Grace Notes - July 14, 2019

Grace Notes - July 14, 2019

Announcements

July Mission
Red Door Campus Ministry

Red Door Ministry is our Campus Ministry at Radford University. The monthly mission for July will be to help with additional support beyond what is provided by the Diocesan Higher Education Committee to continue its missional work among the collegiate community at Radford.

Donations received this month will go toward covering the costs of food items not otherwise provided on regular Monday Night meetings, outreach events, gifts given during finals week, and student attendance at retreats and work weekends at ministries like Boys Home and Grace House. This funding will also support other campus groups like UKirk.

Becoming the Beloved Community Pilgrimage at Bisset Park August 17 starting at 3:30—Dr. Wornie Reed, Professor, Sociology and Africana Studies, Director, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Tech will be speaking.

August Kids—August Kids will be held on Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00a-12:00p and 4:00p-6:00p at Central United Methodist Church. Income eligible Radford families may participate. Letters and applications will NOT be mailed this year. Applicants will need to attend the screening process. For your application please provide a photo ID, proof of address, social security card or birth certificate for each child, proof of financial eligibility.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).

Coats for Kids is Seeking Donations—Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts will find a good home when donated to the annual Coats for Kids drive sponsored by the Radford Clothing Bank. Coats for Kids provides in-good-condition winter wear for school children (pre-school through high school) throughout the New River Valley. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.The coats will be distributed in early October at the Clothing Bank.


Preparing for Next Sunday

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

Amos’s vision of the basket of summer fruit, the prophet’s accusations against Israel’s oppression of the poor and needy, and the threat of a coming day of divine judgment constitute the Old Testament reading for next week. Threatening notes are also sounded in the Psalm, as lying, plotting to do evil, and a devouring spirit are assailed. The magnificent christological hymn, with its bold claims about Christ’s role in creation and unique relationship with God, dominates the epistolary reading. Even so, the latter part of this passage from Colossians spells out some of the implications of Christ’s reconciling work. In the Gospel reading, Jesus commends Mary for her concentration and devotion and chides Martha for being distracted by the insignificant tasks of life.  Here’s your challenge: consider all of the good faith and good works in these readings. 


Weekly Roles

Serving Grace July 14, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Mark and Sherri Carper

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace July 21, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Ann and Tim Walker

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston


Vacation Bible School 2019

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Grace Notes - July 7, 2019

Grace Notes - July 7, 2019

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Announcements

July Mission
Red Door Campus Ministry

Red Door Ministry is our Campus Ministry at Radford University. The monthly mission for July will be to help with additional support beyond what is provided by the Diocesan Higher Education Committee to continue its missional work among the collegiate community at Radford.

Donations received this month will go toward covering the costs of food items not otherwise provided on regular Monday Night meetings, outreach events, gifts given during finals week, and student attendance at retreats and work weekends at ministries like Boys Home and Grace House. This funding will also support other campus groups like UKirk.

Vestry will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00

The Way of Love: Joining God group meets on Sunday, July 7 at 9:15 in the Vestry Conference Room.

The Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30.


Becoming the Beloved Community Pilgrimage at Bisset Park August 17 starting at 3:30—Dr. Wornie Reed, Professor, Sociology and Africana Studies, Director, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Tech will be speaking.

Vacation Bible School July 7 -10--Volunteers are needed to lead Bible Story Time each night. We also need help with meal prep on Tuesday, July 8. A sign up sheet is in the parish hall.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).

Coats for Kids is Seeking Donations—Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts will find a good home when donated to the annual Coats for Kids drive sponsored by the Radford Clothing Bank. Coats for Kids provides in-good-condition winter wear for school children (pre-school through high school) throughout the New River Valley. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.The coats will be distributed in early October at the Clothing Bank.


 Preparing for Next Sunday
Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

The prophet Amos tells of a conversation with the Lord when the Lord called him and said, "See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by.” Amos tried to get out of being called to prophesy but couldn’t. In Paul’s letter to the Colossians we hear Paul also calling and sending them, asking them through a life of prayer to “lead lives worthy of the Lord.” From Luke’s Gospel we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan in answer to the question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  What other themes do you find in these readings?


Weekly Roles

Serving Grace July 14, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon(10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Bonnie Cunningham (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Mark and Sherri Carper

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace July 7, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Lee Slusher (10:30a)

Counters
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Sandy Wright

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston


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Grace Notes - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Grace Notes - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Announcements

June Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) provides meals at no cost for people in need in Radford and Fairlawn, VA through a dining room that’s open from 11am to 12:15pm and a Meals on Wheels program that brings food right to peoples’ front doors.

This month, Grace Church will be collecting monetary donations for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread to help with the costs of running the nonprofit. Please use the blue envelopes in the pews when you make a donation.

The Way of Love: Joining God group meets on Sunday, July 7 at 9:15 in the Vestry Conference Room.
The Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30.

