NeverTheLess - February 26, 2017

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NeverTheLess – February 26, 2017

 

TODAY AND THIS WEEK

Welcome to All, especially if you are visiting us today.  We are delighted to have you here. We invite everyone to wear a nametag.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance.  

Contemporary and Contemplative Music   starting today, February 26, and going forward, the last Sundays of the month will have contemporary music in the morning, and the contemplative service at 5:00 in the evening.  This is a change from how we’ve been doing these services and we wanted you to know about it.  If you have any questions, feel free to speak with Paul Robb or with Anna Brawley.

Community Supper   this evening, February 26 at 5:30 pm, we are hosting our community supper for our neighbors who frequently find themselves with more month than money.  Volunteers are always welcome.  Sign-up sheets to help with food, transportation, and/or set-up/clean-up are on the bulletin board at Information Central, or call Will Seymour, 752.6505, for more information. Come to serve, stay for food and fellowship.

Untold Stories, Growing Up in Hanover and Ashland in the 1960s. Sunday Feb 26, 4 pm, is a free program at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  The theme is the 1960s, with assassinations, riots, and civil rights struggles on the one hand and the Beatles and flower children on the other hand.  The storytellers are men and women, both black and white, who grew up in Hanover or Ashland.  Their personal stories, poignant and sometimes difficult, elicit tears and laughter.  Anthony Keitt moderates the program, Rev. Richard Swann of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Doswell provides concluding remarks, and Krystal Brooks of Shiloh Baptist Church in Ashland leads the Community Gospel Choir. Tom Wulf provides a video introduction. The Hanover and Ashland Community is richer for this program, but all are invited to attend, whether from the county or elsewhere.

 

COMING UP

Ash Wednesday   Next Wednesday, March 1, is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent.  We will offer two services, at 7:30 am and at 7:00 pm, for the imposition of ashes. Lent is the season of our Christian year where we focus on simple living, prayer, and discipline to bring us closer to God.

Lenten Programming!  Anna will lead a five-part spirituality series in Lent using creativity to get in touch with God. Duplicate sessions of Active Creative Spiritual Practices will be offered in Brydon Hall on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., beginning March 5, or Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., beginning March 7. Tuesday evening sessions will include a simple soup supper followed by the program.  These offerings are free, and no experience is necessary! Sessions build on one another, though each is independent, for those not able or interested in attending all. Everyone is welcome, including friends from the community. Registration is required, however, so that materials can be purchased. 

The sessions will be as follows:  March 5 and 7: Creating/coloring mandalas  |  March 12 and 14: Abstract painting/drawing  |  March 19 and 21: Writing as art/journaling  |  March 26 and 28: "Of making many books there is no end" -Ecclesiastes 12:12  |  April 2 and 4: Labyrinth    

Sign up through our website, at Information Central, or call Margaret in the office, 798.6336.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

Stewardship Update:   As of Monday, February 20, we had received 101 Pledges for a total of $ 314,134.15, gently surpassing our goal of $310,000.00.   If you have not made a pledge, we humbly ask your prayerful consideration in doing so. If you have questions or need a pledge card, please contact the office at 798.6336.

 

OUTREACH

What’s All the Hype About Pop Tops?  St James the Less continues to collect Pop Tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House.  Please keep up the momentum.  Any pop top will do:  soup cans, soda cans, dog / cat food cans ...  Keep 'em coming!  The Sunday School wants to deliver the best year ever to the Ronald McDonald House in memory of Charlotte Reynolds. 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE INFORMATION   

News Deadline   if you have committee news to be shared with the parish via our weekly e-newsletter or this NeverTheLess, please get that information to Margaret in the office by noon on Tuesday. 

Scheduling Reminder:  Anna is usually off and out of the office on Fridays and Saturdays.  If you have a pastoral emergency on one of those days or during the evening, please call the rectory's landline:  (804) 299.3730.  If she is not there, please leave a message.  You may also contact the Senior Warden who will be in touch with her directly.  As well, Anna does not have access to her church email off-site, so if you email her after about 5:00 on Thursdays, she will not get that email until Sunday morning at the earliest, and possibly, not until Monday, depending on her Sunday schedule.

 

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 – February 26, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Paul’s Richmond;  St. Matthew’s Richmond;  St. Peter’s Richmond;  St. Bartholomew’s Richmond

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for Malek – (Upper Nile, Sudan)  The Rt. Revd Peter Joh Mayom

For the repose of souls:  Ana Barnett Monostori; John Royall

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, TRUMAN Parmele, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, the RISON family, JOYCE Blunt, ASHLEY Harrison, GINNY Tweel, TOM Street, PATRICIA Meade

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

Relatives & Friends:   (people added this week are in italics) MAC Pace (father of Steve Pace), ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family), TRAVIS Williams (friend of the SJTL Parish), 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), ALICE Wallace (mother of Beth Markwood), 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), DELORIS Shubert (friend of the SJTL and Fork Church parishes), MARK Smith (friend of Betty Moore), BETTY FAY Thomas (sister of Mary Lou Brown), CAROL Brown (sister of Bob Brown), BETH Vannais (cousin of Bob Brown), CARLENE Hockett (friend of Ricki Carson), EARL May (brother of Bob May), GINNY Walker (niece of Karl and Ginny Meyer), STEFANI Schatz (friend of Anna Brawley), JOE Duggan (friend of Anna Brawley), 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), CONNIE Hoar (sister of John Hoar), DAPHNE Haddad (friend of Anna Brawley), 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), TOM Ogden (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family), LELIA Moran (friend of the SJTL parish family), PHILLIP Robertson (friend of Pat Jordan), CHANDRA Flurry Nicholson (family of Doris and Harry Hassell); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood), AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May), SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace), MOLLY; PATRICIA Meade (mother of Matt Meade); MARK Longaker, EVELYN Beasley (friend of Pat Jordan); the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush), SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis), AIDA Barnett (friend of Margaret Rush)

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