Good News Is On the Way

A final polish is being put on plans for Regathering in time for Holy Week at Eastern Shore Chapel. In the past week, much progress has been made toward the resumption of in-person, indoor worship services. A detailed announcement from clergy and vestry is just around the corner and will be made by parish-wide email. In the interim, we continue to provide virtual worship opportunities through our weekly prerecorded YouTube services. Thanks to all who plan, produce and participate in our online worship!
Communion Kit Distribution this Saturday

During our Lenten Season, we are offering opportunities to pick up Communion kits to receive during our Holy Eucharist Rite II service on our YouTube Channel. This Saturday, March 20, from 9 to 11 am, Communion kits will be available for pick-up at the church. Simply drive by the main office entrance and remain in your car.
Watch The Rev. Melody Perdue give a brief biographical and family background in this Interview.
Parish Book Store: Live conversation with authors Anne Lamott and Nadia Bolz-Weber
April 8, 7 p.m. via Zoom

The Episcopal Booksellers Association in partnership with Parish Book Store, and its other member stores, invites you to a Live conversation with New York Times bestselling authors Anne Lamott and Nadia Bolz-Weber to discuss Anne's new book Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage. Thursday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Ann Lamott's new book will be available at the Parish Book Store and on their virtual shelves at Anyone wanting to take part in the event April 8 must register with the Parish Book Store ( to get the ZOOM link.
Easter Flower Honorariums

Honor a special person by contributing to the purchase of the Easter lilies for our Easter service this year. Suggested donation is $25. Please send your check payable to ESC with "Easter flowers" in the memo section along with a note indicating "in honor of" / "in thanksgiving for" / "in memory of" for those you wish to remember by March 24. The honorariums will be printed in the Chapel Chimes. Thank you.
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!
Free workshop via Zoom: Praying the Regina Coeli in Eastertide

The Community of the Gospel, a non-residential monastic community of the Episcopal Church, offers educational opportunities free of charge for members, Friends of the Community and the public. As you plan your spiritual and study practices for the Easter season, they invite you to join them for a special CG Learns workshop: Praying the Regina Coeli in Eastertide on Saturday, April 17, from 12 to 1 p.m. via Zoom. The guest monastic facilitator for this event will be Br. Francis Jonathan Bullock, BSG, Indianapolis, IN. Br. Francis Jonathan will discuss the history and theology of this ancient prayer, highlighting its place in the monastic toolbox. The presentation will conclude with Noonday Prayer and the Regina Coeli. The workshop is open to all and is free of charge. In order to receive a Zoom invite, please sign up at this Doodle poll. If you have questions, contact Brother Guardian Daniel-Chad by email
Parish Day School: Chicks!

This week at Parish Day School, our students have been exploring with 4-H the Egg to Chicken unit. The incubators are housed in our 3s classrooms. One of our classrooms created a barn for the eggs, to make sure these new chicks felt comfortable in their room. The students are learning about how the chicks are growing inside the egg and counting down to when the eggs are scheduled to hatch. The teachers are candling the eggs this week so the students can see the chick inside the egg. If you would like to see a video of the teachers candling the eggs you can check our Facebook page.
We are continuing to enroll new students to Parish Day School for the Fall and families for Camp Turtle Trap for the summer. If you know someone interested in enrolling in Parish Day School or Camp Turtle Trap, please have them contact us at or give us a call at 757-491-6130. We also have more information about our program on our website at
Ongoing at ESC
Daily Prayer Opportunities
Each morning (except Sunday) a group gathers on ZOOM to practice Daily Morning Prayer. It is lay led, each day with a different leader. Since March 25 we have had 221 services with over 800 attendees. Average attendance is 3.6 souls. Attendance has improved in December, average is 4.5 souls! Join us for a Holy Spirit filled thirty minutes – a glorious way to start your day. The service starts promptly at 7:30 am and is completed by 8:00. Click here or go to ZOOM.US and enter meeting number 562 715 368; passcode John1513. If you are more inclined, Evening Prayer is available also. ZOOM meeting number 869 9363 5805 password Ex1414. The service starts at 7:00 pm.
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:
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.
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