Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
The Season of Lent
APRIL 8, 2022
Help Needed for Egg-Stuffing
Is spring fever taking you over? Do you long to spend some time outdoors supporting your Grace family? Well, have we got a job for you! There are two opportunities to fill eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt: following the Palm Sunday service on 4/10 (please bring your lunch and we will break bread together before we stuff) and before the Maundy Thursday service on 4/14. Exact time of Thursday TBD.
We will meet in the pavilion, weather permitting. 

Betsy Hawthorne Bedwell
Help Needed for Egg-Stuffing Bee
Easter Flowers
Holy Week Schedule
Children's Activities during Holy Week
New Family Promise (Likely) Schedule
Adult Formation in Lent
Inquirers' Class/Episcopal 101
Worship on Sunday
Food Pantry
Daily Worship
Music Opportunity -- Tenebrae (4-11)
Keep in Mind Craig Scholarship,
Here I Am Day)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Easter Flowers
We are down to only a handful of flowers left to be claimed, so if you want one, please contact the office promptly! However, if you aren’t in need of a plant but would like to honor, memorialize or acknowledge a milestone in the Easter bulletins, you may make a donation in any amount that fits your budget and submit a dedication. The deadline for inclusion in the Easter bulletins is noon on Thursday, April 14.   
Please call or e-mail the church office (243-3257; to find out about what’s available or to submit a dedication.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week, our annual sojourn to Jerusalem and Golgotha and beyond, is approaching rapidly, beginning on Sunday, April 10 with a triumphal entry into Jerusalem and through the week-long story that leads us from exaltation to despair and beyond. See below for the whole week’s services and events:
Palm Sunday – 8:00 & 10:45 a.m., April 10
Maundy Thursday – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 14
Stations of the Cross – 11:15 a.m., Friday, April 15
Good Friday Liturgy – 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 15
Easter Vigil  – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16 (followed by champagne reception in the Undercroft)*
Easter Day Services – 8:00 & 10:45 a.m., Sunday, April 17
Flowering of the Cross – Easter morning (April 21), 10:00 a.m. in the courtyard (all children are invited to help adorn the lattice-work cross that will be taken to the Nave for the 10:45 a.m. Easter morning service).
* The reception after the Easter Vigil is a pot-luck celebration, with parishioners bringing their favorite sweet or savory goodie to share. Champagne will be provided.
Children's Activities during Holy Week
We have some great things planned for Holy Week for the children of Grace! It is our hope to offer you a rich and fruitful week as we walk together through the highest, holiest days of our family of God.

Palm Sunday 4/10
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join procession, process to pavilion 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Chapel 10:30 a.m. - end of service

Maundy Thursday 6:45 p.m. - end of service 
Children’s Agape meal and story in the Undercroft
If you would like for your children to go to the sanctuary for the foot washing, they will be brought to you. 

Good Friday 
Children’s Service approximately 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. , exact time TBD soon
Hot cross buns to follow 

Holy Saturday
12:00 p.m. Picnic
12:45 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt 
Picnic on the grounds before the hunt
Please bring a picnic lunch and a blanket for your family and/or your guests

Easter Sunday 
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Flowering of the Cross 10:30 a.m. in the courtyard 
Children’s Chapel following the flowering of the Cross - end of service 
Family Promise Update
Grace will be hosting Family Promise again at the beginning of May, but things have changed in during the pandemic pause. They are fixing up houses for the guests and so no longer will have to move from church to church. There have been delays in the process and they hope to have the first guests in them in March. 

When we host, it is likely we will provide meals only. Since they haven't started yet, they are exactly sure how it will work out. 

If the houses are ready, here are our hosting dates:

Our first hosting date is now May 1-May 7. So we will need people to provide meals for each of those evenings. There have been no instructions given yet. 

Other dates for Grace:

September 4-10
October 16-22

This, of course, could change. I do not know our current relationship with First Church of the Nazarene and will check on that, but I think they are doing their own thing. 

Skeeter Makepeace
Adult Formation in Lent
During Lent the Sunday morning adult formation group will be working on Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent which is part of the Becoming Beloved Community program of the National Church. The Way of Love has seven themes: Turn, Pray, Learn, Bless, Rest, Worship, and Go. We will be focusing on one of these during each of the seven Sundays of Lent. We hope you will be able to join us in the Barth Room at 9:30 a.m. for all or some of the sessions.

David Stanislawski
Inquirers' Class/ Episcopal 101
Inquirers' Class/Episcopal 101 continues this week at 9:30am (in the Merritt Room), all who are interested in baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation are invited to explore church tradition, history and our place in the Episcopal faith through Inquirers’ classes. Led by Lay Catechist Laura Bertrand, Rev. April and our seminarians, this class will be a space for exploring questions about belief and practice within the Episcopal Church, as well as the life of faith in general. 

The usual Thursday session this week will not take place because of the Maundy Thursday service.
Worship on Sunday
For the safety of the community, we encourage all to take advantage of vaccinations and boosters, and we ask that all who attend either service or any indoor activity wear masks. The 10:45 a.m. service will be streamed online for those who are unable to attend. You can access the service at Grace's Facebook page, and you can find the bulletin for that service HERE.

If you have questions or concerns about worship practices, please feel free to contact April ( or Senior Warden, Andy Belcher (
Food Pantry
Volunteers Jim Harris and Jim Dorris received 10 pantry visitors on Wednesday; they took food for 39 (17 adults and 22 children). We were sufficiently well-stocked to avoid running completely out of anything, though there are some areas that could use supplements. Items that will beef up those areas are below:

* beanie weenies
* hearty chicken soups
* spaghetti sauce (we need this fairly badly)
* spaghetti noodles (we have more of these than sauce but could use some more)
* canned chicken
* canned fruits
* saltine crackers
* pudding cups
* canned chili

We are so grateful to those in both the church and the Belvoir neighborhood who so consistently keep us supplied and able to help those in need . May blessings of every sort settle gently upon you: may dogs love you and play with you; may the cupcakes, pies and Danish delight your mouths and forget to settle on your hips; may you know how much your generosity has helped others in your community. We are blessed to dwell among you!
Daily Worship
Grace offers Compline services at 8pm each evening; you can join

& the password is: compline 

Morning Prayer continues every day (except Sundays) via Zoom, beginning at 9:00 a.m.; click the link below or paste the URL into your browser.

For Morning Prayer, click here:

or paste this URL into your browser:

Meeting ID: 746 8859 6599

Passcode: amprayer
Music Opportunity
The office of Tenebrae, presented by Chorus Angelorum Chattanooga with Christ Church Episcopal Chattanooga (663 Douglas Street) will be offered on Monday April 11, at 7:00pm.

Join us on Monday of Holy Week as we observe the Office of Tenebrae. The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for darkness or shadows) has traditionally been given to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. Apart from the chanting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, in which each verse is introduced by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the most conspicuous feature of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church to signify the darkness that overshadowed the earth at Christ’s crucifixion. The loud noise, or strepitus, at the conclusion of the service suggests the earthquake described in the Passion narratives. The single candle left burning is the symbol and promise of Christ’s triumph over death and darkness.

This service will also be available as a livestream on our Facebook and YouTube Channel.

Masks Optional. Donations Welcome. For more information, please visit
Keep in Mind....
Craig Scholarship
The Dr. Robert Craig Scholarship at Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN., was established in 1991 through a generous endowment from Dr. Robert Craig. for Grace Episcopal Church children who attend St. Nicholas School. The Craig family, long-standing and faithful members of Grace Church, have always been devoted to education and especially to St. Nicholas School. This scholarship will continue their support and legacy in perpetuity by assisting our own youth in that endeavor.

The application deadline is April 30th, 2022. If you wish to apply, please contact Paula Garner, Parish Administrator (423-243-3250, ext. 2), for an application. 

Here I Am Day
On Saturday, May 21, the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee will host its annual Here I Am Day. This program is intended for anyone who is discerning a call to licensed lay ministry, religious orders, the vocational diaconate, or to the priesthood. It will include remarks by the Bishop, panel discussions with lay and ordained ministers, and opportunities for prayer and fellowship.

All individuals who have begun a process of discernment within their parish are expected to attend, along with their sponsoring clergy. Others who are just beginning to explore a call and who would like more information about different ministries and tools for discernment are also encouraged to participate.

Lunch is provided and included in the $20 registration fee. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. 

Following is the link to register:

Please feel free to contact Jon Humber, Episcopal Engagement Specialist, with any questions at
Useful Information
P.O. Box Use and Address
Please use Grace's P.O. Box for dispatches containing money or other valuables: hard times persist for some of our neighbors, and checks have disappeared from our mailbox more than once. The address is Grace Episcopal Church,
P.O. Box 80954, Chattanooga, TN 37414.

Accessing the Online Church Directory
The directory can be accessed via the church's webpage ( Find the menu item “BREEZE” at the right end of the menu options that sprawl across the screen near the top, click and log in; user name is ‘saygrace’ and the password is ‘Chattanooga.’
Parish Prayer List
Please remember: Joseph, 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, our Bishop; for April, our priest; for Caroline, 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, and for those in special need of prayer, especially
Akeelah Stanislawski, Daniel Stanislawski, Tom Lifsey, Glyn Melnyk, Hannah Brewer, Lee Moore, David Stanislawski, Rhonda Boocock, Wilma Laney,
Bill Clark, Mary McDonald, Patricia Kelley Williams, Russell, Tony Hill, Scott, Julia, Tony, Mary Cooper, Martha Smith, Sue Sears, William Simpson, Neil Robinson,
Ash Gunlock, Bill Strang, June McEwen, Amy, Deborah, Jim Hinkle, Andrea, 
the Brown family, Reba, Terrie, Alex, Angela,  Dwight McMillan, Doris, 
J.R. Hicks, Libby Workman, Jean Williams, Barbara Reed, Jim May, and Ann Swint; 

We pray for Wil Mabry, Jake Dorris, 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 this community: For our local leaders; for our schools and marketplaces; for our neighborhoods and workplaces, for protesters and for police. Help us to honor your image in one another. Give us courage to strive for justice and peace among all people, beginning here at home. 

We pray for all whose homes are in peril or uprooted because of climate change, for all displaced because of hurricanes, fires or other disasters.

We pray for the people of Ukraine and of Russia who find themselves beset by war.
We pray for those who have died, that they may share with all your saints in the full revelation of your eternal glory.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of North India (United). The Anglican Communion has adopted a cycle of prayer called "From Aba to Zululand," praying its way alphabetically through its members on a daily basis between January 1, 2021 and September 2023. The newsletter and, in the future, the printed bulletin, will include the prayers for Sunday; if you would like to see the daily prayer requests, you can find them at ACoP.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for Christ Church, South Pittsburg, and for these South Dakota churches: Calvary Church, Okreek, and Trinity, Winner.

Those in need of continued prayer: 
Sally Cauthen, Mary Lou Walden, Jeanette Cureton, Wanda Kirkpatrick,
Emma Andrews, Jim Strickland, Michael Conner,  Helen Williams, 
Peggy Fugate, William Simpson, Timothy Penny, Donald Jones, Cooper Jones, Charles Smith, John Woodham, Elaine Harrison, Marcia Magers, 
Major McCollough, John Cox, Gayanne Silver, Heather Nelson, Robert Clark, 
Dexter and Helen Williams, Cheryl McCurry, Ethel Rutledge, Lanie Lundgrin, 
Terri Harvey, Anne Getz, Michael Roberts, Jeannie and Andy Williams, 
Jaime Cooper, Teresa Noel, Tina Knowles, Joyce and Greg Snyder, Martha Killeffer, Robert Durham, Jessica Ricketts
Serving on Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service: Lectors, George Reed, III; Crucifer, Stephen Jones

At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Paul Thomas, Judy Burnett; Intercessor, Richard Hyatt; Lead Usher, Jim Alverson; Crucifer, Phaen Stone

Lectionary Readings
Liturgy of the Palms: Luke 19: 28-40
Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 22:14-23:56
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