EASTER SERVICE AT SHRINE MONT
We are excited to announce that Historic Beckford Parish is having an 11 a.m. Easter Sunday service outdoors at Shrine Mont! Given we have a maximum number of people we can have there, we’re asking everyone to register by Wednesday, April 1. We’ll be using the lower pavilion, which is more accessible.
With respect to safety requirements, everyone must wear a mask the entire time (even outdoors) and social distance. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to have a Coffee Hour after.
For those unable to attend, we’ll have an online service available. If you have questions, please email Mother Kathy and/or Melissa.
EASTER BAG PICKUP
We have put together Easter bags for parishioners to pickup at Emmanuel or St. Andrew’s during Holy Week or at the Shrine Mont Easter service. Bags include a variety of Easter treats, including prayers for at home worship, a coloring booklet and surprises.
Parishioners may pickup from either church. If you need them delivered, please contact Mother Kathy.
Monday, March 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 5 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPRING FORWARD THIS SUNDAY
Clocks spring forward an hour this Sunday, March 14.
2021 PARISH DIRECTORY: UPDATES DUE NEXT WEEK
If you have an update to your information in the directory, please let Melissa know of the changes via email by Thursday, March 18
HAM DONATION DRIVE FOR FOOD PANTRY AND GAP
In celebration of Easter, we are providing some hams to Emmanuel’s Table and GAP. We’re taking monetary donations for this effort over the next few weeks. If you’d like to help, you can mail a check made out to Emmanuel with a note that it’s for hams directly to Emmanuel (122 E. Court St., Woodstock VA 226640).
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are seeking a volunteer (or two) who can devote approximately eight hours a month to taking inventory, ordering and determining what to place in pre-packaged bags. If you’re a detail-oriented person who is comfortable with computers and loves to be part of a team, we’d love to speak with you about volunteering.
Volunteers are required to wear a mask and social distance and must be 18 or older for this particular position.
If you’re interested or would like more information, please contact Mother Kathy. If you know someone who is interested, please pass along this info.
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 up on the Diocese website.
This spiritually though-provoking video series featuring Greg Pope was introduced to us by Alan Spear. It comes from a parish in Jasper, GA. Thanks for sharing, Alan.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
All services are live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Readers are needed for the Easter Vigil Service. 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. (online) 11 a.m. (Shrine Mont)
See above for more info
WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES
Every Wednesday at noon throughout Lent the churches in Woodstock are coming together for their annual community services. The last service is March 31. Please join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for this special time together with our community. If you miss the services, videos are available on our website.
NEW READER SCHEDULE
The reader schedule for April through June (minus Holy Week) is available on our website. It is also at the end of this email. The current schedule is available there as well.
Thank you for sending in your pledges! Without your support we wouldn’t be able to serve one another and the community or keep the churches operational.
You can mail current or past month’s pledges directly to the church offices.
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH 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.
MEETING WITH MOTHER KATHY
If you’d like to meet in person with Mother Kathy, please email her. She will set up a time to meet with you, social distancing, at her office at St. Andrew’s.
The prayer list can be found on our website. If you have any names to add or remove, please email Melissa.