Posts by Beckford Parish Office

Posts by Beckford Parish Office

Parish Service and Picnic at Shrine Mont

Sunday, July 29, 2018 We’ll have the picnic pavilion from 11am to 3pm. Our joint celebration of Holy Eucharist will be at the Shrine from noon until 12:45 pm. We will have a golf cart to help with transporting back and forth for the event. The picnic will be Pot Luck with hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by the men from the 8am Emmanuel service.  Mother Kathy and Elizabeth will bring their guitars and Barbara Strong will be accompanying us on…

Patience with the parking lot

The work on the new Woodstock town parking lot behind and south of Emmanuel Church is well underway. When it’s done, there will be a lovely pedestrian walkway from the parking lot along our boundary with the Presbyterian church. This will make it easy for us to use the town lot when there are special events at our church and also for anyone to use to it to get through to Court Street and North Main. During the construction period,…
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Job Posting: Parish Administrator (Part Time)

Our wonderful Mary Gibson has an opportunity to pursue a teaching career and will be with Beckford Parish only through the end of this month (July 2018). We wish her well but will miss her fiercely. The following job announcement is being disseminated. Please read and spread the word to anyone you know who might be a good candidate for this vital position on our parish staff.  Read below or click to download: Administrator Job Announcement  Part-Time Parish Administrator Historic Beckford…

Beckford Women’s Monthly Gathering Tonight

The Beckford Parish Women’s Group is getting together at the Spring House Tavern Inn in Woodstock this Friday Night (tonight, July 13, 2018!) at 6pm for a social half hour and ordering meals will start at 6:30. Hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact Joy Bauserman 540-459-9527. 
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Record Numbers Served at Emmanuel’s Table

They came and the Lord provided Tuesday morning (6/12/18) we were inundated before we had time to open the door  The staircase was lined well before 9 am, and a steady stream continued for the rest of the morning. We served 33 households representing 135 individuals. Four had never been to the Pantry before.  Fortunately, our shelves were fully stocked and multiple buckets lined the hallway with fresh produce.  By noon, buckets and shelves were almost bare.  Which is good!!  …

Organ Dedication Recital at Emmanuel June 10

Don’t miss this special event! Emmanuel Episcopal Church will sponsor a Dedication Recital featuring its new Makin Thirlmere Digital Organ on Sunday afternoon, June 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm at 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, VA. The organ was installed by R.A. Daffer Church Organs of Jessup, Maryland. Regionally renowned organist and conductor David Lang will perform. Mr. Lang will be joined by vocalists Laura Lazarevich and Kailey Pulos Hoang from Northern Virginia. Charlene Romano, adjunct professor of flute at…
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POSTPONED! WalkUnited’s Beckford Parish Mile – Join Us! May 19

This event has been postponed due to weather and forecast for May 19. We’ll provide updates as we get them. In memory of Carmen Schentrup TO UNIFY OUR COMMUNITY BY SPREADING KINDNESS IN MEMORY AND SUPPORT OF THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL – An 18 Mile Walk  Each of the first 17 miles will be in memory of a victim of the tragedy that took place in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.  Choose any or all of the…

VesperSingers Concerts This Weekend

“When the Spirit Says Sing” Our own Marty and Fred Hoerr and Lee Scharf will be singing in this special concert, performed twice this weekend. Free Will offering. Saturday, May 19, 2018 4pm Seventh-Day Adventist Church New Market, VA Sunday, May 20, 2018 4pm Reformation Lutheran Church New Market, VA    
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Madeline MacNeil Concert May 18 at St. Andrew’s

Madeline MacNeil, folk singer Hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer player, will present a concert at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – 5890 Main Street Mt. Jackson, VA  22842 on May 18th at 7 PM.  Bring your friends and family! Madeline MacNeil’s audiences hold their collective breath as the last notes of her songs drift into the tableau of stages large and mall. Since 1972, when she began performing in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, Madeline’s goal has always been to bring listeners into…

Emmanuel’s Table May 2018 Update

Word is spreading! May 1st Pantry activity saw 23 households representing 63, a new record! Of those, 5 households were first timers, confirmation that the work is well received and the word spreading.  Woodstock neighbors continue to lend helping hands: Family Promise donated (and delivered!) cases and cases of toilet paper,  dentist Sandra Drake donated two huge boxes of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss, Joe’s Steakhouse gave us emergency space in their freezer.  Several volunteers from other churches including a family of…
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St. Andrew’s Rummage Sale — First Call

Turn trash to treasure For those of you who are Spring cleaning, downsizing or just want to clear out the clutter, I have an idea for you!!!  If you are wondering what to do with the leftovers, you may consider donating those unwanted items to St. Andrew’s for the fall rummage sale held Saturday,  September 8th from 7am-12pm.  Please be mindful that items must be clean and in good working order.  Clothing will only be accepted the week of the rummage sale so we…
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UPDATE: Quilt Raffle Benefits Wellness Center Clinic

Quilt Raffle Drawing  Quilt Raffle Update The Churches of Beckford Parish Quilt Raffle raised $400.00 to the Matching Challenge by Holtzman Oil & Propane that gives Shenandoah County School a free Wellness Center Clinic.  Thank you to Susan Belyea for the donated quilt. The Episcopal Churches of Beckford Parish are having a Quilt Raffle to benefit the Matching Challenge by Holtzman Oil & Propane that gives Shenandoah County School a free Wellness Center Clinic.  Tickets are $5.00 each and the winner…