This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 27:11-54
Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”....[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, April 5.
Staying In This Spring
With Governor Northam’s Executive Order on March 30 you may wonder how the church continues to function. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, “the order allows people to travel to work and for volunteering.”
 
Because the Red Door Ministry provides an essential service to low income residents, volunteers are allowed. Feeding the hungry has been part of GHTC for many years and it’s evolving during the coronavirus situation.
 
You can learn more about volunteering for Red Door below. Thank you for helping others through your support of Grace and Holy Trinity Church! 
Online Worship Continues on Palm Sunday
This Sunday, join together virtually through our online worship service. A YouTube video will be online on Palm Sunday so you can worship safely in your home at a time convenient to you. If you missed last week’s service you can see it on our website as well as the Children’s Homily . Be sure to watch and listen this Sunday, April 5 online!

Since no palms will be available, we encourage everyone to have a tree or shrub branch ready for this Sunday's service. Or you may also use a scarf or piece of clothing to have blessed and wave, as people did during Jesus' triumphal entry!
 
If you have not subscribed to the Grace and Holy YouTube channel, check it out and remember you can always find it on the home page of the website. Look for the YouTube play icon at both the top and bottom of the home page .
GHTC Parishioners Make Life-Saving Masks
In ten days, 565 surgical mask covers have been created by local costume professionals.
 
Leslie Winn, who owns The Costume Shop with Ivy Austin, and Marcia Hailey, a costumer at VA Rep, are providing an essential service to VCU Health. Using surgical sheets, the three GHTC parishioners have been cutting and sewing since March 24. [read more]
Thank You Missionary Society
GHTC’s own Beth McClelland dropped off 6300 pairs of gloves and 40 face shields to VCU Health last Friday March 27. These donations help keep valuable supplies flowing to front-line medical professionals who are dealing with coronavirus daily. Thank you!
Red Door Volunteers on Friday, April 3
 The Red Door Roadside Lunch will help feed folks while maintaining social distance. You can watch the video from last week here . Mother Kim is working to keep the number of volunteers low each week. Five people are needed to prepare the to-go meals on the 10:00 a.m.-noon shift. Three people can serve to-go meals and clean up between noon-2:30 p.m. Take a look at your calendar and if you can help on a Friday in April, email Kim Reinholz
Younger Parish Members Pitch In Through Delivery Services
Are you—or folks you know—at a higher risk of complications arising from the coronavirus? Recently, a group called Happy Helpers formed to respond to the needs of our parish and community. Our team will grab groceries, pick up prescriptions, and serve as the can-do pick-up person for those who are worried about going out. Contact  David Lewis   (call 804-994-8293) to learn more if you need some extra help during COVID-19.
Small Business Assistance
With many local businesses struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times, we at Grace and Holy Trinity Church want to help. If you own or work for a local small business please let us know. You can email  Cary Williamson  or call/text at 804-677-5685. We will compile a list so that members of the church can help support our local economy. 

Easter Offering
The Vestry voted to donate this year’s Easter offering to FeedMore. You can give online through your credit or debit card, or contact Judy Bowman if you need help setting up a gift through your bank account.

From Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Even though we are not able to meet in person right now, the staff at Grace & Holy Trinity are grateful to have the opportunity to participate in Christian formation with you each week digitally. Children’s homilies are available each week as a part of our online worship offerings and, in addition to the variety of resources already shared previously , you will be able to find helpful links, activities, and more right here in the eNews each week we are apart. This week we are sharing the new Living Church Podcast from Living Church Magazine (a digital and print magazine focusing on news from The Episcopal Church). On the Living Church Podcast guests ranging from bishops, to educators, to historians, and beyond discuss timely topics like keeping kids’ education on track while their schools are closed and what worship is when we can’t gather together as usual. For questions about anything you see here, requests for things you would like to see in the future, or general comments please reach out to Aaron Davis .

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To reach staff by phone, call the church number 804-359-5628 followed by the staff member's extension. To see a full list of church extensions and emails check our our website .

Lenten Series continues on Facebook
We continue the Way of Love series by sharing resources on the GHTC Facebook page . Check out the post on the topic of Go . Each of those posts gives multiple suggestions and links for daily Bible reading and daily prayer. Please use the comments space to interact; you can ask questions and share your own reactions and experiences.