Announcements beginning
Sunday, September 24th

   

Blessing of the Animals:  Please bring your animals, on a leash or in a carrier, to our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 1st at 2 pm in front of the St. Francis statue.  An offering will be collected for the Stafford SPCA.  Any dog or cat food collected

Choir Returns

Aquia Choristers will be singing at the 9 AM service on October 8th.  Adults and choristers interested in singing in either group are encouraged to get in touch with our Director of Music, Trystan Bennett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to seeing everyone for another great year!

Our annual Trunk or Treat event will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 6-7:30 pm.  Join us at 6:00 pm with a dish to share at our potluck dinner.  Following dinner, the children will "trunk or treat."  We need lots of decorated cars to pass out treats. We look forward to seeing you at this fun yearly event.  

Morning Call:  Starting on this Sunday, Sept. 24, Father Morris will begin a new Morning Call series  on “Jesus and the Old Testament.”  Morning Call is our Sunday morning forum for adult education and discussion, meeting in the new building’s great hall starting around 10:20am.  Morning Call is always available for visitors, newcomers, and those who attend regularly; and starting with the new series on Sept. 24, Morning Call will also be available for high school students as well.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study:    The Book of Daniel –   we continue a new Wednesday morning Bible study series on the Old Testament book of Daniel. This text constitutes an important foundation block for our understanding of the Revelation to John and, through that, to our conception of the Day of the Lord. The study will last for twelve weeks (skipping the Wednesday of Thanksgiving week), finishing up Wednesday, December 13th. Therefore, our study of the end of things will last throughout Advent, which is quite fitting. Elements of the Revelation to John will be brought in to give a holistic view of Christian eschatology (the theology of the end). We would love to have you join us!


Wednesday Evening Bible Study:  Father Morris has just begun a brand-new series for adult Bible study and discussion on “Thankful Hearts:  Gratitude in the Bible and in Our Lives” on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm till 8:30pm in the new building’s downstairs conference room, and it is certainly not too late for you to join in.  You probably know some things in your life for which you are already grateful, but how can we truly cherish all of our blessings?  What about hard times, disappointments, failures, and adversities:  are we supposed to be thankful for them, too?   How does gratitude affect our lives?  Visitors, newcomers, and familiar faces are welcomed to attend; no previous experience in Bible study is necessary, and no books or other materials are required for purchase.  If you wish, arrive early and enjoy a meal with friends at Aquia’s Table or make new friends there in the great hall upstairs (meal available starting at 6:00pm) before the conversation begins downstairs at 7:00pm.


Youth Group News: The youth group for teenagers in grades 6-12 will have its next evening meeting on this Sunday, Sept. 24, from 4:00pm till 6:00pm in the new building, with dinner served at 5:30pm.  This Sunday begins our new schedule for the fall semester of meeting on every other Sunday night, as follows:  Sept. 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 3 & 17 (with Dec. 17 being the date for Christmas caroling and Christmas party).  Teenagers are expected to bring $40 each in order to cover their meals at most evening meetings for the school year, and parents are expected to provide meals at evening meetings once or twice during the school year (with reimbursement up to $80/meal available).  Please contact Father Morris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-659-4007 at the church office) in order to schedule your family’s turns providing meals and in order to submit your teenager’s meal money.  In addition to the evening meetings, the youth group meets on Sunday mornings during the time for Sunday school:  the middle school group meets in the new building downstairs in the large room with upholstered chairs and sofas, while the high school group meets upstairs in the great hall as part of Morning Call.


Aquia Episcopal Church Woman are invited to attend the 127th Annual Fall Meeting and UTO Ingathering on October 12th - 8:30am - 1:30pm - Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen. We have a group attending and hope you will join us. Join us for a day of Fellowship, Education and Holy Eucharist. Registration forms are on the table in the sanctuary, or contact Briget Kane for additional information.


Fall Fest: September 24th continues the countdown to October 7th, Fall Fest. The Craft Room and The Treasure's Corner are another example of our popular venues at Fall Fest which garner so much attention. With your donations of good costume jewelry, beautiful glassware, serving pieces and collectible jewelry, watches, a keen key collector never leaves Fall Fest empty handed. We are now accepting these prized donations in the lower level of the Parish Hall. On Sundays, Dina Stanford, Briget Kane or Mary Jane Cole, will accept your donations. Should you need a receipt for your donation, we can supply those as well. We will be taking your donations until Friday evening October 6th at 5:00 pm. Pick-ups can be arranged by contacting  those listed on the Fall Fest Handout found around the campus.


Capital Campaign for New Building:  At the moment, our successful “Generation to Generation” capital campaign has just over $90,000.00 in dollars pledged but not yet paid.  With this capital campaign ending in April 2018, there is indeed time to fulfill your existing pledge or even increase it, but you will want to plan accordingly for the remaining months.  There is also opportunity for those who are enjoying our new building but have not yet pledged toward it to make a new pledge or a one-time contribution that will support our efforts to reduce the costs of our construction loan.  Payment for the Christian Formation and Fellowship Building does not receive any income from the Diocese of Virginia or from similar organizations, so we in Aquia Church are relying on your involvement and investment in this major project.
 

Auction Action Updates


Auction Updates:  :  Oh my goodness!  Have you seen the newest additions to the list?  This week we have three new gifts from the parish family and three from merchants and ball teams.  The entire list (as seen on the gate post) is simply amazing.  There is literally something for everyone!
            
From our parish family:


The Composition of YOUR VERY OWN HYMN:
  Father Morris will write the words for a hymn that we shall sing together at Aquia Church.  You will choose the theme such as thanksgiving, or in honor of loved one, or joy, or praise or for a church season.

Lenox China “Holiday” Pattern:  4 place settings, plus glasses and mugs, cookie plate, three-tier canape dish and more given by Faye Andrews

Southern Comfort Foods Dinner Party for eight prepared by Father Morris in his home

From merchants and ball teams:
Redskins: an autographed Photo of the Redskins’ Su'a Cravens
Meadows Farm: $30 gift card
Washington Nationals:  a voucher for two (2) LF/RF Corner Tickets to a 2018 Washington Nationals regular season home game

Many of the gifts will be grouped together into single bidding items.  If you would like a written copy of the entire list, please ask!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you October 7 at 11 AM!

Bring your friends!


Follow us on Facebook at “Fall Fest at Aquia Church”!  Please “Like” and “Share” our posts to spread the word about our awesome auction items, the delicious pulled pork, the huge Flea Market and so much more!

Did you know that the auction accepts major credit cards, as well as cash and checks?


Cereal 101:  Thru Sunday, October 1st Outreach will be collecting 101 boxes of cereal (any brand and any size) for the Table at St. George's. The Table is a pantry style Market that is open every Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:30 and 5:00 – 6:30.  They offer fresh fruits and vegetables, canned items, pasta, breakfast items, bread and and meat. This is all free, thru grants and donations, so help Outreach support this very special ministry of St. George’s.


Guild of All Souls:  Those faithful departed who are members of Aquia Church or those with connections to our parish being prayed for by the Guild of All Souls in its latest Intercession Paper are as follows:  Jeanette Montgomery, Walter Merrit, Harold Lempke, Linda Gregg, Father David Warner, Stefan Somlai, Mary Bracey, John Clubb, Brent Yadon. William Barnhardt, and Hazel Eby.  The Guild of All Souls is an Anglican devotional society in which parishioner William Johnston is an active member; for more information about their ministry, please contact Mr. Johnston.



 


 

 
 

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