NeverTheLess - August 18, 2019

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NeverTheLess – August 18, 2019

Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We are delighted to have you here.  If you are visiting, we invite you to fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat   a sign-up sheet is in the hallway for the annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont, September 20-22.  Children 4-12 YO:  $50; Teens 13-High School Seniors: $75;  Adults, 18+:  $150.  You are not fully signed up until you have paid a 50% deposit.  Deposit is not refundable after August 20.  Scholarships are available; check with Father Rock.  Deadline for signing up is Tuesday, August 20.  The Parish Retreat Read is Richard Rohr’s “Falling Upward.”  We have a few library copies available for loan, and it is easily found at the public library and/or Amazon.

Duncan Memorial Invites You   to Movie Night, on Wednesday, August 21 at 7 PM, to watch “Breakthrough” (rated PG) together.  Free and all are welcome.  And to a Hymn Sing on Saturday, September 28, 3 PM.  Join the Randolph-Macon and Ashland Communities for an afternoon of singing and celebrating.  Special performances also offered by area choirs and RMC’s InTONEnation.  A reception will follow the performance.  The program offering will be donated to ACES.

Ashland Christian Emergency Center (ACES)   we have a bin in the hallway dedicated to donations to ACES; pinned up above the bin is a current list of items ACES folks need most.  Also, ACES is recruiting drivers for Hanover Senior Rides, a volunteer transportation program for seniors.  If you’d like to know more, please call (804) 543.6115.

Hanover Safe Place   is asking for school supplies for the children of their clients.  There is a marked box in the hallway outside the office if you’d like to contribute.  Hanover Safe Place will retrieve the box and its contents during the week of August 25.  Thank you for your generous hearts.

Coming Soon:

  • September 4:  Father Rock’s Book Group – “Life of Pi”
  • September 8:  Children’s Formation Open House; Parish Picnic
  • September 15:  Vestry Coffee Pot on Safety Protocols; Blessing of the 4thQ Space
  • September 20-22: Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont
  • September 29:  Stewardship Kick-off; Contemplative Service resumes
  • October 6:  Blessing of the Animals
  • October 13:  Bluegrass Mass resumes
  • November 3:  Stewardship Celebration Lunch
  • November 13: Celebration of New Ministry
  • November 23: Ashland Stew, Brew, and Blue Fest


PRAYER LIST – August 18, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregation of Kingston/Abingdon, Mathews

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba - Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for the workplaces and businesses of Metropolitan Richmond: For economic development in depressed portions of the city, for the establishment of businesses that will create new employment opportunities. 

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, ANNA Stiles, BILL Blakemore, MICHELE and JOHN Murphy, WILBUR Lawrence,  MARK FitzHugh; JAN Meacham

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

Relatives & Friends: ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); JAMIE Hopkins (brother of Ron Hopkins); DOREEN Welfel (sister of Dawn Stockbridge); DONNA Hoffman (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); JOYCE Burgess (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); DONNA Jerome Schumacher and her son, TRAVIS (friends of Margaret Rush); ERIN van Horne (friend of Marcia and Dale Hill); AMELIE (friend of Steve and Naomi Pace); CONSTANCE Geisenderfer (mother of Kathy Marshall); SUSAN Johnston (friend of the SJTL parish); CHRIS Duvall (friend of Doris Hassell); Rev. MARK Holland, St. Stephen’s Baptist (friend of Father Rock); LARRY Gilman (friend of Alice Cobb), MEREDITH Moon (mother of Cami Stiles); IAN McIntyre (family of Fran McConnell); BETSY Vogt (niece of Karl Meyer); AUSTIN Jolly (friend of Dale & Marcia Hill); JIM Barry (friend of Kimette Cannady); BILL Sherrod (friend of Cathy Bach-McElroy); DONNA Willson Womack (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); ARCHIE Keys (friend of Ron Hopkins); JEANIE Thompson Miller (friend of Betty Moore); TROYE S. (friend of Hilarie Street Koch); ELIZABETH Attkisson (mother of Erin Cobb); CHARLES Miles (friend of Monroe Reece); WORTH Higgins (friend of Monroe Reece); JOSI Riederer Von Paar (friend of Karen & Paul Davies)

The altar flowers this week are given by Ron Hopkins, in love and recognition of what would have been his and Condé’s 50th wedding anniversary.

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