NeverTheLess - June 11, 2017

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NeverTheLess – June 11, 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.  We have new people in the church and an uptick in our visitors.  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. 

Thanks to Everyone   who participated in the car wash yesterday, whether you wrangled a hose, smooshed a sponge, or drove your spotty ride through the assembly line, we appreciate your contribution!


Graduating Seniors    Today we celebrate the milestone of Graduation and our amazing and talented High School Youth Group offers their annual worship service. 

Parish Picnic!   Today, immediately after 10:00 church, join us for our annual parish picnic.  We’re providing the fried chicken and soft drinks.  All are welcome.



Farewell to Joanne and Paul Robb   Joanne and Paul's last day with us will be Sunday, June 18.  Please join us following 10:00 church for cake and coffee to say thank you and goodbye to our church musicians.

   St. James the Less is ever so grateful to Karlyn Yeager who has agreed to come out of retirement to be our interim organist. Karlyn has been a choir member since joining the church about five years ago, and has filled in for Paul from time to time. She started out playing the piano and learned the organ at age 16, when the organist at her Lutheran Church in Landsdowne, Maryland needed a sub while on vacation. She went on to play the organ for more than 50 years in a variety of churches, from Maryland to Colorado. She lives in Ashland with her daughter, son-in-law and their four children.

Calling Foodies and Money People   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.  If you would like to contribute your talent to our volunteer pool, please contact Margaret in the office.

Backpacks Donations & Paper Grocery Bags Needed   We are still collecting $10 donations to replace backpacks for youngsters participating in Peter Paul Development Center’s flagship Youth Program.  Please make checks out to St. James the Less with a "SJTL Backpack Food Ministry" memo. The Food Ministry is also happy to collect your paper grocery bags. A bin for them is in the hallway outside the parish office.



Scheduling notes:  Anna will be away from the office from late afternoon, Thursday, June 15-Wednesday, June 21, attending her cousin's wedding in Atlanta. She will be in the office that Thursday and Friday, June 22 & 23.  Margaret will be away from the office attending a conference in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 21-Monday, June 26.

If anyone would be interested in leading Morning Prayer on June 21 and/or July 5, please let Margaret know.

In Case of Pastoral Emergency:   Anna is on-call 24/7 for pastoral emergencies.  If you would like to speak with her about a pastoral matter at any time, she is available to you.  If it is during regular business hours, please call the church office. Outside of regular business hours, please call the rectory at 804.299.3730. If there is no answer there, you may contact Senior Warden Yancey Jones 804.393.9901 or Junior Warden Rebecca Cline 804.683.0081.


PRAYER LIST – June 11, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of Falls Church, Falls Church;  Holy Comforter, Vienna;  St. John's, McLean; St. Francis', Great Falls

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the work of Northern California - (VIII, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Barry Beisner

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

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); 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); PHILLIP Robertson (friend of Pat Jordan); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood); AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May); SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace); MOLLY; MARK Longaker; EVELYN Beasley (friend of Pat Jordan); the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush); SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis); BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea); JERRY Prince (friend of Jenny Bruce); 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)

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

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