Shrine Mont is open again for dining in or take out. Their usual menu is available. All tables are situated 6 feet apart for proper social distancing or if you prefer, you can get your meal to go and have a picnic on the grounds. Shrine Mont asks that you call ahead to make a reservation. For more info, you can call 540-856-2141.
REMINDER: WORSHIP SURVEY AVAILABLE
Below are links to a survey about outdoor and indoor worship. Please take the opportunity to pray about your answers then respond so that we can get the best picture of how folks are feeling. The survey is open until Friday, Sept. 4. If you prefer to answer on paper, please print it and then mail to Mother Kathy at Emmanuel’s address: 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, VA, 22664. Another survey regarding online worship is coming in the near future.
DIOCESAN SUNDAY SERVICE AND MOTHER KATHY’S VACATION
The Sunday before Labor Day (Sept. 6) the churches in the Diocese of Virginia are coming together for an online service instead of having our usual individual services. More information is coming soon.
Following the pastoral directive that clergy needs to take their vacations, Mother Kathy is going to be taking her annual excursion to the Jersey Shore from Sept. 11 to 19. Please keep an eye out for information regarding services that week.
COMING SOON: SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Starting September 9, the Southern Shenandoah Region (Episcopal churches in Stanley, Harrisonburg, Mt. Jackson, Woodstock and Luray) is having an online bible study each Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. The first session is being led by Mother Kathy. You can join online via Zoom. This new group allows us to get together with others in our own parish and ones nearby so we can build community while continuing our study. If you have any question, please let Mother Kathy know.
Thank you for sending in your pledges! For anyone who may have forgotten (which is understandable given how busy the summer months are), there’s still time to send it in. We continue to experience a reduction in the number we’re receiving. Without pledges, we wouldn’t be able to keep the churches running or community supporting going. You can mail them in at any time directly to the church offices. (We’re no longer using the Diocese electronic giving.)
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
Virtual drop in office hours with Mother Kathy are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 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.
226th ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION MOVES ONLINE
Our Annual Diocesan Convention, originally scheduled for November 12-14 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, is moving online. Anticipating that it will not be safe or wise to gather more than 600 people in a hotel ballroom across three days this fall, there will be a one-day virtual convention instead on Saturday, November 14.
CONTACTING MOTHER KATHY AND MELISSA
Due to the need for continued caution, we both continue to work from home. If you have a question, concerns or would like to check in with them, please email. Also, please do call Mother Kathy on her cell (we know it says for emergencies, but during this time it’s the best way to reach her. The number is in the directory).
Mother Kathy generally observes the Sabbath on 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.
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.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER
Sunday service is online at 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on Zoom. Next Sunday is 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.
Mondays, 9 a.m. Morning prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Evening prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Fridays, 8 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, followed by Compline Facebook Live
Sunday through Thursday, 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.