Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
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The Season After Pentecost
AUGUST 27, 2021
Rally Day on Sunday!
Ah, the storied history of August 29th! The birthdays of Michael Jackson, John McCain, and John Granville, first Earl of Bath! The anniversary of the minting of copper coins in Japan (708), the founding of the city of Nuuk, Greenland (1728), and the launch of Netflix (1997). And this year, Grace's Rally Day!
Rally Day at Grace!
Directory Photos on Rally Day
The Past is Present -- Adult Class (9-12)
Sunday Worship
Daily Worship
Financial Statements
ChattEY Kickball for Youth (Aug. 29)
Food Pantry
AWOL Tablecloths
Charitable Opportunities
Rain Dancing in the Courtyard
Parish Prayer List
Meetings This Week
Rally Day (continued)
You are invited to celebrate this estimable day, which marks the beginning of a new program year, with a picnic after the 10:45 a.m. service, along with information about various ministries that offer good uses for your skills and energies. The Church will provide the meat, Rib & Loin BBQ pork & chicken, and drinks. You are invited to help provide side dishes. Please coordinate your choice of side dishes with your last name (see below) so that we don't end up with a truck-load of brownies and no slaw or vice versa:

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!!) So….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)
Directory Photos on Rally Day
We have recently migrated our on line directory from to Breeze. During the process, I noticed that many of the pictures are very out of date. I hope to update the photos this fall. With that in mind, I will be taking pictures for the directory this Sunday, August 29 after each service. If you are not already in the directory and would like to be included, or if you need to update your picture or other information; please see me following the service.

Jim Milburn

[You can access the new directory via Grace's webpage ( Go to that page and train your eyes upon the horizontal menu items across the page near the top. Ignore the menu item called "DIRECTORY" and look instead for the one called “BREEZE” at the right end of the menu options. 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.]
The Past is Present -- New Adult Class (begins 9-12)
All are welcome to join us for a 4-6-week-long weekly class on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, starting on September 12th. Our own David Burman and Laura Bertrand will lead the class, in which we'll talk about different important moments in church history, and how those moments affect our own spiritual lives and our church today. This is aimed especially at newcomers to Grace, but anybody is welcome! 

We will probably meet outside, and will let you know where soon. Got kids? You can drop your kid(s) off in the pavilion, where Betsy Hawthorne Bedwell, our new children's minister, will have some activities!
Worship on Sunday
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 , and you can find the bulletin for that service HERE.

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, please 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 ( or Senior Warden, Andy Belcher ( 
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
Financial Statements
Financial statements are heading your way (I know how difficult it is to contain your excitement!). Many of you will get paper statements, which will be mailed out Monday, August 30.

Those of you who give via Tithely will receive your statements via e-mail. Should you not receive this dispatch in your inbox, first check your Spam file; if it is not lurking there amidst the junk mail, contact Parish Administrator Paula Garner, and she will send you a paper copy. Her address is
ChattEY Kickball for Youth
Are your middle schoolers and high schoolers looking for kicks? They can get them on Sunday, August 29, from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, when youth from Episcopal churches across the Chattanooga area gather at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain north of the river to play kickball. All are welcome!
Food Pantry
Business picked up this week for the pantry; volunteers Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone and Dixie Riall took care of 11 visitors who took food for 23 adults and 12 children, for a total of 35 folks fed. Though we ended the session with supplies overall in good shape, we have impending shortages in a few areas. Most needed this week are:

* pudding cups
* hearty chicken and beef soups
* pinto beans
We are very grateful to our volunteers, who come each week in heat and cold, rain and brutalizing sun to help the folks who come for food. We are also deeply thankful to our donors in the parish and in the Belvoir neighborhood who are so steadfastly responsive to our needs and who give so generously. The community is happier and much better nourished because of your efforts!
AWOL Tablecloths
A group of blue tablecloths that normally reside in the reception closet in the Undercroft have gone missing; if you borrowed them, please return them as soon as possible. Parish Life is needing them!
Charitable Opportunities
Pressing needs have blossomed all over the world in the last weeks: flooding in middle Tennessee, earthquakes in Haiti, chaos in Afghanistan. If you'd like to donate to provide aid in any of these places via various organizations -- Episcopal Relief and Development, Episcopal Migration Ministries, and the Diocese of East Tennessee -- please visit the Diocese's web page and follow the appropriate links. All aid will be appreciated!
Rain Dancing in the Courtyard
A pop-up storm after worship is no deterrent to fun for the children of Grace! What a wonderful memory to make together! May they remember that “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain”!

Betsy Hawthorne (photo courtesy of Drew Bunting)
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
Tony Hill, 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 the people of Haiti as they recover from the earthquake, and for the people of Afghanistan during political upheaval.
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 Province of the Episcopal Church of South SudanThe 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 Church of the Good Shepherd, Knoxville, and for Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls, SD.

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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