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News for Easter Day: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Easter 2022


May Day Baskets
On Sunday, May 1, we are sharing the breakfast hour with Catherine Perrin and lots of flowers – bring a modest-sized basket and some garden shears if you have them, and make May baskets, with thanks to the Episcopal Church Women.

Save the Date: Rector’s Institution on Sunday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m.
After a long pandemic-induced delay, the Rev. Duane Nettles will at last be formally inducted as Rector of Grace & Holy Trinity Church (GHTC) on Sunday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m. This celebration of our new ministry will replace the customary 10:30 a.m. service on that day. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. More information on the Rector’s Institution »

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

Upcoming Events

4/30 |  Foyer Group at 10:30 a.m. (St. Stephen’s Courtyard)
5/01 |  May Day flower basket making at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Parish Hall)
5/04 |  Lectio Divina at Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
5/08 |  Special Children’s Choir Anthem for Mothers’ Day at 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
5/09 |  Spirited Sisters at 5:30 p.m. (Elaine Quinn’s Home)
5/15 NO 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – replaced by Rector’s Institution at 5:00 p.m.
5/19 |  Holy Strollers at 9:30 a.m. (Richmond Slave Trail)
5/20 |  Meet the Candidates for Bishop at 6:00 p.m. (All Saints Episcopal Church)
5/21 |  Chamber Music Concert at 3:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)
5/22 |  Children & Youth Sunday
6/05 |  Bishop’s Visit – Baptism & Confirmation


Special Mothers’ Day Anthem
At the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 8, the Children’s Choir will sing Palestrina’s “Jubilate Deo,” a round in Latin and English arranged by Caroline Guske.

Bishop’s visit and confirmation 
On June 5, The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Suffragan Bishop of Virginia, will preside and preach at the 10:30 a.m. service to baptize and confirm more than a dozen children, youth, and adults. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The Book of Common Prayer says, “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.”  In preparation for this milestone, the confirmands have participated in monthly retreats to study Christianity, the Episcopal Church, and membership in this parish.

Samples from Sunday
This week’s video is “Christ Our Passover” by Will C. MacFarlane, arranged and edited by Thomas Gibbs and presented by the Parish Choir on Easter Sunday with a brass quintet of VCU students Alex Wilkerson and Jerry Grimes, trumpets; Erica Ohmann, French horn; Grant Cunningham, trombone; TJ Lindsay, tuba; and Mark Koontz, organ. We are grateful to all of them for enriching our Easter celebration with their musical gifts. Watch the Easter video »


Lectio Divina
The Wednesday night group is beginning again on May 4 through June 1 by Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a Lectio Divina meditation on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. No preparation is needed. Just show up with a desire to delve deeper into the Gospel. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Beth McClelland or Mary Ann Blankenship directly.

Children’s Sunday School & Nursery
If you’re a parent of a child from birth through fifth grade, there’s activity for your family every  Sunday morning, with special activities on the Palm Sunday and Easter Day mornings. Contact our Children and Young Families Minister, Kate Given, for information about the Nursery (open at 7:45 a.m. for children up to age 4), Godly Play (preK-2nd grade), Children’s Choir (preK-2nd grade) or Club 345 (3rd-5th grade).

Parish Life

Spirited Sisters
This women’s group meets on the second Monday evening of each month for supper, salad, spirits, and socializing.  The next gathering is on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Elaine Quinn’s house. If you’d like to join, contact Cathy Saunders directly

Holy Strollers
Saturday morning, May 19, 9:30 a.m., Walk the Richmond Slave Trail. Meet at Ancarrow’s Landing, 1200 Brander Street, Richmond, Va. 23224. The slave trail meanders through woods bordering the James River, crosses over Mayo’s Bridge, winds its way north through Shockoe Bottom to Lumpkin’s Slave Jail site, and then to the serene and lovingly tended African Burial Ground, at 15th and East Broad streets. It is a beautiful and thought-provoking walk through history, in the middle of the city. About 4.5 miles round trip.

Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Richmond’s “Meet and Greet” with the Diocesan Bishop nominees will be held on Friday, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, 8787 River Road. All members of the Diocese are invited to attend.

Chamber Music Concert
GHTC is hosting a chamber music concert in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception. The program includes two Trios for piano, violin, and viola, the first in C sharp Minor written in 1921 by Robert Fuchs, a Vienna Conservatory professor; and the second originally written for horn, violin and piano by Johannes Brahms in 1865, and scored for viola rather than horn in 1884. The concert features Katya Lapin, piano; Matvey Lapin, viola, and Violaine Michel, violin. Visit the concerts page for more information »


Supporting Red Door Ministry
Your continued support of the Red Door Ministry allows us to serve lunch every Friday, and to provide seasonal clothing and hygiene products. Please donate through and select Red Door Ministries. To volunteer, contact Molly Howle, chair of the Red Door Steering Committee, or visit and send a message to “Kitchen Coordinator, Red Door Volunteering.”

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