Training in Godliness

To train grateful disciples of Christ, by doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with our
God. -The mission of GCPC, as adopted in 2012
I spent a portion of the recent, snow-filled weekend watching one of my very
favorite movies – Rudy. It tells the story of a young man, Rudy, who fights great
odds to become part of the Notre Dame football team. The movie has numerous
scenes that show Rudy by himself quietly putting in hours of study and physical training to make his
dreams come true. As is often the case in such movies, a motivational soundtrack playing in the
background complimented these scenes.
In real life, training is never so glamorous. Perhaps this is why the Apostle Paul pulls from the imagery
of sports to make a critical point:
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Education
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Train yourself in godliness, for physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for
both the present life and the life to come. -1 Timothy 4:8
Paul knows that training in godliness, like sports, is not easy. Yes, the Holy Spirit is faithful to form us,
but there it is not a magical snap of God’s finger that makes us a people who overflow with gratitude,
seek justice, love mercy, and show forth the humility of Christ in all that we do. Looking and acting like
Jesus in this world does not happen overnight! It takes routine training through which the Spirit does
more than we could ask or imagine.
What does your training routine look like this year? And, alongside whom are you training? The
Christian life (unlike the Rudy scenes) is fundamentally lived in community where we spur one another
on (Hebrews 10:24). This is why so much of our Grace Notes is filled with training outlets that are done
alongside one another:
Want to develop your justice muscle? Check out opportunities to assist with joblessness and the refugee
crisis. (see pages 10-11)
Want to develop your prayer muscle? Join in for the Wednesday night post-supper worship services
during Lent. (see page 12)
Want to develop the core muscles that serve as the foundation of our hope and motivation in this life?
Try a Sunday school. (see page 2-3)
Want to develop your compassion muscle? Join with our care and visitation deacons to assist in visiting
homebound members. (see page 16)
And, of course, we find God faithfully strengthening every aspect of our lives as gather weekly for
Sunday worship.
We train in a host of ways, and we give thanks that over time God is faithful! The church does continue
to look more and more like the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus in this world. And while we may not
have a soundtrack playing behind our routines, we are assured a cheering crowd the whole time.

Volume 46, Issue 2
1 February 2016

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that
slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the
race God has set before us. –Hebrews 12:1

Christian Education and Discipleship
Sunday School

Held every Sunday from 9:45-10:30 a.m.
The Nursery Crib Room (Rm. 103) and Sunday School are available for children ages 2 and up.

The Vanguard Class, Basement, Room B4 - This year the men's class will be looking at each of
the fathers in scripture. How did they fare? What was their legacy? How does this inform us how to
be men and fathers in our church family? This exciting study that will continue to shape the men of
our church to face each day being who God created us to be.
Forum of Grace, Room 212 - A newly combined class that will be going deeper into the theology
and scripture of the Parables. A great class to come for lecture and some discussion.
Good Books, Room 303 - See page 3 for more details.
Pre-K, Room 102 - For our youngest Disciples there is a heavy emphasis on knowing one another,
getting in tune with the teachers and their classmates, as well as just starting the process of knowing
what God's Love is, and just who is God anyway?
Early Elementary, Room 209 - This year they begin with the stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs of our faith and move with the seasons through the liturgical year.
Pilgrims' Prep, Room 302 - Confirmation is a big deal, here at GCPC even more so as we plan to
take our Confirmands on an annual trip to Scotland following their confirmation! We spend our
first year in preparation, getting to know one another and finding out how God has an awesome
purpose and plan for our lives.
Youth Mentors- This mentoring program has been walking through the little-known books of the
Bible. Every word that comes from the mouth of God is precious and awesome; this class is all
about getting together and seeing how that Word is present in our life each day.

