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Glebe Church
March &
April 2024


Glebe Episcopal Church

4400 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Telephone: (757) 538-8842



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Shepherd’s Corner: The Rev. Donna Hines  


Glebe Gazette March and April, 2024


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:5-6

Dear People of Glebe,


Soon we will say, He is risen, He is risen, indeed! Spring Blessings to each of you as we enter Holy Week!


Since our last edition of the Glebe Gazette, Boy Scout Troop 16 ministered to us at our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, our amazing Vestry led our Congregational Meeting and provided the parish a wonderful hot breakfast to enjoy together.


In addition, St. Marks and St. James Episcopal Churches joined us for our first MultiParish Lenten Supper Bible Study Series. We give thanks for the opportunity to reflect on Scripture, pray together and draw closer to our Lord and one another throughout our Lenten journey!


We give special thanks to our local Suffolk Fire Station Number 9 and their ministry to us during our recent A.E.D. and Fire Safety Training Day at Glebe. Thank you, Station Number 9!


In addition, we give a huge thanks for Boy Scout Troop 16 and their faith leaders and all those who came rain-or-shine for Glebe’s Spring Spruce-Up Day last Saturday! We are grateful for the Esleecks who provided lunch in support of this great workday! Thank you one and all!


We bid a fond, though bittersweet farewell to Ed Crabb prior to his move to Florida with his daughter Mary Ellen. Please note Ed’s new address in Becky’s portion of the Gazette.


I cannot say enough about our hard-working Parish Administrator, Wardens, Vestry, Organist, Media Commission, Altar Guild, Prayer Shawl Ministry crafters, LEMS, Hospitality Team and Sunday School teachers. They are simply passionate in their service and faithful beyond words!


Let us give thanks together for our entire Glebe family, for each of you make difference as you share the Light of Christ! Thanks be to God!


Great Blessings as we prepare to celebrate our Risen Lord this Easter,

Reverend Donna+









Coming Events:

         ❖ Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II. Join us as we worship.                                                    


       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 2024



Apr. 10        Prayer Shawl Group meets  1:30pm Parish Office

Apr. 14        Morning Prayer Rite II 10:00am

Apr. 21        Morning Prayer Rite II 10:00am

Apr. 24        Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office

Apr. 24        Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Apr. 28        Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am

Apr. 28        Join the Sunday School Students in placing their                                    painted rocks on the Driver Trail - following the service


May 5          Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am

May 5          Book Club discussion on the book

                   The Color of Water by James McBride - after coffee hour

May 8          Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office

May 12        Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am

May 16        Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

May 19        Pentecost Sunday Holy Eucharist Rite II followed by                             Parish Picnic

May 22        Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

May 26        Trinity Sunday Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am


June 2         Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

June 9         Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

June 12       Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

June 16       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

June 19       Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

June 23       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

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

June 30       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am


July 7          Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

July 10        Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm

July 14        Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

July 17        Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

July 21        Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

July 24        Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

July 28        Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am


Aug. 4         Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 11       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 14       Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Aug. 18       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 21       Vestry Meeting

Aug. 25       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 28       Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office

Safe Church Training:

Recertification are required every three years. Our church Safe Church Training audit is due each June 1st. Please see the information below if you need to be recertified or your initial training.


Specialized Training Workshops

This training is required for vestry members, clergy, church staff. Click here to find out if this is the training you should take.


Specialized Training

April 6

May 18

June 1

June 29


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 find out if this is the training you should take.


Universal Training

April 7

May 19

June 2

June 30


All Safe Church sessions may be found on the Episcopal Dioceses of Southern Virginia’s website at




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.


        Mar.  1:      Ray                      Mar.   3:     Mike 

        Mar.  6:      Lucy                     Mar. 19:     John 

        Mar. 20:     Susan                  Mar. 21:     Hayden 

        Mar. 21:    Larry                     Mar. 30:    Collin 

        Mar. 31:    Lilah                     


        Apr.  1:       Anne                     Apr. 14:    Hilary

        Apr. 21:      Jim                         Apr. 24:    Alisa 

        Apr. 30:      Owen                       




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. 15: Brenda & Vince

      Apr. 21: Cathy & Jack 




Thank you:

Buckets of thank you expressions are flying from my heart as I say thank you to our amazing Glebe Family. Your well wishes, encouragements, cards, calls and especially the delicious meals Meredith and I shared during my recent surgery.  The power of prayers and well wishes were amazing and certainly aided in my recovery.


