NeverTheLess - August 20, 2017

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NeverTheLess – August 20, 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:  Anna will be out from Thursday, August 17, returning to the office Wednesday, August 23 (including the Wednesday morning service that day).

Many Thanks to the VBS Participants!   Vacation Bible School had an abundance of attendees, far exceeding our expectations, and everyone had a good time.  Our thanks to Ragan Dyer, Jane Jones, Jessica Hill, Melissa Hill, Dale Hill, Marcia Hill, Beth Harrison, Kolbey Hogeboom, Steve Pace, Brett Bajcsi, Allison Pace, Janet Taylor, Jenny Bruce, and Susan Hubbard for all of their hard work.



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.



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 is 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 20, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregation of St. Paul's, West Point

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Rochester (USA) - (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Prince Singh; Rochester - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd James Langstaff; Rochester - (Canterbury, England) Vacant

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

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

In joy and celebration:   for the birth of Dylan Richard Williams, son of Daniel and Maggie Williams and grandson of Curt and Mary Helen Williams.

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), 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, 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), 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), 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), KAREN Fetty (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell)

For our world:  For the civic and religious leaders of Charlottesville, for all citizens of Charlottesville, for all the people who live and work in the Charlottesville area;  for those who died in Charlottesville on Saturday:  Heather Heyer, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, and for their families; for all who were injured in violence in Charlottesville on Saturday; for those with whom we disagree; for peace in our nation and in the world.

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


The altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Robert Jordan by the Jordan and Paxton families.

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