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Pet Blessing

This year, our pets have been even more of a comfort and blessing to us than usual. We’ll be honoring them with a virtual pet blessing at our Sunday, Oct. 12 service. Whether you have a cat, dog, rabbit, fish, bird, snake or other critter, have them join us live on Zoom and Facebook at 10:15 a.m.

9/24 Weekly Update

FALL SERVICES AT SHRINE MONT This Sunday we’re heading to Shrine Mont. For those who don’t feel comfortable worshipping outdoors yet, you’re welcome to join the National Cathedral’s virtual service. If you are coming for lunch, please remember to bring a check in the amount of $14.75 per person made out to Emmanuel with “discretionary” in the memo. Checks can go to Mother Kathy. We needed to pay in full ahead of time for lunch, so adjusted the procedure a…
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Meditation for the 16th Week after Pentecost

Thanksgiving Has Come Early This Year from Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson Walking in the light of the first cool, crisp mornings of the fall, I find myself thankful — not just Gratitude-Journal-thankful for hot coffee, or work that I love, or even for health (though grateful I am) — but grateful for the front-line workers and first responders who are tending to the spiritual needs and feelings of anxiety or disappointment or fear or rage that flare up in unexpected hot…

9/17 Weekly Update

FALL SERVICES AT SHRINE MONT: REMINDER, RSVPs FOR 9/27 DUE SUNDAY 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…

9/10 Weekly Update

  FALL SERVICES AT SHRINE MONT As announced in an email sent out Tuesday, this fall we’re having two Sunday services at Shrine Mont! Please read the email for info 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 so we can help. MOTHER KATHY’S VACATION Following the pastoral directive that clergy needs to…
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9/3 Weekly Update

WORSHIP SURVEY CLOSES FRIDAY (NOW CLOSED) Please take the opportunity to pray about your answers then respond so that we can get the best picture of how folks are feeling. The survey is closing this Friday, so if you haven’t, please take a moment to let us know your thoughts. If you prefer to answer on paper, please print it and then mail to Mother Kathy at Emmanuel’s address: 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, VA, 22664. Another survey regarding online…

Christian Education Opportunity (and it’s free!)

It’s Not Sunday School! Brought to you by Forward Movement and ChurchNext TV. COURSE SUMMARY Join us each week for a free intergenerational online Christian learning adventure! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COURSE DESCRIPTION Even if we can’t physically worship and learn together, we can still draw closer to Jesus Christ. That’s the aim of a new learning experience called “This is NOT Sunday School.” This free, weekly online resource is intergenerational, making it a perfect tool for families and people…

Meditation: Inhabiting This Time

When we figured out that we would not gather again as congregations for Easter because of COVID, we were stunned, and sad, and a little overwhelmed, but we figured we’d be back by summer. Now we know that this is not a short interruption, but seismic disruption of our common life. When the world falls apart and we the life we know suddenly disappears, our natural response is lament. When Nebuchadnezzar’s army tore down Solomon’s Temple and flattened Jerusalem, hauling…
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8/27 Weekly Update

SOMETHING EXCITING IS HAPPENING An exciting announcement about outdoor worship is coming soon! Keep an eye on the Weekly Updates in the next few weeks to find out what’s happening. REMINDER: WORSHIP SURVEY AVAILABLE Below are links to a survey about outdoor and indoor worship. Please take the opportunity to pray about your answers then respond so that we can get the best picture of how folks are feeling. The survey is open until Friday, Sept. 4. If you prefer…
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8/20 Weekly Update

SHRINE MONT 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. REMINDER: WORSHIP SURVEY AVAILABLE Below are links to a survey about outdoor and indoor worship.…
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8/12 Weekly Update

FROM MOTHER KATHY In this week’s emailed Weekly Update, you will find links to a survey about outdoor and indoor worship. I hope you will take the opportunity to respond – it will help us so much if you are able to take the time to pray about these questions and respond. We will also follow up with brief surveys regarding online worship in the coming weeks. Please print and return to me – it is easiest if you use…