Grace Notes - August 3, 2017


August 10, 2017

This week the Office hours will be Monday to Thursday 12 to 3:00.

 Interim/ Supply Priest/ Morning Prayer Schedule:

Aug 13 – V Houk

Aug 20 – Morning Prayer

Aug 27 – 8 am Morning Prayer, 10 am HE, M Zumpf

Sep 3 – Morning Prayer

Sep 10 – Return to 11 am services

Rector Search Update

Grace Rector search has become active again.   Our church profile has been updated and applications will continue to be received through September.  More information will be shared when search committee begins to receive candidate names.

Grace Church 125th Anniversary Celebration

Plans continue for our celebration on October 15, 2017.  We will have a homecoming service at church followed by a catered meal at Nesselrod.  Save the Date cards have been mailed and formal invitations will go out in mid-August.  There will be opportunities for more people to help as time draws near so please speak to a committee member if you are willing to help.  

            ~ Beth Gaspard, Dick Harshberger, Tim Walker, Bette Wright.

August 13th- Guest Flutist

August 13th we are pleased to have Frank Leonetti from the Dublin Presbyterian Church joining us to play his flute throughout our 10 am service. Vicki Houk will be our visiting priest.



Our organist, Lorene, is cutting back as she considers the possibility of retirement this summer.  An exact date of her retirement is not yet determined.  In the meantime, Kristi McCraw and Margaret Hrezo are exploring options for substitutes and possible candidates.  Please let them know if you have helpful information. 

Thank you from Kaleb Cahoon

Dear Members of Grace Episcopal Church – Thank you so much for remembering me in your reception for graduates and for the package that you all mailed to me several weeks ago.  It is lovely to think that no matter where I go, I have a congregation somewhere else where I am missed.  I miss you all and look forward to attending your 125th Anniversary. Until then, peace be with you!

Best regards, ~ Kaleb


Monthly Mission for August

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 Monday through Friday. The food pantry issupported by a large number of volunteers and provides a daily service to many people in our community. Should you be interested in volunteering any of your time, please let me know. 

Donations of the following items are appreciated: canned beans of any kind, boxed mashed potatoes, spaghetti noodles, macaroni noodles, spaghetti sauce and paper towels. 

A gift of money would also be helpful to fill gaps in the kitchen pantry. Thanks so much in advance for considering a donation to the Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. 

Michelle Schafer 

Put August Monthly Mission in the memo line of your check. Thank you


September Newsletter

The next newsletter will be published the last week of August or the first week of September. If you have any recipes, humor, interesting items or would just like to contribute to the newsletter, please contact the office.


Clothing Bank is desperately in need of summer clothes.  

Please check your closets for gently used summer clothes that can be donated to the Clothing Bank.


Photos Request for 125th Birthday

Hello Grace family!!
I am in search of photos of Grace members/families over the past years that I can use to make a slide presentation for our 125th birthday celebration. Any and all pics are welcome, I will NOT need to keep them only make a copy (can be digital) to put into the presentation.  I will be looking at the albums in the history room as well. 

You can send them to me or Christine or I can meet with you and take a pic of your photos, whatever works best. Feel free to contact me for any questions that you have. The earlier I get the pics the more time I will have to make a wonderful slide show.

Thanks so much in advance for your consideration and help!!!!

Beth Gaspard MS, NRP 

Weekly Roles

Thank you to all who participate in the weekly roles on Sunday. Weekly Roles are on the bulletin board and in Grace Notes.  A calendar of weekly roles is also kept online.  If you are unable to serve during the dates and/or times listed please see if you can trade dates or times with someone and let the office know of the change.

August 2017

Altar Guild:                  Sherri Carper, Jennifer Hand & Beth Gaspard

Acolyte:                         Ryan Beasley


August 13th  10th Sunday afterPentecost_________________HE Vickie Houk

Chalicer               8am – Michael Cluver              10 am – Jack Brockway

Lector                   8 am – Paula Downs                10 am – Jennifer Hand

Counters              Penny Sweet & Lee Slusher


August 20th  11th Sunday afterPentecost___________________MP TBD

Lector                   8 am – Bob Himmel                10 am – Dick Harshberger

Counters              Ann Walker & Diana Jordan


August 27th  12th Sunday afterPentecost______8am-MP/ 10 am-HE Michael Zumpf

Lay Reader         8am – Bob Himmel                 

Chalicer                                                                10 am – Jack Brockway

Lector                   8 am – Paula Downs                10 am – Kathleen Harshberger

Counters              Bette Wright & Hank Johnson


September 3rd  13th Sunday afterPentecost________________MP TBD

Lay Reader           8am & 10 am – Mark Carper

Lector                   8 am – Bob Himmel                10 am – Kristi McCraw

Counters              Tyler Will & Terry Nester


September Altar Guild:     Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson & Joy Hottenstein

If you can’t serve that day, please find a substitute and contact the office with the change.  People are often willing to switch or fill in given enough advanced notice. If you would like to serve and are not on the lists, please contact Ann Walker about how to participate. (Adults can also be Servers, Crucifers and Acolytes.)

