"They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." John 20:2
Mary Magdalene is distraught to find the tomb empty and she wonders where Jesus is. The search for Jesus continues to our day. Amazingly, the first place to look for the victorious lord of life is among the poor, the needy, the immigrant, the homeless, the lost...among the unvictorious.
Renovation at the church is in full gear! Changes are moving along and I think everyone will be pleased at the result! Thanks to Jim Bush and his team in working with Julie to get things done!
Anyone who is bored and wants to get out in the sunshine, there are projects that need to be done at the church. Just contact Julie Wojtas and she can fill you in!
The Connecting Team:
This team will be reaching out to everyone and touching base to "keep in touch". If you need ANYTHING, please let them know. As always, you can reach out to Julie Wojtas (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well.
“If a parishioner has not received a message from St. Aidan’s Connecting Team, please contact Carolyn Sturgeon via text at (913) 499-8375 or email at email@example.com.”
Reminder, you can send your pledges to the office and Tim will be handling these weekly.
There is still pickup from Harvesters and Delivery to the schools. We are NOT repacking at this time. Drivers will be informed weekly of the status of the pickups for the week. Any questions, please contact Don Seifert.
Center of Grace:
Closed until further notice. Any question, please contact Barb Belt.
In cases of pastoral emergencies, please contact Senior Warden Julie Wojtas at 630 865-3931. If she is not available, please contact Vestry Member Jane Bush at 913 226-3565.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgivings and Prayers - April 5
We give thanks for the birthday of Chris Burbach, and for the anniversary of Tom and Kathy Mencer. We give thanks for the people of St. Aidan’s and the privilege of serving each other, our church and our community throughout the year.
Cycle of Prayer –
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all who work for peace; in the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of East Timor, Indonesia and the Philippines; and in the Kansas Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for St. Thomas', Holton.
For Our Parish Leadership –
We pray for the members of the Vestry: Senior Warden Julie Wojtas, Junior Warden Don Hutchinson, Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith and Kathy Mencer; for the Vestry Clerk, Carolyn Sturgeon; for our Treasurer, Tim Tatlock; and for our delegates, Don Hutchinson and Carolyn Sturgeon, and our Alternate, Sarah Smith.
For Our Troops, Veterans, and Law Enforcement –
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in the service and law enforcement at home and abroad. Defend them with your grace; give them courage; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
For the Departed–
Eternal Lord God, you hold all souls in life: Give to your whole Church in paradise and on earth your light and your peace; and grant that all your faithful people may at the last enter into your unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Guidance and Grace
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.