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7/9 Weekly Update

JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. FACE MASKS AVAILABLE Barbara Kirkland has generously donated masks she’s made for anyone who may need them. If you’re in need of masks and would like to arrange a pickup, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa. Thank you, Barbara! ST. ANDREW’S RUMMAGE SALE  Given the current…

Weekly Update 7/2

  HAPPY 4th OF JULY However you choose to celebrate our nation’s independence this Saturday, may your day be happy, festive and safe. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. FACE MASKS AVAILABLE Barbara Kirkland has generously donated masks she’s made for anyone who may need them. If you’re in need of masks…
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Weekly Update 6/25

ST. ANDREW’S LANDSCAPING UPDATE A big thank you to Ros Poplar and Carolyn Wilson for heading up the St. Andrew’s landscaping refresh. It looks beautiful! Your time and efforts are sincerely appreciated. Here are a couple photos from Neil Fadely for everyone to enjoy. JULY VESTRY MEETINGS July vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, for Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, for St. Andrew’s. Both are via Zoom; Melissa is sending the links out. REMINDER: COVID 19…
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Weekly Update 6/18

REMINDER: COVID 19 UPDATE LETTER TO PARISH Mother Kathy and the vestries have discussed the status of reopening the buildings to meet in person. To keep everyone up to date, she shared an update letter last week. The letter is also available on our website.    EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY UPDATE For June and July, the pantry is open every other week on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (June 30, July 14 and July 30). More information about August is coming the…
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Weekly Update 6/11

COVID 19 UPDATE LETTER TO PARISH Mother Kathy and the vestries have discussed the status of reopening the buildings to meet in person. To keep everyone up to date, she has written a parish letter to address the most current information. The letter is also available on our website.    SHRINE MONT As a reminder, for safety and logistical reasons we are foregoing the annual Shrine Mont picnic this July. It’s a tradition we’ll all miss. Though the camps have been cancelled, Shrine Mont has cottages…
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6/4 Weekly Update

UPDATE FROM THE BISHOP’S OFFICE An update from the Bishop’s office with guidelines regarding phased reopening is expected soon. Mother Kathy is going to send an email to everyone once she has information.  STATEMENT  A statement from Mother Kathy regarding the tragic events of the last couple weeks has been shared on our website.  SHRINE MONT Though the camps have been cancelled, Shrine Mont has cottages available for summer rentals. Meals are going to be available using curbside pickup or served as…
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We Must Bear Witness to Truth and Love

More than one pandemic May 31, 2020 Much of the country is coming out of the lockdown of the last several months. We are still in the midst of a pandemic that ravages our community. Some are fighting about whether we should be required to wear masks in public places. It’s not particularly peaceful. But coronavirus isn’t the only pandemic we face in our world. We are experiencing the continuing and ongoing pandemic of systemic racism playing out across our…
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5/28 Weekly Update

To the Beloved Parish Family, Many of you, like me, might be interested in your genealogical roots. During this time of stay-at-home orders, I have been more careful about taking my Friday off and have spent some additional time researching my ancestry with some recent successes. (I finally have located the death certificate for one of my maternal great-grandmothers – 102 years after her death). Genealogy satisfies basic human curiosity for some of us –- it’s a curiosity that I…
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Weekly Update 5/21

To the Beloved Parish Family, As our fast from in-person worship continues, many Episcopalians are experiencing the longest absence of the Eucharist we’ve experienced in years, even our lifetime. Most of us, I suspect, long for the Eucharist. Interestingly, this desire to receive the Eucharist reflects a significant shift in the Episcopal Church during the latter part of the twentieth century. Before the introduction of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, it was typical for churches to have a service…
Musician's Corner

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee [Musician’s Corner]

Henry J. van Dyke 1852-1933 Henry J. van Dyke was a noted author, poet, clergyman, and academician.  Following in his father’s footsteps he became a Presbyterian minister.  After twenty-seven years of ministry, he accepted a position at Princeton University as professor of English which he held for twenty-three years. In the 1910s, he became the US ambassador to the Netherlands.  He continued his writings which included over seventy books.  Written in 1907 and based on Psalm 71:1-23. The hymn Joyful,…