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 After Pentecost
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Book Review
Join us this Sunday, October 25, at 10:00 as we continue our exploration of the book When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. In preparation for the discussion please answer the following question: What is poverty? Make a list of words that come to your mind when you think about poverty.

David Stanislawski

You can join the Zoom meeting using the link below:

IN THIS ISSUE
Book Review
Sunday and Daily Online Worship
In-Person Outdoor Eucharist
Clergy Outdoor Office Hours
All Saints' Remembrances
Food Pantry
Family Promise Volunteers Sought
Forward Day by Day (Nov.-Jan.)
Parish Prayer List
Community Care in Anxious Times
Sunday and Daily Online Worship
Grace invites all to virtuously join us for virtual worship on Sunday and throughout the week, keeping together while being safely apart. You can access Sunday morning worship on our Facebook page and website  at 9am and again at 10:45am.  Bulletins for each week’s service will be sent along with the Grace Notes weekend issue, and will be posted on the website alongside the video for the service. If you miss the 9am or 10:45am video streams, you can always go back and watch later. You can access the bulletin for this Sunday HERE.

You are also invited to take part in the nearly-daily services of Morning Prayer and Compline that our curate, David, is offering. Available every day (except Sundays) via Zoom, Morning Prayer begins at 9:00 a.m., and Compline at 8:00 p.m.; in order to dodge trolls who are tired of lurking under bridges and hunger for folks to harass, you will need to use the passwords below along with the Zoom addresses: 

Please note that there is a new link/URL for daily Morning Prayer. To  find Morning Prayer each day except Sundays at 9:00 a.m., click the link below


or paste this URL into your browser:


Meeting ID: 746 8859 6599

Passcode: amprayer

To get onto Compline everyday at 8pm, click this link: 


& the password is:

compline
 
Not only to get the support and comfort of the prayers and readings, but also the Zoom-presence of some of your favorite Grace folks. All are welcome!
Sunday Afternoon In-Person Eucharist
Weather permitting, Grace will offer an outdoor celebration of Holy Eucharaist on Sunday, October 25th at 4:30pm. We will meet on the empty lot that was formerly the home of the Shiny Penny for a simple service of Holy Communion. In an effort to protect the health of our neighbors, participants must sign up in advance (look for the sign-up sheet for the 23rd, which will be sent out via Grace Net next week), and we will be limited the attendance for these first services to 30 households that sign up. Each household unit is asked to keep 12-15 feet distance from your closest neighbor on the lawn. Please wear a mask, and bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Bug spray is highly recommended!
Clergy Outdoor Office Hours
This week, the Rev David Burman will be in the courtyard from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 29th. The Rev. April Berends will hold office hours on Thursday, October 29th from noon-2:30pm. Wear a mask, and stop by for conversation or a prayer. Thanks to all who have visited so far; the priests of Grace have enjoyed catching up with you. As always, you may email either of the priests (aberends@saygrace.net or dburman@saygrace.net) to set up a time for a socially-distanced conversation if you’d prefer to meet outside of office hours.
All Saints' Remembrances
All Saints' Sunday is a mere week away now. If you have loved ones who have died since All Saints’ Day in 2019 and would like to have them remembered at the communion service, please send their names to Dabney at dcarden@saygrace.net or leave a message on the church voice mail (243-3257) by Wednesday, October 28. 
Food Pantry
After Wednesday’s 31 visitors, who took food for 51 adults and 39 kids home with them (90 mouths fed in all!), we need a whole bunch of everything! Most crucial are:

* peanut butter (16 oz. jars preferred)
* Spam or similar
* canned chicken
* canned pinto beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables
* cans or cups of fruit
* packets of instant grits
* spaghetti noodles and spaghetti sauce
* pudding cups
* pop tarts

