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 the Epiphany
JANUARY 28, 2022
Inquirers' Class/Episcopal 101
It will soon be time for those interested in baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation 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. 

Let us know if you are interested in taking the course, which we will soon put on the calendar. (While registration is not required, we would love to know you're coming!). Please contact Laura Bertrand for more information (laura@laurabertrand.com). 
IN THIS ISSUE
Inquirers' Class/Episcopal 101
Celebrating David Burman (1-30)
Worship on Sunday
Craig Scholarship Application Time!
GreenGrace Meeting Rescheduled
Food Pantry
Music Opportunity ((2-13)
Financial Reminder
Forward Day by Day
Daily Worship
Parish Prayer List
Lectionary
Celebrating David Burman on Sunday
This Sunday (January 30), we will at last get to offer thanks and bid a formal farewell to David Burman, whose last official Sunday with us was January 9. Please come to a reception after the 10:45 a.m. service, when we will get a chance to thank David for his ministry at Grace and wish him well in his next call in Worthington, OH. In order to celebrate as safely as possible, we will hold the festivities in the courtyard.

Terry Burnett is organizing the celebration; if you'd like to help with set up, food, or clean-up, please contact her at terry.burnett56@gmail.com.
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 (aberends@saygrace.net) or Senior Warden, Andy Belcher (belcherandrewr@gmail.com).
Craig Scholarship Application Time!
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. 
GreenGrace Meeting Rescheduled
GreenGrace Environmental Team.  We have rescheduled our meeting for Sunday, 6 Feb, in the Merritt Room, after the 10:45 a.m. service. We will feed you. Come discuss our action based approach, to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly.

We are meeting to derive actions and events to address how we can directly fight environmental collapse in our own church and community.  THIS IS NOT THE GARDENING GROUP, although Grace Gardener's expansion of habitat and insect and plant diversity is part of what we do.  

Lisa Lemza
Food Pantry
Wednesday's session had Gail Dooley and Linda Wideman meeting themselves coming and going between the front door and the pantry -- they fielded 21 visitors and sent them off with food for 68 -- 36 adults and 32 children. The pantry looks like the fields of Egypt after the plague of locusts passed through.


Most needed -- pretty much everything. But especially:

* canned hams
* beanie weenies
* Spam or similar
* saltine crackers
* small bags of dry cat food/dog food
* packets of mashed potatoes
* canned peas, corn, baked beans, pinto beans, green beans
* canned chicken
* spaghetti noodles and sauce
* packets of instant oatmeal and/or grits
* packets of cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers

There aren't enough ways in the world to thank all in the parish and in the Belvoir neighborhood who go out of their way week after week to contribute cans of this and boxes of that and bags of the other, or who donate the money that lets us dart out to Sam's or Aldi to fill in our shelf-gaps. Life is hard for a lot of people at this particular point in history, but it would be a whole lot worse without your ongoing aid. Thanks to all of you, and special thanks to our volunteers, who greet visitors and tote bags and run back and forth up and down the hall until their pedometers beg for mercy. You are at the top of our list of blessings!
Music Opportunity
On Sunday, February 13, the Schola Cantorum of the School of Theology of the University of the South, led by Kenneth Miller, will sing choral evensong at 5 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (305 West Seventh Street, Chattanooga). Music includes works by David Hogan, Philip Moore, and Undine Smith Moore. A freewill offering will be taken to support the choir's upcoming residencies at St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, and Westminster Abbey, London in July. The Schola Cantorum is the first Episcopal seminary choir in US history to receive such an invitation; while in the UK, they will sing 15 services in 14 days. Donations may also be made to their pilgrimage at schola.sewanee.edu.
Financial Reminder
Those of you who have been donating regularly through Tithe.ly, please note that Grace's relationship with that estimable organization ends at the end of this month. While that means that Grace will no longer receive your money through them, it does NOT mean that they will quit taking money from you. So make sure to end your account with them and re-establish one through Breeze.

You can use the URLs below to help you with breaking up with Tithe.ly and taking up with Breeze:



Forward Day by Day
Good news -- the world is not stopping on January 31 but will continue to go Forward Day by Day for February, March and April -- the new issue of that estimable magazine has arrived, and print copies are available here and there near entryways and in the Narthex and Balch rooms and outside the financial office. Please help yourself to a copy when you are next at church.

If "next at church" may be a while, you may avail yourselves of scanned versions of the issue, which can be accessed via the links below and saved to your own device.

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
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
 
Lily Marciaga, Daniel Stanislawski, Tom Lifsey, Glyn Melnyk, Hannah Brewer,
Lee Moore, Valorie Lephart, David Stanislawski, Rhonda Boocock, Wilma Laney,
Bill Clark, Mary McDonald, Patricia Kelley Williams, Tony Hill, Jennifer, Scott, Julia, Tony, Mary Cooper, Russell, Susan Landis, 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, 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 Emily, who is with child.
 
We give thanks for the birth last Thursday of Nicholas Brown, son of James and Nicole Brown and sibling to Anna Maria, James, and Thomas.

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 Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean. 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: Christ Church, Rugby, TN, and there South Dakota churches: Holy Comforter, Lower Brule; St. John the Baptist, Crow Creek.

Those in need of continued prayer: 
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
Lectionary Readings
Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30
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