Old Donation Episcopal Church

May 14, 2017
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Weekly Chimes

Good morning, Old Donation family and friends,
Last Friday night we had a wonderful Art Auction as a fundraiser for the Day School scholarship fund. Lots of members of the parish joined parents of day school children for a relaxing evening of beauty and good food. THANKS to Parish Life who did great work to provide food and organized the parish hall so well. We don't have final numbers, but it appears to have been a terrific event and doubtless exceeded expectations. 
I have to apologize for those who came last Sunday looking for our annual live lamb for Good Shepherd Sunday. It was the result of a series of mishaps. First we couldn't get our normal lamb. Then a backup lamb fell out. I still had my backup kid goat though, so all would still work. That is, until it was outside in the surprise rain storm in Pungo on Saturday. Our goat got soaked and covered with mud! So Saturday night I learned that if the goat came in, it would be wet and pretty smelly. I declined. I heard on Monday that it still wasn't totally dry. 
This Sunday there are no lambs or goats planned, but it is Mother's Day, so I hope you will all be with us. If not, I hope it is because you are attending a college graduation somewhere. Ashley will be preaching in the Gathering and I'm in the Church. If you ever felt like a 'nobody' come and we will talk, since our Epistle speaks a word about that. 
Tonight Mother Ashley and our Parish Nurses are helping us understand how to strengthen our spiritual relationship with God. Learning some of the spiritual disciplines and incorporating them into a Rule of Life, including the Labyrinth will be discussed. Come for Eucharist, Supper and discussion from 6-8:00
If you play golf, it is time to sign up your foursome for the second ODEC tournament on June 2. It will be a fun day and for a good cause. 
See you Sunday!

What's Happening Today...

Holy Eucharist 6:00pm, Supper 6:30pm
Feet to Faith Studies 7:00pm

GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House
Tomorrow, Thursday morning
Holy Eucharist 10:00am, followed by Bible Study  
Young Adults
Thursdays, 6:00pm in Alfriend House 
Babysitting available!   

Feed My Sheep
This Saturday, 8 April at 10:00am, we need your help in the kitchen to prepare for our monthly feeding in Norfolk. On Sunday, meet in the kitchen after the 10:30 services to leave to serve the meal. Please email Melissa Waide or call (718-8599) if you are available this weekend or interested in helping in the future on the 2nd Sunday of the month with this ministry.  
Lay Eucharistic Visitor Ministry 
Old Donation has a very strong history of Eucharistic Visitors. We encourage you to join us in this wonderful ministry. A training date for new LEVs is Wednesday, 16 May, 3:30pm in the Library.
For full information about this vibrant ministry, please click HERE
  Point of contact is Keren Pernini at 499-9885. 

Contact Janette Crumley 460-4183 for information!
Click HERE for the Registration form! You may also register in person tomorrow evening before Men's Night Out, and on Sunday morning in the foyer.

Ministry Links

Sunday, 14 May 2017 
Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I:   The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:   The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:   The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
10:30am The Gathering, Rite II: The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi  
5:00pm Paws, Prayers & Praise 
Parish Office

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator, odec@olddonation.org
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector,  brandall@olddonation.org
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Assistant Rector, aurquidi@olddonation.org
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Associate Rector, fpoteet@olddonation.org
Mr. AJ Lambert, Youth Minister, ajlambert@olddonation.org

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