Bishop Haynes To Visit ESC; Adult Confirmands Welcome
Our diocesan bishop, The Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes, will pay her first episcopal visit to Eastern Shore Chapel on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at a service time to be announced. Bishop Haynes will join us to officiate at a Eucharist celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation. A number of ESC youth and their mentors have been preparing for Confirmation for several months.

If you are an adult who is interested in knowing more about Confirmation in your own life, and have not been previously confirmed in the Episcopal Church, please contact Rev. Melody or Fr. Cameron for information about the process leading to Confirmation on July 11. ( or
During May and June, adult confirmands will explore the implications of Confirmation in a series of flexible and convenient conversations with clergy. If you aren’t formally affiliated with the Episcopal Church, please give prayerful consideration to doing so this summer.
Opportunities for Pastoral Care Training
By The Rev. Melody Perdue
Have you ever walked into a situation with someone who is in need and wondered, “What do I say?” or “How do I pray?”

As we open our doors both for worship and ministry, I would like to invite members of Eastern Shore Chapel to join me in a Pastoral Care Training program offered through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. This course is ideal for those interested in Lay Eucharistic Visitation, our healing prayer ministry, our Pastoral Care Response teams, or anyone seeking guidance to better care for others. If you have been trained in Stephen’s Ministry, this is a great refresher course.
This course will be offered on Zoom Monday evenings beginning Apr 19, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, and will be taught by Rev. Joan Crittenden.

Over this six-week course learn the basic and advanced skills of pastoral care. Care for one another is a calling of the body of Christ. In this biblically grounded training, participants will explore a biblical model of care, basic and advanced skills of pastoral care, guidelines for home and hospital visitations, and the value of prayer.
  • Week 1: Biblical Basis for Pastoral Care
  • Week 2: Basic Skills for Caring
  • Week 3: Advanced Skills for Caring
  • Week 4: The Use of the Bible and Guidelines for Home Visitation
  • Week 5: Pastoring in the Spirit
  • Week 6: Caring for People in Crisis

The Rev. Joan Crittenden is a deacon in the Episcopal Church currently serving at Christ Church in LaPlata, MD and Christ Church in Wayside, MD, a volunteer chaplain at Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and a palliative care chaplain at SagePoint Senior Living Services. She also serves as an end-of-life doula. Deacon Crittenden is on a mission to help prospective lay caregivers develop good pastoral care skills.

To register, click here or email Rev. Melody at
Registration for Sunday Services now open

Registration for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Services is now open. Please click on the link(s) below if you would like to register online for the following services. 

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 HERE
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 HERE
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 HERE
All Services will be held in the Sanctuary. Overflow will be live streamed in the Parish Hall.
Easter Flower Honorariums

Given by:

Frances Barber - In memory of Danny Barber and in thanksgiving for the birth on March 6 of my great-grandsons, Bryce Daniel Kirby and Benjamin Russ Kirby

Elizabeth and Michael Brown – In loving memory of Elizabeth’s parents, Bob and Betty Pusey; Mike’s father, Skip Brown; and in thanksgiving for our children, Haley and Delaney, and Mike’s mother, Linda Brown. And not to be overlooked, we are most grateful for the tireless efforts and boundless talents of Marty LaGiglia and Ellen Gallup for sustaining the many ministries of Eastern Shore Chapel during this pandemic.

Elizabeth and Michael Brown – With immense gratitude and thanksgiving for the Reverends Cameron, Melody, and Julia for sustaining our spirits through this unprecedented year in our church history -Thanks be to God!

Elizabeth and Michael Brown – With equal gratitude and thanksgiving for Dr. Martin Sunderland and his excellent team of musicians who have kept us singing and rejoicing in song!

