Old Donation Episcopal Church

September 16, 2018
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Chimes

Hello, hello, Old Donation!

Well, we are off and running. This past Sunday we started up with our new Sunday schedule, with services at 8:00, 10:30 (Historic Church and Gathering both), and 5:00. And though there may be a worship gap between 8:00 and 10:30, there was certainly plenty going on! 33 of you were hanging out with me in the Parish Hall talking about Apocryphal Women, and I can't even count how many other adults were teaching youth or children, not to mention how many youth and children themselves were around. The Spirit is clearly alive in you, and you are bringing it out in abundance around here!

There is no program tonight, but we will be back up with our usual Wednesday night schedule next week. However, we have a lot coming up! Beans and Rice distribution will be happening on Saturday (weather permitting), and EYC starts up for the year on Sunday with a new format-check it out on Bell Ringer, or read your EYC email notices if it applies to you.

Don't forget, the Parish Picnic at Bayville Farms Park is coming up on Saturday, Sept 29. Be sure to RSVP!

Our pilgrims are in their final week in England now...before we know it, they'll be back with us ready to share their experiences. In the meantime, be sure to read the blog posts that are emailed out every day and check Facebook for pictures, so you can keep up with what they've been doing!

On Sunday, the Rev. Jacqueline Soltys will be back with us again, this time preaching at 8:00 and 10:30. I will be teaching at 9:15, and preaching in the Gathering and at Sundays@5.

It's hard to keep track of everything, but be sure to keep checking chimes and refer back to Bell Ringer when necessary! I'd hate for anyone to miss out on the fun.

Stay safe in this storm! Don't take unnecessary risks, and I'll see you all soon.

What's Happening Tonight...

NO Wednesday Night Program tonight!

6:00pm in Alfriend House.
Safety and Hurricane Plans

The Parish Office will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday.

We plan to operate on our normal schedule for Sunday. Please do NOT take chances with the weather. Don't go out unless it is safe to do so. We will alert you of any changes by email, and have updates on Facebook.
Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

Tomorrow Morning
NO Service or Bible Study this week. Be safe!
Young Adults
We're not meeting this week! 
Contact Mother Ashley for information!  
October Bell Ringer Submission Deadline
There is a lot going on at ODEC, and you need to let everyone know! Please be sure to give us all of your information so everyone can read about it in the October Bell Ringer! The submission deadline is Wednesday, 19 September. Please send your information to Gretchen . 
Click HERE to RSVP!

Two Positions Available at VB United Methodist 
Virginia Beach United Methodist needs someone to work 10-15 hours a week, about $15 per hour to run their soundboard on Sunday mornings, post those recordings and other. AND, a Children's minister - ages through middle school. 30 hours per week with benefits. Contact Terry Jenkins for more information.  214-5561

Ministry Links

Sunday, 16 September 2018
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 

8:00am Rite I:  The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys
10:30am Rite II:  The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys 
10:30am The Gathering: The Rev. Ashley Urquidi 
Sundays@5:  The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi

Parish Office

Gretchen Hood, Parish Administrator, odec@olddonation.org
The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Jr., Rector,  brandall@olddonation.org
The Rev. Ashley E. Urquidi, Assistant Rector, aurquidi@olddonation.org
The Rev. Fred Poteet, Priest Associate, fpoteet@olddonation.org
Marta Cohen, Youth Minister, mcohen@olddonation.org
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