This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 18: 9-14
Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: Two men went up to the temple to pray...[ continue reading ]. Weekly scriptures are from the  Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the  New Revised Standard Version  of the Bible.
You are Invited on Oct. 23: Generosity Party
If you want to meet fellow parishioners and celebrate the wonderful family of Grace & Holy Trinity, please RSVP to attend tonight’s party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 (at the home of Suzanne & Harold Williams). You can RSVP one of three ways: click one of the eVite link above, email the church or call the church office at 804-359-5628. Thank you for YOUR generosity!
Free Photos for Online Directory on Oct. 27
Please visit our photo area in the Parish Hall on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 8:30-11:15 a.m. and receive a free digital head shot. These photos help us learn each other's names and faces in the online directory. It is our hope to have a photograph of every parishioner before the arrival of our new Rector next year. Thanks to Andrew Peacock, our volunteer photographer.

Children’s Chapel Sign Ups 10/27 through 11/24
Parents, please take a moment to sign your child or yourself up for a role in our Children’s Chapel program. Our Children’s Chapel is designed to have a variety of roles available for kids to get involved in the liturgy by reading Scripture, helping tell the story of the day, and more! We need kids to fill these roles and parents to help things run smoothly each week. On the remaining two Sundays of Interim Events, 11/3 and 11/17, there will be a children’s homily at the 8:45 a.m. service in the parish hall.  If you have any questions, just contact Aaron Davis .

Adult Forum this Sunday: Connecting Hearts
Join us on Sun. Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m. to hear Will Pitzer talk about the Connecting Hearts program which aims to help children in foster care find a forever home. Questions? Contact Shelli Lord Pawson .
Youth Lock-In on Nov. 1
GHTC’s Youth group will be having a lock-in on Nov. 1. Folks can be dropped off for dinner, they’ll head out to play laser tag, then come back to bake some cookies, play games, and more. Anyone who needs to opt-out of staying overnight can be picked up at 10:00 p.m., and in the morning all who stay will head to Duck Doughnuts at the Altria to wrap things up for pickup around 9:30 a.m. Please feel free to bring a friend! If you or your family have any questions contact Neely Dykshorn .

Interim Events: Connection on Sunday Nov. 3
Our series of parish-wide conversations are continuing on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Held in the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. on alternating Sundays between services, these Interim Events have helped us gain insights into our past and our future. You can review the notes online from each session as they become available. To participate and be sure we hear your voice, please plan to attend. Questions? Contact Bill Queen .

Upcoming Events
Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. | Parish Party at the home of Suzanne & Harold Williams
Oct. 26 | Meetup of parents & kids at Westhampton Playground (contact Nick Sollog)
Oct. 27 at all three services | Photos for the online directory (taken by Andrew Peacock)
Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m. | Connecting Hearts at the Adult Forum
Nov. 1 (overnight) | Youth Lock-In (contact Neely Dykshorn )
Nov. 1 | All Saints Day-- contact the church office if you have lost a loved one in 2019
Nov. 3 at all three services | Commitment Sunday and Blessing of the Pledge Card s and Commissioning of the New Rector Discernment Committee
Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Connections (Parish Hall)
Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. | Meeting in Adult Classroom: Lay Ministers, Lectors, Readers & Chalice Bearers
Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: The Future (Parish Hall)
Nov. 23 | Meetup of parents & kids at Huguenot Park (contact Nick Sollog)
Digging Continues in the Church Parking Lot
There's more digging underway this week in the parking lot behind the church as contractors for Dominion are working on the buried power lines. You should not be affected unless you are at church during the weekday; a few of our parking spaces are unavailable while the crew works. The parking lot will be safe and marked so be on the lookout over the next week or so. For regular updates, visit our Facebook page .
Bible Donations Needed for those in Prison
Episcopal Campus Ministry is collecting Bibles and other faiths’ holy scriptures for the Grace Inside Chaplains of the Virginia Penitentiary system. If you have a handheld holy book that you can donate you can leave them in the box outside Kim’s office, or in the front hall near the receptionist’s office. We will be collecting these through Thanksgiving. If you have any questions please let Mo. Kim know.  
Parking Lot Volunteers Needed
YOU can make a difference for good in just an hour and a half! Please consider volunteering to collect $15 parking fees for the church lot before selected Altria Theater performances.Take a look at these dates and let the contact person listed or Nancy Trego know if you can help.
Oct 23 7:30 p.m. showtime VCU Campus Ministry • Julia Terhune
Oct 25 8:00 p.m. showtime GHTC ministries overall • Nancy Trego
Oct 26 2:00 p.m. showtime CirclesRVA • Kristin Blalock
Oct 26 8:00 p.m. showtime Missionary Society • Jodie Pully
Oct 27 6:30 p.m. showtime Missionary Society • Jodie Pully

Be a Pledging Member of the Parish
Grace & Holy Trinity Church is here for all of us during life’s ups and downs. Please support our ministries with your 2020 financial pledge. You can mail a pledge card , turn it into the offering plate on Sunday, or pledge online . We are grateful for YOUR gifts!

Calling all Lectors, Readers, Chalice Bearers and Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Our Interim Rector Bill Queen will be meeting with all Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) including lectors, readers, chalice bearers and home communion servers on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Adult Classroom. Please mark your calendar to attend if you serve the church in any of these important roles.

Next Foyer Dinner Set for Dec. 15
The holiday season will soon be upon us, so mark your calendar to attend the Foyer Dinner at the home of Mary Ann and Cary Blankenship. Questions about what to bring? Contact Lu Treadwell .