NeverTheLess - November 4, 2018

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NeverTheLess – November 4, 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.

We Welcome Today The Most Reverend Dr. Daniel Sarfo, Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi. 

Community Call to Prayer and Communion Service   the Ashland Area Clergy Convocation invite you to participate in a service of prayer for our community and our country, 7 pm, tomorrow, Monday, November 5, here at SJTL.  All are welcome, invite a friend to join us.

Fourth Quarter: The Center for Elder Spirituality    The Fourth Quarter of our lives asks much of us – how will we use this time?  Please check out our new bulletin board in the hallway, where there are brief descriptions of our courses and activities.


EMPTY BOWLS - A SJTL Food & Backpack Ministry Event   NEW DATE:  NOVEMBER 10!   Supper Club has chosen to participate in this fundraising event for their next planned event. If you are a part of Supper Club and would like to participate, we still have some tickets available.  Choose a hand-made bowl to fill with soup.  Keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls around the world.  Tickets for this event are $30 each and are available at re-funk-it, at The Supply Room Company, or here in the office at SJTL.  Contact Margaret to reserve your ticket. 

Peter Paul Development Center   we will collect non-perishable foods for Thanksgiving for the families of PPDC.  Look for a marked bin for your donations in the hallway outside the office. Deadline for donations is Friday, November 16.

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.

Randolph-Macon College’s The Big Event   the community of R-MC comes together to say "thank you" to the town of Ashland for its continued support. For the afternoon of Sunday, November 4, students, faculty, staff, and alumni help the community with service-oriented projects, such as raking leaves, window washing, and painting. If you would like to register a project, please use this link (

Brunswick Stew Time!  Join the Stew Crew on Friday, November 16 to chop up all the ingredients, and/or on Saturday, November 17 to stir the pots, or package the stew, or man the stew-through pick-up table.  Sign-up sheets to volunteer and/or purchase ($10/quart) are in the hallway.  Tell your neighbors, tell your friends!  You can almost smell it already!


PRAYER LIST – November 4, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for All Clergy and Lay Delegates to Annual Convention and Diocesan Staff

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for The Church of Ceylon (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Colombo - (Ceylon) The Rt Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey; Kurunegala - (Ceylon) The Rt Rev. Keerthisiri Fernando

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for public, non-profit, and religious social service work and ministries in Metropolitan Richmond: For emergency shelters, women’s shelters, clinics, and feeding programs; for recreation programs, youth programs, juvenile counseling, and young people’s shelters.

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, STEVE Pace, ANNA Stiles, MARY ANN Kinser, BILL Blakemore, FAN Cox Etienne, FRAN Shareck

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: (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); 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; STEVE (family of Fran McConnell); MELANIE V. (friend of Ruth Savino); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); CAMILLE Loya (friend of Aleta Meyer); MOLLY Harrison (daughter of Beth and Bill Harrison); 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); 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); SUSAN Falbo (friend of Ginny and Karl Meyer); MONTENNA Thompson (friend of the HSYG); GAY LYNN Gagnon (cousin of Neale Smith); KATHERINE Leonard (friend of Miriam Smith); KAREN Ling (sister of Kris Holt), PHILLIP Burroughs (friend of Neale Smith), MAL Rogers (friend of Rock+); STEVE and RENEE Rennick (friends of Joanne and Lou Flanagan); EDDIE Taylor (family of Janet and Richard Taylor); MOE Rodriguez (friend of Keith Redington); GARY Hodges (family of Keith Redington); JOYCE Burgess (friend of Karl and Ginny Meyer), CINDY Schmitt (friend of the Meyer family), JACK (by Michele and John Murphy); PATTY Atkins-Smith (Miriam Smith’s mother); YVONNE Ludwig (friend of Susan Leachman); Pastor & Mrs. M. RANDELL WILLIAMS (friends of the parish); JANE and LEWIS Pollard (Calvary Episcopal friends); DOREEN Welfel (sister of Dawn Stockbridge); DONNA Jerome Schumacher and her son, TRAVIS (friends of Margaret Rush); DAVE Johnson and CARTER Lewis (Hanover County first responders); C Boykin (friend of Keith Redington)

Altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Charles Pleasants, and Dr. & Mrs. L. P. Bragg, by their family; in thanksgiving for the birth of Fern Elizabeth Tharrington, newborn granddaughter of Betty Tharrington; in loving memory of our sisters, Carol Ann Brown and Betty Fay Thomas, by Mary Lou & Bob Brown.

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