St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
March 24, 2021

March 25,2021
Sung Mass - 7PM - Thursday at St. Bride's
Hosting St. Peter's as guests.
Please make time on your calendar to attend. This feast commemorates the announcement by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would bear a Son. It is hard to believe that nine months from now we will be celebrating the birth of that Son at Christmas!
Evening Prayer from St. Peter's
On St. Peter's, Norfolk
Facebook page.

Followed at 7:20 by a teaching on The Eucharist. The teaching is based on the book
Being Christian by Rowan Williams.
Chapter 3 is The Eucharist. The book is available through
some local libraries on streaming services.

You may access the teaching via zoom using the information below.

Jesse Lassiter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lenten Teaching
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 9640 6052
Passcode: 3pYRYd
Beginning immediately,
St. Bride's is open for in-person worship.
The congregation must be masked and distanced.


We know that some people are not yet able to participate in person.
We will continue to live-stream our services.
The may be found by Googling St. Bride's Anglo-Catholic.

Current Mass times are
9am Wednesday, Low Mass
11:00am Sunday, High Mass
This Sunday, Palm Sunday may start late as Fr. Jesse must finish
 at St. Peter's before coming here.

The absent members of the congregation will be remembered in prayer.

Financial News
We try to be fiscally responsible with your gifts and donations. In order to afford a part-time priest we made the budget very conservative and did not allow for contingencies. As you remember, our boiler had a failure which meant that there were several days when the INSIDE temperature was in the forties! The boiler has been repaired but the relays, pumps and valves which needed to be replaced and the labor to replace them came to $3,680.75. The Vestry has chosen, rather than cut an already tight budget this early in the year, to ask for your assistance.
We have already received $1,550.00 in checks and pledge of up to $1,000.00. Can you assist us in keeping our budget balanced? Any funds we receive in excess of the needed $3,680.75 will be used to create a contingency fund in the budget. If you are able to assist with this project please mark your donation Boiler Fund.
Thank you for considering this appeal.

  Wednesdays in Lent

9:00 AM Low Mass in Church ( Priest, Server, distancing precautions.)

7:00 PM  A joint Zoom meeting with St. Peter’s. Fr. Jesse will be teaching on the Basics of our Faith. This will be an excellent refresher for many and a useful introduction for those who are seekers. See previous Zoom information.

Palm Sunday

11:00 AM  The High Mass in Church.
A procession of palms from the parking lot to the church will occur.
Filming will begin at the entry into the church. People must be masked and
social distanced.

You may also participate in Mass via our Facebook page, St. Bride’s
Anglo-Catholic as a livestream (while it is happening) or watch and participate later. 

Independent Study in Lent

We have many excellent DVDs that we are happy to lend out. Topics include Saints, Bible Study, Liturgy and Church History. If you missed some of our previous presentations during Adult Formation, now is a great time to catch up. Call the Office to request a specific DVD or presenter. We can make sure you
can get the DVD.
The 2021 Flower and Candle charts have been posted.
Please call the office if you have dedications for specific dates.
Easter flower dedications are due this Sunday.
Altar Flowers for Easter 
Altar Flowers may be given in memory of or in thanksgiving for someone special.  Please be sure to indicate the name as you wish it to appear in the bulletin.

I would like to donate $          toward the cost of the Easter Altar flowers and to remember the following names:

In loving memory of:                                                                                                                                                                                      

In thanksgiving for:                                                                                                                                                                                        

Given by:                                                                                            
(Deadline for listing in the Easter bulletin is Palm Sunday, March 28th)
If you would like to make a donation toward the cost of Easter Altar flowers,
please let the office know by Palm Sunday, March 28th.
Happenings at St. Bride's
As you know, we have a Living Memorial Fund. Donations to this fund, in memory of loved ones, or in thanksgiving for an occasion or person are
only used to purchase permanent items for use in the church.
The Vestry has approved several expenditures from this fund. These pictures are of the new set of white chasuble, which will be worn on The Feast of the Annunciation tomorrow night. This was purchased to replace a Chasuble which became too frail to wear.

We will be collecting canned goods during
Lent to benefit
St. Matthews food closet.
Drop your cans/dry goods at Church during office hours or use a key if you have one. Place them in the box on the kitchen counter. If you would prefer you may send a check or bring money by. We will use the funds to purchase Food Lion gift cards.
Our parishioners as well as others in need may receive assistance from the food closet.
St. Bride's is looking for some additional Ushers. Current responsibilities will be assisting attendees during the filming of Mass, and ensuring that the participants are socially distant. Ushers will also be responsible for pushing the button on an I-phone (provided) to begin recording the Mass, and stopping the recording following the Mass.
Please see or call Mary Lovell if you are interested.
Happy March Birthdays!

March 3 - Holly Butt
March 4 - Kathy Gower, Steve Anderson
March 7 - Stephen Braithwaite
March 10 - Sophia Lassiter
March 11 - Pete McCoy, Jr.
March 15 - Maryann Corcoran
March 21 - Ben Williams
March 29 - Everette Floyd
March 30 - Ted Zepnikowski
March 31 - Mariette Leonard

Happy March Anniversary!

March 5 - Steve and Florence
Geralyn will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9am -1pm.

Mary Lovell's office hours: Wednesday 9-11.
Please call Mary Lovell at 757-237-2503, if you need anything! 

Fr. Jesse's regularly scheduled days off are Tuesday and Saturday.
Appointments available.
In case of an emergency call Fr. Jesse at 1-386- 566-1967