This Sunday’s Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely . ...[ continue reading ] . Weekly scriptures are from the Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Welcome Bill Queen
This Sunday, Sept. 1, join us to hear Interim Rector Bill Queen address the parish at both the 7:45 and 10:00 a.m. service. Remember, next week (the Sunday after Labor Day) we will return to three convenient services at 7:45, 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. The church office will be closed on Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Back to School
As students and parents head back to school, mark your calendar to attend some important church events, including the Upper Room (Christian education for preK-grade 12), our delicious weekly breakfast, and several opportunities to meet and greet Bill Queen, Interim Rector, and his wife Lynn Ellen. You can stay updated by checking the church’s Facebook page and the online calendar.

Interim Events
An important part of our interim journey together will involve a series of interim activities. These will help you understand the parish and your fellow parishioners better, provide information to the Search Committee and to your future Rector, and present experiential activities to tap into your passions and creativity. 
Our topics will be: Heritage, Mission & Values, Leadership, Connections, and the Future.
It is important for you to try to attend all of them, as each topic will build upon the previous ones and will prepare the way for the ones to follow. 
The events will be held every other Sunday, starting September 22. An abbreviated worship service will be held in the Parish Hall beginning at 8:45 a.m., followed by a pick-up breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:45 a.m. The 7:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services will happen as usual.  
All parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in all five of these events. Please make every effort to join in this exciting time of discovery.
Lunch Every Wed. at noon for VCU students
They’re back! Our proximity to Virginia Commonwealth University allows students to worship and volunteer with us. If you’d like to provide a meal for 5-10 students, contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz. Meals have been planned for this semester so just click the logo to sign up!

Come to REVIVE Training on Friday
There are currently 10 individuals registered for the Naloxone/ Narcan Opioid Overdose training on Friday August 30 at 2 pm. Please contact Mother Kim if you are interested in participating. The Rev. Deacon Barbara Ambrose will be leading the training for the Central Richmond Region. No one is immune to the devastation of this epidemic. Please prepare yourself, being prepared can mean the difference between life and death.  

Outreach Grants Distributed
The 2019 Community Outreach Grants have been disbursed to A.C.T.S., Daily Planet, CrossOver Ministries, The MICAH Initiative, World Pediatric Project, The Shepherd Center, and FeedMore. Questions? Contact Mother Kim .

The Christian Ed Year is Just Around the Corner
We begin our 2019-2020 Christian Ed year on Sept. 8. For our children and youth we will have two primary programs this year: Children’s Chapel (offered at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel and 11:00 a.m. upstairs in Room 7), and The Upper Room (offered at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in Room 6). The Children’s Chapel was introduced as a pilot program earlier this year, but now joins us as a staple due to parent support. It offers children aged PreK–Grade 5 the opportunity to read Scripture, learn about the Church, pray together, and more each week. The Upper Room returns as our Sunday School program, this year using Forward Movement’s “ Meet the Saints ” to introduce kids to our brothers and sisters in Christ through the ages. Each week we will gather together to be introduced to a saint (or group of saints) and then break into small groups (PreK–Grade 1, Grades 25, and Grades 612). Please reach out to Aaron Davis at 804.359.5628 ext. 15 with any questions. We hope you’ll join us for Children’s Chapel and The Upper Room!
Make a Joyful Noise: Choir Practice Begins Sept. 5
Do you like to sing? If so, contact Beth Davis...all voices welcome! Our Adult Choir practices weekly on Thursday evenings beginning Sept.5; the Amazing Grace Choir and the Youth Choir begin practice on Sunday, Sept. 8. Joining a choir can be a fun way to get involved at church and meet new people who share a passion for music.
Thank you for Wearing your Nametag
Please take a moment to retrieve (and wear) your nametag as you enter the building on Sunday morning (or through the week). As we welcome our new Interim Rector and the church continues to change and grow, connecting names and faces can be challenging. Do you need a new nametag? Contact Barbara Hobson-Simpson in the church office to request one or call 804.359.5628.

Sign the Prayer Book/Hymnal for Sarah Kye Price
As our wonderful Sarah Kye Price officially moves on to her new tri-part endeavors, we want everyone to have a chance to sign the combination prayer book and hymnal we presented to her on August 25th. Here's what you do. Think of a favorite prayer or hymn, and sign your name next to it (with a VERY brief note to Sarah if you must). The book will be set up on the wooden podium at the back of the sanctuary during all three services on Sunday for the month of September. Mary Lietman will have it available during choir practice on Thursdays during September. Thanks to Mary Lietman for managing this lovely good-bye for Sarah!
A Word of Thanks from Sarah Kye Price
Dear GHTC family and friends:  Thank you so much for those who came out Sunday for my final scheduled service at GHTC and for launching me so well into new ministry. It was wonderful to connect with so many of you, and the reception was lovely and delicious. My family and I have been touched by your generosity and the loving spirit that always surrounds us at GHTC. The Hymnal/Book of Common Prayer is such a thoughtful and lovely gift, and I am looking forward to using it and seeing your names by all your favorite hymns and prayers whenever I do. I am deeply grateful for my time with GHTC and for the wonderful relationships that have formed here. You will all remain in my prayers and in my heart with deep gratitude. I look forward to future visits and continuing to strive together to do the work God has called us to do!
—The Rev. Dr. Sarah K. Price

Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 8 at 10:00 a.m. | Meet and Greet Bill Queen, Interim Rector
Sept. 8 | Episcopal Campus Ministry: Music, Mindfulness & Meditation, Julia Terhune
Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. | Spirited Sisters at Willow Lawn, contact Cathy Saunders
Sept. 15 at 10:00 a.m. | Heaven, Hell & Hollywood…Estate Planning Administration
(led by Fielding Williams)