Rolling Lament Coming to Bisset Park August 17—Becoming the Beloved Community PilgrimageThe Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia and Diocese of Southwestern Virginia are hosting a “rolling lament” through the state of Virginia along Route 11 on August 17 marking 400 years since enslaved Africans first landed in North America at Jamestown. The event will begin in Jamestown and Christian services will be held in each of these cities in a one day pilgrimage. Radford will be one of several participating cities including Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, and churches in Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke and Abingdon. Efforts will be made to include African American and White members of various local churches to plan and participate in the event together. The event will present the history of Route 11 as a “trail of tears” informing participants of historical facts like that the original Route 11 was used to transport slaves through Virginia and on to the deep south. Radford has been invited to participate because of stories of difficulty slave caravans had crossing the New River at this site.

Vacation Bible School July 7 -10--Volunteers are needed to lead Bible Story Time each night. We also need help with meal prep on Tuesday, July 8. A sign up sheet is in the parish hall.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).

Coats for Kids is Seeking Donations—Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts will find a good home when donated to the annual Coats for Kids drive sponsored by the Radford Clothing Bank. Coats for Kids provides in-good-condition winter wear for school children (pre-school through high school) throughout the New River Valley. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.The coats will be distributed in early October at the Clothing Bank.


Preparing for Next Sunday

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
 
The deceptively simple story of Elisha’s healing of Naaman the leper serves as next week’s Old Testament reading. Quite fittingly, Psalm 30 praises the God who heals and delivers from death. Various moral exhortations comprise the epistolary reading from Paul’s concluding chapter of his epistle to the Galatians. The Gospel text is the account from St. Luke of Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy and their triumphant return. What other themes come to mind for you among these themes of healing, virtue and evangelism?


Weekly Roles

Serving Grace July 7, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Lee Slusher (10:30a)

Counters
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Sandy Wright

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace June 30, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Ann Walker(10:30a)

Counters
Kristi McCraw and Sherri Carper

Coffee Hour
Matt and Joan Sutphin

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan

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Grace Notes - June 23, 2019

Grace Notes - June 23, 2019

Announcements

June Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) provides meals at no cost for people in need in Radford and Fairlawn, VA through a dining room that’s open from 11am to 12:15pm and a Meals on Wheels program that brings food right to peoples’ front doors.

This month, Grace Church will be collecting monetary donations for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread to help with the costs of running the nonprofit. Please use the blue envelopes in the pews when you make a donation.

Rolling Lament Coming to Bisset Park August 17—Becoming the Beloved Community PilgrimageThe Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia and Diocese of Southwestern Virginia are hosting a “rolling lament” through the state of Virginia along Route 11 on August 17 marking 400 years since enslaved Africans first landed in North America at Jamestown. The event will begin in Jamestown and Christian services will be held in each of these cities in a one day pilgrimage. Radford will be one of several participating cities including Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, and churches in Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke and Abingdon. Efforts will be made to include African American and White members of various local churches to plan and participate in the event together. The event will present the history of Route 11 as a “trail of tears” informing participants of historical facts like that the original Route 11 was used to transport slaves through Virginia and on to the deep south. Radford has been invited to participate because of stories of difficulty slave caravans had crossing the New River at this site.

Vacation Bible School July 7 -10--Volunteers are needed to lead Bible Story Time each night. We also need help with meal prep on Tuesday, July 8. A sign up sheet is in the parish hall.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M). The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti. For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies. For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them. Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).


Preparing for Next Sunday

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1,13-25
Luke 9:51-62

Rev. Kathy is challenging us this summer to study the scriptures for the following Sunday each week. Consider the themes in the readings for June 30: Loyalty; Faith working through love; Being guided by the Spirit; Prioritizing the Gospel and Trusting in Jesus. Read, study and inwardly digest these readings through prayer and contemplation prior to next Sunday. Hopefully this will enhance the weekly sermon for both the congregation and the preacher and strengthen our community in ministry. Here's a web site for more study:
http://montreal.anglican.org


Serving Grace June 23, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kristi McCraw(10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Robert and Carol Asbury

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan

Serving Grace June 30, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Ann Walker(10:30a)

Counters
Kristi McCraw and Sherri Carper

Coffee Hour
Matt and Joan Sutphin

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan

Red Door Campus Ministry

Summer is in full swing. Schools are out. The streets near Radford University are clear and unencumbered. One can visit their favorite eatery on Tyler Avenue or shop downtown with ease. The movie theaters are not standing room only and all in all a calm if over the city of Radford. As I write this from the RedDoor house, it is too quiet. There is no laughter. No music being played on guitar, violin, or ukulele; no songs sung. No questions. No epiphany. No tears. It is summer.

This is when traditionally churches slow down during the summer.  Attendance will sometimes take a dip, as does giving, as people get to take a break from their jobs and the stresses of life and go on vacation. My family and I went on vacation recently. Our first vacation in two years, and it was wonderful. Some in ministry call this summer ‘slow down,’ the summer slump.

The summer should not be a time to slump. Rather, this an opportune time, especially in collegiate ministry, to plan and prepare for the upcoming university year!  If one would wait until school was starting back, it would be nearly impossible to build or maintain any momentum. RedDoor house may be quiet, with the rustling of the flags out front marking her as the gateway to the university, but she it far from being still.

There has already been one round of quest, a fair for incoming freshman, and RedDoor was serving at the tables and already we have contacts for the coming year.  There is another round of quest coming up and we will be there as well; excited to encounter incoming freshmen and their families.