 2017 Coffee Hour

August 2017

13     Willey, Scott & Allison                     639-2536              

20     Bette Wright               639-4490

27    Hrezo, Margaret           639-4260

September 2017

3     Asbury, Carol & Bob   639-0316

10     Brockway, Jack & Traci        731-3224


24    Jayne Bucy                       540-505-9025

October 2017

1       Carper, Mark & Sherri   540-267-6394

8     Galecki, Dennis/ Margaret    639-2450


22     Hand, Patrick & Jennifer      250-5350              

29     Harshberger, Dick/Kathleen  639-9678

November 2017

5       Himmel, Bob & Sarah 633-6708

12    Jacobsen/Price, Laura & Dennis 230-1848   

19   Jordan, Robert & Diane        639-0809

26    Wright, Sandy         731-4668

December 2017

3     Lee, Betty                     449-9394

10   McCraw, Terry & Kristi          639-0585   

17     Nester, Robin & Terry           731-1591

24     CHRISTMAS – Group Effort

31     Sweet, Penny                        639-6161

The Coffee Hour duty schedule has been organized to assign each person/family to no more than 2 times a year. If you cannot meet your assigned time please try to trade with someone in your month and call the church office (639-3494) with the change.  If you can trade assigned times with someone else please do so. Be sure to call the church office with the change to avoid two parties providing Coffee Hour at the same time. 


 Your cooperation and suggestions are welcome.  If needed, directions for providing Coffee Hour are posted on the kitchen refrigerator.



Flowers for the Altar  

The Flower 2017 Flower Sign Up is on the bulletin board near the Altar Guild Room in the Parish Hall or you may call the office.  

Altar Flowers from Northside Flowers:

          One Sunday - $25

          Two Sundays - $40

Contact Northside Flowers (540-639-9351) to order flowers and contact the office to place the dedication in the bulletin. 






If you know of other events that might be of interest to other parishioners please let the office ( know the details and they can appear right here.

Mondays/Fridays – AA meets at 8 pm

Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread Benefit Dance/ Concert – 

Saturday, 22 July from 12 noon to 6 pm.

501 2nd Street, Radford, VA 

Benefit dance/concert for the Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread. The RFDB provides meals at no cost for people in need, no questions asked, by serving the Radford and Fairlawn communities through it's dine-in program and Meals on Wheels for homebound individuals.

They rely on volunteers and donations to support these much needed programs and they anticipate increasing need in the area so come out and support this great community program.

Lots of great local bands will perform and all proceeds will go to support RFDB. Bring a cash donation or a check made out to Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread, or bring canned goods or toiletries. Snacks will be provided at the event.

For more information and to see the schedule for the two stages, go to

Free Admission, Music, Kid Friendly

Acoustic stage is downstairs

12:15-12:45 Scott Fore, an internationally recognized guitarist having twice won the annual National Flatpicking Championships held in Winfield Kansas.

1:05-1:35 Beatnik Nightmare are from Radford, VA and play all original alternative, psychedelic and rock. They cite King Crimson, The Beatles, Azam Ali, Zappa, and Donovan as their influences

1:55-2:25 Near November

2:45-3:15 Neal Wyms, electric blues multi-instrumentalist and songwriter

4:25-5:00 Billy Coteau, Cajun! Get your dancing shoes on!

5:20-6:00 Last Train North, they combine elements from their background in rock, indie, blues, pop, jazz and more to create a tight and unique sound.

12:45-1:05: Robert Greenness Alexander: The son of a conservative radio talk show host and a nuclear reactor operator, Robert has travelled far afield of his somewhat twisted upbringing. He has had many adventures from rambling the United States as an archaeological field worker to sitting silently for days at the feet of the Buddha, and, yet, remains dumbfounded by the ironic tragedy and farce of life. He’s brought those experiences to the songs he has written: dark, funny, and irreverent, simple but soulful, and filled with whimsical wordplay. He is happy to lend his guitar and voice to the effort to use the power of music to build a community here where none go hungry.

1:35-1:55: Marsha Marie Scott

2:25-2:45 Eight Point Star

3:15-3:35 Jeff Hoge

4:05-4:25 Dean Reed's Feed and Seed

Sponsored by CFJ and the Guerrilla Folk Music Society


Summer Music Enterprise: Beauty and the Beast

7 pm, Thursday, August3            7 pm, Friday, August 4

7 pm, Saturday, August 5              2:30 pm, Sunday August 6

7 pm, Thursday, August 10           7 pm, Friday, August 11

7 pm, Saturday, August 12            2:30 pm, Sunday, August 13

Haymarket Theater, Squires, Virginia Tech

Be our guest for Summer Musical Enterprise’s 2017 production: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

For more information: