Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
June 10, 2022
Summer Schedule Begins
Ah, summer! Flip flops, cold drinks, vacations, mosquito repellant... and one Sunday service. This Sunday, June 12, we will begin our seasonal change to a single service at 10:00 a.m. The service will be preceded, as usual, by adult and children's formation, both of which will begin at 9 a.m.

We will return to our traditional two-service Sunday on August 14.
Summer Schedule Begins (6-12)
Worship This Week
Gloria Barr Memorial Service (6-12)
CALEB Bail Bond Presentation (6-19-22)
Snorkel with GreenGrace in June
Bishop's Visit Rescheduled (7-17)
Food Pantry
Brainerd Market Saturdays 10am-12pm
Daily Worship
Musical Opportunities (June 11 and 12)
Spiritual Development for Adults
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. This service will be streamed via Facebook; those watching from home can access the bulletin HERE.
Gloria Barr Funeral (Sunday afternoon, 1:30 p.m.)
A celebration of life service for Gloria Barr, long-time Grace parishioner, will take place on Sunday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Nave, with visitation in the Barth Room at 1:00 p.m. Gloria lived in the neighborhood and was an enthusiastic hiker, traveler, and dog-lover; she died in April of 2020, when large gatherings of farewell to the dead were not healthy affairs for the living.

Here is the obituary published last week in The Chattanoogan:

Barr, Gloria Annette
Longtime Educator Loved Hiking And The Outdoors
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Gloria Annette Barr, 92, passed away peacefully at Alexian Village of Tennessee on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. 
Gloria is remembered as a beloved aunt, friend, school teacher, animal advocate, humanitarian, and nature-lover. 

Gloria was born and spent most of her life in Chattanooga.  She attended Normal Park Elementary, Northside Junior High, and City High in Chattanooga, but graduated from Abraham Lincoln High when her family lived briefly in San Jose, California.  Gloria’s family returned to Chattanooga where she received a BA from University of Chattanooga and an MA from University of Tennessee Chattanooga.  Gloria started her career as a case worker in the Tennessee Department of Public Welfare, and a few years later began a 36-year career as schoolteacher at Anna B. Lacey Elementary School until it closed in 1985, then at Spring Creek Elementary until she retired in 1990. She was a member of the Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association and Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators.

As a nature-lover, Gloria enjoyed hiking and the outdoors. She supported several Tennessee nature conservation organizations. As an active member and secretary of the Cumberland Hiking Club, Gloria visited many national parks.  Gloria was particularly fond of the seaside and light houses.  Gloria’s world travels with family and friends took her many places including Bermuda, Ecuador, West Indies, Galapagos Islands, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico and Canada. Closer to home, Gloria was a long-time member of Grace Episcopal Church and participated in community outreach programs.  She supported local animal shelters and adopted several dogs over the years. Gloria lived her life according to the philosophy that life’s blessings are multiplied by giving generously of one’s self and one’s wealth. She regularly gave her time and money to organizations that support causes she was passionate about.

Although Gloria never married or had children, her dogs and her close friends were like family to her. Gloria is survived by two nephews, Russell Barr (Sandy) of Decatur, AL and Douglas Barr (Catherine) of Huntsville, AL; three nieces, Peggy Barr of Riverside, CA, Kathy Barr of Huntsville, AL and Mary Barr of Los Alamos, NM; multiple grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews, and the many close friends she considered family.

Gloria’s parents Thomas Albert Barr, Sr. and Nellie Story Barr, and her brother Thomas Albert Barr, Jr. preceded her in death.  She is predeceased by her cherished Winston, a Cocker Spaniel and Buffy, a Pomeranian.  Her beloved Shih-Tzu, Maxx died in 2021.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga at 1:30 p.m. on June 12, with the Reverend April Berends officiating. 

Visitation will start at 1 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church or to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Winston Fund or Belvedere Fund.
CALEB Bail Bond Presentation (6-19-22)
Did you know that the majority of the people sitting in Hamilton County’s jail have not been found guilty? Did you know that a person can remain in jail for 2 weeks, waiting for their first court hearing, if they cannot pay their bail? Can you imagine what havoc that creates in their life?

Please join us on Sunday, June 19, at 11:15 in the Merritt Room for a conversation about the harm to our community posed by the cash bail system. Two representatives from CALEB (Chattanoogans in Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence) will make a 30 minute presentation, to be followed by discussion and questions. 
Snorkel with GreenGrace in June!
Southern churches have done a lot of singing about rivers: Take Me to the Water, Down by the Riverside, Wade in the Water, On Jordan's Stormy Banks. If you'd rather meet one than sing about it, take advantage of GreenGrace's snorkeling expedition to the Conasauga River on July 8.

