Lenten Retreat,“Let Your Life Speak.”(See announcement and flyer below)
Lead by Rev. Lisa Senuta, Canon for Spiritual Life and Clergy Care, Diocese of Kansas
Friday, March 11, 6:00 -8:00 pm with Lenten dinner following
Saturday, March 12, 9:00 am - 2 pm with Lunch following
Stations of the Cross in the church
Wednesday, March 9, 12 Noon
Wednesday, March 30, 12 Noon
Wednesday, April 6, 12 Noon
Wednesday, April 13, 12 Noon
Palm Sunday Service April 10 at 10 am
Maundy Thursday Service, April 14 at 7 pm
Good Friday Service, April 15 at 7 pm
Church will be open for private prayer 12 Noon - 3 pm.
Resources will be made available
Easter Sunday Service, Sunday, April 17, at 10 am
Ash Wednesday Service on March 2 at 7 pm
This Ash Wednesday we are invited to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and on God’s holy Word.
As we prepare to enter Lent St Aidan’s will provide you with many ways to help you observe a holy Lent. We have free copies available of “Living Well Through Lent” a booklet of Lenten daily reflections.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, for your reflection, Fr. Tom will be emailing short scripture verses on weekdays during Lent.
You are highly encouraged, as part of your Lenten practice, to attend Let Your Life Speak on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. You can attend one or both days, it’s free of charge. You may find out more and RSVP here: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/let_your_life_speak
Finally, if need help finding a Lenten practice or like to talk about the meaning of Lent, please contact Fr. Tom, he is happy to talk with you one on one.785-670-0158 (call or text)
Lenten Retreat at St. Aidan's Friday-Saturday, March 11-12
Please Respond! We need an attendance response so we know how many to cook for and your dietary restrictions if any. There is also a place to respond at the bottom of the "Lenten Retreat flyer.Click here to Respond.
No one wants to take a step back by returning to wearing masks in church, especially during the Christmas season. Unfortunately, Covid numbers and its variant are rising.
Your vestry and I want to protect you and our visitors by requiring everyone to wear a mask during services. Thankfully we can still sing in church. We may have to wear masks but we can still see the Star!
Be our Guest (coffee hour) is also canceled until further notice.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Holy Eucharist RITE II, 10:00 am-The Rev. Thomas Baker
Adult Forum:Please join us on Sundays at 8:45 am, before the 10:00 am
ROTA for February 27, 2022
Acolyte: Paul Reed
Lector 1: Mark Sappenfield
Lector 2: Barb Belt
Intercessor: Karon Wintrode
Ushers: David Kahn, TBD
Counter: Mike Belt
Altar Guild: Carrie Wilson
The March-April ROTA is completed. If you will be gone any Sunday in those months, please find your replacement, and let me know.
We give thanks for the birthdays of Russ Sifers and Gunda Pretzel.
"Now about eight days after these sayings, Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the morning to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white." Luke 9:28-29
Jesus invited his closest friends to witness his Transfiguration. He invites us not to that unique experience, but to be daily shining examples of love and compassion for the poor and needy.
Washburn University Faculty Quintet Concert, March 23, 7 pm
We are pleased to host the Washburn University Faculty Brass Quintet Concert on Wednesday, March 23. It starts at 7 pm. The professional musicians include Dr. Alberto Racanati, trumpet; Dr. Tom Seddon, Director of Bands and trumpet; Dr. Nicole Deuvall, horn; Mr. Andrew Anderson, trombone; and Professor Joe LeFevre, principal tuba of the Kansas City Symphony.
Reminder: Sunday, March 6, is Discretionary Fund Sunday
Sunday, March 6, is Discretionary Sunday. The first Sunday of each month, all non-designated cash goes to the Rector's Discretionary Fund. If donating by check, please note Discretionary Fund. This fund is used for those in need who request financial assistance for gas, motel, utilities, etc.
Our supply of groceries is dwindling. Please prayerfully consider donating any of the following from the list below.
Donation can be dropped off at church on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 10 am to 1 pm. or on Sunday.
Canned meat or fish preferably with a pull top
Canned vegetables or beans preferably with a pull top
Soups, including chili or stew, preferably with a pull top
Canned fruit, preferably with pull top and lite syrup
Jars of peanut butter and jelly, boxes of crackers
Whole grain cereal
Packets of crackers and cheese or peanut butter
Personal hygiene, tooth paste and tooth brush, combs, deodorant, Kleenex, feminine hygiene products
Individual packages of nuts or power bars
Noon Day Prayer with Fr. Tom
Join Father Tom for Noon Day Prayer on Wednesdays.
It is live on Facebook.
Mark Your Calendar: Women's Summit in Wichita April 22-23
"Celebrating God's World: the Earth, the People and Their Faith"
... More information to follow in upcoming newsletters.
For online giving, for those using technology, please go to our website:
Or if you would like to donate through other means, Please contact Tim Tatlock at 913-764-3050
Center of Grace: Fourth Thursday of the Month.
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. March 24 is our next dinner service. Dinner prep is at 3:00 pm and at 5:00 pm we distribute food at Center of Grace.
Also, we would appreciate your help by bringing individually wrapped desserts for the Center of Grace to St. Aidan's by 2 pm on that Thursday.
St. Aidan’s is in our second decade of working with five Olathe Elementary Schools in this important ministry.
...See St. Aidan's Facebook and Web page for more information about BackSnacks.
Pastoral Concerns and Prayer Requests
In case of pastoral emergencies, please contact Fr. Tom Baker at
785-670-0158 (call or text)oremail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. email@example.com.
Our 2022 Vestry Members are: Paul Reed, Sr. Warden, Clarice Ewing, Jr. Warden, Sarah Smith, Kathy Mencer, Bonnie Eckel, Barb Belt and Tom Wojtas. Our Vestry Clerk is Janet Seifert; and our Treasurer is Tim Tatlock. Thank you all for your faithful service.
Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home
“I would like to share with you an initiative from the National Episcopal Church's office of the Most Rev. Michael Curry. "Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home" tackles the Episcopal Church's pledge for the care of creation and provides support for individuals and parishes seeking to take those incremental steps toward living in a more sustainable, moral manner when it comes to the impact we have upon the Earth and our capacity to continue to live on it. To paraphrase Bishop Bascom the biggest environmental problems are not biodiversity, water usage, or climate change but greed, selfishness, and apathy.
To learn more about this program, please visit http://www.sustainislandhome.org/ and enroll yourself in this program. Please remember to list St. Aidan’s, Olathe as your parish. Our Bishop will reward the parish with the most participation.”