ESC Delegates take part in virtual Diocesan Annual Council

In a groundbreaking move for the Diocese of Southern Virginia, our 129th annual Council is meeting this week exclusively in a series of online sessions via Zoom. The program is varied, ranging from committee and ministry reports to educational and inspirational presentations. Council convened on Monday evening and meets nightly through this Friday. Saturday’s morning business session will feature electronic voting for offices and agenda items.
In addition to clergy, Eastern Shore Chapel is represented by delegates (L to R) Lynn Lear, Lee Davis, Molly Vaughn, and Dan McCready. Our own Delaney Brown is representing the Diocesan-wide Episcopal Youth Council. Thanks to all delegates!
Food Pantry Parade on March 7

The Pantry Parade is the service project that’s been organized by the confirmation youth. It is being held on March 7 between 2 and 4 PM. If you would like to support the chapel pantry and confirmation group through this event, please drive thru (with a mask) in front of the church and drop off canned goods (breakfast items are encouraged). The goal of our Pantry Parade is to give back and support the ministries in our church that do so much for the community. We would love to see you there and we hope you will consider donating whether it be through the Parade or at another time.

- Drake McGuinn and fellow Confirmands 
Lenten Kits are Still Available!

If you were unable to drive through last Tuesday to pick up a Lenten Kit, fear not! They are still available. Simply email Patti or Laurie to arrange to pick one up from the front office.
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 to the church office payable to ESC with "Easter flowers" in the memo line by March 24 along with a note indicating "in thanksgiving for"/ "in honor of"/ or "in memory of" those you wish to remember. The Easter flower honorariums will be printed in the Chapel Chimes. Thank you.
First Friday Men's Breakfast on March 5

If you haven't tried FFMB on ZOOM yet, why not try this month? Mark your calendars now for Friday March 5. Conversation starts at 7:30 AM. We'll discuss Lent happenings at ESC and the readings for the Third Sunday in Lent. Just click here to join.
Daily Morning Prayer

Join us any morning (but Sunday) at 7:30 for Daily Morning Prayer Rite Two (Page 75 of the Book of Common Prayer). Everything is provided except your coffee! Just relax and click here. Lay led, interactive, and informal, it's a great way to begin your day. (No meeting on Saturday Feb. 27 or Friday March 5.)
Chapel Pantry Update
By Kay O'Reilly, Chapel Pantry Coordinator
Today, the Pantry took possession of a brand new 16 ft. refrigerated truck as part of the grant the church received from the Foodbank and the Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership. Valued at $82,000, the truck will allow us to efficiently and safely pick up the rescued food we receive from stores. We will also be able to use just one vehicle instead of two to do our weekly food pickup from the Foodbank. The truck has a lift gate which allows us to pick up and deliver pallets of food without unloading them by hand. This will all be welcome news to our hardworking volunteers!

The truck arrival is also welcome because it will help bring to fruition the next new program for the Chapel Pantry. Beginning on Monday, March 8 from 12 to 2, the Pantry will host a weekly distribution of frozen meals from Mercy Chefs. These individual meals are ready to heat in the microwave and are meant for folks who may have challenges cooking for themselves, whether due to disability, illness, age, or other challenges. Look for more information on this new venture in next week’s Chimes.

The Pantry served 383 families on Saturday and the need is still great. Thank you for all your support!
Parish Book Store: Women's History Month

Going up on our “virtual bookshelves” are recommendations for books to celebrate Women’s History Month. Titles include books for children of all ages and adults. Check us out at Or, for those who want to peruse our titles in the actual store, call 757-425-0114 or email to make an appointment.
Parish Day School keeping bodies healthy

Parish Day School students have been learning about activities they can do to keep their bodies healthy. Students in our 3s classes enjoyed creating process art salads. Through this lesson students were learning about healthy fruits and vegetables they can add to their meals. Children were offered carrots and ranch dip for snack. Classes also brainstormed healthy activities such as playing soccer, walking their dog, or going on a nature walk with Mom and Dad. We loved hearing these healthy habits being instilled in our littlest learners.
Parish Day School registration opened on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 AM for our new families. Should you have someone interested in enrolling in preschool, please contact us at or call us at 757-491-6130.
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.

Pray for Our Military
From CRU Military Ministry -- PRAISE the Lord for the many new believers as a result of our Centurion’s Military Ministry in Mongolia! In a recent online outreach to 8 female cadets, 4 made a decision to receive Christ! At another online outreach, 22 cadets prayed to invite Jesus into their lives. Online ministry has proved to be a wonderful way to reach cadets in Mongolia! PRAY for good and fruitful follow-up meetings with the cadets so they will be steadfast in their commitment to follow Christ.
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