March 27, 2020
Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
As the world community works together to slow the spread of COVID-19, Grace and Holy Trinity Church will not hold public worship services until allowed to do so by the directives of our Bishop and of our Governor. As of today, that means our public worship will not resume before May 8.
As we work to stay connected during this difficult time, remember that we are here for each other. Here are some things that have been happening even while our public worship is suspended:
Your church staff is working harder than usual to adapt to these changing circumstances.
Our building is undergoing a thorough deep cleaning and sanitizing.
Continued support of our Red Door patrons through boxed lunches on March 13, gift cards for March 20 lunches, and providing to-go meals today and for Fridays to come.
Swift action to provide continuing online worship services by GHTC staff.
Check-in phone calls to all parishioners by Vestry and clergy.
Daily prayers and words of encouragement.
We are grateful for your support through your prayers and activity. Financial support is especially appreciated now as it is critical for the church to continue to help others. I encourage you to continue to be faithful in your pledge, as you are able. If you are not able to, we understand.
Are you aware that we have an online giving option? See the "Give Now" button located in the upper right-hand corner of our
. Watch Shelli Lord Pawson's
to show you what to do. If you need further help with this email
or call her at 804-359-5628 ext. 14. We are here to help you!
Continue to hold each other, our community, our nation, and the entire world in prayer. Communicate by phone and email to stay in touch. Notify the church if you have information for us to share, or special needs to which we may respond.
May God's love, peace, healing, and grace be with you today, and throughout the weeks to come.
The Rev. Bill Queen,