Announcements beginning
Sunday, August 20th


What Would Jesus Brew?

On Tuesday, August 22nd, we will have our next installment of What Would Jesus Brew (our young adult ministry). The question we will be discussing is: “Is Faith without Works Dead?” Come to El Gran Charro Mexican Restaurant at 7pm for some good food, good fellowship, and a rousing discussion about the role that faith plays in our daily lives. If you have questions about WWJB, get in touch with
Fr. Rickenbaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Feast: On Saturday, August 26 from 4:00pm – 7:00 pm, we will have this year’s crab feast. The price is $35.00 for Adults, $10.00 for 15 and younger, with children under 6 eating for free. We will have crabs, steamed shrimp, fried cod, corn on the cob, coleslaw and hushpuppies, as well as lemonade and ice tea. BYOB if you prefer something else. The Bluegrass band “Reckless Brigade” will be playing again, for your enjoyment. This is a great fun occasion, with a good time had by all. Tickets are on sale at the table outside of Church.   Last day for ticket sales will be Monday, August 21 at 4:00pm, when the church office closes. There will be no ticket sales at the door. This event is sponsored by the Fellowship Events, for any information contact Michael or Jean Golas.

"Bring a Friend to Church" Sunday

On August 27, you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to enact our call to share the Gospel. You’re encouraged to bring a friend to church with you that Sunday to any of the four services. If they don’t know Jesus, tell them about him. If they do know Jesus, tell them about Aquia Church, most especially if they don’t have a church home. We want people to see the good work that God is doing  here. Please consider this opportunity!

Change in Nursery Hours: The Nursery will be open only during the 9am service and Morning Call and will be closed for the 11:15am service until school starts up again, (Stafford County Schools) in the fall.  

Morning Call:  Father Rickenbaker continues the summer series on the Epistles of Peter in the New Testament.  While these letters from this great, apostolic authority are fairly brief, they are rich in content and remain helpful for Christian living. Morning Call is our Sunday morning forum for adult formation and discussion, starting around 10:20am in the great hall of the new building.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study:   Our Wednesday morning Study is now on hiatus for the rest of the summer. Our Wednesday Evening Study continues and our topic is called “Lectionary Leftovers.” The purpose of this new study is to broaden our knowledge of Scripture past Sunday morning worship. There are a lot of stories that are in Scripture that aren’t part of the Sunday morning Eucharistic Lectionary (The Ten Plagues of Egypt, for example). Many of these stories play an important role in the history of the people of Israel as well as the history of salvation in totality. We will be trying to cover a lot of ground in a short time, so we’d love to have you as often as possible at the study!   

Blessing With the backpacks: On Sunday, September 3th, we will offer a “blessing with the backpacks” at the end of each worship service.  All students, teachers, and staff members heading back to school are encouraged to bring their backpacks or other school bags to church that day for a blessing and we will pray for all of these people as they start a new school year.


Sunday School:  Our Sunday school program resumes on Sunday, September 10th.  We are looking for both helpers and substitutes to assist with our Sunday school program.  If you are interested in helping with our Sunday school program, please contact Kristen Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Fall Fest- Countdown to October 7th- 8:00 am to 2:00 pm has begun.  Festivities are being organized and planned for everyone.  Traditional bargains are being gathered, crafts are being made, treasures are being sought, pumpkins, perennials and our Auction Items committees are putting their departments in place for our 61st Annual event. Back by popular demand the Clothing Closet, Book Nook and Toy Room.  Start gathering your donations, mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy Fall Fest 2017. So much news to be shared ahead!  

Auction Action Updates

The Auction Team excited about the great responses from local restaurants, pubs and sandwich shops that we have received to date.  We will surely be able to offer a couple awesome auction items such as “Let’s Eat Out!” as we group together some of the following gifts:

El Gran Charro Mexican Restaurant: Two $25 gift cards

Buffalo Wild Wings: 4 Free Snack Size coupons
Carlos O’Kelly’s Inspired Mex: $30 in gift certificates

Sake Thai Sushi Bar: $25 gift certificate

Outback Steakhouse: 14 Blooming Onion gift cards

Ihop of Stafford: two gift certificates for two free meals (up to $12.00 each)

Sedona Tap House:  $50 gift card   

Bavarian Chef:  $40 gift certificate   

Paradise Diner: $25 gift certificate

The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café: $20 gift certificate

Five Guys: $25 in gift cards

Orofino Restaurant: $25 gift certificate

Texas Roadhouse: dinner for two (two free entrees up to a total value of $30)

Brock’s Riverside Grill: $25 gift card

Firehouse Subs:  6 coupons for a free sub

Please remember that it is not too late to donate something to the auction.  If you have an idea, suggestion or gift, please contact Shields Jones, Becky Monger, Brenda Monger or Mary Jane Cole (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Help us keep the momentum going.




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Calendar of Events

  • 21 Aug - 22 Aug
  • 23 Aug - 25 Aug
  • 26 Aug - 28 Aug
  • 29 Aug - 31 Aug
  • 01 Sep - 01 Sep