Background picture of rain is from via Pinterest
Triple (look hard) Rainbow over the Rappahannock picture is courtesy of Susan Motley. It was taken April 16th, 2018.
Now you know that the Northern Neck is God's Country! Luc y thought it was a nice ending to last week's rainfall.
There is no Weekly Message from Torrence this week, as she is out of town

Schedule Changes
Queen Anne Sunday at Farnham has been changed to June 17th from June 24th.

For those of you who don't usually worship with us, on Queen Anne Sunday, we use the silver flagons, chalice and paten that were gifts of a fund established by Queen Anne (reign 1702-1714) to help the new colonial-era churches. We also use the verbiage from the the Holy Communion service from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

(I will admit to being a little embarrassed when I first heard about "Queen Anne Sunday," as everyone assumed that I knew what it was. As a life-long Episcopalian, I had never heard of "Queen Anne Sunday"and thought I'd missed something like a saint's day. Lucy )

This has necessitated a change in the Service Assistant's Schedule Click here for Link and the Summer Service Schedule, linked below.
Service Summer Schedule
The full summer schedule is posted on the web-site; click the link below to get to it.
E-pistle Summer Schedule

The full E-pistle will only come out twice a month during the summer, with the next one coming on June 13th. If there are enough important announcements, there may be a shortened version the week in between (like this one.) We'll revert to the weekly schedule the week of 9/4
Here's the whole schedule:
Our UTO* Spring
In-gathering date this year is June 24th.
* United Thank Offering

This will be a joint service at St. Johns at 10:00 am. Be sure to bring your Blue Box or UTO envelope that Sunday. ** PLEASE NOTE: Write either “Farnham” or “St. Johns” on your box or envelope so that we know which church it is for.

Always and everywhere – give thanks! Use your Blue Box daily and remember the United Thank Offering!
Picture from the Episcopal Church Women-Diocese of Washington
Very few of us have signed up for the parish Shrine Mont weekend "There's Music in the Mountain Air" on Sept. 14 - 16. This looks like a tremendous program that you don't want to miss! The Sign-up deadline is June 14.

Free Kayak Lessons & Family Paddles at Menokin!

The Menokin Foundation would like to share new information about water and paddling access at their site. Last Fall, they were awarded a grant from the Gwathmey Foundation to purchase a fleet of kayaks for educational purposes. Part of the new program includes FREE kayak lessons on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm. They have two trained and certified instructors. Space is limited, so you must register in advance. Call (804) 333-1776 or E-mail They're also offering free Family Kayak Paddles on the last Saturday of the month. You can launch your own paddle boat any time or rent a kayak Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

For more information - click here
Please note that the picnic originally scheduled for June 24th is being rescheduled.
Time and place yet to be determined.
Preservation of the Northern Neck and Middle Penninsula
Summer Speaker Series
Please note the myriad interesting speakers and topics being held by the Preservation of the Northern Neck and Middle Penninsula Summer Speaker Series in Wellford Hall at St. John's this summer, beginning with Trip Wiggins' Libation in the 18th Century being held this evening at 6:00 p.m. Future topics are listed on the "In the Parish Hall" section, below.
In the Church

Sunday June 10th

Summer Service Schedule

10:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer
at Farnham

Sunday June 17th

Summer Service Schedule

10:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist
at Farnham

Sunday June 24th

Summer Service Schedule

10:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer
at St. John's

Sunday July 1st

Summer Service Schedule

10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
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

Summer Schedule
10:00 service alternating between St. John's & Farnham  ‌