Outdoor Worship @ ESC Begins on September 27, 2020 
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy Name.
After more than six months without the comfort and inspiration of  in-person worship at Eastern Shore Chapel, we have been greenlighted to worship together again, albeit with a myriad of precautions and restrictions.  Our premiere outdoor service will afford us the opportunity to return to community worship in the safest possible context. While certain parishioners will feel comfortable in regathering at the end of this month, we are respectful and supportive of those who prefer to wait.
My heartfelt thanks goes to our vestry, especially its Health Equity Committee and Creative Community Committee, for the thoughtful, deliberative and cautious path taken to regathering. If you plan to worship with us on Sunday, September 27, please read carefully the following information.
Looking forward, always.
The Rev. Cameron Randle, Rector
Come to ESC's Virtual Coffee Hour!

Join members of our congregation for "Coffee Hour".
When: Every Sunday morning at 11:30 AM, by ZOOM! Beginning this Sunday, September 13.

Enjoy a casual time to visit with Clergy, Vestry and members of our congregation as we safely gather starting this Sunday the 13th, and every Sunday through November. Please drop in this week, and offer your congratulations to Reverend Julia, as she has been called to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach as their new rector. Her last Sunday with us is September 27! Feel free to ask Reverend Julia and Father Cameron anything you like about parish news, announcements, the readings or sermon, or just check in!

Drive-by Bye: Save the date!
Friday, September 25, at 5 pm

Please join members of our congregation as we host a “Drive-By Bye" Celebration of Reverend Julia’s marriage, along with a celebration of her ministry at Eastern Shore Chapel. We hope to show her our love, and give her a rousing send-off to St. Aidan’s as she waves from the steps of the Church on Friday, September 25 at 5 pm. More details to follow by email, and in next week’s Chapel Chimes.
Parish Community Groups are Ongoing!

Our Parish Community Small Groups are off to a great start! They are open to all interested parties; feel free to join at any time!

The groups meeting by Zoom are with Lee Davis, Worth Remick and Patti Frankenfield.
  • To join Lee's Zoom Meeting, click here. If needed, his Meeting ID: 840 6800 7335 and Passcode: ESC1689
  • To join Worth’s Zoom meeting, click here.
  • To join Patti’s Zoom meeting, click here. If needed, her Meeting ID: 894 6820 1711 and Passcode: 812791

Two groups: Ann and Rusty Onhaizer, with PriscillaJaffee, and Dave and Allison Ward Johnson, will be hosting in-person meetings at their homes. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Ann’s group will meet at 5708 Atlantic Avenue. Feel free to call her mobile at 757-287-8547 with any questions. Allison can be reached at 410-596-0143 for her address and any questions about her group.

Meeting times are with the following hosts: 
  • Lee is hosting 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
  • Worth is hosting 2nd and 4th Sundays, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Patti, 2nd and 4th Mondays, September thru November at 5:30 p.m. starting in August on the 31.
  • Ann and team are hosting the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Allison is hosting on 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

We plan to meet thru November covering eight points of the Episcopal Catechism. We will take a break in December. We will then continue in January through April. It is our hope that these groups will provide an opportunity for parish community connections during this challenging time.

May God Bless our time together!
Join Rev. Julia for Saints & Themes on Thursday

Join Rev. Julia on Thursday at 10am for a new saint! Click here to join the discussion. Meeting ID: 820 1112 3045, Passcode: Saints. Julia's last class will be next week on September 17.
Music for Pentecost 15
By Martin Sunderland, Organist & Music Director

Our selected hymn is Come down, O Love divine #516, the tune was written by the important English composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams. This performance is by the choir of King’s college, Cambridge, England.

Today, our organ composition is Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein, BWV 641 from a publication titled “Orgelbuchlein,” translated Little Organ Book. The compositions are all based on a Chorale (Hymn Tune). In this composition, Bach takes the chorale tune and elaborates a highly ornamented melody. Even though this selection is short in length, it is a high point in compositional style for the Baroque period of music. The text is included below.
German Text:

1. Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein
Und wissen nicht, wo aus noch ein,
Und finden weder Hilf noch Rat,
Ob wir gleich sorgen früh und spat,

2. So ist dies unser Trost allein,
Dass wir zusammen insgemein
Dich anrufen, o treuer Gott,
Um Rettung aus der Angst und Not

3. Und heben unser Aug und Herz
Zu dir in wahrer Reu und Schmerz
Und flehen um Begnadigung
Und aller Strafen Linderung,

4. Die du verheißest gnädiglich
Allen, die darum bitten dich
Im Namen deines Sohns Jesu Christ,
Der unser Heil und Fürsprech ist.

5. Drum kommen wir, o Herre Gott,
Und klagen dir all unsre Not,
Weil wir jetzt stehn verlassen gar
In großer Trübsal und Gefahr.

