St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
August 11, 2021

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Mass this week:
11:00 am Sunday, High Mass
Fr. Jim Hunter, Celebrant

9:00 am Wednesday, Morning Prayer

Fr. Jim Hunter will be with us on Aug 15 while
Fr. Jesse and Sophia vacation in New England.
Please welcome him back to St. Bride's.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS

St. Mary The Virgin
Monday
August 16
7 PM
High Mass
Fr. Jesse Lassiter, Celebrant

AFTER FR. JESSE'S VACATION
Bible Study 7 PM Wednesdays at St. Peter's in the Library.
The Rosary Group and the Choir
are taking their annual summer break from
July 22 until September 2.
Both the Rosary and Choir practice will resume on Thursdays in September.
If you need Rosary sheets or a Rosary to take home with you, please let Mary Lovell, Steve or Florence know and we will assist you.
PARISH NEWS

Our condolences to Everette Floyd on the death of his twin brother
Ervin Richard Floyd aged 87,
who was buried last week in the Floyd family in Tillman, S.C.

Everette's daughters Kim and Kay represented Everette as he was unable to travel. Everette is at home and recovering well from a recent hospital stay.

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Roy Corson had surgery on Sunday to repair a broken hip. He is currently in Chesapeake Regional and has begun physical therapy. We pray for a full and rapid recovery for Roy.
PARISH NORMS
Delta Variant Guidelines
FROM BISHOP HAYNES AND THE HEALTH ADVISORY PANEL

Unfortunately the Coronavirus is upon us again, this time in the form of the Delta variant. Cases are on the upswing and percent positivity is rising again. Bishop Haynes convened the Health Advisory Panel on Monday, August 2 to seek their counsel. 

At this time the Diocese is not imposing any diocesan wide mandates.
INDOOR MASKING SHOULD BE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
DURING PUBLIC WORSHIP.

Each congregation, in conjunction with clergy and vestry, should decide their own protocols.
Ours follow.
VESTRY ACTION ON COVID PROTOCALS
as of June 2021

At this time you may choose to mask or un-mask
EXCEPTIONS:
  1. Please mask if you are un-vaccinated
  2. Please mask if you are un-able to be vaccinated
  3. If for any reason you are uncomfortable un-masked, please mask.

Remember that a person's reason for masking or un-masking IS NOT OUR BUSINESS. We ask that you refrain from discussion of vaccination or masking in keeping with our long standing policy of avoiding political discussions at St. Bride's.

The Offering will be gathered from the congregation, and offered at the Offertory Hymn
Please stand during the Offertory Hymn.

The Lector will undertake the server's duties in altar preparation. Communion will continue to be in "one kind."

Full altar party, Gospel procession and other returns to our normal worship are anticipated for September.

Please sit where you like, but do be aware of people's need for space. Social distance as possible.

While it is helpful if you bring bulletins or trash out to the bins, missals, prayer books and hymnals may remain in the pews.

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HOW TO PASS THE PEACE AT THIS TIME
As we have a number of people for whom close contact is still not a good idea, we will continue to pass the Peace with a solemn bow.

The Passing of the Peace should be managed reverently and with no talking other than the authorized responses in the missal. If someone offers to physically Pass the Peace it is fine to fold your hands and bow instead of shaking hands.
Please do what is safe for your situation.

We know that some people are not yet able to participate in church in person.
The absent members of the congregation will be remembered in prayer.

FUTURE PLANNING
Yearly, we request members consider their wishes for their own funerals.
The Vestry has taken forms to fill out, and we have a number of forms on file.
IF
we do not have a form for you, please consider giving us one.
This is a wonderful gift to give your family. It means that they are not trying to decide among themselves which are your favorite hymns, what reading you want, and your decisions help guide their ability to make choices at a difficult time.
You are always welcome to review and revise your plans.
Please make sure you have a plan on file in the church office.

Happy August Birthdays!
August 3 - Daniel Greenfield
August 6 - Zachary Gower
August 17th - Brendan Tsou
August 28th - Janet Hogwood, Nancy White
Happy August Anniversaries!
August 10th - Walter and Mariette Leonard
August 24th - Janet and Ray Hogwood
OFFICE HOURS – PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING
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 is on vacation.