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Grace Notes Weekly
May 12, 2017
Graduates' Sunday!
Congratulations to our 2017 high school graduates! Pictured left to right below are Charlotte Dorris, Matthew Lane, Sean Ogle and Braxton Tracy. You will find details about them and about other Grace folk who have received or will receive diplomas and certifications this spring. Three cheers for everybody!

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In this issue

Grace Graduates!
Mothers' Day Outreach
Door Troubles
Weeks Adult Forum
Coming Soon -- Choral Evensong
Arts Camp Seeks More Kids
Joseph Campbell RoundTable
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Graduates (continued)

Charlotte Dorris is graduating from Girls Preparatory School. She has accepted an academic scholarship to University of Alabama Birmingham. Charlotte’s many activities have included Volunteen, Camp Ocoee Ambassador and CTI. At the church, we have been blessed to have her serve as an acolyte and lector. Charlotte is the daughter of proud parents Jim and Vickie Dorris.  

Matthew Lane is graduating from Ringgold High School, where he has been in ROTC and on the honor roll. At church, he has been an active member of EYC, a regular 8 a.m. acolyte, and a yearly Grace arts camp counselor. He also participated in the 2016 New Orleans mission trip. Matthew enjoys fishing, boating, kayaking and horseback riding and has a part-time job as a horse farriers assistant. Matthew plans to attend Southern Polytechnic (part of Kennesaw State University) in Marietta to study mechanical engineering. He is the son of Andy Lane and Rhonda Gilliland.  

Sean Ogle is graduating from the Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts. An ace at the clarinet, he majored in instrumental music. His activities have included the school orchestra, jazz band, wind ensemble, and the Chattanooga Youth Symphony. He will attend Middle Tennessee State University this fall. He intends to get a music education degree and eventually a Masters in performance, with the intention of teaching music at the college level. Through the years you may have seen Sean helping with Grace kids around the church and at the annual arts camp. Sean is the son of Meredith Ogle and the grandson of Joyce and Wayne Smith.  

Braxton Tracy is graduating from Collegedale Academy. In high school, he spent a year as the class chaplain and attended several Leadership and Prayer Conferences. He has played just about every sport since he was four but really took to basketball, which was a good use for his height! Braxton was also on the middle and high school gymnastic teams. He has served during summers as front desk-clerk and lifeguard at the McKee Employee Recreation Facility, and he currently works at the Jaguar/Land Rover/Porsche dealership as a porter, which he absolutely loves. At Grace, Braxton has served as a 10:45 a.m. acolyte and usher. He also has been a Grace Arts Camp counselor each summer. After graduation he plans to attend University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Braxton is the son of Renée and Mark Tracy.

College, Advanced Degrees, Certifications  

Nora Kile, longtime Grace Parishioner and celebrated flautist, will be receiving an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Veterinary Technology from Chattanooga State. Nora retired from teaching three years ago after 38 years. Although she earned Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in the 1970s, she decided to go back to school. She started, as she says, “at the ripe old age of 65” and finished her A.A.S. degree after two years. Her church friends applaud her accomplishments and celebrate her as an inspiration.    

Sarah Feely is graduating from Maryville College with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She has been active in the Maryville College Progressive Alliance and has written regularly for the school paper. In addition to a job at the Maryville downtown library, she has worked at several internships, most recently with the Humane Society. She spent fall semester in Milan, Italy. Future plans include a year-long internship with a homeless organization in the Washington, D.C., area. Sarah served as an Arts Camp counselor throughout her high school and early college years. She is the daughter of Maria Hurt, Grace’s Children’s Ministry director.   

Katie Dorris is graduating from Georgetown Law school. She has accepted a position with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher in New York City. She is the daughter of Vickie and Jim Dorris.  

Erik Broeren, former Grace Associate for Pastoral Care, is graduating from the University of the South School of Theology. Already in possession of an M.Div. from Vanderbilt, Erik has spent the past year at Sewanee earning his degree in Anglican Studies – a big step towards the priesthood. Erik was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in February. All his church friends are shouting, Amen!

Mothers' Day Outreach for MetMin

Mothers' Day is here again, trailing clouds of glory in the form of candy, roses, lunch reservations and an ocean of sentiment and Hallmark glitter. As you heap these well-deserved honors upon the mothers in your life, the Grace Outreach Ministry asks you to consider helping some of Metropolitan Ministry's mammas with some less exotic gifts.

In order to benefit these less celebrated mothers, Grace will collect diapers and sanitary products for Metropolitan Ministries. These can be put into the alms-baskets in church or brought to the 3rd floor kitchen or the bookstore. Your donation will help some of the most vulnerable women in Chattanooga.

