Shepherd’s Corner: The Rev. Donna Hines
Thoughts from our Rector October 20, 2023, 2023
Dear Glebe Family,
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
It may be hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is not far around the corner! We have much to be thankful for in our parish life at Glebe!
What a great Blessing of the Animals Service we enjoyed together with Herbert our happy green tree frog, Bunny the hamster and puppies and doggies of every size, shape, and color, lifting their voices in song with us all! Special thanks to Phyllis Edwards and Becky Mahoney for their help switching to an indoor service when the chilly breezes came our way.
Special thanks to Debbie Beck for the gift of music on our newly acquired parish hall piano! Thank you to our Coffee Hour and Altar Guild volunteers and all those who helped that day in any way!
We also offer a Great Big Thank You to Aaron Fuchs for his research and efforts on developing our new Audiovisual System schemata and to all who so generously donated to this Outreach Ministry of Glebe Church! Thank you all! God is at work in our midst!
We are deeply grateful to Candi MacDonald, Mickie Esleeck, Theresa and Aaron Fuchs and Alisa Anderson for our new students’ Sunday School Classes! Thank you all!
Our Annual Breakfast with the Vestry and Stewardship Sunday Service will be October 29, 2023, at 10:00AM. Come enjoy a great breakfast prepared by our Vestry and learn more of the great things God has done and has in store for us as we look to the future together!
Our Annual All Saints’ Sunday Service will be held on November 5, 2023, at 10:00am. Together we will remember those dear to us who have gone on before us, who now live in the Eternal light and love of God. Special thanks to Becky Mahoney for her care with our bulletin for this service.
I look forward to our shared Parish Thanksgiving Dinner together on November 12, 2023, at 6:00pm., in Keener Hall! This is a great day to invite someone in the community in need, a friend, neighbor or family member to join us. Please pass the word as we look forward to the opportunity to give thanks together!
Our Annual Fireside Oyster Roast will be Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 5:00pm. This will be another terrific Glebe event to invite others to for an evening of fun, fellowship and delicious fare!
As we head into the joys and rituals of the final months of this year, the larger world is in our hearts. In a time when the world is in such need of prayer, may we pray together, “God’s kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.” Amen.
Please continue in prayer for the dire needs of the human family around the world.
God’s peace to the hearts of all in this time,
❖ 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 2023
Oct. 1 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Oct. 8 Blessing the Animals & Holy Eucharist 10:00am (weather permitting this will be an outdoor service).
Oct. 11 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office
Oct. 15 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Oct. 18 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Oct. 22 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Oct. 25 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office
Oct. 28 “Trunk or Treat” @ Beech Grove UMC 4:30-7:00pm
Oct. 29 Stewardship Sunday – Breakfast with the Vestry 10:00am
Nov. 5 All Saints' Sunday – Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
Nov. 8 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office
Nov.12 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Nov. 12 Parish Thanksgiving Dinner 6:00pm
Nov. 15 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Nov. 19 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Nov. 22 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office
Nov. 26 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am Christ the King Sunday
Dec. 3 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am First in Advent
Dec. 3 Oyster Roast 5:00pm
Dec. 6 Advent Soup & Salad Supper and program 6:00pm
Dec. 10 Lessons and Carols 2nd Sunday in advent & Tea Brunch 10:00am
Dec. 13 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office
Dec. 17 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am Mary’s Sunday (Following service Greening the Church)
Dec. 20 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Dec. 24 Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist 8:00pm
Dec. 25 Christmas Day Holy Eucharist 10:00am
Dec. 27 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office
Dec. 31 Morning Prayer – LEM 10:00am
Jan. 7 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Jan. 10 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office
