Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
Grace Notes Weekly
April 21, 2017
Bishop’s Visit on Sunday – Single Service at 10:00 a.m.!
Bishop George Young will make his final visit to Grace this Sunday, April 23, to confirm, baptize and receive souls into the Episcopal Church. At his request, there will be ONLY ONE SERVICE that morning; it will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be a reception after the service to honor the Bishop and all those who have joined the church.
In this issue

Bishop's Visit -- One Service Sunday!
    (and a reception following!)
Reception Set-Up/Clean-up
Painting Party on April 29
Wednesday Book Study Continues
Grace Graduates?
Arts Camp Registration and Help
Altar Flowers
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Bishop’s Reception – Set up and Clean-Up

Tessa Spaulding will be in the Undercroft Saturday morning (4-22) at 11:00 a.m. to set up tables and prepare for the Bishop's visit Sunday. Help is needed then and Sunday AFTER the reception for clean-up. Please call or e-mail Tessa ( or 865-202-7576) if and when you will be available to help. Many hands make light work!

Painting Party!

Dear Grace Family,  

With so many changes in our midst, it's time to freshen up some spaces! It's been several years since any of the offices have been painted. With a new Rector on the horizon, it's only right that the offices look their best!  

Saturday, April 29 10:00AM, we will have a Painting Party! We will paint the Rector's office, Zack's office, and Dabney's office. Yes, I know Paula's office is in dire need. It's on my list but for a later time as her office is more involved to paint.  

We will provide the paint, rollers, roller covers, and ladders. Lunch will be provided!   If you can bring blue painter's tape, newspapers or rolled paper, or even drop cloths that would be super! If you're good with a brush, have a steady hand, and are good at cutting in, please bring your favorite brush.  

Please let me know if you're able to help!   


Adam Bryan

Book Study Continues Wednesday

April 26 and May 3  

David Stanislawski continues a book study on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond next Wednesday. The evening begins with a potluck supper at 6:00 p.m., and the book discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m.   Copies of the book are available in the bookstore for $17 (plus tax!)

Attention Graduates and Their Families

We would like to recognize our high school, college, and advanced degree graduates this May. Therefore, we are asking for the following information as soon as possible.

Please send to Maria at    

Name, School, Degree (if applicable), a few activities (i.e. basketball team, senior scholar, church activities etc.), and any future plans you would like to share. Please name any relatives here at Grace that should be included. For our high school graduates, we would also like a digital photo (preferably a head shot). All of this will be shared with the congregation online and in print. 

Arts Camp -- How to Register, How to Help

Please use this link ( to register your family’s children for arts camp June 19 through 23. You are encouraged to reach out to friends and coworkers and invite their children, too! The Grace Episcopal Interfaith Arts Camp has been serving the community for ten years. The cost is $25, although the fee can be waived if necessary. Our theme is An Artistic Romp through the Middle Ages.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP: ·         

-- Volunteer before or during camp
-- Make or donate costuming items related to the Middle Ages for kids to play    
    dress-up with
-- Donate to the arts camp fund to pay for children who can’t afford the fee        
-- Share books and materials related to the Middle Ages

Altar Flowers
Each week, the atmosphere of our Sunday worship is enhanced by the presence of flowers near the altar. Not only do these beauties let us appreciate the many colors and textures of creation; they also offer us a chance to remember and honor the loved ones, living and dead, who have earned our thanks and gratitude or to acknowledge live-events such as births, marriages, and anniversaries. If you’d like to do one or more of those things with Altar flowers, please contact the office at 243-3257 or There are available dates in every month except for June. Cost is $58, and all the heavy lifting – calling the florist, arranging delivery – has already been handled by the church office. All you need to is tell us what you’d like in the bulletin and write a check.
Meetings this week
Joseph Cambell Roundtable, Monday, 7:00 p.m. (Merritt Room)
Potluck and Book Study, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. (Merritt Room)
Endowment Commitee, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. (Merritt Room)
Centering Prayer, Friday, 1:00 p.m. (Barth Room)
Serving on Sunday
At the SINGLE, SOLE, and ONLY service (at 10:00 a.m.)!
Lectors, Breezie Finley, Jim Milburn; Intercessor, Merilee Milburn; Chalice, Sean McEwen, Dick McGee; Acolytes, Meredith Ogle, Laura Bertrand, Brianna Palmer, Jerry Draper, Riley Hendrix; Oblations, Coylee Bryan, Adam Bryan; Lead Usher, Renée Tracy; Greeters, John Hart, Crystal Palmer; Web Broadcast, Tom Makepeace, Jerry Evans
1Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31
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