We are very pleased to announce that seminarian Anne Zobel will be joining us for the next two years as a part of her professional Field Education placement. Anne has been assigned to us by Bishop Haynes for ministry development and mentorship. She will be incorporated into the ESC community starting in the Fall of 2021.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Our gospel reading from St. John for this coming Sunday portrays Jesus as the true vine, with God the Father described as the vinegrower. A chief characteristic of the divine vinegrower is to prune the branches (churches, parishes, individuals?) to enable the unfettered production of fruit.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Regathering for collective worship continues at Eastern Shore Chapel, with singular Sunday services at 10:30 AM extended through May 30, 2021. Please join us for Holy Eucharist at 10:30 AM on Sundays, either in person or via livestream on our YouTube channel. For those opting to attend in person, please continue to register in advance of each Sunday service.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
By Rev. Melody Perdue
As we open our doors both for worship and ministry, I would like to invite members of Eastern Shore Chapel to join me in a Pastoral Care Training program offered through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. This course is ideal for those interested in Lay Eucharistic Visitation, our healing prayer ministry, our Pastoral Care Response teams, or anyone seeking guidance to better care for others. If you have been trained in Stephen’s Ministry, this is a great refresher course.
This course will be offered on zoom Monday evenings beginning Apr 19th, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, and will be taught by Rev. Joan Crittenden.
Over this six-week course learn the basic and advanced skills of pastoral care. Care for one another is a calling of the body of Christ. In this biblically grounded training, participants will explore a biblical model of care, basic and advanced skills of pastoral care, guidelines for home and hospital visitations, and the value of prayer.
- Week 1: Biblical Basis for Pastoral Care
- Week 2: Basic Skills for Caring
- Week 3: Advanced Skills for Caring
- Week 4: The Use of the Bible and Guidelines for Home Visitation
- Week 5: Pastoring in the Spirit
- Week 6: Caring for People in Crisis
The Rev. Joan Crittenden is a deacon in the Episcopal Church currently serving at Christ Church in LaPlata, MD and Christ Church in Wayside, MD, a volunteer chaplain at Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and a palliative care chaplain at SagePoint Senior Living Services. She also serves as an end-of-life doula. Deacon Crittenden is on a mission to help prospective lay caregivers develop good pastoral care skills.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
By The Rev. Melody Perdue
- Monday 3/29 – Harold Williams
- Tuesday 3/30 – Allison Ward Johnson
- Wednesday 3/31 – John St. John
- Thursday 4/1 – Lee Davis
- Friday 4/2 – Deborah Quam
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
By The Rev. Cameron Randle, Rector