Old Donation Episcopal Church

May 6, 2018
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Weekly Chimes

Hello friends and family!
Summer showed up! After the coldest of April, we have apparently skipped Spring. The azaleas are beautiful. I wish I were able to go out for a walk. BUT... so much good is going on. Last Sunday was a marvelous day with great worship, the dedication of our Highway Marker with so many folks in Colonial attire, and saying thank you and "see you later" to our faithful friend, David King. Plus, Mary O'Flaherty's song of praise that she offered during communion at 9:15 and 10:30 was inspiring and beautiful. It was one of those days when being part of ODEC was full of the best. Yesterday was the blessing of our "Little Free Library" and it is stocked and ready to serve!
This coming Sunday will be more of the same. Jesus calls us "friends" so we need to figure out what "loving friends" might look like. Ashley will be preaching in the Gathering and I'll be in the Church. Sunday School and youth are getting close to the end of our normal school schedule so don't miss now. 
Tonight we have vestry commissions meeting. We will have Worship, Formation, and Outreach in sessions and you are welcome to join any of them. 
Saturday is "Cinco de Mayo" party in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to join in for good food and fun. Proceeds will support the "Dos Santos" ministry to Latino children and families up on the Eastern Shore - so it is for a good purpose. Come join me for good friends, food and music, with a margarita or other drink in the parish hall. You can come along and pay at the door!
I also hope you will buy a J2A stock certificate if you haven't already. We are getting close to pilgrimage time and this not only buys you a seat at their dinner in the Fall - it also makes pilgrimage possible. I am making plans with Canterbury Cathedral right now. It is feeling really real and we need to finish up the fundraising.  
Enjoy the beautiful weather. See you this weekend!

What's Happening Tonight...

6:00pm Holy Eucharist, 6:30pm Supper
7:00pm Vestry Commission Meetings - all are welcome!

GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House
Tomorrow Morning
Holy Eucharist 10:00am, Bible Study 11:00am (L)
Young Adults
Thursdays at 5:30pm with supper provided!
Contact Mother Ashley for more information.

Softball with our Bell Ringers!
Friday, May 4 @ 8:45 & 9:45 vs Kempsville Baptist Church 
@ City View Park, Field #2
Come fill the bleachers and cheer for your Ringers in purple! 
The ODEC Bell Ringers Spring '18 game schedule is here! Field addresses at the bottom. Save the dates and times in your calendars .  

THIS Saturday! Contact Melissa Waide NOW 757-718-8599 to get your tickets! A ticket gets you dinner, a drink of choice and entered to win a Mexican dinner for two at a local restaurant. All proceeds go to the Dos Santos Latino Ministry. Read about that HERE!
This event is for adults - childcare will be available!

Bu y Stock in our Pilgrims!
The Confirmation class will depart on their pilgrimage to England on Monday, 18 June. They have been planning and fundraising and organizing and....now as we approach the end of our fundraising efforts, it's time once again to offer the ever popular Stock Certificates! Click here to donate online, or you may purchase stock on Sunday mornings between services. 

Foreign Language Speakers
Can you red a foreign language aloud? Now's your chance! On Pentecost Sunday (20 May) we read the Gospel simultaneously in multiple languages! If you have some foreign language skills, please email Gretchen which language and we will send you what will be read.
It's a powerful part of our worship. Join in!

June Bell Ringer 
The deadline is always the 3rd Wednesday of the month prior - that will be 16 May! Please email your unformatted submissions for the June
Bell Ringer to Gretchen .

Red Cross Blood Drive 
Tomorrow! Thursday, 3 May, 2:00pm - 7:00pm 
Bayside Presbyterian Church 

ODEC Little Free Library 
Yesterday our Little Free Library opened and was dedicated by Father Fred! Donate a book and/or take a book! The library will contain selections for both children and adult. Support this community effort and read!

Ministry Links

Sunday, 6 May 2018
Sixth Sunday of Easter 
8:00am Rite I:  The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
9:15am Rite II: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
10:30am Rite II: The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.
10:30am The Gathering: The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi 
                                      Weekly Worship Leaders & Prayer List
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
Mrs. Marta Cohen, Youth Minister, mcohen@olddonation.org
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