Jan. 14 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Jan. 17 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Jan. 21 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Jan. 24 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office
Jan. 28 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Feb. 4 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am - Scout Sunday
Feb. 11 Congregational Meeting - Breakfast with the Vestry
Feb. 13 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5:00-7:00pm
Feb. 14 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office
Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday Service 7:00pm
Feb. 18 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Feb. 21, 28 Lenten Suppers and Lenten Program Keener Hall 6:00pm
Feb. 22 Vestry Meeting
Feb. 25 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Mar. 3 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Mar. 10 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Mar. 6, 13 Lenten Suppers and Lenten Program Keener Hall 6:00pm
Mar. 17 Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am
Mar. 20 Lenten Suppers and Lenten Program Keener Hall 6:00pm
Mar. 21 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Mar. 24 Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
Mar. 27 Prayer Shawl Group meets 1:30pm Parish Office
Mar. 28 Maundy Thursday Agapé Meal & Holy Eucharist 6:00pm
Mar. 29 Good Friday Eucharist Service 7:00pm
Mar. 31 Easter Sunrise Holy Eucharist Service (TBA)
Easter Brunch Keener Hall 8:00am
Easter Egg Hunt 9:30am
Easter Holy Eucharist Service 10:00am
Apr. 7 Morning Prayer – LEM 10:00am
Apr. 10 Prayer Shawl Group meets 1:30pm Parish Office
Apr. 14 Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
Apr. 17 Vestry Meeting 7:00pm
Apr. 21 Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
Apr. 24 Prayer Shawl Group 1:30 Parish Office
Apr. 28 Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
May 5 Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00am
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
OOTOBER AND NOVEMBER 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.
Oct. 3: Andrea Oct. 3: Eleanor
Oct. 6: Debbie Oct. 6: Dylan
Oct. 9: Brendan Oct. 14: Diane
Oct. 18: Ross Oct. 27: Connor
Oct. 29: Christopher Oct. 29: Garrison
Oct. 29: Richard Nov. 1: Phyllis H.
Nov. 2: Rev. Peg Nov. 3: Jean
Nov. 3: Beverley Nov. 4: Ben
Nov. 7: Mickie Nov. 8: Phyllis E.
Nov. 14: Allison Nov.15: Marie
Nov. 18: Marsha Nov.23: Kathryn
Nov. 26: Ashlyn Nov.26: Taya
Nov. 27: Donna Nov.29: David
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
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.
Oct. 10: Janet & Ross Oct. 14: Diane & David
Oct. 30: Kathryn & Jesse Oct. 31: Tina & Mark
Nov. 1: Alisa & Mark
Safe Church Training
Please let Rebecca our Parish Administrator know of any training you have completed in the past year. Please see the information below if you need to be recertified or your initial training.
Specialized Training Universal Training
October 21 October 22
October 28 October 29
November 18-19 November 15
January 20,2024 January 21,2024
Once in Diocese of Southern Virginia website click the Resource Tab look for Safe Church and follow the link.
Trunk or Treat October 28, 4:30 -7:00 p.m.
Come join the fun October 28 as we join Beech Grove United Methodist Church for their Annual Trunk or Treat Event. We would like to thank everyone who is participating in the fun and games. A huge thank you to everyone for the contribution of candy to pass out to the kiddos. It is not too late to bring in candy. If you would like to contribute the sweet delights; just drop your candy by the Parish Office and we will make sure is taken over to Beech Grove.
GLEBE T-SHIRT FUND RAISER
It is not too late to order Glebe polo shirts!
We will continue taking orders for our Glebe polo shirts. There are order forms located in the back of the Sanctuary. Please include your name in the chart below if you want your name on your shirt. Thank you.
Payment is due at the time of order. Please drop order forms off in the parish office with cash or checks made payable to Glebe Church. (Order forms can be found in the Sanctuary.) Thank you!
HUBS PEANUTS OUTREACH PROGRAM
It is Peanut Time!
We will begin selling the famous Hub’s Peanuts again this year. This year’s campaign will begin October 29 through December 14. The final date for ordering is Thursday, December 14 and will be ready for pickup on Sunday December 17. Proceeds for this campaign will be used to help charities in our community. Order blanks will be inserted into the bulletin each week starting next Sunday.
Breakfast with the Vestry
Our Congregational Stewardship breakfast will be held October 29 at 10:00a.m. during our regular Holy Eucharist service.
