Dear Grace Covenant Family

,
It has been a uniquely wonderful month for my family. As many of you
know, Michelle and I had been in the adoption process for nearly a year, and
we received a phone call in late January from Leo’s birth parents letting us
know they would like us to be the adoptive parents. Not long after that our
son, Leo Joshua, was born (February 3, 2016), and we found ourselves in
California for the month as we finalized the adoption. It’s a remarkable, surprising story filled
with plenty of moments where it was completely evident to us that God’s hand was guiding
every step of this process. I’ll be sharing more of the story in the coming days, and we can’t
wait to introduce you to Leo himself!

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Week
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 Mission

Committee
Reflection, p. 10

In the meantime, know that Michelle and I are incredibly grateful to you, our Grace Covenant
family, for the many kind words and prayers you have offered us in this time. As well, I am
thankful that you so generously allowed me to take my paternity leave in California so that we
could be together as a family as we finalized all the legal aspects of the adoption. Finally, I am
grateful to the session, the diaconate, and the staff who so ably continued to lead the
congregation in my absence.
While this is exciting news, it is hardly the only exciting thing God is doing around Grace
Covenant.

Right now there are three other expectant couples in the congregation!

Our mission and justice committees recently helped to launch Jobs for Life in our
Fellowship Hall every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This ministry has proved a
huge blessing to the participants and volunteers alike. If you have not had a chance to see
this ministry in action, feel free to drop by any Tuesday night, through June 7. You can
assist this new program, by signing up to help cook a meal on one of the Tuesday nights (a
meal accompanies each Tuesday training).

Throughout Lent, new, prayerful worship services are being offered each Wednesday
following the weekly supper.

As we head into March, we are looking forward to our Holy Week activities: the Maundy
Thursday worship service, the 2nd Annual Good Friday blood drive, the Good Friday
communion service, the Saturday Easter Egg Hunt, and Easter Sunday worship!
As we head toward Easter we remain mindful that Jesus Christ is Risen! And we give thanks for
the many ways we see Christ’s resurrection, life and power at work among
Grace Covenant!
Warmly in Christ,
Volume 46, Issue 3
1 March 2016

Bobby

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 - Jesus spoke a great deal in parables. A parable is an
illustration, a story that is designed to teach a lesson. Jesus used them frequently and cited the common culture, norms, and situation of the time He did so in order to teach the listeners in terms they
would understand. Join us each week as we explore these parables.
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 below for more details.
Pre-K, Room 102
Early Elementary, Room 209
Pilgrims' Prep, Room 302 - Confirmation preparation
Youth Mentors

Good Books-Room 303
Good Books started a new book on February 28. Join us to explore Strength in Love, a collection of
sermons, written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Current Book:
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Strength to Love (February 28 - Mar. 27)
Next Book List:
Martin Luther's The Freedom of a Christian (April 10 - 24)
John Calvin's The Christian Life (May 1 - 22)

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A Note from Doug & Linda Pitts
To Our Friends at Grace Covenant:
Thank you so much for the reception and delicious cake you provided as a "going away" for us
following worship on February 7. We also want to thank everyone so very much for making us
feel so welcomed and a part of the faith family at GCPC. Our experiences in being a part of, and
involved with, this church have been very important to us during our time in Richmond and you
have truly been a blessing in our lives. We pray God's
wonderful and gracious blessings on each of you and
may He hold you in the palm of His hand. We hope
that we might have the opportunity for our paths to
cross again in the future. We will definitely visit
GCPC any time we're in or near Richmond.
Grace and Peace,
Linda and Doug Pitts

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Church News
Baby Shower for Bobby, Michelle & Baby Leo
Sunday, March 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

(This is a change in date!)

A baby shower and luncheon is being planned for Sunday, March 13, following worship. Everyone is
invited!
The congregation is going in together to purchase a joint gift. If you wish to contribute, please make
a donation to the church, indicating on the check or envelope that it is for the baby shower.. You may
also add your own gifts to a congregational gift basket we are putting together. Please provide a
gift (unwrapped for purposes of the basket) to Katherine Baird. Both donations for the joint gift

and additional gifts for the gift basket are due on March 11.
Questions? Contact Katherine Baird
at katherine.laybourn@gmail.com.

In lieu of cards, we invite you to help stock their family library
by contributing a favorite children's book, with a personal
note inside the front cover. Please drop off your unwrapped
book in the Fellowship Hall on March 6 before worship
(please don't wrap the books, as we'll be displaying
them). Help us eliminate duplication by indicating your book
of choice: contact Jessica Reveley (in person, at 908-433-1532 or jabreveley@gmail.com).
The children will also be assembling a small gift basket of their own to welcome Leo to the church.
family!

