Celebrating Life (and Honoring Death) on November 1
 
Please join us for two very special outdoor services on Sunday, November 1 as we celebrate All Saints Day in the morning and Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) in the evening.

Our All Saints Day service of Holy Eucharist will be held on the back lawn at 10:30 AM. Please bring your own lawn chairs. We will be masked and physically distanced.

This year’s gathering for Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, will feature a brief, candle light Compline service (no sermon or communion) in Spanish at 6:30 PM in the Columbarium area of the ESC Cemetery. Together, we will celebrate the lives of people we’ve loved, but through the lens of a multicultural perspective.

Please bring framed or unframed photos of departed loved ones to be placed on the ofrenda (commemorative altar). Lawn chairs are welcome or you may stand or sit on blankets. We will be masked and distanced, as well.

Parking for the Dia de Los Muertos service is in the church lot closest to the ESC Cemetery entrance.

There will be no outdoor services at ESC until November 1.
Women of Eastern Shore Chapel (WESC)
By Marty Thumel
 
WESC empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.
 
WESC is open to women of all ages. When a full slate of activities at ESC resume, WESC will plan a meeting. Please consider attending! We encourage you to bring a friend or a neighbor. 
 
WESC typically meet on a scheduled Sunday afternoon in the Parish Hall for a pot-luck lunch and a program with a guest speaker. The speaker’s topics are varied and have included representatives from Camp Chanco, U.S.O, Foreign Mission Trips, and Seton House just to name a few.
 
WESC donates several thousands of dollars each year from their fundraising endeavors, giving back to the local community, ESC ministries, and international organizations.
 
WESC has several large fundraisers each year. Events include the Herb and Flower sale, Treasured Junk fund raiser, and the Soup Sale, all of which are perennially popular. People from all over Hampton Roads come to purchase items. They host a pre-party sale on the Friday before the event which allows shoppers to get the “pick of the crops.”
 
During these events, the Parish Hall has a wonderful aroma from the flowers, hanging plants, both large and small, and the aisles filled with herbs which is truly a treat. WESC also has a re-sale event with items that have been donated by members of ESC and our community. There have been some great finds among the items donated.
 
This year, of course, has been a challenge so the committee came up with a brilliant idea. We will make soups and quiches and have a sale anyway and offer a drive-through for pick up. Due to the popularity of this fundraiser, WESC members are no longer taking orders. Please read the article in our Chimes from WESC for all the details. ESC may appear to be quiet right now, but they still have a lot of “What’s Happening” going on!
WESC Harvest Soup & Quiche Sale

WOW! WESC has received so many orders for soup and quiche that our freezers are full and our cooks are exhausted! Thank you! WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE ORDERS, so if you did not get your order in, please wait until our next sale. We will begin distributing orders, either through pick up or delivery, shortly.  Thank you for your support and patience.
Chapel Pantry update
By Kay O'Reilly, Chapel Pantry Coordinator

Wow, what a week at the Chapel Pantry! On Saturday, the Pantry served a record 398 families! There to capture the big day was WTKR News Channel 3. The reporter and camera man spent three hours at the pantry, filming and interviewing pantry volunteers and guests. Check out the video that aired on the new that evening, highlighting the good work Eastern Shore Chapel is doing in our community.
Yesterday, a group of five Food Lion store managers stocked the pantry with a pallet of food from a grant we received from Food Lion. I love the slogan on the back of their t-shirts, “I’m helping to FEED so no one has to choose between dinner and rent.” We are grateful for their generosity!
Please continue to bring in eggs, empty egg cartons and paper grocery bags. They can be left under the cover of the Farmers Market area of the pantry when no one is here to assist. Please do not leave food donations when no one is here. The resident raccoons tear it all to shreds and have a feast!

With our numbers increasing, we are looking for extra help on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12 to pack the remaining bags of produce and meat so that our Friday volunteer shift doesn’t go too late into the evening. Please call or email Kay O’Reilly at koreilly@easternshorechapel.org or cell 757-323-7495 to volunteer. We need help on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week.

