You can tune in to our live-streamed services on YouTube & Facebook!
Join us for our Good Friday service at noon on Friday, April 2 and for our 8:00 a.m. Easter service on Sunday, April 4.

Be sure to download your bulletin before every live-streamed service! Our Good Friday bulletin is available now. Our Easter bulletin will become available later this week.
Upcoming Events

3/31 | Cooking with Clergy: Food and Feasts of Jesus @ 6:00 p.m.
3/31 | Compline @ 8:00 p.m.

4/1 | Maundy Thursday Agape Meal via Zoom @ 6:00 p.m.
4/1 | Live-streamed Stripping of the Altar @ 8:00 p.m.
4/2 | Live-streamed Good Friday Service @ noon
4/2 | Prayers for Healing @ 2:00 p.m.
4/3 | Easter Vigil via Zoom @ 7:30 p.m.
4/4 | In-person Easter Service in Monroe Park @ 7:00 a.m.
4/4 | Live-streamed Easter Service @ 8:00 a.m. (no congregational attendance)
4/4 | In-person Easter Service in the church @ 10:00 a.m.
4/4 | Faith and the Arts Group @ 4:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday

Great news…we CAN have in-person services inside our beautiful church building! We look forward to seeing you on Easter.
 
In response, Grace and Holy Trinity will offer three services on Easter Sunday:
  • 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service in Monroe Park (rain or shine) without music. This service will NOT be live-streamed. You must sign-up to attend.
  • 8:00 a.m. live-streamed ONLY (no congregation present) from inside the church with choral voices and organ.
  • 10:00 a.m. with congregation from inside the church with music. This service will NOT be live-streamed.
 
Since this is our first re-gathering, please realize the church will look and feel different. Social distancing is required at all times (at least six feet between people not living in the same household), masks will be worn by everyone age 2 and older, and there will be no congregational singing. Our hymnals and Prayer Books are not in the pews.
 
Arrival. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you have plenty of time to check in. You can park in the VCU deck free of charge, the parking lot behind the church, or on the street (Main, Laurel, Cherry, or Cathedral).
 
There will be two entry points:

  1. On Laurel Street at the parish hall and office door
  2. At the rear of the church in the parking lot off Cherry St.

NOTE that the main church doors will be closed for entry.
Before you enter, are you wearing a mask? If you feel ill, do not come to church.
 
The 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service outside in Monroe Park will be about a half hour in length; you may bring your own comfortable stadium chair or stand. Masks are available if you forget yours; everyone is mandated to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth to avoid the spread of coronavirus. A printed bulletin will be provided. You must sign-up to attend.
 
The 8:00 a.m. online only Worship Service will not have a congregation present in the church so we can accommodate more choral voices. This service will be live-streamed for those who are unable to join us in person. A digital bulletin will become available later this week. Be sure to download it before worship on Sunday.
 
The 10:00 a.m. in-person Worship Service is in the church. You MUST sign-up to attend or be added to a wait list. The doors to the parish hall/office on Laurel Street and the rear door off the parking lot will open 15 minutes before the service so you will have time to check-in, pray, and hear beautiful organ music. The service will last approximately 50 minutes and will not be live-streamed. Physical distancing protocols limit attendance; immediate households will be seated together. Printed bulletins will be provided. We have reached our seating capacity for this service. To be placed on a waiting list, sign up here. If you reserved a seat last week and no longer want to attend, please email us as soon as possible so we can open up spots for other people.
 
Meet the Rector. After the 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services, you can meet Rev. Duane Nettles in Monroe Park to introduce yourself and say hello since this is the first time we can gather together in-person.
 
What about children? Children will be seated with their families as there is no nursery at this time. There will be coloring sheets, flowering of the cross, and ways for children to participate in the 10:00 a.m. service.
 
What about Holy Communion? Communion will not be provided at our Easter service. We will gather a few times in person before we introduce communion into our service. Please be patient as this all takes time to work out the details and make plans with the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic.
 
Sanitation. Between services, the church will be cleaned and sanitized. Although the restrooms will be open, social distancing requires minimal visitors. There will be no coffee, tea, water or beverages available; ushers will guide you to your pew and escort groups out at the end of the worship service.
 
Signage will help guide you through these new processes, and staff will be available. Everyone is excited to be re-gathering at last!
 
Thank you for your patience as we enter this restricted phase of worship. We are so thankful these regulations changed before Easter—what a wonderful celebration!

Holy Week

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. The service begins and ends in silence. Be sure to download the bulletin!

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!
Virtual Stations of the Cross
Take a pilgrimage with Jesus through the final hours of before his crucifixion. The Stations of the Cross are an ancient practice particularly appropriate for Lent, and this arrangement is a digital adaptation of the same way we have done Stations in person. You can join in with Aaron as he leads this spiritual journey on the parish YouTube page.

Musicians Needed

Pre-service Music
There will be special pre-service organ music before the Easter Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and at 9:45 a.m. We are looking for vocalists and instrumentalists to provide pre-service music before the Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship services from April 11-May 23. Please contact Beth Melcher Davis if you are interested in sharing your musical gifts with us!