This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.  Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, June 28.
Accessing Online Worship Services
Each week the church posts a complete worship service on YouTube , which is accessible both from the home page of the website or any tablet or smartphone. Internet access an issue? Contact church staff so you can be added to a list for weekly sermon mailings. If you subscribe to the GHTC YouTube channel you can automatically receive an update when a new service is available. To stay up-to-date, be sure to like and follow the church on Facebook .
When Will We Regather for Worship?
As churches around the country and those locally of other denominations are regathering for worship, we are continuing to see that church services are one of the largest vectors for the spread of Covid-19. Following our diocesan guidelines, which aim to protect the most vulnerable among us, our region has not yet met the required safety metrics of sustained reduction in infections and deaths, so we do not have a date for regathering for worship or other activities. Staff are only allowed in our building for necessary functions. When it will be possible to regather, strict safety restrictions will result in worship that will not look or feel like what we have been used to. Your staff and Vestry are reviewing the guidelines and are assessing, thoughtfully and prayerfully, how and when it will be safe for us to regather. We will keep you updated.
Gone Phishing
Cyber criminals are busy during the pandemic, so be aware of any emails that look unusual. The Rev. Bill Queen has been spoofed as have other staff members. Church staff will not ask you to spend your money for a ministry. Another clue is the language of the email; for example, Pastor Bill is not a typical form of address for our interim rector. All emails from church staff end in ghtc.org. If you receive a phishing email please do not click on it and call the church at 804.359.5628 to report it.
This Week From Children, Youth, and Family Ministries: Be on the Lookout, Fall Planning Underway
As staff and members of the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries steering committee are planning for Fall 2020, be on the lookout for a short survey asking for your preferences on several options for fall programming. Things will no doubt be different from how they have been in the past, and that means it is crucial that we hear from you about what your family would actually be interested in doing. So keep your eyes open for a short survey getting your thoughts on Christian formation offerings for the fall.
Race at Grace and Holy Trinity
What we know about race in the country and in the church is the topic of Sacred Ground. Our Sacred Ground Circle begins on June 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm, via Zoom. If you’d like more information about this film and book study  click here . If you’d like to join the circle email  Mo Kim  or check out a PDF resource here .
What Does GHTC Mean to You?
During the pandemic our parishioners have been spreading positivity through video updates on our website and YouTube . These short videos are real-life vignettes and help us stay connected. If you are interested in learning more, contact Barb Dodd about your story--and we are happy to include your thoughts in print if you would rather not be on video! 
Summer Bible Study Begins July 8
Mark's gospel is the topic of the next online Bible study group. Our approach is both informational and devotional. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., via Zoom, starting July 8 and lasting for eight weeks. Space is limited. Contact  Mary Ann Blankenship if you are interested in participating.
Leaving a Legacy
Financial gifts to the church can support the future of Grace and Holy Trinity. Because of your continued financial contributions, the work of the church continues although our doors are closed at the moment. Learn more about planned giving (including specific instructions) here
Planning Ahead
Whether you are considering planing your funeral, a baptism, or a wedding, remember to contact the church well in advance. Helpful resources are available at our  website , but be aware that Covid-19 restrictions limit how such services may be conducted.
Red Shirts Support the Red Door
Have you seen the new logo for the Red Door ministry? It’s on name tags, aprons and now T-shirts! See them here or see the video and order online . They are available in adult and youth sizes and they make great gifts!