The trip will be accompanied by documentary snorkel expert, Casper Cox, whose film Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia formed the central matter for a recent environmental stewardship class at Grace. Having seen and discussed the documentary, it's time now to take a field trip! 

When: July 8th 10-2 (with a couple hours of driving)
Where: Cherokee National Forest/ Conasauga River
Who: Anyone interested. We DO need at least 12 folks. We will be snorkeling and meandering over river rocks, so make sure you are comfortable with that.

Things to know: 

-Snorkel gear/wet suits will be available for no extra cost
- $25 a person, but will be at least $300 for the group/ aka 12 people 
- Carpooling will be a necessity 
- Waivers signed and sent in once money is received. Everyone must sign the CNF waivers. 

Please contact Brittany Williamson with questions and interest. 
(865) 202-0481

We will need to finalize and send in our plans by June 24th. 

Brittany Williamson
Lisa Lemza
Kristina Shaneyfelt
Bishop's Visit Rescheduled
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.
Food Pantry
Another shelf-stripper of a pantry session this week! Volunteers Dixie Riall and Jim Harris took care of 22 visitors, and with the two that came earlier in the week, we've served 24 clients and sent off food for 77 -- 51 adults and 26 children. The pantry looks bereft but proud -- not to mention grateful that it was able to handle the volume because of its extremely attentive and steadfast benefactors!

Most needed this week:

* Spam
* beanie weenies
* canned chicken
* peanut butter (16 oz. jars preferred)
* spaghetti noodles (we've got plenty of sauce but not much to put it on)
* hearty soups (chicken and beef)
* canned fruit and/or fruit cups
* chili
* pudding cups

Thanks on bended knee to all our Belvoir friends and Grace parishioners who maintain an acute awareness of the needs of their community and spring into action to meet them. We are grateful to have such generous souls at our backs!
Brainerd Market
The Brainerd Market is burgeoning like aa spring garden in the Brainerd Road parking lot each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Among the myriad goods available this week are fresh eggs, vegetables, greens, strawberries, herbs, hemp products, baked goods, soaps and lotions, jams, earrings and other crafts, honey, pottery, breads, candles, meats and more.

Market Vendors accept CASH, DEBIT/CREDIT & EBT/SNAP for eligible items. Double SNAP Dollar available every Saturday on EBT/SNAP purchase up to $20.
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
Musical Opportunities -- June 11 and 12
Chorus Angelorum presents music of Black composers on Saturday, June 11

Christ Church (McCallie Avenue at Douglas Street) will host Chorus Angelorum once again for a concert celebrating the choral music of black composers, featuring works by Rosephanye Powell, Nathaniel Dett, Undine Smith Moore, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Mitchell Southall, Marques Garrett, and Keith Hampton. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

There will also be a pre-concert chat at 6:00pm in Fox Hall where we will discuss the historical and cultural relevance of Choral Music by Black Composers, as well as how musicians can best communicate that story through performance. All are welcome.

Organ Recital. Sunday, June 12

On Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m., former Grace Organist Adrienne D. Cox will present a recital on the Richards Fowkes opus 9 organ at Christ Church on Sunday, Music by Grigny, Bach, Mendelssohn and Near are on the program. There is no charge for admission.
Spiritual Development Opportunities for Adults
St. Mary's Conference Center at Sewanee -- Having kept its programs going through Zoom for the last couple of years, St. Mary's Retreat Center is offering onsite programs again. Writing for Women, Centering Prayer, Spirituality and Literature are a few of the offerings in May and June; to explore the possibilities, get more details or register for any of the great variety of options, go to

EfM (Education for Ministry)

EfM (Education for Ministry) – New Classes in Fall
EfM is a four-year program developed by the School of Theology at Sewanee. The first year focuses on the Old Testament, the second on the New Testament, the third history of Christianity, and the fourth on General theology. The cost is $375 per year and that includes the printed reading material (scholarships are sometimes available). Participants are able to purchase individual electronic books as they require. A number of grace parishioners (Among them, Judy Burnett) have been involved as participants and mentors. For more information, go to
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
Darlene, Angela Woodlee, Helen Williams, Brad Hull, 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, especially Lynne Huyser, aunt of April Berends, 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 South America. 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.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, and these South Dakota churches: Emmanual and St. Matthew, both of Rapid City.

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: Lead Usher, Jim Alverson

Lectionary Readings
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

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