Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
Easter
MAY 1, 2022
E-Mail Problems
Grace's e-mail problems persist; we can sometimes send an e-mail, but no new dispatches are making it to our inboxes. If you need to communicate with the staff, please call the main church number (243-3250) or call/leave a message at 243-3257.
IN THIS ISSUE
E-Mail Problems
Directory Pictures on Sunday
Worship This Week (Normal) and Next (Bishop Cole's Annual Visit)
Family Promise -- Change of Plans!
Food Pantry
Daily Worship
Forward Day by Day -- New Issue
Music Opportunity -- Metropolitan Bells
Keep in Mind Craig Scholarship,
Here I Am Day, Bishop Sanders' Memorial service)
Useful Information
Parish Prayer List
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Directory Pictures on Sunday
Sunday, the first of May, brings a number of options... if you're feeling energetic, you can dance the maypole to celebrate fertility; if you're a Francophile, you can pick lilies of the valley and celebrate Labor Day; if you reject those options and just come to church as usual, you can have your directory picture made or re-made by celebrated photographic guru Jim Milburn. Jim will be on hand after both the day's services; if you're new to Grace and would like to be included in the directory, or if you've been around for a while and have realized that no one is likely to recognize the current you from your 1986 directory pic (though you really wore that mullet VERY well!), present yourself to Jim and request his services.
Worship on May 1 (Normal Sunday) and May 8 (Bishop's Visit)
With Easter and Earth Day in the books for 2022, we have a normal Sunday this week; David Stanislawski's adult class resumes its exploration of each Sunday's readings, and our liturgies will occur as usual at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; you can find the bulletin for the live-stream of the later service HERE.

Next Sunday, however....

... we change things up again with the Bishop's annual visit!

The Rt. Rev. Brian Cole, Bishop of East Tennessee, will make his annual visit to Grace on Sunday, May 8th. On this day, he will confirm and receive a number of members of the community of Grace; we will baptize Nicholas Brown, and share in our connections to the diocese. Bishop Cole will meet with those who are about to be confirmed or received before the service at 9:15, and the 10am service will be followed by a reception in the Courtyard.
Family Promise -- Change of Plans!
Grace will NOT be hosting Family Promise from May 1-7 as previously announced since the houses under renovation are not yet ready for use. Other dates for Grace’s hosting are, tentatively, September 4-10 and October 16-22.
Food Pantry
Wednesday's session brought 18 visitors to Grace, and they left (courtesy of pantry-heroes Phaen Stone and Richard Hyatt) with food for 65 -- 37 adults and 28 children. Thanks to donations from Grace and our Belvoir neighbors, plus trips to Walmart and Aldi, we went into the day well supplied and wound up with only a few significant shortages, which are:

* packets of instant mashed potatoes
* spaghetti noodles (we've got 23 jars of sauce and 9 boxes of noodles)
* canned beef stew
* Chef Boyardee pastas or similar
* peanut butter (16 oz. jars preferred)
* beanie weenies
* pudding cups

Blessings upon all who donate goods and $$ to this ministry and to those who come to bag and hand out food, who schedule volunteers, who communicate and collect in the neighborhood. We are lucky to have so many hands in our efforts to help those in need!
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
Forward Day by Day (New Issue)
The May-July issue of Forward Day by Day has arrived, and copies have been distributed to the usual locations. For those who haven't yet returned to in-person worship, those with transportation problems, or those who simply like to have more than one option, you may avail yourselves of the scanned versions below:


You can also access the daily meditations online at https://www.forwardmovement.org/. Go to the page, look for the heading Forward Day by Day, click on that and pull down to Today's Meditation. You may also sign up to receive the meditations each day by e-mail at no charge -- go to https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/tL0oK4F/email to explore that option.
Music Opportunity -- Metropolitan Bells
If handbell music rings your chimes, note that the Metropolitan Bells are offering a concerts in early May at two different venues. See below for the details!

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., at Grove Level Baptist Church (2802 Cleveland Highway. Dalton, GA)

Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church (8645 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga)

Both performances are free and open to the public.
Keep in Mind....
Bishop Sanders' Memorial Service
A memorial service and committal of ashes for The Rt. Rev. William Sanders has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 4, at 1:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville (413 Cumberland Ave Knoxville, TN 37902). All are welcome to attend.
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 (www.saygrace.net). 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
 
Brad Hull, Daniel Stanislawski, Tom Lifsey, Glyn Melnyk, Hannah Brewer,
Lee Moore, David Stanislawski, Rhonda Boocock, Wilma Laney, Bill Clark,
Mary McDonald, Patricia Kelley Williams, Russell, Tony Hill, Scott, Julia, Tony,
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, Tripp Mouron, 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.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in the Philippines. 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. Stephen, Oak Ridge, TN, and for St. John, Deadwood, SD.

Those in need of continued prayer: 
Sally Cauthen, Mary Lou Walden, Jeanette Cureton, Wanda Kirkpatrick,
Emma Andrews, Jim Strickland, Michael Conner,  Helen Williams, 
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, 
Dexter and Helen Williams, 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; Crucifer, Cindy Davidson; Torchbearers, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans

At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Jeff Bertrand, Susan LaGraff; Crucifer, Laura Bertrand; Torchbearers, Helen Bertrand, Eleanor Bertrand; Lead Usher, Frank Watkins

Lectionary Readings
Acts 9:1-6-20, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19





















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