Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
and is used to communicate the upcoming activities of this community.
MAY 3 , 2019
Baby Goats Visit Market 5-4
If you’re planning to goat the Brainerd Market on Saturday (May 4), you’re in for a big treat – I kid you not! Dixie Soaps, however, will kid you, quite literally, with their annual “Bring your Goat Babies to Work” day. Come pet, play with, learn about the wee critters and help with feeding! You can sample goat milk, cheese and chocolate fudge, and of course you can purchase their find soaps and other products. 

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Brainerd Market Welcomes Goats
Directory Photos on Sunday
Bishop's Visit (May 12)
Outreach for Mothers' Day (May 12)
Mite Boxes/Hope Chests
Summer Arts Camp
Help with Meals for the Browns
Seeking ESL Teachers for NEEMA
Census Jobs Available
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Market (continued)
There will of course be numerous other vendors with eggs, produce, meats, candles, funnel cakes, jewelry, and other magnificent items – Saturday, Brainerd Road parking lot, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Debit/Credit cards accepted; SNAP benefits doubled up to $20.
Directory Photos on Sunday
If you are new to Grace and haven’t yet had your picture made for the online directory – or if you a veteran whose current picture fails to do justice to your striking countenance – please look for Jim Milburn and his camera after whichever service you attend this Sunday (May 5). He will be glad to make or refresh your picture.
Bishop’s Visit – May 12
Not this Sunday but the next – May 12 – brings the Bishop to Grace for his annual visit. Because he likes to see congregations doing what they normally do, we will have both our regular services (8 and 10:45 a.m.) that Sunday . The 8 a.m. service will be a normal Fourth Sunday of Easter liturgy, while the 10:45 a.m. will be a service of baptism, confirmation, and reception (scriptures, hymns, and Holy Eucharist as well, of course!). 
In order to enjoy some table fellowship with Bishop Brian, breakfast will be served between the services. Come eat and talk! And sign up to help the courageous Susan LaGraff, who has volunteered to oversee the proceedings. Help with preparation, cooking, serving and clean-up will all be needed, so bristle your own courage up and tell her you’ll help! Susan plans serving to span 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; cost is the usual $5, with a family maximum of $20.
Outreach for Mothers’ Day
Once again we are going to be collecting diapers and feminine products on Mother's Day for Met Min and this year also for our food pantry. Mothers' Day will be busier than usual with Bishop's visit, but when you are out shopping next week, please keep our Mother's Day collection in mind.
Thank you from Outreach Committee
Mite Boxes/Hope Chests
We know them as mite boxes, appropriately named after the parable of the widow’s mite, but the boxes themselves say “Hope Chest”; if you have one of these in your possession, you can return them to the church now that Easter is in full swing. You may place them in the donation baskets in the middle of the aisle as you head up to communion; you may place them on the counter of the 3 rd floor kitchen or bring them to the bookstore.
Summer Arts Camp
Grace Episcopal Church Interfaith Arts Camp
June 10 - 14
Ages: preK4 through elementary
Time: 9:00-12:30 p.m.
Arts Camp for grades Pre-K through elementary is getting closer! Grace kids and all kids are invited – tell your neighbors, your friends, and any amiable young strangers you encounter.

You may register and pay via Grace’s website –
Help with Meals Sought
James and Nicole Brown, along with proud siblings Anna Maria and Thomas, welcomed a healthy baby, James Robert Brown, last Thursday. Please consider welcoming Baby James and bringing them a meal as they adjust to being a family of five. For more details, and to sign up to bring a meal, click the following link: .
NEEMA Seeks ESL Teachers
If you’d be interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) with NEEMA Resettlement Outreach, which meets at Grace twice a week, please contact Father Peter Kanyi at (423) 903-6707 or Peter .
Workers Sought for 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is on the horizon and will require a small army of workers. If you’re in the market to pick up a bit of money or know someone who would be interested, pay is $14 per hour and paid weekly; hours are flexible and they offer paid training. You can apply online at For more information or help in applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020.
Life Planning Committee (4th Floor) -- Sunday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service : Lectors, Katie Walters, Jim Milburn; Intercessor, Dick McGee; Acolyte, Andy Lane; Greeter, Jean Williams
At the 10:45 a.m. service : Lectors, Andy Belcher, Becki Jordan; Intercessor, Rebecca Williams; Chalice, Edith Snider, Justin Bolinger; Oblations, Jim and Barbara Harris; Acolytes, Stephen Jones, Ali Stahlwood; Lead Usher, Wayne Smith; Webcast (camera and sound), Tom Makepeace, Jerry Evans

Lectionary Readings
Acts 9:1-6, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19              
(texts can be found at )

Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness (Hymnal 492);
The day of resurrection (Hymnal 210); Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest ( Hymnal 306); Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands (Hymnal 186); Dona nobis pacem (Hymnal 712); Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts and voices heavenward raise (Hymnal 191)
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