This Sunday’s Gospel • John 4 : 5-42
Jesus came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon....[ continue reading ]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible.
Lenten Series Continues March 11
Join us for the Way of Love series tonight with soup, salad and bread at 6:00 p.m. ; the program begins at 6:45 p.m. and wraps up by 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s topic is Learn . The series will continue on Sunday mornings (March 15’s topic is Pray .) You can sign up here to provide a simple meal for March 25 or April 1. During Lent, focus on the Way of Love and follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest . This series continues on Sundays through March 29, in the Adult Forum room at 10:00 am, and on Wednesdays until April 1. Series leaders are Bill Queen and Kim Reinholz.

Next Wednesday, March 18, the co-chairs of the 2020 Generosity Committee, Cornelia Shumadine and Shelli Lord-Pawson, will be providing cabbage, corned beef and potatoes for the Lent Supper in the spirit of St. Patrick's day. We hope to see you at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall!

Communion in One Kind
Responding to concerns about safeguarding the health of the most vulnerable among us, and to your responses expressed following our offering of communion by intinction only by the hands of the priests last Sunday, for the weeks to come we will be offering only bread and not wine for communion. This practice follows the recommendation of Bishop Goff who says it is “a matter of our unity in community. Were anyone to be left out of communion because of fear or concern about their health in this time of the Corona virus, our unity would be weakened.” Wine will be blessed as usual on the altar, so the blood of Christ will be present for all to see, honor and remember, but not even the priests will partake of it. Remember that communion by bread alone is considered full and complete communion. Please feel free to share your questions or concerns with Kim or Bill .
Please Join Us in Coloring the Stations of the Cross
Have you seen the oversize posters in the Parish Hall? Take a few moments to add your own color to this intergenerational activity. We are creating unique, stained-glass style Stations of the Cross for use during Holy Week. If you can hold a marker, you can participate. Any time you are in the church, take a moment to add some color!

Knit Wits to Meet Thursday March 19
If you are interested in getting some help with a crafty project or just gabbing over some yarn, join with members of the VCU Community during lunch from noon-2:00 p.m. Mother Kim is working on a blanket for her niece. What are you working on?

Tots & Tunes Parent Meetups Continue on Sat. March 21
We were glad to have a good turnout to our last parent meetup in the parish hall for "tots and tunes" and are gladder still to invite you to the next one. Our next meetup will be on March 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.) and Julia Terhune (campus minister) will be back to lead some fun music-based activities for everyone. Please  RSVP here  and let  Nick Sollog  know if you have any questions.

Parking Volunteers Needed for Mar. 27 & 28
March 15 and 21 are covered, so how about showing up in the back of the church from 6:30 - 8 pm on Friday March 27 (Chris Tucker show) or Saturday, March 28 (David Foster show)?  You'll join another volunteer at one of the entrances to the parking lot to collect $10 to support church ministries and give change and a flyer welcoming everyone to GHTC. Or you can guide the cars to parking spots within the lot. You'll greet out-of-towners who are thrilled to discover they have parked right next door, regulars who tip above the charge to support our ministries, and everyone in between. Short, sweet, and a needed support for our outreach ministries. All we need is YOU! Please email Nancy Trego at  nrtrego@comcast.net  or call 804-306-9204 to sign up. Thank you!

CirclesRVA Poverty Simulation on March 31 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Spend a night walking in someone else’s shoes—right here at Grace and Holy Trinity Church! This family-friendly role-playing activity will open your eyes to the complex challenges currently facing some Richmond families. CirclesRVA meets every Tuesday (dinner at 6:00 p.m., programs beginning at 6:30 p.m.) at GHTC. You can learn more about CirclesRVA online .
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 .

Children’s Chapel now includes Clergy
Every week, the priest who is serving as celebrant not preaching 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. Questions? Contact Aaron Davis .
Easter Lily Memorials due by April 6
If you would like to provide lilies for Easter, you can fill out a memorial envelope in the church, mail your gift, or reach out to Judy Bowman by Monday, April 6. Dedicating Easter lilies is a lovely memorial or thanksgiving to honor loved ones.

Red Door Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to our first ever Red Door Ministry Volunteer of the Month: Shahla Brooks is the February Volunteer of the Month with 13 hours and 26 minutes of service to Red Door! 
Sign Up for the Grades 4-5 Shrine Mont Weekend Today
Every year Parish Youth Ministries (PYM), a committee of the diocese exclusively made up of diocesan high schoolers, hosts weekend retreats at  Shrine Mont  for diocesan youth to enjoy a fun and energizing time of fellowship together.  The PYM weekend for Grades 4-5 is coming up next month April 17-19 and signups are open now.  Some took advantage of early bird signups over the weekend but regular signups are now open for everyone at a rate of $160 per participant (which includes lodging, meals, a PYM t-shirt, and all administrative fees).  Aaron Davis   is looking for anyone in grades 4-5 who would like to join in and one adult woman who would be willing to co-chaperone so be sure to get in touch.

Questions and Answers from Discernment Committee
The group recently gave a presentation highlighting the results of the survey for a new rector. If you are interested in reading the entire results you can review them in the Parish Hall (please leave the binder and results in the church rather than taking them home). To learn more, download the files from the church website, including the questions and answers .

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!