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Old Donation Episcopal Church

November 22, 2020
Christ the King Sunday

Weekly Chimes

Hello Old Donation!
Today, we've skipped over Fall and entered into Winter. It is cold and blustery out there, but still beautiful with the sun shining. Bundle up and take a short walk!
Things continue to be interesting around ODEC. Construction is ramping up once again, and the offices are now in total disarray as the front and side of the building will be receiving a new roof. Our Day School is continuing to operate as usual, despite VB City Public schools going virtual. Our precautions have proved effective, and we are continuing to provide this much-needed service to our families.
For the time being, our worship services will also continue as they have been. However, as COVID case numbers continue to rise in Virginia Beach, there is an increased likelihood that we will have to revert to live-streamed services in the near future. For now, continue to attend church however you feel most comfortable-in person or online. We will keep you informed on any developments as they happen!
Next week is Thanksgiving. November has gone by faster than any month yet. Please join us next Wednesday evening at 7pm for our Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, this year held via live-stream. On Thanksgiving morning at 10am we will have our Thanksgiving day service in the church, seating is first come (RSVP) first served. The RSVP link will go out on Monday.
That's all for now, my friends. Please, stay safe. Wear your masks. Social distance. Take care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors.
Peace be with you!

Forward Day by Day booklets: The new booklets are available and in the plastic bin under the Bell Tower. Feel free to stop by to grab one. 
RSVP for Sunday Worship Services: We are having in-person services, but please RSVP due to limited  capacity. 8:00am in the Church, 10:00am in the graveyard. Click HERE to make a reservation for an in-person service. Remember to arrive about 15 minutes early for temperature checks and to get seated/situated. Masks are required, and bring a chair if you'll attend the outdoor service.  
(If you have already registered, no need to register again - you're set to go!)  
Thanksgiving Eve: join us at 7:00pm on Facebook Live for our first live-stream Ecumenical service to give thanks, despite all that has happened in 2020.  
The reservation sign-up will be available Monday for the Thanksgiving Day service.  
November Bell Ringer: if you haven't yet read it - check it out! Click HERE for PDF or HERE for magazine! 
You can click to pledge right now for 2021! We encourage you to contribute online, through your bank, or mail your donation. Our website has a link for Giving. Feel free to email the office if you need help.  
Our mailing address:
Old Donation Episcopal Church
PO BOX 68067
Virginia Beach, VA 23471
 October Year To Date  
Total Pledge and Plate Received$486,385
Total Pledge and Plate Budget$541,278
Budget/ Received Difference$-54,893
No. of Pledging Units to General Fund195

Little Learners - Growing with God

A little something for your littles at home!
Click here to see what we have for your children to Grow with God!

Construction Impact

Have you read the blog recently? SO much is happening!!!

Construction continues by Alfriend House and in the front parking lot. If you come to the parish office, you must not drive beyond the Bell Tower. Call us so we can meet you for entry. 757-497-0563.Check out the BLOG to read everything!
Click HERE for pictures!

Ministry Links

Sunday, 22 November 2020
***Please choose only one service to attend*** 
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
(click HERE to make a reservation for this service)

10:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite II Outdoor Service &
(click HERE to make a reservation for this service)
11:30am Streamed Service on Facebook Live 
*If you have already registered, NO NEED to register again!  
If you are unable to attend an in-person service for which you have already RSVP'd, please contact the Parish Office so we can remove your name and make space for others.*
Ephesians 1:15-23
Parish Office

Note: Your clergy and staff are working mainly from home,
but we are always available by email.

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator,
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector,
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Associate Rector,
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Priest Associate,
The Rev. Genevieve Nelson, Deacon,
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