Thanks to all our generous donors in the parish and in the Belvoir neighborhood; Grace is able to provide help because of you! Profound thanks also to Jim Harris, Vivian Dodds, and Richard Hyatt, who have made an art form of getting food from the pantry shelves into the hands of our visitors. 
Family Promise Help Sought
In spite of disease, recession, and the interference in our election processes by malevolent houseflies, Family Promise has stalwartly kept about its business of keeping homeless families together while helping them towards housing and employment. First Church of the Nazarene has done yeoman’s duty by providing these families a place to stay, while other area churches pick up the tasks of feeding their guests. Grace is one of the churches asked to provide food for during late November and December; if you are willing to provide a dinner for Family Promise clients between November 29 and December 26, please contact Skeeter Makepeace at skeeterellen55@gmail.com. You may prepare a meal or purchase one, and Skeeter can tell you how to access funds for supplies or the meal if you need them. 
Forward Day by Day (November 2020-January 2021)
Good news for those who use the quarterly Forward Day by Day booklets -- Grace has received the next edition, and you can avail yourselves of it in two different ways. If you want to pick up a hard copy (regular and large print are available), please drop by the church next Wednesday (or any Wednesday) between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; we'll have some in the alcove so you need not trot through the building to get one. If you are guarding assiduously against any possible exposure to our tiresome nemesis, the coronavirus, you can access the publication electronically through the links below:

Parish Prayer List
Please remember: Donald, 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 David, our Curate; for George, our assisting priest; for Keith, 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
 
David Balling, Rick Jones, Edith, Terrie, Alex, Roberta Fish, Jeanette Cureton,
Wanda Kirkpatrick, Emma Andrews, Andrea, Steve Slack, Celeste Humphrey, 
Jim Strickland, Bethann, Breezie, Angela, Dwight, James and Barbara Dooley, Dwight McMillan, Trevor Laymance, Ted, Deb, Doris, Emily and Daniel Brelsford, Michael Conner, Tom Wolfe, Bo and Mary Minor Brown, Helen Williams, 
Nancy Mapel, Charlotte Dorris, Tyler Horton, Jeff Fugate, Rebecca Williams,
Tessa Spaulding, J.R. Hicks, Peggy Fugate, William Simpson, Timothy Penny, 
Donald Jones, Cooper Jones, Sally Cauthen, Charles Smith, Jonathan Purple, 
Steven Mosman, John Woodham, Libby Workman, Elaine Harrison, Jean Williams, Barbara Reed, Elizabeth Harrison, Joyce Smith, Jim May, Mary Ruth Clinton, 
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 Angela Gregory, who is with child.
  
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 all who are developing programs and policies to deal with the current public health threat; for those who are treating the sick, stocking shelves, transporting supplies, suffering from illness, coping with new life-patterns and finding ways to keep anxiety at bay for themselves and others. 

We pray for those who have died, especially Jane Williams, sister of Amanda Cate, that your will for them may be fulfilled, and that they may share with all your saints in the full revelation of your eternal glory.
 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Church in Wales and The Most Rev. John Davies, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon..

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Pray for St. Joseph the Carpenter, Sevierville; for St. Luke, Knoxville; and for Advent Station, Calico, SD.
 
Those in need of continued prayer: 
Marcia Magers, Major McCollough, John Cox, Gayanne Silver, Garvin Colburn, Heather Nelson, Robert Clark, Marty Landis, Dexter and Helen Williams, 
Cheryl McCurry, Ethel Rutledge, Carolyn Minnich, Lanie Lundgrin, Terri Harvey, 
Sue Sears, Anne Getz, Michael Roberts, Jeannie and Andy Williams, Jaime Cooper, 
Teresa Noel, Tina Knowles, Brad and Kimberly Calhoun, Joyce and Greg Snyder, Martha Killeffer, Robert Durham, Jim Curtis, Hal and Sue, 
Michelle Maroney, Jessica Ricketts
Community Care in Anxious Times
Our Grace check-in team leaders are continuing to contact parishioners via phone, text and/ or email. Please take a moment to pick up or write back to let them know if you’re okay and/or if you need help, pastorally or physically. The leaders of these groups will be in close communication with our priests and our network of volunteers. If you are a new member of Grace and we do not have your information in the directory, please fill out the New Member form here and let us know if you would like to be added to a check-in group. If you have an urgent pastoral need, please call the parish office at (423)243-3250 and leave a message on the main line.. We will be checking these messages regularly even if we aren’t in the office.
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