NeverTheLess - May 7, 2017

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NeverTheLess – May 7, 2017

 

TODAY AND THIS WEEK

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.  

 

Christian Formation    Bible Study with Beth Harrison, 9 am, Brydon Hall   We're going to continue our exploration of the Sermon on the Mount/Plain.  If you want to think about it ahead of time, please read Matthew 6:16-34. Parallels in Luke are: 12:33-34, 11:34-35, 16:13, 12:22-32.  Thomas 95 and 36 are also parallels.   So, come join us as we ponder together Jesus' teachings on fasting, possessions, and anxiety.

 

High School Youth Group Car Wash   Get your car washed Saturday, May 13, 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 makes a great Mother's Day gift!

 

Memorial Garden Gate   the gate protecting the Memorial Garden is now in place.  When the church is open, the gate will also be wide open.  When the church is closed, the gate will be closed, and it should never be locked.  If you come for some quiet time in our sacred space and find that the gate is accidentally locked, you may simply reach over the gate and turn the knob in the latch. 

 

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).

 

COMING SOON

Preparing for a Joy-full Send-off   As part of our gift to Charles, whose last service with us will be May 21, we are creating a Memory Box.  We need your thoughts, notes, drawings, poems, letters, pictures, and memories of a special time with Fr. Charles.  There is a dedicated collection box in the parish office.  We'll present the box to Charles as part of our celebration.  Additionally, a collection is being taken for a purse. Checks may be made payable to St. James the Less with a "Charles Joy" memo.  Please mark your calendars.  The service will be followed by a meal together in Brydon Hall. If you would like to volunteer for the celebration, please sign up at Information Central in our hallway outside the parish offices.   

 

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.

 

PASTORAL CARE

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.

 

PARISH OFFICE INFORMATION

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 7, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregations of Christ Church Charlottesville;  Good Shepherd of the Hills Boonesville;  St. Dunstan's McLean;  Trinity Upperville

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for Ndokwa - (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd David Obiosa

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, TOM Street, KATHERINE Tinker; SALLY Elllithorpe

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); 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); 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); 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; 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)

 

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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