We are keeping in touch with our current students through a weekly midweek devotion to ‘check in’ with them, to encourage and challenge them and to let them know that we are here for them and their needs, spiritual or otherwise that they may have. And they are remaining in contact with us as well. Some are sharing their excitement for the coming semester; and to have a safe space where they can be who God has created them to be. A safe space to grow, learn, build community and discover. And the community is growing.

RedDoor is excited about the shared ministry direction of the collegiate ministry as well. RedDoor with the support of Grace Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church, and Unity Church of Radford are combining resources and congregational lay leaders and volunteers to impact the campus at Radford University and the surrounding area in a way not previously possible. This is the result of years of faithful service, sacrifice, obedience, and prayer. I personally want to thank you as you have helped to make this shared ministry possible.

There are plans to meet the students with some very real needs in simple and yet effective ways this first semester. From cookouts for the student lead team just prior to classes to facilitating feeding over 150 students breakfast the first week of classes for just $40! Being a shared ministry, the cost would be deferred to just $10 per supporting church. The shared ministry does not just need financial resources either as we need hands and feet involved with the students and the ministry this first semester. This is a most exciting time for RedDoor at Radford University. There is more that I could share.  I will save some of that for later!

As you can see, I am very excited for the coming scholastic year and I am honored and humbled to serve. To see this happen, we need the support of the church and the willingness to serve and work with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. This can be the most exciting year of collegiate ministry that we have experienced. It is all up to what are we each willing to do to take that first step out of our comfort zone to impact an emerging generation that will impact the world.

I invite you to join me on this most exciting and humbling journey,

Pastor Roger Cook


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Grace Notes - June 16, 2019

Grace Notes - June 16, 2019

Announcements

June Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread 

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) provides meals at no cost for people in need in Radford and Fairlawn, VA through a dining room that’s open from 11am to 12:15pm and a Meals on Wheels program that brings food right to peoples’ front doors.
 
This month, Grace Church will be collecting monetary donations for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread to help with the costs of running the nonprofit. Please use the blue envelopes in the pews when you make a donation.
 
Rolling Lament Coming to Bisset Park August 17—Becoming the Beloved Community PilgrimageThe Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia and Diocese of Southwestern Virginia are hosting a “rolling lament” through the state of Virginia along Route 11 on August 17 marking 400 years since enslaved Africans first landed in North America at Jamestown. The event will begin in Jamestown and Christian services will be held in each of these cities in a one day pilgrimage.  Radford will be one of several participating cities including Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, and churches in Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke and Abingdon.  Efforts will be made to include African American and White members of various local churches to plan and participate in the event together.  The event will present the history of Route 11 as a “trail of tears” informing participants of historical facts like that the original Route 11 was used to transport slaves through Virginia and on to the deep south.  Radford has been invited to participate because of stories of difficulty slave caravans had crossing the New River at this site.
 
Vacation Bible School July 7 -10--Volunteers are needed to lead Bible Story Time each night. We also need help with meal prep on Tuesday, July 8. A sign up sheet is in the parish hall. 

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M).  The M2M partnership is the Haiti collaborative of six parishes in DIOSWVA that is supporting St. Paul’s School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti.  For the 2018-2019 School Year M2M  was able to pay the teachers and administrators salaries through August 2019, provided lunches for about 200 students throughout the school year and provide $1000 for educational supplies.  For 2019-2020 we intend to provide the same support and to visit to better understand how we can best support them.  Potential projects include:

  • expanding classroom space by adding two additional classrooms (there are currently four) so that school could serve grades beyond the sixth grade

  • a water project (there is no water in the community)

  • a solar project

The plan is to visit in late October or early November.  Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you?  Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry?  Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu  540-553-5846).

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace June 23, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kristi McCraw(10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Robert and Carol Asbury

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan
 

Celebrating Our 2019 Graduates

Serving Grace June 16, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kathleen Harshberge (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Penny Sweet

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan

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Thor Sproule

Thor graduated with honors from Radford High School.  He was a 4-year letterman in basketball, winning 3 state championships, and a 3-year letter-man and goalie for the soccer team.  He was recently named "First Team, All-District" in soccer.    He also participated in the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and he received the DAR Good Citizen Award and 4909 Basketball Honorarium from Radford High School. Thor plans to attend the College of William & Mary and possibly study "Engineering Physics and Applied Design" and/or environmental studies.
 

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John William Bethea

John William Bethea is an avid athlete and participated in High School Indoor & Outdoor Track, Football and Baseball.  He lettered all 4 years and was honored to win both District and Regions in outdoor track in the 400 his senior year.  He has always been a loyal friend, son and his faith in God has provided guidance in overcoming many obstacles.  His journey will continue as he will be attending New River Community College with plans to transfer to a 4 year institution.
 

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Jesse Shelor

 Jesse graduated from Auburn High School where he played football and soccer and ran and jumped for indoor and outdoor track.  He was all-state in indoor track, placing 2nd in high jump.  Jesse was captain of the soccer team and selected 1st team all state.  Jesse was a member of the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
 
Jesse plans to attend Marshall University in Huntington, WV and major in Mechanical Engineering.

