Grace Notes Weekly is a newsletter of Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN,
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The Season After Pentecost
OCTOBER 4, 2019
Schedule for Sunday, October 6
October 6 – this Sunday! -- brings Chattanooga Pride Day, with a parade and many activities at the riverfront in the early afternoon. Since so many of Grace’s parishioners are involved and/or plan to attend, Grace will have ONE liturgy at 9:00 a.m., followed by breakfast in the Undercroft courtesy of the Stones . If you’re involved with Pride, you’ll have time to grab a quick meal before heading out; if you’re not, you can sit down for a leisurely repast and a chat with your fellow Grace-ites.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Schedule for Sunday (10-6)
Chattanooga Pride and Pride Mass
Directory Photos
Family Promise -- Monday help??
Life Planning Conversation (10-13)
Spirits in the Garden
Food Ministry -- Sept. Numbers/Needs
Art Opportunity for Whole Family
Joseph Campbell RoundTable
Diocese Reports Phishing & Spoofing
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Hymns
Sunday Schedule (continued)
Cost for breakfast is $5 per person (family maximum of $20), BUT if extra expenditures are not an option for you at this particular moment, please come as our guest – don’t let the tyrannical dollar-demons keep you away!

Because of the compressed time-line, the Weeks Adult Forum will NOT meet this week.
 
We’ll return to our regular schedule of two services with classes between the next Sunday, October 13.
Chattanooga Pride(10-6) and Pride Mass (10-12)
It's time for Chattanooga Pride, this Sunday, October 6th! We'd love to have your help staffing the booth, doling out hugs, offering words of blessing, and reminding our LGBTQ+ neighbors that God's love is big enough for all of us. 
We'll have just one service at Grace at 9am on Sunday, which should leave time for folks who want to march in the parade to get there (see first article for details).
Pride Parade Lineup begins at 10am in the Unum parking lot at 4th and Cherry. Look for friendly Episcopalians and a colorful banner that says "Love is the Way."
 
We're looking for helpers to set up, staff the booth, and break it down at the end of the day. Here's a link to the sign-up.
 
Remember, we'll have our second annual Pride Mass at Grace on Saturday, October 12th at 5:30pm . Please contact Richard Hyatt at hyatt1@epbfi.com if you'd like to help with the reception, or April Berends aberends@saygrace.net , if you'd like to serve as an acolyte, usher or reader for the service. 
Directory Photos
If you are new to Grace -- or have been here so long that your current directory photo completely fails to capture your current glory -- you have a chance this Sunday to have your picture made or refreshed for the online directory. Jim Milburn and his camera will be on hand after the service to do the honors.
Family Promise
Thanks to all who have signed up to help our current hosting of Family Promise! First Church of the Nazarene covered Thursday night sleeping over for us. We will do dinner and sleeping over on Monday, October 7 (there is money in the church budget to help with food costs). Are there any volunteers for Monday??
 
Dinner is served at 5:30 (unless something has changed), and providers prepare, serve and clean up. They also stay until the overnighters arrive. 
 
Overnighters arrive by 8 p.m. and sleep in a separate room with a shared bath. Their job is to aid the guests as needed and again, to make them feel safe and valued. The guests leave on a bus the next morning about 6 a.m. Overnighters should make sure all are up and out before leaving for the day. 
 
We have 8 guests:
Garth family: Teara (mom) Walter and Jazminque (baby)
Jackson family: Lakisha, Morris and Kimaar
Foster family: Monica and Destiny
 
Adult women: 29 years, 37 years, and 38 years. All single moms.
Children: 10 yr. old male, 11 yr. old male, 9-year-old male plus 4-year old female and 11-month-old female. That is 3 adult women, 3 10-ish males and 2 toddler/infant females. 
 
Skeeter Makepeace
Life Planning Conversation (10-13)
Life Planning invites the parish to attend an open discussion with Rebecca H. Miller from Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel on Sunday, October 13.  Since life is unpredictable we want to share some tools and tips to consider as you plan and navigate life events.
 
There will be two scheduled times -- before AND after the 10:45 a.m. services in the Rebecca Merritt room. Refreshments and beverages will be provided.
 
Let’s talk about your wishes, plans for your loved ones and dependents.   Having these discussions is also a way to achieve a bit of peace of mind. When you are uncertain about what will happen—or uncertain that your wishes will be followed—you can experience a great deal of anxiety. One way to eliminate that anxiety is to ensure that your wishes are well documented—both in a legal sense and in a familial sense.
 
9:30 a.m. Young adults and families
10:45 a.m. All individuals and families
 
For more information talk with one of the committee members, Justin Bolinger, Edith Snider, Andy Lane or Linn Finck.
Spirits in the Garden
Grace's crystal ball shows a multitude of spirits are heading our way, some wafting eerily through the grounds and others pouring out of bottles. Dig out your costumes, therefore, and come out to Spirits in the Garden, Grace’s sometimes-annual Halloween event of fun, music, fellowship, wine, s'mores, and more, here on our grounds. All proceeds support internal Grounds projects and ministries, including our St. Francis fountain renovation –around $7,000 more is needed to fully fund its refit.
 
