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 8, 2022
Sunday Book Review
David Stanislawski will review the book The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by Steven Charleston, a native American of the Choctaw people who was the Episcopal bishop of Alaska from 1991 – 1996 and dean of Episcopal Divinity School from 1999 – 2008. We will look further at his life and his writings during the adult formation class this Sunday at 9:00 in the Barth Room. All are welcome -- come join the conversation!
Sunday Book Review for 7-10
Worship This Week
COVID and Masking Update
Note from the Treasurer
Food Pantry
Daily Worship
Arts Camp Approaches!
Keep in Mind (Bishop's visit; Brainerd Market)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Worship This Week
The single Sunday service this week will be at 10:00 a.m.; masks are currently optional -- see caveat below, however! This service will be streamed via Facebook; those watching from home can access the bulletin HERE.
COVID & Masking Update
We have received recent reports from a number of members of our community who have recently tested positive for COVID. Grace is not requiring masks; we do, however, want those in with higher risks to be aware that there have been cases in the church and thus be able to make informed decisions about precautions.
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

Thank you so much.

Nan Fortiner, Treasurer
Food Pantry
The pantry had another big day on Wednesday, though fortunately not quite so huge as last week. Stalwart volunteers Phaen Stone and Richard Hyatt greeted 30 visitors and sent them home with food for 106 months (51 adults and 55 children).
The shelves are shaken but still standing; they could use a few supplements from you generous folks of the parish.

Most needed this week:

* Peanut butter (16 oz. jars preferred) (4 jars left)
* packets of instant mashed potatoes (none left)
* Spam or similar (dwindling supply)
* Vienna sausages (shrinking huddle of cans)
* heart soups (beef -- no cans, chicken, some but need supplements)
* baked beans (none left)
* dog food (none left -- small bags preferred, though we can break down large bags if we need to)
* small pop top cans of chicken and tuna for homeless clients
* beanie weenies (nine cans left -- and we started with around 60!)

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.

Many thanks to church-folks and neighborhood friends who so tirelessly the donate good and money that keep the shelves filled and ready to supply those in need. You are blessings to the church and to your community!
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
Arts Camp Approaches!

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 -- the Sunday after this one! 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 ( 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
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, especially the people of Highland Park, Illinois, and the people of Japan in the wake of the assassination of their former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 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 General Convention of the Episcopal Church (BCP p. 255) and for social justice (BCP p. 823). 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda. 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, Celeste Humphrey,
Paul Thomas; Intercessor, Dick McGee; Crucifer, Jim Harris;
Lead Usher, Tom Makepeace;

Lectionary Readings
Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-10, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37

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