A number of people in the parish, including Mother Kathy, have been diagnosed with COVID in the last couple weeks. Given the highly contagious new variants, folks are encouraged to wear masks during all church services and activities when others are present.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
We are still actively searching for adult volunteers for the following tasks: 1. Ordering and inventory 2. Client information input 3. Assisting volunteers. We’re also looking for other dedicated volunteers, including teens, who are able to help unload deliveries, stock shelves, pack bags and carry them up for clients. If you know of anyone who may be interested, or would like more information, please have them speak with Mother Kathy.
Emmanuel’s Table is open every second and fourth Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The next dates are July 26, August 9 and 23. We anticipate a delivery this Monday so anyone who is available to help unload, it would be much appreciated. Please call Mother Kathy that morning to find out the time. It’s typically between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
VESTMENTS FOR NEWLY ELECTED BISHOP
The Episcopal Church Women have a wonderful tradition in this diocese of providing some of the vestments for newly elected bishops. On June 4th, the Diocese of Virginia elected The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson as our 14th Diocesan Bishop. The ECW hopes you will support them by contributing to this fund. The consecration will occur on December 3, 2022, in Richmond.
Please print out and include this form, as requested by ECW, with your donation. The form includes information on where to send donations as well.
HELPING AREA HOMELESS: A MESSAGE FROM KATHERINE MORRISON
In May 2022, Shenandoah County home prices were up 25.9% compared to this same time last year, selling after only 28 days on the market. Landlords are seizing the day and selling properties at record speed. Oftentimes these are properties they have owned for decades, housing long-term tenants who have faithfully paid what is considered to be “fair market rent” for their home. Tenants who are now suddenly homeless.
You can help 10 of these families, all with children, who are currently housed in homes provided by Family Promise of Shenandoah County. Your donation of items including shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and laundry detergent will help them stretch their limited budget and prepare to rent longer term housing.
Katherine Morrison will put a box in the Emmanuel fellowship hall to collect any items you are willing to donate.
EMMANUEL ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to dedicate altar flowers in memory or honor of a friend, loved one of special occasion, you’re welcome to do so. Your dedication is included in the bulletin for two weeks. Flowers are $60 and are ordered by the church. If you are interested in doing this, please email Melissa to make arrangements.
One of the greatest gifts we have to offer each other as a parish family is our prayers for ourselves, our families and our loved ones. You’re invited to sit with your parish directory and each day, lift up a section or page of names a day. Let’s continuously hold each other in prayer. Let us pray: God of grace and comfort, enfold our parish-members, family and friends with your mercy. Strengthen each one with a shield of faith and enable them to accept what is to come, heal them and bear their pain, keep them in peace, and fix their hearts on you through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
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.
Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom
12 p.m. at Emmanuel
All weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services, when available.