This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats...[continue reading]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, November 22 at ghtc.org via YouTube.
Clarification about the Governor's Order
While the Governor's new restriction of 25 people gathering, indoors or outdoors, excludes churches, our Bishop has directed us to respect that limit. Her concern is that the exclusion does not represent the safest practice for protecting people from the spread of infection. Church gatherings, weddings, and funerals have been consistently recognized as significant vectors of recorded outbreaks. As Christ's disciples we, the Church, must be diligent in protecting all of the people whose lives we touch.
Coffee Hour Continues this Sunday
We hope to see you this Sunday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. for our next every other week coffee hour! The first 15 minutes are for fellowship, then 45 minutes of discussion. This Sunday we will talk about ways to give our Thanksgiving celebrations at home more intentionally religious components. That will be followed by a brief review of the actions taken at Diocesan Convention on November 14.

On December 6 Kim will lead a discussion about the Revolutionary Love Project. On December 20 meet the cast of this year's Christmas pageant and share stories of pageants past. We encourage the cast to attend in costume that Sunday!

Click this Zoom link for access.
Special Music for Christ the King Sunday November 22
Victoria Williams, soprano, and Hope Armstrong Erb, pianist, will present Hall Johnson’s arrangement of “Ride On, King Jesus!” for this Sunday’s online worship service. Thank you to Victoria and Hope for sharing their musical gifts with us!
Vestry Nominations Due by November 30
Nominations are open for candidates for election to the Vestry class which will serve from February 2021 through January 2024. If you or someone you know would like to serve on the Vestry, please submit your recommendation to a Vestry member or Thomas Ewers. Before submitting a nomination, please consult the Vestry requirements and information online. Submit all nominations by November 30. If you have any questions you can reach out to a member of the Vestry, Bill, Kim or Thomas Ewers.
Your Gift Matters
During the last nine months, worship services at Grace and Holy Trinity have continued on YouTube. How? Your financial support makes it possible! Be sure to complete a pledge card online for 2021 and consider funding your gifts through appreciated securities. These transactions take a little more time than traditional gifts by check or credit card, so check out this resource with brokerage account information. If you are unable to meet your pledge for 2020, please let us know--it's been a most unusual year! Contact Judy Bowman or Barb Dodd with questions.
New Race at Grace Materials
It may be difficult to talk about, but issues of racial justice may be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner. Perhaps you just have questions. For more information on racism and racial relations check out our Race at Grace page for resources recommended by community members at GHTC. Interested in joining the next Sacred Ground Circle? Be sure to contact Mother Kim by email or phone
Next Steps Committee
Your Vestry is constituting a committee to look at the next steps for us as a parish to respond to the important issues of racial equity and justice. In order to tap into your wisdom and commitment, the Vestry is seeking parishioner volunteers to be a part of this committee. If you are interested, or just want to know more, please contact Thomas Ewers or Barbara Derry
Advent Activities
Want to participate in advent wreath making or our annual pageant? This year we're going digital! Wreath making is happening on November 29. Sign-up here to get your wreath kit (sign-ups close November 22). Click here to sign up for our Christmas pageant (sign-ups closing November 27). If you have questions about at-home wreath making let Aaron Davis know, and questions about the pageant can go to him or to our pageant director, Nick Sollog.
Pastoral Care Needs
If you wish to be contacted by either The Rev. Bill Queen or The Rev. Kim Reinholz, please reach out by phone or email. We want to lift you up in prayer yet we respect your privacy. You can always leave a message at 804.359.5628 ext. 17 for the priest on call. If you want to learn more about pastoral care in relation to mental health, check out this resource online. God loves YOU!
Christmas Ministry Gifts (COVID Edition) 
Our partnership with Dumbarton Elementary School is continuing this Advent season. If you are interested you can contact Nancy Smith to sponsor a child. If you have sponsored in the past we will reach out via email to you in the next week. Details about the drive will be shared when you sign up to sponsor a child. Everything will be contactless. Gifts will be picked up between Dec. 12-16 to be delivered on Dec. 18 to the families. Even if you have not sponsored a child before, this fun activity can help get you in the Christmas spirit of giving! 
Donations for Red Door Ministry
Donations are currently suspended for the clothing closet. Many thanks to Peter Knecht and Roland Boone who have been working to be the coordinators for parish drop-offs and community donations. We will advise when it is safe to once again make donations. If you would like to contribute financially to the Red Door Ministry you can do so here.
Welcome, Grandchildren!
We have two new births to celebrate in our church family...Barbara and Bill Derry welcomed their granddaughter Anne Barrette Innes on November 4. Donna and Francis Campbell welcomed their grandson Finn Clayton Thompson on November 16. Parents and babies are doing well. Thanks be to God for the blessings of this life!

Pictured here is Finn with his dad!
Staying in Touch
Over the past few months we have continued to stay in touch with our church family. If you’d like to join one of these fellowship groups, please contact the leader listed below or click here to learn more.

  • Donna Campbell's group will include a weekly devotion and informal conversation with a focus on the positive. You can reach Donna at 804-389-0477.
  • Chase Peak will be facilitating a six week faith-based personality study featuring I Said This, You Heard That conversation resources.
  • Kathleen Thomas will explore Christian themes in art, music, poetry, and literature.