Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
October 1, 2019
WINE AND CHEESE WELCOME GATHERING

Thank you to everyone who came out for the wine and cheese gathering on Saturday night to welcome those who have have been visiting Grace. It was a wonderful night of fellowship and fun! And thank you to Camden Cobb and Leslie Dunevant for providing child care so the adults could get to know each other!
Sermon
Check out Emily's September 29th Sermon 092919 Sermon
Announcements
Blessing of the Animals - Don't forget that this Sunday October 6th at the 11:00 am service we will be conducting the Blessing of the Animals! Bring your pets, both great and small. Cats, dogs, we want them all! At this service, we will also be collecting donations of pet food for the GoochlandCares Food Pantry. We can't wait to see you there!
2020 Stewardship Campaign

This past Sunday, we kicked off our 2020 Stewardship Campaign, Wonder in All.

We are a blessed community with Open Hearts and Open Doors, and we are excited to see what God is calling us to do in the future.

Be on the lookout for your pledge packet if you didn't pick it up on Sunday. Prayerfully consider how you might share your financial gifts with Grace. We will bless our pledges on Sunday, November 4th.
Wake Up With Grace - Please note that we are now meeting in a new location for our Wednesday morning Wake Up With Grace Group. We will gather at the Courthouse Market at 8:30 am. If you haven't had a chance to join us yet, we hope to see you soon!

Fall Bible Study - Our Fall Bible Study on Romans will continue this Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to join the group at any point.

Men's Group/Needlework Group - Both groups meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.
First Friday Muffin Ministry - Join Emily this Friday, October 4th at 9:00 am to bake and deliver muffins to members of the church who are housebound, sick or just need something to brighten their day.
The tasty chocolate muffin isolated on white background.
Coffee Hour Sign Up

October 6 - Marion Turner
October 13
October 20
October 27

A sign up is on the Parish Hall bulletin board! Please consider helping with the Coffee Hour Ministry!
Looking Ahead
  • Wake Up with Grace - Every Wednesday at 8:30 am at the Goochland Restaurant
  • Fall Bible Study - Every Thursday at 10:00 am thru October 24th
  • Men's Group & Needlework Group - First and Third Thursday at 7 pm
  • First Friday Muffin Baking Ministry - Friday, October 4th
  • Blessing of the Animals - October 6th at 11 am
  • Community Prayer Service - Saturday, October 12th at 5:00 pm

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at  gracechurch2955@gmail.com  by  Wednesday morning each week. 
This Sunday at a Glance
Rite II Worship Service - 9:00 am
Rite II Worship Service - 11:00 am - Blessing of the Animals (outside)
Coffee Hour - Noon

Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 6, 2019:
Luke 17:5-10
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14