Community Events

Community Events

Recall and Reconnect: Diocese Listening Session at Emmanuel

Emmanuel is honored to host one of five Recall and Reconnect Listening Sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Beckford Parish members please RSVP to Melissa so we can register as a group.  Find out more and register for this free event. From Bishop Goff: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we enter into a new chapter together in the Diocese of Virginia following the retirement of Bishop Shannon Johnston and my becoming Ecclesiastical Authority, I…
Advent, sparkles

Advent Community Service in Woodstock Dec. 12

Mother Kathy is the preacher and Beckford Parish’s Emmanuel is hosting the lunch for the Woodstock area ministerial association’s Community Advent Service on Wednesday, December 12. Volunteers are needed to provide soup and sandwiches for the noon meal at Woodstock Emanuel Lutheran Church (Note this is a change from some years ago when there were two servings of lunch and it was at the Methodist church).  Lunch will be served at noon and the service will be at 12:30pm. Volunteers, please come…
Christmas, Light Up Woodstock

Help Us Light Up Woodstock This Friday 11/30/18!

One of the ways we share Christ’s love in our community is through our support of Light Up Woodstock, the town’s kick-off event for Christmas. We provide hot cocoa and cookies and we need your help with both cookie-baking and coming that night to serve.  Cookies can be dropped off at Emmanuel this week (or call Melissa or Mother Kathy to make arrangements) or at St. Andrew’s by Thursday at 1pm so Melissa can pick them up.  To help that…
blessing of the animals - cats and dogs

Blessing of the Animals Oct. 6, 2018

Everyone is invited to bring your pet to the St. Andrew’s parking lot on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00pm for an outdoor pet blessing. Invite your friends too. We will move to the parish hall if the weather is too poor to be outside. 
cartoon family at picnic

1st Annual GAP Picnic

1st Annual GAP Grandparents As Parents Picnic and Kick-Off to a New School Year on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 1:30-3:30 at the W.O. Riley Park, the shelter closest to the playground. Bring a dish to share and any fun games!!!! And, we will be having as our guests, Carol and Rory Hansel and their three dogs who have won numerous agility training competitions!!  Unlimited petting and love available!!!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!  Call or email Shelia Helsley if questions (540-246-4272 or
Feet walking

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    
bowl of soup

Emmanuel To Provide Lunch for Community Lenten Service March 13

Community Lent Lunch & Service are being held on Tuesdays throughout Lent at the Woodstock United Methodist Church, with the service at noon and lunch served at either 11:30 or 12:30. Emmanuel Episcopal will be hosting the lunch on March 13, 2018, and Mother Kathy will be leading the service.  Please contact Joy Bauserman if you would like to help out: or home phone 540 459-9527. 

VesperSingers Concerts Mar. 10, 11

March 2018: Our own Fred and Marty Hoerr have invited the congregations of Beckford Parish to join them for two chorale opportunities this weekend.  The VesperSingers will be presenting concerts in New Market at 4 pm Saturday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church and 4 pm Sunday at the Reformation Lutheran Church. Click the link below to view or download the flyer: VesperSingers Program March 2018
rummage sale items

St. Andrew’s Rummage Sale – Details & Help Needed

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…