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Good Books-Room 303
Good Books is wrapping up this year’s first reading, called Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview,
and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith. For those joining us, continue to finish reading the
last chapters. For anyone wishing to join us for the next group, please see the books coming up
next listed below.
January 31 - Chapter 5 "Practicing (for) the Kingdom: An Exegesis of the Social
Imaginary Embedded in Christian Worship"
February 7 - Chapter 6 "A Christian University Is for Lovers: The
Education of Desire"
Upcoming books for the winter and spring:
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Strength to Love (Feb. 14 - Mar. 27)
Martin Luther's The Freedom of a Christian (Apr. 10 - 24)
John Calvin's The Christian Life (May 1 - 22)

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Church News
The Fellowship Committee is Looking for Volunteers We are

looking for help with hosting the gatherings in the Social Room following each Sunday’s worship. It’s an
easy duty and a good way to interact with members and guests. If interested, please contact Kent Cardwell
(804-477-5630 or kentcardwell@taylorlongproperties.com).

Called Congregational Meeting
There is a called congregational meeting that will happen immediately following the service of worship on
February 7, 2016 for the purpose of presenting the 2016 budget and approving the terms of call for Reverend
Bobby Hulme-Lippert.

Contribution Envelopes & Statements
Have you picked up your 2016 contribution envelopes? Please let Martha know if you would like to continued receiving envelopes. We have information from our supplier about renewing our order of envelopes for
2017 and we need to know how many to reorder or add. If you didn’t complete the envelope survey and you
have a strong desire to continue using envelopes, please let us know.
Hopefully at this time or in the very near future, you have received or will receive your 2015 Charitable Contributions statement. If you don’t receive it by the second week in February please call Martha at the church
or email her at bookkeeper@grace-covenant.org.

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Church & Community News
A Warm Thank You From Marjorie Adams
“To all the Grace Covenanters who showered me with cards and fits and thoughts and prayers for
my recovery : I am overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness! My appreciation and my love for you are
beyond words. The recovery from my broken hip is a slow healing process, but I hope to be back
among you before you can read this in the next issue of “Grace Notes.”
With Love in Christ,
Marjore Adams”

Class

Name

Position

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2016
2016
2017

UKirk
RVA is Looking for Volunteers
2017
Monday Meal Ministry

2017
Students gather for dinner and worship on Monday Nights at 7:00 p.m. We're so grateful for all of
2018
the volunteers and churches who support this ministry by providing the meals we share at the table
2018
together!
The2018
students all agree, this home-cooked meal and table fellowship make Monday night the highlight
of their week!
We're excited to share that UKirk RVA Presbyterian Campus Ministries is able to use the Pace Center
for dinner and worship this semester (it's right across Franklin St from Monroe Park)!
WHERE? 700 W. Franklin St.
WHEN? Volunteers should plan on delivering the meal around 6:55 (there is a kitchen with a warming oven at the Pace Center if you need to keep anything warm...feel free to show up earlier.)
HOW MUCH SHOULD I PREPARE? Plan on feeding 15-20 students (leftovers aren't a bad thing,
either)
Questions: contact Aaron Houghton, ukirk.rva@gmail.com

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Preparing for the Season of Lent

The season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 10. There will be a 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship service in the chapel that evening. Then, for the following five Wednesdays there will be a service
of worship following each Wednesday Night Supper. Services will go from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and
take place at the back of the Fellowship Hall (the partitions will be closed so that the back section can
be used for worship). We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the end of service, and the focus of each
of these services of worship will be prayer. Below is the schedule of services – we hope you can join
in worship on these evenings!
Wednesday, February 17 – Prayer: Praying Through the Lord’s Prayer
Wednesday, February 24 – Prayer: Praying with Luther
Wednesday, March 2 – Prayer: Lectio Divina
Wednesday, March 9 – Prayer: The Prayer of Examen
Wednesday, March 16 – Prayer: A Heart for God’s World
On Wednesday, March 23, there will not be a Wednesday Night Supper or program. Instead, we will
have a meal on Thursday, March 24, for Maundy Thursday. At 7:00 p.m., we will have a Maundy
Thursday Service worship service in the sanctuary.