Clean-up Day:

Brian Champigny, our Junior Warder has gathered some Scouts to help us in sprucing up the church grounds. We will also have an inside dust and cleaning for those not interested in doing lawn care. Come join us on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00a.m. to noon to lend a hand.  Lunch will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet in Keener Hall. Thank you in advance for all your help. Many hands make light work.

Serving the Parish:

Would you like to serve? We welcome all for would like to help make our services so special.  Please let us know if you would like to serve as Licensed Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Coffee Hour Hosts or on the Altar Guild.  Please see Phyllis Edwards, Reverend Donna or me if you are interested in any of these ministries.


Hubs Peanuts:

Are you missing the taste of those delectable Hubs Peanuts? You can still purchase from our remaining stock from the fall peanut campaign. We have chocolate covered, salted and a few boxes of Hubbies for sale.


Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator

Glebe Episcopal Church
Telephone: (757) 538-8842 



HOSPITALITY: Phyllis Edwards & Debbie Eure

Lenten suppers:

The Lenten suppers were well attended, and the programs were interesting and thought provoking. What a pleasure it was to have Reverend Diane and her parishioners join us. The soups were delicious. A huge thank you to Mary, Beverly, Taya, and Tyann for bringing us those. Another thank you goes out to those that provided bread and salad; Mary, Sally, Nancy, Hilary and Becky. Thank you all for making the meals delicious. Thank you to all who helped with the clean-up!


Maundy Thursday Agapé Meal:

Our traditional Maundy Thursday meal will be held in Keener Hall on Thursday, March 28, 2024. This meal is completely provided for your enjoyment. No need to bring a dish. A sign-up sheet will be available for you to indicate attendance and the number of those attending. 


Easter Breakfast:

Our traditional Easter breakfast will be held in Keener Hall following the sunrise service on Easter morning, March 31, 2024. Ballpark time to start is about 8 AM.. Please bring a dish to share for this festive meal. There will be no coffee hour following the 10 AM. service. Those attending the 10 AM. service, please come early and join in for breakfast. 


A special thank you:

A huge thank you to Lindsay Boone for his generous donation to Hospitality and Altar Guild. His gift helps purchase new linens for our services, food for some of our functions and needed kitchen implements. 


Thank you!

Debbie Eure





The Sunday School students have been up to a lot this month. They are working through the new curriculum and studying the Lord's Prayer. During church on Sunday April 28th., (rain date May 19th) we will be blessing our rocks. Following service, the same day, we will be placing our rocks on Driver Trail. We encourage all to come and join our young Glebe students as they complete this project.


Upcoming Sunday School Dates:

March: 24th

April: 7th and 21st

May: 5th and 19th


Thinking you want to volunteer with the Sunday School but not quite sure it’s for you? No problem! Theresa, Candi and Mickie invite you to attend a Sunday School session to learn more and see our Sunday School in action. We promise, if we can do it, you can do it! Is teaching not your calling but you still want to support the program? Talk to any of us to see what other needs you can help us fill. Together we can make the Glebe Sunday School a thriving and successful program for our young members.


Traditionally, the Paschal Candle is a beeswax candle replaced every Easter. At Glebe, our Paschal Candle is a refillable oil candle. The Glebe Paschal Candle is lit every year at the Sunrise Easter Service from the new fire in the fire pit behind Keener Hall. The light of the Paschal Candle represents the Risen Christ dispelling the dark. The Paschal Candle then leads the procession into the church for the rest of the Easter Sunrise Service. From that candle, the altar candles are then lit. The Paschal Candle remains lit in all Easter Services through Pentecost Sunday. The Paschal Candle is also lit during baptisms and at the Baptism of our Lord.

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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, April 10 and April 24 at 1:30p.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.


For Joy in God's Creation

O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty:
Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works;
that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve
thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all
things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
For Peace

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.
The Book of Common Prayer pg. 814 & 815
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