AUGUST VESTRY MEETINGS
Emmanuel vestry is meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. St. Andrew’s vestry is meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. A reminder with the link is going out the day before.
DIOCESAN SUNDAY SERVICE
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.
WEDNESDAY EVENING 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. We’ll send out more information as the time nears. This new group gives us an opportunity to continue our Bible study and be with others. Mother Kathy is leading the first session.
REMINDER TO MAIL PLEDGES
As summer sets in and folks get busy, we are experiencing a reduction in the number of pledges coming in. It’s easy to forget to mail them in with all that is going on. We’re very appreciative of all pledges, as without them we wouldn’t be able to keep the churches running or support our communities.
Checks can be mailed directly to the church offices. (We’re no longer using the Diocese electronic giving, but are looking into other possible electronic options. If one becomes available, we’ll let everyone know.)
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
ST. ANDREW’S RUMMAGE SALE
Given the current situation with COVID 19, it has been decided that the 2020 Rummage Sale won’t take place. However, we’re hoping to hold it in spring 2021 instead. So if you’re able, please hold onto any items until then.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
The pantry is open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to serve anyone from the community who is in need. It is also open August 25.
FACE MASKS AVAILABLE
Barbara Kirkland has generously donated masks she’s made for anyone who may need them. There are even children’s masks available. If you’re in need of masks and would like to arrange a pickup, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa. Thank you, Barbara!
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
For continued safety, we both continue to work from home. If you have a question, concerns or would like to check in with them, please email. (Mother Kathy and for Melissa). 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 SERVICE
Sunday service is online at 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on Zoom. Next Sunday is Spiritual Communion.
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 Sunday bulletin is on our website.
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.