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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30am The Gathering Holy Eucharist
5:00pm Sundays@5 Informal Holy Eucharist

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We’re baaaaaccckkk! Yes, Chris and I are back in Virginia Beach and ODEC after our two weeks of New England. I got back in time for last Sunday’s Gathering that was full to the brim, thanks to a baptism in the Rice / Bowles family and the other faithful members who crowded our worship space. What a glorious day of worship we had! Congratulations to young Sayla Anne Noel, who was baptized!

We really enjoyed Maine and Providence (with high temps of 72°) and the marvelous food. But you know there is always something comforting about getting home. It’s not just our own bed or La-z-boy. It is also knowing we come back to our friends and to worship with OUR community of faithful folks. I hope you are invested enough in the life of the parish that you feel that same joy of returning because it truly is life-revitalizing for us.

This week is VBS and 75 life-revitalizing little kids. It takes almost as many to keep up with them. I am BLESSED every day, not only by these little voices with so much energy, but just as much by the teens and adults who make this work so well. THANKS to every one of you! If you want to see some pictures, here is a link to a special Flickr page where we post some each day.

Sunday I will be back in the church for all three services in the morning and again at 5:00pm for Sundays@5. Fred will be in The Gathering. We get the Genesis story of Jacob’s Ladder with all its mystery and promise and introduction to a reconciliation. The Gospel is about wheat and weeds. You know any weeds that you wish would be pulled?

Saturday is the annual BEACH EUCHARIST. Many of us will gather behind Barbette Timperlake / Bob Perrine’s home on the bay starting about 10:30. Sometime around 11:30 we will have Eucharist on the beach and then the church is supplying sandwiches for lunch. Bring some drinks and side dishes if you like… but regardless: COME and join us. If you don’t have your directory for an address, send us an email or call the office (and put the ChurchLIFE app on your phone for full access to everyone’s contact and addresses).

I am so looking forward to seeing all of you this coming weekend. Everyone can come to church with services on Saturday, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening!

Peace and joy!

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 Sentera-Bayside Hospital parking lot (weekends)

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

8:00am – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15am – Holy Eucharist Rite II with hymns
9:30-10:15am – Christian Formation for all ages
10:30am – Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir
10:30am 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

Jul 19 Wednesday Night program
GriefShare 6:00pm in Alfriend House
Jul 13 -Thursday morning Holy Eucharist at 10:30 , Bible Study at 11:00am
Young Adults 6:00pm in Alfriend House. Babysitting provided!

Friday, 28 July, 5:30pm @ Bangkok Garden
RSVP to David Eckhardt: 757-395-0008
Family Fun Beach Day! THIS Saturday, 22 July, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Sign up HERE!
Really NEEDED! OLDDO Bus Drivers
  We need to recruit six (6) more drivers for the OldDo Bus. Drivers are on duty about once every other month, and a special license is not required. The is an important ministry to our folks that reside at Westminster-Canterbury and Baylake. Contact Gretchen to add your name to this ministry.
 Get the ball rolling and join our rookie season! Registration is 10-23 July for fall season, running from mid-August – November 2017.
Ages 18+ (no max!) Spectators also wanted! For your spot on the bench, email Heather Floyd at bluelineproof@gmail.com.
Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world. What might you do to participate on July 21? Click the photo above and learn more here.


Our new Pledge Recorder
After many years of dedicated and expert service to ODEC as our Pledge Recorder, Lynda Erickson has decided to retire. We are very pleased to report that Jo-Ann Bach has accepted the position as Lynda’s successor and is continuing her superior level of professional performance on our finance team. Your semi-annual contribution statements have been mailed and you will receive them soon. Please contact Jo-Ann Bach at 757-497-0563 with any questions you may have. When you see her, please thank Lynda Erickson for her several decades of faithful service as our parish pledge recorder.


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!

Photos from Flickr