6. Sieh nicht an unsre Sünde groß,
Sprich uns davon aus Gnaden los
Steh uns in unserm Elend bei,
Mach uns von allen Plagen frei,

7. Auf dass von Herzen können wir
Nachmals mit Freuden danken dir,
Gehorsam sein nach deinem Wort,
Dich allzeit preisen hier und dort.
English Translation:

1. When in the hour of utmost need
We know not where to look for aid,
When days and nights of anxious thought
Nor help nor counsel yet have brought,

2. Then this our comfort is alone,
That we may meet before Thy throne,
And cry, O faithful God, to Thee,
For rescue from our misery,

3. To Thee may raise our hearts and eyes,
Repenting sore with bitter sighs,
And seek Thy pardon for our sin,
And respite from our griefs within:

4. For Thou hast promised graciously
To hear all those who cry to Thee,
Through Him Whose naalone is great,
Our Saviour and our Advocate.

5. And thus we come, O God, to-day,"
And all our woes before Thee lay,
For tried, forsaken, lo! we stand,
Perils and foes on every hand.

6. Ah! hide not for our sins Thy face,
Absolve us through Thy boundless grace,
Be with us in our anguish still,
Free us at last from every ill;

7. That so with all our hearts we may
Once more our glad thanksgivings pay,
And walk obedient to Thy word,
And now and ever praise the Lord.
In today’s anthem, “Turn Thy Face from My Sins” by Thomas Attwood, we ask the Lord to look away from our sins and make our hearts “clean.” Listen to this anthem, typical of English choral music from the late 18th Century. Text: Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds. Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

New project from the ESC Choir
Please look and listen here to an iMovie project that includes the singing of the ESC choir, a previous recording, and pictures from the ESC campus.
Virtual Sunday School resumes this Sunday!

We are excited to get back to Sunday School this fall! Our first day will be this Sunday, September 13, by Zoom. Classes will be organized as follows:
  • Godly Play: Ages: 3 years - 1st Grade 
  • 2nd - 5th Grade
  • 6th - 8th Grade 
  • 9th -12th Grade

Anyone with a child ages 3 through 1st grade, who would like to receive a link to the Zoom Godly Play can email susanflye@gmail.com.

If you are interested in helping, attending or if you have any questions please contact: Lynn.lear@gmail.com
From Will Foster, the Gospel for August 23. Thank you to Will for being part of our middle school summer Building Faith program.
Chapel Pantry needs some muscle!
By Kay O'Reilly, Chapel Pantry Director

The Pantry had another record day on Labor Day weekend with 303 families served! We had enough milk and eggs, produce, bread and meat, along with a large bag of non-perishable food for everyone. It’s a little like the loaves and the fishes each week, but we serve a God of Abundance and it always works out!

Our special need at this time is muscle! One of our faithful volunteers from Galilee needs to cut back to one day a week at the pantry. He’s our go-to guy when we need some extra strength. So, we need some extra help on Thursday afternoons from 12-4 and the occasional Friday afternoon. If you can’t go to the gym, you can get your workout at the pantry! Call or text Kay O’Reilly at 757-323-7495 or email koreilly@easternshorechapel.org to volunteer.

Thank you for the empty egg cartons and egg donations! Keep them coming. We are re-packing lots of eggs each week.
Parish Book Store: Appointments to shop

Need cards, a wall cross, a piece of jewelry or a book? Just want to peruse our merchandise? Make an appointment at the Parish Book Store by calling 757-425-0114 or emailing books@easternshorechapel.org. One of the volunteers will meet you so that you can shop. OR if it is a book you want, order from bookshop.org; click on “find a bookstore,” type in “Virginia Beach” and click on our web site. You can order ANY book (not just those on the website), and Parish Book Store will receive a portion of the sale. The book will be shipped directly to you in 6 to 10 days. 
Exciting first week back at Parish Day School
It has been an exciting week for Parish Day School. After a full week of teacher training, we opened on September 8 for our Full Day Families. Our students are learning new routines and how to safely interact and play with one another. We have loved hearing their laughter and joy in our hallways once again.
Thursday Morning Daily Office in the outdoor chapel

LIVE and the ESC Outdoor Chapel, every Thursday morning at 7:30. Join us won't you for the morning Daily Office. Face masks required, social distancing and no singing - but it's better than nothing. Bring your Prayer Book if you have one, if not follow along on your cell phone. Or, you can join us live on ZOOM meeting number: 562 715 368 Password: John1513. We are on ZOOM every morning but Sunday. Join us won't you?
Evening Prayer via ZOOM

Join us each evening for Evening Prayer every Monday through Friday at 7:30 PM via ZOOM. Just go to www.zoom.us and enter meeting number 869 9363 5805, and password: Ex1414. Hosted by David Wynne.
Pray for Our Military

From CRU Military Ministry -- Pray for the Military Family to be strong and resilient. Pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual protection. Pray for God to protect their hearts from fear and stress so that they will find joy in the everyday blessings of life. Pray for them to learn how to overcome the challenges that separations can bring and for military families to remain strong in faith and dependence on the Lord.

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.
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