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 20, 2021
Adult Class Concludes
This Sunday brings the final session of Sighs Too Deep for Words, David Burman's short series about what prayer is, and about a couple of different prayer practices. All are invited and welcome!
IN THIS ISSUE
Sighs Too Deep for Words Adult Class
Sunday Worship
Daily Worship
Food Pantry
Altar Flowers
Directory Change
Parish Prayer List
Sunday Worship
Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in our area, including an increase in pediatric cases, we plan to be worshiping in the nave at 8am (masks required), and outdoors at 10:45am. The service will be streamed online for those who are unable to attend. You can access the service at Grace's Facebook page .

We will continue to hold Sunday morning children's activities outdoors as long as the weather permits -- children's activities be offered in the Pavilion at 9:30 a.m so that parents can attend adult formation, with Sunday School for preschool and elementary aged children at 10:30am

Even though vaccinations are not 100% effective against virus transmission, they still remain our best option for reducing illness and death. These vaccines are safe, accessible, and comprehensively tested. Regions where high numbers of individuals are vaccinated are seeing far fewer COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. It is the best way we have to show love for our neighbors right now, and loving our neighbors is our gospel mandate. If you are eligible to receive a COVID vaccination, but have not yet done so, I urge you to do so as an act of community care. Raising the vaccination rates in Hamilton County is essential to the health of all in our community, and essential to our common life at Grace.

If you have questions or concerns about worship practices, please feel free to contact me (aberends@saygrace.net) or Senior Warden, Andy Belcher (belcherandrewr@gmail.com). 
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
Rally Day!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 29

Rally Day, Sunday August 29th after 10:45 service on the front lawn.
The Church will provide the meat, Rib & Loin BBQ pork & chicken, and drinks. Please bring side dishes as requested according to your last name:
A – D     Beans (baked, green, black, red, pinto, white, etc)
E – S      Veggies (salads, potato, slaw, green salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, corn, carrot, etc…)
T - V      Desserts
X – Z     Chips
Please drop off your contributions in the upstairs kitchen (doorway right side of the breezeway) as you head into Church. 

We will need all kinds of help!! Setting up will begin about 9:00, we have to bring the tables & chairs from the Undercroft up to the front lawn and tables and chairs from the Merritt room to the front lawn. (and return them after lunch!!) Soo….lots of hands and feet are needed Sunday, August 29th.
Please let me know if you can help set up or take down.
Thank you!!
Terry Burnett
Cell# 423-667-2139 (call or text)
Food Pantry
Wednesday’s session brought 5 visitors to the door; they, aided capably by volunteers Dixie Riall, Jim Harris and Jim Dorris, took food for 8 adults and 6 children, for a total of 14 mouths fed. Supplying them left a few thin places and even a couple of non-existent places on the shelves; any help you can provide in fattening them or loading them back into existence will be greatly appreciated.
 
Most needed to fill our gaps are:

Canned Ham
Vienna Sausage
Beanie Weenies
Peanut Butter
Altar Flowers
If you’d like to give Altar Flowers during the rest of this year, please contact the office (423) 243-3257 or dcarden@saygrace.net to sign up for a Sunday. Cost is $77, and all donors need do is provide a dedication and the previously mentioned sum. Because it’s been so long since we’ve had flower donors and so many circumstances have changed, we are deleting all standing orders (unless you’ve been in touch with the office about them already) and beginning from scratch. If you want to establish a standing order, please contact the office.
Directory Change
The Grace Online Directory has migrated to a service called Breeze but can still be accessed via the webpage. Ignore the menu item called "DIRECTORY" and look instead for the one called “BREEZE” at the right end of the menu options that sprawl across the screen near the top. Click on BREEZE and log in; user name is ‘saygrace’ and the password is ‘Chattanooga’. Get in touch with Jim Milburn with any questions and suggestions.
Centering Prayer Discussion 

Join us at 9:30am this Sunday (Aug 22) as we talk about centering prayer, and other meditative forms of prayer. We'll be in the courtyard, or the library if it rains. All are welcome, and btw, if you're a parent, drop your kid(s) off in the pavilion, where Betsy Bedwell, our new children's minister, will have some activities for them. 


Socialization Fortification at Imagination Station

Got kids? Join us from 2pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, August 28th at Imagination Station in Collegedale. Bring the kids (and afternoon snacks for your family) and spend some time with other parents at Collegedale's splendid playground. This event repeats every 4th Saturday of the month.
ChattEY Kickball for Youth!

Middle schoolers and high schoolers welcome! From 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, August 29th, youth from Episcopal churches across the Chattanooga area are gathering at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain north of the river to play kickball. All are welcome!
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 David, our Curate; for Sarah and Caroline, our seminarians; 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
 
Jennifer, Scott, Julia, Tony, Mary Cooper, Russell, Susan Landis, Patty Maroney, Michelle Maroney, Jamie Stone, Martha Smith, Sue Sears, William Simpson, Neil Robinson, Ash Gunlock, Bill Strang, Sally Cauthen, Mary Lou Walden, Jennifer Thompson, June McEwen, Amy, Deborah, Jim Hinkle, Andrea, Ann Ludwig, the Hale family (Austin, Amanda, and Autumn); the Brown family, Reba, Niysah, 
Valorie Lephart, Terrie, Alex, Angela,  Dwight McMillan, Doris, J.R. Hicks, 
Libby Workman, Jean Williams, Barbara Reed, Elizabeth Harrison,  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 Jessica Pannell, who is 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 whose homes are in peril or uprooted because of climate change, for all displaced because of hurricanes, fires or other disasters.
 
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 Anglican Church of South AmericaThe 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: Pray for the Diocese of Tennessee and the Diocese of West Tennessee, and for the Laymen of the three dioceses in Tennessee.

Those in need of continued prayer: 
Jeanette Cureton, Wanda Kirkpatrick, Emma Andrews, Jim Strickland,Michael Conner, Bo and Mary Minor Brown, 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
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