NeverTheLess - June 4, 2017

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NeverTheLess – June 4, 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.  

Bible Study Resumes Today    and the discussion will center around these scriptures:  Matthew 7:6-14; Luke 11:9-13, 13:24, 6:31; and/or Thomas 2, 92, 93, 94.  All are welcome, regardless of your preparation.  Join us in the classroom in Brydon Hall.

Graduating Seniors    Does your family have a senior graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, this spring?  We want to celebrate this milestone with you.  Please call or email Margaret in the office by Wednesday, June 7 with the name of the student, where s/he is graduating from, and future plans, if they are known.  We’ll publish the list in the bulletin on June 11, which is also High School Youth Group Sunday.

Get Your Ride Sparkling!     The rescheduled High School Youth Group Annual Fundraising Car Wash is next Saturday, June 10, 8 am to noon, right here in our parking lot. Get your dusty pollen-coated vehicle sparkling clean, and support a good cause!   No set price, all donations gratefully received. Funds raised will be used for the Youth Group Summer Mission Trip. Remember, a clean car is a happy car!

We Need Your Pop-Tops!    Charlotte Reynolds Memorial Pop Top Collection:  Please bring any accumulated pop tops to church by 9 am on Sunday, June 11.   The Sunday School kids will be counting and weighing them for the annual tally.   This looks to be our best year ever!  Thank you to everyone for contributing.  Once counted, we'll take them to Ronald McDonald House and donate them in memory of Charlotte "CJ" Reynolds


CARITAS—Volunteer Drivers Needed   Our collaboration with St. Ann’s also includes providing transportation for CARITAS guests when that parish hosts at the end of May/ beginning of June. Duncan Memorial is part of this rotation, too. We need volunteers to drive our van June 5, 6, 7 & 8 from 6:45 -9:15 p.m.

Volunteer online:

Volunteer by Email:

Volunteer by phone: 434.760.1111      |      Volunteer at the SJTL Bulletin Board


Nonviolent Communication Workshop   Are you frustrated with communication in your world? Are you looking for ways to manage conflict?  Are you curious about exploring concepts around communication?  Julie Ericksen is hosting a group of NVC trainers from different parts of the country at my home in June for practicing training and getting feedback.  They are offering a live, hands-on practice workshop to the community on Saturday, June 10 from 1:30 - 5pm here at SJTL in Brydon Hall.   Donations appreciated, suggested $10.  Contact Julie at 873.3786 to learn more and to register.



Updating Your Contact Information   We have learned recently that Verizon has opted out of the email business, which means for many of you we no longer have a good email with which to reach you.  Please remember to let us know when any of your contact information changes so we can stay in touch.   Call or email the office with your new information.  Thanks!

Requesting Backpacks and Grocery Bags   Peter Paul Development Center would appreciate some replacement backpacks for their youngsters; the ones given out last Fall are wearing out. Yancey Jones, through his connections for the SJTL Food Backpack Ministry, has a source for backpacks that only cost $10.00.  If you are interested in contributing to the request from PPDC, please make checks out to St. James the Less and note SJTL Backpack Food Ministry on the memo line.  Thank you for your continuing support.  And speaking of the Food Ministry, there is a bin in the hallway outside the parish offices to collect paper grocery bags (no plastic please).

Feeling Hospitable?   Parish Life is seeking to expand its stable of volunteers for a variety of receptions and other activities we host at St. James the Less. This is a behind-the-scenes ministry of hospitality we extend to one another and guests of the church. If you enjoy planning a menu, setting a table, shopping for food, preparing food, setting up accommodations, or organizing the people who do, your help would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Dawn Davis at

Would You Like Help    getting to church on Sunday?  We would like to make Sunday worship services more accessible to those who may be unable to drive by offering transportation to SJTL. If you are interested in this offering for yourself, a friend or a neighbor, please contact the church office by email or calling 798-6336.

Thank You to the Parish   on the bulletin board at Information Central you will find a letter from Charles Joy expressing his gratitude to the parish.



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 4, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of Christ Church Alexandria;  Pohick Lorton;  Grace Kilmarnock

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the work of North East India - (North India) The Rt Revd Michael Herenz

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:  for the birth of Everett Smith Bowles, grandson of Mary Helen and Curt Williams.

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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