This Sunday’s Gospel • Luke 6: 20-31
Jesus looked up at his disciples and said:“Blessed are you who are poor...[ continue reading ]. Weekly scriptures are from the  Revised Common Lectionary ; passages are from the  New Revised Standard Version  of the Bible.
Bring Your Halloween Candy Leftovers to Red Door
‘Tis the season...and if you end up with leftover candy from this week's trick-or-treaters at your door, be sure to drop extra candy by the church for the Red Door Ministries. Questions? Contact The Rev. Kim Reinholz .
Nov. 3 at all three services—7:45, 8:45 and 11:00 a.m.
This Sunday, Nov. 3, we will celebrate and have two special blessings: one for the annual pledge cards that have been received, and another to commission the Discernment Committee . The Vestry recently selected a Discernment Committee to lead the search for a new Rector. The committee will be officially commissioned on Sunday, Nov. 3 at all three services. Their work begins with The Rev. Sarah Brockenbrough, Transition Minister for the Diocese of Virginia, in early November. Please join us in prayerful support for the committee as the church moves forward.
This Friday is the Youth Lock-In
GHTC’s Youth group will be having a lock-in on Nov. 1. Folks can be dropped off for dinner, they’ll head out to play laser tag, then come back to bake some cookies, play games, and more. Anyone who needs to opt-out of staying overnight can be picked up at 10:00 p.m., and in the morning all who stay will head to Duck Doughnuts at the Altria to wrap things up for pickup around 9:30 a.m. Please feel free to bring a friend! If you or your family have any questions contact Neely Dykshorn .

Interim Events: Connection on Sunday Nov. 3
Our series of parish-wide conversations are continuing on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Held in the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. on alternating Sundays between services, these Interim Events have helped us gain insights into our past and our future. You can review the notes online from each session as they become available. To participate and be sure we hear your voice, please plan to attend. Questions? Contact Bill Queen .

Upcoming Events
Nov. 1 (overnight) | Youth Lock-In (contact Neely Dykshorn )
Nov. 1 | All Saints Day— contact the church office if you have lost a loved one in 2019
Nov. 3 at all three services | Commitment Sunday and Blessing of the Pledge Card s and Commissioning of the New Rector Discernment Committee
Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: Connections (Parish Hall)
Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. | Meeting in Adult Classroom: Lay Ministers, Lectors, Readers & Chalice Bearers
Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. | Interim Event: The Future (Parish Hall)
Nov. 17 at 12:15 p.m. | Missionary Society—February dental trip (contact Beth McClelland )
Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m. | Meetup of parents & kids at Huguenot Park (contact Nick Sollog)
Nov. 26 | 7:00 p.m. | Thanksgiving Service with the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

Children’s Chapel Sign Ups Through 11/24
Parents, please take a moment to sign your child or yourself up for a role in our Children’s Chapel program. Our Children’s Chapel is designed to have a variety of roles available for kids to get involved in the liturgy by reading Scripture, helping tell the story of the day, and more! We need kids to fill these roles and parents to help things run smoothly each week. On the remaining two Sundays of Interim Events, 11/3 and 11/17, there will be a children’s homily at the 8:45 a.m. service in the parish hall.  If you have any questions, just contact Aaron Davis .
Email Phishing Scams
If you receive an email asking you to buy gift cards or contact Rev. Bill Queen or Rev. Kim Reinholz immediately, be aware—you may be seeing a phishing attack. No one at the church will ever ask you to spend money for them. Cyber criminals set up fake email accounts to trick unsuspecting individuals into sharing financial information or purchasing gift cards. If you receive a suspect email (from an account other than ones ending in ghtc.org) be sure to let church staff know. Do not respond to such an email. Imposters will try to make the message seem real but do not have access to email that ends in ghtc.org, which is the church’s email server.
Daylight Savings Time Ends This Sunday
Don’t forget to fall back and gain an extra hour so you can be at church on time this Sunday!

Parking Lot Volunteers Needed
YOU can make a difference for good in just an hour and a half! Please consider volunteering to collect $15 parking fees for the church lot before selected Altria Theater performances. Contact Nancy Trego if you can help or want to see available dates.

Clothing Closet Needs
As the weather changes remember we need seasonal clothing—especially men’s clothing! Washcloths, socks, underwear for men and women plus feminine hygiene products are especially needed right now for the Red Door Ministry.

Be a Pledging Member of the Parish
Grace & Holy Trinity Church is here for all of us during life’s ups and downs. Please support the church with your 2020 financial pledge. You can mail a pledge card , turn it into the offering plate on Sunday, or pledge online . We are grateful for YOUR gifts!

Calling all Lectors, Readers, Chalice Bearers and Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Our Interim Rector Bill Queen will be meeting with all Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) including lectors, readers, chalice bearers and home communion servers on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Adult Classroom. Please mark your calendar to attend if you serve the church in any of these important roles.

Next Foyer Dinner Set for Dec. 15
The holiday season will soon be upon us, so mark your calendar to attend the Foyer Dinner at the home of Mary Ann and Cary Blankenship. Questions about what to bring? Contact Lu Treadwell .
Bible Donations Needed for those in Prison
Episcopal Campus Ministry is collecting Bibles and other faiths’ holy scriptures for the Grace Inside Chaplains of the Virginia Penitentiary system. If you have a handheld holy book that you can donate you can leave them in the box outside Kim’s office, or in the front hall near the receptionist’s office. We will be collecting these through Thanksgiving. If you have any questions please let Mo. Kim know.