NeverTheLess - July 30, 2017

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NeverTheLess – July 30, 2017



Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We are delighted to have you here. Nametags are an outward symbol of radical hospitality.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance.  If you are visiting, we also invite you to fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.



Due to an incident over last weekend in which someone got into the building and did some minor vandalism, we are tightening our security measures, including changing the codes for the keypad locks and locking all the doors to the sacristy.  The vestry may be taking further measures as well, and we will update you on those, as necessary.  Please take care to double-check doors when you leave to make sure they are locked and closed all the way. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.



Forming Stewards at SJTL   “Stewardship is using the gifts that God gives us to do the work God calls us to do.”  We’re looking for a few good folks to help us rethink and retool the way we think and talk about stewardship and fundraising.  This is not just the annual fall pledge drive!  Please prayerfully consider helping with this effort, and let George Spagna know of your willingness to participate.



Vacation Bible School    will be August 14-17.  Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed.  Dig into vacation Bible school! Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, and other activities will help us dig deeper to reveal the treasures in Jesus' parables.  Music will be provided by Steve Pace and Brett Bajcsi.  While the materials are geared towards children in grades Pre-K-5, younger and older siblings and friends are always welcome.  Registration forms are available in the hallway at Information Central.  And you may contact Ragan Dyer,, for questions or to register.

SJTL Campers – twelve—count ‘em, 12!—of our younger parishioners are enjoying Shrine Mont as campers this summer, a week or 2 at a time.  They love to get “regular” mail.  If you’d like to drop a note to a camper, or three, you may take a list of campers, dates, and mailing instructions from the bulletin board at Information Central.

Warm Smiles and Friendly Handshakes ...We seek the gift of your talent!  Summer is an ideal time to try out a new activity.  We especially need ushers and people to count the offering.  Any committee would be happy to welcome you.  If you would like to contribute your talent to our volunteer pool, please contact Margaret in the office.

Serving Dishes and Utensils   we have amassed an array of serving spoons (mostly) and a few dishes.  If you are missing something from your kitchen, please check the table in Brydon Hall, see if anything there belongs to you.


PRAYER LIST – July 30, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Mary's Whitechapel, Lively; Trinity, Lancaster

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pennsylvania - (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Daniel Gutierrez; Pittsburgh - (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Dorsey W M McConnell

For our parishioners requesting our prayers: GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, SALLY Ellithorpe, JIM Cobb, SYLVIA Spagna, BOB Ellithorpe, BETH Harrison, JACK Keck

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

For the repose of souls:  Brent Hall

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); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish), JOHN Murphy (father of Erin Murphy), JANE Markwood (mother of Tim Markwood), NANCY Margie (friend of Aleta Meyer), MARY & JIMMY (family of Tammie & Bob May), ORIANA Hargrove (friend of Bobbie & Tom Street), The Rev. NANCY Cox (friend of the Meyer family), LYNN Forehand (cousin of Joyce Blunt), VICKI Snelgrave (cousin of Joyce Blunt), HAMILTON family (friends of the Roberts family), BETTY FAY Thomas (sister of Mary Lou Brown), CAROL Brown (sister of Bob Brown), BETH Vannais (cousin of Bob Brown), CARLENE Hockett (friend of Ricki Carson), EARL May (brother of Bob May), GINNY Walker (niece of Karl and Ginny Meyer), KIM Cave (friend of Pat Jordan), JANET Cobb (sister of Jim Cobb), KATHERINE Anderson (friend of Katherine Tinker), KATHY Balducci (friend of Jenny Bruce), BILL May (brother of Bob May), BETSY Owen (sister of former organist's wife, Elaine Hooley, friend of the parish), WIL Lawrence (son of Ann & Wilbur Lawrence), DONNA Hoffman (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), TOM Ogden (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family), LELIA Moran (friend of the SJTL parish family), PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood), AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May), SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace), MOLLY; MARK Longaker, the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush), SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis), BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea), RUTH Syman-May (friend of the SJTL parish), SAM Hulsey and Family (friends of Charles & Faye Joy and Lula Hopkins). DAVID & TRACEY (family of Ricki & Jim Carson), ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer), SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood), SHELBY, GIL Beaudry (Sylvia Spagna’s mother), SALLY & LILY (daughter and granddaughter of Ricki and Jim Carson), BETSY (sister of Jim Carson), JODY May (aunt of Bob May), KATHY Coleman ( friend of Margaret Rush), ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown), TERRY Shaw (friend of Sandi Shirey), JOANIE Watkins (sister-in-law of Bobbie & Tom Street), STEVE (family member of Fran McConnell), JP Temple (nephew of Alice & Jim Cobb), VICKI Wynn (friend of Doris Hassell), BRUCE Innes (friend of Monroe and Sara Reece), FRANK BEAUDRY and family (Sylvia Spagna’s family), MELANIE V. (friend of Ruth Savino), DUFF Green (brother of Melissa Hoar), AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence), TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence), DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan), SCOTT (friend of Doris Hassell), CRYSTAL McLaughlin (friend of Anna Brawley), NORA Hall (friend of Kris and Rich Holt), JR Cook (friend of Anna Brawley), DAN Brummitt (uncle of Margaret Rush)

VESTRY MEMBERS: Yancey Jones (Senior Warden); Rebecca Cline (Junior Warden); Dawn Davis; Richard Grosse; Beth Markwood; Ricki Carson; John Hoar; George Spagna; Janet Taylor

The altar flowers today are given by Joyce Blunt in celebration and thanksgiving for her birthday this past week.

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