This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 2:22-40
When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, the parents of Jesus brought him up to Jerusalem to present him...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
Annual Meeting and Vestry Elections This Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Be sure to attend the annual meeting of the parish this Sunday in the parish hall. We’ll have a pick-up breakfast at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. In addition to voting on new members of the Vestry , you will receive reports from the Finance Committee, Senior Warden and others. This year, attendees will sign in so we know a quorum of qualified voters are in attendance. In order to vote, you must: be a member with your baptism recorded at this parish; be at least 16 years of age; and be “in good standing,” meaning that unless for good cause prevented, you have been a regular participant in the corporate worship of the church (having received Holy Communion at least three times) and in working, praying and giving (with a minimal understanding of being known to the Treasurer) for the spread of the kingdom of God over the prior year. You will be asked to attest to your eligibility as a voter when you sign in for the Annual Meeting. Voting is by ballot in person. There is no voting by proxy nor by absentee ballot. 

Greater Richmond Children’s Choir leading Music this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
So that our choir members can attend the annual meeting, we are happy to host the Greater Richmond Children's Choir this Sunday. The GRCC has been a great partner over the years since Grace and Holy Trinity provides rehearsal space on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Be sure to enjoy the great music from this talented choir at our 11:00 a.m. worship service!
Piano Concert on Sat. February 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Invite your friends to join you for a lovely afternoon of music in the parish hall on Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. You’ll hear Richard Becker, a pianist extraordinaire, play works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. It’s a great way to invite a friend to attend Grace & Holy Trinity, too! Questions? Contact Beth Davis at 804.359.5628 ext. 18 for more details.

Survey Closes SOON...don’t wait!
Now that the holidays are over and the tax forms have not yet arrived, it’s time for YOU to complete the Discernment Committee’s Survey for a New Rector .
In January, we communicated survey information to over 360 households by email and more than 100 by U.S. mail.  To date, the committee has received just over 150 responses, and we want to hear from every one at Grace and Holy Trinity! Please take 30 minutes today to help the committee understand what is important to the church as we look for a new rector and spiritual leader. Hurry, the survey closes February 7!
Union Seminary President Brian Blount at Adult Forum on February 9
Coming up Feb. 9, our Adult Forum will host Union Presbyterian Seminary’s President and Professor of New Testament Studies, the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount. He will present an introduction to the Book of Revelation as a call to witness, one of his areas of specialty. Blount’s professional and academic experience includes a Ph.D. from Emory University, 15 years on the faculty of Princeton Theological Seminary, and six years as pastor of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News (which you may remember as the home church of NASA scientist Katherine G. Johnson, whose story was told in the 2016 film Hidden Figures ). Please join us Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. as we welcome this very special, and highly sought after, speaker. 

Leave a Legacy to Grace and Holy
If you are updating your estate planning (or beneficiaries on your retirement or investment accounts), remember you can name Grace and Holy Trinity Church as a beneficiary—it’s quick, easy, and allows your loved ones to know your values. Download more details or contact Barb Dodd at 804.359.5628 ext. 16 to learn more.
Name Tags and Photos Help us Know Each Other
Are you wearing your name tag every week? Have you had your photo made for the online church directory? Contact Shelby Scattergood to receive a new nametag and mark your calendar for a free, high resolution digital head shot photo on February 9 in the parish hall. To see how these photos are being used, you can log into your secure online membership account. Wearing your name tag and having your photo in the directory helps both parishioners and clergy get to know YOU!

Children’s Chapel Continues at 8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
If you are the parent of a preK-grade 3 child, be sure to contact Aaron Davis about participating in the Children's Chapel. Kids gather together each week to pray, read scripture, and sing and hear a Bible lesson in the chapel at the rear of the church.

Red Door Ministry each Friday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
There’s a constant need for clothing (especially outerwear in the colder weather) and hygiene supplies (such as feminine products) every week at the Red Door. With an average attendance of 125, we also appreciate volunteers—since we coordinate with VCU students, Mother Kim requests that you sign up through Hands-On Greater Richmond so every person has a role!
Blood Drive Thanks
On Wednesday January 23 the Red Cross, partnering with the Vietnamese Student Association and Episcopal Campus Ministry, held a blood drive in our parish hall. They had a great day—the group saw 49 donors and collected 35 pints, impacting up to 105 lives! 

Thank YOU to all who participated and helped with this important mission. The Red Cross ensures patients have access to lifesaving blood products every day.

Parking Volunteer Impact!
Warmest thanks to GHTC parking volunteers who raised nearly $22,000 for various outreach ministries in 2019. That’s quite an impact! Here are specific results for the year:
Missionary Society (Belize) - $8,397.25
Circles RVA - $6,985
Red Door Ministries - $2,785
GHTC General Ministries - $2,396
VCU Campus Ministries - $1,148.50
Overall Total - $21,711.75 

More volunteers are needed in February (for the Altria Theater show CATS on Feb.5-9 plus other shows later in the month) so please contact Nancy Trego , Kristin Blalock , Kim Reinholz or Jodie Pully if you can help.