NeverTheLess - July 8, 2018

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NeverTheLess – July 8, 2018

TODAY AND THIS WEEK

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.

 

SUNDAY MORNING HELP

Wanted - Warm Smiles and Hearty Handshakes    Summer is a great time to try on a new role in our Sunday mornings.  And ushering is an easy, yet vitally important, role to the smooth running of Sunday worship.  If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at Information Central, or contact Margaret in the office.  Take a week or 2, or a whole month. 

 

OUTREACH

Poverty Simulation    Circles Ashland invites you to participate in an immersive poverty simulation to understand the reality that thousands of Ashland and Hanover County residents face each day, and be better prepared to change the systems that perpetuate poverty in our area.  Sunday, July 15, 4-7 pm; First Baptist Church; Register:  info@circlesashland-va.org

Lunches for Kids    The YMCA is working to help disadvantaged children in our community get lunch during the summer weekdays.  If you can help for a day, or a week, or more, please contact Janet Taylor, who is spearheading this vital community effort.  

 

FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES! 

Jane Austen   Bill Harrison is offering a reading group on the novels of Jane Austen and film adaptations of them.  Sponsored by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, meetings will be Mondays, 7 - 9 pm, June 18 through August 20. Registration is $125 per person. Contact Sara Wright-Holloway at info@hanoverarts.org or 798-2728.

Vacation Bible School    Come discover God's peace this summer at Vacation Bible School. VBS will be held August 13-16 from 5:30-7:30 at St. James the Less for preschool-rising 5th graders.  Sign up for VBS:  Please sign up your children now so we can plan for supplies and food.   Volunteers needed for VBS:  We need lots of hands to make VBS happen for our children.  Please consider your ability to help in the following ways: kitchen, assist teaching lessons – creative and active, or general help with children.  Look for signup forms at church and/or please contact Ragan Dyer at crbdyer@yahoo.com.

Bible Study   … will meet Sundays at 8:45 am in the Rectory.  We will be exploring Matthew 5:43-48, and considering what "loving our enemies" might mean in our time.

A New Summer Group

A new summer group is forming, a spin-off from the Adult Formation group, meeting on Sunday evenings from 7-9 pm in the Rectory.  The first session is tonight, Sunday, July 1.  We are using Robert Haden's Unopened Letters From God to explore biblical dreams and unlock the metaphors of our own dreams.  It is not necessary to purchase the book to participate.  The group is facilitated by Beth and Bill Harrison.  To register, call (540) 903.7000 and leave a message. 

 

PRAYER LIST – July 8, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for General Convention Deputies, Bishops, and support staff

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for The Church of Pakistan (United) The Most Revd Humphrey Peters Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for governments and governing bodies of Metropolitan Richmond: For the Boards of Supervisors, Councils, Administrators, and government employees of Charles City, Goochland, New Kent, Powhatan, Ashland, Petersburg, and Hopewell.

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, STEVE Pace, ANNA Stiles, MARY ANN Kinser

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

Relatives & Friends: (people added this week are in italics) ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish); JOHN Murphy (father of Erin Murphy); LYNN Forehand (cousin of Joyce Blunt); VICKI Snelgrave (cousin of Joyce Blunt); HAMILTON family (friends of the Roberts family); JANET Cobb (sister of Jim Cobb); KATHERINE Anderson (friend of Katherine Tinker); WIL Lawrence (son of Ann & Wilbur Lawrence); DONNA Hoffman (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood); SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace); MARK Longaker; BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea); RUTH Syman-May (friend of the SJTL parish); SAM Hulsey and Family (friends of Lula Hopkins); SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood); SHELBY; STEVE (family of Fran McConnell); 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); KAREN Fetty (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); BILL Turpin (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); CAMILLE Loya (friend of Aleta Meyer); DENISE Buxton (sister of Sylvia Spagna), MOLLY Harrison (daughter of Beth and Bill Harrison); KATHY Luten (family of Keith Redington); JACKIE Redington (family of Keith Redington); KIM Redington (family of Keith Redington); JAKLYN Redington (family of Keith Redington); KEN Perry (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); FLO Speidell (friend of the parish); FRAN Shareck (mother of Stephanie Shareck Werner); the Rev. JEN Kimball (friend of the Spagnas); JAMIE Hopkins (brother of Ron Hopkins); KEVIN Johnson (friend of Keith Redington); MELANIE Watkins (niece of Bobbie Street); CANDICE Worley (friend of Joanne & Lou Flanagan); STEPHEN Woods (friend of the Kinser and Meyer families);  GARY Michael Sanders (family of Tracy and Bob Hughes); JERRY Lee Pruitt, Jr. (friend of Rock Higgins), JANE MacManus (family of Barbara Olin); JONATHAN Smith (brother of Matt Smith); KATHERINE Ogburn (friend of Neale Smith); RUTHIE Skinner (friend of Neale Smith); JAXIN “Judy” Wu (friend of Lyde Longaker), MARYEA McIntosh (friend of Stephanie Shareck Werner); NITA Taylor and OLETA Ledbetter (family of Richard and Janet Taylor); SUSAN Falbo (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); MONTENNA Thompson (friend of the HSYG); GAY LYNN Gagnon (cousin of Neal Smith); CHARLES, FAYE, ALI, CHARLIE, RYLAND, AND MARY Joy; KATHERINE Leonard (friend of Miriam Smith); KAREN Ling(sister of Kris Holt)

 

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