Dedicate an Easter Lily
Please plan to purchase beautiful potted lily plants to help decorate our sanctuary for Easter Sunday.
The order forms will be available at the information table across from the Social Room, beginning
March 6 . Please fill out your form and drop it into the box with your
check to cover the cost of the lilies.
This year the cost is $13.00 per plant. The deadline for lily orders is
Monday, March 21, so that we have time to get all the information
into the Easter Sunday bulletin.

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Church & Community News
HOLY WEEK AT GRACE COVENANT
Worship Services Schedule
PALM SUNDAY- March 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. Potluck Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship (First English Lutheran)
11:00 a.m. Worship (Grace Covenant)
MAUNDY THURSDAY- March 24, 2016
6:00 p.m. Church supper
7:00 p.m. Choral Tenebrae
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2314 Monument Ave.
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Sanctuary Open Good Friday for Prayer
The Worship Ministry invites everyone to engage in prayer for each other, our church, and our
world, as our sanctuary will be open for prayer on Good Friday, March 25 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Unlike past years, there is no need to sign up for a specific time. Simply come when it is convenient
during the appointed hours and remain as long as you would like. The pew Bibles as well as alternative devotional materials will be available for use.

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Church News

Mission and Justice Ministry
Jobs for Life at Grace Covenant Has Begun
Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The STEP Jobs for Life program has officially begun. Enormous thanks to all those who have been
able to volunteer to help out with this soft skills job training
ministry. Jobs for Life uses a biblically-based curriculum paired
with a team of mentors, pastors, and business leaders to help
this group of students discover who they are, what gifts and interests they possess, and what roadblocks they face in achieving
their goals. The program will continue running Tuesday evenings through June 7.

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Mission and Justice Ministry
Shalom Farms Returns, Saturday Morning, March 19
Join us the third Saturday of the month at Shalom Farms - a local food access and community development ministry (www.shalomfarms.org). We will help ensure everyone in our city has access to
God's bountiful gifts of nutritious produce. We'll be out on the farm from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Nelson Reveley at
nmr2uf@virginia.edu or 387-8094 if you can join us.
A group will be carpooling from the church parking lot at 8:00 a.m. (and returning by noon). Otherwise, you can meet us out on the farm at 9:00 a.m.
(1033 Rock Castle Rd., Goochland, VA 23063).

Movement for Metro-Wide Transit:
Help Envision the System, Mid-March
We welcome your support to share your thoughts on the need and promise of a metro-wide sys-tem
to enhance equality of access to transportation for people throughout Central Virginia.
Your witness is critically important and this is a key opportunity to help shape this plan. The meetings will be open house from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and attendees can arrive at any point in that time-frame
to give feedback through a series of interactive stations.
Please attend a session if you are able.
North Park Library
8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA
Wednesday, March 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ramsey United Methodist Church
5900 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA
Thursday, March 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
DMV West Broad
2300 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Monday, March 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
For more information or if you have questions, please see www.metrocrt.org or contact
Nelson Reveley at nmr2uf@virginia.edu.
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6:00pm-STEP Jobs for Life

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9:30am-3:30pm—Blood Drive
8:00am-4:00pm—Prayer Vigil
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7:30pm– Worship Service
2314 Monument Ave.

EASTER EGG HUNT
10:00am
Details to Come Soon!

Mission and Justice Ministry
Mission Committee Reflection

Threefold Mission & Justice Ministry:
Relief, Development, and Reform
Our lives focus largely upon caring and working generously for families, communities, the congregation, businesses, and institutions in which God has placed us. These are noble God-given callings. We are called in Christ
as well to care and work for the needs of those beyond the boundaries of our everyday lives, especially those
facing a dire lack of resources, relationships, or opportunities. How do we at Grace Covenant seek to help
those outside the course of our everyday lives in these significant times of need? How do we seek justice
(mishpat and tzadeqah in Hebrew) and the Kingdom of God (Basileia tou Theou in Greek) that so deeply mark
God’s self-revelation in Scripture and Christ Jesus? How do we bear the fruits of our worshipping the Living
God, faithfully foreshadowing and abidingly awaiting Christ’s return and the Kingdom Come? We do so by
prayerfully engaging the following:
Relief – Helping people in emergency situations or in need of ongoing assistance, whether medical, material,
financial, relational, etc. We engage relief ministries through the Loaves & Fishes Fund, CARITAS, Good Friday Blood Drive, World Pediatric Project, ACTS, refugee assistance, and FeedMore (including Meals on
Wheels).
Development – Helping people develop their God-given talents so that they can exercise them in community
with others, breaking free as able from need for relief support. We engage in development ministries through
STEP (Strategies to Elevate People), Boaz & Ruth, Shalom Farms, Elijah House, CHAT (Church Hill Activities
and Tutoring), the Honduras Medical and Dental Mission Trip, Living Waters for the World, POJ missionary
Cindy Correll in Haiti, and Compassion International. Helping proclaim the spoken Gospel of Christ, from
which outreach to others stems as a fruit, is also develop-ment ministry. We engage in it abroad through our
support of Alpheaus Zobule and Islands Bible Ministries, Inc. in the Solomon Islands and the work of the
Chicu family with Global Church Movements in Moldova, as well as in the fact that nearly every ministry we
support is faith-based.
Reform – Helping people address underlying institutional causes of poverty that stack the deck against their
accessing opportunities and flourishing. We engage in reform ministries through RJI (Richmond Justice Initiative), RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities), and Congregational Movement for Metro
-wide Transit.
We also of course engage in Relief and Development ministries amongst our congregation as well. In regards to
Relief ministries, the Deacon’s Fund aids those in emergency situations within the congregation, and ministries
of pastoral care, regular visitations, transportation, prayer, care team, parents night out, and meals ministry are
also integral parts of our congregational life. Devoted worship of God, Christian Education offerings, and
times for fellowship also are the essential ways in which we engage in Development ministry within the congregation, as we are grown to be ever more faithful and fruitful followers of Christ. It is a blessing to be so richly
engaged in God’s mission and justice to the world. If you are reaching out in other groups or ministries, please
let us know (just email info@grace-covenant.org).
We deeply and sincerely appreciate the chance to spread awareness of other opportunities and ways in which to
live our faith, loving God in truth and action!

