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Annual Meeting Sunday, January 22, 2023

Please join us in the parish hall immediately after the 11:15 service at Emmanuel and hear an update on all that’s going on in our church family: Rector’s report Treasurer’s report Stewardship report Ministries report — Food Pantry and GAP (Grandparents as Parents) Coffee and doughnuts will be served. We need your participation and look forward to this special time of fellowship. 

12/29/22 The Beckford Connection

NEW YEAR’S DAY LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICE 10 a.m. Emmanuel. Please note there are no other services on Sunday. The regular schedule resumes next week. 2022 GIVING TREE As you wrap up your Christmas shopping and donations, please keep in mind our Giving Tree. This year, we’re collecting donations for pet food to help families who come to Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry and are taking a collection to support Grandparents as Parents (GAP). Our furry friends are an important part…
Christmas manger scene

12/22/22 The Beckford Connection

CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY SERVICES All services stream on Facebook Live. Christmas Eve 5 p.m. Emmanuel 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Christmas Day 10 a.m. St. Andrew’s New Year’s Day, Lessons & Carols 10 a.m. Emmanuel A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM MOTHER KATHY Friends in Christ, Christmas Greetings! For most of us, the beloved symbols and traditions of this holy season of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany are at the heart of our Christmas preparations. Without them, it wouldn’t…

12/15/22 The Beckford Connection

DUE SUNDAY: 2022 CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS If you would like to dedicate Christmas flowers to a friend or loved one, please complete the form or email the names and who they are from to Melissa. The form/email needs to be completed and the money given to your church’s treasurer by this Sunday, Dec. 18. The flowers will decorate the sanctuaries on Christmas Eve at St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel. If you have any questions, please speak with Mother Kathy or Melissa. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT…

12/8/22 The Beckford Connection

EMMANUEL: POTLUCK COFFEE HOUR THIS SUNDAYAfter the 11:15 a.m. service this Sunday, December 11, there is a potluck coffee hour in the parish hall. It will be wonderful to enjoy fellowship with one another. Please bring a savory or sweet dish for approximately 12 people. All are welcome! 2022 CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS: DUE SOON If you would like to dedicate Christmas flowers to a friend or loved one, please complete THIS  form or email the names and who they are from to…

12/1/22 The Beckford Connection

2022 GIVING TREE This year, we’re collecting donations for pet food to help families who come to Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry and are taking a collection to support Grandparents as Parents (GAP). Our furry friends are an important part of our families and those experiencing food insecurity often are struggling to feed their furry family as well. In our area, there are few resources to get pet food, so Emmanuel’s Table has been stepping in to help fill this need.…

2022 Christmas Flower Dedications

If you would like to dedicate Christmas flowers to a friend or loved one, please complete  this  form or email the names and who they are from to Melissa. The form/email needs to be completed and the money given to your church’s treasurer by Sunday, Dec. 18. The flowers will decorate the sanctuaries on Christmas Eve at St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel. If you have any questions, please speak with Mother Kathy or Melissa.

2022 Giving Tree

2022 GIVING TREE This year, we’re collecting donations for pet food to help families who come to Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry and are taking a collection to support Grandparents as Parents (GAP). Our furry friends are an important part of our families and those experiencing food insecurity often are struggling to feed their furry family as well. In our area, there are few resources to get pet food, so Emmanuel’s Table has been stepping in to help fill this community…

11/24/22 The Beckford Connection

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord. (Psalm 92:1a)  Dear Friends in Christ, Thanksgiving is at the heart of our Christian life. In The  Book of Common Prayer, when we come together for Holy Eucharist, the second part of the service, we offer The Great Thanksgiving  (p. 361). Eucharist comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving. In the United States, the fourth Tuesday in November is set aside as a national day of Thanksgiving in observance of a tradition…

11/17/22 The Beckford Connection

MOUNT JACKSON THANKSGIVING SERVICE The traditional Mount Jackson Thanksgiving service is taking place at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Union Church in Mount Jackson. The worship service is happening for the first time since 2019, so is a special one. Please join in giving thanks for all our blessings. DAR FAMILY BIBLE PROJECT Let the Narrow Passage Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, help preserve the historical value of your family Bible while you wait. Members will photograph, transcribe and…
Fall trees Thanksgiving

11/10/22 The Beckford Connection

COOKIE & VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FOR LIGHT UP WOODSTOCK: COOKIES AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of plenty of cookies for the 2022 Light Up Woodstock event. Typically, we hand out at least 100 dozen. Cookies need to be dropped off at Emmanuel by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.  We also need volunteers to help set up, hand out cookies/drinks and clean up. We need folks to come at 4 p.m. to start set up. We anticipate that break down…