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Glebe Church
March 2023


Glebe Episcopal Church

4400 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Telephone: (757) 538-8842



Thoughts from our Priest:                                  March 20, 2023


Dear Glebe Family,


“Let the little children come unto me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

It is with great joy we announce the birth of Fyfe Greta Anderson to Mark and Alisa Anderson! She was born on January 29, 2023, at 8:55pm., weighing 7 lbs., 14ounces and 20 inches in length. Our Glebe family will host a Baby Shower for Fyfe and her family on Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Kenner Hall following the 10:00am service. Congratulations Alisa and Mark! What a joy she is for us all!


Happy first day of Spring! It’s hard to believe it is March already! I would like to back up to February for just a bit, since we didn’t have our regular February letter.

First, I would like to express my gratitude to Phyllis Edwards and Susan Plowman for their leadership in worship in my absence in February, while I was away for my father’s funeral. Thank you both and thank you Glebe Church for your service, prayers, cards and care. You are a blessing to me and to my family!


We all at Glebe give a huge Thank You to our Wardens and Vestry for the delicious breakfast they provided to the parish family on February 12th! Thank you all!


As our Lenten journey continues, we give thanks for our Soup and Salad chefs over the last three Wednesday evenings. Special thanks to Debbie Eure our Hospitality Coordinator, and our chefs, Tyann Patton, Debbie Eure, Mary Banks, Rebecca Mahoney, Nancy Eger, Sally Ford, and our faithful kitchen volunteers!


Come join us on Wednesday March 22ND and 29th for a delicious, homemade shared meal and meaningful Lenten conversations centered on Scripture. All are welcome!

I am pleased to share we have received a wonderful gift! Susan and Ron Plowman have donated a beautiful piano from the Netherlands to Glebe Church! Thank you both for your generous gift to our Glebe family! We also give a Big Thank You to our wardens, Chip and Brian, for transporting it to Keener Hall! In addition, we received the great gift of a donated conference table for our office building from Mr. Spencer Edwards and Hall Hyundai in Chesapeake. Thank you, Mr. Edwards, Meredith Hawkins, Rebecca Mahoney and Brian Champaigny for making this gift and its transportation possible!

God’s blessings are all around us as we journey through Lent together! Know you are loved, share your story when you can, and watch for the inbreaking of the Holy Spirit!

Lenten Blessings,

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.


Parish Life Calendar 2023


Mar. 22    Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Mar. 22    Lenten Program with light supper 6:00pm

Mar. 25    Quarterly Parish Clean-up Day 9:00am and Noon lunch provided 

Mar. 29    Lenten Program with light supper 6:00pm

Apr. 2      Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am

Apr. 6      Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Service 6:00pm

Apr. 7      Good Friday Service 7:00pm

Apr. 9      Easter Sunrise Holy Eucharist 6:00am

Apr. 9      Easter Breakfast 8:00am

Apr. 9      Easter Egg Hunt 9:00am 

Apr. 9      Easter Day Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am

Apr. 12    Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Apr. 19    Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Apr. 22    Diocesan Revival with Presiding Bishop Curry 2:00pm

               Hampton University Ogden Hall

Apr. 26    Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Apr. 30    Parish Family Baby Shower for Fyfe Anderson following the Service.

May 10    Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

May 17    Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

May 24    Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

May 28    Pentecost Sunday Eucharist followed by Church Picnic 10:00am



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.

Feb.. 2 Brian                              Feb. 5 Lindsay

Feb. 11 Tina                              Feb. 14 Sutton 

Feb. 16 Peter                             Feb. 25 John   

Feb. 27 Chip                              Mar. 3 Mile 

Mar. 6 Lucy                                Mar. 19 John 

Mar. 20 Susan                            Mar. 21 Hayden 

Mar. 21 Larry                             Mar. 30 Collin 

Mar. 31 Lilah 



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.


