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 11, 2020
Sunday and Daily Worship
As the need for physical distancing grows ever more urgent, Grace continues to stream videos for Sunday 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. To access the bulletin for this Sunday, click  here .

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Sunday and Daily Worship
Christian Formation
Food Pantry
Parish Prayer List
Community Care in Anxious Times
Worship (continued)
You are also invited refresh your soul and calm your via Morning Prayer on weekdays and Saturday at 9:00 a.m., and services of Compline at 8:00 p.m. each evening. We all need reminders of essential realities that transcend the medical, political, and psychopathic!
To get onto Morning Prayer at 9am everyday except Sunday: click this link: 

& the password is: amprayer

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

& the password is: compline
Christian Formation
Study on Antiracism begins July 5, Sundays at 10am 
This morning, we continue 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. 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 .

Queer Theology
The community of Grace has long maintained a commitment of embracing and affirming the gifts and the belovedness of all persons, including LGBTQ+ persons. The Rev. April Berends and Sean McEwen are currently leading a Queer Theology class so that we might explore these commitments more deeply. Most of the readings for this class come from  Queer Virtue  by Elizabeth Edman. The class meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in taking part, please email April at if you would like to join this conversation.
Food Pantry
Grace's courtyard and the surrounding area were a veritable circus today, with gardeners attacking Bermuda grass and other pestilences of the field and pantry volunteers taking care the 13 visitors in need of food for households comprising 21 adults and 25 children.

The shelves, needless to say, have a few gaps. This week, we need:

* Canned hams (hard to find at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled!)
* mac and cheese
* pudding
* hearty soups -- beef preferred
* canned peas, green beans, carrots, mixed vegetables
* larger-sized jars of applesauce and cans of fruit (for families)
* Spaghetti noodles (16-oz. packages preferred)
* small bags of cat and dog food

We are so grateful to the folks in both the church and the neighborhood, whose generosity enables us to help to people who come each week for aid. And so, of course, are our visitors!
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.
Bren Ingle, Ware Mitchell, Ted, Deb, Doris, Emily and Daniel Brelsford,
Michael Conner, Andy Belcher, Chuck and Jason, Tom Wolfe, Don and Ann Ludwig, the Tangel family, Jane Williams, Kathleen and Caroline Belcher, 
Bo and Mary Minor Brown, Helen Williams, Nancy Mapel, David Stanislawski, 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 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. 
We pray for those who lost homes, property, and loved ones in the storms last weekend, and ask for strength and perseverance for those coping with damage to their homes and neighborhoods.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:   Pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea and The Most Rev. Allan Migi, Archbishop of Papua New Guinea.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for The Lambeth Conference and for the Human Family (BCP p. 815).
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
Community Care in Anxious Times
Our Grace check-in teams are continuing to check on households. Team leaders for each check-in group are contacting you via phone, text and/ or email. Please take a moment to pick up or write back to let them know if you’re okay and/or if you need help, pastorally or physically. The leaders of these groups will be in close communication with our priests and our network of volunteers. If you are a new member of Grace and we do not have your information in the directory, please fill out the New Member form  here and let us know if you would like to be added to a check-in group. If you have an urgent pastoral need, please call the parish office at (423)243-3250 and leave a message on the  main line . We will be checking these messages regularly even if we aren’t in the office.
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