See event chairs  Tom Carroll and Cathy Stone, or Kristina Shaneyfelt , to volunteer or BUY YOUR TICKET! Electronic purchase is available on the Grace website. 
When:  Saturday, 26 October, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 
Rain date:  Sunday, 27 October, 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
Where:  Follow the torches (Thanks, Jim Dorris )
How:  tickets are $25/adult, $5 kids under 12, $50 family max.
Why:  All proceeds donated to in-house church needs, but including and especially replacing the courtyard fountain and other Grace Gardens & Grounds projects.
Bring:  your FB page event shares, your relations whether liked or not, neighbors and neighborhood groups, strangers and other angels
 
Cathy Stone  has acquired Big Band  Scenic City Sound  for our listening pleasure. Hear them at   https://www.mixcloud.com/eric-kettunen/scenic_city_examples/?fbclid=IwAR0z4ZyRZM9grdCsgWB_13rRHTj0mgM29RpG1VJDXm2YlHNldxPlzz10GgU   
 
Maria Hurt will offer concurrent children's festivities, with a child's costume parade through Spirits Celebrants.
 
ALSO: Chili cookoff (see  Jerry Evans  to register), costume contest, s'mores fire, complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres, ghost stories, ALL SET ON GRACE GROUNDS. EYC is looking at, well, stay tuned. 
 
Tom Carroll will be selling tickets after the 10:45 a.m. service between now and the event (and after this week’s 9:00 a.m. service as well). He’ll be in the courtyard and probably the Undercroft as well this week and in the courtyard when we’re back to our usual two-service schedule. Seek him out if you haven’t arranged admission through the website!
Food Ministry in September (and of course, current needs!)
Grace didn’t quite make it to the level of feeding the 5,000 (how many trips to Sam’s and Aldi and the bakery store would THAT have required?!), we still did boom business in September. We gave vouchers for 67 boxes of food, which was consumed by 163 people); after the vouchers were gone, the pantry provided food for 92 visitors, whose households comprised 253 souls.
 
We are very grateful for our open-handed congregation and neighborhood, whose donations keep both arms of the food ministry supplied and able to connect the goods with those who need them. Special thanks to Vivian Dodds and all who celebrated her 80 th birthday not only with a rollicking party but also with donations to the food ministry that totaled $5,500. We’re also greatly in debt to our front-line volunteers – Vivian herself, and Jim Dorris, Gail Dooley and Linda Wideman, Paul Thomas and Jean Whisenant, and Andy Belcher, who hand out vouchers and/or food, and to Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone, Jerry Evans, and Anderson Barger-Howell (and his able assistants, Kathryn and April!), who have facilitated donations from our Belvoir neighbors. These folks help your generous donations reach more people than the staff could manage and still get their work done.
 
We’re currently giving vouchers, which usually takes the pressure of the pantry for a couple of weeks; so far this month, though, pantry goods have remained in high demand from the homeless and for those with transportation difficulties. Main needs are:
 
·       Hearty soups and beef stew
·       Peanut butter (16-oz. jars)
·       Canned hams
·       Beanie weenies
·       Fruit cups
·       Canned green beans
·       Vienna sausages
·       Pop tarts
Art Opportunity for Whole Family
If you are looking for an experience that will let you and your whole family learn and make wonderful memories at the same time, plan to take part in Art is in Session, hosted by Jayla Harper on October 13, at 7 p.m. (RSVP to (423)503-4879  for location). Instructors will be Abdul Nassir and Father Peter Kanyi. Cost for adults is $25; couples, $20; kids $15. Bring your own canvas and be ready for enlightenment and delight.

Joseph Campbell RoundTable
Thanks to Matt Oehmig for taking the lead on the recent book, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space. There was plenty of discussion, which will continue forward in the coming months.  
 
Our next meeting will be on October 21 with the president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, Bob Walter. You can get a preview of him from this clip about Star Trek
 
 
Weather permitting, afterward the presentation we will move to the Pavilion to mark the arrival of fall (even if the leaves are long before on the ground). Please join us afterwards. If the weather isn't cooperating, we'll move to The Ugly Tree Cafe, several doors down on Brainerd Road.
 
In addition, the book for October will be The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (There are apparently more than one book by the same name). This is also available as a download from Goodreads.  
 
One last note: With fall upon us, there is interest in resuming the video series on Monday evenings. These would be at 7 in the library, which is across the hall from the usual meeting room. The date for that (likely mid-October) will be announced by email and on Facebook.  
 
Myth-ing in action,
Diana
From the Diocese – Spoofing/Phishing on the Rise
Just a reminder to stay on the alert for all sorts of spoofing and phishing! More and more attacks are happening and some of them are more sophisticated than earlier attempts.
 
You already know to beware of email or texts purporting to be from clergy or the bishop asking for money or gift cards from you – or perhaps asking “If you have a minute right now,” or “I need your help now.” And you already know not to click on unverified links in emails.
 
Spammers and phishers are also calling folks saying they’re received your phone number from [ insert name of a reputable institution you’re associated with ]. Hang up on them or delete a voicemail from them, but don’t engage them in conversation.
 
There are many variations of these scams so stay on your toes! Reputable institutions will not give out your phone number to anybody without asking for your permission first, and your clergy will not send you an individual email or text asking for money or gift cards.
 
If you have any question about whether a message is legitimate, contact the person through a known phone number or email address.
 
Here is an excellent article from the FTC about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams
 
Click here for the email we sent this summer about how to prevent "whaling" attacks.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the 9:00 a.m. service : Lectors, Judy Burnett, Jackson Ricketts; Intercessor, Diana Peterson; Chalice, Jim Milburn, Justin Bolinger; Oblations, George Reed, III, and Sandra Reed; Acolytes, Laura Bertrand, Jackson Ricketts; Lead Usher, Randy Durham; Greeters, Will Pinson, Kevin Boles; Web Broadcast (camera, sound), Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone

Lectionary Readings
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 (texts can be found at http://www.lectionarypage.net/ )

Hymns
The spacious firmament on high (Hymnal 409); The stars declare his glory (Hymnal 431); Fairest Lord Jesus (Hymnal 383); Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymnal376)
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