We are praying together a Eucharistic Prayer from Enriching Our Worship (1998) during Easter Season.
Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
A good steward is a good shepherd. A good steward sees and responds to those in need, whether near or far A good shepherd cares, supports, encourages.
What's SoGoodAbout the Good Shepherd?
Both Psalm 23 and the Gospel reading from John present the familiar and tender image of God as our good shepherd. But was it always so? Our sermon series for the Easter Season “Tell Me Something Good” continues on Sunday, April 22, as we look at a scandalous image of Jesus that just might have become tamed and domesticated.
Is That In the Bible?
During the Easter Season the Adult Forum (9 am-Sifers Hall) is looking at the parts of the Bible which might not necessarily be the topics of songs in Sunday School. On Sunday, April 22, we are discussing "Too many wives: the Patriarchs and Polygamy." April 29: "What is the deal with all of the violence in the Old Testament?" Be there!
Lay Ministers Serving Sunday, April 22, 2018
Chalice Bearers: Ben Strain, Mike Belt
Acolytes: Samantha Z., Ben B., Mercedes J.
Lectionary 1: Barb Belt
Lectionary 2: Joe Fossati
Intercessor: Karon Wintrode
Ushers: Sherry Suddarth, Shirley Sanders
Counters: Kurt Gordon, Jan Frye-Gable
Altar Guild: Karon Wintrode
Eucharistic Visitor: Karon Wintrode
Children’s Chapel: Amber Baker
Church Basement 'Ladies': Jan Frye-Gable, Kathie Kleeman
Daughters of the King Spring Assembly Saturday, April 21
The annual Daughters of the King Spring Assembly is scheduled for Saturday April 21, from 9 am to 4 pm. It is being held at Grace Episcopal Church, 715 Millington St., Winfield, KS.
Building and Grounds ...
The Green (landscape) Team Needs You!
Landscape Help Wanted!The St. Aidan'sGreen Teamneeds to add at least ONE (1) volunteer to the landscape-crew for the upcoming season. Duties/responsibilities primarily includemowing (tractor provided), trimming, leaf-blowing & equipment clean-up on a bi-weekly basis.You choose the day!
This is an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill, get in touch with nature, wile simultaneously contributing to the beautification of the immediate surroundings.No experience necessary!Training will be provided.Come join in on the enjoyment of the outdoors! For further information contact Sr. Warden Kurt Gordon or Rob Coultis.
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Daughters of the King
St. Bridget's Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King invites any woman at St. Aidan's who would like to become a Daughter to please contact Carolyn Sturgeon. There is a three-month preparation period required for membership which includes using a National Study Guide designed to help women prayerfully discern a call to become a member. We anticipate beginning the study in April and concluding with a Service of Admission in late June or early July. The study will be planned with the prospective members' schedules in mind. Please contact Carolyn Sturgeon for details, or come to St. Bridget's Chapter meeting after worship at 11:15 am on the Second Sunday of each month.
Easter Season Flowers
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex for Altar Flowers on Sundays during the Easter Season given in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for God’s many blessings. Flowers for Sunday, April 22, are given by Fr Shawn and Marcia Streepy in celebration of their anniversary.
Progress in the Meeting Place/Library - Thanks for the Hard Work!
You might have noticed some changes at St. Aidan’s. The room behind the altar to the left has been converted to a storage room with shelves, and the former Outreach Center off the entryway is being converted to a library/meeting room. More is getting accomplished every day, so thanks as always to our hardworking parish leadership!!
Pastor Bianca Elliott
Pastor Bianca Elliott is absent from St. Aidan’s for personal reasons.
Presiding Bishop's Annual Appeal
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has initiated the 2018 Annual Appeal calling on all Episcopalians to support the mission and ministry of the Church. See the insert for more information.Click here to read the appeal.
There are many committees at St. Aidan's that you might be interested in and like to join. We have compiled a list of these for you to pray about. You can make a difference, get involved and join a committee.
This Week: Johnson County Food Ministry - Center of Grace
Love God and your neighbor by preparing and serving the community meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, this coming Thursday (April 26). Cooks should arrive at 2 pm; servers at 5 pm; clean-up crew at 6 pm. See Barb Belt (913 515-9001) for more information
Episcopal Youth Calendar, Website and News
New Beginnings Weekend Retreat April 29 - Wichita, KS
When: Friday, April 27, 7 pm to Sunday, April 29, 3 pm, 2018
Where: Good Shepherd, Wichita
Who: Students in grades 6-8 of the current school year are participants. Students in grades 9-12 can participate as staff and gain ministry and leadership experience.
Student participants are engaged in a fun and deeply meaningful program including talks about faith, family, friendship, and peer pressure. There is also rich worship with excellent music. And don’t forget games, skits, small group discussion, yummy food, a talent show, and a movie, oh my!
MEGA CAMP is only two months away! St. Aidan's is sending 5 members to Mega Camp June 3-9 at Camp Wood YMCA
The camp theme this year is Beyond Belief which will help campers ponder the BIG questions about God. What if God is bigger than you ever imagined? What if hope was real? What if you could change the world? Campers will explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts. They’ll also discover how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures and that God always has new mysteries to explore.