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The Glebe


August 2022

Glebe Episcopal Church

4400 Nansemond Pkwy.

Suffolk, VA 23435

(757) 538-8842

Shepherd’s Corner: The Rev. Donna Hines                        August 1, 2022


Thoughts from our Priest

“I thank my God every time I remember you, continually praying with joy… for all of you.” Philippians 1:3-4

Last month we eagerly anticipated the Bishops’ Convocation IV Visit to Glebe and our Ecumenical Vacation Bible School partnering with Beech Grove Methodist Church and Berea Christian Church. We at Glebe have many people to thank for the terrific success of both these and other recent ministries!


We give a huge thank you to Debbie Eure and Becky Mahoney of our Hospitality Team for the time and care given in hosting Bishop Haynes Convocation IV Visitation Luncheon at Glebe. Thank you, Debbie and Becky!


We give a giant thank you to Brian Champigny for grading and filling in our church driveway, spot painting our Sanctuary door frame area and addressing our restroom plumbing and other needs prior to Bishop Haynes’ visit. Thank you, Brian!


We give special thanks to Marie Jones for her willingness to lead our Children’s Sunday School Class. Thank you, Marie!


We give another huge thank you to Phyllis Edwards and our Glebe VBS Team: Becky Mahoney, Hilary Todd, Carla Jones, Theresa Fuchs, Mickie Esleeck, Alisa Anderson, Marie Jones, Brian and Taya Champaigny, Sally Ford and all those who prayed for and donated to this Outreach! Thank you all! The children enjoyed creating wonderful Scripture-themed crafts!


We give special thanks to Phyllis Edwards and Cathy Adam for officiating Morning Prayer. Thank you, Phyllis and Cathy!


Blessings as we pray and serve together to the Glory of God,


Reverend Donna+




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Benjamin chose as his Eagle Project to add beauty to the flagpole patio located at North Shore Elementary School in Suffolk. 

The students helped by painting the rocks.

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You are cordially invited to attend!

Benjamin Gardner's Eagle Scout Court of Honor!







Sunday August 14th, 2022

2:00 pm

Glebe Episcopal Church


The ceremony will be held in the Sanctuary.

Reception following the ceremony in Keener Hall.

Please RSVP to or (757) 718-0167

By August 10th, 2022


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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.




Coming Events:


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

Living The Way of Love: Parish Life Calendar 2022


Aug. 7         Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 10       Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Aug. 14       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 14       Benjamin Gardner's Eagle Scout Court of Honor 2:00pm

Aug. 17       Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

Aug. 21       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

Aug. 24       Prayer Shawl Group 1:30pm Parish Office

Aug. 28       Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00am

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

Sep. 11       Multi Parish 9/11 Service of Remembrance

                  St. Paul’s Episcopal Suffolk 9:30am

                 (This will be Glebe’s Sunday Service.)

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

Sep. 18      Homecoming and Parish Picnic 10:00am

Sep. 21      Vestry Meeting 7:00pm

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

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


Specialized Training:


Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, Norfolk. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.


Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. George's, Newport News. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.


Via Zoom - Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Attendance at both sessions is required for certification. Click here to register.

Together we pray for those cerebrating August 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.

Together we pray for those celebrating August 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.



A huge thank you to Phyllis Edwards, Carla and Marie Jones, Hilary Todd, Theresa Fuchs, Alisa Anderson, Brian and Taya Champigny and Mickie Esleeck for your help during our Vacation Bible School held at Beech Grove United Methodist Church.  We had about 37 children and each of them seemed to enjoy all the arts and crafts we did during the 4-day event.

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2022 Ecumenical Vacation Bible School – Beech Grove UMC

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Hospitality: Aaron Fuchs & Debbie Eure

Eger Reception

Thank you to everyone that came and contributed food items to the reception for Nancy Eger and her family after the memorial service for her late husband, William Eger.  It was very much appreciated.  Thank you to the clean up crew that stayed afterward. You are truly appreciated!


Multi-Parish 9/11 Service of Remembrance

Glebe will be joining St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 9:30 AM. This will be a combined service and reception. Please join us for this service. 


There will be a reception following the service and we are asking you to bring a dish for the reception.  Please bring your dish PLATED and READY TO SERVE.  I am unfamiliar with their parish hall and do not know what facilities they have to offer for baking and/or heating up your items, keeping things cool or serving pieces.  I will try to have more information in the September newsletter prior to this service/reception.


Bishop Haynes will be preach and celebrate at this event.  Come out to greet her! September 11th will live on in its infamy and our memories.  This service is sure to be a moving one for us all. Thank you all in advance for your help.  Note: there will be no service at Glebe on this day.


Homecoming Picnic

On Sunday, September 18, 2022 we will have our traditional Homecoming Service and Picnic after the service.  This will be a catered event.  There is NO request for you to bring food.  So come on out, relax and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  There will be a signup sheet appearing soon in Keener Hall so we can get a head count for the caterers. We will need some clean up help after the picnic!  


Thank you for all of your help in making Glebe events so special. Your generosity and talents are greatly appreciated. 


Debbie Eure


WORSHIP: Phyllis Edwards


The Altar Guild is looking for new members! It is easy and a fun way to serve the church. If you are interested, please see Phyllis for more details. Look for coming details on an Altar Guild workshop where we will be having a guest florist come in and teach us some flower arranging tips!

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Rebecca Mahoney, Parish Administrator

Glebe Episcopal Church

Telephone: (757) 538-8842

Fax Phone:  (757) 538-0509


Prayer Shawl Group

Prayer Shawl Group meets 

the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month

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You are invited to join our diligent knitters and crocheters on Wednesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 24 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.

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Together we pray for the Mission of the Church


Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you

through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him,

that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope

of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the

Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


~Book of Common Prayer, p. 816 ~



Together we pray for the Young Persons


God our Father, you see your children growing up in an

unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways

give more life than the ways of the world, and that following

you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to

take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance

for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you,

and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.


~Book of Common Prayer, p. 829~