The Passover Lamb
contemporary American bronze sculptor C. Malcolm Powers

Old Donation Episcopal Church

September 6, 2020
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Chimes

Hello Old Donation! 
For many of us, this is the last week of summer break. Schools and colleges have either started or are starting next week, and a new kind of chaos is beginning. I am praying for all of you who are embarking on this new educational journey as students, teachers, and parents. It's going to be quite a ride.
Normally, school starting means ODEC falls into our regular Fall rhythm with formation hour and Wednesday night programs, and lots of celebratory events. Things will look a lot different this year and a more detailed Formation Information email will go out soon, but until then please CLICK HERE to register your school-age children for "Sunday School." If you have any questions or want to offer your help in making these things happen, please reach out to me or Summer Johnson. 
The other thing that normally happens at this time of year is the annual Blessing of the Backpacks. This year, Parish Life is working with Summer to hold a drive-through celebration for the start of school, held on Sept 13. We'll have packaged ice cream cones to hand out, as well as a pandemic-appropriate blessing, and some things put together specific for families with young children. This is geared towards students and teachers, but ALL are welcome to come by, say hi, and get some ice cream!
Finally, this Friday night will be the second ODEC Movie Night-8:00pm in the graveyard, bring your own snacks and drinks, and come out for a showing of UP. Don't forget masks and social distancing, and be sure to RSVP below.
Despite all that 2020 is throwing at us, we are still an active parish and you can find God everywhere you look. Come for what you can, and when you can't come, join us online!
See you soon,

Vaughn Wilson is the Birthday Boy!
Tonight! Drive-by "Say Happy Birthday to Vaughn" TONIGHT, September 2nd, from 6-7pm in front of his house at 4525 Yarmouth Court, VB 23455.  He is (remarkably) turning 91 years old! Questions? Contact Martha at 310-430-2306.   
Movie Night! Hosted by Parish Life THIS Friday, 4 September we will watch UP!, starting promptly at 8:00pm on our 20ft screen! Limited seating due to social distancing, so please reserve your spot early! Bring your own chair and snacks! Masks are required. This series will continue over the next several weeks.   
Worship Survey: If you have not already done so, please click HERE to complete our quick survey so we can gather more information on how our service schedule is working for you!  
Forward Day by Day: The current booklets are in a plastic bin under the Bell Tower! If you'd like to receive a daily email from them click HERE to give them your email information. If you'd like to listen to their daily podcast, click HERE.
We are having in-person services, but it's important you 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, there is no need to register again - you're set to go!)  
We encourage you to contribute online, through your bank, or mail in 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$362,608
Total Pledge and Plate Budget$384,078
Budget/ Received Difference$ -21,470
No. of Pledging Units to General Fund195

Construction Impact

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, 6 September 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost  

***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 Live Streamed Service
(note the new time!)  
***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.***
Parish Office

Note: Your clergy and staff are mostly working 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,
Summer Johnson, Children's & Youth Minister,
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