NeverTheLess - August 12, 2018

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NeverTheLess – August 12, 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.


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.


Temporary Change of Venue for Post-Eucharist Breakfast   Ashland Coffee and Tea will be closed for renovations, August 1- 18 or so.  While closed, please plan to have breakfast here, in Brydon Hall after the 7:30 am Holy Eucharist/Morning Prayer.  Please bring your favorite breakfast-y dish to pass.


Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont is September 21 -23!    Our registration deadline is looming!  There's a sign-up sheet in the hallway, or you can call the office (798.6336).  Hikes.  Book discussions.  Naps.  Fellowship.  There's something for everyone!


Wanted - Warm Smiles and Hearty Handshakes    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. 


Lunches for Kids    The YMCA is working to help disadvantaged children in our community get lunch during the summer weekdays.  If you can help for a day, or a week, or more, please contact Janet Taylor, who is spearheading this vital community effort.  

School Supplies    Hanover Safe Place has a donation box in our hallway to collect school supplies for the kids in their care.  We welcome, and appreciate, your generosity.  Hanover Safe Place offers care for families fleeing domestic violence. 


Vacation Bible School is Just around the corner!    Come discover God's peace this summer at Vacation Bible School. VBS will be held August 13-16 from 5:30-7:30 at St. James the Less for preschool-rising 5th graders.  Sign up for VBS:  Please sign up your children now so we can plan for supplies and food.   Volunteers needed for VBS:  We need lots of hands to make VBS happen for our children.  Please consider your ability to help in the following ways: kitchen, assist teaching lessons – creative and active, or general help with children.  Look for signup forms at church and/or please contact Ragan Dyer at


PRAYER LIST – August 12, 2018

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the clergy and congregation of St. John's, Columbia

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  PRAY for Church of the Province of South East Asia The Most Rev. Ng Moon Hing Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for the workplaces and businesses of Metropolitan Richmond: For financial institutions, healthy and constructive investment policies, and effective development efforts to benefit the entire community.

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

For those serving in the diplomatic corps, the military, and as missionaries: KEMPER Jones, GREG Ericksen, ROBERT Ham, MATTHEW Thomas, PHILIP Morison, JAMES Ashley, ANDREW Brunson, AUSTIN Price

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); BILL Turpin (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); 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); KATHY Luten (family of Keith Redington); JACKIE Redington (family of Keith Redington); KIM Redington (family of Keith Redington); JAKLYN Redington (family of Keith Redington); KEN Perry (friend of Teva Rittenhouse); 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); KATHERINE Ogburn (friend of Neale 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)

The altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Geneva Blunt, by her daughter, Joyce Blunt.

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