NeverTheLess - January 29, 2017

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NeverTheLess – January 29, 2017



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.  

Parish Office News   Anna is out of the office today through February 1 to take care of the business around selling her house in Florence.  Charles will cover services and be on call for pastoral care needs during her absence.



ANNUAL MEETING   The Annual Meeting of the Parish is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, immediately following 10:00 am church.  If you are a Committee Chair, please prepare a report of your committee’s activities and accomplishments during 2016 and forward it to Margaret (  as soon as possible so that she can pull together the Annual Report in time for the meeting.  



Stewardship update:   As of Tuesday, January 24, we had received 95 Pledges for a total of $293,764.15, towards a goal of $310,000.00.

A TAXWISE OPPORTUNITY   An IRA Rollover Gift is a Simple Way to Make a Gift -

If you are 70½ or older and own a traditional IRA, please consider making an IRA charitable rollover gift. You can make a gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA to St. James the Less this year. Your gift will:

•        • not be included in your taxable income.

•        • satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.

•        • reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions

•        • not be subject to the 50% limitation on charitable gifts.

•        • help the programs and ministries of your parish.

An IRA charitable rollover is a very simple gift to make. Please contact us or your IRA administrator for assistance in completing an IRA charitable rollover gift.  Don’t miss the chance to make a charitable IRA gift this year!



Circles Ashland is offering a POVERTY SIMULATION event at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Ashland on Sunday, February 12 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  This is an opportunity not to listen to a presentation but to move around the room, interacting with others as you navigate life in poverty and experience the struggles, frustrations, and realities that you may not have experienced before.  Please RSVP to the church office at St. Ann's (798-5039).  

High School Youth Group Mission – Tri-cities Workcamp   CALLING ALL ADULT MALES – YOU ARE WANTED!  Keeping with tradition, SJTL High Schoolers will attend the JULY 16 – 22 (2nd week) of camp.  This is a FULL week commitment/retreat!  For more information:  Danah Massey will be one chaperone representing SJTL; there is an especial need for a male chaperone to participate.  Please contact Danah Massey if you, or someone you know, can help. 

Pop Tops!!!  St James the Less has a phenomenal start to this school year's saving of Pop Tops for the Richmond Ronald McDonald House!  Wow.  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. 




Vestry Members:  Steve Pace (SW); Bob May (JW); Julie Ericksen; Tom Fritter; Harry Hassell; Jenny Bruce; Rich Holt; Tanya Reagan; Dawn Davis; Richard Grosse; Beth Markwood, Matt Smith


SJTL Committees and ChairsAdult Formation, Harry Hassell; Children/Youth Formation, Aleta Meyer; Stewardship, Bill Harrison; Parish Life, Steve Pace & Bob May; Pastoral Care, Stephanie Werner; Finance, Yancey Jones; Outreach, Ginny Meyer & Julie Ericksen; Fundraising, Jenny Bruce & Sylvia Spagna; Property, Tom Fritter; Chenery, Naomi Pace; Communications, Stephanie Werner; Worship Nuts & Bolts, Anna Brawley




PRAYER LIST – January 29, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for all Annual Convention participants including clergy, lay delegates, and diocesan staff.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for Lichfield - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave; Lichfield - Shrewsbury - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Mark James Rylands; Lichfield - Stafford - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Peter Annas; Lichfield - Wolverhampton - (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Clive Gregory

For the repose of souls:  Theresa Berry; Mildred Morris

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, DOUG & JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, the RISON family, JOYCE Blunt, ASHLEY Harrison, GINNY Tweel

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), FERNANDO Casas (father of Ana Bajcsi), 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)


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