Linda Brown – In loving memory of my husband, Skip Brown; Bob Forwalder and the air crew of Bear Ace 603; my parents and brother; and Bob and Betty Pusey. In thanksgiving for my children, their spouses, my grandchildren, and my ESC family

Susan and Joe Buchanan — In memory of Bo Buchanan

Bev Burchette — In thanksgiving for the beautiful services on YouTube that keep us in touch and in thanksgiving for the ministry of Amanda McGinty

Hunter Burt — In memory of Russ Burt

Craig and Linda Caulkins — In loving memory of Janyce Belle Caulkins

William C. Everett, Jr. — In memory of Frances W. and William C. Everett

Jan Marriott Fentress — In loving memory of my son, William

Patti Frankenfield — In honor of my mom, Sarah Parks and in memory of my dad, Charles Park.

Dave and Betsy Goode — In memory of David Oliver Goode Jr., Frances Martin Lindsay, and Kelly King Reilly and in thanksgiving for Oliver and Mary Ann

Sharon Gray and Carlton Hill — In loving memory of our parents, Hubert and Shirley Gray and Graham and Marie Hill and in celebration of our grandsons, Jackson and Daniel Wilkins

Sally Herzer — In thanksgiving for those who have kept our beloved church alive and in memory of all souls who have passed this past year, and for Oz Herzer

Pat and Bill Hunter — In memory of our parents and in thanksgiving for our children and grandchildren

Bill and Pat Hunter — In memory of James “J” Justice and in thanksgiving for Dr. Martin Sunderland

Charlotte Marriott — In loving memory of my sister, Dee

Hank Marriott — In loving memory of my parents, Jane and Bob Marriott

Phil and Kate McGuinn — In memory of Peggy Donovan and Hilda Horne, loving grandmothers of the McGuinn family

Rusty and Ann Onhaizer — In thanksgiving for our grandchildren, Penelope, Georgia Tate, and Dempsey

Jennie Lou Pangle — In memory of my parents, grandparents, and uncle and in thanksgiving for family and friends

Bonnie Proutt — In memory of loved ones and in thanksgiving for my family, Chris, Liz, David and Elizabeth, my neighbors, friends, church family, Cameron, Melody and Martin, and for God’s gift of life

Jean Sbardella — In memory of Joseph Sbardella and Kevin Kessler

Ganelle and Larry Smith — In memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson Fearnow, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hughes Smith and in thanksgiving for our children and grandchildren

Doc and Mary Thrush — In memory of my son, David Hoffman and in thanksgiving for our children, Nanette and Grayson, and our grandchildren, Robin, Wren, Kyle and Brooke

Linda Todd — In memory of Connie Cole, Gene Ferrell, Alta Bower, Alice Utterback, and Skip Brown

Catherine Ferrell Walker — In loving memory of my parents, Samuel Ferrell and Eugenia “Gene” Ferrell

Rob and Jan Zalaskus — In thanksgiving for our granddaughters, Megan and Elizabeth and in loving memory of our Caroline Isabel
Stewardship Notes: Please take a minute to read this important Information
The Stewardship Committee would once again like to thank the 201 individuals and families who have pledged for Calendar Year 2021. It is quite miraculous! We would like for you to consider these options as you make your contributions:
  1. Cash
  2. Checks
  3. Automatic withdrawals (ACH)
  4. PayPal
  5. IRA/401K direct payments
  6. Shares of marketable securities. 

If you have questions concerning these methods of payments, fees attached or logistics, please contact Roxanne Wright (757) 428-6763, Worth Remick (757) 285-4661 or Hank Marriott (757) 635-0186. Quarterly pledge statements have been formatted and will be sent out by email and/or regular mail by April 15. ALSO, please know that Eastern Shore Chapel is in good financial condition and has weathered the pandemic well. One of the reasons is that we have well managed endowments, thanks to many parishioners who have donated from their estates. PLEASE keep Eastern Shore Chapel in mind as you craft your estate plans. Whether it be $5,000, $50,000, $500,000 or more, it ALL ADDS up and future generations will benefit greatly from your loving generosity.
Chapel Pantry Update
By Kay O'Reilly, Chapel Pantry Coordinator

Happy Eastertide, everyone! The Pantry volunteers took a much-needed day off on Saturday, April 3. We had a very busy weekend on March 27, serving 419 households. Please feel free to come by any Saturday between 12 and 3 to see what we do. It’s hard to describe; you’ve got to see it for yourself – you might just get hooked! Just tell the parking lot attendant you’re there to volunteer (even if you’re just observing), otherwise you’ll end up in the car line for food.

