NeverTheLess - June 25, 2017

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NeverTheLess – June 25, 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.  

Adult Bible Study   the folks in the group talked and decided they would like to continue their weekly study through the summer.  9:00 am in Brydon Hall.  All are welcome!



Calling Foodies, and Money People, and Warm Smilers …   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. 

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.


SJTL Social Clubs Meet for Lunch   Both on Tuesday, June 27, at 11:30 a.m.  ROMEO's meet for lunch and deep conversation at Trackside Grill here in Ashland.  Red Hats get together at a new-to-them place called Conch Republic Rocketts, 11 Orleans St., Richmond.  If you'd like to ride in the SJTL van, please let Mary Anne Harris know. 


Grateful for the warm affirmations   my friends, thank you so much for the calls, the emails, the visits to the office to check on me, make sure I’m doing ok.  I appreciate the affirmations, and the praise, and the confidence in this moment of turbulence.  In the words of a Shaker hymn, “I have been set down right” here at SJTL.  I love SJTL.  I plan to continue working here with you for as long as you’ll have me.                  Margaret 


PRAYER LIST – June 25, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Gabriel's, Ashburn;  St. Peter's, Port Royal

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the work of  Nyahururu - (Kenya) The Rt Revd Stephen Kabora;  Nyahururu - Maralal Area - (Kenya) The Rt Revd Jacob Lesuuda

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:  Evelyn Beasley

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); 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); 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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