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.