NeverTheLess - May 20, 2018

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NeverTheLess – May 20, 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.

Pentecost and Baptism   today we celebrate Pentecost, and we baptize Prudense Reynolds into the household of God.  Please join us for a reception in Brydon Hall following 10:00 church.

Hanover Harmony   come join us in the church for an evening of music tonight, May 20th at 6 pm, featuring the Hanover Harmony, Ashland's newest men's community choir. They will be singing sacred anthems along with patriotic music so come out for this uplifting event!  Free and open to the public.

Memorial Service for Maud Brumback   Next Saturday, May 26, at 2 pm, please join Maud’s family as they celebrate her life.  A reception will follow in Brydon Hall.

Contemplative Service   next Sunday, May 27, 5 pm, join us for a quiet place of prayer, music, poetry, and meditation.  Bring a friend, all are welcome.



Congratulations to Loida!   Congratulations to Loida Matthews!  Our wonderful Sunday morning Nursery Attendant, Loida Matthews has earned her BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from VCU; she graduated last weekend.  If you have a moment, please extend your best to her.  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 June 17, June 24, and/or July 1. 



   Youth Sunday   As is our tradition, our High School Youth Group will take over the worship at 10 am.  Our graduating seniors will deliver the homily; the whole group will bring you along on an exploration of their journey to near-adulthood; and our St. Cecilia Children's Choir will accompany them. 
   Recognition of Graduates - if you are, or have a family member graduating from High School or College that you would like recognized, please let Margaret ( know your student’s name, school, degree, and if you know it, your student's future plans.  We’ll put it in the bulletin that Sunday.

   Parish Picnic - to close out our regular year, we have our annual Summer Parish Picnic, immediately after 10 am worship.  Vestry provides the chicken and lemonade.  Please bring a favorite dish to share.   

   Bluegrass Mass - the Vassar Family Singers conclude their season with us at 5 pm for the Bluegrass Mass.  A little preachin' and a whole bunch of beautiful music.  Bring a friend, all are welcome.     



The Work of the People   Sundays at 9 am, in the classroom in Brydon Hall, we bring you an Adult Formation class called The Work of the People.  This is a video curriculum about how we live into our faith in our daily lives.  It is a drop-in class, each session stands alone.  All are welcome.

Screwtape Letters   Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, in the classroom in Brydon Hall, Beth Harrison and Ian Sutton will facilitate a multi-week drop-in conversation on C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.

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


PRAYER LIST – May 20, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Stephen's, Richmond; St. James's, Richmond; St. Peter's, Arlington; Immanuel-on-the-Hill, Alexandria

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for Colorado - (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Rev. Robert O'Neill

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for the Churches and religious institutions of Metropolitan Richmond: For seminaries, bible colleges, and schools training persons for vocations in ministry; for the students, faculty, and staff of these institutions.

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, STEVE Pace, ANNA Stiles, BOB Brown, MARY ANN Kinser

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); CAROL Brown (sister of Bob 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; ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown); STEVE (family of Fran McConnell); JP Temple (nephew of Alice & Jim Cobb); 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); SCOTT Kern (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); ALEX Damrath (son of Margaret Rush); SUSAN Falbo (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer)

The Altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Austin Brown Pleasants by the Pleasants family.

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