This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 20: 27-38
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us...[ continue reading ]. Weekly scriptures are from the  Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the  New Revised Standard Version  of the Bible.
Thank you for Holy Book Donations
Thanks to YOU we have collected many holy books, including Bibles, to be distributed to prisoners over the upcoming holidays. We appreciate your support! If you have additional books to donate, contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz as we are collecting through Thanksgiving.

Do You Want to Be Heard?
The Discernment Committee wants to hear from every member of Grace and Holy Trinity! Please help us by keeping the lines of communication open…and updating your contact information. Whether you have moved, retired, or turned off your landline and now rely on your cell phone for voice calls, please let church staff know so you can hear about the search for the new Rector. Learn more about the Discernment Committee online at the church website.
Calling all Lectors, Readers, Chalice Bearers & Lay Eucharistic Ministers (and those who might be interested in becoming one)
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.
Updated GHTC Website
Have you been to the church’s website recently? There are several videos plus weekly updates of sermons (both audio and print copies). Be sure to check it out and sign up to use the online member center , too.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum: Red Door Ministry+Possible Partnerships
Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. | Meeting in Adult Classroom: Lay Ministers, Lectors, Readers & Chalice Bearers (contact Bill Queen )
Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. | Spirited Sisters: Legends at Willow Lawn (contact Cathy Saunders )
Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: The Future (Parish Hall)
Nov. 17 at 12:15 p.m. | Missionary Society—February dental trip (contact Beth McClelland )
Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m. | Meetup of parents & kids at Huguenot Park (contact Nick Sollog)
Nov. 24 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum—8:45 a.m. service changes debrief (Bill Queen)
Nov. 26 | 7:00 p.m. | Thanksgiving Service with the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
Dec. 1 at 10:00 a.m. | Inter-generational Advent Wreath Making (Parish Hall)
Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum: Triangle of Hope (Joe Krzyston)
Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m.| Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols
Dec. 8 at 12:15 p.m. | Reception honoring Barbara Hobson-Simpson
Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum: Unplug the Christmas Machine (Bill Queen)
Dec. 15 at all three services | Headshot photos in the Parish Hall for the church directory
Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m. | Foyer Dinner at the home of Cary and Mary Ann Blankenship
Dec. 22 at 10:00 a.m. | Combined Service featuring children in the Christmas Pageant

Sign Up for Children’s Chapel through Nov. 24
Parents, please take a moment to sign your child or yourself up for a role in our Children’s Chapel; a variety of roles are available for youth to read Scripture, help 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 last Interim Event Sunday (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 .

Nov. 12 Concert Features GHTC Member Hope Armstrong Erb
On Tuesday Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. our own accomplished pianist Hope Armstrong Erb will accompany soprano Victoria Williams in a “Tribute to Jessye Norman.” Learn more at and enjoy the songs and stories from musical theater, opera and more!
Be Aware of Email Phishing Scams
If you receive an email asking you to buy gift cards or contact Rev. Bill Queen or Rev. Kim Reinholz immediately, be aware—you may be seeing a phishing attack. No one at the church will ever ask you to spend money for them. Cyber criminals set up fake email accounts to trick unsuspecting individuals into sharing financial information or purchasing gift cards. If you receive a suspect email (from an account other than ones ending in be sure to let church staff know. Do not respond to such an email. Imposters will try to make the message seem real but do not have access to email that ends in, which is the church’s email server.

From Mother Kim
The song that Mo. Kim mentioned in her sermon last week can be found here . Remember her warning that not all of The Dropkick Murphy’s catalogue is “Christian” before searching for more of their songs. 

Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch on Nov. 20
On Wednesday November 20, 2019 there will be a Ramsgiving Potluck Lunch for students, faculty, staff and friends of the ECM at VCU community. If you are interested in joining us for lunch please email Mo. Kim and let her know what dish you will be bringing. This would be a great opportunity for our “Feed My Rams” folks, our VCU Alumni and our current students to get together for a chance to talk about the things they are thankful for in our shared community.  
Clothing Closet Needs
Remember we need seasonal clothing—especially for men! Washcloths, socks, underwear for men and women plus razors and feminine hygiene products are especially needed right now for the Red Door Ministry. By the way, the Clothes Closet has relocated to Room 3c. You can leave donations in the service ministries box in the church or at the box near the elevator/kitchen.

Raise Money for Ministries in 90 Minutes
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. Why not plan with your family to volunteer over the holidays? Contact Nancy Trego if you can help or want to see available dates.

Moving Forward Together in Faith: Please Pledge for 2020!
In October you received a pledge card; we've had 135 turned in and we want to hear from you! You can mail a pledge card , turn it into the offering plate on Sunday, or pledge online . Thank you for your continued financial support of GHTC. Because of you, the parish is able to serve others.

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 .
Youth Evening & Laser Tag: A Winning Combination
Nine youth (and several adults) enjoyed food, fun and fellowship last weekend. As we enter the busy holiday season, be sure to bring a friend to Grace & Holy Trinity for a variety of activities—contact Aaron Davis with questions. Don’t forget the Christmas Pageant will be featured in our combined service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22.