This Sunday’s Gospel • Matthew 18:15-20
Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone....[continue reading]. Lectionary scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible. Virtual worship continues this Sunday, September 6.
Worship With Our Entire Diocese This Sunday, September 6
This Sunday, September 6, we will gather online, as the Diocese of Virginia, for a worship service led by your bishops. Bishop Goff will preach and Bishops Brooke-Davidson and Taylor will be there, too. This Diocese-wide, bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Morning Prayer Service is pre-recorded and will be posted (along with a bulletin) by September 3 on this page.
Worship Services on YouTube
How are you accessing the weekly worship services? Have you subscribed to the GHTC YouTube channel or are you watching on your smartphone or tablet? To stay up-to-date, be sure to like and follow the church on Facebook.
Regathering Plan Approved!
Our action plan for regathering for in-person worship has been approved by the diocese. Following our diocesan guidelines, which aim to protect the most vulnerable among us, we still need to wait until the health markers for the Richmond area meet the criteria of sustained two week decline in new infections and deaths before we can execute it. Once we have a date for returning to in-person worship we will provide a video introduction to all of the new policies and procedures meant to keep you safe. Staff continue to work remotely and we will keep you updated through the church website.

Videos Missing From Summer Music Camp
Some of you may have noticed that the last few videos from our Summer Music Camp have not been posted. Julia Terhune has recorded these videos, however, YouTube is not allowing her to upload them. She is working to sort out the technical error and get these videos posted to her channel as soon as possible!
Sign Up for Digital Children’s Chapel & Sunday School Today
Starting Sept. 13 Children’s Chapel and Sunday School will be offered at 11:15 a.m. in a live, digital format via Zoom on alternating weeks. Children’s Chapel will begin Sept. 13, followed by Sunday School on Sept. 20, and so on through the fall. You can read the full announcement here, but it is very important to keep in mind that you need to sign up for digital Children’s Chapel and/or Sunday School if you plan to participate. This is particularly the case for Sunday School as there are lesson materials that need to be delivered to your home to have the best experience. Please sign up here if you plan to participate, and let Aaron Davis know if you have any questions about these offerings.
Getting Souls to the Polls
The Diocese recently released this election engagement toolkit. Getting souls to the polls isn’t just about casting our own vote, but about working together so we all can vote and vote faithfully. We can empower every voice in our congregations in this work. 

“It is a Christian obligation to vote, and more than that, it is the church’s responsibility to help get souls to the polls.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 
Fellowship and Music Exploration Series Continues on September 13
Because we are on an every-other week schedule with our Coffee/Adult Formation hour, we look forward to seeing you on September 13 at 10:00 a.m. Click this Zoom link for access. The first 15 minutes are for for fellowship, followed by 45 minutes of discussion of these music topics.

9/13/20 - African-American: Black Christians’ distinctive styles, including spirituals and Gospel songs.
9/27/20 - 20th Century: a style often complex both musically and theologically.
10/11/20 - Taizé, Celtic, & Native American: different styles from around the world which share elements of simplicity and repetition.
10/25/20 - Renewal: a worship music style that draws upon folk and popular music traditions and instruments.
Calling for Bibles
We have given out all of our free bibles! Since we put up the “Free Bible” library box in front of GHTC we have given out more than 100 free Bibles. You may wonder where those Bible’s came from- well they were the ones that Campus Ministry collected for Prisoners but since we can’t bring anything into penitentiaries during COVID and folks were asking for them at Red Door we pivoted and now we need more! If you have any bibles at home that you have found during our covid cleaning let us know
Reading More? Join the Club!
A dedicated group of readers is reconvening this month via Zoom. The group will meet on the third Monday of each month. Growing out of GHTC's Spirited Sisters, this small group is open to any reader and welcoming new members, whether directly affiliated with GHTC or not. If you would like to participate, contact Mary Ann Blankenship (mablankenship625@gmail.com or 804-334-8922). The September book is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. We're all reading more these days so why not take an hour to talk about a common book with friends? If you are interested in joining (either in September or in the future) let Mary Ann know so she can contact you.
Red Door Roadside Continues
Every Friday we continue to feed hungry people with nutritious brown bag lunches. Although our volunteer needs have changed, we still need YOU to help us! Contact Kim Reinholz to assist in this ministry.