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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Third Sunday of Advent – Rose Sunday

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30am The Gathering, Holy Eucharist

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Romans 16:25-27

Luke 1:26-38

 Canticle 15

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One needs a program to keep up with all the action at this time of year! And so much of what is going on is tied to celebration of light and hope. Both the Hebrew festival of Chanukah, which began last night, and the Christian Feast Day of St. Lucia are based on the winter solstice. As Rabbi Zobermann taught us on Sunday, hope has long been expressed through celebrations of light overcoming darkness.
We have no service, dinner or program tonight as we make space for another congregation to celebrate the season. Thursday morning is continues as normal with the service at 10am, and Bible Study at 11am. Friday evening at 5:30 we have a wonderful family night planned around Christmas movies and cookies in the Parish Hall (RSVP). Also Friday evening, the Joy Dinner Group invites you to an evening out together. And, at 5pm our friends from Tidewater Chavurah celebrate Chanukah in Alfriend House. This Sunday the EYC (all ages) has their Christmas Party at 4:30. Join us at 5:00pm for a wonderful Handbell Consort in the church, followed at 6pm with a reception.
The J2A pilgrimage class is headed out Sunday morning to be “good-will Santas (and saints)” for Mission of the Holy Spirit. They’ll purchase gifts this week, and deliver them Sunday morning to Norfolk during Sunday School time. Fear not! They’ll be back in time for Church (after a stop at Starbucks).
This third Sunday in Advent we light the pink candle in celebration of Gaudete (“Rejoice”) Sunday. Think: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.”  Often referred to as “Refreshment Sunday” connects with the refreshment of the brick work on the Church being completed! Crumbling and mismatched mortar between the bricks has been replaced and the result is striking. Thanks to our parishioners who oversaw this project and thanks to all of you for your gifts and pledges to the Building Fund.
Peace, light and hope to you, dear friends.

googlemapOld Donation Episcopal Church is located just east of Independence Blvd at 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

Plenty of parking is available across the street in the Sentara-Bayside Hospital parking lot on weekends and evenings.

We have nursery care Sunday mornings from 7:45am – 11:45am.

8:00am – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15am – Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30-10:15am – Christian Formation for all ages
10:30am – Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir
10:30am The Gathering – Contemporary Holy Eucharist & children’s sermon
5:00pm 2nd Sunday  – Paws, Prayers & Praise Holy Eucharist with pets
We have nursery care Sunday mornings from 7:45am – 11:45am.

Wednesday Thursday
6:00pm Holy Eucharist 10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Bible Study


4449 N. Witchduck Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757.497.0563   odec@olddonation.org

What’s Happening

Wednesday Evenings – Resumes in January

6:00pm Holy Eucharist; 6:30pm Supper; 7:00pm Adult Studies

GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House

Thursday Mornings

Holy Eucharist 10:00am, Bible Study at 11:00am.

 Young Adults Group

Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. See Mother Ashley for information.

 Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm
Thursday, 21 December in the ODEC Parking lot from 4:00pm – 6:30pm!


First Friday @ 7pm

Enjoy a night out, meet some interesting new friends, be entertained with a friendly game, just chill!

New Each Month

Each month Rev. Ashley has a special fun family night planned, appropriate to the season.  Come meet other families with young children. Always something new.

4th Friday Night

Enjoy eating out and looking for good company?  A group of twenty or so adults try a different restaurant each month.  Let us know you are coming to ensure enough seats are reserved.

Parish Calendar

Access the complete calendar for Old Donation Church with all scheduled events and services.  Find when meeting rooms are booked or available. See publishing deadlines.  It’s all here!

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