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Faces of GCPC
Our new chef– Aleasha

Seminary intern Lauren Voyles
giving a presentation on
immigration at the January 20
WNS

Our church family enjoying
fellowship together at WNS

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10:55 Worship
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6pm Refugee Assistance
6pm– Finance Committee Mtg. Program mtg
7pm CE
7pm– Worship Committee Mtg

4:30pm Care Team
4:30pm Carol Cho
5:30pm Junior Cho
7pm—Ash Wednesd
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9:15 Prayer Team (Social Rm)
9:30 Coffee and Care
9:45 Sunday School
10:55 Worship
12:15 Fellowship Hour

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6pm Deacon’s Mtg
7pm Session Mtg

9:30am PW Circle #3
11am PW Circle #2
7pm PW Circle #1

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9:30 Coffee and Care
9:45 Sunday School
10:55 Worship
12:15 Fellowship Hour

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5:30pm Junior Cho
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Mission and Justice Ministry
STEP’s Jobs for Life Program
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
February 16, 2016 – June 7, 2016
The Missions Committee invites you to join in an upcoming outreach ministry at Grace Covenant,
called STEP’s Jobs for Life. The Jobs for Life program uses a biblically based curriculum paired with a
team of mentors, pastors, and business leaders to help students discover who they are, what gifts and
interests they possess, and what roadblocks they face in achieving their goals. Jobs for Life is a "soft
skills" training program helping participants to gain, maintain, and thrive in employment.
The following opportunities are available to share your experience and gifts:
Mentors/Champions: Each participant is paired with a champion/mentor, who accompanies him/
her on this journey through the program. This is a wonderful opportunity to offer a listening ear, encouragement, and one’s own experiences. Mentors/champions join in the Tuesday evening dinner and
classes, 6:00-8:30 pm, and share at least one contact (text, phone, email, meet up, etc.) during the rest of
the week.
Dinners: Each class begins with fellowship around a meal from 6:00-6:30 pm. As with our CARITAS
ministry, we’re looking for folks to sponsor and prepare meals to share and enjoy with participants,
family members, mentors, and teachers in Jobs for Life. Expected guests for meal preparation each
week, is around 35.
Childcare: We’ll also be providing structured childcare time for children of participants, while their
parents are in class. The time commitment for this volunteer role is Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
(dinner is included). You can volunteer for every Tuesday, or simply on some Tuesdays that you have
available.
Business Relations: We need spokespersons who own businesses and some who are a part of the
businesses community to serve as special guests throughout the JFL program (i.e. employer
roundtables, mock interviews, etc.). The business relations guests will also serve as references and provide networking opportunities for the JfL graduates.
If you would like to learn more or volunteer, please contact Nelson Reveley at nmr2uf@virginia.edu or
(804) 387-8094.

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An Opportunity to Help Refugees Settling in Richmond
Church World Service, a Christian nonprofit supported by Presbyterian Mission, is settling a number
of new refugee families in Richmond in February and is eager for our help. Refugees designated to
Richmond are largely from Iraq or Afghanistan: they are families who aided American soldiers and
therefore were in need of resettlement due to threats on their lives. Our volunteers will be partnered
with a family rebuilding their lives during their first months in Richmond.
The Deacons invite all interested congregants to meet with a CWS representative, Tuesday., February
9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Bible Classroom (2nd Floor), for a training session so that we are
equipped for this ministry of hospitality. Please direct questions and/or your RSVP to Deacon Jessica
Reveley (jabreveley@gmail.com). You may also RSVP on your communication card and place that in
the offering plate.

