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Weekly Chimes E-News
January 22, 2023
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Grace and peace to all of you: friends and neighbors, 
 
All my cautions about keeping a reasonable pace go unheeded… by ME! Last weekend was wonderful, but loaded up with too many good options! Sunday evening after Sundays@5, 13 of us attended the Virginia Symphony Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk. Jeannie DeDominick was playing violin with the symphony so we even knew one of the performers. The concert was a tremendous blessing. 
 
The next morning, Lissie+ and Mal Higgins, and I attended a prayer meeting at Grace Episcopal Church in Norfolk in memory of MLK. It was powerful couple hours of sharing. Members of Grace were sharing their own encounters with racism and Jim Crow. They opened my eyes to lie struggles I would never face even today. 
 
This weekend we have our normal schedule of Sunday services and teaching. I’ll be in the Gathering and 5:00 and Lissie will preach in the church at 8 and 10. It’s my turn for the adult forum at 11:15 where we continue to tackle Bible study of Ruth. Middle School and High School classes also continue. 
 
On Sunday evening at 6:10, I’m taking High School pilgrimage group to All Saints' for our first combined session of preparation for the June trip to Ireland. 
 
Put the following on your calendar: Jan 29 - Annual Meeting; Feb 5 - order Super Bowl Subs, Young Historians Valentines; Feb 11 - Wine Tasting fundraiser; Feb 12 - Guest preacher: Antipas Harris; Feb 18 - Healing of the Soul workshop; Feb 21 - Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper; Feb 22 - Ash Wednesday for children and for adults (4 services). 

Tonight we have Wednesday programs with supper and Kipper+ will talk about healing prayer. Come out tomorrow evening from 6-7:30pm to join us for Young(ish) Adults and Families Thursday Night Dinner kick-off. We will have Panera soup and salad for the adults and pizza for the kids. Childcare is provided. We will spend some time getting to know each other and connect. If you miss this one, we will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
 
Think we have enough going on? 
See you Sunday. 
~Bob+
Wednesday Night Program
We are back in action! Kipper+ will talk about the spiritual practice of healing. Join us for supper at 6:00pm, and the program at 6:30pm.
Young(ish) Adults and Families Thursday Night Dinners
Tomorrow, 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Alfriend House. Thursday Night Dinners are back again on the first and third weeks of the month! Want to relax and talk to other adults in our church community? Whether you’re married, single, or have kids, if you like to eat and want to get to know other people, you are invited! Dinner and childcare are provided, and we will get to know each other and engage in light formation. Come check us out - we'll be in Alfriend House! Questions = Lissie+!
Middle School Outing!
THIS Saturday, 21 January, 11:15am - 2:45pm
Join us at Surge Trampoline Park for two hours of jumping, food and fun! RSVP NOW so we can make sure this is a GO!
Bayside Presbyterian Feeding
Preparation is this Saturday, 21 January, 6:00pm at Bayside Presbyterian. If you'd like to help, contact Melissa Waide 757-718-8599.
Pilgrimage Group!
Meeting THIS Sunday, 22 Jan, 6:30pm at All Saints'. Meet in the ODEC parking lot at 6:00pm to ride together, or meet us there. This meeting is part of our pilgrimage program, so we want to see you there.
2023 Giving
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Teaching Assistant Needed
Our own Day School has an opening for a Monday - Friday Teacher's Assistant in the 4s classroom. Please contact Amy Borden to apply!
Advent Wreath Forms
Please return your advent wreath forms to the Parish Office so we can use them again.
Yoga at ODEC!
Wednesday mornings, 9:15am in Tucker Hall, cost is $10 cash. This is a new class offered by parishioner Lauren Dinsmore, a certified yoga instructor. Click HERE for complete details! Questions? Contact Lauren!
Worship This Sunday - 22 January 2023
8:00am Church ☩ 10:00am Church ☩ 10:00am Gathering
5:00pm Sundays@5
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