NeverTheLess - July 24, 2016

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NeverTheLess – July 24, 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 is working on a new pictorial parish directory.  If you would like to get a new photo of you and your family, the next picture taking sessions will be TODAY, between the services and following 10:00 church, in the rector's office.  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.  At Information Central, we also have printed out the information we currently have for everyone – please check to see if what we have for you is correct.   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 August, and all Sundays in September.  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.

COMING UP 

Red Hats and ROMEO’s   Red Hats and ROMEO’s both meet this week, Tuesday, July 26, at 11:30 am.  Red Hats are at Jade Restaurant.  ROMEO’s are at Trackside. 

National Night Out Ice Cream Social   Join Susan and Lee Chambers in Brydon Hall on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 pm for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social to celebrate National Night Out.  Lee and Susan will provide the ice cream treats.  All are welcome!

Education for Ministry   EfM Enrollment Due Aug. 15

Education For Ministry participants celebrated the end of another fruitful year of study last Sunday by attending church together at St. Peter's Episcopal in Church Hill then enjoying brunch at The Roosevelt, around the corner.  Those interested in the spiritual practice EfM offers have until August 15 to discern.  Questions?  Interested in enrolling?   Contact Stephanie Werner at stephwerner@hotmail.com or (804) 986-2953 to enroll in Year 1 of this academic study created by the University of the South/Sewanee. Enrich your spiritual practice, enlighten your perspective and reap the rewards of time spent with fellow faith seekers.

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 .

Office Vacation    Margaret will be out of the office August 3-10.  If you have events or news that you'd like shared with the parish in the weekly email (August 3rd and August 10th) and in NeverTheLess, please email her (mrush@stjamestheless.com) or call the office no later than Friday, July 29. 

Stewardship 2016: 

Walk In Love –To lead a life worthy of the Lord, full pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.                                        Colossians 1:10

OUTREACH

Peter Paul Development Center    Thank you, thank you!  Thanks to your generous donation of granola bars, we only need to add one or two of the following to make 48 take-home bags to summer program students who are missing the afternoon meal PPDC can only provide during the school year.  Suggested items to donate:  100% fruit juice drinks; whole wheat crackers; fruit cup or dried fruit.  There is an example of the take-home bag hanging on the bulletin board over the donation basket at Information Central. 

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 24, 2016

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for the clergy & congregations of St. Mary's Colonial Beach

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for The Scottish Episcopal Church The Most Revd David Chillingworth Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld & Dunblane

For the repose of souls:  Rhonda Lewis

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, 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), 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), JIM Brown (friend of the Shirey’s), DAVID Smith (brother of Mary Helen Williams), DELORIS Shubert (friend of the SJTL and Fork Church parishes), MARK Smith (friend of Betty Moore), GINNY Miller (friend of Alex Meade)

The flowers on the altar today are given by Steve and Naomi Pace, in loving memory of Jay Pace.

 

 

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