Old Donation Episcopal Church

October 18, 2020
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Chimes

Happy beautiful Fall Wednesday, 
We had our first attempt at moving the 10:00 worship into Tucker Hall last Sunday and it worked well! We found that with doors and windows open and seating distanced well, we were comfortably able to have about 54 of us for Sunday service. Good to know for Sundays with bad weather or as it gets colder. 
THIS Sunday, we have a good shot of a beautiful day OUTDOORS again after two rainy Sundays. It should be perfect (maybe we should start calling it the EDEN CHAPEL?). Sign up and I look forward to seeing you. 
I loved the Children's formation packet sent out yesterday. Click HERE if you missed it. We hope you find it helpful for some family time centered around the gospel.  
Tomorrow, join us for ZOOM studies at 11:00 and 7:00 as Ashley+ walks us through an understanding of Romans 13 and Paul's exhortation to be subject to the governing authorities. 
Friday night is a "scary movie" night. These are getting better and better.  Parish Life is doing a nice job of developing these programs, so come enjoy while it is still nice enough. See below for more info. 
Saturday we will bury our dear friend, Jack Barry at 10:30am. Read the notice that came out this morning for details. Please keep Jack's family in your prayers. Liane and Kevin Long and their two boys, Kyle and Ryan, are active members of the parish and can use our support as well as sons, Mark and Steve and their families. 
Peace and blessings in Jesus,
Movie FRIGHT Night! This Friday, 16 October, promptly at 7:00pm! Grown Up Outdoor Movie Night, and our Halloween feature is
The Shining! Come check out our new 20' screen! Limited seating, click now to register! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks and drinks. Dress warmly! We will also have a short trivia style game at "intermission". If you would like to participate, please bring your mobile device (that can connect to your service provider) with you. As always, masks and social distancing are required.
Jack Barry Memorial Service: THIS Saturday, 17 October 10:30am. We will live broadcast this service on Facebook and to our Parish Hall. We have limited seating available only in the Parish Hall if you would like to attend. Please click HERE to reserve your seat and be sure to arrive 20 minutes early for check-in. Masks are required.  
Feed My Sheep: THIS Saturday at 9:00am in the kitchen we will prepare bag lunches. On Sunday, after the 10:00am service we will head to Norfolk to give them to those in need. Please contact Melissa Waide if you would like to help, or for more information!  
All Saints' Sunday: is coming right up. Please email us a name and photo of those that you have lost since 2 November 2019.   
Halloween Event! Moe's Dinner, Trunk or Treat, Pumpkins! Sunday, 25 October 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Proceeds from Moe's go to our Day School Julia Tucker Scholarship Fund. Drive through to collect your supper, receive a pumpkin, and dress the kids in costumes for Trunk or Treat! Click HERE to order Moe's online or call 757-495-9500. 
Confirmation for Youth & Adults: If you are interested in being Confirmed, or Received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Fr. Bob soon. The Bishop is coming 1 November!   
Classes for youth will be at 4:00pm on Sunday, 25 October in the Parish Hall. These will be led by Bob+ and Ashley+ as preparation. 
Classes for adults who wish to explore Reception or Confirmation will be in the Parish Hall at 11:00am (after the 10:00am Sunday service completes) on October 25. 
For both there will be some other resources for study and discussion. Please let Bob+ know if you are interested in these classes or have questions about whether this is right for you.  
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!)  
Stewardship is VITAL with Will Walker
Stewardship is VITAL with Will Walker
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
 Year To Date  
Total Pledge and Plate Received$400,106
Total Pledge and Plate Budget$436,677
Budget/ Received Difference$ -36,571
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, 18 October 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.*
Exodus 33:12-23
Matthew 22:15-22
Parish Office

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

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
The Rev. Genevieve Nelson, Deacon, gnelson@olddonation.org
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