6/24/21 The Beckford Connection

6/24/21 The Beckford Connection

The new reader schedule is now available. If you’re unable to read as scheduled, please find a replacement then let Mother Kathy and Melissa know of the change.

Our prayer list can be found on our website. If you have folks you’d like added to the prayer list, please email their names to Melissa.

As we start in-person worship, you’re welcome to bring your pledge to the service or to continue to mail them.

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 


The pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you know of anyone experiencing food insecurity, please let them know they’re welcome to come to the pantry. More info is on our website. 

Shrine Mont is holding summer camps this year. While camps are currently full, if you have a child who is interested in attending you can contact Shrine Mont to have them added to the wait list. More info about camps is available on their website. If you have a child attending, please speak with Mother Kathy as scholarships may be available.


As Covid-related infection rates continue to fall in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Shenandoah County, we have revised guidelines for worship.

As of May 30, the following changes took effect for worship in Beckford Parish. The wearing of masks is optional with the exception of congregational singing (masks are to be worn for congregational singing). Although I am fully vaccinated, I will continue to wear a mask indoors, removing it only while actively leading worship and preaching. I strongly encourage others to do the same as many, including children who aren’t able, haven’t yet been vaccinated.

We continue to administer only bread for Holy Communion and use individual wafers instead of a common loaf or large wafer. For the time being, we are not gathering at the altar rail. I am administering Holy Communion from a ciborium into a communicant’s hands, making sure to sanitize my hands before the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer and before the administration of the Sacrament. There is no intinction (placing the host on someone’s tongue).

If you are singing, you must be wearing a mask.

Please continue to use every other pew, though social distancing guidelines are now relaxed, and one-way traffic is no longer necessary. 

You no longer need to make a reservation to attend any service. Please come and bring a friend!

We encourage all parishioners to receive a vaccination as they are able. 

Since we can use Prayer Books and Hymnals, we are using our usual bulletin format, but full service bulletins are available online.
These are challenging times, and we appreciate your faithful dedication. Continue to keep the Beckford Parish community and the nation in your prayers as we move forward.

Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom 

8 a.m. Emmanuel
9:15 a.m. St. Andrew’s and Facebook Live 
11:15 a.m. Emmanuel and Facebook Live 
The full bulletin is available on our website prior to the service.

All weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services when available.