This Sunday’s Gospel • John 3 : 1-17
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered...[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Series Continues March 4
There’s still time to start your Lenten discipline with the Way of Love series. Join us for soup, salad and bread at 6:00 p.m. on Wed. evenings; the program will be from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Tonight’s topic is the second part of the introduction re: a Rule of Life . Sunday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Adult Forum the series will continue with Turn as the topic. If you cannot attend you can sign up here to provide a simple meal for March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 Wednesday evenings at the church. Follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest . This series will run for five Sundays, March 1 through March 29, in the Adult Forum room at 10:00 am, and for five Wednesdays evenings, March 4 through April 1. Series leaders are Bill Queen and Kim Reinholz.
Sewing Pillowcases with SeRVAnt on Wed. March 4
Although VCU students will be on spring break next week, today they will be sewing pillowcases—it’s an easy, fun activity that involves some talented parishioners teaching the next generation. Look for updates on Facebook or come by the church between noon and 1:30 p.m. to see the activity in Room 9. Questions? Contact Mother Kim for more information, or to donate food or supplies. We love students, and many of them connect with the church through the Episcopal Campus Ministry .

Please Join Us in Coloring the Stations of the Cross
If you can hold a marker, you can participate in this intergenerational activity . Look for the oversize posters in the Parish Hall between Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday!

Hygiene Tips
With the growing concerns about the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, it's a good time to review best practices for hygiene at church. Parishioners who are coughing or sneezing should refrain from handshaking during the Peace. Fist bumps, elbow bumps, friendly waves and peace signs are all acceptable substitutes.
During Eucharist, avoid intinction (the dipping of the bread into the wine). Intinction does little to avoid the spread of disease and may actually increase the spread, as the bread or wafer spends more time in the (possibly unclean) hand before being dipped in the wine. Little evidence exists about the risk of disease associated with the shared communion cup; each parishioner must make up their own minds about its use. If parishioners are concerned, it is acceptable to abstain from communion or to receive bread only. Priests and servers at Eucharist will use hand sanitizer. To read more, click here .
Brackets are Posted for Lent Madness
Join in the game in the Parish Hall and at home: Lent Madness! Throughout Lent, 32 saints will battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. This online devotion pits saints against one another in a bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout this penitential season. Check every weekday of Lent online and vote for your favorite during the 24 hours the pair remains open. Who will be the Saintly Sixteen? If you have questions about getting involved, talk to Aaron Davis .

Clergy Joining in Children’s Chapel
Help us welcome some much loved friends to regular participation in Children’s Chapel this Sunday: The Revs. Bill Queen and Kim Reinholz. Each Sunday the celebrant will join us in the Children’s Chapel as we sing, read, learn, and pray to provide some extra help as we grow in Christ together. Come join in the fun each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the chapel.

Do I Know You? Please Wear Your Nametag
You may have misplaced your name tag or feel that everyone knows you–yet it’s a big building. We all want to be able to recognize each other, even if we rarely sit together. Please take a moment to find your nametag and wear it when you are in the church. If you need a new nametag, contact Shelby Scattergood or complete the form between the two nametag boards.
Daylight Savings Time Begins Early Sunday Morning March 8
Don’t forget to spring forward when daylight savings time goes into effect this Sunday–you’ll want to be on time to attend a worship service (at 7:45, 8:45 or 11:00 a.m.) and of course enjoy breakfast at 9:45 a.m. along with the Adult Forum at 10:00 a.m. Kids are encouraged to attend the Children’s Chapel at either the 8:45 or 11:00 a.m. service.

Celebrate!38 to meet in Monroe Park on Sun. March 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Although it won't impact our services, a parade, food trucks and more will occur in Monroe Park on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Virginia being the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. To learn more click here for the online parade route.

Spirited Sisters Meet Monday March 9
If you are looking for a way to meet more parishioners why not come to a Spirited Sisters gathering? An informal evening of food and conversation, the next meeting is Mon. Mar. 9 at Legends Grille at Willow Lawn. It begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact Cathy Saunders for more information at 804-304-3929.

Publications and Sermons Online
If you miss a week of the eNews, or change your email address, be sure to visit the publications page of the church website. Sermons (in both audio and PDF format) are also available online each week , typically published within 48 hours. We want you to stay in touch with your church family!

Quick, Easy, Fun & Profitable: Help us park cars for cash during Altria shows
Think your time isn't valuable? If you have 90 minutes to help at any of the times listed, please contact the “captain” managing that time slot--in 2019 we raised nearly $22,000 for the church!
Saturday, March 7 at 5:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
Sunday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m. for GHTC ministries overall -
Shrine Mont Camps + Parish Youth Ministries
In the Diocese of Virginia, there are several opportunities for children and youth to spend time having fun and learning with peers. Parish Youth Ministries (PYM), a committee of the diocese exclusively made up of diocesan high schoolers, is hosting three weekend retreats at Shrine Mont this year. The PYM weekend for Grades 4-5 is April 17-19, for Grades 6-8 is May 8-10, and for Grades 9-12 is Nov. 1-3. More information and registration is  available here . Also coming up is the national church’s Episcopal Youth Event (EYE). Our General Convention has mandated a tri-annual gathering of youth in Grades 9-12 (or between 15 and 19 years old) so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” The next EYE will be from July 7-11 at the University of Maryland in College Park. There is no limit on how many delegates our diocese can bring. However, once the total delegate cap is reached, registration will close so be sure to  check out this opportunity soon . Scholarship funding for PYM and EYE is available from GHTC and the diocese, just ask  Aaron Davis   for details.