You can tune in to our live-streamed service on YouTube & Facebook at
10:00 a.m. every Sunday!
Starting this Sunday, March 28 we'll begin livestreaming our services! Because of this we are unable to continue sharing song lyrics and text on screen. To keep up with the service we ask that everyone please download a worship bulletin prior to watching. You can download the bulletin by clicking the upper blue button.
Upcoming Events

3/24 | Cooking with Clergy: Food and Feasts of Jesus @ 6:00 p.m.
3/24 | Psalms Bible Study @ 7:00 p.m.
3/24 | Compline @ 8:00 p.m.
3/26 | Prayers for Healing @ 2:00 p.m.
3/28 | Live-streamed Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
3/28 | Outdoor Formation @ 3:00 p.m.
3/28 | Faith and the Arts Group @ 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Lenten Events

Psalms Bible Study
Tonight the group will meet at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Mary Ann Blankenship or Beth McClelland.

Join the meeting here.

Morning Prayer and Compline
Every Wednesday we will meet at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for Morning Prayer and Compline respectively. These prayers are intended to begin and end one's day.

While Morning Prayer has passed for this week we hope you will join us at 8:00 p.m. for Compline! You can join here.
Cooking with Clergy: Food and Feasts of Jesus
Tonight at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss chapter 7 from the book Food and Feasts of Jesus and talk about the recipe for wedding cake. Click here to join via Zoom.

Tonight's Shopping List: The Wedding Cake

Next Week's List (March 31): Dates Stuffed with Soft Cheese

Parish Life

Welcome Frances Ewers!
Congratulations to the Ewers family on their newest addition, Frances Dudley Ewers, born to Sarah and Thomas Ewers on March 19, 2021. Everyone is doing great!

We Know Him!
Isaiah King, our volunteer coordinator for Red Door Ministry and member of the leadership team of Episcopal Campus Ministry, is graduating from VCU this spring. He will be off to exciting new adventures in medicine and research—we will miss him! VCU highlighted his experience this week.

Meal Train
A parishioner and their family members are in need of meals. There are six people total in the household. We are looking for 2-3 meals to be provided each week for the foreseeable future (either home-cooked or delivered from a local restaurant). If you prepare a meal at home we ask that you follow these COVID guidelines when preparing the food. Thank you in advance for signing up!

Connecting Through Calls
Part of church is staying in community, and during COVID we’ve all worked hard to stay connected. If you would like to receive a call (or make contacts with other GHTC parishioners) please contact Mother Kim to learn more.

Christian Formation

Winter Wellness Review
Although spring has sprung take a moment to review these winter wellness tips...they are helpful any time of year! 

Faith and the Arts Discussion Group
This group meets every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Participants (who want to) will take turns sharing a poem, music, paintings, or another form of art for informal discussion. Contact Kathleen Thomas (phone is 804-338-5096) to receive the link to join. This group is planning to run until June 13.

Book Club
Our regular book club will be meeting again on April 19, via Zoom, to discuss Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Mary Ann Blankenship.

Outreach

Women’s History and Voices
During the month of March (Women's History Month) we are celebrating the voices of women in the pulpit by engaging in holy listening. Follow us on Facebook to see more.
Earth Day Clean-Up
Sign up here to be part of the James River clean-up on April 24. Because we are joining a larger team of volunteers in our community, we need your commitment by March 25. It’s a great way to get outside during warmer weather!

Worship & Music

Yes, we are going to gather outside for Easter as long as it’s not raining (and the COVID numbers remain low)! Here’s the complete schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday 3/28
10:00 a.m. livestream from inside the church tune in on YouTube and Facebook. You may pick up the blessed palm fronds from the front porch of the church after 11:00 a.m. and download the bulletin from our website.

Maundy Thursday 4/1
Join others at 6:00 p.m. for an Agape Meal live on Zoom with prayer, scripture, and readings. Set your table and place your computer or mobile device at the end of the table so we can all see each other while we eat dinner in our own homes! Then at 8:00 p.m. tune into YouTube or Facebook to see the Stripping of the Altar featuring James Taylor, Tenor, singing Psalm 22 a capella.

Good Friday 4/2
Our traditional service begins at noon via livestream on YouTube and Facebook. Early next week you can download the bulletin from our website; the service begins and ends in silence.

Easter Vigil 4/3
One of the most interesting nights of the year is the Easter Vigil, when we tell the story of our faith from Creation to Resurrection. This year join five families from GHTC to share in telling the story on Zoom. Come one, come all!

Easter Day 4/4
We’ll re-gather outside in the parking lot behind the church at 10:00 a.m. (the service will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook). Be sure to register so we have an accurate count, and download the QR code to park for free in the VCU deck between Main and Cherry St. We plan to flower the cross, hear eight voices from the choir, and celebrate together! 


Samples from Sunday
This week’s “Samples from Sunday” is the lovely anthem “If Ye Love Me” written by the English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis. The vocal quartet includes Karine Marshall, Soprano, Abigail Stinnett, Alto, James Taylor, Tenor, and Chase Peak, Bass and is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis. This choral work was featured in the online worship service on March 21. Thanks to the quartet for sharing their musical gifts with us. Be sure to subscribe to the GHTC YouTube Music Channel to be notified of new videos. We now have 100 videos posted!

Prayers for Healing - Live Every Friday
In this time of COVID we have transitioned to livestreaming the Prayers for Healing as part of our Red Door Ministry. You can tune in via Facebook at 2:00 p.m. to watch Mother Kim every Friday.