NeverTheLess - June 24, 2018

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NeverTheLess – June 24, 2018



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.


Nursery Vacation    Loida, and her mother, Maria, who, together, oversee our nursery on Sunday mornings, will be taking a well-deserved vacation.  Please let Margaret know if you can help out with our youngest children on July 1; we’ve got partial coverage for July 1, but we really need at least 2 adult people in our nursery.

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.


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: 


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.  



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 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.  More information will be coming out soon, so be on the lookout.  If you have questions or would like to sign-up your child, please contact Ragan Dyer at

Bible Study   … also continues on Sundays, through the summer, at 8:45 am in the Rectory! Come join in the lively discussion there. 


PRAYER LIST – June 24, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Alban's, Annandale; St. John's, Arlington

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for the criminal justice system in Metropolitan Richmond: For the victims of violent crime and for those who perpetuate violent crime. For situations and institutions that condone, promote or encourage violent behaviors.


For the repose of souls:  Austin Joy

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, JULIE Ericksen

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); BETTY FAY Thomas (sister of Mary Lou Brown); 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)


The altar flowers today are given by Julie Ericksen, in loving memory of Jeffery Joseph Ericksen.

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