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The Glebe


May 2022

Glebe Episcopal Church

4400 Nansemond Pkwy.

Suffolk, VA 23435

(757) 538-8842


Shepherd’s Corner: The Rev. Donna Hines


Thoughts from our Priest                                                             May 7, 2022


“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”  Psalm 102:17


This week our Nation’s National Day of Prayer was observed on May 5, 2022.  Its theme: The Almighty Ableness of our God! In times like these we as Christians are called to remember we are tasked to pray, not just for ourselves, our church, or our families. But, also for our human family across the earth. This can be difficult when we see and learn of the atrocities that plague our world.


The words of Hebrews 4:14 come to mind, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” Our Easter Alleluias remind us that our God is the Almighty God who gave his only Son for us and raised him from the grave!


The world looked hopeless to Jesus’ disciples as his body laid in a tomb. But we know that was not the end of the story. Our God is able! Jesus was and remains raised from the tomb!


As we experience in our own lives and see in the world across the globe, there is much pain and suffering. We live in a world that so often falls short of God’s kingdom purposes, of God’s way of love. Let’s hang on to the 2022 National Day of Prayer theme that proclaims our God as the Almighty Able God of all creation!


May we join our hearts together and lift our hands in prayer for our Nation and all the nations of the world. May we hear the Spirit’s call to humble ourselves and pray, turning to the God who is able, and to Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Prince of Peace.


With prayers and thanksgiving for each of you and those you,


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

May 22, 2022      Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

May 25, 2022      Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parish Office 1:30-3:00pm

May 29, 2022      Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

June 5, 2022        Pentecost Service Holy Eucharist Rt. II, 10:00am. and Picnic

June 8, 2022       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parish Office 1:30-3:00pm

June 12, 2022      Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

June 15, 2022      Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

June 19, 2022      Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

June 22, 2022      Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parish Office 1:30-3:00pm

June 26, 2022      Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

June 29, 2022      Bishop Haynes’ Convocation IV Visit

July 3, 2022         Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

July 10, 2022       Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

July 13, 2022       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parish Office 1:30-3:00pm

July 17, 2022       Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

July 20, 2022       Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

July 24, 2022       Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00am

July 27, 2022       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Parish Office 1:30-3:00pm

July 31, 2022       Holy Eucharist, Rt. II 10:00a


May Birthdays


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.

JUNIOR WARDEN: Brian Champaigny


Many hands made light work as we worked together to make our grounds beautiful for Holy Week and beyond.


Thank you to all who helped us on April 9th during our Spring clean-up day. The lunch was delicious! Many thanks to our grill masters!


Safe Church Training Update:


Specialized Training Workshops

This training is required for vestry members, clergy, church staff.

Upcoming Workshops: (Space is limited so please register early.)


Universal Training Workshops

This training is suitable for Sunday school teachers and VBS volunteers (it does NOT meet requirements for vestry members, clergy or church staff).


Click here to register. for upcoming Safe Church Training workshops and access to online training. If a church or organization would like to schedule a Universal Training Workshop contact Susan Allen or Lynn Farlin at 757-423-8287.




We welcome all who would like to serve in some capacity in our important ministries: Licensed Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Readers (Lectors), Altar Guild, Coffee Hour Host/Hostess or Hospitality Clean Team. Please call the parish office (757) 538-8842 Tuesday – Thursday if these ministries are something you would like to participate in to make our time of worship its best.


Thank you for considering serving at Glebe.



Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator

Glebe Episcopal Church

Telephone: (757) 538-8842

Fax Phone:  (757) 538-0509




Hospitality: Aaron Fuchs & Debbie Eure


Another Easter and Holy Week is in the history books. And we all survived it! Reverend Donna and her son, Chaplain Benjamin shared in the responsibilities and presented both awe-inspiring and tear-inducing services.


Agapé Meal

Our traditional Agapé meal was held on Thursday, April 14 in Keener Hall. We enjoyed lamb, chicken, buttered parsley potatoes and fresh asparagus. Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal and the program presented by Chip Banks. It was nice to sit down to a meal on real dishes and silverware. Thank you to all who attended and especially to those that stayed to clean up. THANK YOU!

Easter Breakfast 

Our Traditional breakfast after the Sunrise service was held about 8 AM on Easter morning. We had lots of goodies to choose from. A visit from the Easter Bunny had the children searching for Easter eggs. From the looks of the baskets, EB was very generous in hiding some eggs.


Coffee Hour

Coffee hours have resumed and have been well received in their return. They follow the 10 AM service. It is respectfully requested, that coffee hours be kept simple. Coffee, tea and a simple refreshment like cookies or doughnuts is all that is needed. They are for the fellowship they bring, not necessarily a meal. Thank you in advance. If you are interested in being a coffee hour hostess/host, please see Becky or me to get your name added to the rotation. The more folks that participate, the better.

Pentecost Service and Picnic

Our Pentecost picnic is back! The picnic will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022, after the 10 AM service. Main course and beverage will be provided. Please bring a picnic dish or dessert to share to make our picnic special. We will picnic in Keener Hall. There will be a sign-up sheet in Keener Hall.


Thank you for everything that you do to make our events fun and successful!


Debbie Eure




Glebe’s Prayer Shawl Ministry

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

You are invited to join our diligent knitters and crocheters on Wednesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.


All prayer shawls are blessed during a Sunday Eucharist service.

For more information, please contact Carla Jones via telephone: (757) 966-7424 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.




In observance of the National Day of Prayer, May 5, 2022

let us prayer together from the Book of Common Prayer:

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the
strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that
all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of
Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and for ever. Amen.

                Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the
world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among
them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they
may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

                O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love
our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth:
deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in
your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer Pages 815 & 816


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