       June Mission Radford Food Pantry     Grace’s monthly mission is the Radford Pantry. This service provides lunches Monday through Friday to area residents for almost 20 years. They prepare and serve lunch to between 50 to 70 people weekly. The food pantry is supported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community.   Donations of the following are appreciated:     Canned beans of any kind     Boxed mashed potatoes    Spaghetti noodles     Macaroni noodles     Spaghetti sauce     Paper towels    A monetary gift would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry. Please consider volunteering, contact Bette Wright for more details.     Parish Office —The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays this summer. Please send in any announcements for Grace Notes and the bulletin by Thursday afternoons.   Graduates-- Thor Sproule, Jesse Shelor, and J.W. Bethea are graduating this spring. To help them get ready for their next chapter, baskets have been placed on the stage to fill with college supplies and well wishes.  The senior shower date is June 12       Weekly Roles          Serving Grace June 9, 2019     Lay Eucharistic Minister  Michael Cluver (8a) Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)   Lector  Paula Downs (8a) Dick Harshberger (10:30a)   Counters  Terry McCraw and Terry Nester   Coffee Hour  Diana Jordan and Kathryn Jordan   Altar Guild  Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan            Serving Grace June 16, 2019     Lay Eucharistic Minister  Michael Cluver (8a) Jack Brockway (10:30a)   Lector  Bob Himmel (8a) Kathleen Harshberge (10:30a)   Counters  Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher   Coffee Hour  Penny Sweet   Altar Guild  Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan           

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Altar Flowers  It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year?    There are a number of Sundays open.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.   Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two . 

June Mission
Radford Food Pantry
 

Grace’s monthly mission is the Radford Pantry. This service provides lunches Monday through Friday to area residents for almost 20 years. They prepare and serve lunch to between 50 to 70 people weekly. The food pantry is supported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community.
 
Donations of the following are appreciated:

  •  Canned beans of any kind

  •  Boxed mashed potatoes

  • Spaghetti noodles

  •  Macaroni noodles

  •  Spaghetti sauce

  •  Paper towels

A monetary gift would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry. Please consider volunteering, contact Bette Wright for more details. 
 
Parish Office—The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays this summer. Please send in any announcements for Grace Notes and the bulletin by Thursday afternoons.

Graduates--Thor Sproule, Jesse Shelor, and J.W. Bethea are graduating this spring. To help them get ready for their next chapter, baskets have been placed on the stage to fill with college supplies and well wishes.  The senior shower date is June 12 

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace June 9, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Diana Jordan and Kathryn Jordan

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan

Serving Grace June 16, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kathleen Harshberge (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Penny Sweet

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Lee Slusher, Diana Jordan
 

Altar Flowers

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two

Grace Notes - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Grace Notes - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Announcements

May Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread
 

Grace’s monthly mission is the Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. This service provides lunches Monday through Friday to area residents for almost 20 years. They prepare and serve lunch to between 50 to 70 people weekly. The food pantry is supported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community.
 
Donations of the following are appreciated:

  •  Canned beans of any kind

  •  Boxed mashed potatoes

  • Spaghetti noodles

  •  Macaroni noodles

  •  Spaghetti sauce

  •  Paper towels

A monetary gift would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry.


Parish Office—The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays this summer. Please send in any announcements for Grace Notes and the bulletin by Thursday afternoons.

Graduates--Thor Sproule, Jesse Shelor, and J.W. Bethea are graduating this spring. To help them get ready for their next chapter, baskets have been placed on the stage to fill with college supplies and well wishes.  The senior shower date is June 12 

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace June 9, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Diana Jordan and Kathy Jordan

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Diana Jordan, Lee Slusher

Serving Grace June 2, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Dick and Kathleen Harshberger

Altar Guild
Robbie Nester, Diana Jordan, Lee Slusher

Altar Flowers

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two

Northside will do altar flowers for $25 for one Sunday or $40 for two Sundays. Please make checks out to Grace Church and send it and your dedication to the Parish Office.

Grace Notes - May 26, 2019

Grace Notes - May 26, 2019

Announcements

May Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread
 

Grace’s monthly mission is the Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. This service provides lunches Monday through Friday to area residents for almost 20 years. They prepare and serve lunch to between 50 to 70 people weekly. The food pantry is supported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community.
 
Donations of the following are appreciated:

  •  Canned beans of any kind

  •  Boxed mashed potatoes

  • Spaghetti noodles

  •  Macaroni noodles

  •  Spaghetti sauce

  •  Paper towels

A monetary gift would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry. Please consider volunteering, contact Bette Wright for more details. 
 
Way of Love--Way of Love Joining God will meet Sunday, June 2 at 9:15a.

Parish Office—The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays this summer. Please send in any announcements for Grace Notes and the bulletin by Thursday afternoons.

Graduates--Thor Sproule, Jesse Shelor, and J.W. Bethea are graduating this spring. To help them get ready for their next chapter, baskets have been placed on the stage to fill with college supplies and well wishes.  The senior shower date is June 12 

Nursery

We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace May 26, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Bonnie Cunningham (10:30a)

Counters
Kristi McCraw and Sherri Carper

Coffee Hour
Robbie and Terry Nester

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans
 

Serving Grace June 2, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
TBD (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Dick and Kathleen Harshberger

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans

Altar Flowers

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two

Northside will do altar flowers for $25 for one Sunday or $40 for two Sundays. Please make checks out to Grace Church and send it and your dedication to the Parish Office.

