NeverTheLess - September 8, 2019

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NeverTheLess – September 8, 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.

Welcome, Rev. Becky   today we welcome our new Priest Associate, the Rev. Becky McDaniel, and her family to the SJTL family.  Becky+ and her husband, Matt, and their children have been visiting with us some over the summer and today they officially join the SJTL family.

Formation Open House   today at 9 am, c’mon downstairs to the children’s formation space to learn more about their curriculum and meet their teachers

Parish Picnic   TODAY, right after our 10:00 worship, gather in the yard for our annual welcome back picnic.  All are welcome!

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. 

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 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 8, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Christ Church, Winchester; Grace Church, Goochland; St. Peter’s, New Kent

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan The Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo - Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for schools and educational institutions of Metropolitan Richmond: For all public, private and religious schools; for students, teachers and support personnel, including cafeteria workers, building and grounds staff, and school bus drivers; for all, pre-schools and daycare centers, and for children in home schools. 

In celebration:  Mary Lou and Bob Brown celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this week.

For the repose of souls:  Bobbi Nonenmacher Stensland, sister of Dani Stockwell

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); JERRY Lane (brother-in-law of Doris and Harry Hassell); ANNE Folsom (mother of Emily Folsom); ELEANOR Dunigan (cousin of Beth Markwood); PAMELA Whittaker (friend of Beth Markwood)


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