Kempsville Lodge No. 196

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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

Chartered in 1955, Kempsville Lodge No. 196, A.F. & A.M. is one of the largest and most active Masonic Lodges in Virginia. In addition to the Masonic Lodge, we're the home of the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bethel 42 International Order of Job's Daughters, and the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of DeMolay.

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May 26th, 2:13 pm

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May 25th, 6:43 am

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Stopped by the French Bakery and Deli in Norfolk today to get a couple of delicious pastrami sandwiches from our Brother George Habib. Glad to report that due to word getting out on social media that the bakery was hurting due to the lockdown, they have been extremely busy! Even Channel 3 news was by this morning to do a story.

George looked exhausted but happy. Please come out and support our Brother if you are up this way. The baked goods are pretty amazing!
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May 22nd, 2:01 pm

Stopped by the French Bakery and Deli in Norfolk today to get a couple of delicious pastrami sandwiches from our Brother George Habib.  Glad to report that due to word getting out on social media that the bakery was hurting due to the lockdown, they have been extremely busy!  Even Channel 3 news was by this morning to do a story. 

George looked exhausted but happy.  Please come out and support our Brother if you are up this way.  The baked goods are pretty amazing!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beth Chastain

Orange donuts are to die for...

Is the bakery on Granby Street

Oh man used to love to stop there when I lived in Ghent! Great food! Glad to see it survived many places didn't! That place has been there a LONG time!!

Awesome sandwiches and Rose Jelly.

His pastrami sandwich, freshly made breads and pastries are the best you will find anywhere. But if you have never tried that orange doughnut, you are really missing something.

My first stop when I get to town from fl.hope to be there in July, 4th

I’ll be there on Sunday

Upcoming Zoom events:

- Virtual coffee on Saturday at 9 am

- Weekly Lodge training on Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM. Topic: History and development of Masonic ritual.
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May 22nd, 9:47 am

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Worshipful. You are doing a fantastic job keeping us occupied. Thank you!

Looking forward to coffee, I’ve been occupied the last two Saturday mornings!

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May 22nd, 7:54 am

What really goes on during our Zoom meetings. All credit for this goes to Worshipful Bob Stanek.

Worshipful Bob, we salute you!

Our Grand Master is in the center square.
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May 21st, 7:26 pm

What really goes on during our Zoom meetings.  All credit for this goes to Worshipful Bob Stanek.

Worshipful Bob, we salute you!

Our Grand Master is in the center square.

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I logged on at 7 and the host had not begun the meeting.??

My thanks to Brothers Pat Blankenship, Doug Dunn, and Keith Ingraham (second time this week for Brother Keith!) for participating in a well-executed Masonic funeral service for our departed Brother, Russell Lee Houston, in Suffolk today. While these are never happy events, the Masonic funeral rites mean so much to the families of our departed Brothers and are one of the most important duties we have as Masons. I have seen it in the faces of all of the families of the Brothers we have conducted the rites for this year. ... See moreSee less

May 20th, 4:49 pm

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