Weekly Update 7/2

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 and would like to arrange a pickup, please email Mother Kathy or Melissa. Thank you, Barbara!

EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD PANTRY
This week, the pantry served 208 people (77 families). The pantry is scheduled to be open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 14 and 28. A special thank you Adam Marston at Adam’s Apples and Herbs in Woodstock, who donate produce to the pantry regularly. He and his family run the shop, which is filled with produce, herbs, plants and flowers. If you’re in the area, stop by and support his shop as a thanks for supporting our ministry.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICE
Sunday service is online at 10:15 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live followed by a Coffee Hour on Zoom. Next Sunday is 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 and on our website.

WEEKDAY SERVICES

Mondays, 9 a.m. Morning prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Evening prayer on Facebook Live and Zoom
Fridays, 8 p.m. Bedtime story with Mother Kathy, followed by Compline Facebook Live   

Sunday through Thursday and Saturday, 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 12 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. 

PLEDGES
A huge thank you to each and every person who has so generously sent in pledges. They are especially appreciated given the current difficulties we’re facing together.

Checks can be mailed directly to the church offices. 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
Both continue to work from home, following the directive of Bishop Goff. 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.

PRAYER LIST
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.