Posted: August 3, 2023

News for Sunday, August 6, 2023

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Upcoming Events

08/06                            School Supply Drive Begins
08/13     Cancelled    Senior Brunch (Following Worship
08/18      Cancelled    Parents Night Out
08/20       5:30 p.m.    Sunday Evening Prayer Begins (Livestream Available)
08/27     08:00 a.m.    Only service at GHTC due to 4:00 p.m. Worship
08/27       4:00 p.m.    Worship, Picnic, & Pool Party with Blessing of the Backpacks (McGuire Home)
08/27                            School Supply Drive Ends

Save the Date

09/10                            Fall Schedule Begins
09/10      9:00 a.m.
     Parish Forum: TBA
09/17     10:30 a.m.    Holy Communion and Commissioning of Sunday School
09/17     11:45 a.m.    Parish Ministry Fair (Following Worship | Parish Hall)
09/23      3:00 p.m.     Ukrainian Benefit Concert (Church)
09/24                            Youth Sunday Funday (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

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Save Your Seat! Admission for Ukrainian Benefit Concert Now Available on our Website
Visit our website at to purchase admission for the September 23rd Hope for Ukraine  Concert featuring members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Admission is $25 per person, and $15 per person for a group of ten or more. All funds raised at this concert go directly to Ukraine toward meeting needs of the homeless, widows, wounded soldiers, orphaned and needy children, and all who require hope and healing.

Red Door Ministry Message on Donations
Grace & Holy Trinity’s Red Door Ministry will not be accepting donations through the remainder of July and throughout the month of August. Donations will be accepted again beginning in September. If you’d like to help or volunteer with Red Door please select “Red Door Volunteer Contact” at

School Supply Drive Begins
Beginning Sunday, August 6th, we will begin our School Supply Drive. We invite your donations of classic school supplies for 2nd through 8th graders, especially dry erase markers, notebook paper, pencils, pens, and tissues. Clergy will bless the donations before turning the donations over to the participating school.

New Parking Permit Cards will be at the Connect Table
A new parking permit card was included in the bulletin and distributed on Sunday, July 2nd. If you did not receive one, additional permits are permanently located at the Connect Table. This new permit includes an updated QR code that will allow you to park in the VCU West Main Street parking deck, and the card itself will also allow you to park in the lot behind the church and in any on-street permitted parking. Please note that the old permit cards included a QR code for the VCU parking deck that expired on June 30th, 2023.

A Word About Parish Communications
If you have an announcement that you would like to share in our parish communications, please contact Associate Rector Paul Evans directly by calling the parish office at (804) 359-5628 x16.


Children’s Chapel Continues During 10:30 a.m. Service
Over the summer months, Sunday School carries on as Children’s Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. service. The Children’s Breakfast and Children’s Choir are both on pause for the summer. Parents and children alike will gather in the church to begin worship together, and then children are invited to head up to Children’s Chapel with their teachers. This summer we will follow a child-led curriculum as we explore the questions they have about the faith. A snack will be provided each morning – let Mrs. Kate Given know if your child has any dietary restrictions. We ask that a parent of each Sunday School child come up to the Sunday School room to pick up their child(ren) following the service.

Parish Prayer List Now Available in Sunday Worship Bulletin
Thanks to the ministry of The Rev. Stephen McGehee, a carefully curated and regularly updated parish prayer list is now being printed in the Sunday morning worship bulletin. In order to keep the Prayer List current and to facilitate the intentionality and mindfulness with which we pray, we print names on the Prayer List for three months or less. If you would like to add a name to the Prayer List, please contact Lauren Frazier in the parish office. Please be sure to ask the person you would like to add to the list for their consent.

Parish Life

Prayer Shawl Knitters’ Summer Project
Looking for a fun and prayerful summertime project? Join parishioner Betsy Featherstone as she continues to knit prayer shawls for members of our community in need of prayer and comfort. Betsy has many delicious colors of yarn to share and a pattern to follow, and she promises that the shawls are very easy to knit. If you would like to join this prayerful project, contact Betsy.

Spirited Readers Book Club
You are invited to join the Spirited Readers Book Club, which meets on Monday afternoons once a month at a parishioner’s home. Upcoming books include Demon Cooperhead (Barbara Kingsolver), Hold Still (Sally Mann), This is Happiness (Niall Williams) and Trust (Herman Diaz). For more information, contact Mary Ann Blankenship.

Other Communications

Beware of Phishing and Other Scams
Please beware of any communication (email, phone calls, texts) purporting to be from members of our clergy, staff, or from someone communicating on our behalf. No member of the Grace & Holy Trinity clergy or staff will ever contact you asking you “for a favor,” such as purchasing gift cards. These are tactics used by scammers, and they are more common than you might think. Please be cautious and use good judgment.

Help Us Share Your News

We invite you to share your announcements about ministries of the parish by visiting our website and submitting the communications request form no later than the Monday two weeks before you want your announcement to run in the weekly eNews and the bulletin announcements.

For more information, visit the News page or call (804) 359-5628.

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