St. Aidan's Sunday Services will be on Facebook Live through January 10, 2021. Resuming in-house services will be decided by the Bishop.
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January 10, 2021 Sunday Worship Service
Holy Eucharist RITE II, 10:00 am - Rev. Tom Baker
"Pan Am and the Baptism of the Lord"
If you are watching our online worship service, please use the attached Worship Booklet below. It includes our Lectionary Readings and Hymns.
Sunday is the Baptism of the Lord all are welcome to have a bowl of water near them to touch and remember your baptism during the Baptismal Covenant (after the sermon).
As a prayer for our nation, after the Postlude you are welcome to join in the Great Litany. You are not obligated to participate. The service is in our worship booklet and can be found in the BCP, p. 148- 154.
I’m writing this on January the seventh, after yesterday’s horrific events in our capital many of you may be feeling what I’ve heard others express on the news, in papers, social media, from friends and family; embarrassment, unbelief, shock, anger, fear, and outrage. If you’re like me, you might be feeling a mixture of these feelings (and many others) all at once and become overwhelmed. No matter which political party we belong to we can agree, I hope, that violence, and the encouragement of violence, is never a solution.
My position as your rector can sometimes include the role of prophet, who calls out the evil of the world and prays for God’s justice and presence. I abhor the practices and policies of our current president. Many can disagree with me and if they do I hope we can find a way to have a civil discussion. As a follower of The Way, I am called to not judge those who support him, and yes, to love my neighbor no matter how much I may disagree with them or abhor their actions. To be honest, I will use the season of Lent a few weeks away to offer penance for my thoughts about another human being and their followers. I also ask for your prayers that I can hold onto the Love and Grace of God and continue to be, no matter how hard I find it, to be an instrument of peace.
If the events at our capital (emphasis on “Our”) can reveal anything to us it is that we are a deeply divided people and have been for hundreds of years. It has shown us, especially, the dark racial divides that we must heal.
For the past days I have been reflecting and praying the Thanksgiving psalm in Jonah chapter two; I hope these words from scripture are helpful to you. May God bless you and may the light of Epiphany show us the path of God in the days ahead.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.My office hours are Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. … Fr. Tom
John proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me."
We want to acknowledge that we follow Jesus, the one who is more powerful and yet the one who came in humility and poverty. He is the one we proclaim as God's son, yet he lived simply and died violently. We, his followers, have been baptized into his mission of justice and peace.
Sunday,Jan. 10- The Baptism of the Lord
No Adult Forum: see announcement below.
10:00 am: Spiritual Communion Service, on Facebook LIVE
11:15 am: St. Bridget's Chapter of the Daughters of the King Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 13
12:00 pm: Noon Day Prayer - on Facebook LIVE
5:30 pm: Vestry Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 14
BackSnack Delivery Resumes
6 pm: Cup of Cocoa - join us via ZOOM
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
10:00 am: Spiritual Communion Service, on Facebook Live
...Next Ministry at Center of Grace is January 28, 2021.
...See St. Aidan's Facebook and Web page for more information regarding this ongoing ministry. St. Aidan's serves the fourth Thursday of the month.
Pastoral Concerns and Prayer Requests
In case of pastoral emergencies, please contact Fr. Tom Baker at
785-670-0158 (call or text)oremail him at email@example.com.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
We give thanks for the birthda Rodney Kincaid. 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 Australia.
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Iran and Iraq.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for Trinity, Arkansas City.
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 Julie Wojtas, Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith and Kathy Mencer; for the Vestry Clerk, Carolyn Sturgeon; 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.