NeverTheLess - August 13, 2017

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NeverTheLess – August 13, 2017


Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We are delighted to have you here. Nametags are an outward symbol of radical hospitality.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance.  If you are visiting, we also invite you to fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.

Office Scheduling Notes:  Margaret will be away from the office tomorrow, August 14.  Anna will be out from Thursday, August 17, returning to the office Wednesday, August 23 (including the Wednesday morning service that day).



Forming Stewards at SJTL   “Stewardship is using the gifts that God gives us to do the work God calls us to do.”  We’re looking for a few good folks to help us rethink and retool the way we think and talk about stewardship and fundraising.  This is not just the annual fall pledge drive!  Please prayerfully consider helping with this effort, and let George Spagna know of your willingness to participate.



Vacation Bible School    starts tomorrow!  Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed.  Dig into vacation Bible school! Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, and other activities will help us dig deeper to reveal the treasures in Jesus' parables.  Music will be provided by Steve Pace and Brett Bajcsi.  While the materials are geared towards children in grades Pre-K-5, younger and older siblings and friends are always welcome.  Registration forms are available in the hallway at Information Central.  And you may contact Ragan Dyer,, for questions or to register. 


Reception for Anna   volunteers are needed to help with a stand-up reception for Anna on Sunday, August 27, immediately following 10:00 church.  Please bring a sharable finger food.  Clean up help is also much needed.  Please call Ricki Carson at 229.5349 to let her know how you can help.  And please, she asks, leave a message if she doesn’t pick up! 

   On a related note, we are also collecting a purse for Anna.  If you’d like to contribute, you may send a check to the church, or drop a check in the plate; indicate the funds are for Anna’s purse on the memo line. 


Warm Smiles and Friendly Handshakes ...We seek the gift of your talent!  Summer is an ideal time to try out a new activity.  We especially need ushers and people to count the offering.  Any committee would be happy to welcome you.  If you would like to contribute your talent to our volunteer pool, please contact Margaret in the office.

Serving Dishes and Utensils   we have amassed an array of serving spoons (mostly) and a few dishes.  If you are missing something from your kitchen, please check the table in Brydon Hall, see if anything there belongs to you. 


Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont   our favorite weekend is fast approaching!  September 22 – 24.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at Information Central in our hallway.  $125 for adults, $50 for children 4-12 years.  Some financial assistance is available. 

Shrine Mont Book Discussion Selection   We will have a discussion of Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler (2001, Harper Collins Books), for those who are interested in taking part.  The book reflects the author's desire to reconnect to the Bible by retracing stories of the Old Testament to their actual locations.  It is a fascinating adventure story, archaeological study and personal spiritual exploration.  SJTL has one copy that will be available to borrow.  It is also available used and for Kindle readers.  For those of you who have "Visit the Holy Land" on your bucket list, this is the book for you!


PRAYER LIST – August 13, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregation of St. Mary's, Colonial Beach; St. Paul's, Nomini Grove, Montross

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Remo - (Lagos, Nigeria) The Rt. Rev. Michael Fape

For the repose of souls:  Bruce Innes; Renée Rocour

For our parishioners requesting our prayers: GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, SALLY Ellithorpe, JIM Cobb, SYLVIA Spagna, BOB Ellithorpe, BETH Harrison, JACK Keck, CHRISTEN Meacham, HADEN Hopkins

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), 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), 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), CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family), LELIA Moran (friend of the SJTL parish family), PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood), AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May), SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace), MOLLY; MAGGIE; MARK Longaker, the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush), SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis), BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea), 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), ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer), SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood), 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 Bob May), KATHY Coleman ( friend of Margaret Rush), ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown), TERRY Shaw (friend of Sandi Shirey), JOANIE Watkins (sister-in-law of Bobbie & Tom Street), STEVE (family member of Fran McConnell), JP Temple (nephew of Alice & Jim Cobb), VICKI Wynn (friend of Doris Hassell), FRANK BEAUDRY and family (Sylvia Spagna’s family), MELANIE V. (friend of Ruth Savino), DUFF Green (brother of Melissa Hoar), AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence), TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence), DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan), SCOTT (friend of Doris Hassell), CRYSTAL McLaughlin (friend of Anna Brawley), NORA Hall (friend of Kris and Rich Holt), JR Cook (friend of Anna Brawley), DAN Brummitt (uncle of Margaret Rush), ANN Taylor (friend of SJTL parish), SUZANNE Huff (friend of the SJTL parish), JUDY Sledd (friend of the Jones family); LEROY and JOSEPHINE (friends of Pat Jordan)

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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