NeverTheLess - December 3, 2017

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NeverTheLess – December 3, 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.

Advent Fair   Today, immediately after 10:00 church, we gather in Brydon Hall to get ready. We will once again have a station where the kids can "shop" for a gift for their parents.  There is a box in the hallway to collect your donations of gifts.  On the day of the Fair, younger children will be matched with a middle schooler to help them through the process.  Wrapping is included!  Come spend a joy-full time preparing for this season of beauty and light! 

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.

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. 

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!

Red Hats & ROMEO’s Joint Holiday Gathering   Tuesday, December 5, at 11:30 am in the Rectory, the Red Hats and the ROMEOs will gather to celebrate the coming holiday season.  Lunch catered by Homemades by Suzanne.


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.  Please bring your unwrapped gifts by December 10.    

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 have your wrapped (this is a change from the e-blast!) gifts for these children back in the boxes by December 20.

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 3, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Mark's, Alexandria; San Marcos, Alexandria; Trinity, Charlottesville; St. Andrew's, Burke

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  West Buganda - (Uganda) The Rt Revd Henry Katumba-Tamale

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 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, JOHN Hoar; PAUL Wehman; 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); MARY & JIMMY (family of Tammie & Bob May); 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); EARL May (brother of Bob May); 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); BILL May (brother of Bob May); 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); 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); JODY May (aunt of Bob May); 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); SCOTT (friend of Doris Hassell); 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)


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