CHRIST THE KING Sunday - Last Sunday after Pentecost
November 26, 2017
Christ the King!
Traditionally the Church celebrates Christ the King Sunday on the Sunday before the Season of Advent begins. Jesus is proclaimed in Scripture as Priest, Prophet, and King. Priest and Prophet we can understand, but King? Join us this Sunday as we look at the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats from the Gospel of Matthew and discover how understanding Jesus as King can liberate us to serve others.
"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are member of my family, you did it to me."
Jesus’ magnificent vision of the last judgment reminds us that Christ is present in everyone. This is easy to remember in the abstract but not so much in the particular. Rather than turn away from “the least,” let’s remember that what we do to them, we do to Christ.
Daughters of the King: Installation of Chaplain, Deacon Bianca Elliott November 26
This Sunday during the morning worship service, Deacon Bianca Elliott will be installed as Chaplain of the Daughters of the King, St. Bridget's Chapter.
Church Basement Ladies Cookie Exchange December 2!
The Church Basement Ladies will gather at the church on Saturday, December 2, at 10 am for the annual Church Basement Ladies Cookie Exchange.
Here is how it works... Bring 3 dozen of your favorite cookie ... 1 Dozen will stay at the Church for Sunday's social hour. Then, you select 2 dozen of the other cookies there, so you leave with 2 dozen of a wide variety of cookies instead of all the same. You are welcome to bring more than 1 type of cookie, just be sure to bring 3 dozen of each. You will leave with as many cookies as you bring (less the 1 dozen that goes to the Church.) Contact Dave Scott (913 226-7867) for more details.
Canon Torey Lightcap Visits December 3!
Next Sunday December 3, our guest celebrant will be the Rev. Torey Lightcap, the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Kansas. Be sure to welcome Canon Lightcap to St. Aidan’s.
All Parish Budget Forum December 3!
There will be an All-Parish Budget Forum in Sifers Hall following worship next Sunday facilitated by the Finance Committee to discuss the proposed 2018 parish budget.
Angel Tree Gifts
Angel Tree is a ministry to the children of an incarcerated parent through which the parish contacts the children's caretaker and then obtains gifts for the child in the name of their absent parent. The Angel Tree decorated with angels with the names of those children appeared in the garden in the nave on Sunday, November 12, and we have already received some packages! Thank you and God bless you for your support of this important ministry. See Marcia Streepy (913 660-5646) for more information.
Evening Prayer on Wednesday during Advent
Looking for a way to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season? Longing for an opportunity to rest and recuperate in the knowledge and love of the Lord? Join us during the Season of Advent for Evening Prayer on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in Sifers Hall after BackSnack packing at 5 pm.
St. Aidan's Choir
We now are being blessed by our choir, led by Claire Binek. Add your voice to the Choir! Rehearsal is in the nave on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (conveniently right after BackSnack packing). You can contact Claire at 215-307-5253 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
DOORWAYS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Adult ForumOn Sunday 11/29/17 we are discussing the Gospel of Mark.
During the Season of Advent (starting 12/3/17) we are taking a hiatus from our discussion of the Gospel of Mark to discussFive Questions of Christmas: Unlocking the Mysteryby Rob Burkhart.
We are meeting in Sifers Hall at 9 am. Please grab a cup of delicious coffee and join us for our new Adult Forum program. We will wrap up our Adult Forum by 9:35 am so we can all prepare for worship.
Also - if you would like to receive a weekly email in advance of the Adult Forum including the passage we will be discussing and some comments about it,please contact Father Shawn Streepy.
Thank you and God bless you!!
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Amber Baker is the director of our Children's Church.Infants through grade 4 meet from 10-11 AM on Sunday. The children are enjoying our newly createdEpiscoPALS.
Photos by Nikki Crowell
and Carolyn Sturgeon
Don Hutchinson is the leader of our Youth Group:Grades 5-12 meet from 9:30 to 10 AM on Sunday. A safe environment is available for discussions and interactions with peers. We build self-esteem through teamwork and community service. Following their special time, the youth will join their families during the worship hour. Details of youth group activities and discussions may be viewed on our website atstaidansolathe.org
The Calendar at St. Aidan's
Tuesday, November 28:
8 pm - Al Anon.
Wednesday, November 29:
11 am - St. Paul’s Food Pantry, K.C., KS.
5 pm - BackSnack Packing
5:30 pm - Choir Practice
6 pm - Finance Meeting
Thursday, November 30:
8 pm - Al Anon
Saturday, December 2:
10 am - Church Basement Ladies Cookie Exchange
5 pm - Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 3: First Sunday of Advent
Canon Torey Lightcap visits
All Parish Budget Meeting after worship
Sunday, December 10:
11:15 am after worship - Daughters of the King, Outreach Center
11:30 am after worship - Planning Meeting, Hospitality and Vestry, Nave
3 pm - Blue Christmas
Sunday, December 17:
11:30 am after worship - Decorate the Church for Christmas!
Click on the 'Committees' Graphic for an updated list of St. Aidan's Committees. If you have questions, need assistance, would like to join a group, or are no longer able to be part of a group, please contact Senior Warden,Jackie Scott. You can make a difference, get involved and join a committee.
Happening is a Christian Experience by youth for youth. It's a weekend retreat, focusing on Jesus and what he taught. There are games, music, great food, and a chance to talk with peers about things that really matter.
When: Happening #91 will be December 1-3, 2017
Where: St. Michael & All Angles, Mission KS (KC Area)