As we move forward to better serve those who worship with us via our online presence on the web, we put out a plea to our wonderful and generous congregation earlier this summer to help us replace our aged-out equipment. I am pleased to announce we have reached our goal of funding this project.
Thank you very much for you for your generosity!
New Glebe Parish Directory:
The update for the new phone directory is coming together very nicely. We will go to press next week.
Remember it is time to “fall-back”
Please remember to set your back on Saturday night November 4, 2023.
Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator
Glebe Episcopal Church
DEMONSTRATING GOD’S LOVE
HOSPITALITY: Phyllis Edwards & Debbie Eure
Homecoming Picnic Thank You!
We enjoyed a delicious lunch on September 10th following the morning service. Thank you to all who came, brought food to share and stayed to help with cleanup. We have great cooks at Glebe, and we certainly enjoy gathering together for a meal!
Glebe’s 2023 Parish Thanksgiving Dinner
Our Annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held on November 12, 2023, at 6:00 PM, in Keener Hall. (As a reminder, the dinner has been moved up a week.) Please mark your calendars!
Turkey and trimmings will be provided. Please bring sides, salads, desserts to round out our meal. A sign-up sheet is posted so you can indicate the numbers attending and give us an idea of what you will be bringing. As always, cleanup help is always appreciated! Thank you for all you do to make this a wonderful meal and evening together!
Glebe’s 2023 Annual Oyster Roast
Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3rd. for our fantastic, favorite, fireside Mollusk Madness Oyster Roast, at 5 PM. If oysters aren’t your thing, hot dogs will be available. Please bring a side to share and enjoy with the best oysters ever! Bring a camp chair to sit around the fire or enjoy the evening together inside Kenner Hall!
An Advent supper will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM, in Keener Hall. Soup, salad and dessert will be provided. Please join us for dinner and an Advent program as the season begins!
Glebe’s Annual Christmas Tea
Our Annual Christmas Tea will be held on December 10, 2023, in Keener Hall following the morning service. Refreshments will be provided. Please join us for a little pre-Christmas fun and fellowship.
Pancake supper on February 13, 2024
Lenten suppers, dates to be announced.
Easter Brunch on March 31, 2024
More details coming soon!
Sunday School at Glebe
Painted Rocks are in the Making!
As many of you know, Sunday School is back in full swing! We have purchased a new curriculum and are excited to offer opportunities for spiritual growth to our children as a part of Christian Formation at Glebe. Classes will be meeting twice a month during Sunday services.
An invitation to minister to our students: We are always looking for volunteers to help on these Sundays. We promise you won’t have to work too hard and will be rewarded with lots of sweet smiles. A sign-up sheet will be available in upcoming coffee hours for volunteers.
Painted Rock Sponsors Needed! While we are waiting for our curriculum to arrive, our students have been working hard to spread the word of Glebe’s love to others. They have been painting rocks that will be placed along the Driver Trail behind the church. Our hope is that these rocks will bring the message of joy and God’s love to our neighbors on the trail.
Please consider sponsoring a rock. We ask that you donate from the heart to this project. The Sunday School program will use the proceeds to restock and replace old supplies, reimburse our teachers for the purchase of the curriculum and fund special projects by the kiddos. There will be a collection basket available and some samples of the finished rocks to show in the coming weeks.
“I tell you the truth, ‘Anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.’ Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Mark 10:15-16
We give thanks for our students and all those who offer their love in this ministry and all our ministries at Glebe! Thank you!
Prayer Shawl Group
Prayer Shawl Group meets the second and fourthWednesday of the Month.
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, October 11, October 25, November 8 and November 22 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: Glebe@Glebechurch.org. 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 the Harvest of Lands and Waters
O gracious Father, who openest thine hand and fillest all
things living with plenteousness: Bless the lands and waters,
and multiply the harvests of the world; let thy Spirit go
forth, that it may renew the face of the earth; show thy
loving-kindness, that our land may give her increase; and
save us from selfish use of what thou givest, that men and
women everywhere may give thee thanks; through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
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.
Book of Common Prayer p. 818 & 815