Posts from December 2021

Posts from December 2021

12/30/21 The Beckford Connection

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM MOTHER KATHY In case you missed the message in last week’s The Beckford Connection, you can read it on our website. SERVER SCHEDULE: ACOLYTES NEEDED Starting in February, we’ll be including acolytes in the service schedule again. If you’d like to serve as an acolyte, please let Mother Kathy or Melissa know by Mon., Jan. 3. The reader schedule through January is available on our website and below. If you’re not able to read as scheduled, please find…

Christmas Eve & Day Services 2021

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas with Emmanuel and St. Andrew’s. Full bulletins are available here. All services will be streamed live on Facebook. Christmas Eve Services 5 p.m. at Emmanuel 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s   Christmas Day Service 10 a.m. at Emmanuel   Dec. 26 Lessons & Carols at St. Andrew’s at 10 a.m. (this is the only service that day)

A Christmas Message from Mother Kathy

Dear Beloved Church Family, Christmas is upon us, and our emotions range from ones of great joy and anticipation to anxiety and loneliness. I pray that each of us can focus on and find comfort in the baby Jesus who comes to save us, who comes as God’s gift to us. This past Sunday, we celebrated women in our Advent lectionary, the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s pronouncement of joy to Mary. We hunger for the kind of…

12/22/21 The Beckford Connection

Dear Beloved Church Family, Christmas is upon us, and our emotions range from ones of great joy and anticipation to anxiety and loneliness. I pray that each of us can focus on and find comfort in the baby Jesus who comes to save us, who comes as God’s gift to us. This past Sunday, we celebrated women in our Advent lectionary, the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s pronouncement of joy to Mary. We hunger for the kind of…

12/16/21 The Beckford Connection

URGENT! CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY SERVICES READERS NEEDED We are still in need of readers at Emmanuel for Christmas Eve and Day. Anyone from either church is welcome to read at the services. Times are 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. at on Christmas. We are set for St. Andrew’s. Please let Mother Kathy and Melissa know ASAP if you can read. READERS NEEDED FOR LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICE DEC. 26 We’re having a joint Lessons and Carols service at 10…

12/9/21 The Beckford Connection

ENDING SUNDAY: CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS If you would like to dedicate Christmas flowers in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, envelopes for donations are in the parish halls. Please be sure to include your information on the sheet or to email it to Melissa by Sun., Dec. 12. ENDING MONDAY: 2021 GIVING TREE  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We’re undertaking a special project for the Giving Tree this year by supporting W.W. Robinson Elementary…

12/2/21 The Beckford Connection

CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY SERVICES: VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDWe need readers for the Christmas Eve and day services. If you’d like to read, please let Mother Kathy or Melissa know by Sun., Dec. 12. Services times are 5 p.m. at Emmanuel, 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. at Emmanuel on Christmas. CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS If you would like to dedicate Christmas flowers in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, envelopes for donations are in…