This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 20:1-16
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard....[continue reading]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Virtual worship continues this Sunday, September 20.
Worship Services on YouTube
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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.
Upcoming Events
09/16 - Digital Sunday School supplies are being delivered TODAY.
09/21 - New book club starts. Contact Mary Ann Blankenship to join.
09/27 - Music Exploration Series: 20th Century Music @ 10:00 a.m.
09/29 - Faithful Witness Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
09/30 - Bible study returns at 7:30 p.m. Contact Beth McClelland to join.
Digital Sunday School Supplies Being Delivered Today (9/16)
Those who signed up for digital Sunday School will have learner supplies delivered later today to the address they provided when registering. If your family did not sign up to participate in digital Sunday School but would like to join in and receive these materials please get in touch with Aaron Davis as soon as possible.
Book Club Starts This Monday, September 21
A dedicated group of readers is reconvening this month via Zoom. The group will meet on the third Monday of each month with the first meeting being on September 21. This group is open to everyone! If you would like to participate, contact Mary Ann Blankenship by email or at 804-334-8922. The September book is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
Fellowship and Music Exploration on Sunday, September 27
We hope to see you on Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. as we continue our discussion of the wide variety of music styles available through our several Episcopal hymnals. The handout is available ahead of time so you can listen to the examples in advance and be prepared for the discussion. 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 is considering several options for ways that we as a parish may witness to our community about the important issues of racial equity and justice. Our Vestry wants to hear from YOU. You can either send your comments by email to Bill Queen or attend the Zoom meeting on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Click this Zoom link for access to 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.
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. The group will be studying the Parables of Jesus. 

From the very beginning, human beings have loved to listen to stories. And Jesus loved to tell them. The parables are vivid, rich, arresting stories that make us think and teach us lessons about our relationship with God and others. From talents to mustard seeds, from shepherds to Samaritans, Jesus used common reference points to teach important truths.

Beth McClelland and David Lewis are the co-facilitators. Mary Ann Blankenship will organize the logistics of Zoom for the group. Please contact Beth McClelland by email or at 804-304-8823 if you are interested in joining the group. .
Sacred Ground Circle
A new Fall Circle for Sacred Ground is being planned. This film and book study - explores our relationship with race. It invites each person to journey through the complicated history of connections across the history of the United States. This 10 session course, written by The Episcopal Church, dives deep to help participants develop a more faithful relationship with one another, with God, and with all of Creation. Mother Kim is planning to facilitate this group, but there may be other facilitators as well. If you are interested, please respond to this doodle poll with your availability.   
Calling for Bibles
Since our facilities manager Peter Knecht built and installed our free Bible barn in front of the church, we've given away 100+ Bibles. Originally donated by parishioners to be given to people in prison, COVID kept us from delivering them, so they were repurposed for the Red Door Ministry. If you have any Bibles you would like to donate contact Kim Reinholz