The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1907
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Old Donation Episcopal Church

August 13, 2017
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Chimes

Hello Old Donation!
 
Though I was in the Gathering this Sunday (with some pretty great worship, I might add- those kids are really learning their stuff with these Old Testament stories we're doing each week!), I did hear that worship at 10:30 with all those smells and bells was fantastic. And I could smell the incense wafting in with some of you at coffee hour, so I felt that I got my fill, too! It's always nice when we do something a little different.
 
Speaking of different, Wednesday nights start up again this week with a new take on our annual summer Faith in Film series. This month for the Wednesday Programs we will start off right away in the Parish Hall at 6:00pm (no Holy Eucharist for these three weeks!) . We'll serve dinner and get started with the movie at 6:10 so that we can watch the entire movie at once, and have 10-15 minutes of discussion at the end. Three weeks, three movies. Our kids will also have their own private movie showing (with pizza and babysitters) in the music room! If you get here a bit early, that wouldn't be a bad thing...
 
This week, the 'film du jour' is Tender Mercies, the 1983 film featuring Robert Duvall: A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. The kids' feature film this week will be Inside Out, the 2015 Pixar movie about a little girl whose personified emotions try to guide her through some life-changing events. Excellent movies, so please be sure to come out!
 
On Sunday, Fr. Fred will preach at 8:00, 9:15, and 10:30, and Fr. Bob will be in the Gathering. Sundays@5 continues, joining up with Paws, Prayers, & Praise for this second Sunday in August. Don't miss out on all the fun!
 
See you soon,

What's Happening Today...

Tonight: Faith in Film!
Come directly to the Parish Hall at 6:00pm to get your supper. "Tender Mercies" with Robert Duvall will begin at 6:10.

We will also have a movie & pizza for the children and babysitting for the really young children! The movie this evening is "Inside Out"!


GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House

More...
Tomorrow, Thursday morning
Holy Eucharist 10:00am, 11:00am Bible Study in the Library.


 
Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm
Tomorrow we welcome back Amanda and Arthur from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in our church parking lot. Come by for a lovely selection of fresh produce.



Young Adults
Thursday, 6:00pm in Alfriend House. Babysitting provided! 

JCOC Feeding 
Tomorrow evening 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Help serve supper at the JCOC - no experience required, and no clean up!


Kimmy Ritter Memorial Service 
This Saturday, 12 August at 12:30pm, with a reception following the service.

THIS Saturday, 12 August: All EYC Pool Party at the Snowden's home. 11:00am - 3:00pm Weather Permitting! 
Contact Marta for information and to RSVP!

Adult-sized Ballcap Drive 
Do you have any extra adult-sized ballcaps lying around the house? Please bring them to the Parish Office this week. The J2A-2018 Pilgrimage group is off to the Eastern Shore next weekend and they would like to provide ballcaps to the migrant workers.

September Bell Ringer Deadline 
A lot of things will begin again in September. The deadline for submissions is always the 3rd Wednesday of the month: 16 August. Please send your information to Gretchen.

Education for Ministry - EfM 
EfM is a four-year study and group reflection process for the formation of Christian ministry through the development of knowledge, attitude, skill and identity as Christians. Click here for information! The group is limited to 12 members and only a couple of spaces remain.

Life Line Screening 
Thursday, 24 August in our Parish Hall.
Click HERE for information and to register.

Ready for some fun? Have a friend's house flocked and help the J2A 2018 Pilgrimage youth at the same time! Your $40 donation will bring a flock of flamingos descending to celebrate. 
Removal of all evidence included! 
  
Contact Carol Gurioli by text 757 646-3227, or email with specifics!

Ministry Links

Sunday, 13 August 2017 
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I:  The Rev. Fred Poteet
9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:  The Rev. Fred Poteet
10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:  The Rev. Fred Poteet
10:30am The Gathering Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
Paws, Prayers & Praise | Sundays@5: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
 
   
Parish Office

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator, odec@olddonation.org
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector, brandall@olddonationorg
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Assistant Rector, aurquidi@olddonation.org
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Associate Rector, fpoteet@olddonation.org
Marta Cohen, Youth Minister, mcohen@olddonation.org



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