Announcements – 7/15/18

Announcements: Week of Sunday, July 15th 2018

Nursery Summer Schedule

Our Noah's Ark Nursery will provide nursery care for children ages 3 and under for the 9 am service only during the summer.  The nursery will remain available to parents during all services for feeding & changing.

Have to Miss a Sunday?

When you have to miss a Sunday during the summer or anytime of year, you can still keep up with what is happening at Aquia Church through our Website (www.AquiaChurch.org).  Audio recordings of most Sunday sermons are posted there, as are weekly bulletin announcements and other news.  Stay informed and spiritually nourished even when illness or travel prevent your attendance at church.

Mission Trip Team

Our parish-wide mission trip team led by the youth group will travel to Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 15, and return on Saturday, July 21.  This crew will perform home repairs and other improvements for residents of this economically impoverished area while sharing the love of Jesus Christ and hope for the future with the people they meet.  The members of our team are:  Alec Amador, Shawn Bourne, Bailey Burghart, Cole Jasso, Faith Jasso, Mary Nixon, Tim Spaulding, Christopher Stoltz, and Nicole Vinso.  In addition, adult leader Martin Lewis is serving on the general camp staff for the approximately 400-person event.  Please keep them all in your prayers this week.

Morning Call:  Throughout July, the clergy will continue a short-term summer series about preaching:  what is involved in preparing and delivering sermons, what is helpful for listening to sermons and hearing the message, what kind of replies the clergy find especially valuable, and what the congregation can do to offer suggestions and constructive criticism to the preachers.  There will also be opportunities available for you to provide written feedback and comments on our clergy's sermons, whether or not you attend Morning Call.  Offered most Sundays of the year, Morning Call is our Sunday morning forum for adult formation and discussion, starting around 10:20am in the great hall.

Wednesday Bible Studies:  On Wednesday, Father Rickenbaker will continue his Wednesday morning Bible study series on St. Paul's letter to the Galatians.  Also Wednesday, Father Morris will continue a new six-week evening Bible study series about the Holy Trinity.  Among the topics to be explored in this new series:  how the early Christians came to understand that Jesus was God on earth and that the Holy Spirit was fully divine as well, why we can refer to God as Father, what difference there is (if any) between Jesus Christ and God the Son, how the early Christians' experience of God prompted them to re-read the Old Testament in fresh ways, and why Christians believe in the Holy Trinity when the phrase "the Trinity" never even appears in Scripture.  In other words, this short-term series will help explain who God is, as the early Christians experienced and understood God for themselves as reported in the Bible and as we accordingly experience and understand God.  Each week's discussion will be largely self-contained, so that you can miss an evening or two for summer opportunities as needed.  The morning series meets 10:30am—12noon and the evening series meets 7:00—8:30pm, both in the downstairs conference room.  For the evening series, consider joining the meal served at Aquia's Table in the great hall starting at 6pm before the Bible study begins at 7pm.

All You Can Eat Crab Feast: Saturday, August 25th - 4pm - 7pm - Live Bluegrass “Reckless Brigade Bluegrass” - Adults = $35.00 - Ages 6 - 16 = $10.00  All you can eat crabs, steamed shrimp, fried cod, corn on the cob, coleslaw and hushpuppies.  Lemonade, iced tea will be provided, BYOC (bring your own cooler or BYOB).  Come to a great fun filled event, enjoy great music, great food and enjoy fellowship with your family and friends.

Second Quarter Statements:   Help us save postage.  Please pick up your quarterly statement. The Second Quarter Statement will be on the table at the back of the church through July 22nd.

Historic Church Renovation:  The repair and repainting work on our historic church building is basically complete, and our contractor (Habalis Construction of Fredericksburg) is now finishing the last few items on the punch-list.  Your patience throughout this project is deeply appreciated.

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