NeverTheLess - July 9, 2017

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NeverTheLess – July 9, 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.  Wearing a nametag helps everyone!  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.  

Update from Vestry    We hope this finds you enjoying the relaxation and warmth of summer with family and friends, following a turbulent late spring at our church home. Our vestry has been as troubled as many of you about the recent chain of events upsetting us, and we are more committed than ever to the church, one another and working toward a solution that will help St. James the Less return to its vibrant state, reconciled as one body. We need the support and prayers of everyone at this critical juncture.  

   To help us sort things out, the Diocese has recommended Karen Salter, an experienced church consultant who works with congregations in distress. Karen has already met with the vestry and with Anna to discuss the effect of our events on ourselves and one another.  Now Karen would like to hear from others in the congregation who may wish to share thoughts and feelings about how SJTL can move forward. You may contact her by phone, 804-338-7721 or email to set up a 30-minute appointment to meet with her here at the church.  July 11, 1-3 pm & 5-7 pm; and July 12, 8:15-10 am & 10:30-1 pm.  Other times can be arranged if necessary.

   Our Christian heritage reminds us that Jesus’s life and teachings did not end at his crucifixion. The real miracle was his resurrection and the awe and wonder that still exist today, thousands of years after his time on earth. On behalf of our vestry, we ask you to prayerfully consider how you can join us in resurrecting a St. James the Less worthy of God’s highest blessings.


Chenery Committee   are you willing to serve on SJTL’s Chenery Committee?  We have a couple of spaces open and are looking for members to help with this unique and important ministry in the life of our parish.  If you are interested, please speak with Anna.

In the Beginning …  join the Adult Bible Study Group in Brydon Hall at 9:00 a.m. for a drop-in discussion on the Old Testament and the Creation Stories.  All are welcome. 

The Presentation Hymn, #424   is a new one to many of us; today and in the weeks to come, we will use these quieter summer months to familiarize ourselves with it and to learn this lovely tune.



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, there is a list of who is going, and when, on the bulletin board at Information Central. 

Calling Foodies, Money People, and Warm Smiles …   the Sunday worship experience, the heartbeat of our life together as a congregation, depends on the service of volunteers.  Summer, when attendance is often lighter, is an ideal time to try out a new activity.  Any committee would be happy to welcome you; there is, however, an especial need for help with Parish Life (receptions and food for special occasions), and for people to count the offering, and for ushers.  If you would like to contribute your talent to our volunteer pool, please contact Margaret in the office. 

Paper Grocery Bags   The SJTL Food Ministry is happy to collect your paper grocery bags. A bin for them is in the hallway outside the parish office.



PRAYER LIST – July 9, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for Shrine Mont and its staff, campers, counselors, and camp staff

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the work of Okinawa - (Japan) The Rt Revd David Eisho Uehara

For the repose of souls:  Jerry Prince

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 Elllithorpe, JIM Cobb, SYLVIA Spagna, BOB Ellithorpe

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

In thanksgiving:  We ask for your continued prayers for Charles, as he moves forward in his ministry with the congregations of Calvary and St. Asaph’s.

Relatives & Friends:   (people added this week are in italics) MAC Pace (father of Steve Pace); ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family); 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); KEN Perry (friend of the SJTL Parish); ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer); SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood); MIKE & MADELINE Malamphy (family of Melissa Haase); 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 Jim May); KATHY Coleman (friend of Margaret Rush); ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown); STEFANI Schatz (friend of Anna Brawley); TERRY Shaw (friend of Sandi Shirey); JOANIE Watkins (sister-in-law of Bobbie & Tom Street); STEVE; J. P. Temple (nephew of Alice & Jim Cobb); VICKI Wynn (friend of Doris Hassell); BRUCE Innes (friend of Monroe & Sara Reece); the BEAUDRY family (Sylvia Spagna’s family); MELANIE V. (friend of Ruth Savino); DUFF Green (brother of Melissa Hoar); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann & Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan); SCOTT (friend of Doris Hassell)

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 flowers on the altar today are given by Gayellen and John Wagner in loving memory of Charlotte Jenny Reynolds.

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