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.
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 available for summer rentals. Meals are going to be available using curbside pickup or served as usual, depending on what is safest at the time. Plus, all cottages have kitchens available for cooking. Please call Shrine Mont if you are interested.
Another fried chicken dinner is coming for July 11, if you missed last week’s. More info coming soon.
Every Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m., the kids of the parish are meeting up via Zoom to hang out together.
SUNDAY SPIRITUAL COMMUNION SERVICE
Sunday I am leading a Spiritual Communion service online at 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on Zoom. Next Sunday will be a Spiritual Communion service.
To join the service, click the Zoom link to join, the password is embedded. For Facebook Live, click the link to be taken to our Facebook page to view the live stream. A Zoom usher is allowing people into the service from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. when the service begins. If you try to join after that, you won’t be able to enter and will need to watch on Facebook Live.
The Sunday bulletin is available here.
Mondays, 9 a.m. Morning prayer on Facebook Live
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Evening prayer on Facebook Live
Wednesdays, 12 p.m. Noonday prayer on Facebook Live
Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, invite your friends! Facebook Live
Nightly, 9 p.m. Compline on Facebook Live and Zoom
All of the weekly and Sunday services are available to view on Facebook and our website after the services.
DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS
Virtual drop in office hours with Mother Kathy are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom. (If for some reason you aren’t able to get into the Zoom meeting, please send her an email.)
There’s no need to worry about privacy — Zoom has a waiting room to allow folks to enter one at a time so that you can meet with Mother Kathy privately. Or, if folks would like to meet as a group, that can be done as well.
Please continue to mail your checks directly to the church offices. Your generosity, especially during this difficult time, is greatly appreciated. If you prefer, you may use the online portal established through our diocesan office (available here) for electronic giving (be sure to mentions which church and the location in the memo).
Emmanuel Episcopal 122 E. Court Woodstock VA 22664
St. Andrew’s Episcopal P.O. Box 117 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
CONTACTING MOTHER KATHY AND MELISSA
As directed by Bishop Goff, they are working from home. If you have a question, concerns or would like to check in with them, please email.
Mother Kathy observes the Sabbath Friday and Saturday while Melissa is off Thursday after 1:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While we may not reply immediately, we absolutely will get back to you.
EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
This week, Emmanuel’s Table fed 194 people (77 families). Next Tuesday, it is open at the usual time.
For now, the prayer list can be found online (scroll to the bottom of the page). Melissa is updating it as names are added or removed so it stays current.