NeverTheLess - September 15, 2019

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NeverTheLess – September 15, 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.

Vestry Coffee Pot   today, at 9am, in Brydon Hall, to discuss safety protocols.  Please help yourself to coffee and join us for this important discussion.

4th Quarter Invites You…   today, following the 10am worship, please come downstairs for a blessing and a reception to inaugurate the 4th Quarter space. Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Contemplative Service   we resume the monthly Contemplative service on Sunday, September 29 at 5 pm.  Join us for a service of music, scripture, poetry, and quiet. A gentle way to end your weekend.  All are welcome, bring a friend.

Ashland Stew, Brew and Blue Fest!   Save the date – November 23, 11-5! And plan to invite friends and neighbors to join us for a day of family fun, Brunswick Stew, Bluegrass Music, a Beer truck, a Bake sale, Bouncy house, …  Volunteer opportunities abound – sign-ups available around the church, or contact the office. 

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, has any 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.

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.

Coming Soon:

  • 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 15, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Little Fork, Rixeyville; Emmanuel, Middleburg; Farnham and St. John’s, Warsaw

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania The Most Revd Dr Maimbo Mndolwa - Archbishop of Tanzania & Bishop of Tanga

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for schools and educational institutions of Metropolitan Richmond: For all universities, colleges, seminaries, trade, technical, graduate, and professional schools; for the students, faculty, and staff of these institutions. 

For the repose of souls:  Jerry Lane (brother-in-law of Harry and Doris Hassell)

For those who grieve:  Mary Lane and her family

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; MADGE Carter; MARY ANN Kinser; BOB Ellithorpe

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); ANNE Folsom (mother of Emily Folsom); ELEANOR Dunigan (cousin of Beth Markwood); PAMELA Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood); BRITTANY (friend of Pat Jordan); TOVE & DICK Lockhart (family of Doris Hassell)

The altar flowers this week are given by Jane and Yancey Jones in loving memory of Martha, Ronnie, and Sloan Headrick.

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