This Sunday’s Gospel • John 14:1-14
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places....[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, May 10.
Worship Services
Did you miss a worship service? You can catch up online .  If you need to contact any member of the church staff or clergy, you can call or email .
From the Bishop - Phased Regathering
The Bishops of Virginia, Washington, and Maryland have outlined what our phased regathering will look like, though as yet we do not have dates associated with the phases. See their explanation and details of their plan via this link .
Prayers for Health Care Workers
Would you like to be included on our public or private prayer list? On Sundays, our worship includes Prayers of the People for those on our public prayer list. The private prayer list is confidential and sent weekly to a small group for those desiring daily prayer. We are including health care workers on our prayer lists, so please contact Shelby Scattergood or the clergy ( Bill and Kim ) to include a health care professional or anyone needing to be added to the prayer lists.
From Children, Youth, and Family Ministries: Virtual Book Fair 5/13-5/20 and Cards for Folks who Live Alone
Starting next Wednesday (5/13) families from GHTC will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual book fair in partnership with Good News! Books. Good News! Offers a variety of age-appropriate and faith-filled books for kids of all ages and their parents through their book fairs which are available online during this time of social-distancing. Be on the lookout for details and GHTC’s participation code shortly. Speaking of social-distancing, this time is hard on everyone but can be particularly difficult for those who live alone. We will be coordinating a pooling of kids’ pictures and notes to share with members of our parish family who live alone, so be thinking about what you might like to draw or write. If you have questions about the virtual book fair or pictures/notes just ask Aaron Davis .
Prayer Project for Parish Family
With everyone longing for greater connection during this time of social distancing, one way we can connect is through prayer. Would you like to pray for a fellow member of the GHTC family? Or would you like to have someone lift you up in prayer?

Between Memorial Day (May 25) and Trinity Sunday (June 7) you would be assigned a parishioner to keep in your daily prayers. By submitting your name you will receive the name of a person to pray for and your name can be given to another member of the prayer project. Contact Nancy Trego by May 17 to add your name or call 804-306-9204.
Graduating from High School or College?
We'd like to recognize all of our graduating seniors during the worship service on June 7th. If you're a graduate  let us know !
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.
Participating in Online Worship - And a Special Opportunity for Pentecost
You can light candles, carry a cross, submit flower photos, or maybe even become a reader. Interested? Also, for Pentecost Sunday, May 31, we will try to relive the experience of the disciples as they heard each other witnessing in other languages. Record an audio or video of you saying this phrase "All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages" (Acts 2:4) in a foreign language or in sign language. Send your photo, audio, or video files to  Shelby Scattergood , or contact her to learn more.
Red Door Roadside Continues
During recent restrictions and recommendations on social distancing, our Red Door Ministry has evolved. Thanks to a minimal number of volunteers (to keep our gatherings small) each Friday we serve meals to go at stations outside the church. Volunteers can help prepare sandwiches from 10am-noon OR hand out bagged lunches from noon-2pm on Fridays. On Saturdays, our sexton Roland Boone has been handing out any left over lunches to neighbors who need breakfast. Interested in helping either Friday or Saturday? Contact Mother Kim who can keep you in the loop about how you can help before, during or after our Friday feeding ministry.
Thanks Ad!
Thanks to Ad Lester who made 60 masks for the Red Door Ministry last week! Most of our guests went home with a mask. If they didn’t take one it was because they already had one. Thanks, Ad!
Zoom Hosts Needed
Do you want to connect with your parish family through the free online meeting platform Zoom? The church has an account and we are seeking volunteers to lead some regularly scheduled Zoom sessions, including virtual Sunday morning breakfast/coffee hour. Helping each other stay connected through video platforms requires a smart phone, tablet, or computer, and a willingness to train those who are less tech savvy. Interested? Contact Thomas Ewers or Barb Dodd
CirclesRVA Evolves
In spite of social distancing, CirclesRVA is continuing. Recently there were 45 people dialed in on a Tuesday evening. Successes included one student being named Student of the Week in a college course, the purchase of a car, and improving credit scores. 
Reach Out to Peyton
If you’d like to reach out to Peyton Pawson as he prepares to join the Marine Corps, please contact him via his cell phone at 804-774-6808. Words of encouragement are greatly appreciated as he prepares to go to basic training on May 18. Please keep Peyton and his family in your prayers
Soap and Hand Sanitizer Donations for Red Door
Cleaning out your closets? Small hotel soaps and hand sanitizer are needed to help our Red Door guests slow the spread of COVID-19. Although our clothing closet is currently closed, we can distribute these items with our pick up lunches on Fridays. Please let Mother Kim know how she can arrange a “porch pick up” of these items. 
Making Plastic Sleeping Mats
If you would like to learn how to make sleeping mats from plastic bags, watch this video to learn more.