Current & Upcoming Events
The Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 25th @ 12 pm
On Sunday, February 25th we will gather for one combined service at 10 am, and then gather at 12 noon in the Parish Hall for our Annual Parish Meeting. Lunch will be provided! This meeting is also available on Zoom, Meeting ID: 873 5290 8530, Passcode: 27Nq5c. Questions? call the church office at 757-428-6763
Lenten Bible Study Thursday mornings during Lent (2/15 - 3/21) Parish Hall,
Join Fr. Shawn and Rev. Melody on Thursdays during Lent from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. for "Wrestling with Romans", a journey through Paul's letter to the early Christian community in Rome. This letter in particular is a great place to delve deeper into Paul's theology and the impact it has on all Christians to this very day! Put on your headband, lace up your wrestling shoes, and take to the proverbial mat with us for this formation opportunity!
Chanted Compline Thursdays during Lent @ 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Starting Thursday, February 22 and going through Thursday, March 21, please plan to join us for Lenten Compline, a short, choir-led, end-of-day worship service. This service is held in our beautiful and serene candle-lit sanctuary and features chanted music for our prayers and scripture readings. Compline also features a beloved prayer:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.
Women's Potluck Dinner & Gathering
Sunday, March 10 @ 4:00 pm
Join us as we kick off a new season of Women's Ministry at ESC! Please register either by scanning the QR code or by clicking on the link below! Childcare will be provided by request at time of registration. We look forward to regathering, reconnecting, and renewing!
Summer Youth Mission Trip
Towel Ministry: June 25-30 2024
For Rising 9th-12 graders
A meeting for youth and parents for those interested in going will be held after the 10:30am service on Sunday, January 28.
The completed registration form, all medical information, and $100 deposit are due to Rev. Melody Perdue by Sunday, February 11.
Towel Ministry is a longstanding youth-oriented ministry that specializes in housing repair and refurbishment for the elderly, physically challenged, and economically disadvantaged. Teams of youth and qualified adults spread the Good News of the Gospel by participating in work projects such as building handicap access ramps, painting, roofing, weatherproofing, and other needed housing repairs. The Ministry is named after the scripture in John 13, where Jesus takes a towel, wraps it around his waist, and washes the feet of his disciples, and focuses on serving those in need.
We will be partnering with the Towel Ministry sponsored by Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, NC.
The cost is $400 per camper, and that includes lodging, meals, and recreational activities for the week.
Confirmation: April 28th 2024
Save the date! Confirmation is Coming!
If you are interested in being confirmed, please talk with
Father Shawn or Rev. Melody no later than January 28.
On Sunday, April 28, 2024, Bishop Susan Haynes will be at Eastern Shore Chapel for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows. Click here to read more.
We will be talking more about each of these actions and what they mean for us as followers of Jesus this coming spring at our 9:15 Adult forums. For a wonderful video introduction on Confirmation, watch here.