NeverTheLess - April 17, 2016

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NeverTheLess – April 17, 2016


WELCOME TO ALL, especially if you are visiting.

WELLNESS COMMITTEE – AGING PRESENTATION: Immediately following the 10:00am service our mini-series on "Issues of Aging" continues with a talk by local author Kim Leffler on Caring For A Person With Alzheimer's. Ms. Leffler researched and wrote about the topic in her book "A Turn for the Better! - What Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to Know" when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She will talk about environmental changes to help with some of the behavioral issues of Alzheimer's, such as wandering and insomnia. Ms. Leffler is a resident of Beaverdam. She is currently a Program Director at The American Red Cross in Richmond. If there are 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.


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. We will have only one service on that Sunday, at 10 am, so that we can all worship and celebrate together.


Attend the festivities! Please remember to RSVP to Margaret Rush (

Tell our youth how much you love SJTL! (See below.)

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: You can also place orders for merchandise and BBQ at Information Central.

REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW. The high school youth group has been asked to create a video montage of what parishioners say they like about St. James the Less and of special memories parishioners want to share. Over the next few Sundays, you may be asked by a high school student for an interview that will contribute to this footage. Everyone will be able to view the complete montage at our Sesquicentennial Celebration. We hope you say Yes!


ADVENTURERS meet on Friday, April 29 at 4:00 pm at the home of Dani Petitt.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND ST. CECILIA CHILDREN’S CHOIR Next Sunday, April 24, the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist will be accompanied by guitars, piano, and the children’s choir.

COMMUNITY SUPPER Next Sunday evening, April 24 at 5:30 pm, we will host the bi-monthly community Supper. The High School Youth Group will prepare and serve our guests.

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

Have you visited our website lately? Is your committee represented? Is it represented the way you want it to be? Please contact Margaret ( if you’d like to update or revise something.

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 17, 2016

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: PRAY for the congregations and clergy of Emmanuel (Piedmont Parish) Delaplane; Trinity Upperville; St. George's Fredericksburg; St. Andrew's Richmond; St. Thomas' Richmond

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido For the repose of souls: Martha Headrick (sister of Jane Jones)

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, JESSE, RAVEN & NATE Blaisdell, NED Stiles

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 Hopkins), ANNE Folsom (mother of Meg Helsley and Emily Folsom), 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), RHONDA Lewis (friend of the Tharrington family), 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), FRED Trump (brother-in-law of Jane Howard), JUANITA Wightman (sister-in-law of Jane Howard), LYNN Forehand (cousin of Joyce Blunt), VICKI Snelgrave (cousin of Joyce Blunt)

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