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Posted: January 19, 2023

News for Sunday, January 22, 2023

Easter 2022

Upcoming Events

01/20 | Holy Strollers – 9:00 a.m. (Belle Isle)
01/22 | Confirmation Retreat #3 – 12:00 p.m. (Roslyn Center)
01/29 | Music for a Cause Concert Benefiting St. Andrew’s School – 3:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)
02/05 | Parish Forum: The Rev. Charles Joy – 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 – 9:30 a.m. (Church & Parish Hall)

Save the Date

02/22 | Ash Wednesday – 12:00 p.m. (Church)
02/22 | Ash Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. (Church)

Worship

Lectio Divina – January 11
Lectio Divina resumed meetings on January 11th and will continue for the next five weeks, ending on 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.

Youth Orchestra Rehearsals – January 22 & 29,  February 5 & 12
The Music Ministry Team invites youth to sign up for the Youth Orchestra. Strings, brass, woodwinds, piano, and acoustic guitar are all welcome. The performance will be during the 10:30 a.m. service on February 19th, with rehearsals following the 10:30 a.m. service on January 29th, February 5th, and February 12th. If you are interested, please contact Sean McDonald, Assistant Choirmaster and Organist using the staff contact page.

Flowers on the Altar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Hubert Sears by Porsche Pierson. 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

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. We ask that you please be in prayer for our participants as they seek to deepen their faith and understanding. If you would like more information about how you or your youth could be involved please contact Kyle Bomar.

Parish Forum: The Rev. Charles Joy on An Experienced Epiphany – February 5
On Sunday, February 5th, at 9:30 a.m., The Rev. Charles Joy will share about an epiphany event that initiated  a major change in the direction of his life, bringing him to seminary, ordination, and eventually life as a priest in the Episcopal Church. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming forum guests on March 5th and April 2nd.

Parish Life

Holy Strollers – January 20
On Friday, January 20th, the Holy Strollers will journey on a round-trip walk from Grace & Holy Trinity to Belle Isle. We will meet in the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. sharp. The total distance is about three and a half miles, including a short hillside portion near the river. Please note there are steps at both ends of the walkway to the island. No portion of the walk is particularly difficult. More than 150 years ago, Belle Isle was the site of a Civil War prisoner of war camp which received more than 20,000 soldiers, of which about 1,000 people died while held there. Ponder Richmond’s past and present at this attractive spot within the James River Park System. The walk will take approximately two to two and a half hours. We plan to return to church no later than 11:30 a.m. You will want to layer up in warm comfortable clothes, walking shoes or boots,  and bring water. If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact Susan Hankins.

Men’s Group – February 4
The Men’s Group will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4th at Ellwood Thompson’s in Carytown. A variety of coffee options, bagels, and pastries are available for purchase at the cafe. No agenda, but a simple get together.

Parents’ Night Out – March 17
Parents’ Night Out continues on March 17th, 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 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (location TBA) before you go off to enjoy your evening. If you would like to sign up, you can do at ghtc.org/PNO.

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Wednesday Evening Prayer

8:00 PM

Friday Noonday Prayer

12:00 PM

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