NeverTheLess - December 17, 2017

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NeverTheLess – December 17, 2017

TODAY AND COMING SOON

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.

Bishop’s Visitation   Next Sunday, December 24, join us at 9 am for an Adult Forum led by Bp. Ted, in Brydon Hall; at 10 am for Holy Eucharist with a celebration of  Confirmations, Receptions, and a Reaffirmation, with the St. Cecilia Children's Choir, the Handbell Choir, and the Singing Choir; and ~11:30 am for a reception to follow the service.  Please bring a favorite finger food for the reception.  Contact Margaret in the office if you'd like to contribute, or if you have questions.  All are welcome!

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 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. This Wednesday, Dec. 20, feel free to bring the children and grandchildren.  Hope you can join us!  Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 am.

Bible Study/Adult Formation    Come join us in Adult Bible Study — Sundays at 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!

OUTREACH

Hanover ARC   As in the past, we have “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.

GETTING IN TOUCH

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 stjamestheless.church and our emails are also migrated to [name]@stjamestheless.church.  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 17, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Piedmont, Madison; and Creator, Mechanicsville

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Wyoming - (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt. Rev. John Smylie

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  This month, we pray for the families of Metropolitan Richmond: For the care and protection of infants, children, and youth; and for the intimate knowledge that each one is a beloved child of God.      

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 by Steve Pace in loving gratitude for the St. James the Less parish family.

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