Mar. 13 Marie & Skip                  Mar. 29 Donna & Ben 

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MARCH 25, 2023 – 9am to Noon

A “spruce up” day has been scheduled for March 25, 2023. We are going to be doing “Spring Cleaning” and a bit of garden cleanup (weeding). “MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK” Lunch will be served.




Everyone in the Diocese is invited and encouraged to join our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, Bishop Susan, a host of great musicians, and sisters and brothers from around the Diocese for a Revival on April 22nd, 2:30 p.m. in Ogden Hall at Hampton University (doors open at 2 p.m.). Visit the Diocesan Website for many more details.



Annual Congregational Meeting  

During our annual Breakfast with the Vestry and Annual Congregational Meeting held February 12, 2023, we welcomed two Jack Adam to the Vestry. We want to thank Aaron Fuchs for his service while serving on the Vestry for his three-year term. Thank you Aaron! Chip Banks was elected Senior Warner and Brian Champigny was elected Junior Warden. Thank you to each of the Vestry members and they give of their service, making Glebe Church the great place to worship.


Shrove Tuesday

We held our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. A good time was had by all. We cleared $490. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event: the grill masters Debbie and Phyllis, pancake batter mixer Meredith, the servers Jesse and Keith and the wait staff who were members of Scout Troop 16.


Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday was observed at Glebe on Sunday, March 5. It was our pleasure to have the scouts from Troop 16 and Pack 89 join us as well as participate in our worship service. Thank you scouts!

Lenten Program

Our Lenten Soup & Salad Supper and Lenten programs have been both delicious suppers and very enjoyable Lenten lessons provided by Reverend Donna. We have two more times to get together and enjoy supper and our Lenten program:, 22 and 29. Come and join us.

During Wednesday, March 8th supper, we had a wonderful surprise, and we met our youngest Glebean Fyfe daughter of Alisa and Mark. Welcome Fyfe! 


Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator

Glebe Episcopal Church

Telephone: (757) 538-8842

Fax Phone:  (757) 538-0509


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HOSPITALITY: Phyllis Edwards & Debbie Eure


Pancake Supper

Our annual pancake supper was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. It was successful and a lot of fun. We served a lot of pancakes, sausage and apples. Thank you to those that came out to enjoy pancakes, to those that helped clean up the kitchen, to the Boy Scouts that made sure people got fed in a timely manner. The pancake supper could not happen without all of you.


Lenten Suppers

Lenten suppers are happening on Wednesdays in March. Come on out March 22, and 29 at 6pm and enjoy some delicious soup, salad, bread and a thoughtprovoking Lenten program.


Holy Week Activities

Maundy Thursday

Agapé Meal Join us on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm in Kenner Hall for an agapé meal. Rosemary pesto roasted lamb, marinated chicken, potatoes and vegetables will be provided to you along with a program. A signup sheet will be available for you to indicate the number in your party and preference of chicken or lamb.


Easter Breakfast

A festive Easter breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 9 immediately following the sunrise service. We encourage those attending the 10am service to come early to enjoy breakfast fellowship and the Easter egg hunt before the service. Please bring a favorite breakfast/brunch dish to share. As a reminder, there will be no coffee hour following the 10am service. Clean up help will be greatly appreciated.


Baby Shower

Come join us for a celebration baby shower to welcome Mark and Alisa's beautiful new daughter, Fyfe into the Glebe family. The shower will be held in Keener Hall on April 30 following the service. Please bring a favorite party dish to share. Thank you for all that you do to make Glebe festivities successful! Debbie Eure Hospitality


Debbie Eure 


Prayer Shawl Group


Prayer Shawl Group meets the second and fourthWednesday of the Month.

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You are invited to join our diligent knitters and crocheters or join our group for the fellowship even if you do not knit or crochet on Wednesday, March 22nd.  and Wednesday, March 8th. at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.


All prayer shawls are blessed during a Sunday Eucharist service.


For more information, please contact Becky Mahoney 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.

A Prayer in Spring


Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.


Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.


And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air stands still.


For this is love and nothing else is love, To which it is reserved for God above To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfill.


- Robert Frost

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