Grace Notes – May 42017


Office hours generally are M to Th 12 to 3:00.

Grace Notes Newsletter to be postponed one week.  

Interim/ Supply Priest/ Morning Prayer Schedule:

May 7 – HE – Judy Spruhan

May 14 – HE - Vickie Houk

May 21 – HE - Michael Zumpf

May 28 – MP – Mark Carper


Notes from the Vestry meeting:

      Painting of all exterior woodwork and doors and the staining and finishing of the sacristy cabinets will occur during May.

      Lee Slusher (with the consult of Bette Wright) will organize a spring clean-up.

      Because of the vestry resignations of Alex Davis and Sherri Carper (and an already vacant position), we now have 3 new vestry members: Kristi McCraw, Jack Brockway, and Jennifer Hand.

      Approximately 30 people attended the Lenten Event on the Sunday evening it was held at Grace.

      Plans continue for the 125th anniversary celebration which will take place in Oct.  Final date and location of luncheon are being determined now.  This committee meets every 2-3 weeks.

      Plans are being made to share more detailed information about the current “state of Grace” and our search process.

Thank you to the Olga Harvill Family

We would like to thank the family of Olga Harvill for the donation of  Olga's piano to Grace.  Because of the higher quality of this piano, it has replaced the previous piano in our sanctuary.   The vestry was very pleased to gift the previous piano to our secretary, Christine Brame.  Her daughters had been practicing their lessons on a keyboard and are now very excited to have a piano.  There is a wonderful thank-you card from the Brames on the Parish Hall bulletin board so be sure to look for it.



Radford Food Pantry

Grace's outreach for May is the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is especially in need of the following items:

·       Tuna

·       Peanut Butter

·       Spaghetti Sauce

·       Diapers ( sizes 3, 4, & 5) 

Other non-perishable items are also welcome as we will soon be entering into a time when children are not in school and that places an additional need for food through other means.

Monetary donations are very much needed as this allows the staff to buy additionally needed items not donated. 

Thank you for your generosity

Please May Monthly Mission in the memo line of your check.


Senior Shower

Preparations are in the works for the annual Senior Shower.  It is known that the following are graduating this year:  Hannah Brockway, Mark Johnston, Shannon Phillips and Beryl Brame.  If you know of any others please contact Sherri Carper at or 540-267-6394.

There are also college graduates: Joey Sutphin, Kasey Lillard, Anne Gray Herring/law school, Kaleb Cahoon


Photos Request for 125th Birthday

Please send photographs of Grace, Grace members and/or activities with Grace members.  Beth is going to make a slideshow presentation for the celebration in October. So any and all pictures, old and new would be welcome. She will not need to keep them, just make copies.   

If you have digital photos send them by email.  If you have older photos contact Beth about getting them scanned into a digital file.


Can You Help?

If you can do one of the following, please contact the office:

o   Someone to take over the Acolytes

Newsletter – June

Grace Notes is published weekly by email and blog post. The Monthly Newsletter will be published the first week of June.  If you have news, local events, recipes, humor or other items you would like to contribute to the Newsletter or the weekly Grace Notes, please send it in to the office. 

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.  Check the "Weekly Roles" link above to see assignments.

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. 




The Episcopal Church


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



Pulaski County High School: Shrek the Musical

May 5-7 

A benign green ogre and his sidekick Donkey save the land from an evil lord and rescue a lovely princess from a terrible fate. Based on the blockbuster movie and the book by William Steig.

Radford High School: Sound of Music

 Friday, May 5th, 7 pm

May 7 - Welcoming the Stranger – A Multi-Faith Service

"Welcoming the Stranger", a multi-faith service, will take place on May 7th at 3 pm. Faith leaders from the local Muslim and Jewish communities will join those from several Christian churches and the Unitarian-Universalists in exploring what each faith tradition says about welcoming “the other”. The service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 1301 Gladewood Drive, Blacksburg. and  is sponsored by the New River Valley Chapter of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. After the service, there will be refreshments.