This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 17:1-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
This Sunday: Survey Results at 10:00 a.m.
Mark your calendar to attend the Adult Forum and hear a report from the Discernment Committee. It’s this Sunday Feb. 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Questions or comments? Contact the committee (confidentially) at  or speak to a Discernment Committee member: Pem Hall (Chair), Julie Joyce, Alison Martin, Meredith McGuire, Marshall Morton, Nick Sollog, Kim Vullo, Fielding Williams, Harold Williams.

February Foyer Dinner this Sunday Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to meet new people at church? Please join us at the Jackson Ward home of Brick Smith and Debbie Whittle. Our hosts are providing beef and chicken; bring your favorite side. To reserve your spot, contact Lu Treadwell at 804.350.8663 so we can plan for the right number of guests!
The Way of Love Lenten Series
It’s a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. This series will run for five Sundays, March 1 through March 29, in the Adult Forum room at 10:00 am, and for five Wednesdays evenings, March 4 through April 1. Watch this space for details about Wednesday evening times and the opportunity to sign up t o assist with providing soups, salads, and breads for each evening. You’ll need to attend both the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening sessions to participate in the entire series. Kim and Bill will be sharing in the leadership of the series. Mark your calendar to attend on Sunday morning, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. for the introduction to the Jesus movement.
On Local Television this Friday
GHTC's own James Taylor, and mezzo Hannah Magnelli (James' student) will be on Virginia This Morning on Friday, February 21 during the 9AM hour to discuss the upcoming Capitol Opera Richmond production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Hannah will also sing Voi che sapete from the opera with their pianist Kristy Garber.

All-Parish Bingo Night Reschedule 
Due to scheduling conflicts the All Parish Bingo Night that had been planned for Feb. 23 before Mardi Gras is being rescheduled. The new date/time is TBD right now but details are forthcoming so be on the lookout.

Three Ash Wednesday Services on February 26
Be sure to come by the church for imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist at 7:00 a.m., noon, or 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday. Childcare (through preK) will be offered at the 7:00 p.m. service, and you can also hear the choir at the evening service. The labyrinth will be set up in the Parish Hall on Ash Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. as you begin your lenten journey.
New Nametags
If you need a new nametag, please contact Shelby Scattergood or complete the form near the nametag board between the parking lot door and the Parish Hall. If you have already requested a name tag, check the top rack of the nametags or see the NEW sign, because she has replaced several already—we want to be able to recognize each other at every service!

Make Money and Have Fun by Parking Cars for Altria Theater Shows
It’s quick, it’s easy, and most of us even have fun! And it makes a significant difference (nearly $22,000 in 2019!). If you have 90 minutes to help at any of the times listed, please contact the “captain” managing that time slot:
Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:15 p.m. for Campus Ministry -
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for Red Door -
Saturday, March 7 at 5:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
Sunday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
House Blessings Available
If you have moved/downsized/upgraded your living accommodations in the last year you have one more week for an Epiphany season house blessing! Mother Kim would be happy to come to your new abode and bless the new home that you are establishing. If you’d like to learn more about this practice watch the short video

Caring Compassionate Congregation
Do you call your pew-mate when they don’t show up for worship? Do you send your church siblings birthday cards? Did you know that just by being kind to one another you are participating in pastoral care ? Mother Kim is working on reorganizing our pastoral care teams so that we can respond to our community needs quickly and appropriately. She knows there are many of you who are doing these kinds of things and helping one another in joy and sorrow. If you are part of a caring ministry and didn’t get an email from Mother Kim recently, reach out to be added to that list. Keep your eyes and heart open for opportunities to be the caring compassionate congregation we are called to be in 2020 and beyond.  
Acts of Faith + Capitol Opera feature GHTC Choir Members
If you enjoy theater and music, be sure to check out the Acts of Faith series at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sat. Feb. 22. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m. Our own Chase Peak will be featured in the performances. Additionally, the Marriage of Figaro (presented by Capitol Opera Richmond) is being directed by GHTC member James Taylor and features Karine Marshall from our adult choir.

Amy Julia Becker, Writer/Teacher/Author, at St. Mary s Goochland
From Feb.21-23, St. Mary’s Goochland is hosting Amy Julia Becker, the author of White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege . You can learn more online at