This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 23: 33-43
When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, Father, forgive them...[ continue reading ]. Weekly scriptures are from the  Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the  New Revised Standard Version  of the Bible.
Give Thanks+ Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
Next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. the voices of the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir ( GRCC ) will be featured at the annual Thanksgiving Service. Offerings during this service will benefit the GRCC which practices on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the church. Child care (nursery-preK) will be offered form 6:30-8:00 p.m. Note: Although the service begins at 7:00 p.m., please arrive early for parking.

Vestry Elections Upcoming
Grace and Holy Trinity Church will elect five new members to the Vestry for three-year terms at the Annual Meeting on February 2, 2020. The Nominating Committee (the retiring Vestry Class of 2020) is now asking that all members of the church share names of those who might be qualified and interested. Please click this link to learn about what is required to be a Vestry member. It is essential that any nominee meets these requirements and has agreed to have their name put forward. You can talk with any member of the Nominating Committee to propose a name–yourself or others. The Vestry has decided that, unlike the past several years, the slate for this election will present more names than the five positions to be filled. 

Diocesan Convention Highlights
Read all about the recent diocesan convention by downloading this document or online.
Looking Ahead
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

This Sunday for Kids & Youth
This Sunday brings a close to this church year as we prepare to enter the Advent season. In Children's Chapel sessions at 8:45 a.m. (downstairs in the chapel) and 11:00 a.m. (upstairs in room 7) we’ll be learning about the circle the church year follows. Kids who want to be readers for Children’s Chapel: be sure to check out the psalm and the Gospel from this week’s reading at the top of the eNews. At 10:00 a.m. we’ll focus on St. Perpetua and her Companions as we continue to meet the saints from the prayer book; Kids (PreK-grade 5) are welcomed to a lesson and activities and we hope to see Youth in Room 5 for Doughnuts & Discussion. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Advent wreath making in the parish hall Dec. 1 at 10:00 a.m. Contact Aaron Davis with any questions.
 
Get-Together in the Park for Parents and Kids this Saturday
Don’t forget that this Saturday parish parents and kids will get together for our second park meetup at Huguenot Park from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided for those who come, so RSVP here or by getting in touch with Nick Sollog to confirm you’re coming. 
Sell Parking: Short Holiday Service Projects
Are you available for an hour or so this Saturday at 6:00 p.m.? CirclesRVA needs volunteers to help with the parking lot for the 8:00 p.m. showing of “Hamilton” on November 23 at the Altria Theater. Please email Kristin Blalock if you can help!
Parking for Red Door, Missionary Society and GHTC outreach overall makes great family service projects over holiday weekends when kids are home. Contact Nancy Trego or the person listed if you can help or click on the time and date(s) listed below. It’s easy for a team of 3 or 4!
Wed., Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. for Red Door - nrtrego@comcast.net
Saturday, Nov. 30 for overall outreach at 12:00 p.m. - nrtrego@comcast.net
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:00 p.m. for Missionary Society - jodiepully@verizon.net
Wed., Dec 4 at 5:30 p.m. for overall outreach - nrtrego@comcast.net
Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:00 p.m. for Missionary Society - jodiepully@verizon.net
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 p.m. for Missionary Society - jodiepully@verizon.net
Thurs., Dec. 26 at 6:15 for Red Door - nrtrego@comcast.net
Parishioners in the News
Did you see the news story about a local writer who is re-writing fairy tales to be more empowering to girls? Congratulations to our own Neel Williams, who was featured in the local news for his podcast “Now Upon a Time.” Check it out!

Christmas Ministry: Help Needy Families
For more than two decades GHTC parishioners have donated clothing and gifts to families in need at the holidays. This year we continue our work with Dumbarton Elementary students. We are also seeking donations of hats and gloves for women and men for the Red Door Ministry and school supplies (colored pencils, markers, glue bottles and notebooks) for Dumbarton Elementary School. You can help by passing out information on Dec. 1 or Dec. 8, sponsoring & purchasing gifts, or by helping deliver the gifts after the Dec. 15 InGathering in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Nancy Smith or Mother Kim .

Year-End Gift Deadlines
Had a good year in the stock market? Consider making a year-end gift to GHTC! Some people pay their annual pledge (or make an additional gift) through appreciated stock. The church’s brokerage is Davenport & Co. To plan ahead and learn more , contact either Barb Dodd or Judy Bowman at 804.359.5628.

Foyer Dinner: Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Please make your plans to join us for a Christmas gathering with Mary Ann and Cary Blankenship enjoying pulled pork and pulled beef. Please contact Lu Treadwell at 804-269-5675 if you are coming and what you plan to bring.
Red Door Pantry Refresh
As we finish out our year we have cleared out much of our pantry storage, if you have a box of spaghetti, a jar of marinara sauce or a box of pancake mix you would like to donate bring it to the church in the next few weeks. If you have any questions please let Mo. Kim  know—thanks for your generosity!

12 th Annual Memorial Service
On Monday December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. join us at St Stephen’s for an ecumenical service of light and hope especially for families who have lost children during this season. Mother Kim is planning to participate. If you have any questions please contact her.