Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, February 14
at or via YouTube.
Pick up Ashes on Feb. 14 + Drive-By “Meet and Greet”
Snow and inclement weather forced the cancellation of the last two Sundays so we are praying the roads are clear this Sunday on February 14! The Rev. Duane Nettles and The Rev. Kim Reinholz will be in front of the church from noon to 2:00 p.m. to hand out ashes for Ash Wednesday next week. Please enter onto Cherry Street, turn right on to South Cathedral Place, then turn right onto North Laurel Street where you will arrive at the front of the church. Face masks are required.
Love is the Way: Christian Formation at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday Feb. 14
Join us on Sunday to discuss Presiding Bishop Curry’s latest book Love is the Way on Valentine’s Day. It's part memoir, part history, and all about love in action. Join us at 9:00 a.m. on 2/14 on Zoom.
Winter Wellness Check-in on Wed. Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Today you can log into Zoom at 1:00 p.m. for a winter wellness check-in with Mother Kim Reinholz. The passcode is Wellness and the meeting ID is 722 6212 8056
Annual Meeting via Zoom on Sun. Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m.
This year the church’s annual meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Mark your calendar for Sun. Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m. We will vote for Vestry members using email coupled with a secure online platform called Election Runner. Look for details to arrive in your mailbox Feb.10-13. If you have not received a package by Feb. 16, be sure to contact the church at 804.359.5628 so staff can drop the materials by your home or office.
Mark Your Calendar: Small Groups via Zoom
You can still connect with church friends in a small group by joining one of these upcoming Zoom sessions:
February 17 is Ash Wednesday
We invite you into a Holy Lent by participating in an online worship at a time that is convenient to you. A service will be posted on the church website by 8:00 a.m. on Ash Wednesday. You are welcome to receive palm ashes from the church on Sunday, February 14 or you can use ashes from home. Also, beginning the Wednesday after (Feb. 24), Morning Prayer will be offered at 8:00 a.m. and Compline at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent. There will be time for music, silence, and common prayer in one half-hour of your day. If you are interested in hosting Morning Prayer or Compline on Zoom please contact a member of the clergy.
Buy your copy of Food and Feasts of Jesus today so you can be ready for our Wednesday evening Lenten program (see Cooking with Clergy below). If you need help purchasing the book, contact Mother Kim; scholarships are available.
Samples from Sunday
This week’s selection is “Deep River” arranged by Harry T. Burleigh and performed by Chase Peak, Bass, and Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Pianist. This lovely solo was a musical offering in our online worship service on February 7. We are featuring African-American music, such as spirituals and gospel music, in our February online worship services to celebrate Black History month. Be sure to subscribe to the GHTC Music Channel on YouTube to be notified of new videos as they are posted!
Cooking with Clergy: Food and Feasts of Jesus
Beginning on Wednesday Feb. 24 we will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a time of food, fellowship and formation via Zoom. Each week, we will share a recipe for a first century meal from the book Food and Feasts of Jesus, and gather to discuss the scripture or scriptures which inspired the recreation of the recipe. You can make the meal on your own during the week or make it on the day of the gathering to share your experience during our time together. We will end our mealtime by joining in Compline at 8:00 p.m.
Lent Madness Begins Feb. 18, Pick Your Winner Now for a Chance at a Prize
The 2021 saintly smackdown kicks off on Feb 18, so be sure to fill out your bracket by Feb. 17 and register your pick for the winner. If you pick the halo winner correctly you win a free mug with the winning saint on it (as well as ultimate bragging rights for the next year). Lent Madness is a great chance to engage in some friendly competition with Episcopalians across the country and learn a little about the Church’s saints too. Questions about participating? Just ask Aaron Davis.
Bible Study via Zoom on Wednesdays during Lent
We will continue to offer a Bible Study as a spiritual practice during Lent. The group will be studying selected psalms, and will meet by zoom Wednesday evenings starting February 24 and ending on March 24--the week before Holy Week. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Mary Ann Blankenship or Beth McClelland.
Quick reminder: you can tune into YouTube to see last week's sermon; they are posted every week by Tuesday evening. If you subscribe to the GHTC YouTube channel you will automatically be notified when new videos are posted. Last week's sermon by The Rev. Kim Reinholz is available at this link.
Text to Give via your smartphone
Want to quickly make a donation to Grace and Holy Trinity Church? Just text the word Giving to 804.509.1428 and you’ll receive a secure link to the ShelbyGiving system. You can scan your credit card with your phone's camera...try it out!