Grace Notes - May 12, 2019

Grace Notes - May 12, 2019

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May Mission
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread 

Grace’s monthly mission is the Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. This service provides lunches Monday through Friday to area residents for almost 20 years. They prepare and serve lunch to between 50 to 70 people weekly. The food pantry is supported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community.
 
Donations of the following are appreciated:

  •  Canned beans of any kind

  •  Boxed mashed potatoes

  • Spaghetti noodles

  •  Macaroni noodles

  •  Spaghetti sauce

  •  Paper towels

A monetary gift would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry. Please consider volunteering, contact Bette Wright for more details. 
 
Nursery—We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.
Blessing of the Bikes--The New River Convocation will participate in the Blessing of the Bikes at Boys Home on Saturday, May 11. There will be a picnic, tour of Boys Home, and time to get to know the boys. Please contact the church office and sign up if you plan to attend in order to get a head count.
Meet at Town Hall parking lot at 9:00 am or meet at Boys Home at 12:00 noon.
Address: 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, Va. 24426 

Noon Eucharist—The Wednesday noon Eucharist and Lectionary Lunch will not meet until June.

Parish Office—The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays this summer. Please send in any announcements for Grace Notes and the bulletin by Thursday afternoons.

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace May 12, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Betty Lee

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard

Serving Grace May 19, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Lee Slusher (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Terry and Kristi McCraw

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans

Grace Notes - April 28, 2019

April Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 

Blessing of the Bikes--The New River Convocation will participate in the Blessing of the Bikes at Boys Home on Saturday, May 11. There will be a picnic, tour of Boys Home, and time to get to know the boys. Please contact the church office and sign up if you plan to attend in order to get a head count.
Meet at Town Hall parking lot at 9:00 am or meet at Boys Home at 12:00 noon.
Address: 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, Va. 24426  

Noon Eucharist—The Wednesday noon Eucharist and Lectionary Lunch will not meet until June.

Campus Ministry—The Campus Ministry Committee meets, Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 at Red Door House.

Vestry—The Vestry will meet May 7 at 6:00

Vestry Minutes

April 2019

  • Shepherd’s Report: Approved a new arrangement of the designated monthly missions.

  • Campus Ministry: Roger Cook reported that seven students regularly attend Red Door and there has been an increase in inquiry due to promotion on social media. Upcoming activities include: Bissett Park clean-up day, prayer service at the Cascades, and 12 step program for students. Kathy and Roger have drafted a community covenant for future residents of Red Door house.

  • Tim Walker and Sherri Carper have agreed to become counters.

  • The old playground has been removed and Kathy is forming a committee to research ideas for child friendly landscaping.

  • Thomas and Litton submitted a proposal for professional service for an exterior accessible ramp and sidewalk. The cost for developing a plan was sent to the finance committee for recommendation to the vestry.

  • The former nursery room has been converted to an office for Mason.

  • Thermostats in the Vest building were replaced. Mark Carper is looking into updating the corner sign.

  • A representative from Grace is needed to attend a meeting regarding vacation bible school.

  • The archive committee is developing building policies regarding weddings, baptisms, and funerals .

  • Kathy is looking for people to join the Living Local Joining God initiative from the diocese. This program examines ways to do outreach.  

Nursery

We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace April 28, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kristi McCraw (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Joy Hottenstein

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard

Serving Grace May 5, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Ann Walker (10:30a)

Counters
Tim Walker and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Dennis Price and Laura Jacobsen

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans

Easter 2019

Easter 2019

Grace Notes - April 21, 2019

Grace Notes - April 21, 2019

April Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 

Blessing of the Bikes--The New River Convocation will participate in the Blessing of the Bikes at Boys Home on Saturday, May 11. There will be a picnic, tour of Boys Home, and time to get to know the boys. Please contact the church office and sign up if you plan to attend in order to get a head count.
Meet at Town Hall parking lot at 9:00 am or meet at Boys Home at 12:00 noon.
Address: 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, Va. 24426  

Easter Egg Hunt--We are planning to have an Easter egg hunt between the 8:00 and 10:30 services at 9:30 please let us know if you're able to help set up. 

Noon Eucharist—The Wednesday noon Eucharist and Lectionary Lunch will not meet until May 15.

Campus Ministry—The Campus Ministry Committee meets, Tuesday, April 23 at 5:00

Vestry—The Vestry will meet May 7 at 6:00

Vestry Minutes

April 2019

 

  • Shepherd’s Report: Approved a new arrangement of the designated monthly missions.

  • Campus Ministry: Roger Cook reported that seven students regularly attend Red Door and there has been an increase in inquiry due to promotion on social media. Upcoming activities include: Bissett Park clean-up day, prayer service at the Cascades, and 12 step program for students. Kathy and Roger have drafted a community covenant for future residents of Red Door house.

  • Tim Walker and Sherri Carper have agreed to become counters.

  • The old playground has been removed and Kathy is forming a committee to research ideas for child friendly landscaping.

  • Thomas and Litton submitted a proposal for professional service for an exterior accessible ramp and sidewalk. The cost for developing a plan was sent to the finance committee for recommendation to the vestry.

  • The former nursery room has been converted to an office for Mason.

