This Sunday’s Gospel Luke 13:10-17
Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable...[ continue reading ] . Weekly scriptures are from the Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Sarah Kye Price’s Last Sunday
Join us on Aug.25 as we hear The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price preach at both services and celebrate the Great Thanksgiving. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall after the 10:00 a.m. service. We are thankful for Sarah’s service and devotion to GHTC over the past three years. Hope you can join us to wish Sarah well as she launches into her new ministry.

1619-2019: Reflections
This week marks 400 years since the first enslaved African People arrived in Virginia. Last Sunday the Central Richmond Region gathered to hear The Rev. Dorothy White preach at the Service of Lament, Reconciliation, and Commitment at St John’s Church. There were over 250 individuals present, and a portion of the free will offering will be donated to CirclesRVA. You can hear the sermon by clicking here .  

Commemorate 400 Years of African American History & Culture
The Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has encouraged congregations across the nation to ring their bells on Sunday August 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. for one minute. We encourage everyone to observe a moment of silence and step outside wherever you may be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday to listen for the bells. If you are in RVA you will certainly here the bells chime. For more information watch this video  
Thank You for Supporting Christian Ed 2019-2020
A very big “thank you” to all who have donated Legos to support our Christian formation programs for children this year. If you have not donated yet but would like to our Amazon wish list can is still available. Donations can be dropped off to Aaron Davis at the church on Sundays or simply mailed directly to him from Amazon. 

Are You a Parent? We need three minutes...please respond
Some of our parish parents have expressed interest in getting together semi-regularly along with the children for fellowship. Interested? Please let us know with this very brief survey. Questions and comments can be directed to Aaron Davis at 804-359-5628 ext. 15.
Episcopal Campus Ministry lunches every Wed. at noon beginning Aug. 21
As we welcome returning VCU students, remember we need volunteers to provide lunches for our Wednesday SeRVAnt gathering in Room 9. To participate, contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz. Click on the link to see the planned menus for 5-10 students. If you’re short on time, you can also donate the cost of food and we will purchase items for you. 

Real or Fake? Check the e-address...
Recently, The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz’s email was used in a phishing scam. She has not (nor will any other member of GHTC staff) solicit parishioners for gift cards or cash over email. All GHTC staff use email addresses which end with @ghtc.org. Do not respond to any other email addresses. If you have any questions or concerns about messages which appear to be from GHTC staff or clergy, be sure to check the e-address or contact the staff member by phone at 804.359.5628 (extensions are on the staff page of our website).
ReVive Training Rescheduled to Aug. 30
Naloxone opioid overdose training will occur on Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Please register by completing the form you can download one here and return it to Rev. Kim . If you registered for the training on July 5 which was cancelled you do not need to register again, just let Mother Kim know you will be attending...thanks!  

Like to sing? GHTC Choir Practice Begins Sept. 5
If you are interested in joining a choir, contact Beth Davis...all voices welcome! Joining the choir is a great way to get involved and meet new people at Grace and Holy Trinity. Our Adult Choir practices weekly on Thursday evenings beginning Sept.5; the Amazing Grace Choir and the Youth Choir begin practice on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Wear Your Nametag...Please!
As the church continues to change and grow (and we welcome our new Interim Rector) we need to remember that others may not know you...please take a moment as you enter the building to retrieve (and wear) your nametag . Do you need a new nametag? Contact Barbara Hobson-Simpson in the church office to request one or call 804.359.5628.

Online Membership Directory
Did you know GHTC has an online membership directory? You can access it through our website’s member center. More than 200 parishioner photos are available to help you get to know people in the pews! You can also click on the “give now” button at the top of any page of the website to review your pledge or other financial gifts via the secure online system. Contact Judy Bowman at 804.359.5628 ext. 14 for assistance.