Living Waters for the World (LWW) Update
In late March we send our first LWW team to Honduras to assist a community with the installation of
a water purification system. Please be in prayer for our team – Reverend Nelson Reveley, Katie
McCullough, and Michelle Hulme-Lippert, as they join with congregants from Trinity Presbyterian
Church in Berwyn, PA for this effort.
As you may recall, just this past January we sent a team to Honduras through KHISH (Key Humanitarian Initiative for Southern Honduras). While LWW and KHISH are separate entities, they are very
much related. As the medical teams from KHISH have treated the Honduran population over the
course of a number of years, they have observed that many of the health problems they encounter are
directly related to the contaminated water being used. Thus, efforts began to move “upstream” on the
problem and partner with LWW.
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Ash Wednesday Service Background and Details
I grew up in a Presbyterian Church that did not have an Ash Wednesday service. The whole idea of “Ash
Wednesday” struck me as something for “other people,” and I really had no appreciation for it one way or
another until I began serving a couple different Presbyterian congregations which had the service.
As many of you know, there is no biblical requirement to hold an Ash Wednesday service or to use ashes –
much as there is no biblical requirement to celebrate Christmas or Easter (though we celebrate the truths behind them year-round). Still, Ash Wednesday has been observed by many Christians for at least the past ten
centuries. It is the day that marks the beginning of Lent – a six-week period preceding Easter (‘Lent’, too, is
not in the Bible).
Around the tenth century, Christians began placing ashes on their forehead to signify their need for repentance, presumably emulating the likes of Job who repented “in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6). Notably, the ashes
were done in the shape of the cross – a symbol of the Good News. Thus, even as the ashes spoke of a need to
repent (turn to God) they also spoke of resurrection power and hope.
The first time I had ashes placed on my forehead, it didn’t ‘do’ anything (and never does!). However, the
visible ashen mark helped me consider again my need grace even as the cross-shape prompted me to give
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Please email to info@grace-covenant.org, if you can help out!

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Announcements

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centuries. It is the day that marks the beginning of Lent – a six-week period preceding Easter (‘Lent’, too, is
not in the Bible).
Around the tenth century, Christians began placing ashes on their forehead to signify their need for repentance, presumably emulating the likes of Job who repented “in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6). Notably, the ashes
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thanks for the Life in which I already stand because of what Jesus has done on the cross. The ashes also made
me face anew the fact that I will one day die, which renewed my hope and thanks for the hope I have in
Christ Jesus. Paradoxically, then, the ashes-receiving proved uplifting! Of course, this is in keeping with the
Gospel which always ‘cuts to the heart’ (Acts 2:37) and convicts even as it heals and binds up wounds.
After receiving ashes, I went to research the topic in more detail. I realized that while there exists no Bible
verse that says we must observe Ash Wednesday or impose ashes, there is a good theological reasoning underpinning the service. In many ways, the service enacts our call to confess our sins to another, to weep with
one another, and to know anew the Gospel hope (which can only be appreciated by naming, not avoiding, the
darkness).
To be sure, there is nothing magical about the service or the ashes. Indeed, when calling the people of God
to repentance, the prophet Joel says, “rend your hearts not your clothing” (2:13). The prophet Isaiah likewise
tells the people to stop fasting and repenting in dust and ashes and instead get up and do justice (Isaiah 58:58). In other words, the prophets are calling the people out for thinking that they can perform external acts of
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Announcements
Openers and Closers
February 7- Lloyd Bostian
February 14- Rick Nochta
February 21- Rob Rosebro
February 28– Hank Downing

1– Joy Nevin
2– Merelyn Hammett
3– George Plunkett
4– Ainura Satterfield
6– Janet Miller
8– Margaret Valentine
8– Sue Bridenstine
8– James Atchison
9– Edward Richardson
11– Gordon Gray
13– Grace Cardwell
16– Jean Appich
17– Logan R. Moorhead
20– Laura Leigh Savage
20– Cameron Baird
24– Patrise Sears
25– Carl McMillin
28– Rick Nochta

Follow GCPC on Instagram!
Grace Covenant is on Instagram. Follow gcpc_rva to see
what's happening around
GCPC.
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Worship
Weekly Sunday Morning Prayer
The best way to start a Sunday morning, or any morning, is with prayer. Each Sunday morning

from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the Social Room we have a time of prayer and all are welcome to
participate. It is a prayerful time when hearts are quieted and focused on God, joys and concerns
are shared, and prayers are raised in word and in spirit. It is a special time of caring, friendship, and
blessing; please come and pray with us.

