NeverTheLess - April 30, 2017

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NeverTheLess – April 30, 2017


Welcome to All, especially if you are visiting us today.  We are delighted to have you here. We invite everyone to wear a nametag.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance. Please also fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.  

Christian Formation   Bible Study continues today, 9 a.m. in Brydon Hall, with a conversation about the Book of Acts and the Sermon on the Mount.  Matthew 6:1-18 and Luke 11:2-4.  Participants will also discuss where to journey next.

Contemplative Service   Please join us this evening at 5 pm.   Charles Joy will lead our liturgy and music which will celebrate the feast day of St. Philip and St. James the Less which is May 1st.  Come learn about St. James the Less and why he was important to the early church.  We will also have special flute music provided by Natalie Thomas.



A Joy-full Send-off   a Joy-full celebration team is in the works to coordinate a fine send-off for our faithful friend and priest Charles Joy. His last service with us will be May 21.  Following the service, we will enjoy a meal together in Brydon Hall. Please mark your calendars. 

   As part of our gift to Charles, we are creating a Memory Box of your thoughts, notes, drawings, poems, letters, pictures, and memories of a special time with Fr. Charles.  There is a dedicated collection box in the parish office.  We'll present the box to Charles as part of our celebration.

   Additionally, a collection is being taken for a purse. Checks may be made payable to St. James the Less with a "Charles Joy" memo.     


Ushers and Greeters   Sunday morning worship participation is a vital part of the worship experience, and volunteers are always welcome to join a team.  Looking ahead, we have especial needs for Ushers and for Greeters.  Both of these positions require no experience and minimal training.  If you can smile warmly and shake a hand or hand a bulletin to someone, you can be a Greeter or an Usher!  Please contact Margaret in the office if you are interested in either position.



Would You Like Help    getting to church on Sunday?  We would like to make Sunday worship services more accessible to those who may be unable to drive by offering transportation to SJTL. If you are interested in this offering for yourself, a friend or a neighbor, please contact the church office by email or calling 798-6336.



Scheduling Notice:  Anna will be attending the Spring Clergy Conference at Shrine Mont Monday, May 1st-Wednesday, May 3rd.  She will be in the office on Thursday, May 4th and the morning of Friday, May 5th.  She will be out of town, attending a friend’s 50th birthday celebration in Charlotte, NC from the afternoon of Friday, May 5th, returning late Saturday, May 6th.  She will be here for services on Sunday, May 7th.  Charles Joy will be on call for pastoral emergencies while she is away.

In Case of Pastoral Emergency:   Anna is on-call 24/7 for pastoral emergencies.  If you would like to speak with her about a pastoral matter at any time, she is available to you.  If it is during regular business hours, please call the church office. Outside of regular business hours, please call the rectory at 804.299.3730. If there is no answer there, you may contact Senior Warden Yancey Jones 804.393.9901 or Junior Warden Rebecca Cline 804.683.0081.


PRAYER LIST – April 30, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of Christ Church Glen Allen;  St. Andrew's Richmond;  St. Mary's (Reedville) Fleeton;  St. Thomas McLean;  Region XV

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for Nandyal - (South India) The Rt Revd Eggoni Pushpalalitha

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, TRUMAN Parmele, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, the RISON family, TOM Street, KATHERINE Tinker

For those serving in the diplomatic corps, the military, and as missionaries:  KEMPER Jones, GREG Ericksen, ANDREW Walton, ROBERT Ham, MATTHEW Thomas, PHILIP Morison, JAMES Ashley, ANDREW Brunson

Relatives & Friends:   (people added this week are in italics) MAC Pace (father of Steve Pace), ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family), TRAVIS Williams (friend of the SJTL Parish), PATRICIA Reppert (aunt of PK Kinser; friend of the Meyer family); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish), JOHN Murphy (father of Erin Murphy), JANE Markwood (mother of Tim Markwood), NANCY Margie (friend of Aleta Meyer), MARY & JIMMY (family of Tammie & Bob May), ORIANA Hargrove (friend of Bobbie & Tom Street), ALICE Wallace (mother of Beth Markwood), The Rev. NANCY Cox (friend of the Meyer family), LYNN Forehand (cousin of Joyce Blunt), VICKI Snelgrave (cousin of Joyce Blunt), HAMILTON family (friends of the Roberts family), BETTY FAY Thomas (sister of Mary Lou Brown), CAROL Brown (sister of Bob Brown), BETH Vannais (cousin of Bob Brown), CARLENE Hockett (friend of Ricki Carson), EARL May (brother of Bob May), GINNY Walker (niece of Karl and Ginny Meyer), KIM Cave (friend of Pat Jordan), JANET Cobb (sister of Jim Cobb), KATHERINE Anderson (friend of Katherine Tinker), KATHY Balducci (friend of Jenny Bruce), BILL May (brother of Bob May), BETSY Owen (sister of former organist's wife, Elaine Hooley, friend of the parish), WIL Lawrence (son of Ann & Wilbur Lawrence), DONNA Hoffman (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), TOM Ogden (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family), LELIA Moran (friend of the SJTL parish family), PHILLIP Robertson (friend of Pat Jordan), CHANDRA Flurry Nicholson (family of Doris and Harry Hassell); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood), AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May), SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace), MOLLY; MARK Longaker, EVELYN Beasley (friend of Pat Jordan); the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush), SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis), BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea), JERRY Prince (friend of Jenny Bruce), RUTH Syman-May (friend of the SJTL parish), SAM Hulsey and Family (friends of Charles & Faye Joy and Lula Hopkins). DAVID & TRACEY (family of Ricki & Jim Carson), KEN Perry (friend of the SJTL Parish), ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer), SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood), MIKE & MADELINE Malamphy (family of Melissa Haase), SHELBY, GIL Beaudry (Sylvia Spagna’s mother), SALLY & LILY (daughter and granddaughter of Ricki and Jim Carson), BETSY (sister of Jim Carson), JODY May (aunt of Jim May), KATHY Coleman (friend of Margaret Rush), ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown); STEPHANI Schatz (friend of Anna Brawley)


Vestry Members:  Yancey Jones (Senior Warden); Rebecca Cline (Junior Warden); Dawn Davis; Richard Grosse; Beth Markwood; Ricki Carson; John Hoar; George Spagna; Janet Taylor

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