This Sunday’s Gospel • John 9:1-41
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him....[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Note: We will continue with virtual worship this Sunday, March 22.
Daily Encouragement Videos
Until our congregation is able to gather together in person again, we will be utilizing digital resources  to stay in contact with you and to provide additional spiritual content to help you navigate this stressful time.You can now access a   Daily Encouragement video   from Bill and Kim on our YouTube channel. We are calling it "Daily Encouragement" with this Bible passage (Romans 1:12) in mind: “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Mutual, because we hope you will use the comments section beneath the video to respond with your questions or reflections, so that this may become a spiritual dialogue, and that all parishioners may benefit from how the Holy Spirit is speaking to us and working among us. By either calling, or  emailing , or sharing a comment below the videos, we'll have a better idea of how these new methods of delivering worship are helping you.

Connections Continue
This week,   Vestry members  will be contacting church members by phone to check in and see if there are needs we can meet. Please share your concerns with them, or with staff and clergy, as we work to stay connected as one family of God.

Online Worship: Please tell us what you think
Did you watch last Sunday's virtual Morning Prayer service? How did you like the sermon online ? We want to hear from you as our worship is evolving during times of social distancing and coronavirus. By either calling or emailing , we'll have a better idea of how these new methods of delivering worship are helping you.

Lenten Series continues on Facebook
We continue the Way of Love series by sharing resources online. Check out the posts on the topics of Learn and Pray . Each of those posts gives multiple suggestions and links for daily Bible reading and daily prayer. Please use the comments space to interact; you can ask questions and share your own reactions and experiences.  
Keep up with Lent Madness from Home
Just because services are paused doesn’t mean the saintly smack down isn’t continuing right on schedule. Remember, parishioners who pick the winner of the Golden Halo correctly will get a free prize mug from Forward Movement (the hosts of Lent Madness) featuring the winning saint’s image. Or, if we all lose, whoever has made it the furthest will get the mug(s). Be sure to keep up with Lent’s heavenly brawl from home at  LentMadness.org/bracket .
Parent Meetup March 21 Cancelled
In light of directives from both the Bishop and Governor of Virginia to limit gatherings of individuals, this month’s parish parent meetup on March 21 has been cancelled. Next month’s gathering for more tots and tunes on April 18 at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:00a.m.) is still scheduled.
PYM Grades 4-5 Weekend Still On for April 17-19
The diocesan Office of Christian Formation is carefully monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 for any changes, but as of now the Parish Youth Ministries Weekend (PYM) for fourth and fifth graders at Shrine Mont is still on for next month. PYM is a committee of the Diocese of Virginia made up exclusively of diocesan high schoolers and one of the ways they serve the youth in our parishes is to host weekends of fun and formation at Shrine Mont each year. Chaperones from parishes across the diocese bring groups up the mountain each year where they get to interact with peers, PYM committee members, and other youth leaders from all over. We already have a big enough group from GHTC to take to Shrine Mont this year but would love to have more join in too. If your child might be interested in joining us for the grades 4-5 weekend please let  Aaron Davis  (our lead chaperone) know, he is glad to help get them signed up.
Mark Your Calendar for April 26
The Adult Choir will present “Gloria” by John Rutter and “I Was Glad” by C. Hubert H. Parry on Sunday April 26 at the 11:00 a.m. worship service. These glorious works will be accompanied by the James River Brass, Percussion, and Organ. Soloists will be Suzanne Davenport, Mary Watkins, and Megan Womack. Lawrence Heath will be the organist. The music will be sung within the context of the Holy Eucharist liturgy. Please invite family and friends to this special worship service!
Choir YouTube Channel
Missing our music? Did you know that the Adult Choir has a YouTube channel ? Grace & Holy Trinity Church has a rich tradition of excellent music which ministers to the spiritual needs of its parishioners and to the Richmond community.
Knit Together
If you are at home with a stash of your favorite materials- yarn or fabric- and looking for a project to undertake in the next weeks. Make a prayer shawl, a hat, scarf, or gloves any of these items will be able to be blessed and given out in months to come. While we aren’t together physically we can be “knit together” If you don’t have any materials we maybe able to get your some, or you might be able to make a plarn sleeping mat if you can braid. Mother Kim will be making a video about how to do this in the coming days. 
We're Here For You!
Staff is working hard and staying busy for you. If you have questions, please email or call us. Kim and Bill for pastoral care issues, Peter for the building, Judy or Barb for online giving, Beth for music, and Aaron for children and youth. Shelby and Aaron are both available to help walk you through accessing our Facebook and YouTube channels.