Christ's Entry into Jerusalem
Hippolyte Flandrin, c 1842
Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Old Donation Episcopal Church

April 9, 2017
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Weekly Chimes

Dear Old Donation,
Take a deep breath, this is the calm before the storm. We have Commission Meetings tonight, so please join us for those. Then, there's nothing else on the church calendar until Sunday, Palm Sunday, which launches us into Holy Week. Palms will be distributed at all services. At both 10:30 services (weather permitting) we will begin outside beneath the portico as one gathered community for the Liturgy of the Palms, and will then process to our respective service locations for the duration of worship. Don't worry, it's not confusing, and there will be plenty of direction!
Throughout Holy Week we have nightly services at 7:00pm:

Monday :
Reflections on Reconciliation, with optional confession in clergy's offices following the service.
Tuesday :
Reflections on Baptism.
Wednesday :
Reflections on Eucharist, located in the Parish Hall. Join us for a new way of experiencing Eucharist: through an Agape Meal- an experience for all ages.
Maundy Thursday :
Traditional Maundy Thursday, with foot washing, Eucharist, and stripping of the altar.  
***Please note! at 6:15 in the Parish Hall we will have a family Maundy Thursday service geared towards the children of our church. Childcare will be offered in the Parish Hall for the 7:00pm service***
Good Friday :
7:00am Morning Prayer
12:00noon Stations of the Cross at Town Center
7:00pm Traditional Good Friday
Holy Saturday :
11:00am Holy Saturday Liturgy, a short, contemplative service which will incorporate meditation and the labyrinth.
7:00pm Easter Vigil, with creative offerings and baptisms.
Easter Day! Services will be held at 8:00am, 9:15am, and 11:00am, & 5:00pm, with an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am.
You'll be seeing more of this, but please note the uniqueness of each service this year. We're trying some different, experiential things, and invite you all to participate!
This Sunday I'll be preaching at 8, 9:15, and 10:30, and Fr. Bob will be in the Gathering. It is also Old Donation's week to provide the meal for the Feed My Sheep ministry in Norfolk, sponsored by our Outreach commission. If you can help prepare food on Saturday or serve on Sunday, contact Melissa Waide for details. Finally, we will also hold our monthly Paws, Prayers & Praise service at 5:00pm in the church.
I told you. Calm before the storm. But, the worship will be exceptional, and I'm looking forward to spending more time with all of you.
In Christ,

What's Happening Today...

Holy Eucharist 6:00pm, Supper 6:30pm
Vestry Commission Meetings 7:00pm

Meeting: Buildings & Grounds, Evangelism, Outreach, Parish Life

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. Peace!

It's time to order your Easter lilies! The cost is $12 each, and they will adorn the church and Gathering on Easter Day. Click HERE to order online, or complete the form outside the parish hall.   

NEEDED! Easter Eggs & Candy!  
Easter candy and plastic Easter eggs are needed for the Easter egg hunt on  Easter morning. Please bring your donations to the parish office.

Maundy Thursday Overnight Vigil 
If you would like to sign up to sit vigil in the church after the Maundy Thursday service, please click HERE.
Two people are needed for each hour-long time slot.
The vigil ends with Morning Prayer at 7:00am on Good Friday. 
Flowers for the Altar
  Would you like to remember someone on a special day, or celebrate a special event in your life? Sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. The cost is $40. Sign-up today, or contact Vicki Dorsett, before all of the Sundays are spoken for. 


Ministry Links

Sunday, 9 April 2017 
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday 

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I:   The Ashley E. Urquidi
9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:   The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi
10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II:   The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi
10:30am The Gathering, Rite II: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr. 

Parish Office

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator,
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector,
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Assistant Rector,
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Associate Rector,
Mr. AJ Lambert, Youth Minister,

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