NeverTheLess - January 6, 2019

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NeverTheLess – January 6, 2019



Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We are delighted to have you here.  If you are visiting, we invite you to fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.

Epiphany Today!   10 AM, Epiphany Play, in the church;  4 PM at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, a Community Epiphany Faire, with arts, crafts, and goodies for the whole family;  and 5 PM, also at Duncan Memorial UMC, a Community Epiphany Service.  Invite a friend, all are welcome.

Nametags … we have some new staff, and we’re seeing lots of new visitors.  Please wear your nametag to help the newer folks know who we all are; it is the easiest way to offer radical hospitality!  If you don’t have one, please let Margaret know – 798.6336.

Staying Connected   would you like to receive our weekly news email (Wednesdays) and/or our Weekly Meditation (Fridays)?  If so, please contact Margaret in the office, 798.6336 or to have your email added to our list. 

Fourth Quarter: The Center for Elder Spirituality    The Fourth Quarter of our lives asks much of us – how will we use this time?  Please check out our bulletin board in the hallway, where there are brief descriptions of our courses and activities.  If you would like to receive a monthly email newsletter with a schedule of 4th Quarter activities, please let Margaret know to add your email address to the growing list.

Stewardship Update:  On the table outside the office, stop by to pick up your pledge envelope or pledge number, if you opted out of the envelopes.  As of Monday, December 31, we have received 86 pledges totaling $304,475.00  Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far.  

Next Sunday, January 13  

  • at 11:30 am in Brydon Hall, a birthday celebration for any and all of our January birthdays.  and,
  • at 5 pm, in the church, Bluegrass Mass.  A little preachin’, a whole lot of beautiful music.  Invite a friend to join you, all are welcome! 


Ashland Christian Emergency Center (ACES)   we have a bin in the hallway dedicated to donations to ACES; pinned up above the bin is a current list of items ACES folks need most.

PRAYER LIST – January 6, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Epiphany, Richmond; St. Michael’s, Arlington; Varina, Richmond

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; The Most Revd Philip Richardson - Bishop of Taranaki and Primate; The Most Revd Don Tamihere - Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate; the Most Revd Fereimi Cama - Bishop of Polynesia and Primate

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for the families of Metropolitan Richmond: For peace, reconciliation, forgiveness and accord among family members, whatever the distance, and however old the hurt or grievance. 

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, STEVE Pace, ANNA Stiles, MARY ANN Kinser, BILL Blakemore, FAN Cox Etienne, the DAVIS-PENLAND Family, MARTIN Leggott, JANE Newchok

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

Relatives & Friends: ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); JAMIE Hopkins (brother of Ron Hopkins); DOREEN Welfel (sister of Dawn Stockbridge); DONNA Hoffman (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); JOYCE Burgess (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); DONNA Jerome Schumacher and her son, TRAVIS (friends of Margaret Rush); ERIN van Horne (friend of Marcia and Dale Hill); AMELIE (friend of Steve and Naomi Pace); VIRGINIA Thomas (friend of the parish); CONSTANCE Geisenderfer (mother of Kathy Marshall); SUSAN Johnston (friend of the SJTL parish); BILL Napper (family of Tony Martin); CHRIS Duvall (friend of Doris Hassell)  



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