UPDATE FROM THE BISHOP’S OFFICE
An update from the Bishop’s office with guidelines regarding phased reopening is expected soon. Mother Kathy is going to send an email to everyone once she has information.
A statement from Mother Kathy regarding the tragic events of the last couple weeks has been shared on our website.
Though the camps have been cancelled, Shrine Mont has cottages available for summer rentals. Meals are going to be available using curbside pickup or served as usual, depending on what is safest at the time. Plus, all cottages have kitchens available for cooking. Please call Shrine Mont if you are interested.
Another fried chicken dinner is coming for July 11, if you missed last week’s. More info coming soon.
JUNE VESTRY MEETINGS
Vestry meetings are Monday, June 8, for Emmanuel and Tuesday, June 9, for St. Andrew’s. Both are at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Check your email for an email from Melissa with the Zoom links.
Every Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m., the kids of the parish are meeting up via Zoom to hang out together.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICE
Sunday I am leading a Morning Prayer service online at 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on Zoom. Next Sunday will be a Spiritual Communion service.
To join the service, click the Zoom link to join, the password is embedded. For Facebook Live, click the link to be taken to our Facebook page to view the live stream. A Zoom usher is allowing people into the service from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. when the service begins. If you try to join after that, you won’t be able to enter and will need to watch on Facebook Live.
The weekly bulletin is available on our website .
Mondays, 9 a.m. Morning prayer on Facebook Live
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Evening prayer on Facebook Live
Wednesdays, 12 p.m. Noonday prayer on Facebook Live
Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, invite your friends! Facebook Live
Nightly, 9 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom
All of the weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services.
DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
Virtual drop in office hours with Mother Kathy are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom. (If for some reason you aren’t able to get into the Zoom meeting, please send her an email.)
There’s no need to worry about privacy — Zoom has a waiting room to allow folks to enter one at a time so that you can meet with Mother Kathy privately. Or, if folks would like to meet as a group, that can be done as well.
Please continue to mail your checks directly to the church offices. Your generosity, especially during this difficult time, is greatly appreciated. If you prefer, you may use the online portal established through our diocesan office (available here) for electronic giving (be sure to mentions which church and the location in the memo).
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
CONTACTING MOTHER KATHY AND MELISSA
As directed by Bishop Goff, they are working from home. If you have a question, concerns or would like to check in with them, please email.
Mother Kathy observes the Sabbath Friday and Saturday while Melissa is off Thursday after 1:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While we may not reply immediately, we absolutely will get back to you.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
This week, Emmanuel’s Table fed 159 people (53 families). Next Tuesday, it is open at the usual time.
A giant THANK YOU to Barbara Kirkland from Emmanuel who has donated 300 masks to the food pantry for us to pass out to clients. That is quite an accomplishment!
For now, the prayer list can be found online (scroll to the bottom of the page). Melissa is updating it as names are added or removed so it stays current.
Mother Kathy offers prayers every day for our parishes and for all those for whom prayer has been asked. It is nice when we can offer those prayers with one another. If you would to pray with her for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing for yourself or a loved one, please reach out to her by email. you can set up a time to speak via phone or even via Zoom. Please continue to pray for Bishop Goff.