Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
DOING GOD'S WORK
IN GOOCHLAND

Last night, faithful servants of all ages from Grace spent time serving the CARITAS guests at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

The Grace crew prepared, served and shared dinner with 28 men and 22 participants as well as preparing lunch for today.

CARITAS exists “to provide effective, permanent solutions to individuals and families dealing with the crisis of homelessness and/or addiction in the Metro Richmond area.” 

This is the 2nd year participating in this ministry, and it would not have been possible without everyone who volunteered.

Thank you for continuing to do God's work in this wonderful community.
Announcements...

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - The Blessing of the Animals will be held outside this Sunday, October 1st at the 11:00 am service. If you are not interested in attending the Blessing of the Animals, you are welcome to attend the earlier 9:00 am service with Holy Eucharist.

VACATION - Please note that Emily will be away next Sunday, October 8th. Don Knight will lead us in Morning Prayer in her absence.

THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY - Please read Chapters 8 and 9 from N.T. Wright's book titled John to prepare for this week's class.

SUNDAY MORNING BOOK STUDY - The next book study will begin on Sunday, October 15th between services. We will be reading The Mission Walker by Edie Littlefield Sundby. Please purchase your own book and join us!

ECW DIOCESE OF VA FALL MEETING - The ECW Diocese of VA Fall Meeting with be held on October 12th at Christ Church in Glen Allen. A flyer with more details is posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board. All ECW members are welcome!

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER - We will be hosting our first ever Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Brown Bag Ministry on Friday, October 20th fro 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available this week to purchase! Be on the lookout for more details.

Looking Ahead...

  • Thursday Morning Bible Study - September 28th at 10:00 am
  • Blessing of the Animals - October 1 at 11:00 am
  • ECW Diocese of VA Fall Meeting - October 12th at Christ Church
  • The Mission Walker Book Study - October 15th at 9:45 am
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - October 20th at 5:00 pm

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at  gracechurch2955@gmail.com by  Wednesday morning each week. 
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Coffee Hour Volunteers - Thank you!
October 1: Marion Turner
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This Sunday at a Glance

9:00 am Holy Eucharist
11:00 am Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animal Readings for this Sunday October 1, 2017 to commemorate the Feast of St. Francis
Psalm 148:7-14
Matthew 11:25-30

Appointed Lectionary Readings for this Sunday, October 1, 2017 if you wish to review them on your own.
Matthew 21:23-32
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9
Philippians 2:1-13