Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
July 9, 2019

You are invited this Thursday, July 11th in the downstairs conference room for the first gathering to reflect on Bishop Michael Curry's Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Ghana.

Using the 3-part video series created by Bishop Curry, we will facilitate a thoughtful discussion on our responsibility to learn and grow from our past.

You may learn more here:

Future meeting dates are on Thursday 18, and August 1 at 10 am.
Click here to see Emily's July 7th sermon: 070719 Sermon

COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE - Join us this Saturday, July 13th at 5:00 pm for our July Community Prayer Service. Invite your family and friends to join us!

YMCA BRIGHT BEGINNINGS BACKBACKS - Good news! You have a little more time to sign up and collect backpacks for the Bright Beginnings Program. The deadline for returning the filled backpacks so they may be blessed is now Sunday, July 21st .

Kate Sarfaty is coordinating this program and has the shopping lists for each child and the tag to be attached to their backpack. Kate can be reached at  or 556-3344. If you are interested in getting the list before next weekend, Barbara Slone can email it to you. If someone would like to contribute but is unable to shop, they may make a financial contribution and Kate will shop for them. Your check should be made payable to Grace Church with Bright Beginnings noted in the memo line.

GOOCHLANDCARES CLOTHES CLOSET - There is a new ministry opportunity that we are excited to announce. GoochlandCares Clothes Closet is looking for volunteers willing to help one Wednesday a month after the store closes to help straighten up or whatever the manger needs done. We will be getting more specific details soon including which Wednesday of the month. Until then, please let Barbara Slone know at if you would be interested in helping out.

GOOCHLANDCARES FOOD PANTRY - We will be collecting reusable tote bags for the GoochlandCares Food Pantry patrons to use. This will minimize the number of paper bags they have too purchase for their clients use. There is a basket in the Parish Hall for people to drop off bags.

MEN'S GROUP - The Men's Group will come together on July 18th for a cookout at Martin Rodger's home at 6:00 pm or whenever you can make it. Want to join the group? Email Martin at so he can get a head count.

ECW SUMMER MINISTRY - Don't forget to support ECW's summer ministry of collecting items for the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland. There is an approved list of items in the Parish Hall and Narthex. You can bring your donated items and deposit them in the collection boxes in the Parish Hall until August 25th.
Coffee Hour Sign Up
July 14 - The Slones
July 21 - Laura and Martin Rodgers and Jean Kane
July 28 - Marion Turner

Please help keep this ministry going! There is a new sign up sheet in the Parish Hall with lots of openings!

If you have questions, please contact Sally Sutherland at or 804-784-3168.
Looking Ahead
  • Wake Up with Grace - Every Wednesday at 8:30 am at the Goochland Restaurant
  • Men's Group - Cookout on July 18th beginning at 6:00 pm
  • Needlework Group - Flexible summer schedule - look for more details in this Enews
  • Grace Cares Ministry Team Meeting - Second Tuesday every month @ 11 am
  • Vestry Meeting - July 11th at 6:30 pm
  • Community Prayer Service - July 13th at 5:00 pm
  • Bright Beginnings Backpack Blessing - July 21st at 10 am
  • Open Mic Night - July 20th at 6:30 pm

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at  by  Wednesday morning each week. 
This Sunday at a Glance
Rite II Worship Service -10:00 am
(nursery care available)

Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 14, 2019:
Luke 10:25-37
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14