NeverTheLess - May 21, 2017

Newsletter file: 
The Rev. Charles A. Joy

NeverTheLess – May 21, 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. Please also fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.  

Today We Celebrate and Bid a fond Adieu to Our Friend Charles Joy    Charles will be presented with gifts and honors at our 10:00 service.   After the service, we will sit down to a catered luncheon in Brydon Hall.  All are welcome.

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).

Community Supper   St. Ann’s Church has asked for our help, they are unable to accommodate their community supper and so we are hosting again, next Sunday, May 28.  Sign-up sheets for volunteers and food are at Information Central.

CARITAS—Volunteer Drivers For St. Ann's CARITAS   Our neighbors at St. Ann's host CARITAS guests this month.  In a collaborative volunteer effort, Duncan Memorial and St James the Less have partnered to provide transportation for the St. Ann’s CARITAS guests. SJTL CARITAS is seeking volunteers to drive our van. Please sign up on-line or at the bulletin board to volunteer to drive May 30, 31 and June 1 & 5, 6, 7, 8 from 6:45 - 9:15 pm.

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



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

Ushers and Greeters Needed   Sunday morning worship participation is a vital part of the worship experience, and volunteers are always welcome to join a team.  Looking ahead, we have especial needs for Ushers and for Greeters.  Both of these positions require no experience and minimal training.  If you can smile warmly and shake a hand or hand a bulletin to someone, you can be a Greeter or an Usher!  Please contact Margaret in the office if you are interested in either position.

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 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.



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.





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 – May 21, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of St. James's Richmond;  St. Mary's Goochland; St. Stephen's Richmond; Holy Cross Dunn Loring

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for Ngbo - (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Christian Ebisike

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, 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

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)


Vestry Members:  Yancey Jones (Senior Warden); Rebecca Cline (Junior Warden); Dawn Davis; Richard Grosse; Beth Markwood; Ricki Carson; John Hoar; George Spagna; Janet Taylor


The Altar Flowers today are given by the Pleasants family in loving memory of Austin Brown Pleasants and in thanksgiving for the ministry of Charles Joy.

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