News

Posted: January 5, 2023

News for Sunday, January 8, 2023

Easter 2022

Upcoming Events

01/06       | Epiphany Parents’ Night Out – 5:00 p.m. (Truckle Cheesemongers)
01/08       | Parish Forum: St. Andrew’s School – 9:30 a.m. (First Floor Classroom)
01/11       | Lectio Divina Resumes – 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
01/14       | VCU Commonwealth Singers & Yale Glee Club Concert – 3:00 p.m. (Church)
01/15       | Youth Pilgrimage Interest Meeting – 9:30 a.m. (First Floor Classroom)
01/17       | VCU Alumni, Faculty, & Campus Ministry Basketball Social – 5:00 p.m. (Siegel Center)
01/18       | Vestry Meeting – 5:30 p.m. (First Floor Classroom)
01/18       | Choral Compline Resumes – 8:00 p.m. (Church)
01/19       | Senior Tea with The Rector – 1:30 p.m. (The Commonwealth Club)
01/22       | Confirmation Retreat #3 – 12:00 p.m. (Roslyn Center)
01/29       | Youth Orchestra Rehearsal – 11:45 a.m. (Church)
01/29       | Music for a Cause Concert Benefiting St. Andrew’s School – 3:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)

Save the Date

02/05       | Parish Forum: Topic and Speaker TBA  – 9:30 a.m. (First Floor Classroom)
02/12       | Choral Evensong: Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams) – 5:00 p.m.
                    Organ concert begins at 4:30 p.m. (Church)
02/19       | Annual Meeting & Mardi Gras Sunday (Church & Parish Hall)

Worship

Online Scripture Study: Ruth & Esther – January 6
During Epiphany, Forward Movement (the Episcopal Church publisher) is sponsoring an online study of Ruth and Esther. Participants will receive a weekly email and may download suggested daily readings and a study guide. Reflections are shared weekly by the Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti, Rector of St. David’s in North Chesterfield. Visit goodbookclub.org/readings for more information. Questions? Contact Mary-Ann Blankenship.

Lectio Divina – January 11
Lectio Divina will resume meetings on January 11th for six weeks, ending February 15th. This Wednesday night group will be meeting by Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Sunday’s gospel. All are welcome. For more information or to join, please contact Beth McClelland  or Mary Ann Blankenship.

Flowers on the Altar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God, and in loving memory of Pamela Burnside Gray and Elmon Taylor Gray by Kay Gray. If you would like to remember or honor a loved one by giving the altar flowers, please contact Judy Bowman at 804-359-5628 (ext. 14), with dates and specific requests (such as colors and/or particular flowers). The cost is $100. You may mail a check or handle the cost online at ghtc.org/give.

Education

Pilgrimage Interest Meeting – January 15
On January 15th, at 9:30 a.m. in the first floor classroom there will be an interest meeting for the youth pilgrimage this coming summer. This year, we are hoping to connect to our American Episcopal history culminating with a trip to the National Cathedral. Please join us for more information as we gauge interest and dream of the road ahead. A recording of the meeting will be available for those unable to attend. Questions? Contact Kyle Bomar.

Confirmation Retreat – January 22
On January 22nd from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we will have our next Confirmation Retreat at Roslyn Center. The confirmands will be exploring what it means to be an Episcopalian. If you would like more information about how you or your youth could be involved please contact Kyle Bomar.

Parish Life

Parents’ Night Out – Reminder
A reminder for those who have signed up: Parents’ Night Out continues on January 6th, 2023. Parents, please plan to drop off your children of all ages at the church for an evening of fun and fellowship. Childcare is provided from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and dinner is provided. Parents are invited to gather at Truckle Cheesemongers, owned by parishioner Maggie Bradshaw, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before you go off to enjoy your evening. You can sign up online for the next Parents’ Night Out on March 17th.

Spirited Sisters – January 9
Spirited Sisters, a women’s group of the parish, will meet next on Monday, January 9th at 5:30 p.m. at Burger Bach in Carytown for lively conversation and a meal. If you are interested in attending contact  Cathy Saunders.

Calling all Rams: VCU Hoops vs. UMass – January 17
Parishioners who are VCU alumni or faculty (current or retired) are invited to join the Campus Ministry for a Rams basketball game on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. The night will include a tour of the development center (which rivals some NFL and NBA training facilities,) photo opportunities with Rodney the Ram, and of course, the ball game versus UMass. The last day to sign up is this Sunday, January 8th. If you have a connection to VCU and would like to attend, please contact Cathy Saunders.

Outreach

VCU Commonwealth Singers & Yale Glee Club Concert – January 14
The VCU Commonwealth Singers and the Yale Glee Club will perform a concert on Saturday, January 14th, at 3:00 p.m. in the church. After a year in which nearly all of the Glee Club’s activities were virtual, the 2021-22 season saw them return to in-person singing, public concerts, and even a concert tour to California. To kick off 2023, the Glee Club is touring the mid-Atlantic, with concerts in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. A local performance by Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization happens only once in a blue moon. Admission is free – all are welcome to attend!

Music for a Cause: 100 Years of Song Benefiting St. Andrew’s School – January 29
Come out for our first annual outreach fundraiser “Music for a Cause” on Sunday, January 29th, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Enjoy a beautiful concert, delicious food, and auction benefiting St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, located four blocks from Grace & Holy Trinity. Join the incredible soloists of Grace and Holy Trinity Church in the Parish Hall for “100 Years of Song” featuring popular songs from the 20th Century, including well-known favorites from George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, and Dolly Parton! St. Andrew’s School is an independent, K-5 elementary school located in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood. Local philanthropist Grace Arents founded the school in 1894. There are 96 students educated by this tuition-free, Episcopal school.

Help Us Share Your News

We invite you to share your announcements about ministries of the parish by sending them to communications@ghtc.org by Monday two weeks before your announcement will run in the weekly eNews and the bulletin announcements. If you’d prefer to call to share your announcement, please contact Paul Evans in the parish office at (804) 359-5628.

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

Sunday Services

8:00 AM • 10:30 AM • 5:00 PM

Wednesday Evening Prayer

* Will resume January 18th, 2023.

Friday Noonday Prayer

12:00 PM

Recent Worship

To watch the videos from the week of January 1st, click the links below.

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