NeverTheLess - September 1, 2019

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By Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Photo by Szilas in the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Public Domain,

NeverTheLess – September 1, 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.

Parish Picnic   next Sunday, September 8, right after our 10:00 worship, gather in the yard for our annual welcome back picnic.  We’ll provide the chicken and beverages; you bring your favorite dish to share. 

Directory Photos, Part 2   during the picnic, our favorite local photographers, Susan Hubbard and Dick Shirey, will be taking pictures for us to update our directory.  Especially if you weren’t able to be here for the June picnic, please find them if they don’t find you.  The pictorial directory is an element of radical hospitality and we have several new folks in the parish and in the offices. 

Pens, and Pew Racks, and … we try to keep pens easily accessible near the pew cards, to make life easier for our visitors.  Unfortunately, they usually tumble to the bottom of the racks and no one, especially our visitors, have no idea they are there.  Toilet paper rolls fit neatly in the corners of the pew racks and will hold the pens upright!  If you think of it, please bring in your toilet paper rolls as they become available.  Ultimately, we’ll need ~100 at any given time.  Leave them on Margaret’s desk in the office.

Duncan Memorial Invites You   to a Hymn Sing on Saturday, September 28, 3 PM.  Join the Randolph-Macon and Ashland Communities for an afternoon of singing and celebrating.  Special performances also offered by area choirs and RMC’s InTONEnation.  A reception will follow the performance.  The program offering will be donated to ACES.

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.  Also, ACES is recruiting drivers for Hanover Senior Rides, a volunteer transportation program for seniors.  If you’d like to know more, please call (804) 543.6115.

Hanover Safe Place   is asking for school supplies for the children of their clients.  There is a marked box in the hallway outside the office if you’d like to contribute.  Hanover Safe Place will retrieve the box and its contents during the week of August 25.  Thank you for your generous hearts.

Coming Soon:

  • September 4:  Father Rock’s Book Group – “Life of Pi”
  • September 8:  Children’s Formation Open House; Parish Picnic
  • September 15:  Vestry Coffee Pot on Safety Protocols; Blessing of the 4thQ Space
  • September 20-22: Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont
  • September 29:  Stewardship Kick-off; Contemplative Service resumes
  • October 6:  Blessing of the Animals
  • October 13:  Bluegrass Mass resumes
  • November 3:  Stewardship Celebration Lunch
  • November 13: Celebration of New Ministry
  • November 23: Ashland Stew, Brew, and Blue Fest



PRAYER LIST – September 1, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Parish secretaries and administrators, treasurers and bookkeepers, sextons, and webmasters

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan The Most Revd Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for schools and educational institutions of Metropolitan Richmond: For all Superintendents, School Boards, School Administrators, PTAs, teachers, students, and staff.

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, ANNA Stiles, BILL Blakemore, WILBUR Lawrence,  MARK FitzHugh, JAN Meacham, BOBBIE Street

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); 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); CHRIS Duvall (friend of Doris Hassell); Rev. MARK Holland, St. Stephen’s Baptist (friend of Father Rock); LARRY Gilman (friend of Alice Cobb), MEREDITH Moon (mother of Cami Stiles); IAN McIntyre (family of Fran McConnell); AUSTIN Jolly (friend of Dale & Marcia Hill); JIM Barry (friend of Kimette Cannady); BILL Sherrod (friend of Cathy Bach-McElroy); DONNA Willson Womack (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); ARCHIE Keys (friend of Ron Hopkins); JEANIE Thompson Miller (friend of Betty Moore); TROYE S. (friend of Hilarie Street Koch); ELIZABETH Attkisson (mother of Erin Cobb); CHARLES Miles (friend of Monroe Reece); WORTH Higgins (friend of Monroe Reece); JOSI Riederer Von Paar (friend of Karen & Paul Davies); JERRY Lane (brother-in-law of Doris and Harry Hassell)

The altar flowers today are given by Wilbur and Ann Lawrence in loving memory of their son, Wil.

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