NeverTheLess - September 17, 2017

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NeverTheLess – September 17, 2017

TODAY AND THIS WEEK

Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We are delighted to have you here. Nametags are an outward symbol of radical hospitality.  If you don’t have one, please see an usher or a greeter for assistance.  If you are visiting, we also invite you to fill out a pew card and put it in the plate.

The Rev. Rock Higgins   will be in the office Monday – Thursday, 9-4, or by appointment.  His email is rhiggins@stjamestheless.com and he can also be reached by phone at 798.6336 or (804) 306.2112. He will take Fridays as his Sabbath day.

 

ALSO OF NOTE

Bishop's Visit RESCHEDULED!    Bishop Ted Gulick has rescheduled his visit with St. James the Less for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24.  Please stay tuned for details.

 

STEWARDSHIP

Gratitude from the Stewardship Committee:  As we enter this time of stewardship pledging, each week we will give thanks to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of giving back to God in thankfulness for His generosity. 

Our heartfelt thanks to:  Margaret Rush, for her steadfast and excellent service as our Administrator.  Thank you, Margaret!                         Your Stewardship Committee

 

OUTREACH 

CARITAS @ SJTL – This Week   St. James the Less is hosting ~35-40 gentlemen who are struggling with homelessness this week.  C.A.R.I.T.A.S. helps to break the cycles of homelessness and addiction in the Metro Richmond area so that people can lead stable lives. They are the largest provider of homeless services in the area, innovative because the four programs strategically fill the gaps in this system.  It helps the most vulnerable among us, which makes for stronger community.  There remain volunteer opportunities; sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board at Information Central, and bins for donations of sheets, washcloths, and/or toiletries are in the hallway.

 

SHRINE MONT

Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont   our favorite weekend is fast approaching!  September 22 – 24.  It is not too early to get your payments in! Make checks to SJTL, indicate Shrine Mont in the memo line.  Put them in the plate or drop them at the office.

 

Shrine Mont Book Discussion Selection   We will discuss Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler (2001, Harper Collins Books), for those who are interested in taking part.  The book reflects the author's desire to reconnect to the Bible by retracing stories of the Old Testament to their actual locations.  It is a fascinating adventure story, archaeological study and personal spiritual exploration.  It is also available used and for Kindle readers.  For those of you who have "Visit the Holy Land" on your bucket list, this is the book for you!

 

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

PRAYER LIST – September 17, 2017

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Please pray for the clergy and congregation of Emmanuel, Middleburg

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Sodor & Man - (York, England) The Rt Revd Peter Eagles

For our parishioners requesting our prayers: GUS Miller, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, NED Stiles, JOANIE Burgoyne, GAYELLEN Wagner, SALLY Ellithorpe, JIM Cobb, BETH Harrison, JACK Keck

For those serving in the diplomatic corps, the military, and as missionaries: KEMPER Jones, GREG Ericksen, 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); 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); 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); 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); CONNIE Barney (friend of the Pace family); LELIA Moran (friend of the SJTL parish family); PAM Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood); AUDREY JO Weaver (mother of Tammie May); SUSAN Adams (sister of Steve Pace); MOLLY; MAGGIE; MARK Longaker; SHARON Hooper (friend of Dawn Davis); BILL Russell (friend of Margaret and Chris Belyea); RUTH Syman-May (friend of the SJTL parish); SAM Hulsey and Family (friends of Lula Hopkins); DAVID & TRACEY (family of Ricki & Jim Carson); ERIN Carroll Cullather (friend of Aleta Meyer); SAVANNAH Wood (friend of Beth Markwood); SHELBY; BETSY (sister of Jim Carson); JODY May (aunt of Bob May); ANDY Roberts (friend of Mary Lou & Bob Brown); TERRY Shaw (friend of Sandi Shirey); JOANIE Watkins (sister-in-law of Bobbie & Tom Street); STEVE (family member of Fran McConnell); JP Temple (nephew of Alice & Jim Cobb); MELANIE V. (friend of Ruth Savino); DUFF Green (brother of Melissa Hoar); AUBREY Fletcher (friend of Ann and Wilbur Lawrence); TOM Slaughter (brother of Ann Lawrence); DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan); SCOTT (friend of Doris Hassell); DAN Brummitt (uncle of Margaret Rush); ANN Taylor (friend of SJTL parish); SUZANNE Huff (friend of the SJTL parish); JUDY Sledd (friend of the Jones family); LEROY and JOSEPHINE (friends of Pat Jordan); KAREN Fetty (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); BILL Turpin (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); ANNE Taylor (friend of the SJTL parish); DAVID Willis (friend of the parish and the Ashland community); for all the people and communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; CAMILLE Loya (friend of Aleta Meyer); WALLACE+ Adams-Riley (friend of Margaret Rush and Rock Higgins)

 

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