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Community Lenten Services

A number of Woodstock churches, including Emmanuel, First Presbyterian, St. Paul’s UCC, John Bosco Catholic and UMC are coming together for a Tuesday community Lenten service from March 12 through April 16. Each service is at Woodstock UMC. Join us for a free-will lunch that benefits the Woodstock Ministerial Association to support the needy at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12 p.m. service and another lunch at 12:30 p.m. Mother Kathy is leading the March 19 service and we are…
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Annual Meeting Schedule

St. Andrew’s Annual Meeting is on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. with a potluck supper. Emmanuel’s Annual Meeting along with a potluck is Sunday, Jan. 27, immediately following the 11:15 a.m. service.

Thanksgiving Dinner At Emmanuel

Anyone in our congregations or in the community is invited to come to Emmanuel between 4 and 7 p.m. We’ll be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, pork roast, ham, sides, and desserts. Spread the word! We don’t want anyone to be alone on this special holiday. This event is open to the whole community.  Happy Thanksgiving! A Prayer for Joy in God’s Creation O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works;…
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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. 

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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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…
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Joint Service and Spring Tea April 29 at St. Andrew’s

fifth Sunday Joint Service! We plan to celebrate by having only one parish service this day — 10am at St. Andrew’s. It will be followed by a Spring Tea Get Together.  Parishioners are encouraged to bring finger foods appropriate for a tea — savory or sweet (sandwiches, tea cakes, crumpets, etc.). But please come celebrate spring with us even if you don’t have a dish to bring! Please let Marcia Brownfield, Rich Thompson, or Randy Bailey know if you can…
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Celebration of a New Ministry April 11, 2018

The Rector, Wardens, Vestries and all the Faithful of Beckford Parish invite your prayers and presence at the Celebration of a New Ministry they share with The Reverend Kathleen Murray as Rector of Beckford Parish. The Right Reverend Shannon S. Johnston XIII Bishop of Virginia, Presiding  The Rev. Dr. Mitties DeChamplain, Preaching 122 East Court Street, Woodstock, Virginia Reception to follow at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church (next door)  Clergy: Cassock, Surplice, and White or Festive Stoles. Please RSVP by April…
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Parish Women’s Get-Together 3/9/18 at 6pm

The Beckford Parish Women are getting together this Friday Night at 6 PM at the Spring House Tavern in Woodstock. There will be a social time from 6 to 6:30, and meal ordering will be at 6:30.  Contact Joy Bauserman know if you have questions: or home phone is 540 459-9527.   
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Parish Women’s Supper 2/9/18 at 5pm

5pm – SORRY FOR MIXED MESSAGES The Beckford Parish Women’s Group is getting together this Friday Night at 5 PM at the newly opened Edinburg Mill Restaurant in Edinburg.   Please let Joy Bauserman know if you plan on attending either by email at or home phone is 540 459-9527.  So far we think there are about 15 attending, and we would like to give the restaurant a heads up.  Like they say, “The more the merrier!”  
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