Door Troubles

The electronic system that controls the doors at Grace, often a bit wayward, has become in the esoteric lingo of learned mental health professionals, completely wacked out. Under it irrational rule, the doors respond to some keys but not others; it locks doors that should be unlocked, unlocks those that should be locked, and responds but seldom to the Parish Administrator’s desperate ministrations. The front door and the Undercroft door are most likely to behave peevishly; the handicapped entrance and the day care entrance are sometimes affected, though less often.  

Plans are in the works to replace circuit boards and software, but between ordering and installation lies the better part of a month. So if you encounter door trouble on Sunday mornings, please be patient. Try another door… try the courtyard door or the Nave door. Tap on the window of the bookstore. If these strategies bring no help, sit on a bench near the fountain and meditate. Or keen loudly until someone bursts out of the church to rescue you.  

We regret any inconvenience; any prayers you would like to offer to help the system limp along until it can be replaced will be greatly appreciated!

Weeks’ Adult Forum

The Weeks Adult Forum will meet in the Barth Room this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. This week’s gospel passage describes Jesus as the vine and us as the branches. What does this convey to us about our relationship with Jesus? The reading from Acts describes the difficulties of Saul as he tries to join the apostles in Jerusalem after his conversion. The first letter from John talks about the commandments we must observe to remain in Jesus and He in us. I hope you will join us to share your thoughts on these wonderful scripture passages.

Coming Soon -- Choral Evensong
On the church calendar, Wednesday, May 31 is designated The Feast of the Visitation, when the angel Gabriel brought some surprising news to a young woman in Palestine some two millennia ago. Come celebrate the occasion with a Choral Evensong at 7 p.m. in the Nave at Grace. The service will feature music by Vaughan Williams, Richard Ayleward, and others as well. The service will be followed by a reception in the Undercroft. Mark your calendars!
Arts Camp Seeks More Kids!

Arts Camp (June 19-23) still has a number of openings for children who are ready to combine the arts and the middle ages! If you have children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and neighborhood imps or your own or know others who have such beings in their lives, please spread the word that it’s not too late to sign up for what is always a fun, creative, and life-enhancing experience. Cost is only $25 per child, and even that minimal fee can be waived.  

Please use this link ( to register. Do it soon – time’s-a-wastin’!

Joseph Campbell RoundTable – May 15   

Replacing Pain with Joy: Understanding the CNS and Pain
with presenter Cheryl Murman

May 15, 2017  

Based on the work of Dr. David Hanscom, a spine surgeon and author of ‘Back in Control’ as well as the work of Dr. Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences. Both have worked extensively in pain research but from very different directions. What can we learn about pain, the brain, and how to move out of chronic pain syndrome? Let’s talk about the myths of heath and health care, but specifically about the myths of pain and the nocebo effect or the shadow side of the placebo effect. The importance of the central nervous system to pain management has gone mostly over looked by medical research. But researchers such as Dr. Moseley have been making inroads that I hope working physicians will take note of. Those of us in holistic health fields know how a layered approach to pain management must include working with the CNS and learning how in ‘train’ the brain to relax.

Cheryl Pratt Murman, E-500 YA , C- IAYT
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Personal Trainer
Teaching and studying fitness, wellness for over 30 years  

RoundTable programs meet at Grace Episcopal, at Brainerd and Belvoir (20 Belvoir Avenue), Chattanooga, TN.  

Meetings begin at 7 pm, and run 1 1/2 hours. Visitors and guests are welcome. There is no charge or fees to attend, though small donations are welcome, which help support the RoundTable program through the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and our local host, Grace Church.  

For easiest access, park in the "upper" parking area off of Sunbeam, and come up the side walk toward the church.  At the breezeway, turn right, and enter the office building.  There is also handicapped access, though that door is generally locked during the evening. Please contact in advance to arrange for elevator access.  

Diana Peterson 

Meetings this week
Joseph Cambell Roundtable -- 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 15 (Merritt Room)
Centering Prayer -- Fridays, 1:00 p.m. (Barth Room)
Serving on Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service: Lectors, Alan McMurray, Diana McMurray; Intercessor, Andy Lane; Chalice, Vivian Dodds, Lyn Martin; Acolyte, Andy Lane; Ushers, Andy Lane, Rick Jones; Greeters, Vivian Dodds  
At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Stephen Jones, Susan LaGraff; Intercessor, Sean McEwen; Chalice, Paul Thomas, Cathy Stone; Oblations, Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone; Acolytes, Jerry Draper, Jeff Bertrand, Laura Bertrand; Lead Usher, Tom Makepeace; Greeters, Jim and Laura May; Webcast (camera, sound), Augie Sevart, Bill Boren

Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16;
1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
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