A Prayer For New Year’s Day: The Feast of the Holy Name
O God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose years never fail and whose mercies are new each returning day: let the radiance of your Spirit renew our lives, warming our hearts and giving light to our minds, that we may pass the coming year in joyful obedience and firm faith; through him who is the beginning and the end, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday Worship at St. Aidan's ...
9 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Worship; Children's Chapel and Nursery
All Are Welcome at Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church!
We are a loving community of followers of Jesus who worship joyfully in the Episcopal tradition, each other in prayer and fellowship, and serve the community through our outreach ministries. Please stay after worship so we can say hello. Whether it is through participating in the worship on Sunday morning, or through serving as the hands and feet of Jesus to the world by our outreach ministries, we know that you’ll find a home here at St Aidan’s!!!
Sunday, December 29, is the First Sunday After Christmas
God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba Father!"
Our Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Dec. 29 are: Isaiah 61:1-10-62:3; Psalm 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:47; John 1:1-18
I am doing the January calendar on Dec. 31st. Please be sure to schedule your events with Julie Wojtas andwrite on the Calendar (above the copier) in the church office. Thank you everyone for all of your generous support and timely information throughout the year. As we enter into the New Year, may we look forward to many blessed events and adventures ahead in 2020.
Give the Gift of Episcopal MegaCamp to the Parish Youth
Each Advent we look to the future and give the gift of Summer Episcopal MegaCamp to our campers by raising the money to cover all of their costs. Your donation during the season will send our young people to Camp Wood in June. Please write “Episcopal Camp” on the memo line of your check.
John Bullock’s Ordination Into the Priesthood - Jan. 11, Topeka
Make plans now to attend Deacon John’s ordination service in Topeka on January 11. More information will be coming soon. Also, there will be a reception for the Reverend John Bullock in Sifers’ Hall on January 12 after the worship service.
Annual Meeting and Chili/soup Luncheon - Jan. 26
We are less than a month away from the Annual Meeting, when we will elect new Vestry members and a new Diocesan delegate.
Just areminderthat annual reports from the various committees and departments will be needed for the final Annual Report!
Be Our Guest Ministry
The end of the year is fast approaching and that means it is time for a new Be Our Guest Ministry calendar for 2020. Would you like to join this dedicated group of parishioners that provide treats for the social hour after church? I can add you to the 2020 schedule for as many times as you would like to serve. If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Janet Seifert.
Reminder... January 2020 Calendar printed 12/31/19.
Be sure to schedule all your meetings/events with Senior Warden Julie Wojtas, and also put them on the calendar above the copier in the office.
Pastoral Concerns: 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.
Prayer Requests and Lay Eucharistic VisitsPlease email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. email@example.com.
Also, If you know of any parishioners who are unable to come to church and would like Holy Eucharist brought to them, please email requests to Karon Wintrode at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Carolyn Sturgeon at email@example.com.
Toiletry Items for Homeless Shelters
Know how good a warm shower feels on a cold day? Share that feeling with the homeless in our midst. Please bring personal-size toiletry items and put them in the basket in the entryway. Blessings.
Pledge Cards for 2020
Thank you to all for your pledges. Your faithful stewardship will help sustain all the ways St. Aidan's is our church home, and allow us to be of service to our community.
If you have not had a chance to turn in your pledge card, it is not too late! Please bring your pledge card to church, or drop it in the mail. Contact the church office if you need an extra pledge card.
Check out the new improved parish email system accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org! See Julie Wojtas (630 865-3931) for information about accessing this friendly parish email group.