Posted: May 12, 2022

News for Sunday, May 15, 2022

Easter 2022


Rector’s Institution on Sunday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. (Replacing the 10:30 a.m. Service)
After a long pandemic-induced delay, the Rev. Duane Nettles will at last be formally inducted as Rector of Grace & Holy Trinity Church (GHTC) this Sunday, May 15th, at 5:00 p.m. The Very Rev. Dr. Charles Dupree, Dean of the Central Region of the Diocese and Rector at St. Paul’s on Franklin Street, will preside. 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. Read more on the Rector’s Institution » 

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, 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. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

New Sanctuary Sound System
We have contracted for a complete new sound system in the church, replacing all the microphones, speakers, wiring and sound board so that every parishioner will hear every word and note. The funds are more than halfway to the goal, and welcome your participation as we raise the remaining $30,000 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.

Johnnie William Inman – Requiescat in Pace
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Johnnie Inman. The funeral will be held  on Tuesday, May 17th, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Interment will be private.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Johnnie. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer (1979) p. 465

Upcoming Events

5/15 | NO 10:30 a.m. Service – replaced by Rector’s Institution at 5:00 p.m.
5/18 | Prayer Shawls & Needlework at 7:00 p.m. (Betsy Featherstone’s)
5/20 |  Meet the Candidates for Bishop at 6:00 p.m. (All Saints Episcopal Church)
5/21 |  Holy Strollers at 9:30 a.m. (Richmond Slave Trail)
5/21 |  Chamber Music Concert at 3:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)
5/22 |  Children & Youth Sunday
6/03 |  Red Door & Shood Offers New Shoes
6/05 |  Bishop’s Visit – Baptism & Confirmation (one service at 10:30 a.m.)
6/10 |  Parents’ Night Out, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.


Samples from Sunday
This week’s “Samples from Sunday” features the children’s choir, directed by Abigail Stinnett and Caroline Guske. They sang “Jubilate Deo” (“Make a Joyful Noise”) by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) arranged by Caroline Guske. The children added much joy to our Mother’s Day worship service. Watch the video »

Flowers on the Altar
This Sunday’s Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God. 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


Lectio Divina
The Wednesday night group began meeting again via Zoom early this month,  and will continue through June 1st. Join the group from 7:00 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 in, please contact Beth McClelland or Mary Ann Blankenship.

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.

Children’s Schedule for May 15
There will be NO Sunday School or nursery on the morning of May 15th.

We will provide childcare for children 5 and under from 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the 5:00 p.m. Rector’s Institution service. Contact Kate Given for details at (804) 359-5628, ext. 15.

Parish Life

Prayer Shawls and Other Needlework
Love needles, but not in your arm? Come to Betsy Featherstone’s house this Wednesday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m. and bring your needles of choice for fellowship, cookies, and a chance to sit and work on your projects. We are continuing to knit prayer shawls for those who are comforted and inspired by them. Don’t know how to knit? We’ll teach you! I have knitting needles and lots of gorgeous “homespun” yarn. If you’re interested, call Betsy.

Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Richmond’s “Meet and Greet” with the Diocesan Bishop nominees will be held on Friday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, 8787 River Road. This is the first of six such events around the Diocese between the 20th and the 24th. All members of the Diocese are invited to attend. For more details and the full schedule of these events, visit the Diocesan website »

Holy Strollers
On Saturday morning, May 21st, at 9:30 a.m. we’ll 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.

Parents’ Night Out
On Friday evening, June 10th, parents may drop their children off at church any time between 5:00 and 5:50 p.m. for child care, dinner, and activities. While we look after your children, you are invited to join the Rector at 5:30 for a drink at the roof bar at Quirk Hotel (201 W Broad St). Then make your own way to your chosen date night spot and enjoy a night out. 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.

Chamber Music Concert
GHTC is hosting a chamber music concert in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 21st, 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 »


Red Door’s Participation with Shood
Shood is a non-profit founded by GHTC parishioner Robin Telfian, and run 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 are happy to report that Shood will be here on Friday, June 3rd, to give shoes to our Red Door visitors at mid-day.

Your Easter contributions to Ukraine Relief
The offering at the 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday supplied $3,570.25, which will go to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Relief Fund. According to the Fund’s recent press releases, they are partnering with the Convocation [of Episcopal Churches in Europe] who have created a fund to support local congregations’ refugee response … “We are extremely grateful to all of our generous donors and supporters who are enabling us to provide assistance …,” said Abagail Nelson, Executive Vice President, Episcopal Relief & Development.

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