Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
Pentecost Eve Eve
June 3, 2022
Holy Conversation 6-5
This Sunday, the church will celebrate the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended on the church, unleashing the ability to communicate across boundaries. At a time when life in this country is marked by fear, bitterness and anger, our Rector, April Berends, invites the members of this community to join in a Holy Conversation about Difficult Things on Sunday morning at 9:30 in the Undercroft. We will discuss current events in light of our faith commitments, grieve together, and seek the movement of the Spirit. 
Holy Conversation (6-5)
Directory Pictures This Sunday
Worship This Week & Summer Schedule
Bishop's Visit Rescheduled (7-17)
Adult Education and Summer Schedule
Snorkel with GreenGrace in June
Food Pantry
Brainerd Market Saturdays 10am-12pm
Update on Bishop Sanders' Funeral
Daily Worship
Musical Opportunities (June 11 and 12)
Spiritual Development for Adults
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Directory Pictures This Sunday
Jim Milburn will be on hand this morning after both services to take or retake pictures for Grace’s online directory. If you are new and would like to be included, or if you’ve been around so long that your picture no longer does justice to your current glory, please present yourself to Jim after the service of your choice. 
Worship This Week and Summer Schedule
Pentecost Sunday is upon us! Wear your reds and flame-colors to underline the fiery arrival of the Holy Spirit be prepared for some illustrative chaos as the reading from Acts is rendered in a multiplicity of tongues.

Services this week will be at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; masks are currently optional. The 10:45 a.m. service will be streamed via Facebook; those watching from home can access the bulletin HERE.

Beginning Sunday, June 12th and extending through Sunday, August 7th, Grace will celebrate one service of Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings instead of two. Worship will begin at 10am; see below for details about Adult Education's fit into the earlier time.
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.
Adult Education on Summer Schedule
Grace adults, do not fear that the change over to the single service will leave you without a class! Beginning June 12, David Stanislawski's class will meet at 9 a.m. in the Barth Room, and the subject matter will shift from the day's readings to our traditional book review format.
Snorkel with GreenGrace in June!
Though 'underwater' took on a pejorative flavor during the recession and mortgage crisis around 2008, it's one of the really cool places to be, at least outside the financial world. If you'd like to get your head wet and experience some ecological wonders first hand, sign on for GreenGrace's snorkel trip 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
Food Pantry
Another shelf-stripper of a pantry session this week! Volunteers Jim Harris and Richard Hyatt greeted 23 visitors and sent them home with food for 74 (44 adults and 30 children). As a result, we are once again more empty than full.

Most needed this week are:

* peanut butter -- 3 jars left (16-oz. jars preferred, and make sure any Jif brands don't fall between the recalled lot numbers 1274425 and 2140425 (surely all these are off the shelves by now)
* Spam or similar (3 cans left)
* canned chicken (some remain, but these go fast)
* canned tuna (some but dwindling)
* beanie weenies (very low)
* Vienna sausages (very low)
* hearty chicken soups (none left) and hearty beef soups (1 can left)
* spaghetti sauce and noodles (sauce is in direr straits than the noodles)

Blessing on all of you at Grace and in the Belvoir neighborhood who, in spite of inflation and supply glitches, still manage to keep us stocked and able to help the folks whose difficult lives have become even more so with the expiration of pandemic benefits. We and they are grateful!
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.
Bishop Sanders' Funeral Update (Saturday, June 4)
Dear East Tennessee Episcopal Family,

We have an update regarding the service for the committal of ashes for Bishop William Sanders. The Cathedral asks that guests enter through the north facing doors, the entrance under the covered walkway in the parking lot.

In addition, at the end of the service, those members of the congregation that wish to participate in the outdoor committal may exit through the glass transept doors into the courtyard.

Thank you,

Your Diocesan Staff
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
Angela Woodlee, Helen Williams, Brad Hull, Daniel Stanislawski, Tom Lifsey,
Glyn Melnyk, Hannah Brewer, David Stanislawski, Rhonda Boocock, Wilma Laney,
Bill Clark, Mary McDonald, Patricia Kelley Williams, Russell, Scott, Julia,
Mary Cooper, 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, 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: Anglican Church of South 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.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for St. Timothy's and St. Timothy's Pre-school, Signal Mountain, TN; and for Holy Apostles, Sioux Falls, SD.

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 8:00 a.m. service: Lectors, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans; Acolytes, Cindy Davidson, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans; Intercessor, Andy Belcher

At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Charles Bond, Cate Schreeder; Intercessor, Dick McGee; Lead Usher, Linda Wideman

Multi-lingual readers at all services:
Cindy Davidson (German), Mairi Wright (Spanish),
Stephen Jones (German), Janet McCollough (Spanish),
Keenan Dungey (German), Anne Curtis (French), Jackie Manning (Yiddish), Gail Dooley (French), Ellis Schreeder (American Sign Language), Linda Sue Longfield-Smith (Spanish), Diana Peterson (Japanese).

Lectionary Readings
Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, 25-27

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