NeverTheLess - March 3, 2019

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NeverTheLess – March 3, 2019

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.

Lenten Evening Programming – Learning Lab   This year for Lent we will have fun evenings of learning and activity. We will spend the first half of our time looking at the meaning of our seasons in the liturgical year, one a night, and some of their peculiarities.  Why does the priest bang on the door at the start of the Easter Vigil? Or, why is Advent considered a penitential period of time? These, and so many other questions, will be revealed. And after digging into these, we will pray. Every week we will look at a different form of prayer, and do it. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made, and because of our uniqueness, we all connect with God in different ways. Mark your calendars for family-friendly evening programming on Tuesdays starting March 12, and continuing through Lent. We'll start with a simple supper at 6:30 pm, and programming will start at 7 pm.  Ashley Harrison will guide the children through their own, age-appropriate Lenten journey at the same time.

Volunteers still needed to help with Lenten Simple Supper:  soup-makers, salad tossers, bread bakers, setter-upppers, and cleaner-uppers, there are volunteer opportunities for the Tuesday evenings.  Sign up in the hallway, or call Jenny Bruce, 798.0922

And then, on Wednesday evenings, at least through Lent, we start a Latino ministry program, also at 7 pm. ¡Invita a tus amigos! ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

4th Quarter: The Center for Maturing Spirituality    4th Quarter is resuming their activities; if you are interested in exploring any of these programs, please call Beth Harrison at (540) 903.7000.  Gather at the Rectory, unless otherwise noted.  There is no charge, but often food is involved and we want to make sure to have enough.

  • Adult Bible Study – Sundays at 8:45 am
  • Grief and Gratitude – Mondays at 10:30 am
  • Mindfulness Meditation  – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
  • At Home Ashland – Wednesdays at 3 pm (Trackside)
  • Soup and Soul – Thursdays at Noon
  • Art and Creativity as Spiritual Practice – 1st and 3rd Fridays, 1 pm
  • Memory Workshop – Wednesdays at 11 am

If you would like to receive a monthly email newsletter with a schedule of 4th Quarter activities, please let Margaret know to add your email address to the growing list.

Ashland Christian Emergency Center (ACES)   we have a bin in the hallway dedicated to donations to ACES; pinned up above the bin is a current list of items ACES folks need most.

Nametags … we have some new staff, and we’re seeing lots of new visitors.  Please wear your nametag to help the newer folks know who we all are; it is the easiest way to offer radical hospitality!  If you don’t have one, please let Margaret know – 798.6336.

Staying Connected   would you like to receive our weekly news email (Wednesdays) and/or our Weekly Meditation (Fridays), and/or our 4th Quarter email?  If so, please contact Margaret in the office, 798.6336 or to have your email added to our list. 

PRAYER LIST – March 3, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations Christ Church, Middlesex; Good Shepherd, Bluemont; St. Paul’s, West Point

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile The Most Rev. Héctor (Tito) Zavala Muñoz - Bishop of Santiago & Primate

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for health care in Metropolitan Richmond: For persons living with terminal illnesses and for their families, friends, and communities; for persons working to find cures for diseases.   

For the repose of souls:  Freda McIntyre

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, STEVE Pace, ANNA Stiles, MARY ANN Kinser, BILL Blakemore, FAN Cox Etienne, the DAVIS-PENLAND Family, MICHELE Murphy, SANDI Shirey, STEVE Mandas; LULA Hopkins; JAN FitzHugh

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

Relatives & Friends: ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); JAMIE Hopkins (brother of Ron Hopkins); DOREEN Welfel (sister of Dawn Stockbridge); DONNA Hoffman (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); JOYCE Burgess (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); DONNA Jerome Schumacher and her son, TRAVIS (friends of Margaret Rush); ERIN van Horne (friend of Marcia and Dale Hill); AMELIE (friend of Steve and Naomi Pace); CONSTANCE Geisenderfer (mother of Kathy Marshall); SUSAN Johnston (friend of the SJTL parish); BILL Napper (family of Tony Martin); CHRIS Duvall (friend of Doris Hassell); DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan); Rev. MARK Holland, St. Stephen’s Baptist (friend of Father Rock); LARRY Gilman (friend of Alice Cobb), MEREDITH Moon (mother of Cami Stiles); RUTH Jordan (sister-in-law of Pat Jordan); CANDICE Worley (friend of Joanne and Lou Flanagan); IAN McIntyre (family of Fran McConnell); BETSY Vogt (niece of Karl Meyer)   


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