This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 28:16-20
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, June 7.
Worship Service
Did you miss a worship service? You can catch up online .  If you need to contact any member of the church staff or clergy, you can call or email .
This Sunday - Trinity Sunday and Parish Feast Day
We are looking forward to this special day of annual observance when we will recognize our graduates, Kim will preach the children's homily, Paul Evans will preach a teen homily, and we will offer special video messages from several of our Vestry members.
Graduating from High School or College?
We'd like to recognize all of our graduating seniors during the worship service this Sunday, June 7th. If you're a graduate  let us know no later than today so we can include you in Sunday's recognition!
Spirited Sisters
The Spirit Sisters group will meet via Zoom on Monday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Contact Cathy Saunders if you have any questions.
This Week from Children, Youth, and Family Ministries: Week One of Youth Meditations, and Cards for those Who Live Alone
This Monday our first Youth Meditation went live for parish youth (grades 6-12, or 12-18 year olds), their parents, and parish elders (those with an active interest in youth ministry). Through these meditations and the responses of parish youth we are working towards a ministry by, for, and with them. If you have youth in your household who have not received the first meditation or would like to commit to being an elder please let Aaron Davis know. And don’t forget about the cards we are making for those in the parish who live alone. Kids and youth alike are invited to draw a picture or write a note to be shared and can do so easily with this template . Just send them to Aaron when you are done. 
Thank You Larry!
Thank you very much to Lawrence Heath who has served as our wonderful Assistant Organist for the past two and a half years. Larry has concluded his ministry as Assistant Organist at Grace & Holy Trinity. His musical gifts of playing the organ for preludes, postludes, hymns, and service music, accompanying, and directing have truly enriched our music ministry. We look forward to thanking Larry and to celebrating his excellent music ministry in the near future. Thank you Larry for sharing your musical gifts and wonderful spirit with us!
New Staff Hired for Summer
This week, Turner Allen joined our staff as a tech support person for this time of digital gathering. He is a student at VCU and will be taking over the production of the worship videos from our parishioners Peter and Megan Womack. Peter has been producing our videos and Megan has been monitoring our live premiers on Facebook. We thank them greatly for all their hard work which has stretched from Holy Week through Pentecost! Turner is working with Peter this week to make a smooth transition and will take over starting the week of June 15. 
Update from the Discernment Committee
After receiving Vestry and Diocesan approval, the GHTC Community Ministry Portfolio prepared by our Discernment Committee has been posted to the national Episcopal Church database for review by priests in transition. If you know a candidate who may be interested in applying for the position of rector at GHTC, please direct them to the Diocese of Virginia web site .
Legacy Gathers via Zoom
Individuals who have named Grace & Holy Trinity as a beneficiary or in their estate plans are part of the legacy of the church. Although the group usually celebrates in person, this year the Legacy group met via Zoom. Another group will be meeting on Wed., June 3 via Zoom. If you are interested in learning more about the Legacy Society, contact Barb Dodd on the church staff or visit the planned giving area of the church website
Responses to COVID-19 and Racial Unrest Across The Episcopal Church
Monday was a day for mourning. The Presiding Bishop’s office and clergy around the nation had planned for a time to mourn the lives of the over 100,000 individuals who have died of COVID-19. However, after the deaths of most recently George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery cities across the nation were thrown into another kind of mourning. In Richmond over the past few nights, we have seen protests in Monroe Park, on Broad Street, and on Monument Avenue. Knowing that this is a difficult time between physical isolation and protests in the streets we wanted to share with you a few responses from across the church leadership which help us to keep these events in a Christian understanding - based on the promises we make in baptism - which we renewed on Pentecost Sunday.  

From the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

From the Diocese of Virginia

From other Bishops around The Episcopal Church 
Books for Red Door Ministry
Aisha Huertas has been collecting good books to be shared with our Red Door Congregation. If you or someone you know would like to thin out your bookshelf and spread the wealth please contact her at aisha.huertas@gmail.com to arrange a porch pick up. With the Libraries closed our book table gets cleared out every week!
Pastoral Care or Mental Healthcare?
If you are struggling with your mental, emotional or spiritual well-being, both Bill and Kim are here for you and happy to support you in the way that is most appropriate. Visit our website for further information and resources.
Psalm 23 and other Choices: Plan your Memorial Service
It may seem morbid, but in this time of the global pandemic, many of us are thinking of our own mortality. If you are considering what you would want your funeral to be like you can view materials on our website at your leisure. It is helpful if we know what you like, what you expect, and what you don’t expect for your funeral. Don’t assume that your family will know your favorite hymn or that you don’t want “that” reading. Contact the clergy for questions.
Ways to Pray: Prayer Project Ideas 
On a piece of paper, write out all the prayers you have for yourself, your family, your friends and colleagues. Flip the page over and write all the same prayers for your partner. You don’t need to know their friends, family, or colleagues, you don’t need to know their individual wants or desires. God knows. If you really want to engage more deeply in your prayer life, do this exercise with someone who you have had or are having a conflict with or a public person who you disagree with. It’s an excellent way to love and pray for our neighbors. 
Participating in Online Worship
You can light candles, carry a cross, submit flower photos, or maybe even become a reader. Interested?  Send your photo, audio, or video files to  Shelby Scattergood ,  or contact her to learn more.
Flower Deliveries
Thank you to Suzanne, Brad, and Barbara Davenport for sharing your beautiful roses and delivering them to parishioners.
Red Door T-shirt Sale 
The Red Door Ministry at GHTC is a space of healing, hospitality, and wholeness. This year we are holding a T-shirt fundraiser to support our ministry. The shirts are embroidered over your heart with the red door logo. We are selling both adult and youth sizes. To place your order, visit this website . If you have questions regarding the sale, contact Andrew Peacock .   

If you’d like to make a donation directly without purchasing a t-shirt you can do so by writing a check to GHTC with “Red Door Donation” on the memo line or making a donation online.
Volunteering with Red Door Roadside
We are continuing our brown bag lunches at Red Door Ministry every Friday for the foreseeable future. To reduce risk and exposure, we ask that no more than 6-8 people are in the building over the course of the day. To volunteer, please contact our coordinator Isaiah King at 540.476.2325. Volunteers, please certify you are under the age of 65, in good physical health, and haven’t been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. At this point, we are keeping a social distance of 6 feet between volunteers and disinfecting food prep stations individually followed by a complete deep clean afterward by our sexton.
Cyber Scams: Phishing Email
If you receive an email from Bill Queen, Kim Reinholz or other staff members asking you to purchase gift cards, be wary. All emails from the church are sent from ghtc.org whereas fake emails will often use a gmail.com or other account. If you receive an email request that seems suspicious, please contact the church. Do not respond to requests to purchase iTunes or other gift cards for ministry use.