NeverTheLess - July 7, 2019

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NeverTheLess – July 7, 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.

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat   a sign-up sheet is in the hallway for the annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont, September 20-22.  Children 4-12 YO:  $50; Teens 13-HS Seniors: $75;  Adults, 18+:  $150.  You are not fully signed up until you have paid a 50% deposit.  Deposit is not refundable after August 20.  Scholarships are available; check with Father Rock+.  Stay tuned for programming notes!

Supper Club   If you really want to get to know fellow St. James the Less friends, join us for Supper Club.  There’s more information and a sign-up sheet in the hallway.  Let’s make this the best Supper Club year ever!

Helping the Clinic in a small way:  Did you know that St James the Less Free Clinic volunteers are fed dinner every Wednesday evening?  Because the volunteers arrive straight from their jobs, they don’t have time to get dinner.  Ashland churches, organizations and individuals contribute dinners.  Would you or an organization of which you are a member like to provide a dinner once a year for the clinic volunteers?  You don’t have to do it by yourself – get a friend to help you.  There are about 25 volunteers to feed; the food should be dropped at the clinic by 5:30 on your given Wednesday evening.  The food is simple:  Sandwiches, fried chicken, pasta salad, fruit, or soup for example.  To get on the Clinic dinner calendar for Fall or Winter 2019, please contact Melissa Roberts (, 804-647-6066). 

Calling All Summer Camp Chenery Fund Applicants!  If you’re planning to submit an application to the Chenery Fund to receive financial assistance for summer camp, now is the time. As many of our parishioners know, the Chenery Fund has made it possible for hundreds of children to grow in Christian spirituality through the generosity of this fund. All are welcome!

   Eligibility for Funding   To receive financial support for your child’s summer camp, the camp must be church-related or be an Episcopal-affiliated camp. Assistance will be considered for 50% of the total amount of the expense for first-time requests, and 25% of the total expense for subsequent requests. Payment/checks for approved funds are made directly to the camp and assumes the applicant will provide payment for the balance due.

   Timing  The Chenery Committee meets monthly to review applications and submit recommendations to the Vestry for final approval. Application forms (entitled “Chenery Fund Scholarship Application”) are available at St. James the Less along the hallway to Brydon Hall (Information Central), or you can download them from our website at: For questions, please contact Beth Markwood, Chair of the Chenery Committee.

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, call (804) 543.6115.

A special request from ACES:  a client is seeking an old, long bed pickup truck that will pass state inspection and is less than $5000.  Please call 543.6115 if you can help.

High School Mission to Tri-Cities Workcamp   our High School Youth Group and their fearless leaders will be making their annual mission to Colonial Heights/Hopewell/Petersburg this year the week of July 21-27.  Electronic screens are discouraged, but regular mail is always welcome.  If you’d like to write an encouragement, the address is WORKCAMP 2019, PO Box 1761, Petersburg, VA  23805.  We’ll put the list of campers on a bulletin board in the hallway. 



PRAYER LIST – July 7, 2019 (people added this week are in italics)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Cathedral Shrine, Shrine Mont

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea; The Most Revd Allan Migi - Archbishop of Papua New Guinea

Metro Richmond Cycle of Prayer:  We pray for governments and governing bodies of Metropolitan Richmond: For the Mayor and City Council of Richmond, the City Administrator, and all city employees. 

For our parishioners requesting our prayers:  GUS Miller, PAT Funk, DICK Harman, ERIN Yagla, STEWART Dishman, DON Jones, JOANIE Burgoyne, ANNA Stiles, BILL Blakemore, SANDI Shirey, MICHELE and JOHN Murphy; WILBUR Lawrence;  MARK FitzHugh

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); JOYCE Burgess (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); DEBBIE Hill (friend of Pat Jordan); Rev. MARK Holland, St. Stephen’s Baptist (friend of Father Rock); LARRY Gilman (friend of Alice Cobb), MEREDITH Moon (mother of Cami Stiles); RUTH Jordan (sister-in-law of Pat Jordan); IAN McIntyre (family of Fran McConnell); BETSY Vogt (niece of Karl Meyer); AUSTIN Jolly (friend of Dale & Marcia Hill); DORRIE Rawley (sister of Pat Jordan); JIM Barry (friend of Kimette Cannady);  REBECCA Paxton (daughter of Pat Jordan); BILL Sherrod (friend of Cathy Bach-McElroy); PETE Buxton (brother-in-law of Sylvia Spagna); DONNA Willson Womack (friend of Doris and Harry Hassell); ARCHIE Keys (friend of Ron Hopkins); JACK Damrath (son of Margaret Rush); JEANIE Thompson Miller (friend of Betty Moore); BARBARA Swartzwelter (friend of Ian and Val Sutton)  

The altar flowers today are given in loving memory of Meade and Laura Jones, and Bill Jones, by the family of Yancey and Jane Jones.

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