  • Thermostats in the Vest building were replaced. Mark Carper is looking into updating the corner sign.

  • A representative from Grace is needed to attend a meeting regarding vacation bible school.

  • The archive committee is developing building policies regarding weddings, baptisms, and funerals .

  • Kathy is looking for people to join the Living Local Joining God initiative from the diocese. This program examines ways to do outreach.  

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace April 28, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kristi McCraw (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Joy Hottenstein

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard

Serving Grace April 21, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kathleen Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Easter

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard

Baptism

Thomas Stone Inglehart was baptized on April 14, 2019

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Grace Notes - April 14, 2019

Announcements

April Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 


Good Friday
The church will be open all day on Good Friday for private prayer.


Good Friday Offering—We will be collecting an offering for the Episcopal Church to support the ongoing ministry.

Blessing of the Bikes--The New River Convocation will participate in the Blessing of the Bikes at Boys Home on Saturday, May 11. There will be a picnic, tour of Boys Home, and time to get to know the boys. Please contact the church office and sign up if you plan to attend in order to get a head count.
Meet at Town Hall parking lot at 9:00 am or meet at Boys Home at 12:00 noon.
Address: 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, Va. 24426  

Easter Egg Hunt--We are planning to have an Easter egg hunt between the 8:00 and 10:30 services at 9:30 please let us know if you're able to help set up. 

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Nursery

We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace April 21, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kathleen Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Easter

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard
 

Serving Grace April 14, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Beth Gaspard

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard
 
 

Lenten Film Series

Come Sunday

Part 2 - April 17

Grace Notes - March 31, 2019

Grace Notes - March 31, 2019

Announcements

March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

UTO Boxes are  available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.
 
Vestry—Vestry meets Tuesday at 6:00

Lenten Series:  A Lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

Nursery

We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.

Weekly Roles

Serving Grace March 31, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Bonnie Cunningham (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
John and Dana Giesen

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace April 7, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Bette Wright and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Beth Gaspard

Altar Guild
Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand, and Beth Gaspard

Lenten Film Series

Same Kind of Different as Me    Part 2 - April 3   Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 2 - April 3

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Come Sunday    Part 1 - April 10 Part 2 - April 17    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell

Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell

Grace Notes - March 24, 2019

Announcements

 March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
 

A Labyrinth has been designed for the Memorial Garden by Eloise Philpot. Stop by the garden to see the progress!

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UTO Boxes are available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.

Nursery: We are updating the nursery and need some donations of one or two arm chairs and changing tables.  We also need extra changing pads and covers.

Lenten Series:  A Lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

Weekly Roles

The full list of Weekly Roles can be found here

Serving Grace March 24, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Patrick and Jennifer Hand

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace March 31, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Bonnie Cunningham (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
John and Dana Giesen

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Lenten Film Series

Faith and Film Lenten Series starts this March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 with the film All Saints, staring John Corbett. Sign up to share soup and/or bread.

Same Kind of Different as Me    Part 1 - March 27    Part 2 - April 3    Description   Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 1 - March 27

Part 2 - April 3

Description

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Come Sunday    Part 1 - April 10 Part 2 - April 17    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell

Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell

Radford University's Theatre Department Presents

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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April 16, 2019, April 18 – April 20, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 21 | 2:00 p.m.

Pridemore Playhouse

Taunted by a strange prophecy and urged on by his power-hungry wife, the once valiant and trustworthy Macbeth turns traitor and tyrant. He ascends the heights of his ambition only to plunge to the depths of madness and mayhem in Shakespeare’s chilling The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Grace Notes - March 17, 2019

Grace Notes - March 17, 2019

Announcements

 March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

UTO Boxes are available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.

African Team Ministries—There are Kenyan crafts for sale in the Parish Hall. Proceeds go toward educational supplies in Kenya. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
 
Lenten Series:  A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

Weekly Roles

The full list of Weekly Roles can be found here

Serving Grace March 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Dick Harshberger(10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Bette Wright

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace March 24, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Patrick and Jennifer Hand

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

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Red Door Ministry
March, 2019

Students are on Spring Break from Radford University this week. We have just experienced a very exciting month and are looking forward to the remainder of this semester.
 

The students are really enjoying the family dinner atmosphere of our dinners. With the large dining room table we sit, pray, and share our meal and week together. Several have commented the ‘family’ dinner feeling it gives and makes them homesick for. At our weekly group meetings we are continuing our book study Hurt Healer by Tony Nolan. The students have really been enjoying this study as we read the chapters during the week and discuss it together when we come together. Through the contemporary study of the Good Samaritan we are learning how to make peace with the hurt from our past so that we can help others.  

We are just beginning How2charist (an online medium made aware to me by our Rector, Kathy)and the students have been really receptive. Only a minority of our students have any understanding of the Episcopal faith and this multimedia experience through the Eucharist is presented in such a way to capture their interest and they are excited to experience the Eucharist at the end of the study together.

  There are several new students this semester and the group is growing closely knit. They have begun relationships outside of club which is a healthy outpouring of the group dynamic itself. We have some field trips planned for second semester including a trip to the Cascades as well as possibly a game of Laser Tag in Christiansburg.

