Farnham & St. John's
The Blessing of the Animals is this Sunday, October 6 th
Farnham at 9 a.m.  St. John's at 11 a.m.
Don't forget to wear something beastly, fishy, scaly to honor the day
Outdoor "reception" to follow each service with special treats for the pets.
(Remember: In the Story of Creation they were created before you; they might not let you forget that!)
The Weekly Message
The Last Hurrah of Summer
In this Epistle we celebrate the end of summer with our final highlights from the young people at St. John's and Farnham. While Georges last week had us in the mountains of Virginia at Shrine Mont, the kids this week (Miriam Sisson, Eva and Elena Milsted and Ben, Gracie and Jamie Heltzel) take us out of state and even out of the U.S. Cousins, extended family and even Minnie and Mickey Mouse were summer companions. Enjoy all the kids' summer sharing. As the seasons turn now to Fall, they are back in school and we look forward to cooler weather and perhaps (dear Lord, please) some rain to refresh the land. We now watch nature dress up in colorful finery and find ourselves bathed in the soft golden light that autumn offers. May we experience the richness of this season and like color full leaves on fall trees aglow with golden sun, let the light shine through us.

Shine on,

Torrence's picture of trees at the Shrine at Shrine Mont.

I went to Disney World and Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

It was really fun in Animal Kingdom when Minnie and Mickey Mouse danced with me. Minnie specially liked my "fannie pack" - how it matched my outfit. Also I spent time with my cousins which was fun and I went to Key West on a really big boat and didn't see any land.
-Miriam Sisson
My summer - I went to Myrtle Beach and I went to Water Country USA and I rode Colossal Curl. I went to Busch Gardens and my favorite ride was the Loch Ness Monster and Appollo's Chariot. We went to the pool a lot. When Momma had to go to work sometimes Lexie or Carrie or Camdin would watch us. And, Emma, our grandma, would watch us sometimes. That is basically all.
-Eva Milsted
This summer we went to Myrtle Beach and Pittsburgh and Kennywood amusement park and stayed in a fancy hotel. Both places were fun. We went to Westmoreland State Park, stayed in a cabin, and hiked around a lot. We went to Busch Gardens and we went to the pool a lot. Yeah - summer was fun! And, now we have school.
-Elena Milsted
This summer I went to Montreal. I got a beanie or a toque, which is a soft knit cap. We went on a zip line. I like Canada because the weather is fair, the food is good, and the people are nice.

-Jamie Heltzel
The highlight of my summer was going to bookstores in Richmond with my friends and mom. I liked hanging out with my friends, talking about books, and eating frozen yogurt.
- Grace Heltzel
This summer I got to hang out with family that I don’t normally see. My cousins from Arkansas came and I enjoyed spending time with them. That whole side of the family is fun and energetic. I got to play music with my cousin, Cora. It’s nice to play music with another person my age.

—Ben Heltzel
St. John's at Shrine Mont last weekend
Delivery Schedule:

Oct 14 - Hannah Tiffany & Barbara Jean La Fon
Oct 21 - Becky & Ed Marks
Oct 28 - Kim & Bill Calvert

This Sunday, the loose plate offering goes to the Farnham & St. John's discretionary fund to be used to help the needy in Richmond County. The office gets many calls each week requesting help, and we turn most of them away. Please be generous.
The Episcopal Church Women
Of Richmond County

Invite you to
“An Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey
—Virginia Style”

Presented by
The Victorian Ladies

Bring your grandchildren
and build memories.

Proceeds to benefit
Community Outreach in Richmond County

Limited seating, $25 each person
Please RSVP by October 28 th by mailing a check with “Downton Abbey” on the memo line to St. John’s Church,
 PO Box 1093, Warsaw, VA 22572
For more information, Please call (804) 394-3606 or 333-3931 or e-mail priscilla.wellford@gmail.com
Local Music
Save the Date:
Northern Neck Orchestra Concert
October 20 th 4 to 7 pm
at Good Luck Cellars

More details to follow
Lost & Found: there are 2 pairs of sunglasses (one in a case found in the parking lot & one left on Lucy's desk) and a car key in the office lost & found.
Music on Water Lane
 November 8 at 7:00 p.m. SMS gym
The St. Margaret's School Alumnae Association presents  Music on Water Lane,  featuring a chamber ensemble with members from the Northern Neck Orchestra (including our own Arline Hinkson) VIP tickets:$40 -general admission is $25. Click here to purchase tickets by November 1.
In the Church
Sunday October 6 th
Blessing of Animals

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

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

Sunday October 13 th
Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

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

Sunday October 20 th
Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. at Farnham

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

Sunday October 27 th
Morning Prayer

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

10:00 a.m. St. John's Church
Warsaw, VA
Farnham Church
St. John's Church