Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, February 21
at ghtc.org or via YouTube.
Have you Registered for the Annual Meeting?
To facilitate our first annual meeting via Zoom, please take a moment to pre-register. Why? So your email can be loaded into our secure online voting platform, Election Runner.

If you wait until Sunday to register you might miss our test vote at the beginning of the meeting. Pre-registering is easy...just click on this form, complete your email and cell phone number, and answer one quick question. Then when you go to log into the Zoom meeting this Sunday, February 21, you'll be ready to hear our speakers and see your church friends.

Remember the annual meeting will follow Robert's Rules of Order (just like our regular in-person meeting) so please help the staff by taking a moment to pre-register. You can also listen to the meeting on your telephone via Zoom by dialing +1 301 715 8592 and use Meeting ID 823 3488 4413 and Passcode 207 667 when prompted. You can then cast your vote by calling into the church during the voting period.

If you need help with Zoom via a trial run, contact Shelby Scattergood at 804.359.5628 ext. 10 by Friday Feb. 19. Yes, this will be different...but we have faith in YOU!
Attend the Annual Meeting: Sun. Feb. 21 at 11:00 a.m.
You can log into our Zoom annual meeting by 10:50 a.m.; here’s the link (and the passcode is 207667). To help facilitate the flow of an online meeting we are asking for questions at the end of the meeting, so feel free to log out if you are not interested in the Q&A portion of the meeting.

If you don't know how to join zoom from a computer, smartphone, or tablet, you can dial in using any phone. Dial +1 301 715 8592 and use Meeting ID 823 3488 4413 and Passcode 207 667 when prompted.

You can review the annual meeting booklet here and the agenda here plus learn about the other instructions here.
Ashes at Home
Today is Ash Wednesday and contactless pick up of ashes is available at the church from 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. They will be located at the front entry on Laurel St. Remember our service is online at the church’s YouTube channel and also on the home page of the website. Tips from the Diocese on the imposition of ashes may be found at this link.
Highlights from Sunday
Sun. Feb. 14 service features Bishop Susan Goff delivering the sermon and Jodie Pully giving an update from the Vestry (her update starts at 47:56). Be sure to catch up before the annual meeting this Sunday! Remember, you can subscribe to the GHTC YouTube channel and you will automatically be notified whenever a new video is posted. Just click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the right when you’re watching our services on YouTube.
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(s) 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. On Feb. 24 we'll be making Mediterranean grain bread!
Lent Madness Begins Tomorrow Pick Your Winner Now for a Chance at a Prize!
The 2021 saintly smackdown kicks off tomorrow, Feb. 18, so be sure to fill out your bracket by the end of the day today 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.
Winter Wellness: You Are Never Alone When You Feel Love
This week we honor the connection with ourselves and those dear. Looking at "Connection Meditation", a video by Peg Baim, and "The Relaxation Response", a relaxation technique developed by Dr. Herbert Benson, we learn about meditation and the healing properties that it can bring to our bodies. To read more about this, and to see Estelle Brodeur's personal meditation journey, click here.
Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Update is Live
The monthly Children, Youth, and Family Ministries update for February is now live. You can view the update here, and if you don't recieve the update in your inbox but would like to you can get added to the email list here.
Samples from Sunday
This week’s “Samples from Sunday” is the spiritual “Great Day” which is #5 in our hymnal supplement Lift Every Voice and Sing II. The spiritual was sung by Abigail Stinnett and Chase Peak and accompanied by Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, pianist, for our online worship service on February 14. We are featuring African-American music, such as spirituals and gospel music, in our February online worship services to celebrate Black History Month. Thanks to Abigail and Chase for sharing their musical gifts with us! Be sure to subscribe to the GHTC Music Channel on YouTube to be notified of new videos when they are posted.
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 24the week before Holy Week. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Mary Ann Blankenship or Beth McClelland.
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!