This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 5:13-20
Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
Invite a Friend this Sat. Feb. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Beautiful music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt will be performed by pianist Richard Becker at a piano concert this Saturday in the Parish Hall. A meet-and-greet reception will follow. You can help spread the word through sharing our
Facebook post . Childcare (preK and below) will be provided. Contact Beth Davis at 804.359.5628 ext. 18 for more details.

Discernment Committee Survey Closes Feb. 7
If you have completed the survey, thank you! If you haven’t, please take time today . We’re down to the last few days…the survey closes Friday, February 7. Although more than 200 people have completed the survey, the committee wants to hear from ALL parishioners.
Some have indicated you have more to say than you put in the survey. We’re listening and we want to hear what you think. Connect with any of the Discernment Committee members, OR send a confidential email to Discernment@ghtc.org
Photos This Sunday Feb. 9 from 8:30-11:15 a.m.
Our volunteer photographer, former senior warden Andrew Peacock, will be set up in the parish hall to snap YOUR photo this Sunday! Since we are trying to ensure there are current photos in the church’s online directory, please take a couple of minutes for a digital headshot. You’ll receive a free high resolution digital image you can print for your own use, too. Remember, our new Rector will need to learn people’s names quickly and images are helpful for all of us since we have three services each Sunday.

New Vestry Members Elected at Annual Meeting
If you were unable to attend, Grace and Holy Trinity had its annual meeting last Sunday; the booklet (including the report from the Discernment Committee) is online at this link . You can also listen to an audio recording (or read) remarks by the Rev. Bill Queen . Welcome to the five new Vestry members who were elected: Carl Blackwell, Bev Eggleston, Martin Erb, Jodie Pully and Kathleen Thomas.

This Sunday is Camp Sunday
On Feb. 9 we are celebrating Shrine Mont Camps as well as all Episcopal Camps and retreat centers. Was or is camp part of your formation? Come and share your story posting photos of yourself at Shrine Mont on social media and tag #smcsunday (Shrine Mont Camp Sunday).  
Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum features Brian Blount
You'll want to hear Union Presbyterian Seminary’s President and Professor of New Testament Studies, the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount, at this week's Adult Forum. Dr. Blount will discuss the Book of Revelation as a call to witness. With a Ph.D. from Emory University, 15 years on the faculty of Princeton Theological Seminary, and six years as pastor of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, please mark your calendar to attend the Adult Forum and hear Dr. Blount!

The Good Book Club continues at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 9
Remember we are reading the Gospel of John prior to Lent; discussion resumes this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. Email Mary Ann Blankenship for details.

Music Fellowship for all on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Parish Hall!
While the weather outside is frightful…..families, children of all ages and friends are invited to attend “The Land of Music” organized by Nick Sollog, Aaron Davis, Abbey Stinnett and Julia Terhune on Saturday February 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. This an indoor version of “play groups” with a chance to incorporate music into our children’s hearts and minds. Please check the Facebook event or check your email from Aaron Davis or Abigail Stinnett for an RSVP link so we know how many future musicians will attend Any questions? Contact Julia Terhune or Nick Sollog.

Save the Date: Adult Forums on Feb. 16 & 23
The Rev. Bill Queen will lead the Adult Forum on Sunday, Feb. 16 on the topic “What Do I Do, or Not Do, for Lent?”   On Sunday, Feb. 23, be sure to attend the Adult Forum to hear from the Discernment Committee to share updates on their progress and insights from the survey. The Forum will be held in the Parish Hall on Feb. 23 to accommodate everyone.
Children’s Chapel Continues at 8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
If you are the parent of a preK-grade 3 child, be sure to contact Aaron Davis about participating in the Children's Chapel. Kids gather together each week to pray, read scripture, and sing and hear a Bible lesson in the chapel at the rear of the church. Volunteers are needed at 11:00 a.m. to help keep things running smoothly--no prep work required, just attend!

SeRVAnt lunch every Wednesday at noon
Mother Kim hosts students from VCU through the Episcopal Campus Ministry every week in Room 9. On February 12, the group will make Valentines for Folx; on Feb. 19 there will be mat making as the activity. Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26 so there will be no SeRVAnt lunch that day.
Foyer Dinner on Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to meet new people at church? Come to a foyer dinner! This month’s gathering will occur at the home of Brick Smith and Debbie Whittle, who live near the church in Jackson Ward. Our hosts are providing beef and chicken; bring your favorite side. To reserve your spot, contact Lu Treadwell at 804.350.8663.

Parking Volunteers Needed
It’s quick, it’s easy, and most of us even have fun! And it makes a significant difference (nearly $22,000 in 2019!). If you have 90 minutes to help at any of the times listed, please contact the “captain” managing that time slot:
 
Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:45 p.m. for Campus Ministry - nrtrego@comcast.net
Sunday, Feb. 9 at 5:15 p.m. for Red Door - Leslie Winn
Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:45 p.m. for CirclesRVA - kblalock@circlesrva.org
Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:15 p.m. for Campus Ministry - nrtrego@comcast.net
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for Red Door - esfeatherstone1@verizon.net
Saturday, March 7 at 5:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall - nrtrego@comcast.net
Sunday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall - nrtrego@comcast.net
Acts of Faith + Capitol Opera feature GHTC Choir Members
If you enjoy theater and music, be sure to check out the Acts of Faith series at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sat. Feb. 22. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m. Our own Chase Peak will be featured in the performances. Additionally, the Marriage of Figaro (presented by Capitol Opera Richmond) is being directed by GHTC member James Taylor and features Karine Marshall and Hope Armstrong Erb from our adult choir.