Next Sunday, Sept. 27, we’re heading to Shrine Mont for Sunday service! If you can’t make it, we’ll be there again for the Oct. 18 service. Please read this info about dates, times, safety requirements and how to RSVP. (RSVPs for Sept. 27 are due by this Sunday, Sept. 20. RSVPs for Oct. 18 are due by Sunday, Oct. 11.)If you have any questions, let Mother Kathy or Melissa know.
MOTHER KATHY’S VACATION
Following the pastoral directive that clergy needs to take their vacations, Mother Kathy is on her annual excursion to the Jersey Shore. She’ll be back for Sunday’s service. While she’s gone, compline is following the usual schedule. You’re welcome to join via Zoom so folks can enjoy each other’s company. The usual schedule resumes when she returns.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact her or one of the Senior Wardens.
SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Every Wednesday, the Episcopal churches in Stanley, Harrisonburg, Mt. Jackson, Woodstock and Luray are having an online Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. You can join online via Zoom. This 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.
SEPTEMBER VESTRY MEETINGS: NEXT WEEK
The September vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 (Emmanuel) and Tuesday, Sept. 22 (St. Andrew’s) on Zoom.
For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to send in their August pledge or would like to get ahead for September, you can mail them directly to the church offices. Your pledges are very appreciated as they’re what allow us to keep the churches operating and our community supports going out to those in need.
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
SHRINE MONT DINING
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.
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.)
FAMILY PROMISE FUNDRAISER
Family Promise is holding a Night Without a Bed fundraiser to support homeless children and families. The virtual event is being held Sept. 21 to Oct. 12. Find out more about how you can help.
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. Melissa is updating it as names are added or removed so it stays current.