This Sunday’s Gospel • John 20:19-23
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, May 31.
Worship Service for Pentecost
Our worship service for Pentecost will premiere on Facebook this Sunday, May 31 at
11:00 a.m. We hope you can join us!

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 .
This Sunday: Coffee Hour via Zoom
Nick Sollog will host a coffee hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. this Sunday, May 31 via Zoom . This is a great opportunity to see some friends from church virtually. Mark your calendar and email Nick if you'd like to attend. Need to learn more about how to Zoom? Check out these tips and let us know how we can help you connect!
Cyber Scams: Phishing Email
If you receive an email from Bill Queen, Kim Reinholz or other staff members asking you to purchase gift cards, be wary. All emails from the church are sent from ghtc.org whereas fake emails will often use a gmail.com or other account. If you receive an email request that seems suspicious, please contact the church. Do not respond to requests to purchase iTunes or other gift cards for ministry use.
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 !
Update from the Discernment Committee
After receiving Vestry and Diocesan approval, the GHTC Community Ministry Portfolio prepared by our Discernment Committee has been posted to the national Episcopal Church database for review by priests in transition. If you know a candidate who may be interested in applying for the position of rector at GHTC, please direct them to the Diocese of Virginia web site .
This Week from Children, Youth, and Family Ministries: Cards for those who Live Alone
The season of Pentecost we are fast approaching reminds us of how God ties all humanity together as God’s children. As we all work to take better care of one another, children and youth are invited to write notes or drawings to be shared with those members of our parish family who live alone. Just use this template to share your message reminding them that we love them and are thinking of them. All you have to do is send your notes or drawings to Aaron Davis so he can run and send the cards. Please join us in supporting the beloved members of our parish family. 
Youth Meditations  
In June, youth between the ages of 12 and 18 (grades 6-12), parents, and adults who are passionate about working with youth are invited to participate in a digital conversation. This conversation will take place by inviting all participants to submit their own responses to video prompts weekly. A password-protected file will be established in which only the advisory team will have access to your content. Individuals will be invited to respond to a weekly video prompt in the format of your choice: Video, Audio, Photograph, or Word documents. All those who respond to this invitation and the weekly meditations will then be charged to develop a plan to achieve the goals discerned by the advisory team based upon the content submitted. If you would like to be included in this conversation but did not receive an invitation from Aaron Davis , please contact him directly to be added to the participants’ list.  
Pastoral Care or Mental Healthcare?
If you are struggling with your mental, emotional or spiritual well-being, both Bill and Kim are here for you and happy to support you in the way that is most appropriate. Clergy are not therapists or counselors but we can lend an ear and make professional recommendations where they are appropriate. We have developed some resources for the congregation around issues like grief, depression, and anxiety. You are not alone.
Psalm 23 and other Choices: Plan your Memorial Service
It may seem morbid, but in this time of the global pandemic, many of us are thinking of our own mortality. If you are considering what you would want your funeral to be like you can view materials on our website at your leisure. It is helpful if we know what you like, what you expect, and what you don’t expect for your funeral. Don’t assume that your family will know your favorite hymn or that you don’t want “that” reading. Contact the clergy for questions.
Ways to Pray: Prayer Project Ideas 
We have launched our Prayer Project connecting members of our community one to another. Last week we recommended the Penny Prayer, this week what about trying a post-it note? Put a post-it note with your parish prayer partner’s name in a prominent place in your home—the bathroom mirror, your fridge, the back door where you put the dog out. Every time you see the post-it note stop and say a prayer for your person.
Participating in Online Worship
You can light candles, carry a cross, submit flower photos, or maybe even become a reader. Interested?  Send your photo, audio, or video files to  Shelby Scattergood ,  or contact her to learn more.
June 7, Trinity Sunday and Parish Feast Day
We are looking forward to this special day of annual observance when we will recognize our graduates, Kim will preach the children's homily, Paul Evans will preach a teen homily, and we will offer special video messages from some of our Vestry members.
Red Door T-shirt Sale 
The Red Door Ministry at GHTC is a space of healing, hospitality, and wholeness. This year we are holding a T-shirt fundraiser to support our ministry. The shirts are embroidered over your heart with the red door logo. We are selling both adult and youth sizes. To place your order, visit this website . If you have questions regarding the sale, contact Andrew Peacock .   

If you’d like to make a donation directly without purchasing a t-shirt you can do so by writing a check to GHTC with “Red Door Donation” on the memo line or making a donation online.
Volunteering with Red Door Roadside
We are continuing our brown bag lunches at Red Door Ministry every Friday for the foreseeable future. To reduce risk and exposure, we ask that no more than 6-8 people are in the building over the course of the day. To volunteer, please contact our coordinator Isaiah King at 540.476.2325. Volunteers, please certify you are under the age of 65, in good physical health, and haven’t been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. At this point, we are keeping a social distance of 6 feet between volunteers and disinfecting food prep stations individually followed by a complete deep clean afterward by our sexton.