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 29, 2022
Arts Camp Begins Today (Friday, July 29)
Arts Camp is in session! If you are on campus Friday, Saturday or Sunday, be aware that the building will be inhabited by energetic young folks who are wielding musical instruments, spatulas, paint brushes, and who-knows-what-sorts of dramatic props. All the motion and laughter is an incubator for individual and community creativity; wish them well and admire their works if you get a chance!
Arts Camp Enlivens Grace Campus
Sunday Worship with COVID Update
School-Related Outreach
Forward Day by Day -- New Issue
Grace Dramatists -- Last Chance!
Food Pantry
Note from the Treasurer
Daily Worship
Grace Point Day (August 13)
God Made You Fabulous Shirts
Keep in Mind (Keycard Reader; Brainerd Market)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
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.
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.

Grace Dramatists -- Last Chance!
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 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 29, 30 and 31. Tickets may be purchased here. Come out and support local theatre and talented members of our Grace community.
Food Pantry
Wednesday's pantry session was an aerobic workout for stalwart volunteers Jim Dorris, Jim Harris, Dixie Riall, and Thomas Evans; visitors broke upon our shores like stormy waves, and by 1 p.m., we had greeted 39 visitors and sent them home with food for 126 -- 74 adults and 52 children (total 126). Mercifully, we started out very well stocked and were able to provide for them adequately. At the moment, however, the pantry looks like someone picked it up and dumped its contents into the sea.

Most needed this week are:

* peanut butter (none left -- 16 oz. jars preferred)
* canned chicken (8 cans left)
* Spam or similar (5 cans left)
* canned tuna (9 cans left)
* hearty soups (beef, none left; chicken, a few cans)
* spaghetti noodles, 16 oz. size (18 packets left)
* spaghetti sauce (15 left)
* boxes of mac and cheese (a small huddle remains)
* canned fruit (2 cans left)
* dog food (none left)

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 who, in the face of such constant demand, keep donating goods and money to keep us fighting fit and able to take arms against the slings and arrows of outrageous hunger. Grace folks and Belvoir neighbors are showing extraordinary compassion through the support of this ministry, and we are very grateful indeed for all your aid.
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

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
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 .
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.
Keep in Mind
Keycard Reader Still on the Disabled List

Alas, the keycard reader on the front door of the church is still languishing on its bed of sickness (in spite of having been bidden to take up its pallet and walk). Smacking it and yelling "Be Healed!" has failed to help, as has a drenching with chicken soup. Further updates to come.

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 ( 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
Valorie Lephart, Joyce Ivey, 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, especially Sally Cauthen, sister of Mac Cauthen, 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 unity of the Church (BCP p. 255) and the human family (BCP p. 815).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of West Africa. 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, Susan LaGraff, Shane Glover; Intercessor, Vivian Dodds; Crucifer, Jeff Bertrand; Gospeler, Laura Bertrand; Lead Usher, Jerry Evans

Lectionary Readings
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 18-23; Psalm 49:1-11; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21
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