Posted: June 2, 2022

News for Sunday, June 5, 2022

Easter 2022


Street Parking for this Sunday
Parking is available in the lot behind the church; also on Laurel and Cherry Streets and South Cathedral Place with this printable parking permit available for download. The Virginia Commonwealth University West Main Street parking deck is free with the QR code printed in the bulletin, used as you exit the structure.

Bishop’s Visit and Confirmation (One Service Only on This Day)
At the 10:30 a.m. service on June 5th, The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Suffragan Bishop of Virginia and Ecclesiastical Authority, will preside and preach, and will baptize and confirm more than a dozen children, youth, and adults. In preparation for this milestone, the confirmands have participated in monthly retreats to study Christianity, the Episcopal Church, and membership in this parish. There will be special music featuring the James River Brass, including Parry’s “I Was Glad” sung by the Parish Choir with brass and organ accompaniment. At the same service the graduating seniors among the parish will also receive the blessing of the Bishop. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Special parking arrangements will be made for this service, and communicated to you nearer the date.

Children’s Sunday School on June 5
On Sunday, June 5th, Children’s Sunday School will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the main service. Near the beginning of the service, Rev. Duane Nettles will invite children in 5th grade and below to join Kate Givens for Sunday School. Immediately following the sermon, Kate will take the children up to the balcony of the church to have a clear view of the Baptism and Confirmation. Then, during the passing of the peace, the children will return to their parents in church.

Problems with May 29 Live-stream
Last Sunday, a technical glitch caused the live-streaming and recording of the 10:30 a.m. service to quit in the middle. The problem was identified and resolved, we expect it won’t happen again, and we apologize to all of you who were wanting to tune in.

Parents’ Night Out
On Friday evening, June 10th, parents are invited to join the Rector at 5:30 p.m. for a drink at the Quirk Hotel roof bar, 201 W Broad St., while we look after your children. This chic, modern hotel occupies an Italian Renaissance-style building built in 1916 as a dry goods store, and opened in 2005 by Scott and Katie Ukrop. The hotel now houses Quirk Gallery, which predated the hotel, and was for several years a leading attraction in what has become Richmond’s Broad Street Arts District. You may drop the kids off at church any time between 5:00 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. for child care, dinner, and activities. After the cocktail hour, make your own way to your chosen date night spot. We’ll need you to register by Wednesday, June 8th, so we’ll know how many children to prepare for. Please plan to pick up your children by 9:30 p.m.

Red Door’s Participation with Shood
We are happy to report that Shood will be here on Friday, June 10th, to give carefully reconditioned slightly used athletic shoes to our Red Door visitors at mid-day. Shood is a non-profit founded by GHTC parishioner Robin Telfian, and operated in partnership with Jeff Wells, owner of two Fleet Feet stores here. “We believe everyone deserves the basic dignity of having a clean pair of shoes that fit.,” says their mission statement. “We make gently used, high-quality shoes available to those in need through a personal, pop-up shopping experience, throughout Richmond, Virginia.”

Upcoming Events

6/05 |  Bishop’s Visit – Baptism & Confirmation (one service at 10:30 a.m.)
6/07 |  CirclesRVA at 5:30 p.m. (Parish Hall)
6/10 |. Red Door & Shood Offer Reconditioned Shoes
6/10 |  Parents’ Night Out, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Quirk Hotel & Parish Hall)
6/11 |  CirclesRVA Graduation at 11:00 a.m. (Parish Hall)
6/11 |  RVA Art Song Series at 8:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)
6/12 |  Children’s Chapel Begins
6/13 |  Spirited Sisters at 5:30 p.m. (Burger Bach, Cary Street)


Flowers on the Altar
This Sunday’s Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Mason T. New by his son Mason New and family. 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

Thank You and Farewell to Mark Koontz
Mark Koontz, who has served as our fine Assistant Organist for almost two years, has resigned this position. June 12th will be his last Sunday with us. Mark has enriched our worship services with his musical gifts, playing the organ for preludes, postludes, hymns, and service music; and both accompanying and directing the Parish Choir. We are most grateful for Mark’s excellent musical leadership and dedicated service to the glory of God, and to us.


Endowment Fund Scholarships
Grace and Holy Trinity gives need-based scholarships through the GHTC Endowment Fund to active members of the Parish. The funds are by the Scholarship Committee chaired by Billy McGuire. For additional information or to make a request, please contact Billy, or mail correspondence to GHTC; 8 N. Laurel St.; Richmond, VA 23220; Attn: A. Gray.

Parish Life

Spirited Sisters
The next meeting of the Spirited Sisters will be on Monday, June 13th at 5:30 p.m. We’ll gather for spirits and supper at Burger Bach on Cary Street. We’re happy to report that three more people are joining the group. If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Cathy Saunders.

RVA Art Song Series
At 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11th, in the Parish Hall, Commonwealth Concert Opera will present Johannes Brahms’s Die Schone Magelone, a cycle of fifteen songs from a novella by Ludwig Tiek, and Brahms’s only such cycle, in a new, singable English translation with a narrator. Performing will be Richmond’s Three Tenors (Tracey Welborn, Alan Chavez, and James Taylor) accompanied by pianist Charles Lindsey. Tickets are $15 at the door. More information »

New Sanctuary Sound System
We are still raising the last funding for the complete new sound system in the church, which will replace the sound board and all the microphones, speakers, and wiring, so that every parishioner will hear every word and note. We are more than halfway to the goal, and welcome your participation as we raise the remaining money to make this long-overdue improvement in the life of the parish. To contribute to this fund, you may mail a check or handle the cost online at, and indicate “sound system” on your gift.


Needed for the Red Door Clothes Closet
The clothes closet is in need of men’s socks and t-shirts (M, L, & XL), and also of plastic grocery bags to send them off in. You may leave those things in the “Service Ministries” collection box in the elevator hall on your left as you come up the stairs from the parking lot in the rear of the church.

Return of CirclesRVA to the Parish Hall
After many months of meeting only on Zoom, the Parish Hall will once again be the place where CirclesRVA will convene in person on selected Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning with June 7th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Circles will also hold their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 11th, from 11:30 a.m until 1:00 p.m. We congratulate the graduates and wish them every good thing in the coming years.

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

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Talk with Rector and Staff

Feel free to contact the Rector, Duane Nettles, or any member of the staff. See the full Church Staff Directory.

Or, call or stop by: (804) 359-5628 or 8 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220