NeverTheLess - March 12, 2017

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NeverTheLess – March 12, 2017


Welcome to All, especially if you are visiting us today.  We are delighted to have you here. We invite everyone to wear a nametag.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance.  

Today is the Second Sunday in Lent   Lent is a time we can be still and reflective. It is a time we can spend with God.  Anna's five-part spirituality series continues today at 9:00 a.m.   Our next three sessions in our Lenten series are interconnected, with the art we create in one session leading to and/or being used in the next sessions.  For this week, session 2 in our Lenten series, we will be doing abstract painting/drawing and talking about how we can use this as a spiritual exercise designed to help us connect with God, as well as our deeper selves.  The following week, we will be using the paper we painted/drew on as the base for writing as spiritual exercise. The week after that, we will learn how to fold paper in various types of little books, all as spiritual practice.   If you miss one week-no worries.  You can jump in wherever we are at that time.    All are welcome.


Can You Offer to Drive?

Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES), our long-standing partner in providing a variety of services to Ashland's under-served population, is initiating a Senior Rides program, connecting Riders and volunteer Drivers. ACES would gratefully welcome additional drivers.

   Riders are generally seniors who cannot drive but need a ride to medical appointments and other activities in the Ashland area. Riders log on to a data base to ask for a ride.  Drivers log into the same database to volunteer to fill that need. Drivers are volunteers who use their own vehicle. There are currently seven drivers in the system.

   Drivers must apply and qualify to be a driver for the Seniors Rides program.  ACES reimburses all expenses incurred to qualify.  Once included in the program, Drivers are paid 25 cents per mile and are provided with additional insurance.  Please contact ACES at (804) 798.2784 if you are interested.


News Deadline   if you have committee news to be shared with the parish via our weekly e-newsletter or this NeverTheLess, please get that information to Margaret in the office by noon on Tuesday. 

Scheduling Reminder:  Anna is usually off and out of the office on Fridays and Saturdays.  If you have a pastoral emergency on one of those days or during the evening, please call the rectory's landline:  (804) 299.3730.  If she is not there, please leave a message.  You may also contact Yancey Jones, our Senior Warden, at (804) 393.9901, who will be in touch with her directly.  As well, Anna does not have access to her church email off-site, so if you email her after about 5:00 on Thursdays, she will not get that email until Sunday morning at the earliest, and possibly, not until Monday, depending on her Sunday schedule.


PRAYER LIST – March 12, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the Please pray for the House of Bishops.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for Maseno South - (Kenya) The Rt Revd Francis Abiero

Maseno West - (Kenya) The Rt Revd Joseph Wasonga

For the repose of souls:  Arthur Wharton

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, TRUMAN Parmele, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, the RISON family, JOYCE Blunt, GINNY Tweel, TOM Street, PATRICIA Meade; HADEN Hopkins

For those serving in the diplomatic corps, the military, and as missioners:  KEMPER Jones, GREG Ericksen, ANDREW Walton, ROBERT Ham, MATTHEW Thomas, PHILIP Morison, JAMES Ashley, ANDREW Brunson

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), ALICE Wallace (mother of Beth Markwood), 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), DELORIS Shubert (friend of the SJTL and Fork Church parishes), MARK Smith (friend of Betty Moore), 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), STEFANI Schatz (friend of Anna Brawley), JOE Duggan (friend of Anna Brawley), 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), CONNIE Hoar (sister of John Hoar), DAPHNE Haddad (friend of Anna Brawley), 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), CHANDRA Flurry Nicholson (family of Doris and Harry Hassell); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood), AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May), SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace), MOLLY; PATRICIA Meade (mother of Matt Meade); MARK Longaker, EVELYN Beasley (friend of Pat Jordan); the SPIVEY family (friends of Margaret Rush), SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis), AIDA Barnett (friend of Margaret Rush), BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea)


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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