Christ in Glory
St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, OH

Old Donation Episcopal Church

November 10, 2019
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Chimes

"I sing a song of the saints of God" was at the top of the charts last Sunday. Saints were on our minds and hearts last Sunday. Our list of those who have died and those who were baptized in the past year was long. It was a blessing to present Charles Jay to join in the saint making process through baptism. 
 
It was also Ingathering for 2020 Stewardship pledges for the operating funds. We had a wonderful offering with 100 pledges for $345K. I give thanks to God for this bountiful start with a little less than half the pledges we expect. If you haven't yet made a pledge of your estimated giving, please pray and make one out this week. It is so helpful to your own spiritual life and to the vestry as we plan next year's mission and ministry. (And eat some M&Ms for a sugar rush of inspiration!) 
 
Veterans' Day observance at Old Donation is this Sunday. We will have special prayers and music. Some of our members who have served or are active in military service wear their uniforms to church for an annual picture after the 10:30 services. We give thanks for those who have served this nation and remember the freedoms and rights that are a resultant gift. 
 
EYC is heading to Norfolk after the 10:30 services to assist with feeding the hungry with "Feed my sheep". It is good to give back to God's work through service to our communities. 
 
I will be teaching in the adult class about St. Paul and the Holy Spirit. Kipper continues her class on "Episcopal 101." Joe Tucker will lead a discussion of saints in the Music Room. Lots of options! Fred Poteet+ will be preaching at 8 and 10:30, and I am in the Gathering and for Paws, Prayers & Praise. 
 
Monday the office is closed for the holiday. Monday night at 7:00pm at Pleasure House Brewing I will convene our next "THIRST" session of Pub Theology. I'm buying the first round of excellent craft beers while we talk theology. Each session is fun and thought-provoking. Join us!
 
Shalom!

What's Happening Tonight...

Supper at 6:00pm
Vestry Commission Meetings begin at 6:30pm
 
Outreach, Parish Life, Buildings & Grounds, Day School

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Thursday Morning
Holy Eucharist 10:00am
Bible Study in the Parish Hall at 11:00am

Knit Wits
Tomorrow! Join our knitters in Alfriend House the 1st Thursday of each month at 1:30pm.

CREW - Young-ish Adults
No meeting this week! 
Contact Mother Ashley if you need details.       
 
Feed My Sheep
No food preparation is needed on Saturday, but if you'd like to help serve the meal, meet in the Kitchen after the 10:30am services on Sunday. Questions? Contact Melissa Waide

JOY Dinner Group
Friday, 15 November, 5:30pm at Gus and George's on VB Boulevard
    
Pledge Cards Accepted!
Have you turned in your pledge card? If not, you can pledge online!
Click HERE
White Elephant Items Accepted Now
Time to clean out your closets and garage ! Drop your items off in the POD in front of Alfriend House:  M-TH 9-4 and Fri 9-12.  
Please box or bag items for proper storage in the POD. 
Click to contact Carolyn Gerace or call 757-818-5509 for information!
 
Ronald McKeon Memorial Service
Former parishioner, Pastor Ronald McKeon passed away 28 September while serving as a missionary in Brazil.
Service: Friday, 8 November, 10:00am, All Saints' Church, Woodbridge 
Burial at 2:00pm, Quantico National Cemetery 
For all information, click HERE!
 
 
Saturday, November 16 th at 9:00am, led by Buildings & Grounds! We are starting preparations to welcome the community to our beautiful Parish the following Saturday for Oyster Roast. Food & coffee provided! Please bring your work gloves, and personal yard rakes and weeding tools are welcome.

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Sunday, 10 November 2019
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Veterans Day Sunday - feel free to dress in uniform!

8:00am Rite I:   The Rev. Fred Poteet
10:30am Rite II :   The Rev. Fred Poteet  
10:30am The Gathering The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr.   
5:00pm Paws, Prayers & Praise The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr. 
     
  
 
Parish Office

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator, odec@olddonation.org
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector,  brandall@olddonation.org
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Associate Rector, aurquidi@olddonation.org
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Priest Associate, fpoteet@olddonation.org
Summer Johnson, Children's & Youth Minister, youth@olddonation.org
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