Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, March 7
at or via YouTube.
Cooking with Clergy: Food and Feasts of Jesus
Tonight’s Zoom call will begin at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to join whenever you are able. We will be sharing our cheese marinating experience, talking about Matthew 21:33-34, and discussing confession and reconciliation.

Tonight's Ingredients List: Goat Cheese Marinated in Olive Oil & Herbs
Next Week's Ingredients List: Bulgar Pilaf
Bible Study via Zoom on Wednesdays during Lent
We are currently offering a bible study on psalms as a spiritual practice during Lent. The group will end on March 24the week before Holy Week. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Mary Ann Blankenship or Beth McClelland.
Morning Prayer and Compline during Lent
Designed to begin and end your day well, join your fellow parishioners via Zoom at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday. We are looking for a volunteer to lead Morning Prayer on March 17 and two others to lead both Morning Prayer and Compline on March 24. Sign up here.

Thanks to those who have already signed up, including Jim Taylor, Martin Erb, Nick Sollog, Nancy Trego, Andrew Peacock, Kathy Wommack, Dawn McNamara, Paul Evans, and Sandra Hartley.
Women’s History Month at ECM
Episcopal Campus Ministry at VCU will be engaging with women’s voices in the pulpit both on campus and through social media. Throughout March, we will post videos from a lay preacher, deacon, priest, bishop, and presiding bishop in The Episcopal Church and invite individuals to write, reflect, and pray about how they hear women’s voices proclaiming the Good News. This week’s sermon comes from Rachel Held Evans. You can follow along on Instagram or the ECM at VCU Facebook page.
COVID Call Team
Recently 20 members of the GHTC congregation were invited into an intentional ministry effort to reach out to members of the congregation. If you receive a call from a member of the call team please be aware that they are reaching out to you on behalf of the church. If you have any questions or concerns about this ministry you can contact Mo. Kim via her cell phone or email.
Parish Minecraft Realm Now Open
Did you know we have a Minecraft Realm for parish kids and youth to play on together? A Realm is a special world in Minecraft in which people can enjoy fellowship, and maybe learn a little something about our faith, from PCs, game consoles (e.g. Nintendo Switches), and mobile devices. Think your child or grandchild might like to join in the fun? Get them registered for the Realm easily using this form. Want to participate but don't have Minecraft yet? You can request a free copy right here. Questions? Just ask Aaron Davis.
Holy Listening: Winter Wellness March 3 & 10
This week’s prompt is all about listening wholeheartedly, in your body, mind, and spirit. As we approach the one year anniversary of the global pandemic we are all called to listen deeply. There is a tradition following in the teachings of Ignatius, where you can immerse yourself in the scripture, by using your imagination to interact with scripture. It’s kind of like “virtual reality” from the 16th century. In today’s video we invite you to place ourselves in the scene - this reflection from Fr. James Martin gives a great primer for this.   

Next week we will meet for our final check-in session at 1:00 p.m. on March 10. As the days get longer and we move towards Easter, we hope that these prompts have been fruitful for you. If you missed any or would like to go back and practice them in the Lenten season, visit our website
Samples from Sunday
This week’s “Samples from Sunday” is the gospel hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” sung by a quartet: Karine Marshall, Soprano, Wendy Kerns, Alto, James Taylor, Tenor, and Chase Peak, Bass and accompanied by Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Pianist. We featured African-American music, such as spirituals and gospel music, in our online worship services in February to celebrate Black History month. The words were written by Thomas Dorsey, and the melody was composed by George N. Allen and adapted by Thomas Dorsey. Dorsey wrote the hymn while in grief following the death of his wife, Nettie Harper, in childbirth and his infant son in August 1932. This beautiful and moving hymn was featured in our online worship service on February 28. Thanks to the quartet for sharing their musical gifts with us! Be sure to subscribe to the GHTC Music Channel on YouTube to be notified of new videos as they are posted.