In addition to Red Door, the facility is being used for Weekly meetings of UKIRK and a weekly meeting on Sunday evenings where the directors of UKIRK, and Unity hold a shared ministry worship service where all faith based collegiate clubs at Radford are invited to attend and worship and join in discussions regarding specific distinctives of the represented faith movements. Future plans for the facility use is the continued and further development of the residential program and possibly a collegiate targeted Celebrate Recovery movement.

There is a lot going on and we invite you to be a part. We need help weekly with the picking up of students for club and meal preparation. The student interaction would be a blessing for all involved; both the students and the volunteer. We still need some specific donations such as 5 desk chairs and dressers and some gray matching curtains. We have the ongoing needs of dish soap, paper goods, toilet paper, trash bags and household cleaners and hand soaps.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support.

Roger Cook

 540-855-4276

Follow Red Door on Facebook

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Lenten Film Series

Faith and Film Lenten Series starts this March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 with the film All Saints, staring John Corbett. Sign up to share soup and/or bread.

All Saints Part 2 - March 20    Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

All Saints
Part 2 - March 20 

Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

Same Kind of Different as Me    Part 1 - March 27    Part 2 - April 3   Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 1 - March 27

Part 2 - April 3

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Come Sunday    Part 1 - April 10 Part 2 - April 17    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Grace Notes - March 10, 2019

Announcements

 March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

UTO Boxesare available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.

African Team Ministries—There are Kenyan crafts for sale in the Parish Hall. Proceeds go toward educational supplies in Kenya. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

Lenten Series: A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness!During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

Weekly Roles

The full list of Weekly Roles can be found here

Serving Grace March 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Ann Walker (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Patrick and Jennifer Hand

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace March 10, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Bette Wright and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Hank and Louise Johnson

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Pancake Supper

Thanks to all those who came out to celebrate our 125th Annual Pancake Supper! And special thanks to Beth Gaspard for all her hard work in getting the word out! Check out all the pictures on our Facebook Page

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Lenten Film Series

Faith and Film Lenten Series starts this March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 with the film All Saints, staring John Corbett. Sign up to share soup and/or bread.

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All Saints

Part 1 - March 13

Part 2 - March 20 

Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay

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Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 1 - March 27

Part 2 - April 3

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

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Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Grace Notes - March 3, 2019

Rector’s Corner

Lent is the name we give to the forty days before the great mystery of Easter. Lent means lengthening, because the days are growing longer. It is a time for the color purple, the color of royalty. We are preparing for the coming of a king.

On the Tuesday before Lent begins,  Christians all over the world celebrate the end of season after Epiphany with a big party - like our famous Pancake Supper. Epiphany began January 6, when the wise men followed a star in search of a newborn king and found the infant Jesus.

People celebrate Fat Tuesday with parades and parties and pancakes and plastic beads. Mardi Gras is called that because long ago on the night before Lent began, people used up all the fat in their kitchens - milk, butter, eggs, meat - so that during Lent they could come closer to God by not eating those foods

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Some of us still prepare for the coming of our king by fasting - or giving up something. Some of us give up foods we really like, like desserts or sodas or vanilla lattes. Then the money that we used to spend on desserts or sodas or lattes can be saved and given to help feed the hungry. We’re going to use United Thank Offering boxes as an option for alms giving. Some of us give up television or video games or try to spend less time with our smart phones, and for the forty days of Lent we use that time instead to look for ways to come closer to God.On Ash Wednesday we mark each other with the sign of the cross in ashes as a reminder of our ultimate dependence on Christ for the redemption of our finite, fallible and fallen human condition. We take the word alleluia out of our worship services to save it for the great Feast of the Resurrection - Easter!

There is a menu of options at Grace for the practice of a Holy Lent this year. In addition to giving alms to UTO, an added mid-week service of Healing and Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at noon every Wednesday. At 1:00 on Wednesdays, for those who want to stay and study, our Lectionary Lunch continues with a study of the coming Sunday scripture lessons (lunch is brown bag only). And on Wednesday evenings we will gather at 6:00 for soup and bread and watch a faith themed movie and discuss it.  The theme for this Faith and Film series is Saints and Sainthood. And for further study and fun we are going to follow lentmaddness.org where we can learn more about the saints and even vote for our favorites!

I pray that you will participate in some or all of these options and enjoy the benefits of tucking away the “alleluias,” adding, subtracting and/or just working on changing as we prepare our hearts in this way for Easter and for our continued journey as disciples.

See you Sunday if not before!

Kathy+

This is adapted from a homily by Wendy Claire Barrie.  Lent begins Wednesday, March 6 with services at Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Announcements

 March Mission
UTO

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

UTO Boxes are available in the bell tower. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.

Lenten Series: A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.

Lent Madness!During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  

Noon Eucharist—Beginning March 13 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.


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Weekly Roles

Serving Grace March 3, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Kristi McCraw (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Bob and Sarah Himmel

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Serving Grace March 10, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Counters
Bette Wright and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Hank and Louise Johnson

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, Mary Johnston

Lenten Film Series

Faith and Film Lenten Series starts this March 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 with the film All Saints, staring John Corbett. Sign up to share soup and/or bread.

All Saints    Part 1 - March 13    Part 2 - March 20    Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

All Saints

Part 1 - March 13

Part 2 - March 20 

Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.

