NeverTheLess - July 28, 2019

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NeverTheLess – July 28, 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.

Vacation Bible School   Mark your calendars! Children Pre-K-5th grade are invited to Vacation Bible School August 5-8, 5:30-7:30 pm here at St. James the Less. We will have dinner and enjoy songs, skits, art, and fellowship each night as we journey together through the question "Who is my neighbor?"  Thursday night, August 8th, is Parents’ Night – please plan to attend with your children!  Please see Carolina Lugo with questions.  Sign-up is available in the hallway, or on-line via our eblast and Facebook Events, or by calling the church office, 798.6336.

Hope Haitian Children’s Choir Concert   Tuesday, July 30, 7 pm, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Ashland.  Join Shiloh Baptist and 1st Baptist as they present an evening of beautiful music performed by the Hope Haitian Children’s Choir.  No charge; donations gratefully accepted. 

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat   a sign-up sheet is in the hallway for the annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont, September 20-22.  Children 4-12 YO:  $50; Teens 13-High School Seniors: $75;  Adults, 18+:  $150.  You are not fully signed up until you have paid a 50% deposit.  Deposit is not refundable after August 20.  Scholarships are available; check with Father Rock+.  Stay tuned for programming notes!

Supper Club   If you really want to get to know fellow St. James the Less friends, join us for Supper Club.  Once a month, September through May, get together at a host’s home for dinner with 8-10 other folks from SJTL for conversation and community.  There’s more information and a sign-up sheet in the hallway.  Let’s make this the best Supper Club year ever!

Become an Ally with Circles Ashland!  Allies are community members who commit 4-10 hours a month to building an intentional friendship with a Circle Leader, someone who is working diligently to move out of poverty.  Each Circle Leader is matched with two allies for their two-year commitment in the program. As a group, allies will meet weekly for training/community-building August 15-Sept. 26th. Then allies attend meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month (5:30-7:30 pm @ Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Ashland. Childcare and a meal are provided.)  To learn more or to apply, please contact Circles Ashland at 804-496-1212 or email Apply online at

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.  Also, ACES is recruiting drivers for Hanover Senior Rides, a volunteer transportation program for seniors.  If you’d like to know more, call (804) 543.6115.

Father Rock’s Trip to Ghana   you’re invited to a “Potluck, with Pictures,” Sunday evening, August 11 at 6 pm, to learn about Father Rock’s recent pilgrimage to Ghana.  Ghana was one point on the Triangle Trade of slavery; the Dioceses of Virginia, Liverpool, and Ghana are working to turn that dark history into a Triangle of Hope.  Bring a favorite dish to share.  All are welcome.


PRAYER LIST – July 28, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregation of St. Gabriel’s, Gulick

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Scottish Episcopal Church The Most Revd Mark Strange - Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for governments and governing bodies of Metropolitan Richmond: For the Supervisors of Henrico County, the County Administrator, and all county employees.

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, ANNA Stiles, BILL Blakemore, MICHELE and JOHN Murphy; WILBUR Lawrence;  MARK FitzHugh; BOB Ellithorpe

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); CONSTANCE Geisenderfer (mother of Kathy Marshall); SUSAN Johnston (friend of the SJTL parish); CHRIS Duvall (friend of Doris Hassell); Rev. MARK Holland, St. Stephen’s Baptist (friend of Father Rock); LARRY Gilman (friend of Alice Cobb), MEREDITH Moon (mother of Cami Stiles); IAN McIntyre (family of Fran McConnell); BETSY Vogt (niece of Karl Meyer); AUSTIN Jolly (friend of Dale & Marcia Hill); JIM Barry (friend of Kimette Cannady); BILL Sherrod (friend of Cathy Bach-McElroy); DONNA Willson Womack (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); ARCHIE Keys (friend of Ron Hopkins); JEANIE Thompson Miller (friend of Betty Moore); TROYE S. (friend of Hilarie Street Koch); ELIZABETH Attkisson (mother of Erin Cobb)

The altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Joan Hughes, by Wiley, Bob, Tracy, & Ian Hughes


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