This Sunday’s Gospel • John 1:43-51
Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him...[continue reading]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, January 17 at ghtc.org via YouTube.
Avoid Phishing Emails
Remember, clergy members or staff members will not reach out by email and ask you to do them a favor such as buying gift cards. Valid emails from the church always have an email address ending in @ghtc.org so be sure to look closely. The valid email address of our new rector, The Rev. Duane Nettles, is dnettles@ghtc.org. When in doubt, please call the church.
Meet Our New Rector
The Rev. Duane Nettles sat down for a 20-minute chat with parishioner Suzanne Williams; learn about his background, plans and ideas for Grace and Holy Trinity Church in this video
Join Us Online This Sunday
Although we are not yet worshipping in the building, join our new Rector The Rev. Duane Nettles as he celebrates during our online Sunday service. Having trouble seeing the service? Subscribe to the church YouTube channel to be notified of new videos as they are made available. We’re almost at 100 subscribers and you can help us reach that milestone by clicking the red SUBSCRIBE button on the right hand side of the YouTube webpage. 
Hurry! Voice Your Opinion
Have you responded to our new Rector’s survey about worship? It has five questions and a spot for you to register your hopes and concerns for the new year. The survey closes on Monday, Jan. 18 so please take two or three minutes to respond now. 
Meet the Candidates
Every year your Vestry gains new members as one third of the group completes their service. Here’s a link to this year’s candidates for a three year term on the Vestry. 
Generosity Update
Thank YOU for your gifts! We have received more than $570,000 in annual pledges for 2021...you still have time to join us! Simply click here and complete your secure, confidential commitment. It takes about two minutes. Questions? Contact Judy Bowman at 804.359.5628 ext. 14.
Samples from Sunday
This week we are featuring the beautiful presentation of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” presented by Victoria Williams, soprano, and Hope Armstrong Erb, pianist, for our online worship service on January 10. Check it out along with the other wonderful musical offerings on our GHTC YouTube Music Channel! 

Please note this video was recorded in another church multiple months ago when masking was not required.
Bible Study Continues on Wed. at 7 p.m. via Zoom
There are only a few weeks until Lent begins, so why not join a weekly Bible study? Contact Beth McClelland at 804-304-8823 or MaryAnn Blankenship to join the Psalms study via Zoom each week. 
Mark Your Calendar and join the Book Club!
On the third Monday of each month there’s a discussion group for readers…if you are interested, here are the books:

Upcoming books include: 
  • January 18: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • February 15: The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • March 15: Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Sessions are held by Zoom at 4:30 p.m. Contact Mary Ann Blankenship to receive the Zoom link.
Fun Fact!
Did you know that there are 85 videos posted on our GHTC YouTube Music Channel and that the Adult Choir’s recording of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” has had 8,644 views since it was posted on January 22, 2012? Check out and subscribe to our wonderful GHTC YouTube Music Channel!
Winter Wellness 
This week we met at 1 p.m. for our first Group Check-in. Watch here for next week’s prompt. If you have missed any week you can check back here:
Planning Ahead for Your Family
No one likes to think about planning for the end of life, yet it can be simplified. There are resources available on the Sacraments page of the church website and you can see how simple the process can be through this 13-min. video featuring our own Elaine Quinn and Mother Kim Reinholz. 
Red Door Clothing Closet is Full
Thank you so much for your generosity! If you have clothing or items to donate you can either hang onto them until we are in need again or you can donate them to:
And on Friday, you can join us at 2 p.m. for the brief (outdoor) socially distanced Healing Service. You can join us live at Red Door RVA on Facebook.
Racial Equity
If you’re looking to improve your understanding about racial equity, check out the materials (books, videos and podcasts) on the church’s Race at Grace webpage. We continue to endeavor to respect the dignity of every human being and love one other as Christ loves us, with God’s help. If you would like to add to the conversation or have questions, contact Mother Kim Reinholz.

Additionally, the Vestry seeks parishioners to join a committee exploring the next steps for GHTC as a parish to respond to these issues. If you would like to know more, contact Barbara Derry or Thomas Ewers.
Lend a Hand on Prayer Blankets 
Our own Molly Howle has graciously donated fleece to be made into scarves and blankets for Red Door guests with the intention of them being made into “Tie Blankets.” If you or someone you know would like to work on this project please contact Mo. Kim and she will make sure that you get the fabric that you need through a contactless drop off. No sewing, knitting, or skill other than cutting and being able to tie shoes required.  
Is Your Contact Information Correct?
Landlines are turned off. Jobs change. People move. Have you notified the church office of your correct contact information? You can email staff or call the church at 804.359.5628 to update us, or log into the secure online member center to update your records. You can even upload a photo!