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 22, 2022
Key-Reader Woes Persist
The front door key card reader is still out of commission. Breathe deeply and be prepared to seek out another door. Prayers for speedy repairs welcomed, though God may have bigger things to worry about.
IN THIS ISSUE
Key Card Reader Still Comatose
Sunday Worship with COVID Update
Arts Camp
Grace Point Day
School-Related Outreach
Forward Day by Day -- New Issue
Grace on the Town!
God Made You Fabulous Shirts
Food Pantry
Note from the Treasurer
Daily Worship
Keep in Mind (Brainerd Market)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Sunday Worship (with COVID Update)
Grace continues on its summer worship schedule this week with one service at 10:00 a.m. Those who are not able to join us in the flesh are invited to take part in either the live-stream feed or the recording of the service, both available through our Facebook page. You can find the bulletin for the service HERE.

The Hamilton County Health Department confirmed on Friday what the CDC indicated a few weeks ago -- Hamilton County is back in the red zone in viral transmission. This level is one at which they urge the use of masks for indoor public gatherings. Grace is not currently requiring masks, but we want everyone to be aware of the current situation and thus be equipped to make informed decisions.
Arts Camp
Only a week between now and a grand, creative interlude for your children (not to mention a quiet one for you!). If you haven't yet signed your offspring up for Arts Camp 2022, now's the time. Participants will explore inclusion and community during Arts Camp, whose theme this year is “A Place At The Table.”

The camp will run from July 29-31 from 9-3:45 each day. We still need volunteers to be group leaders, floaters, and “Camp Chef” (organize and set out snacks and oversee brought lunches -- no actual cooking required). Please text or call me at (423) 432-8204 if you’d like to volunteer. We also still have several spots for children ages K4 - rising 5th.

We will have music, cooking, drama, visual arts including sculpture, crafts, and so much fun! Please contact me at the number above if you’d like more information or to register a child. We are excited about this fantastic time! 

Please mark your calendars for all this fun!

Betsy Hawthorne Bedwell
Grace Point Day
If some easy-going hours amid nature and the companionship of other fellows of the Diocese of East Tennessee sounds good to you, take advantage of Grace Point Day, an opportunity to eat, play and re-create some balance in the midst of the year's most merciless month

Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center and the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee invite everyone to a day of fun, food, and activities at Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center 300 Chamberlain Cove Rd Kingston, TN on Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Food will be provided. Activities will range from splashing in the pool, hiking on Grace Point’s 280 acres, kayaking to the eagle’s nest, arts and crafts in the art barn, and more. Lunch and drinks will be provided. For directions and more information , visit https://dioet.org/events/grace-point-day/ .
School-Related Outreach
School Supplies

Green Grace is sponsoring a Back to School supply drive starting Sunday the 17th through Sunday, August 7th.  Please bring any of the items below to donate to our local schools:

  • Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Folders
  • Glue sticks
 
A collection box has been placed in the Narthex this Sunday for the supplies.

School Uniform/Clothes Swap

Saturday, 6 August. This will overlap Farmers Market hours 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in our Pavilion. This is a one-day event. Anyone can drop off school clothes and uniform pieces (mostly solid polo shirts and black, navy, tan pants), and then rummage for what they need. Clothes brought in to swap/donate must be clean and serviceable. Leftovers will be dropped at area schools for their own clothes closets. Donations needed include kid-sized white or black t -shirts and small-sized belts.
Forward Day by Day -- New Issue Available
Miraculously, both the small and the large-print Forward Day by Day magazines for August, September and October have arrived well before the dawn of August! You may pick up a free copy in whichever size suits you at church this Sunday and anytime thereafter. If you are currently unable to come to church or are taking isolating precautions against B5, you can take advantage of the scanned versions below or access it through Forward Movement's website.

GreenGrace Environmental Action Team
GreenGrace is recruiting for its Environmental Justice Team. No, we are not sure what this means, and the line between social justice and green justice often overlaps; we will simply go where the Spirit -- and opportunity -- take us. Thanks to Susan Butler and Emily Dungey for joining co-chairs Lisa, Kristina, and Brittany for a brainstorming session last Sunday after church! We need more brains and more storms! Please contact one of us if your heart calls you to work here. Meanwhile, we decided to add the following to our already busy schedule:
Grace on the Town!
Two members of Grace are starring in local theatrical productions this month.  Amber McClane is performing in Matilda at the Signal Mountain Playhouse. Remaining performances are scheduled for July 22, 23, 29 and 30.  Tickets can only be purchased in-person at this outdoor amphitheater. Ticket sales begin at 6pm, and performances begin at 8pm. Picnics are welcome, as are camping chairs. 

Jackie Manning is starring in Spongebob Musical at the Catoosa Colonnade in performances on July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31. Tickets may be purchased here. Come out and support local theatre and talented members of our Grace community.
God Made You Fabulous Shirts
The Diocese has replenished their supply of "God Made You Fabulous" t-shirts and are now shipping them. You can visit the diocesan homepage to find the link or head here to order. They ask a minimum donation of $20.
Food Pantry
Wednesday's pantry pantry session brought 26 visitors to our door, and the worthy triumvirate of Jim Harris, Jim Dorris, and David Stanislawski sent them home with for 86 -- 49 adults and 37 children. Not quite as many as the past couple of weeks, but enough to leave the shelves in need of a good many supplements.

Most needed this week are:

* 1 lb. packages of spaghetti
* canned chicken
* canned tuna (regular cans and small cans with pop tops for the homeless)
* hearty soups (beef -- none left; chicken -- a few left)
* chili
* baked beans
* canned fruit
* spaghetti sauce
* pudding cups

We are also trying to beef up our collection 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 those in the church and in the neighborhood who so reliably keep us in supplies! With inflation, the evaporation of pandemic benefits and child credit, and kids being home for two more meals on weekdays, we've seen an increase in patronage and would have no prayer of even pretending to meet the need without such generous and constant souls at our backs. You're providing enormous help, and both we and our visitors are grateful.
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
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
Keep in Mind
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
 
Sally Cauthen, Barbara Dooley, Dakota Hullander,
Dexter Williams and Helen Williams, Barbara Reed, Darlene, Angela Woodlee, 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,  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 Megan Stone, 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 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, 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 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Worldwide Anglican Communion; for guidance (BCP p. 832)

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in Wales. 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: 
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, Jim Miburn, Rosy Milburn; Intercessor, Richard Hyatt; Crucifer, Stephen Jones;
Lead Usher, Dick McGee

Lectionary Readings
Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11: 1-13
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