N.C. Wyeth
Samuel Mistakes God's Call

Old Donation Episcopal Church

January 14, 2018
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Weekly Chimes

OK, I'm sorry. Some have blamed the snow and unusual cold that we've lived with for a week on my CHIMES note. I apologize for whatever part I might have played. It has gone on TOO LONG now, and is interfering with everyone's life patterns. (On the other hand, I know better than to think my wishes and prayers had any more power than yours. Long ago I learned to not take credit for beautiful weather for parish picnics. Otherwise, there is a
flip side, and this is one!)
BUT, schools are still out - now one week. On my drive in this morning, the neighborhood roads are actually about as dangerous as last weekend because now we have the almost invisible ice pack. Therefore, against my hopes and optimism, I am calling off tonight's Wednesday night program. Everyone is safer to stay home. The roads might be worse tonight in the dark (but I am praying for this to all go away and leave happy memories of beautiful yards and kids sledding). I will email out the pdf version of our England Pilgrimage brochure as an attachment. Next Wednesday night we will have our Q&A on pilgrimage and have one of our two classes on John's gospel. I'm disappointed, but know it is the right thing. We will have Thursday morning Eucharist tomorrow, but please don't come if your streets are not cleared. 
Sunday we are back in full swing. Sunday school classes are simply moved back one week. We are starting up a new class this Sunday for our high school seniors and any college-aged young people who are here. Holly Waide and John-Michael Payne are hosting "Coffee, doughnuts and Christian conversation" in one of the rooms in the education wing. I hear they live around the corner from Krispy Kreme, so they are the ones to sit with on Sunday morning. 
Sunday morning, I will be preaching in the Gathering and Jacqueline Soltys will make her start with us at the services in the Church. Random Acts will be leading some of the music in the 9:15 service, so I will see you there, too! This Sunday we hear the call of Samuel the boy prophet and Jesus calling Nathaniel. Psalm 139, one of my favorites, recognizes that God who fashioned our physical bodies knows us inside and out. I look forward to a good morning of hearing and discerning together. 
Ashley, Ben and baby Leia are home and well. I hope you keep safe and warm. I'm praying life gets back to normal (whatever that is) soon!  
Happy season of insight and learning, 

What's Happening Today...

This evening's program is cancelled.
Next week we're back:
6:00pm Holy Eucharist, 6:30pm Supper, 7:00pm Studies on John
  GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House
  Thursday morning
10:00am Holy Eucharist, 11:00am Bible Study

Young Adults
Thursday, 5:30pm in Alfriend House. Supper and babysitting provided.
Contact Heather Floyd for information!

Feed My Sheep - Meal Preparation
This Saturday, 13 January, 9:00am - 10:00am
Help prepare the meal that will be served on Sunday to folks in need in Norfolk. You can also help serving the meal in downtown Norfolk. Meet in the ODEC kitchen after the Sunday 10:30 services. Interested? Contact Melissa Waide 757-718-8599.

Apologetics Course
Mondays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Library
Contact Tom Cantrell for information
JOY Dinner Group
Friday, 19 January, 5:30pm @ Dockside
RSVP to David Eckhardt 
Beans & Rice Distribution
Saturday, 20 January 9:00am - 11:00am
No questions asked. 
Kairos Meet & Greet Luncheon
Saturday, 27 January 11:30am in our Parish Hall
For anyone who currently serve on Kairos Ministry Councils.
Contact Frankie Ring with any questions. 
Karaoke Night!
Saturday, 27 January, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (PH) 
Come have fun! Bring the family, sing in groups, alone, or show us your talent and perform your own bit. Snacks and soft drinks provided. More info is on the Parish Life bulletin board!  
Interested in the Adult Pilgrimage to England?
5-17 September 2018 
Check out the brochure HERE
Offering Envelopes
Boxes of Offering Envelopes are located in the Parish Office, back of the Church and in the lobby of the Parish Hall. 

Our 2018 Operating Budget
We plan our operating budget based on the pledges we receive. Please be sure to turn in your pledge card - it's easy online! Click here! You may also print a pledge card to bring in. Pledge cards are in the back of the church & in foyer of the Parish Hall. Please complete and turn in a pledge card, even if you have an existing pledge that you plan to continue, or if you are not able to make a commitment. This helps the Vestry plan for our 2018 year! 

Ministry Links

Sunday, 14 January 2018
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I:  The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys
9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:  The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II:  The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys
10:30am The Gathering Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
5:00pm Paws, Prayers & Praise: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) 

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 

John 1:43-51 

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 


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
Jacqueline Soltys, Associate Priest
Marta Cohen, Youth Minister, mcohen@olddonation.org

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