This Sunday’s Gospel Luke 12:49-56
Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to...”[ continue reading ] . Weekly scriptures are from the Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
GHTC Email Phished
Please be advised that The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz's name has been used in a phishing scam. She has not nor will any other member of GHTC staff solicit parishioners for gift cards or cash over email. All GHTC staff use email addresses which end with @ghtc.org. Do not respond to any other email addresses. If you have any questions or concerns about messages which appear to be from GHTC staff, clergy or vestry members check with the office. Thank you.
Happy Birthday CirclesRVA
Hard to believe that one year ago—on Tuesday, August 14—CirclesRVA kicked off in our Parish Hall. Join Circles Coordinator Kristin Blalock and Allies, Leaders and others at Forest Hill Park on Saturday, August 17 at 00:00 to celebrate the one year anniversary of CirclesRVA.

This Saturday at St. John’s on Church Hill
Join Richmonders for a service of Lament, Reconciliation and Commitment on Saturday Aug. 17 at 5:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church (2401 E. Broad St.). This service has developed in response to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia... invite your friends through the Facebook event link.

Parent Input Needed
Some of our parish parents have expressed interest in getting together semi-regularly along with the children for fellowship. Interested? Please let us know with this very brief survey . Questions and comments can be directed to Aaron Davis at 804-359-5628 ext. 15.
VCU Classes begin Aug. 20; ECM lunches begin Aug. 21
As we welcome returning VCU students, remember we need volunteers to provide lunches for our Wednesday SeRVAnt gathering in Room 9. To participate, contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz. Click on the link to see the planned menus for 5-10 students. If you’re short on time, you can also donate the cost of food and we will purchase items for you. 

Please Remember to Wear Your Nametag
As the church continues to change and grow (and we welcome our new Interim Rector) we need to remember that others may not know you...please take a moment as you enter the building to retrieve (and wear) your nametag. Do you need a new nametag? Contact Barbara Hobson-Simpson in the church office to request one or call 804.359.5628.

Learn more about becoming an Usher or Greeter
A key part of hospitality at GHTC is helping others feel welcomed when they enter the church on Sunday morning for worship services. If you are interested in learning more about the duties of ushers and greeters, contact Todd Pawson or Bill Perkins.
ReVive Training Rescheduled to Aug. 30
Naloxone opioid overdose training will occur on Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Please register by completing the form you can download one here and return it to Rev. Kim . If you registered for the training on July 5 th which was cancelled you do not need to register again, just let Mother Kim know you will be attending. Thank you.  

Like to sing? GHTC Choir Practice Begins Sept. 5
If you are interested in joining a choir, contact Beth Davis...all voices welcome! Joining the choir is a great way to get involved and meet new people at Grace and Holy Trinity. Our Adult Choir practices weekly on Thursday evenings beginning Sept.5; the Amazing Grace Choir and the Youth Choir begin practice on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Call for Christian Ed Donations
As we prepare for the Christian Ed year to start we are in need of Legos for our kids to use in educational play. Any Legos pieces or sets are welcome, and if you do not have any Legos at home but would like to donate please check out our Amazon wish list . Donations can be dropped off to Aaron Davis at the church; he is happy to answer any questions you might have at 804-359-5628 ext. 15. 

Make a Pledge Online
As the summer winds down, take a moment to review your pledge--are you on track? The church's online giving system makes creating (and monitoring) your gifts more convenient. Click on the "Give Now" button at the top of the website to access the secure online Shelby system. This process has been simplified in recent weeks. You can also complete a pledge form online. Need help? Contact Judy Bowman at 804.359.5628 ext. 14 for assistance.