Bishop Cathleen Bascom will lead worship at St. Aidan's on Sunday, May 16 and a reception will follow. If you would like to Renew your Faith or be Confirmed, please let Fr. Tom know as soon as possible.
On Monday, May 17, at 6 pm, Bishop Bascom will return to celebrate the installation of Fr. Tom as our Rector, which was delayed due to Covid restrictions. The Rev. Tory Lightcap, Dean of Grace Cathedral, will preach and a reception will follow.
May 9, 2021 Sunday Worship Service
Holy Eucharist RITE II, 10:00 am - Rev. Tom Baker
If you are watching our online worship service, please use the attached Worship Booklet below. It includes our Lectionary Readings and Hymns.
We continue our series on unknown Holy Men and Women by looking at one of the least know saints, Saint Darerca of Ireland. St. Darerca is first mentioned in the Vita Tripartita Sancti Patricii (Tripartite Life Of Saint Patrick), which some scholars believe was written in the sixth century. Much obscurity is attached to her life and it is not easy to untangle the truth from the numerous legends that were added after her death.
We do know a few facts, first was that she was the sister of Ireland's patron, St. Patrick. Secondly, Darerca is best remembered as a mother. The Benedictines say that Darerca's name is derived from the Irish Diar-Sheare which means 'constant and firm love,' and in honor of Mother's Day isn't that a great definition of what a mother is?
As a mother Darerca was so loved and respected in Ireland that legend said her two marriages produced seventeen sons all of whom became bishops! In truth, we know her first husband was Restitutus the Lombard and that she became the mother of Saint Sechnall; Saint Nectar, and Saint Auxilius of Killossey. According to histories in Brittany her second marriage was to Conan Meriadoc and the mother of his eldest son, Gradlon Mawr who became Gradlon the Great, King of Brittany. St. Darerca also had two daughters, St. Eiche of Kilglass and St. Lalloc of Senlis. A great local folklore states that St. Darerca once blessed a poor man's beer barrel and after her motherly blessing it provided an endless supply of beer. Cheers!
Please let me know if you’d like to sit down and talk or enjoy a coffee, at a social distance of course, or feel free to call meat 785-670-0158, or email me at email@example.com.My office hours are Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. … Fr. Tom
"This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
It's hard to offer any improvement on these words of Jesus. They are so simple, so direct, so plain, so profound. The disciple of Jesus will always strive to be a person who loves as Jesus does.
* We will gather at a safe distance on SATURDAY, the 8th, with a Zoom Ultreya at 10:00am.
* We will share an important presentation and discussion, “Justice Matters,” by Stephen Mann. He is a member of St. Luke’s Shawnee and a member of the Kansas Episcopal Diocese Council of Trustees. He has been active is the Diocesan Justice and Racial Reconciliation Task Force. This is an important topic.
* The music lyrics and sign-in link (or phone number) will be sent a few days before our gathering. Simply click on the link on the announcement poster or copy and paste it onto your browser.
And, check out the attached COMMUNITY PROJECT for May. We look forward to how you will share your prayers.
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The Heartland Cursillo Community
Pledges and Offerings
Please send your pledges and offerings to the church office.
You may also donate online.
MAKE SURE YOU DESIGNATE ST. AIDAN'S IN THE DROP DOWN BOX.
Links for the ZOOM events are available on the website, under EVENTS.
JCFM - Center of Grace
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. May 27 is our next day to serve. You're also welcome to drop off individually wrapped deserts to the church by 2 pm on May 27th.
St. Aidan’s is in our second decade of working with five Olathe Elementary Schools in this important ministry. Our last pickup and delivery until fall is 5/12 and 5/13.
...See St. Aidan's Facebook and Web page for more information about BackSnacks.
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.
The parish email system is accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org See Julie Wojtas (630 865-3931) for information or any questions.
Be sure to check Unison for all updated information regarding St. Aidan's.
Thanksgivings and Prayers
Thanksgivings – Birthdays & Anniversaries
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. We give thanks for the faithfulness and resilience of St. Aidan's parish as we all work together during this difficult time, finding new ways to stay connected in spite of the challenges.
Cycle of Prayer –
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for the retired clergy of the diocese.
For Our Parish Leadership –
We pray for our rector, Rev. Tom Baker and his wife, Cherie. We pray for the members of the Vestry: Senior Warden Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith, Kathy Mencer, Bonnie Eckel, Clarice Ewing and Paul Reed for the Vestry Clerk, Janet Siefert; for our Treasurer, Tim Tatlock; and for our delegates, Carolyn Sturgeon, and 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 broad. 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.