Jesus said to them, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and render unto God the things that are God's." Matthew 22:21
On This Rock: 2018 Stewardship Season
Our annual Stewardship Season commenced on October 1, and continues until Sunday, October 29, when we will bless our Pledges of Support for our Ministries of Prayer and Service. The theme chosen for this year’s Stewardship Season is “On This Rock.” In the words of Stewardship Chair Gloria Kelley, “Aside from the obvious biblical reference, the idea of a rock as strong, firm, a shelter and a protection from storms seems to exemplify all that is St. Aidan's. This parish has faced many challenges and still holds securely to its past, its promise and its purpose, like a rock.”
We give of our time, talent and treasure. Please consider prayerfully your loving response to this Stewardship Season.
Pledge Sunday is October 29th. Come Celebrate with the Winds of Harmony and a Casserole Luncheon!
Next Sunday we will bless our pledge cards for the 2018 Stewardship Season, and celebrate with an All Cook Casserole Luncheon by the Church Basement Ladies in Sifers' Hall after worship. Pledge cards are included in the Bulletin and are available now in the Narthex. Our special musical guests will be the Winds of Harmony
So the Pharisees sent their disciples to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality."
Even though the Pharisees were insincere and facetious in their praise of Jesus, they were right! He didn’t regard people with partiality. As stewards of the Kingdom of God, we too are invited to care for all, regardless of their place in society.
Congratulations, George Dunmore!
George Dunmore was honored with the 2017 Olathe Human Relations Humanitarian Award on October 12th, at the 14th Annual Olathe Community Awards Banquet.We are proud of George and his accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Johnson County Food Ministry at the Center of Grace - October 26th
Love God & your neighbor by preparing & serving the community meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, on Thursday, October 26.Cooks should arrive at 1 pm, servers at 5 pm, & clean-up crew at 6:15 pm. And please bring desserts to the church by this Thursday! See Barb Belt (913 515-9001).
St. Aidan's Choir
We are putting together a choir, led by Claire Binek – rehearsal is in the nave on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (conveniently right after BackSnack packing). You can contact Claire at 215 307-5253You can contact Claire at 215-307-5253 or write toclairebinek@gmailcom
ALL SAINTS' DAY - November 5th
Sunday, November 5 is All Saints Day. If you would like to remember the Saints in your life on All Saints’ Day, and have their names included in the Prayers of the People, please write their names on the pink bulletin insert on Sunday the 22nd or 29th, andeither place it in the alms basin or put it in the plastic holder on the office door.There will also be extra forms available for you in the church Narthex.
Come Grow With Us ...
St. Aidan’s invites you and your children to attend our newly createdEpiscoPALS.All children from infants to 5th grade are invited to join us from 10-11 am during Sunday worship.
In addition, 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
Lay Ministry YouTube Videos
We are recording training videos about our lay ministry opportunities for YouTube; please see Deacon Bianca for starring roles!
Adult Forumhas reconvened at Saint Aidan's. We are discussing the Gospel of Mark - Mark is considered the first Gospel, it is definitely the shortest Gospel, and it will be the Gospel we will hearing at Holy Eucharist during the next Liturgical Year starting on December 4. It is also my favorite Gospel.
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.
Click on the Committees Graphic for an updated list as of 10-5-17. 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.