“Stories are the song of the world, sung in the language of life.”
~ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
NEW SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK POLICY
Given the trends in the county infection rate, the Delta variant, CDC guidance and other pertinent information, everyone is required to wear masks at services, no matter vaccination status. We are also asking folks to maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times, including skipping every other pew.
Our goal is to keep one another as safe as we possibly can. We are very concerned about the continued high rates of infection and transmission in ShenCo, combined with a low vaccination rate, and are monitoring the situation very closely. We urge everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated. Please keep an eye on our website and your email in case important updates need to be shared.
UPDATE ON THE CANCELLED ST. ANDREW’S RUMMAGE SALE
We’re sorry to announce that we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Annual St. Andrew’s Rummage Sale on Aug. 28. We appreciate all your support. This Sunday, Aug. 22, the donations we’ve received so far are going to be set out after the Sunday service for parishioners to look through. Nothing is priced, please make a donation you think is appropriate for any items you select. Anything left is going to be saved for our next sale, except in the case of books and clothes which we’re donating to another local charity. If you have items you cleared out to donate, please considering holding them or donating them to SEARCH in Mt. Jackson or the Woodstock Clothes Closet.
WEDNESDAY HEALING EUCHARIST
Each Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Emmanuel.
URGENT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
We’re in great need of volunteers to assist with ordering, inventory and to help Tillie with volunteer recruitment/scheduling. If you know anyone who may be interested in helping, please have them contact Mother Kathy ASAP.
As Barbara Kirkland says, “As the Body of Christ, our congregation is directed to ‘welcome the stranger, feed the hungry’ and twice a month we do this in Christ’s name asking only, ‘how many are in your family?’ Emmanuel’s Table is a way for us to BE the church, rather than just go to church. When you support us with your time, (sic) you are there with us as the face of Christ in the world.”
Volunteers are needed the Monday and Tuesday of pantry weeks. If you’re able to help, please contact Tillie for more details. The pantry is open in August on the second and fourth Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Aug. 10 and 24). If you know of anyone in need of food, please send them over. More info.
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.
You’re welcome to bring your pledge to Sunday service or continue to mail it to the church.
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
Please see the note about masks above.
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 (as technology permits)
11:15 a.m. Emmanuel and Facebook Live (as technology permits)
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.
If you’re unable to read as scheduled, please find a replacement then let Mother Kathy and Melissa know of the change.