Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
Lent
APRIL 10, 2020
Holy Week Liturgies
Though it seems bizarre in this week when Grace folks usually spend more time at church than at home, walking the path to the cross and beyond with each other, this year's experiences may let us empathize more than usual with the Holy Week experience of Jesus's disciples. Horrible things happened, and they were not all able to be together; they were grieving, frightened, and deprived of what had been most life-giving. And yet, resurrection was kindling. And so may it be now.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Holy Week Liturgies Online
Daily Morning Prayer and Compline
Gloria Barr
Food Pantry
Parish Prayer List
Found Keys
Holy Week (continued)
You are invited to share in the remembrance and celebration of the week with your Grace community, which, though not physically together in pews, is together in spirit and in cyberspace. Like these Signal Mountain azaleas, we can still bloom together from behind our bars!



Easter Vigil, Saturday at 8pm
 
The Easter Vigil will begin at 8pm on our website and Facebook pages. This service will include the Exsultet, readings from throughout salvation history, the Resurrection proclamation, Easter hymnody and the renewal of our baptismal covenant. 
 
·     For the Easter Vigil, have a candle nearby to light after the kindling of the New Fire.
 
·     Find a bell, a tambourine, or some other kind of noisemaker (pots and pans) to add your joyful noise at the resurrection proclamation.

Easter Sunday, 9am & 11:15am
 
On Easter Sunday, April will offer a reflection on Resurrection at 9am on our website and Facebook pages. You are also invited to join with Christians around the world in an online Easter service at Washington National Cathedral at 11:15am.
Daily Morning Prayer and Compline
Along with the virtual Holy Week and Sunday liturgies, Grace offering daily prayer online via zoom. Morning Prayer, which takes 20-25 minutes, is at 9 a.m. every day, and Compline, which takes 10-15 minutes, is at 8 p.m. every day.
 
To get to Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. on any day of the week besides Sunday, here is the link and meeting ID: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/160460538
Meeting ID: 160 460 538
 
To get to Compline at 8 p.m. every day, here is the link & meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 780 772 724
 
If you have any questions or trouble getting on, please let David Burman know at dburman@saygrace.net !
Gloria Barr
Longtime Grace member, Gloria Barr died peacefully at Alexian on
Wednesday afternoon. Her family looks forward to joining the community of Grace in remembering and celebrating her life when it is safe to gather again. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may light perpetual shine upon her.
Food Pantry
Grace had a lively Wednesday Food Panty session this week, with Gail Dooley, Linda Wideman, Lisa Lemza and Richard Hyatt seeing to the needs of the 11 folks who came to the door seeing sustenance for themselves and the 17 other mouths they were hoping to feed. Thanks to the above-mentioned for their labors, and thanks also to Pat and Bill Strang, who came in with a sustaining platter of cookies and chocolates to encourage everyone! Who were that masked couple who stayed 6 feet way from all of us?!

Thanks on bended knees to the Belvoir neighborhood, whose generous residents are sending food our way each week; thanks to the Grace folks who are finding ways to get us some supplements as well. Our supplies range from sort-of-OK to alarmingly low, but somehow we never run out.

Should you be in a position to obtain a thing or two for us this week, the main needs are listed below:

·        hearty soups/stew/chili
·        canned chicken or Spam
·        peanut butter (16-oz. jars)
·        canned green beans/corn/peas/pinto beans
·        mac and cheese
·        saltine crackers
·        packets of instant oatmeal and grits
Parish Prayer List
Please remember: Donald, our President; the Senate, the House of Representatives, and our Courts of Justice; together with all elected officials, and the other leaders of our country and the nations of the world.
 
We pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Brian, ourBishop; for April, our priest; for David, our Curate; for George, our assisting priest; for Keith, our Seminarian; for our missionaries, and all other bishops and ministers.
 
We pray for the unemployed and underemployed, especially those in our congregation and community. We pray for the homeless and the hungry.
 
We pray for parishioners and loved ones, especially James and Barbara Dooley, Kathleen and Caroline Belcher, Bo and Mary Minor Brown, Helen Williams,
Nancy Mapel, David Stanislawski, Charlotte Dorris, Tyler Horton, Jeff Fugate, Rebecca Williams, Tessa Spaulding, J.R. Hicks, Marcia Magers, Major McCollough, Peggy Fugate, Jean Lorren, William Simpson, Timothy Penny, Donald Jones,
Robert Armstrong, Chris Barker, Cooper Jones, Sally Cauthen, Charles Smith, 
Jonathan Purple, Steven Mosman, John Woodham, Libby Workman, Rebecca Cook, Elaine Harrison, Jean Williams, Barbara Reed, Elizabeth Harrison, Joyce Smith,
Jim May, Mary Ruth Clinton, and Ann Swint; 
 
We pray for Wil Mabry, Jake Dorris, Jordan Tschoepe, Kevin Kelley, Tripp Mouron, Mike Mabry, Alexander Ross, Russel Webb, Logan Roberts, Jim Makepeace, Sean Benson, Evan Watkins and all of our Armed Forces, here and abroad;
 
We pray for Erin Baker, Kerry Baker and Lizzy Mouron, who are with child.  
 
We pray for all who are developing programs and policies to deal with the current public health threat; for those who are treating the sick, stocking shelves, transporting supplies, suffering from illness, coping with new life-patterns and finding ways to keep anxiety at bay for themselves and others. 
 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:   Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of the land of the Holy One.
 
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer : Pray for Church of the Resurrection, Loudon, TN, and for these South Dakota churches: St. Paul, Norris; Trinity Mission; St. Thomas, Corn Creek.

Those in need of continued prayer
John Cox, John and Cherry Stewart, Gayanne Silver, Garvin Colburn,
Heather Nelson, Robert Clark, Marty Landis, Dexter and Helen Williams,
Cheryl McCurry, Ethel Rutledge, Carolyn Minnich, Lanie Lundgrin, Terri Harvey,
Sue Sears, Anne Getz, Michael Roberts, Jeannie and Andy Williams, 
Jaime Cooper, Teresa Noel, Tina Knowles, Brad and Kimberly Calhoun,
Joyce and Greg Snyder, Martha Killeffer, Robert Durham, Jim Curtis, Hal and Sue, 
Michelle Maroney, Jessica Ricketts
Found Keys
A couple of weeks ago, someone found several sets of keys outside the building at Grace; there is a Honda key among them, and some are tied together on a deep red ribbon, and several are wearing red rubber caps. If these are yours, please e-mail Dabney at dcarden@saygrace.net or leave a message at 243-3257; we can figure out a way to reunite you!
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