Thank you!
MLK Zoom Study Group Continues

Our virtual encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter From A Birmingham Jail is underway on Thursdays at 7 PM. To participate in the discussion led by Fr. Cameron, please utilize the following link:

Meeting ID: 868 2734 5720
Passcode: MSg3aq
Hard Passages of the Bible - Week 5 discussions tomorrow
 
The Episcopal churches of Virginia Beach are back for week 5 of our Bible Study - working together to help us all grow in Spirit and Truth as we grow in knowledge of God’s Word. This week the Rev. Mario Melendez of Holy Apostles leads a discussion of John 10:34. Watch this week's teaching video and then join us at one of the Zoom discussions on Thursday, October 22 - 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. The log in information for those gatherings is below. The Zoom link for each week will also be posted with the weekly video on our YouTube channel, Episcopal Churches of Virginia Beach. Click on the screenshot below to watch this week's video from the Rev. Mario Melendez.
11:00am Zoom Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22
Meeting ID: 851 3666 5616

7:00pm Zoom Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22
Meeting ID: 867 1954 7368
A Stewardship Message from “Some Women”
By Lee Davis

Luke 8:1-3 -- Jesus has just been in the Pharisee’s house eating dinner. The sinful woman had anointed his feet with oil and been forgiven of her sins. This reading begins “Soon afterward …”

Jesus is on the move, walking through cities proclaiming the Good News. He travels with his disciples, as you would expect, but here the writer adds details that are not expected. He writes that Jesus is accompanied by “some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities…” and he names three of them; he adds “…and many others.” Imagine that! In a time when women were seen merely as possessions, these chose to follow Jesus and to provide for him out of their resources. It was so significant that Luke records it here.

It’s interesting to me that these women weren’t “called” to follow Jesus as his disciples were. These are women who follow Jesus because they saw and believed he was who he said he was. These are women, infirmed physically and wounded by their sins, whom Jesus healed. And they chose to follow Him; not only to follow him, but to provide for him out of their resources. They weren’t asked to give, it wasn’t the time of year when they were “supposed to give”; they gave because they realized they had been given to. They realized that they had been blessed indeed.

Strong faith. We who have been oh-so-blessed have a clear example to imitate.
Parish Book Store: Start your holiday shopping here!

The Parish Book Store is once again partnering with Mission of the Holy Spirit to provide books for their children at Christmas. You can help us by making a contribution to the purchase of the 96 books. Make your check out to THE PARISH BOOK STORE, put “Mission” in the memo line, and send it to Parish Book Store, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach 23454. Thank you in advance for your support of this outreach.
Zoom with your Sunday school class! 

Join friends and teachers, by Zoom, as they meet and discuss lessons from this year’s curriculum – Feasting on the Word. Confirmation classes for students in the Senior High Class meet on the first and third Sundays of the month during the regular Sunday School hour at 9:10 a.m. Classes on the second and fourth Sundays include lectionary based topics.

Classes are organized as follows:

Anyone wishing to receive a link to these Zoom classes may email the teachers listed above. To discuss formation needs or other questions, please contact Patti Glowatsky (pglowatsky@easternshorechapel.org), Director of Family Formation.
Parish Day School welcomes back students

Parish Day School welcomed our half day threes and fours to our preschool schedule this week. We are excited to have nine of our classrooms open for the school year. We are celebrating National Fire Safety Month and participating in speech screening for our students this month. Some of our classes are learning about community helpers and reading stories about fire safety at home and in school. We also are practicing our emergency protocols with the classrooms. It is so much fun to be in preschool!
Morning Daily Office

Join us every morning but Sunday at 7:30 on ZOOM to celebrate the Morning Daily Office.
Click here or go to ZOOM Meeting ID: 562 715 368 Passcode: John1513. On Thursdays join us live in the narthex - just like we did pre-pandemic! Everything is provided, all you need to do is show up. All are invited, all are welcomed.
Evening Daily Office

Evening Daily Office is now available on ZOOM at 5:30 Monday through Friday. Meeting ID: 896 1777 7644 Passcode: Ex1414. Join us once, join us occasionally, or join us regularly; we are made richer by your presence.
Pray for Our Military

From CRU Military Ministry -- Pray for Military Chaplains, Service Members, and their Families as they cope with and adjust to the impacts of COVID during deployments, moving to new locations, and arranging for schooling for their children. Pray for grace and spiritual growth during these challenging times and for military believers to step up and be a help and witness to others in the military community.

Prayers & Prayer Cards for deployed military
If you would like a prayer card sent to your deployed service member please contact Bill Hunter at whunter9@cox.net or 757-402-6384. I would also be happy to place the service member on the prayer list at church for inclusion in the weekly Prayers of the People.
The Chapel Chimes is distributed every Wednesday.
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with "CHIMES SUBMISSION" in the subject line.
Deadline is every Tuesday at 5 pm.