What is Pilgrimage? It's a trip for the youth of GCPC who have completed the confirmation process. It's an opportunity to connect, not only with leaders and mentors in the church, but also
friends on a journey that will put us in the shoes of the early reformation church in Scotland and
England.
It's set to be an incredible trip that will take place in the summer of 2017.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Contributions of $119,600 in December were more than double the total for November which had shown
a significant improvement over the prior month. They included $5,500 ear-marked as being in response to
a request for contributions above pledged amounts to help offset the likely deficit for the year, and probably additional contributions for this purpose which were not so indicated. Total income for December
included $8,600 reimbursement from the Building Fund, $2,200 insurance rebate and $6,200 donated for
chairs in the refurnished Fellowship Hall.
Expenses of $59,100 in December were only slightly above those of November
and included $7,500 in Mission donations, mostly to local activities. December’s
total income of $148,000 exceeded expenses by $88,800.
December’s Five Cents per Meal offering was $122, Loaves and Fishes $275, Mercy Fund $84, and $2,284 was collected in the Joy Gift offering.
Contributions of $513,100 for the year were slightly above the total for the previous year. Expenses of $738,700 were about 11% higher than those of 2014, due
mainly to higher building and personnel expenses. For the year operating expenses exceeded income by
$28,400, excluding the $25,000 transfer from reserves.
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The Staff

Church Officers
Our Elders serve the church as leaders.
Our Deacons lead the church in service.

Bobby Hulme-Lippert
Pastor
bobby@grace-covenant.org
Christopher Martin
Director of Music and Organist
martin@grace-covenant.org
Christopher Tweel
Director of Christian Formation & Pastoral Assistant
christopher@grace-covenant.org
Nelson Reveley
Parish Associate for Outreach & Adult Discipleship
reveley@grace-covenant.org
Denise Shafer
Director of Communications
denise@grace-covenant.org
Martha Rubin
Administrative Support/ Bookkeeper
bookkeeper@grace-covenant.org
Lauren Voyles
Seminary Intern

Church Office Hours:

Mon., Tues., and Thurs., 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Wed., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Phone: (804) 359-2463
Fax: (804) 278-6298
grace-covenant.org
Sundays:
9:15 a.m.
Prayer Together in the Social Room
9:30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages
in the Education Building
10:55 a.m.
Worship Service
in the Sanctuary
12:15 p.m.
Congregational Fellowship
in the Social Room

Please feel free to approach them
with any questions or feedback about Grace Covenant’s ministries.

CLERK OF SESSION: Elected in February
ELDERS
James Atchison (’16)
Virginia Hudson (’17)
Susan Boze (’18)
Ray Davis (’18)
Katie McCullough (’16)
Bill Jacobs (’18)
Lewis Rosebro (’17)
Pete Sizemore (’16)
Rob Turner (’17)

- Finance (M)
- Evangelism (M)
- Christian Education (M)
- Evangelism, Admin & Personnel
- Mission (M)
- Stewardship (M), Property
- Property (M)
- Admin & Personnel (M), Nominating
- Worship (M)

MODERATOR OF THE BOARD OF DEACONS: Lisa Cardwell
DEACONS
Itunu Adekoya (’16)
Lisa Cardwell
(’18)
Phil Coltrain
(’16)
Mary Gray (’18)
Cynthia Holmes (’18)
Jan Kessel (’16)
Dottie-Ray Koch (’18)
Sallie Leys (’17)
Jessica Reveley (’16)
Dawson Watkins (’17)
Steve Kemp (‘18)
Margaret Harvie (‘18)

- Prayer (M)
- Felowship; Deacons’ Fund
- Glass Office (M)
Deacons’ Fund
- Greeters/Ushers (Co-M)
Meals (Co-M)
- New Members (M)
- Care Team (M),
- Fellowship
- Greeters/Ushers (Co-M)
Meals (Co-M)
- Justice (M)
- Deacons’ Fund (M)
Care Team
- Media & Technology
- Visitation & Flowers

TRUSTEES:
Caroline Leith (’17)
Warren Zirkle (’16)

GCPC Child Development Center
Nicole Flournoy
Director
(804) 213-0200
director.gccdc@verizon.net
gracecovenantcdc.com

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