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. (This is with the caveat that the ShenCo COVID infection rate stays below the level required by the Diocese of Virginia for in-person outdoor worship. Should we be at or above that number, Shine Mont won’t be possible.)
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 STARTS MONDAY
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. As you color the coloring booklet, we’d love to have photos to share with everyone. You can email them directly to Melissa to include in The Beckford Connection and/or on Facebook. If you’d rather not have your name included with it, let Melissa know.
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.
HAM DONATION DRIVE FOR FOOD PANTRY AND GAP
With all the extremely generous donations, we were able to purchase 70 hams for the food pantry and GAP. Thank you for helping to support our community!
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.
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
Great Easter Vigil available to view on Facebook
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.
FRIED CHICKEN AT SHRINE MONT
Shrine Mont is offering their preorder, carry out fried chicken lunch again Sunday, April 11.
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.
Sunday’s Spiritual Communion service is at 10:15 a.m. live on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by Coffee Hour on Zoom. Our Zoom usher is letting people into the service starting at about 9:45 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. You’ll still be able to watch on Facebook Live after that time if you’re running late.