Speaking of parking lot attendants, ours are soon to be award winners! They are definitely world class in my book. The Watkins family, Anthony, Nerissa, and their five children, Raymond, Ryan, Adam, Matthew and Allison, have helped with the pantry for several years. When we switched to a drive-through pantry they stepped up to design and run our complex parking lot car line. They have faithfully done this for a full year, rarely taking a Saturday off. Another great volunteer, Rev. Dr. Marguerite Alley, nominated the family for recognition from Volunteer Hampton Roads at their annual awards ceremony on April 28. The ceremony will be virtual this year, and if you’d like to see our honorees, you can click here to register for this event.

 WANTED: As we plan for the future transition this fall from a drive-through model to a client-choice walk-in pantry, we will be looking to acquire a multi-passenger golf cart to complement our smaller cart. If you know of anyone selling a passenger golf cart before September please let me know at Thanks!
Parish Book Store: Last chance to register for LIVE conversation with Anne Lamott and Nadia Bolz-Weber
Last call for registering for Anne Lamott's discussion of her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn, where she addresses the question of how can we move through "life's dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns for all of us"? The discussion is Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. with an introduction by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Email by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday for the link. The book is available at the Parish Book Store which is now open Monday and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays at 11:30 and other times by appointment.
Lawn Care Volunteers Needed

Spring is coming! We are in need for new volunteers to help our teams maintain the grounds at ESC each week. Starting in April, we will be cutting the grass and tending to the lawn weekly into the summer months. Volunteers are needed to assist on Friday late afternoon and early evening or on Saturday morning depending on which team you’re on. If you are interested in joining our dynamic Lawn Crew team, please contact Rod Gilmour by calling 757-613-0448 or email at Please consider sharing your time and talent by joining this important ministry!

You might find it inviting to say “Hallelujah” throughout the day as you take in life, and as you take on life. Notice the panoply of spring buds on the trees, look at the brave little flowers peeping up from the cold earth, listen to the birds singing their solos; savor the fragrances and aromas of creation; revere what God has created in human life – all of us so different from one another, and yet so much the same.

-- Br. Curtis Almquist
Ongoing at ESC
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. To discuss formation needs or other questions, please contact Patti Glowatsky (, Director of Family Formation:
Morning Prayer Opportunities
Every morning (except Sunday) Morning Prayer Rite II from the Daily Office (BCP page 75) is available live online via ZOOM. The routine of daily Morning Prayer is foundational; it starts your day with recognition of the blessings that/who surround us and leads us through prayers for the church and for the world. It is led by lay folk - no previous experience is necessary and everything needed is provided (that is except for you of course). ZOOM is opened for pre-prayer conversation around 7:00, the service begins promptly at 7:30 and is completed by 8:00. Thursday mornings you may attend in person in the narthex or ZOOM. Simply click here to join. This opportunity is open to all, and that means ALL! Try it, we will all be made richer by your presence.
Prayer Cards for Deployed Service Members
If you would like a prayer card sent to your deployed service member please contact Bill Hunter at or 757-402-6384. Please let Bill know if deployed military members have returned so that he can welcome them back and remove them from the deployed military prayer list. Sponsors should contact Bill with contact info for formerly deployed members.

Pray for Our Military
From Cru Military Ministry - During Holy Week, and in light of the finished work of the Cross, let’s pray that military men and women around the world will embrace the fullness of life that comes with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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