NeverTheLess - July 10, 2016

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NeverTheLess – July 10, 2016

TODAY

Welcome to All, especially if you are visiting us today.  We are delighted to have you here.  Please join us for lemonade in the garden after 10:00 church.

New Pictorial Directory Coming-To assist newcomers (particularly our new Priest) in matching names and faces, the Newcomers' Committee will be updating information for a new directory, to be published in-house on our current computer system.  If you already have a current photo of you and your family that you like, one that clearly shows faces, please email it to Margaret in the office (mrush@stjamestheless.com) to be inserted into the directory.  If you would like to get a new photo of you and your family, stay tuned for an additional date for pictures to be taken.  At Information Central, we also have printed out the information we have for everyone – please check to see if what we have for you is correct and current.   We will be including a section in the directory for groups; if your group has an inclusive photo and you’d like to publish it, please forward that to Margaret as well. 

Ushers Needed!  Summer is a popular time to “church shop” and one of the most important roles in being welcoming to visitors is our ushers.  Responsibilities include handing out bulletins and smiling!  Currently, we have openings for individual weeks in July and August.  Being an usher is not a difficult job, but it is vital to the worship experience on any Sunday morning.   Please sign up at Information Central or contact Rich Holt, 368.0609 or rich.holt8@gmail.com.

OUTREACH

SJTL CARITAS Week July 9-16:   We are hosting ~35 CARITAS men this week. 

Volunteers Needed for CARITAS:   The SJTL’s CARITAS week critically need volunteers.  Volunteers shifts are wide open for overnight chaperones, transportation drivers and riders to shuttle our guests, and an afternoon ambassador supporting neighboring churches with navigating the church.  If you’d like more information, or to volunteer, please contact Erik Helsley at (434) 760-1111 or erik.a.helsley@gmail.com.  Sign-up sheets are at Information Central.

Seeking CARITAS Donations:  In the hallway are multiple donation stations for CARITAS.   We are seeking gently used (or new) pillowcases and towels and washcloths for the guests’ use during their stay this week.  Also, we are accepting donations for travel size soaps, lotions, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, and conditioner (no mouthwash, please).

Peter Paul Development Center    The end of the school year also brings to a close the PPDC after school program, which means the children in the center do not get dinner.  They will be given snacks to take home, snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, raisins or other dried fruit, and other non-perishable finger foods.  If you'd like to contribute, there is a marked basket at Information Central.  

COMING UP 

Education for Ministry   Thy Kingdom Come? It’s Our Call  A line in the second verse of O Beautiful for Spacious Skies stands out: America! America! God mend thine every flaw. The kingdom isn’t looking so good these days. Education For Ministry, the academic study for lay people, created by the University of the South/Sewanee, provides a template for viewing our world, our lives and our ministries of faith, by examining vocation, or “call.” What is God calling us to? How would God have us contribute to realizing the Kingdom on earth? We ask these questions in EfM and find answers in our small-group discussions, in the practice of theological reflection and in our reading. After our next session begins in early October, all four years present will read two books. One is Transformed Lives: Making Sense of Atonement Today by Cynthia S. W. Crysdale. The other is Care for Creation, by Ilia Delio, Keith D. Warner and Pamela Wood. Enrollment is open for Year 1 of this academic study in which we reflect on our own sense of vocation or call and examine how to strengthen it. Contact Stephanie Werner at stephwerner@hotmail.com or (804) 986-2953 to ask questions or sign up.

Vacation Bible School   AUGUST 15 - 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  VBS is a 3-day education program called “SURPRISE: Stories of Discovering Jesus”; the fourth night is an all-family dinner/fun night.  Jesus surprised the people he met.  Are you ready for your children to be surprised by Jesus?   The VBS educational program is designed for Pre-K - 5th Graders and we would love to have middle and senior high kids perform the dramas that are included with the program and to help with the children’s activities. And of course we need volunteers to make this a special experience for our children!  Questions?  Interested in participating?  Contact Jen Martin, sjtlvbs@gmail.com .

Walk In Love – Stewardship 2016:  Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce.                                                                                                 Proverbs 3:9

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

Search Committee:  Derrick Rosser (chair); Sandi Shirey; Rebecca Cline; Bob Hughes; Bob Chamlee; Matt Meade; Ana Bajcsi

SJTL Committees and Chairs:  Adult 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, Dawn Davis; Worship Nuts & Bolts, TBA

PRAYER LIST – July 10, 2016

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for the clergy & congregations of Grace Berryville and St. Mary's Berryville

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for The Episcopal Church in the Philippines The Most Revd Renato Mag-Gay Abibico Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, CONDÉ Hopkins, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, MOYA Parmele, ERIN Yagla, Megan Rodman, Laurie Rodman, STEWART Dishman, TRUMAN Parmele; DON Jones; CHARLIE Thompson, JESSE, RAVEN & NATE Blaisdell, NED Stiles, TIM Holt, KIM Gillis

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

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); ARLENE Davis (mother of Dawn Davis); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish), SANDIE Litsinger (friend of the Shirey’s), WILLIAM Micou (friend of Ron & Conde Hopkins), The Rev. RACHEL Lewis (friend of the Spagna family), JOHN Murphy (father of Erin Murphy), PATRICK Morris (friend of Harry & Doris Hassell), BETH Mallory (friend of Beth Markwood), JANE Markwood (mother of Tim Markwood), RHONDA Lewis (friend of the Tharrington family), NANCY Margie (friend of Aleta Meyer), ANNETTE Wisniewski (friend of Doris Hassell) MARY & JIMMY (family of Tammie & Bob May), ORIANA Hargrove (friend of Bobbi & Tom Street), ALICE Wallace (mother of Beth Markwood), The Rev. NANCY Cox (friend of the Meyer family), JUANITA Wightman (sister-in-law of Jane Howard), LYNN Forehand (cousin of Joyce Blunt), VICKI Snelgrave (cousin of Joyce Blunt), MELANIE Watkins (niece of Bobbie Street), BETTY White (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer) JANE Moser (friend of Ron & Conde Hopkins), BROOKSIE Kuhl (friend of the SJTL Parish), JANICE Halloran (friend of Pat Jordan), HAMILTON family (friends of the Roberts family), SUSAN Falbo (friend of Karl & Ginny Meyer), JIM Wightman (brother of Jane Howard)

The flowers on the altar today are given in loving memory of Charlotte Jennie Reynolds, by her grandparents, John and Gayellen Wagner.

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