NeverTheLess - April 3, 2016

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NeverTheLess – April 3, 2016

TODAY

WELCOME TO ALL present this morning, especially if you are visiting.

MANY THANKS TO ALL who helped during Holy Week and Easter. Your time and effort is deeply appreciated. You helped us walk the way of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection.

WELCOME TO KARLYN YEAGER, who is our guest organist today, while the Robbs are away. And also, a reminder, there is no contemplative service this evening.

COFFEE IS COMMUNITY, and coffee hour after church is one way that we build our community here at SJTL. Please join us for coffee in Brydon Hall following church. Everyone is welcome.

SESQUICENTENNIAL

Join St. James the Less on Sunday, May 22, as we celebrate our Sesquicentennial Birthday! We'll start the celebration at our 10 am Eucharist and continue with a catered luncheon immediately following the service. We'll include a bit of history and a lot of fun...for all ages! All current and former priests, deacons, parishioners, and friends of St. James the Less, including Region 11 church members, are invited. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate this monumental anniversary and to hear guest preacher, the Rev. Canon Pat Wingo, Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SESQUICENTENNIAL

Attend the festivities! Please remember to RSVP to Margaret Rush (mrush@stjamestheless.com) If you'd like to financially support our celebration, we are offering a variety of fundraising opportunities:

  • sponsorships are available at multiple levels;
  • you can pre-order sesquicentennial commemorative merchandise:
    • notecards or a print of the Vicky Bickel sketch of St. James the Less ($10 for a packet of ten cards or one frame-worthy print);
    • commemorative coffee mugs ($6/each) and/or
    • Snow White Inn BBQ ($12/lb.).

Complete information on events, sponsorships, and merchandise is on our Sesquicentennial page: http://www.stjamestheless.com/content/st-james-less-sesquicentennial

WELLNESS COMMITTEE – AGING Last year, the Wellness Committee surveyed the congregation on their interests regarding the role of the Wellness Ministry at St. James the Less. There was a particular interest in education on topics concerning the challenges of aging. In response to this, the Wellness Committee will offer a mini-series on “Issues of Aging” beginning on NEXT WEEK, on April 10th, immediately following the 10:00 am service. Topics will include “Getting the Most Out of Your Medicare,” “Advanced Care Planning,” and “Understanding Dementia.” If there are other topics on aging you would like to have addressed, please speak to a member of the Wellness Committee: Bobbie Street, Betsy Snipes, Tammie May, Ricki Carson, Pat Jordan, Aleta Meyer, Lula Hopkins.

COMING UP

YOU’RE INVITED Please join Dani Petitt and her family at the interment of Ron Petitt in the St. James The Less Memorial Garden, Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 pm. All are welcome.

WHAT EVERY CHURCH MEMBER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POVERTY

A class offered for anyone interested in volunteering with Circles Ashland. Four Sunday evenings, April 10 – May 1, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at Duncan Memorial UMC, 201 Henry St. Please register at (804) 798.7224 by April 1st so that adequate books ($18.00) can be ordered for all participants.

SHRINE MONT SUMMER CAMPS Registration has now opened for Shrine Mont Summer Camps. You can find brochures at Information Central, or look online here: http://www.shrinemontcamps.net/

VESTRY MEMBERS: Steve Pace (SW); Bob May (JW); Julie Ericksen; Tom Fritter; Harry Hassell; Jenny Bruce; Rich Holt; Tanya Reagan; Dawn Davis; Richard Grosse; Beth Markwood, Matt Smith

SEARCH COMMITTEE: Derrick Rosser (chair); Sandi Shirey; Rebecca Cline; Bob Hughes; Bob Chamlee; Matt Meade; Ana Bajcsi

PRAYER LIST – April 3, 2016

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: PRAY for the congregations and clergy of Holy Cross Dunn Loring; St. Dunstan's McLean; St. Paul's Alexandria

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean The Most Revd Ian Gerald James Ernest Archbishop, Province of Indian Ocean & Bishop of Mauritius

For our parishioners requesting our prayers: GUS Miller, CONDÉ Hopkins, MAUD Brumback, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, HENRY Mayer, MOYA Parmele, DEBORAH Pierce, ERIN Yagla, MEGAN Rodman, LAURIE Rodman, STEWART Dishman, TRUMAN Parmele; DON Jones; CHARLIE Thompson, LEIGH Pace, EDNA Beachy, JESSE, RAVEN & NATE Blaisdell, GEORGE Spagna For those serving in the diplomatic corps and military: KEMPER Jones, HUNTER Fines, GREG Ericksen, ANDREW Walton, SCOTT & BARBARA Feeley, ROBERT Ham, MATTHEW Thomas, PHILIP Morison Relatives & Friends: (people added this week are in italics) MAC Pace (father of Steve Pace), ANNE MARIE Fisher (friend of the Jones family), TRAVIS Williams (friend of the SJTL Parish), PATRICIA Reppert (aunt of PK Kinser; friend of the Meyer family); GINNY Walker (niece of Karl Meyer), ARLENE Davis (mother of Dawn Davis); WILL Holman (friend of the SJTL Parish), SANDIE Litsinger (friend of the Shirey’s), WILLIAM Micou (friend of Ron & Conde Hokins), ANNE Folsom (mother of Meg Helsley and Emily Folsom), MARTHA Headrick (sister of Jane Jones), The Rev. RACHEL Lewis (friend of the Spagna family), JOHN Murphy (father of Erin Murphy), PATRICK Morris (friend of Harry & Doris Hassell), BETH Mallory (friend of Beth Markwood), JANE Markwood (mother of Tim Markwood), NANCY Margie (friend of Aleta Meyer), ANNETTE Wisniewski (friend of Doris Hassell) MARY & JIMMY (family of Tammie & Bob May), ORIANA Hargrove (friend of Bobbi & Tom Street), ALICE Wallace (mother of Beth Markwood), The Rev. NANCY Cox (friend of the Meyer family), EDNA Beachy (sister of Naomi Pace) The flowers on the altar today are given by Betsy Cabell Dugdale MacIntosh and Elizabeth Cabell MacIntosh in loving memory of Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale, Arthur Annesley Dugdale and Bertha Sanderson Dugdale.

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