Same Kind of Different as Me    Part 1 - March 27    Part 2 - April 3    Description   Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Part 1 - March 27

Part 2 - April 3

Description

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Come Sunday    Part 1 - April 10 Part 2 - April 17    Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Come Sunday

Part 1 - April 10
Part 2 - April 17


Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Grace Notes - February 24, 2019

Announcements

UTO Boxes will be available in the bell tower prior to Lent. Please prayfully consider using this box in your home for daily/weekly alms as a Lenten practice.
  

Lenten Series-- A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Wednesday, March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.
 
Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org daily during Lent to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  
 
Other Resources for Lenten Study: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/church-campaigns/lent

Noon Eucharist--Beginning March 16 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

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Pancake Supper—Please join us for the 115th annual pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Donations are accepted and delivery is available to a limited area with a minimum suggested donation of $20 (please call in advance). Gluten free pancakes, sugar free syrup, and vegetarian sausage will be available by request. Please contact Beth Gaspard if you are able to help.

Grace Rooms--Please consider bringing a meal or sharing a treat with our Grace Rooms guests. See Lee Slusher for details.
 
Red Door--Please sign up to bring a meal and/or cooking lesson this semester.  Sign up sheets are in the Parish Hall.

Weekly Roles

The full list of 2019 roles can be found here

 February 24, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kathleen Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Joyce Muldoon and Diana Jordan

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan

 March 3, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kristi McCraw (10:30a)

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Bob and Sarah Himmel

Altar Guild
Bonnie Cunningham, Liz Millar, and Mary Johnston

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two

Please make the check payable to Grace Church and drop it off at the Parish Office with your dedication. 

Grace Notes - February 17, 2019

Announcements

February Mission
Mountain to Mountain
 

Mountain to Mountain Partnership is a collaborative effort of Christ Church, Big Stone Gap; All Saints, Norton; Christ Church, Marion; Church of the Good Shepherd, Galax; Stras Memorial, Tazewell; St. Marks, St. Paul and St. Thomas, Abingdon.  The partnership is working with St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti  to support the school.  It is a four room concrete block building in a remote village with no power and no water that teaches about 200 children.  Last year the group raised enough funds ($20,000) to pay the staff of 9 teachers and provide lunch to the children (and still had a little left over for educational supplies!).  Plans are being developed to help the school become self-sustaining in the future so they will not be dependent on outside funds to operate.  In addition to providing resources for the school, the partnership has travelled to Haiti every other year to listen and learn how they may best serve our brothers and sisters in Christ in Beaudin Jean Pierre.
 
Please join us in supporting this ministry through prayer, increased awareness, and if you feel so called a monetary gift given in a check made to Grace Episcopal Church and placed in a blue envelop marked Haiti.
 
Lenten Series:  A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Wednesday, March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.
 
Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org daily during Lent to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  
 
Noon Eucharist--Beginning March 16 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.

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Weekly Roles

The full list of 2019 roles can be found here

February 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Dennis and Margaret Galecki

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan

 February 24, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Kathleen Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Joyce Muldoon and Diana Jordan

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan

Altar Flowers

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two

Please make the check payable to Grace Church and drop it off at the Parish Office with your dedication. 

Grace Notes - February 10, 2019

Announcements

There will be a Bullard Room cleaning work day on Sat, Feb 16 starting at 11 am. Cleaning supplies and masks will be supplied.  Please come help us prepare the area for the Pancake Breakfast.  Point of contact: Sherri Carper

February Mission
Mountain to Mountain

 

Mountain to Mountain Partnership is a collaborative effort of Christ Church, Big Stone Gap; All Saints, Norton; Christ Church, Marion; Church of the Good Shepherd, Galax; Stras Memorial, Tazewell; St. Marks, St. Paul and St. Thomas, Abingdon.  The partnership is working with St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti  to support the school.  It is a four room concrete block building in a remote village with no power and no water that teaches about 200 children.  Last year the group raised enough funds ($20,000) to pay the staff of 9 teachers and provide lunch to the children (and still had a little left over for educational supplies!).  Plans are being developed to help the school become self-sustaining in the future so they will not be dependent on outside funds to operate.  In addition to providing resources for the school, the partnership has travelled to Haiti every other year to listen and learn how they may best serve our brothers and sisters in Christ in Beaudin Jean Pierre.
 
Please join us in supporting this ministry through prayer, increased awareness, and if you feel so called a monetary gift given in a check made to Grace Episcopal Church and placed in a blue envelop marked Haiti.

Project Linus Blanket Day—Project Linus Blanket Day will be on February 16th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Grove United Methodist. Material and Sewing Machines will be available and refreshments will be served.
 
Lenten Series:  A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Wednesday, March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.
 
Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org daily during Lent to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  
 
Noon Eucharist--Beginning March 16 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.


Lectionary Lunch is canceled this week but will resume next Wednesday, February20 at 1:00 in the Vest Building Conference Room.
 

The Book Club will not meet this week and will hold its last meeting in the Rectory on March 20 at 6:30.

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Weekly Roles

The full list of 2019 roles can be found here

 February 10, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Bette Wright and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Mark and Sherri Carper

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan

February 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Dennis and Margaret Galecki

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan