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 After Pentecost
AUGUST 1, 2020
Online Worship
As we continue to row, row, row our liturgical boat gently down the streaming, please note that you can access Sunday morning worship on our  Facebook   page and  website    at 9am and again at 10:45am.  Bulletins for each week’s service will be sent along with the Grace Notes weekend issue, and will be posted on the website alongside the video for the service. If you miss the 9am or 10:45am video streams, you can always go back and watch later. You can access the bulletin for this Sunday  here .

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Online Worship -- Sunday & Daily
Christian Formation
Resources (Forward Day by Day, Habits of Grace, The Way of Love)
Food Pantry
Fishing Poles Needed
Prayer List
Worship (continued)
As we continue to protect our fellow citizens by refraining from gathering for in-person worship, you are invited to join with them in cyberspace through the nearly-daily services of Morning Prayer and Compline that our curate, David, is offering. Available every day (except Sundays) via Zoom, Morning Prayer begins at 9:00 a.m., and Compline at 8:00 p.m.; in order to dodge trolls who are tired of lurking under bridges and hunger for folks to harass, you will need to use the passwords below along with the Zoom addresses: 

Please note that there is a new link/URL for daily Morning Prayer. To  find Morning Prayer each day except Sundays at 9:00 a.m., click the link below

or paste this URL into your browser:

Meeting ID: 746 8859 6599

Passcode: amprayer

To get onto Compline everyday at 8pm, click this link: 

& the password is:

Not only to get the support and comfort of the prayers and readings, but also the Zoom-presence of some of your favorite Grace folks. All are welcome!
Christian Formation
Study on Antiracism continues next week, Sundays at 10am
On Sunday, July 5th, we’ll begin a community-wide conversation on antiracism. The primary text for this discussion group will be I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Brown’s memoir of growing up Black, Christian and female in majority-White schools and churches describes her experience of finding her way amidst the racial divide in this country. Brown offers insightful and personal analysis of White Christianity and the church’s attempts at seeking racial justice.
A limited number of copies of I’m Still Here are available through the Grace Bookstore. Contact Dabney Carden at to reserve a copy (cost is $19, which included tax). This class will meet via Zoom, and we’ll send out the link to access sessions in next week’s GraceNotes and on our Facebook page. For more information, contact David Burman ( ) or April Berends ( ).

To attend the class, at 10 a.m. on Sundays, click here:

or, should that not work for some reason, cut and paste this URL into your browser:

You’ll find a growing list of anti-racism resources at 

The Rev. Claire Brown, associate rector at St. Paul’s, Chattanooga recently offered a webinar on dismantling racism.  You can view the video  here .
Resources -- Forward Day by Day, Habits of Grace
Forward Day by Day – August through October Issue
Just in case you missed it in the last issue of Grace Notes Weekly, the new issue of Forward Day by Day has arrived. If you require a hard copy, please feel free to drop by the church on Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – we’ll have some copies at the ready so you need not enter the church to get one.
If you are uncomfortable coming into public, however – a completely rational pandemic position! – you can avail yourselves of electronic copies (see links below).
Habits of Grace (brief videos from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on cultivating God’s presence as we adjust to lives altered by coronavirus
Click HERE to access the site or paste into your browser.

The Way of Love podcast with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry can be found at In the latest episode, Bishop Curry talks to long-time civil rights activist Ruby Sales.
Food Pantry
Though the sultry July Wednesday began rather slowly, as the day (and the humidity!) progressed, it brought 14 visitors seeking food for a total of 49 family members/housemates (25 adults and 24 children). Volunteers Jim Harris, Nate Konsavage, Richard Hyatt and Caleb Sexton dexterously put together food bags and delivered them into the hands of those who needed them, making a fairly labor-intensive undertaking look like an oddly-themed ballet. 

Food for 49 left a few thin places on the shelves, of course; to fill them, we need the following items: 

* Saltine crackers
* canned chicken
* canned corn, peas, carrots
* packet of instant mashed potatoes
* pudding
* hearty soups
* apple sauce in large-but-not-ginormous jars -- 23 oz. or thereabouts, or in individual cups

Thanks to all the Grace parishioners and those in the Belvoir neighborhood who donate in wind and rain, heat and drought, tornado and pandemic, providing us the means to respond to those who need help. We are awed with your steadfast generosity!
Fishing Poles Needed
Latricia and Ron Blevins are ten o'clock members of our parish. Ron has cancer. When they first started coming, they were homeless but now are in an apartment. Their only form of recreation is fishing and someone stole their poles. If any one has fishing poles they are no longer using, please contact Vivian Dodds at and she will pick them up and deliver them to the Blevins.

Thank you.

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, our Bishop; 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, and for those in special need of prayer, especially

Jim Munro, Trevor, Ted, Deb, Doris, Emily and Daniel Brelsford, Michael Conner,
Andy Belcher, Chuck and Jason, Tom Wolfe, Don and Ann Ludwig, Jane Williams, 
Kathleen and Caroline Belcher, Bo and Mary Minor Brown, Helen Williams, 
Nancy Mapel,  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,Cooper Jones,
Sally Cauthen, Charles Smith, Jonathan Purple, Steven Mosman, John Woodham, Libby Workman, 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, 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 Kerry Baker and Janine Revenig, who are with child;
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 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 bishops gathered for their second week in Canterbury, Kent, for the Lambeth Conference.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for Diocese of Haiti, for the Diocese of South Dakota, and for the good use of leisure time (BCP p. 825).
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
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