NeverTheLess - September 23, 2018

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NeverTheLess – September 23, 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.

Good Work: The Center for Elder Spirituality    will begin its offerings in October.  We will offer opportunities to do deep spiritual work — journaling, centering prayer, exploring the inner life.  We will offer work on the life and teachings of Jesus, a book group exploring the spirituality of aging, and using art and creative work to express the inexpressible.  The emphasis will be on the spiritual needs of the last quarter of life, which are different from the more active outreach of our young and middle years.  It is a time to dig deeper into our prayer life, consider our legacies, and address the gifts and losses of this time.  It’s an opportunity to explore our inner lives, perhaps learn some new ways to be creative and present to the spirit working within us.   We need your ideas, your prayers, your support.  Consider what contributions you might make to this new "inreach" of St. James the Less.  Please contact Beth Harrison with your questions and ideas. 

Fur and Fin and Feather and ...Sunday, October 7, 5:30 pm, bring your beloved pet(s) (or a picture, if they are skittish) for a blessing.  

Welcome Newcomers!  You're Invited to Lunch!   If you've been coming to St. James the Less for only a short time (and you get to define that!), please save October 14 at 11:30 for lunch and fellowship with other newcomers, Father Rock, and our Welcome Committee.  Children are welcome.  


Organist & Choir Master and Formation Director  We have two positions open for the right people!  We are advertising through the Diocese as well as on our own website.  If you know anyone with the heart and skills for either of these positions, please encourage them to apply as instructed in the postings. 


EMPTY BOWLS - A SJTL Food & Backpack Ministry Event   NEW DATE:  NOVEMBER 10!   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. 

CARITAS - Towels and Bedding Donations    You'll notice in the hallway a couple of large boxes.  Those are for requested CARITAS donations of sheets, pillowcases, towels and washcloths.  These may be new or gently used and will be used by our guests who will be with us the week of  October 20-27.  The linens will then be given to the CARITAS organization for people transitioning to their own homes.   Pillows are also most welcome but those must be unused.   


Ushers    Ushering is an easy, yet vitally important, role to the smooth running of Sunday worship.  If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at Information Central, or contact Margaret in the office.  Sign up for a week, or 2, or a whole month. 

Office Volunteers   We are seeking to expand our roster of folks who are able to help out in the office during staff meetings and/or when Margaret is out of the office.  If you have an hour or so on a Wednesday morning or a free morning when Margaret is out (there will be lots of notice for such an event), please contact Kris Holt, 368.0609.


Wednesday Morning Read   Wednesdays at 11 am, join us in the library to read together and discuss Watership Down by Richard Adams.  This is an older book that can most likely be found at the local library or your favorite used book store.  On Wednesday, the 26th, we’ll begin discussing Chapter 11, if you’d like to join in.

PRAYER LIST – September 23, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of St. Matthew's, Sterling; St. Paul's, Haymarket; St. Stephen's, Culpeper

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for The Anglican Church of Tanzania Mpwapwa - (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Jacob Erasto Chimeledya

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for schools and educational institutions of Metropolitan Richmond: For healthy relationships between parents, teachers, and students; for cooperation between Superintendents and Administrators of public and private schools throughout this metropolitan city.    

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

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); DENISE Buxton (sister of Sylvia Spagna), MOLLY Harrison (daughter of Beth and Bill Harrison); FLO Speidell (friend of the parish); FRAN Shareck (mother of Stephanie Shareck Werner); 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); CHARLES, FAYE, ALI, CHARLIE, RYLAND, AND MARY Joy; KATHERINE Leonard (friend of Miriam Smith); KAREN Ling(sister of Kris Holt), PHILLIP Burroughs (friend of Neale Smith), PETE Buxton (brother-in-law of Sylvia Spagna); RUTH Jordan (sister-in-law of Pat Jordan); 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)

The altar flowers today are in love and celebration of the marriage of Timothy Holt and Jennifer Demeno, by Kris and Rich Holt.

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