Old Donation Episcopal Church
Weekly Chimes E-News
October 10, 2021
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
God is great. Today we sit between two fabulous weekends for ODEC. Last Sunday was Blessing of the Animals with about 165 of you (and at least 40-50 animals) in worship. Sunday night Youth@ODEC got started again with over 20 kids, great mentors, and a super start. This coming Sunday (Oct 10) we celebrate our annual Parish Feast Day so it is time to celebrate again!
Make your reservation and plan to hang around for a box lunch and drink from Taste. We have ordered a variety of vegetarian, gluten-free, and regular meat sandwiches. While we eat, our guest speaker will be The Rev. Canon James Harlan, new to the Diocese and working for Bishop Susan. Historic Traditions will hold tours of the Church and graveyard. Stewardship is sponsoring the meal and will talk about the messages you will receive leading up to the pledge “In-gathering” on All Saints’ Sunday, November 7. We already have a large turnout reserved. Don’t MISS OUT! (If it rains, our Great Hall is ready with capacity for 250! Everything moves inside easily. 
For Youth, Middle School and High School, show up again Sunday night at 5:50 for food, fun, fellowship and formation. 
See you soon!!
Thursday Holy Eucharist
Every Thursday morning at 10:00am in the Church. Join us for Holy Eucharist and healing prayers.

Items to Donate?
Contact Janette Crumley 757-403-4515 if you have fine items of clothing, or fine household items to donate. Everything will go to "Shop for a Cause" which benefits St. Mary's Home and Virginia Supportive Housing. Mark you calendar for 16/17 October to shop here at ODEC! Watch for more details!

Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Series
Beginning again in October with both online and in-person circles. If you are interested please contact Dan Ries (dries@cox.net or 757-277-1907), Jane Kiefer (jbzkiefer@gmail.com or 757-498-7969) or Bonnie Kiermaier (bonnie6616@gmail.com or 757-434-2414). For more information on Sacred Ground go to: https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/about.

Pre-Consecrated Communion Kits
Kits are available at the church office Mon-Thursday from 10-2:00. These are used at home with the 11:00am live-stream service. Please text us when coming so we can take them out to you. Bob 757-613-3404, or Ashley 717-686-0688.

I'd Like a Name Tag!
Send an email to Gretchen with your name(s). The cost is $8.70/each. You can send a check in the mail, or bring it on Sunday. We will notify you when your name tag is ready.

ChurchLife Parish Directory
Are you a member of ODEC and have a smart phone? If so, you can access our directory. Take time to put ChurchLife on your smart phone so you can be in contact with other members. Click HERE to download the app for your phone and get started. If you have troubles, please email the Parish Administrator for help.

Construction Update
Please be sure to communicate with the Parish Office by email, not by calling the office. Due to construction, phone lines do not function at this time.
FaithWorks: ODEC youth and adults began a project Saturday Oct. 2, to paint the townhouse of an 87 year old woman in the Chimney Hill neighborhood, completing 1/3 of the job. We will continue this project working Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 12:00noon on Saturday 10/23 and 10/30. Please consider putting your faith to work by helping us complete this project. Contact Dan Ries at dries@cox.net or cell phone 757-277-1907 to volunteer.
Every Sunday! Middle and High School youth. Meal at 5:50pm. Separate fellowship 6:15pm - 7:15pm. Questions? Email Fr. Bob. Meet in our Eden Chapel!
Worship This Sunday - 10 October 2021
8:00am Rite I in the Church
10:30am Rite II outside Eden Chapel - Old Donation Feast Day!
11:00am on Facebook
5:00pm Sundays@5 Informal Holy Eucharist
8am, 10:30am & 5pm
in-person services
11:00am Recorded on Facebook
  • Masks are required for everyone worshiping indoors.
  • Nursery available at the 10:30am service.
  • Wear your name tag so folks can say hi!
We are GRATEFUL for your FAITHFUL generosity.
Please know that your gifts make it possible for God's work to continue.
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Contact Us!
We do not have office phones at this time - please email!

Parish Administrator: Gretchen Hood
Associate Rector: The Rev. Ashley Urquidi
Priest Associate: The Rev. Fred Poteet
4449 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Mailing address:
PO BOX 68067 Virginia Beach, VA 23471