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Glebe Gazette

Glebe Episcopal Church

4400 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Telephone: (757) 538-8842



SHEPHERD’S CORNER: The Rev. Donna Hines               October 2, 2022


Thoughts from our Priest:                                       November 2022                                  

Dear Glebe Family,


“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
   Give thanks to him, bless his holy name!”  Psalm 100: 4


It is hard to believe November is here already! This year we continue to enjoy worshipping together in our beautiful, historic Sanctuary. We don’t take that for granted these days! Glebe Church has reemerged from the time of pandemic in vibrant and life-giving ways!


We give great thanks for our Wardens, Vestry, Parish Administrator, Organist, Treasurer, Trustees, Altar Guild, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Lectors, our Acolyte, Children’s Class Teachers, Hospitality Team and Coffee Hour Hosts and Hostesses, our Card Ministry Team, our Historical Committee and our terrific Glebe Church Prayer Shawl Ministry Group!


Everyone at Glebe volunteers in some way, or multiple ways, and our life together as a Eucharistic community is all the richer for it, because of each of you and the Holy Spirit through you, Glory to God!


This Sunday, November 13, 2022, is Stewardship Sunday. We will gather in Keener Hall for Worship. This service will include a great breakfast cooked by our Vestry and our Annual Congregational Meeting. Our Senior Warden, Chip Banks, will provide a reflection on our year.


Please come and celebrate all that makes Glebe Church, Glebe, and the light we are called to be in the world for the sake of Christ!


We have much to look forward to in the weeks ahead! On November 20, 2022, we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday and hold our annual Parish Family Thanksgiving Dinner, at 6:00pm. On Sunday, November 27, 2022, we will enter the Liturgical season of Advent.


In addition, this year we will gather for an Advent Soup and Salad Dinner Program on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00pm. All are welcome! Invite a friend!


Great Blessings as we live together in the abundant love of Christ,


Reverend Donna+

Coming Events:

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II. Join us as we worship in
person or via YouTube:

Our mission as Glebe Episcopal Church is to foster a supportive
family atmosphere in the historical setting left in our care and
welcome all who seek God to worship and learn with us as we
strive to live our lives following the example set by Jesus Christ.

Living The Way Of Love: Parish Life Calendar 2022

Nov. 6       All Saints' Sunday

Nov. 9       Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Nov. 13     Stewardship Sunday Breakfast with the Vestry 10:00am

Nov. 16     Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Nov. 19     Quarterly Glebe Spruce up day - Lunch served 10:00am-12:00pm

Nov. 20     Thanksgiving Dinner 6:00pm Keener Hall

Nov. 23     Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Nov. 30     Advent Soup and Salad Supper and Program 6:00pm

Dec. 4       Mollusk Madness 5:00pm

Dec. 11     Lessons and Carols Mary’s Sunday and Tea Brunch                                 10:00am

Dec. 14     Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Dec. 18     The Greening of the Church (following the service)

Dec. 21     Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Dec. 24     Christmas Eve Service 8:00pm

Dec. 25     Christmas Day 10:00am Service

Dec. 28     Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

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Thank you Brian and Taya for a 
Fantastic Halloween Game

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O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants who will celebrate a birthday this month. as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

         Nov. 1       Phyllis H.                              Nov. 2         Peg

         Nov.3        Jean                                     Nov. 3        Beverly

         Nov. 4       Ben                                      Nov. 7        Cora

         Nov. 7       Mickie                                   Nov. 8        Phyllis E.

         Nov. 15     Marie                                    Nov. 16       Marcia

         Nov. 23     Kathryn                                 Nov. 26       Taya 

         Nov. 26     Ashlyn                                   Nov. 27       Donna

         Nov. 29     David



O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



             Nov. 19     Alisa & Mark



It’s Peanut Time

­It is that time of year when we sell those fabulous peanuts from Hubs.

Please take a minute and fill out an order form and drop it in the alms basin or email the form to me  The last day to place orders is December 15th. I have included an order form at the end of this month’s Gazette.


Remember the proceeds for the peanut campaign aids in our ability to give back to the community in our outreach programs.


Thank you for all who helped with the “Trunk or Treat” community event.  It is my understanding that Glebe Church once again shined in our presentation of the game we provided.  Please take a look at our pictures of the event on our website.  Thank you Champigny family for the Pumpkin Putt-Putt.  Also, thanks to all who brought Halloween candy for the children.


The Calendar of Events and the article by Debbie Eure are full of wonderful chances for us to get together this holiday season. 


Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator

Glebe Episcopal Church

Telephone: (757) 538-8842

Fax Phone:  (757) 538-0509




HOSPITALITY: Aaron Fuchs & Debbie Eure

We’re beginning to enter the holiday season and the calendar list of things we’re doing proves this will be wonderful time in our parish family!


November 19, 2022

The vestry has requested a clean-up day on Saturday, November 19th, from 10:00am-12pm. Come on out and lend a hand in sprucing up our church and grounds, before Thanksgiving. Lunch will be served. I would like a few people to stay after lunch for a few minutes to help get the tables set up for our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. Thank you in advance!


November 20, 2022

Sunday, 11/20, at 6 PM will be our traditional Parish Thanksgiving Dinner.  The turkey will be provided. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving sweet or savory dish to share. Be sure to check in Keener Hall for a signup sheet to indicate how many will be coming with you and what you will bring. If you’re not sure exactly what you will bring, please indicate sweet or savory dish. We will need clean up help, please. 


November 30, 2022

Reverend Donna will offer an Advent evening event, similar to our Lenten dinners and programs. This Advent Evening Program will include a Soup and Salad Supper on Wednesday, November 30th at 6 PM. Come begin the first week of Advent and enjoy a time of community, good food and fellowship!


December 5, 2022

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 5th for our fantastic, favorite Mollusk Madness Oyster Roast, at 5 PM. If oysters aren’t your thing, hot dogs will be available. Bring a side to share and enjoy with the oysters. 


December 11, 2022

After a festive Service of Lessons and Carols, join us in Keener Hall for a festive Tea Brunch. Traditional tea foods and drink has been arranged for your enjoyment. Come enjoy this time of celebration and fellowship as we get ready for the Christmas season! We will need cleanup help, please. 


Looking Ahead: 

We look forward to Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, Lenten Suppers and Easter and our Glebe Easter Brunch.  Stay tuned for details!


As always, your help and participation in our activities. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!


Debbie Eure 




Prayer Shawl Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month.

You are invited to join our diligent knitters and crocheters on Wednesday, November 9th and Wednesday, November 23rd at 3 p.m. in the Parish Office. All prayer shawls are blessed during a Sunday Eucharist service.


For more information, please contact Rebecca via telephone: (757) 538-8842 or email: Thank you for your contribution to the wonderful ministry.


Also, if you know someone who needs a prayer shawl, please let Rev. Donna know.

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A Psalm of thanksgiving.


1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Worship the Lord with gladness;

come into his presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord is God.

It is he that made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him, bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.



Prayer of Thanksgiving



We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of

earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains,

and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers.

We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may

safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue

to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,

to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.


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