NeverTheLess - September 9, 2018

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NeverTheLess – September 9, 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.

Today, We Bless the Backpacks     At 10 am worship, we will bless the backpacks and everyone will receive a blessing card to tuck into a pocket and have handy.

Parish Picnic   today, immediately following 10 am worship.  We'll provide the chicken and the lemonade.  All are welcome!


Children & Youth Formation Open House   next Sunday, September 16 at 9 am, bring your school age children downstairs to meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and learn about this year's curriculum.


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. 


Ushers    Summer is a great time to try on a new role in our Sunday mornings.  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 (staff meeting is going back to Wednesdays at 9:30 am on Sept. 5) or a free morning when Margaret is out (there will be lots of notice for such an event), please contact Kris Holt, 368.0609.


EMPTY BOWLS - A SJTL Food & Backpack Ministry Event   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.  The event is Saturday, September 15 at 6 pm, at The Supply Room Company, 14140 Washington Highway in Ashland.

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 given to the CARITAS organization for people transitioning to their own homes.   Pillows are also most welcome but those must be unused.   

Lunches for Kids, and Thank You to Janet Taylor    This note is from the Patrick Henry YMCA, sent out to their constituents:  "Janet Taylor was a HUGE blessing to our summer program food program. She worked tirelessly in the months leading up to camp to make sure we had volunteers each day to serve our campers lunch.  She and her team of volunteers served 4,481 lunches over 49 days.  We are forever grateful for her huge heart and passion for service. If you want to send her a quick note here is her email:"


Wednesday Morning Read   Starting next Wednesday, September 12, at 11 am, join is 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.

Parish Retreat Read  The book chosen for the Retreat at Shrine Mont is Life of the Beloved, by Henri Nouwen.   On Amazon, paperbacks run about $11.00 each, which includes shipping. 

PRAYER LIST – September 9, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregations of Leeds, Markham; St. Andrew's, Ada; St. Francis, Goochland; St. Paul's-on-the-Hill, Winchester; Abingdon, White Marsh

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for 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 public schools; for students, teachers and support personnel, including cafeteria workers, building and grounds staff, and school bus drivers; for all private and religious schools, pre-schools and daycare centers, and for children in home schools. 

For the repose of souls:  Katherine Ogburn

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, CHARLIE Thompson, 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)


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