This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 5:21-37
Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
Music Fellowship for all ages on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Parish Hall!
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 for an RSVP link so we know how many future musicians will attend.

New Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Update Available
Wondering what is going on for parish kids and youth in February? Have a look at this month’s   CYF update   to see what is coming up both within our walls and without. Get details about signing up for PYM for Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8 at Shrine Mont, participating in the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event as a diocesan delegate, getting involved in Sunday School and Children’s Chapel, and more. For any questions about the contents of the update or Children, Youth, and Family Ministries in general, contact  Aaron Davis .

Annual Meeting Materials available online
If you were unable to attend the church's annual meeting on Feb. 2, the booklet 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. 
The Good Book Club continues at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 16
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.

Feb. 16 at 10:00 a.m. | Adult Forum
Join Bill Queen will to discuss and share ideas on “What Do I Do, or Not Do, for Lent?” this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. This gives you time to prepare your Lenten discipline before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The Way of Love Lenten Series
It’s a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. This series will run for five Sundays, March 1 through March 29, in the Adult Forum room at 10:00 am, and for five Wednesdays evenings, March 4 through April 1. Watch this space for details about Wednesday evening times and the opportunity to sign up to assist with providing soups, salads, and breads for each evening. You’ll need to attend both the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening sessions to participate in the entire series. Kim and Bill will be sharing in the leadership of the series.

Come Hear what You Told Us | Survey Results on Feb. 23
When the survey closed on February 7, 239  surveys had been received—thank you! Now, mark your calendar to attend the Adult Forum and hear a report from the Discernment Committee. It’s at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 23 in the Parish Hall. Questions or comments? Contact the committee (confidentially) at  or speak to a Discernment Committee member: Pem Hall (Chair), Julie Joyce, Alison Martin, Meredith McGuire, Marshall Morton, Nick Sollog, Kim Vullo, Fielding Williams, Harold Williams.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Audio
If you were unable to be in church last Sunday be sure to read or listen to the sermon online . The diagram pictured at right is part of the message from Mother Kim .

Make New Friends at the Foyer Dinner on Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to meet new people at church? Please join us at the home of Brick Smith and Debbie Whittle, who live 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 today!

All-Parish Bingo Night Reschedule 
Due to scheduling conflicts the All Parish Bingo Night that had been planned for Feb. 23 before Mardi Gras is being rescheduled. The new date/time is TBD right now but details are forthcoming so be on the lookout.
New Nametags
If you need a new nametag, please contact Shelby Scattergood or complete the form near the nametag board between the parking lot door and the Parish Hall. If you have already requested a name tag, check the top rack of the nametags or see the NEW sign, because she has replaced several already—we want to be able to recognize each other at every service!

Congratulations On the Newest Addition
Simon Clark Trego, a healthy baby boy, arrived on Sunday, February 9. Be sure to congratulate the happy grandma Nancy Trego when you see her! Remember, if you have news to share with the Grace and Holy Trinity family be sure to contact Barb Dodd .

Make Money and Have Fun by Parking Cars for Altria Theater Shows
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. 21 at 6:15 p.m. for Campus Ministry -
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for Red Door -
Saturday, March 7 at 5:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
Sunday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
House Blessings Available
If you have moved/downsized/upgraded your living accommodations in the last year you have another two weeks for an Epiphany season house blessing! Mother Kim would be happy to come to your new abode and bless the new home that you are establishing. If you’d like to learn more about this practice watch the short video

Caring Compassionate Congregation
Do you call your pew-mate when they don’t show up for worship? Do you send your church siblings birthday cards? Did you know that just by being kind to one another you are participating in pastoral care ? Mother Kim is working on reorganizing our pastoral care teams so that we can respond to our community needs quickly and appropriately. She knows there are many of you who are doing these kinds of things and helping one another in joy and sorrow. If you got an email from Mother Kim about pastoral care this week it’s because your name is affiliated with one or more ministry at GHTC which is doing pastoral care. If you are part of a caring ministry and didn’t get an email from her, reach out to be added to that list. Keep your eyes and heart open for opportunities to be the caring compassionate congregation we are called to be in 2020 and beyond.  
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.

Amy Julia Becker, Writer/Teacher/Author, at St. Mary s Goochland
From Feb.21-23, St. Mary’s Goochland is hosting Amy Julia Becker, the author of White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege. You can learn more online at

Church Offices Closed on President’s Day
On Monday, Feb. 17 the church offices will be closed. The office will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m.