This Sunday’s Gospel Luke 15:1-10
All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and ...[ continue reading ] . Weekly scriptures are from the Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Meeting the Saints: Abraham, Issac & Jacob
Last Sunday we were introduced to the saints we are going to meet in 2019 and learned about some of the ways we remember God’s saints today (icons, statues, symbolic items, etc.) before building our own items that remind us of the saints. You can see all of these in the photo at right. This week we will dive into the life of our first set of saints: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Come join us in fellowship with the saints of God at 10:00 a.m. in Room #6 this Sunday! Questions? Contact Aaron Davis at 804-359-5628 ext. 15; he’d love to hear from you. 
Save the Dates: Interim Events Begin Sunday, Sept. 22
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. To learn more, contact Bill Queen.
SeRVAnt Lunch Every Wed. at noon for VCU students
This week at SeRVAnt we will be planing herb gardens for students to take home; some will be left in the Chapel of the Resurrection so we can use fresh herbs at the Red Door ministry this winter. SeRVAnt lunch occurs every week on Wednesday at 12 noon in Room 9.
Heaven, Hell & Hollywood begins Sept. 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Do you know the top documents needed in estate planning? You'll learn about those (and much more) this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Our three-part series called Heaven, Hell & Hollywood occurs on Sept. 15, 29 & Oct. 13. This week, our own Fielding Williams will share information about estate plan administration. Subsequent sessions will focus on planning your funeral and leaving a legacy. Hope you can join us after breakfast this Sunday in the Adult Classroom.

Have you Signed the Prayer Book/Hymnal for Sarah Kye Price?
As 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). Questions? Contact Mary Lietman, who will have it available during choir practice on Thursdays as well. Hurry--September will be over soon! Thanks to Mary Lietman for managing this lovely good-bye for Sarah!
Richmond Public Schools needs you! Volunteer one hour every other week as an academic mentor, lunch buddy or classroom helper for Kindergarten and First Grade students at Bellevue Elementary School. Learn more about GHTC’s participation in the Micah program that provides training and workshops for volunteers in the public schools. Want to know more? Come to the Kick Off meeting at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Thursday, September 12. Contact Chuck Bleick for more information and to reserve a place at the Kick Off.

Help Our Interim Rector, Our Visitors and Each Other by Wearing Your Nametag
As the church continues to change and grow, connecting names and faces can be difficult; you can help by retrieving (and wearing) your nametag as you enter the building. Do you need a new nametag? Contact Barbara Hobson-Simpson in the church office to request one or call 804.359.5628.

Do You Need Prayer?
We all need prayer, but if you would like to be on either the public prayer list—meaning your name would be part of public worship or the private prayer list, which is distributed to a small group of confidential prayer team members in the parish—all you need to do is contact any member of staff or the clergy and we will add you to the list that you desire.  

A look ahead at GHTC’s Fall Schedule
Sept. 15 at 10:00 a.m. | Heaven, Hell & Hollywood…Estate Planning Administration
(led by Fielding Williams)
Sept. 22 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Heritage (Parish Hall)
Sept. 22 at 5:00 p.m. | Foyer Dinner at the home of Elaine Quinn (contact Lu Treadwell)
Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. | Lunch with Bill Queen at Westminster Canterbury
Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. | Heaven, Hell & Hollywood…Funeral & Burial planning (led by Bill Queen)
Sept. 29 at 4:00 p.m. | Parish Picnic on the James River
Oct. 4-6 | Parish Retreat at ShrineMont
Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m. | Bach Concert with reception following in the Parish Hall
Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Mission (Parish Hall)
Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. | Pet Blessing (with SPCA)
Bach Concert Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m.
It's less than a month away, so mark your calendar for the opening performance of Grace & Holy Trinity's 2019-20 concert series. “Exclusively Bach” will feature exciting music of one of the greatest composers of all time—voice, organ, and two harpsichords will highlight this spirited concert. Invite a friend to attend at 3:00 p.m.; a greet-the-artists reception will follow in the Parish Hall.