Farnham & St. John's
This Sun. Nov. 10 th we will honor Veterans' Day by blessing those veterans among our congregations at our Sunday services.
The Weekly Message
A Month to Remember
Last Sunday
One by one, pausing to hold someone on their hearts, folks lighted a candle. Naming a name silently. If not a “big S” Saint at least somebody who had moments that were in some way saint-like, loving and caring in the remembered times of the person lighting the candle. It was our celebration of All Saints’ Day this past Sunday at North Farnham and St. John’s. We mentioned some of the “big S” Saints like St. Francis and St. Clare when at St. John’s Brother Mark Jenkins renewed his commitment to the religious order in their name. We highlighted, as we usually do at the end of our prayers, the inspiring prayer attributed to St. Francis that begins with “Lord, make us instruments of thy peace.” We sang “a song for the saints of God” and maybe wondered if we could be what might be called “little s” saint-like folks from time to time. What little s saints can offer is love, kindness, faithfulness and generosity of spirit. Something to ponder. The world really needs more of all those things.
This coming Sunday
Another “remembering” Sunday as we celebrate our Veterans, past and present. The flags that have waved over graves in our parish cemeteries since Memorial Day have made it through the summer celebration of Fourth of July will stand guard over our veterans’ burial sites through Veterans Day. Then retire to rest out of the way of winter winds, rains and storms till they are brought out again before Memorial Day next year. At our Sunday service honoring our veterans we will offer special prayers, giving thanks for the faithfulness of our veterans and praying for peace. The world really needs more of it.
Another special day to remember. A time to give thanks as we remember the year past, the harvest it has brought into our lives and the One from whom all good gifts have come. Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to be with one another and give thanks. For those who want to share some “sanctuary” time together with some of our church family, we will gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing in the side chapel of North Farnham church on Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. Come as you are to feel the grace and give thanks to God. A simple service in an old, old sanctuary which has weathered the years. And if you open the eyes of your heart, I believe you may sense and feel the presence of those who have come there with thankful hearts for almost three hundred years. A cloud of witnesses blessing those of us who have come after them. 
The harvest waits: love, kindness, faithfulness, generosity of spirit, peace and blessings. This month offers such richness for gathering and remembering. Let’s give thanks for the abundance!

Last Weekend at Farnham & St. John's
An Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey - Virginia Style
Deborah Bone Photo
was held in Wellford Hall on Saturday with Bob Snavely the butler keeping the "staff" of Farnham & St. John's ECW in line to serve. A good time was had by all as funds were raised for the parishes' discretionary account.

On Sunday, Brother Mark's vows were renewed.

Anne Neuman Photo
Music this weekend
We have two free tickets available for this Friday night's chamber music trio concert featuring Mei Li Beane and Arline Hinkson. The concert is at 7:00 at the St. Margaret's school gym. Contact Lucy Baker at the church office if you're interested. parishchurchnews@gmail.com or(804) 333-4333
Saturday , Nov. 9 th at 4:00 p.m., the Cobham Park Church Choir is hosting a combined choir celebration with The Brandermill Church choir from Chesterfield County and Milden Presbyterian Church from Sharps. A love offering will be taken up to benefit
Operation InAsMuch.
   “Souper” Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke. A four-part series beginning this coming Monday evening, November 11 th (and the 18 th , 25 th and December 2 nd ) from 6-8 p.m. starting with a soup and bread supper. Please let Torrence know if you are interested in attending.

If you can't do Monday evenings, there will be Tuesday morning sessions (beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending with Souper Lunch and Conversation time at noon) on Nov. 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3.  The beauty of the sessions is that you can mix and match (come on a Tuesday if you can’t make a Monday evening or swap a Tuesday morning with the Monday evening.) We hope the StJ ECW will join us for lunch after their meeting on the 12 th.

November 17 th is the Fall Ingathering for UTO.
Downton Abbey Tea -Virginia Style

Evaluation of 2019 Tea & Planning session for next year 2:00 p.m. Tomorrow
Wednesday Nov. 6 th
In the Church
November 10 th
Recognition of Veterans

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
at Farnham

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
at St. John's
Sunday November 17 th
Holy Eucharist

UTO Sunday

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's

Sunday November 24 th

Morning Prayer

Celtic Themed Service

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's

Sunday December 1 st
Holy Eucharist

1st Sunday in Advent

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

11:00 a.m. at St. John's

In the Parish Hall

Come Worship With Us
Sunday Service this week

9:00 a.m. at Farnham Church

11:00 a.m. St. John's Church

Farnham Church
St. John's Church