NeverTheLess - July 3, 2016

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NeverTheLess – July 3, 2016




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 ( 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.   


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 late July and all of August.  Being an usher is not a difficult job, but it is vital to the worship experience on any Sunday morning.   If you can help, please sign up at Information Central or contact Rich Holt, 368.0609 or




Make A Difference in Your Journey with EfM   How goes your journey? This is the question that our guest priest last Sunday, the Rev. Ruth Partlow, posed based on readings from Galatians and Luke’s gospel. It’s the very subject Education for Ministry (EfM) participants will be studying come fall—Theosis: Living Into the Journey with God. Enrollment is open for Year 1 of this academic study which examines the roll to which our baptisms call us in ministry. To learn more about enriching your journey like never before, please contact Stephanie Werner at or (804) 986-2953.


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, .




SJTL CARITAS Week July 9-16:   This year St. James the Less will host our ~40 CARITAS men the week of July 9 - 16.  Volunteers are needed as overnight chaperones, transportation drivers and helpers to shuttle our guests, and liaisons 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   Sign-up sheets are at Information Central.  


Seeking CARITAS Donations:  In the hallway is a donation station for CARITAS.   We need gently used (or new) pillowcases, towels, and washcloths for the guests’ use during their stay.  Also, we are accepting donations of travel size soaps, lotions, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, and conditioners (no mouthwash, please.).


Peter Paul Development Center    The end of the school year also brings to a close the PPDC after school program, and that also 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.  


Walk In Love – Stewardship 2016:  Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.                                                                                                 Proverbs 16:3


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 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, Dawn Davis; Worship Nuts & Bolts, TBA


PRAYER LIST – July 3, 2016


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for the clergy & congregations of Cathedral Shrine, Shrine Mont


Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea The Most Revd Clyde Igara Archbishop of Papua New Guinea & Bishop of Dogura


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); GINNY Walker (niece of Karl Meyer), 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), LOISANNE Rockwell (sister of Ginny Meyer), 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)


The flowers on the altar today are given in loving memory of Meade & Laura Jones, and Bill Jones, by the Yancey Jones family.

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