This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 21:23-32
When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?...[continue reading]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Virtual worship continues this Sunday, September 27.
Weekly Services Online
When GHTC started a YouTube channel years ago we never expected to transition to online worship during a pandemic. You can help us by subscribing to our YouTube channel the next time you watch a service. This allows you to stay updated with new worship videos. Questions? Contact your church staff. You can also follow and like GHTC on Facebook.
Upcoming Events
09/27 - Music Exploration Series: 20th Century Music @ 10:00 a.m. | Join here.
09/29 - Faithful Witness Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. | Join here.
09/30 - Bible study returns at 7:30 p.m. Contact Beth McClelland to join.
10/4 - Virtual Blessing of the Animals on October 4 @ 3:00 p.m.
Fellowship and Music Exploration this Sunday, September 27
We hope to see you on Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. as we continue our discussion of Episcopal hymnals. The handout is available now so that you may prepare in advance. The first 15 minutes are for fellowship, followed by 45 minutes of discussion of the music topic. Click this Zoom link for access.

9/27/20 - 20th Century: a style often complex both musically and theologically.
10/11/20 - Taizé, Celtic, & Native American: different styles from around the world which share elements of simplicity and repetition.
10/25/20 - Renewal: a worship music style that draws upon folk and popular music traditions and instruments.
Final Faithful Witness Meeting on September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Your Vestry wants to hear your ideas on ways we as a parish can discuss racial equity and justice with our community. You can email ideas to Bill Queen or attend the Zoom meeting on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Click this Zoom link to join the online meeting. Since it is important that these comments and discussion reflect the views of our parishioners, please do not send an email or plan to login to a Zoom session anonymously.
Ram Pantry - VCU's Food Bank Needs YOU
About 10 years ago GHTC, with the help of past ECM member Grant Mansfield, helped to form the Food Bank on campus known as Ram Pantry. With COVID-19 the Ram Pantry has had a huge increase in demand for food from students. There are three ways that you can donate to help feed students:
  • Email or call Ram Pantry directly at 804-828-4514 to make a donation.
  • Drop off the items at GHTC. Please make arrangements with Peter Knecht to make sure he or Roland will be in the building.
  • Drop off items at Mother Kim’s home. 
The items needed can be found here. At this time only food donations are being accepted, no gift cards or cash donations. Thank you!
The Parables of Jesus - Bible Study Starts Again on September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study will continue via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m, starting September 30 and ending on November 18. Beth McClelland and David Lewis are co-facilitators. Mary Ann Blankenship will handle Zoom. Please contact Beth McClelland by email or at 804-304-8823 to join.
Blessing of Animals Video - Zoom Blessing on October 4 at 3:00 p.m. 
Join us via Zoom on Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. for the virtual St Francis’ Day pet blessing! Mo. Kim and Indiana will most likely be celebrating from their back yard - where will you log in from? Let us celebrate from all the corners of the world the beauty and vibrancy of God’s beloved Creation. Zoom link will be published soon! Mo. Kim is also sharing her wonderful video of All God's Critters.
Advent - Revolutionary Love 
This Advent season we're reflecting on contemporary Revolutionary Love. Mo. Kim is putting together book/meditation love packages for ECM at VCU and would love to share the wealth with our GHTC congregation! The packages include bi-weekly “gifts” that will be opened over the course of Advent and Christmas. The gifts will correspond with Valarie Kaur’s book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. If you would like to receive a love package please contact Mo. Kim directly. Books/packages will be distributed on November 18th.
Regathering Plan Approved - Ushers Needed!
Our plan for regathering for in-person worship has been approved. Ushers will play an important role in keeping you keep safe and helping you follow our new procedures. Please let Bill Perkins know if you are willing to help. Training will be provided. We still need to wait until the health markers for the Richmond area meet the safety criteria before we can execute our plan. Once we have a date for returning to in-person worship we will provide a video introduction to all of the new policies and procedures meant to keep you safe. Staff continue to work remotely and we will keep you updated through the church website.
Sacred Ground Reflection - Mary Ann Blankenship
"Being part of GHTC's Sacred Ground Circle has opened my mind to much about our country's history and current realities of racial oppression. It has opened my heart to examine my family's history and my own attitudes. Being with a group of other trusted Circle members on this journey has created a space for me to explore and express my thoughts and feelings." - Mary Ann Blankenship

If you would like to be part of the forming Second Sacred Ground Circle please respond to this Doodle Poll (NOTE: There are times on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to choose from).
Calling for Bibles
We've given away 100+ Bibles using Peter Knecht's handmade library! We hope to give away even more to our Red Door attendees. If you have any Bibles you would like to donate contact Kim Reinholz
Red Door Roadside Continues
Every Friday we continue to feed hungry people with nutritious brown bag lunches. Although our volunteer needs have changed, we still need YOU to help us! Contact Kim Reinholz to assist in this ministry.