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 of Lent
MARCH 8 , 2019
Time Change This Sunday!
Even without a turban and a crystal ball, one can prophesy with confidence that one of the first things you will be giving up for Lent is an hour of sleep: the annual “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time is scheduled for the wee hours of Sunday morning. Set your clocks an hour ahead before you retire so that you will not trot into church, well-rested but embarrassed, to the strains of the communion hymn instead of the processional. 
IN THIS ISSUE
"Spring Forward" This Weekend!
Mite Boxes in Narthex
Sunday Adult Classes
Summer Arts Camp -- Save the Dates
Grace Point Camp
Camp Gailor Maxon
Food Pantry Needs
Lost Nissan Keys
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Hymns
Mite Boxes Available in Narthex
Linguists and philosophers, consider the strange relationship of the homonyms mite and might. One is tiny, one is powerful; we know from the gospels, however, that these are not necessarily opposites. If you would like to turn mites into might – and show your kids that one can indeed lead to the other – take a mite-box from the Narthex this Sunday and tuck away a coin or small bill throughout the forty days of Lent. Bring them back to the church on or after Easter, and let whatever amount has accumulated join the other small amounts from the various churches and dioceses of the country to form a substantial gift for a fortunate Episcopal charity.
Sunday Adult Classes
The Inquirers’ Class , whose opening session last week turned the Merritt Room into the proverbial can of sardines, will move this week to the Undercroft . If you are new to the Episcopal Church and would like to learn about its history, traditions and tenets – or if you’re an old hand who would like to refresh your knowledge, come to the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. and let catechist Sean McEwen lead you through the historical and theological labyrinth.
 
The Weeks Adult Forum continues its discussion of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. Facilitated by David Stanislawski, the group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Barth Room.
Arts Camp – Save the Dates!
Grace Episcopal Church Interfaith Arts Camp
June 10-14
Ages: pre-K4 through elementary
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please save the date and spread the word Arts camp returns this summer for grades Pre-K through elementary. Grace kids and all kids are invited. More information and registration will be announced shortly.
Diocesan Camp Info for Families with Kids and Teens
Grace Point, our Diocesan camp, has announced the dates for camp. You are encouraged to register soon to secure your child's spot.  You can get more information from the website:  https://www.gracepointcamp.org .
 
Family Camp: May 24th-27th, Rising 1st-3rd graders with their parent. 
Youth Camp: May 29th-June 3rd, Rising 10th grade-college freshmen
Junior Camp: June 6th-11th, Rising 4th-6th grade
Intermediate Camp: June 14th-19th, Rising 7th-9th grade
Adult Camp: June 20th-23rd, Adults 21 and up
Junior Summer Session: July 6th-11th, Rising 4th-6th grade
Intermediate Summer Session: July 14th-19th, Rising 7th-9th grade
Youth Summer Session: July 22nd-27th, Rising 10th grade-college freshmen
Camp Gailor Maxon
And yet another camp opportunity! Camp Gailor Maxon has various camps at the Dubose Conference Center in May and June. Pre-camp (1st through 3rd, with parent), May 29-June1; Camp I (rising 10th-12th), June 2-8; Camp II (rising 7th-9th), June9-15; Camp III (rising 4th-6th), June 16-22. Registration for all sessions are due May 15, 2019. For more information or to register, visit DuBoseConferenceCenter.org/CGM or pick up a post-card in the Narthex.
Food Pantry Needs
To be a has-been is sad, but to be a hasn’t–bean (especially if you’re a food pantry) is a tragedy. And the food pantry right now is a hasn’t-bean; the beans it hasn’t are pinto, baked, and green . It also hasn’t carrot, mixed vegetable, or corn . If you should find yourself wandering a grocery in the next few days and have a bit to spare, please pick up one or more of the above to boost the pantry back into the “has” category.
 
Deep thanks to all who provide the myriad donations that provide ongoing aid to our neighbors in need; you insure that our pantry, like the widow’s oil, may run low but never runs out.
Lost Car Keys (Nissan)
On Ash Wednesday evening (March 6), Terry Burnett found keys to a Nissan outside the building about 4 feet from the handicapped entrance (Brainerd Road parking-lot-side of the building). No car in the lot flashed or honked when she tapped buttons, alas, so the identity of the car was not discovered. If you lost these keys that night, Grace’s office staff can restore them to you. Call (243-3257), e-mail ( dcarden@saygrace.net ) or come by to claim them.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Finance Committee (Merritt Room) -- Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service : Emily Evans, Thomas Evans; Intercessor, Nan Fortiner; Chalice, Jim Dorris; Acolytes, Cindy Davidson, Thomas Evans; Ushers, the Revenigs; Greeter, Vivian Dodds
 
At the 10:45 a.m. service : Joy Jones, Paul Thomas; Intercessor, Ann Watkins; Chalice, Jim Milburn, Andy Belcher; Oblations, Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone; Acolytes, Stephen Jones, Jeff Bertrand, Jackson Ricketts, Jim Harris; Lead Usher, Tom Lifsey; Greeter, Ann Watkins; Web Broadcast (camera, sound), Augie Sevart, Jerry Evans

Lectionary Readings
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13                
(texts can be found at http://www.lectionarypage.net/ )

Hymns
Forty days and forty nights (Hymnal 150); In Christ there is no East or West (Hymnal 529); Now let us all with one accord (Hymnal 147); Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray (Hymnal 315); The glory of these forty days (Hymnal 143)
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