This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 16: 1-13
Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said...[ continue reading ]. Weekly scriptures are from the  Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the  New Revised Standard Version  of the Bible.
Please Join Us at the Parish Picnic Sept. 29
You’re invited to join us on the beautiful James River on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 4-7 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided, so mark your calendar to attend this fun family-friendly event. We need to know if you’re coming (and how many are attending) so we have enough food. Please RSVP to the eVite or to Barbara Hobson Simpson in the church office by Sept. 25. Didn’t get the eVite? We might not have your correct email in the church office; email or call us to help us update our records!

Interim Event: Heritage This Sunday Sept. 22
As part of the process to help the Search Committee (and your future Rector) we begin a series of parish-wide conversations this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Held every other Sunday between services (following an abbreviated 8:45 a.m. service and pick-up breakfast), these conversations will help you understand the parish while tapping into your passion and creativity. Please block your calendar for Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 in addition to this Sunday. We hope you will make every effort to join in this exciting time of discovery. To learn more, contact   Bill Queen .Your voice is needed as we gain valuable insights into our fellow parishioners and our parish—hope to see you there!
Note : Children’s Chapel will be included within the 8:45 a.m. service on Interim Event Sundays.

Miss Last Week's Sermon?
We now have audio files (and the written notes as a PDF) of sermons online. Enjoy listening (or reading ) in case you were unable to be in church.

GHTC’s Fall Schedule
Sept. 22 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Heritage (Parish Hall)
Sept. 22 at 6:00 p.m. | Foyer Dinner at the home of Elaine Quinn (contact Lu Treadwell)
Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. | Lunch with Bill Queen at Westminster Canterbury
Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. | Heaven, Hell & Hollywood…Funeral planning (led by Bill Queen)
Sept. 29 at 4:00 p.m. | Parish Picnic on the James River
Oct. 4-6 | Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont
Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m. | Bach Concert with reception following in the Parish Hall
Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Mission (Parish Hall)
Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. | Pet Blessing (with SPCA)
Bach, Bark or Both
The fabulous music of Capitol Opera Richmond and Jefferson Baroque will be part of the Oct.5 concert “Exclusively Bach.” This opening event will showcase a broad and varied sampling of Johann Sebastian Bach’s gorgeous music for voice, orchestral ensemble, and period instruments. We are excited to feature the “premiere” arrangement by Jefferson Baroque of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in d-minor” for two violins, cello and harpsichord as well as a concerto for two harpsichords. Invite a friend to this free concert at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 5 and stay for a greet-the-artists reception.
Pet Blessing Moved to Sunday afternoon
This year, because of the Interim Event on Oct. 6, our annual Pet Blessing will be held on Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. Furry friends are invited (along with their human) to receive a tag, a treat and a blessing at this uplifting event. Weather permitting, the service will be held in front of the church on Laurel Street.
2019 Parish Shrine Mont Retreat Oct. 4 – 6
Time to save your spot for the Shrine Mont Retreat! Space is limited, so be sure to register here . Join us for a weekend of rest and fellowship, this year featuring a program on Sabbath-taking inspired by J. Dana Trent’s “ For Sabbath’s Sake ” and “ One Breath at a Time .” Single occupancy rooms ($102 per person/night) and double occupancy ($77 per person/night) are available and children (those aged 4-12, $32 per person/night) are welcome. Our staff person in attendance will be Aaron Davis , and he is happy to answer any questions you may have about the retreat. 
Last Call to Sign the Prayer Book/Hymnal for Sarah Kye Price
As Sarah Kye Price officially moves on to her new tri-part endeavors, we want everyone to have a chance to sign the combination prayer book and hymnal we presented to her on August 25th.  Here’s how to participate:  Think of a favorite prayer or hymn, and sign your name next to it (with a VERY brief note to Sarah if you must). Questions? Contact Mary Lietman, who will have it available this Sunday. Thanks to  Mary Lietman  for managing this lovely good-bye for Sarah!

Collecting Bibles
Between now and Thanksgiving we will be collecting Bibles at the church to be given to the Grace Inside ministry to be distributed to prisoners in the Virginia Prison system. If you have any bibles at home that are not being used please consider donating them. All translations are welcome. Please consider the size of the book, prisoners do not have shelf space for a large family bible.Questions? Contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz .
Next Upper Room Sept. 29
This week we pause The Upper Room to participate in our first parish discernment activity in the parish hall immediately after an abridged breakfast. Last week we learned about three patriarchs of our faith, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and built objects that remind us of patriarchs or matriarchs from our family and elsewhere in Scripture. Join us Sept. 29 as The Upper Room resumes and we meet our next saint: Mary, the Mother of Jesus. For more information about the Upper Room or the Children’s Chapel, contact Aaron Davis . Remember, these programs for our children will be on pause during our five Interim Events on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 & 20, and Nov. 3 & 17.