Grace and Peace, Nelson Reveley
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Mission and Justice Ministry
Good Friday Blood Drive
Friday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
On average, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, and this is a precious
gift that cannot be manufactured but only comes through the generosity of donors.
The Deacons and Missions Committee invite you, in service to God and our neighbors and partnership with the Red Cross, to join in the Good Friday Blood Drive this year. We are grateful for this opportunity to unite in offering the life-giving gift of blood as we remember the reconciling and lifegiving grace of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
All support is welcome, and if you are unable to donate yourself, we encourage you to consider seeking a substitute donor or volunteering your time. If you would like to donate or volunteer please contact info@grace-covenant.org or (804) 359-2463. You can also sign up to donate
online at www.redcrossblood.org (search key word, "goodfriday").
In this love, not that we loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Beloved, since God loved us so much,
we also ought to love one another.
- 1 John 4:10-11

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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.

Lenten Worship and Meal Through March

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
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
worship (like tearing their clothes or wearing ashes in repentance) that will take the place of actually giving
their hearts and doing the real work of the Lord in the world. We are wise to avoid any imposition of ashes if
we think they gain us favor with God or have some power in and of themselves.
However, because the ashes can be a particularly poignant way for many Christians to know anew our hope
in Jesus Christ, ashes will be offered at our Ash Wednesday service at 7pm on Wednesday, February 18th
in the chapel. The ashes will be entirely optional – you may choose whether or not you come forward to receive them. If you do come forward, I will put the ashes on your forehead in the shape of a cross with the
words, “Consider yourself dead to sin and alive in Jesus Christ“ (Rom 6:11). My prayer is that through the
service of worship God will meet us in such a way that we are renewed in our hope and assured once again
that we rest in the promise of the One who has come to bring Life and Life Eternal.

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Announcements

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
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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
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Entering & Exiting GCPC

There are lots of exciting activities happening at GCPC on a regular basis. We are proud to have so
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Announcements
Openers and Closers
March 6- Brian Baird
March 13- Kent Cardwell
March 20– Cal Gray
March 27- Pete Sizemore

2–Regan McCullough
2- Hollis Cobb
3-Maria Rachal
4-Margaret Rosebro
4- Paige Lake
5- Dr. Charles Massey
6- Dr. Katherine Baird
6-Alex Robinson
7-Dr. Samuel (Mac) Janney, II
7-Avery McKay
7-Benjamin Anderson
7-Adele Ralston
8-Steve Booth
8-Sudie Wood
9-Carol Wood
9-Bennett Corby
10-Lily Spangler
11-Caroline Leith
11-Susan Farrell
11-Blair Gibson
12- Dawson Watkins
13-John Nevin
13-Brannan Boze
14-Becky Yonan
14– Gay Moss

16– John Alexander
19– Jullian Janney
20– Lucy Harvie
23– Helen Reveley
23– Debbie Pritchett
23– Ann Londrey
24– Betty Clough
25– June Horner
27– Holly Anderson
27– Bob Adams
29– Courtney Clements
29– Matthew Gray
29– Jed Londrey
29– Cooper Hammet
30– Tiffany Williams

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
Current contributions in January were up slightly from the total of January last year, but total contributions of $50,300 were up significantly due to payments on last year’s pledges. Also, approximately $12,600 was recorded that had been prepaid in 2015 on this year’s pledges.
Expenses totaled $ 52,100 in January and included $5,400 in insurance and $4,400 in taxes on the
Stuart Circle Building. Total income exceeded expenses in January by
$9,900, as a result of the recording of prepaid pledges mentioned above.
In January our Five Cents per Meal offering was $64, and Loaves and Fishes
offering $230.

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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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