This Sunday’s Gospel Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said ...[ continue reading ] . Weekly scriptures are from the Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Two Services on Sunday
We return to the summer schedule of a traditional spoken word service at 7:45 a.m. and a family-friendly 10:00 a.m. service this Sunday. We hope you can join us—and invite a friend! Next week, on July 14, The Rev. Canon Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Virginia , will join us at both the 7:45 a.m. and the 10:00 a.m. service.

 Children’s Chapel Pilot: The Parable of the Sower
Thanks for bringing all your little ones last week for Rev. Bo's last service! Our Children’s Chapel Pilot has been extended through the summer due to interest from parents...join us as we play, sing, and learn together. Questions? Contact Aaron Davis at 804.359.5628 ext. 15

This Friday July 5: Opioid Overdose Training
Join us at 2:00 p.m. after the Red Door to learn about Naxolone and how to administer it. The Rev. Deacon Barbara Ambrose of St. Andrew’s Church will lead the training.
Red Door Ministry Continues Every Friday
Every Friday drop by the church for a healing service and prayer at 12:30 p.m. before lunch is served. This is an opportunity to pray for yourself, others, the community the nation and the world. There is no communion, but a simple service asking for healing, reconciliation, grace and wholeness. Come and see.  

Help us sell parking spaces to Altria Theater patrons
If you can volunteer for less than two hours you can help GHTC raise money for different ministries. Contact Nancy Trego at nrtrego@comcast.net and the person below if you can help with any of these open summer parking dates:
Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Carol Burnett (CirclesRVA) kblalock@circlesrva.org
Friday, August 2, 7:00 p.m., Jim Gaffigan (Campus Ministry) kreinholz@ghtc.org
Saturday, August 3, 8:00 p.m., Tim Allen (GHTC overall ministries) nrtrego@comcast.net
Thursday, August 22, 8:00 p.m., The Temptations (Campus Ministry) kreinholz@ghtc.org
Pledging to GHTC: Every Gift Matters
Did you make a pledge in 2019? It’s not too late—together, we continue to be an inclusive, spirited and Christ-centered urban church that transforms lives. You can complete a pledge form online at ghtc.org/participate-and-give/annual-pledge-campaign or through the Member Center (top right of the website).

Your required minimum distribution from your IRA is a great way to pay your pledge or make a gift to the church and subtract the full amount of the gift from your taxable income. Your plan administrator must send the funds directly to GHTC. Your tax advisor can explain the impact for you; Barb Dodd can answer general questions about this idea.

Going Away Party for Paul Evans on Wed. July 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Our going away party for Paul Evans has been rescheduled to 6:00 p.m., June 10 at AMF Sunset Lanes. Please RSVP here to let us know you’re coming! If you have known and loved Paul during his time as our Youth Ministry Assistant you are heartily invited to join us for food and fellowship as we send him off to what God has in store for him. 
Heartfelt Thanks from The Rev. Bo Millner
Sunday was such a wonderful gift! You have sent me off in the most positive and joyous way. My heart overflows…and let me list just a few of the things for which I am grateful about the day:
• The worship service was uplifting for me thanks to such great participation from the clergy, the musicians and choirs, the altar guild, the greeters, the acolytes, the liturgical ministers, the ushers and from every person in worship
• The picture book with time line, now signed by so many
• The gift of a new alb…and the meticulously made small alb given as sign of that gift
• The cards and many other gifts given at the reception which I have enjoyed opening and will treasure
• The kind words and amazing songs, from Old Blue Eyes to the Everly Brothers
• The stunning flowers and excellent food, the beautiful reception…thoughtful folks sent me home with a great selection that my whole household enjoyed
• The purse representing gifts from over 100 families in the parish…I hardly know what to say about this overwhelmingly generous gift
• Countless conversations and expressions of good will
For all these things, and more, thank you!  And God bless you!! I will never forget this special Sunday as I retire from 35 years of ordained ministry.