, super heroes, pumpkins — you get the picture — are invited to stop by Emmanuel for a Halloween treat bag from Emmanuel and St. Andrew’s during Woodstock’s Halloween on Court Square event from 11 a.m. until the goodies run out!
Fall trees Thanksgiving

10/7/21 The Beckford Connection

“When we follow Christ’s script, we are tied tight to the foundation; the Church and the world are healthy. When we stray from that script, all hell breaks loose, in the Church and in the world.” ~ Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson OCTOBER SERVICE AT SHRINE MONT Sunday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. we’ll be having a joint service at Shrine Mont in the lower pavilion. We’ll be asking folks to wear masks and practice social distancing. If you have any questions,…