NeverTheLess - December 10, 2017

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NeverTheLess – December 10, 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.

Christmas Poinsettias   if you would like to donate a poinsettia to the Christmas altar in memory or thanksgiving, please let Margaret know by December 20 to have the name(s) included in the Christmas Eve service bulletin.  Suggested donation is $35.00. 

Advent Class – “Christmas Stories”   Come join with Father Rock as we gather to read and discuss fictional stories to help get our minds and hearts prepared for Christmas. We will have some coffee and cocoa, gather in the library, and read seasonal tales both known and new. Hope you can join us!  Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, and 20, at 11 am.

Bible Study/Adult Formation    Come join us in Adult Bible Study — 8:45 in the Rectory.  For the first three Sundays of Advent, we'll be visiting with John the Baptizer. You might find out more about yourself than you think.  All are welcome!

Choir Schedule   a reminder, this week, all three of the choirs will meet for rehearsals at their regular times but on Wednesday, December 13.


Peter Paul Development Center   we are “adopting” a family to help them with Christmas.  You’ll find boxes at Information Central, and bios of the children with ages, sizes, and wish lists for your donations.  Today is the deadline to drop off your new, unwrapped gifts.    

Hanover ARC   we have also “adopted” 4 Hanover ARC families who have among them 12 children.  There are labeled boxes and brief biographies and wish lists for each of the children in the hallway at Information Central.  Please wrap your gifts for these children and have them in the boxes by December 20.


We Are Now .church!   We were recently able to acquire the web extension .church  (emphasis added) which clearly says just who we are!   Our website is now and our emails are also migrated to [name]  The old .com extensions will continue to work for a while, but you may now reach us at .church as well.  

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

PRAYER LIST – December 10, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Santa Maria

Falls Church; Meade Memorial, Alexandria

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Western North Carolina - (IV, The Episcopal Church) The Rt. Rev. José Antonio McLoughlin

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  This month, we pray for the families of Metropolitan Richmond: For single-parent families, adoptive families, foster families, and for households that are communities of friends; for elderly persons living in their own homes, in retirement communities, and in nursing institutions.    

For the repose of souls:  Lelia Moran

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, STEVE Pace

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

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); ORIANA Hargrove (friend of Bobbie & Tom Street); 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); GINNY Walker (niece of Karl and Ginny Meyer); JANET Cobb (sister of Jim Cobb); KATHERINE Anderson (friend of Katherine Tinker); KATHY Balducci (friend of Jenny Bruce); WIL Lawrence (son of Ann & Wilbur Lawrence); DONNA Hoffman (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer); CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood); SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace); 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 Lula Hopkins); DAVID & TRACEY (family of Ricki & Jim Carson); ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer); SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood); SHELBY; BETSY (sister of Jim Carson); 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); 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); DAN Brummitt (uncle of Margaret Rush); 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); BILL Turpin (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); ANNE Taylor (friend of the SJTL parish); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); CAMILLE Loya (friend of Aleta Meyer); DARLENE Swinson (friend of Ginny Tweel), DENISE Buxton (sister of Sylvia Spagna), LOISANNE Rockwell (sister of Ginny Meyer), MOLLY Harrison (daughter of Beth and Bill Harrison); KATHY Luten (family of Keith Redington); JACKIE Redington (family of Keith Redington); KIM Redington (family of Keith Redington); JAKLYN Redington (family of Keith Redington); KEN Perry (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); the Rev. JEANNE Pupke (friend of Margaret Rush); FLO Speidell (friend of the parish), BOB Giordano (friend of the Meyer family), LARRY Zupancic (family of Kris Holt); FRAN Shareck (mother of Stephanie Shareck Werner); the Rev. JEN Kimball (friend of the Spagnas); JAMIE Hopkins (brother of Ron Hopkins)

The altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Robert L. Hopkins, Jr., by his family; and Charles Macgill Bridges, by his family

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