NeverTheLess - June 18, 2017

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NeverTheLess – June 18, 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.  



All Are Invited to a Church Vitality Day with Bishop Goff   Several members of the Vestry will be joining leaders from every corner of the Diocese, and diocesan staff members from each ministry office, for a church vitality workshop in Northern Virginia, led by Bishop Goff on Saturday, June 24. The vestry extends the invitation to anyone from the congregation who may be interested in learning about resources that lead to more engaged congregational life across all ministries.  Church Vitality and Stewardship Day is an expansion of the Diocese’s annual stewardship workshop. Coordinators promise time with our bishops and workshops on missions and outreach, communications, Christian formation, planned giving, and the new “All Hearts Open” annual giving program.  Our Vestry desires to expand the practice of stewardship throughout the year, not only as a request for financial support in the fall but also as an initiative to assess and affirm our gifts, experience deep gratitude, and “open our hearts” to the wise and just use of our manifold resources.  We will coordinate transportation to Epiphany Herndon/Oak Hill. Programs run 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and lunch will be provided. St. James the Less will cover all registration costs.  If you would like to attend, contact the SJTL office by noon on Tuesday, June 20.

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. 

Backpack Donations & Paper Grocery Bags   Wow! St. James the Less has contributed $310.00 to the SJTL Backpack Food Ministry. Your extraordinarily generous contributions will enable Peter Paul Development Center to purchase and replace over 30 backpacks. Thank you so very much for making this possible for the children in the PPDC after-school program.

   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.

**The Rev. Nik Forti at Fork Church will be on call for pastoral emergencies

while Anna is away June 15-21. His cell phone number is 804-291-6124.**


PRAYER LIST – June 18, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of St. David's, Ashburn; St. Luke's, Wellington, Alexandria; St. Peter's, Arlington

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the work of The Northern Territory - (Queensland, Australia), The Rt Revd Greg Anderson

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

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:  Laurence Beaudry

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); 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)

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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