Posts from November 2021

Posts from November 2021

Advent and Christmastide Booklet

Slow down. Quiet. It’s Advent. Advent is here. We joyfully await the fulfillment of God in the birth of Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining us for these 27 days to make room for Jesus in your heart. It’s time to slow down and to watch for miracles. It’s time to take some time for quiet and wait for the birth of the Messiah. It’s time to wonder at the unfailing light and love of God. This booklet lists or…

11/25/21 Beckford Connection

HAPPY THANKSGIVING For Thanksgiving this year, Mother Kathy who like to share the booklet of devotions, prayers, poems and a music playlist from last year. It was 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.  2021 Giving Tree We’re undertaking a special project for the Giving Tree this year! W.W. Robinson Elementary has a few programs that aren’t widely advertised and are in need…

2021 Emmanuel Giving Tree

2021 EMMANUEL TREE We’re undertaking a special project for the Giving Tree this year! W.W. Robinson Elementary has a few programs that aren’t widely advertised and are in need of support — Admin, counselors and the nurses keep clothes, outerwear, socks and undergarments on hand to quietly give to students who they notice may not have weather-appropriate clothing, no outerwear, have a need for clothing due to personal reasons, or to students who become ill or have accidents so that…

Thanksgiving Prayer Booklet

For Thanksgiving this year, Mother Kathy who like to share the booklet of devotions, prayers, poems and a music playlist from last year. It was 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.     

11/18/21 The Beckford Connection

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE You’re invited this Sunday, Nov. 21, to  St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church on 7103 S. Middle Road in Mt. Jackson at 7 p.m. for a Community Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Mt. Jackson Ministerium. COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICES Wednesdays throughout Advent the Woodstock Ministerium is hosting Community Advent Services at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock at 12 p.m. Mother Kathy is leading the Dec. 1 service. Dec. 8, 15 and 22 are the other service dates.  As long as…

11/11/21 The Beckford Connection

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…

Saints: “I mean to be one too”

Bishop Porter Taylor’s Meditation for All Saints Day Saints: “I mean to be one too” Who are the people who saved your life? When you think of the turns your life has taken – the times when you could have gone one way or another  – who helped you find your way? Let me ask this in another way. When you think of situations that you don’t think you can handle, when you need to ask for help, what faces come…

11/4/21 The Beckford Connection

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…