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
July 1, 2022
Directory Pictures on Sunday
Along with striking a match to light your fireworks this weekend, you might also want to strike a pose: Jim Milburn will be equipped on Sunday to take and retake pictures for the online directory. Seek him in the courtyard after the service if the weather is fair; should it rain, St. Luke's Chapel will make a good meeting place.
IN THIS ISSUE
Directory Pictures on Sunday
Worship This Week
COVID and Masking Update
Office Closure (7-4)
Food Pantry
Daily Worship
Keep in Mind (Bishop's visit; Brainerd Market)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Worship This Week
The single Sunday service this week will be at 10:00 a.m.; masks are currently optional -- see above article for caveat, however! This service will be streamed via Facebook; those watching from home can access the bulletin HERE.

Adult Formation

The Adult class will be meeting in the Barth Room at 9:00am for discussion of whatever comes to the table.
COVID & Masking Update
We have received recent reports from a number of members of our community who have recently tested positive for COVID.  As cases are rising in our area, we are recommending that those attending worship services at Grace wear masks. Masks will not be required for worship at Grace, but they remain an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19, and also minimize disruption to summer plans.

 In other COVID-related news, vaccines are finally available for children under five years old, many of us are now eligible for a second booster shot, and most insurers are now covering the cost of at-home test kits. Check with your local pharmacy for details, and do what you can to protect your neighbors and yourself.
A note from the Treasurer

During the summer months, many of us enjoy time away from work and other activities. Please remember that our church continues to serve parish needs as well as those of the larger community. If you have your pledge set for automatic payment, thank you! If not, please remember that our overhead expenses continue through the summer and we are in need of your support. The June financials showed us a bit under budget for pledged support and we would love to end the summer closer to our projected numbers. Remember, you can give online at saygrace.net.
Thank you so much. - Nan Fortiner, Treasurer
Office Closure
Grace's offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5.
Food Pantry
Grace's pantry welcomed 39 visitors today and sent them home with food for 150 -- 80 adults and 70 children.

Most needed this week:

* hearty soups
* chili
* spaghetti noodles
* canned chicken
* canned tuna --dwindling but making a brave showing
* packets of instant mashed potatoes
* fruit -- 15 oz. cans
* Spam
* vienna sausage
* small pop-top cans of chicken and/or tuna for the homeless
* baked beans
* mac-n-cheese

Our 4 legged friends visit for food and their supplies are almost gone. Small bags or cans of cat and/or dog food would be wonderful.


We are also out of travel-size toiletry items, so if any of you who soaps, shampoos, razors, deodorants and toothpaste/toothbrushes languishing unused in a drawer or cabinet, we would gladly receive them.

Thanks to all the generous Grace folks and our open-handed (and hearted!) Belvoir neighbors, who so steadfastly donate goods and dollars to the pantry. The world is richer (and much less hungry!) because of your help.
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
Children's News

We are very excited to confirm that Arts Camp will take place this year on July 29, 30, and 31 from 9 - 3 each day. We will have creative writing, crafts, music, movement, drama, cooking and more! Best of all, it’s free!

Please mark your calendars for all this fun!

Betsy Hawthorne
Keep in Mind
Bishop's Visit (July 17)

Our Bishop, Brian Cole, had to reschedule his May visit to Grace and will now be visiting at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, July 17th. Join us as we welcome our bishop back to Grace, and celebrate our common life as the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.

Brainerd Market (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Brainerd Road parking lot)

The farmers’ market features fresh local produce, meats, eggs, breads, local honey,  jams & jellies, live plants, arts and crafts, wonderful foods and so much more! All of the farm fresh products at the market are naturally grown, free of pesticides, GMO's and antibiotics!

Market Vendors accept CASH, DEBIT/CREDIT & EBT/SNAP for eligible items. Double SNAP Dollar available every Saturday on EBT/SNAP purchase up to $20.
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 (www.saygrace.net). 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
 
Darlene, Angela Woodlee, Helen Williams, Daniel Stanislawski,
Tom Lifsey, Hannah Brewer, David Stanislawski, Rhonda Boocock, Wilma Laney,
Bill Clark, Mary McDonald, Patricia Kelley Williams, Russell, Scott, Julia,
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, 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.

We pray for all victims of violence, especially the people of Uvalde, Irvine and Buffalo, that they may dwell in the light of God's love forever. Let our prayers propel us to action. Take our hearts of stone and make them hearts of flesh.  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Tanzania. 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.

Those in need of continued prayer: 
Sally Cauthen, Mary Lou Walden, Jeanette Cureton, Wanda Kirkpatrick,
Emma Andrews, Jim Strickland, Michael Conner,  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, 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 10:00 a.m. service: Lectors, Laura Bertrand, Charles Bond;
Intercessor, Cate Schreeder; Crucifer, Ashley Birdsall; Lead Usher, Bill Pickering

Lectionary Readings
Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-8, Galatians 6-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20






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