This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 24:13-35
Now on that same day two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem....[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, April 26.
Digital Offerings
We hope you will join us for worship this Sunday, April 26! Didn't catch the worship service on April 19? You can watch any of them here . Don't forget to check out our YouTube and Facebook pages for daily encouragement as well as past and upcoming worship services. You can also find these videos on the front page of our website .
This week’s worship will include The Great Litany
This ancient prayer practice is especially appropriate in a time of calamity and crisis to focus our attention on God and our relationship with the Divine.  Learn more specifics about The Great Litany click here
Discernment Update: Shhhh!
Soon the Vestry of GHTC and the Diocese will approve the parish profile, which was completed this week by the Discernment Committee. Learn more here .
Health Care Workers
Please let us know if, as a health care professional, you would like us to include you in our public or private prayer list. The Sunday Prayers of the People names everyone on our public prayer list. The private prayer list is only shared with our small prayer team, who pray daily for everyone on that list, and keep the names strictly confidential. 
Virtual Altar Flowers
We miss not having altar flowers to send home to parishioners! In lieu of that we will begin adding virtual flowers photos to our online worship services starting this Sunday to recognize birthdays and special thank-you's. If you have a photo of flowers you would like to share please send them to  Shelby Scattergood . We encourage anyone who has not shared their birthday with us to please do so.

Let’s Hear Your Questions, Answers in Worship
Did you catch the call for questions in Aaron’s children’s homily last Sunday? Starting with this week’s worship service we will be answering a question from one GHTC parishioner each week so we can learn from each other and better grow in faith together. We especially encourage our Middle School and High School students to take advantage of this, as we want to include you in our weekly worship time together! Whether it’s a question about something in the Bible, the liturgy, or anything else just send a video or note with your question to Aaron Davis and either he, Kim, or Bill will answer it in worship.
This Week for Children, Youth, and Families: Fun Freebies and Live Comedy
As we move through Eastertide in these strange times Church Publishing (the publishing house of The Episcopal Church) has made a number of children’s books, meditation/prayer resources, and coloring books available for free to all of us. Be sure to give them a look and download as many as you want . Or, if you would like some laughs and competition, check out Richmond’s own ComedySportz and their interactive improv shows. Their Artistic Director (and occasional ref) serves in youth ministry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and would love to have your family join in the next online match April 25, or a future one, for some clean comedy battling right from your home. 
Calling all Acolytes and Crucifers
If you or a family member would like to participate in worship take a photo of yourself or a family member carrying a cross or lighting candles in your home. Send photos of your digital offering to Shelby Scattergood to include in the slides for the upcoming worship offerings.
Online Bible Study Continues
Mary Ann Blankenship and David Lewis are facilitating the Good Book Club's study of Matthew's Gospel. Find out more about the Good Book Club  here . The group meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., via Zoom, and runs until the end of the Easter Season on May 31st. It is not too late to join, but space is limited. Contact  Mary Ann if you are interested in this Bible study group.
Daily Encouragement Continues Through April 30
Our viewership for Daily Encouragement videos has dropped substantially. After this month we will move to a less than daily schedule. Send Kim and Bill your ideas on what has been, or what would be, most helpful to you as we rethink our offerings.
ECM Project Pivots
You may remember that Campus Ministry was planning to make 100 pillowcases for pediatric patients this semester.  With COVID-19, our work was halted.  This week 2 VCU students are picking up campus ministry’s sewing machines to make masks for Red Door Ministry guests instead.  We have a total of 4 sewing machines that we are interested in lending out to folks who want to make masks at this time.  We acknowledge that there is a continued need for masks to be made for healthcare workers as well and thank those who are making masks across the board.
Soap and Hand Sanitizer
If you have been cleaning out and organizing and you have come across a long-forgotten collection of hotel soaps etc. please let Mother Kim know how she can arrange a “porch pick up” of these items.  While our clothing closet is closed we would like to continue to provide soap and hand sanitizer to our Red Door Guests to help slow the spread of COVID-19.   
Scholarships Available for Student Tuition
Grace and Holy Trinity Church Endowment Fund makes funds available each year, based on need, for tuition assistance for members of our church.  Barbara Derry chairs the Scholarship Committee. Her phone number is 740-2938, and her mailing address is 8900 Norwick Rd., Richmond, VA 23229. Interested families are encouraged to be in touch.
Happy Helpers Ready to Assist
Although we have lots of resilient people at Grace and Holy Trinity, you can call on some younger parishioners to help you during the pandemic. This informal team will pick up a prescription, swing by the grocery store, and can even help out with yard tasks such as mowing the grass. Contact David Lewis to learn more.
Plastic Sleeping Mat Guide
If you are interested in working on an “Earth Day” friendly project during your quarantine time- you can watch this video from Mother Kim and learn how to make these mats.
Thank you to the parishioners who volunteered at Red Door (Roadside) Ministry in March and April
Wendy Smailes, Shelli Lord-Pawson, Beth McClelland, Kathy Wommack, and Robin Telfian.