St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
November 17, 2021

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Fr. Jesse Lassiter, Celebrant

Mass this week:
THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
CHRIST THE KING
11:00 am Sunday, High Mass

9:00 am Wednesday, Low Mass

Bible Study
 7 PM Wednesdays
at St. Peter's in the Library.
Enter through the door by the office.
We will be studying the readings for Sunday.

Next Week: No Bible Study - Joint Thanksgiving Service at
St. Peter's at 7:00pm.

Mass Availability

Are you not ready to worship at St. Bride's on Sunday, but are missing Mass?
The Wednesday Morning Mass is a great time to come. There are only a handful of
people in the congregation so there is plenty of space.
The service is quiet, contemplative and is said rather than sung.

Fr. Jesse is available to bring Mass to your home if you are unable to get out.
Please call him or the office to set up a time.


Stewardship 2021

For Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21 KSV

Where is your heart? Look at your spending. Is your heart with your hobbies? Is your heart with transitory items like (extra) food and drink- socializing? Is your treasure spent on yourself or on others? Does the way you spend your treasure show you thankfulness to God for all your blessings? If you haven't returned your pledge card, please consider doing so soon after prayerfully considering what God gives you, and what you can return to him with thanks.

WELCOME
The Vestry has committed to getting back to a point where St. Bride's is a place of worship and comfort, not only to our own parishioners but also to those who attend elsewhere on Sundays. To that end we have been sending notifications to the Diocesan Newsletter publicizing The Rosary on Thursday nights and some Holy Days which are not celebrated at all churches.

Please be here to welcome any visitors.
Holy Days 2021

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE COVERAGE
AT BOTH ST. BRIDE'S AND ST. PETER'S WE HAVE
SCHEDULED SOME JOINTLY HELD SERVICES.
PLEASE ATTEND THE SERVICE WHICH MOST SUITS
YOUR NEEDS AND SCHEDULE.

November

THANKSGIVING EVE
Wednesday, November 24
Low Mass
9AM
St. Bride's

Joint Service at St. Peter's
Eucharist 7:00 PM
No services on Thanksgiving Day at either Church.

St. Andrew 
Tuesday, November 30
Transfer to Wednesday, December 1
9 AM
St Bride's


December

St. Thomas
Tuesday, December 21 
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's

Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24
   Joint Mass with St. Peter's at St. Bride’s
4:30 PM
with Music and Incense

Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24
Joint Mass with St. Peter's at St. Peter's
 Vigil Mass
10:30 PM 

Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25 
Joint Mass with St. Peter's at St Bride's
10:30 AM
Mass with Carols

1st Christmas
Sunday, December 26
Regularly scheduled services at each church

St. John
Monday, December 27
(Will not be celebrated this year)

Holy Innocents
Tuesday, December 28
Transfer to Wednesday, December 29
9 AM
St Bride's

The Feast of the Holy Name
Friday, December 31 
Joint Service with St. Peter's at St. Peter's
(Vigil Mass)
11 PM

January

The Epiphany
Thursday, January 6
High Mass
7 PM
St Bride's 

1st Epiphany
Sunday, January 9
Regular hours at each church
St Peter's will be celebrating The Epiphany
St Bride's will be celebrating The First Sunday of Epiphany
THE ROSARY GROUP AND THE CHOIR
Rosary 7:00 pm
Choir practice 7:30 pm
Except Thanksgiving!
GIRL SCOUTS
Girl Scout Troops 580 and 656 have begun meeting at St. Bride's.
Troop 580 will meet every other Tuesday from 6:45 to 7:45pm. Troop 656 will meet Sundays from 2 to 4pm. Door handles and surfaces will be sanitized after their meetings. Tables will be left up to air out. Our recommendation as many children will not have been vaccinated is that Parishioners avoid working in the Parish Hall on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoon.
We are happy to have these young people back at St. Bride's!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Mark your calendars for the Parish Annual Meeting.
It will be held on Sunday, December 5 following the 11AM Mass.

Finger Sandwiches and snacks will be provided.
It is important that you join us at the annual meeting.

News from Cherelle
We have received several great pictures from Cherelle. She is enjoying working on a cruise ship. "It's a different job" than anything she has done before. Her current cruise is through the Panama Canal and included two stops in Mexico! Here is a picture of Cherelle with her new friend Spiderman.
CALENDARS
The 2022 Churchman's Ordo Calendars are here!
Please pick yours up on Sunday.
Those for our less mobile population will be delivered when Fr. Jesse brings Mass to you,
or as we can visit you.
At this time, although the Diocese is not imposing any diocesan wide mandates, the Diocese strongly encourages indoor masking during public worship.
AT THIS TIME MASKING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AT ST. BRIDE'S
  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.
  4. Please do not mask if you have a medical reason not to.

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.

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

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.
Happy November Birthdays!
November 2 - Corrine Tsou
November 8 - Betsy Staley
November 13 - Lauren Anderson
November 21 - Pat Spoettle
OFFICE HOURS – PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING
Geralyn office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 1pm.

Mary Lovell's office hours: Out of office from November 22 through November 27

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