If you are unable to serve on your scheduled Sunday, please find your replacement.. Sharon Seidel
Fr. Tom's Talk ...
May 31 and June 1 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, two days of violence when white citizens of Tulsa, Oklahoma attacked the Black neighborhood of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street, and murdered over 300 people. They also set fire to homes and businesses in an almost 40 block area.
Remembering the massacre and how we can address the racism that caused it then, and which still exists today, is incredibly important. The Black Wall Street Massacre marks one of the single worst incidents of racial violence in American history. The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed the once wealthiest Black communities in the United States. More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals, and as many as 6,000 Black residents were interned in large facilities, many of them for several days. The massacre began during the Memorial Day weekend after 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a Black shoeshiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, the 17-year-old White elevator operator of the nearby Drexel Building.
In 1996, 75 years after the massacre, a bipartisan group in the state legislature authorized the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot. The commission's final report stated that the city had conspired with the mob of White citizens against Black citizens; it recommended a program of reparations to survivors and their descendants. Legislation established scholarships for the descendants of survivors, encouraged the economic development of Greenwood and developed a park in memory of the victims.
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
"Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." Mark 3:35
One of the early Christian communities' major struggles was determining who was in and who was out. Things haven't changed very much! We are still challenged to open our doors, broaden our tent, and recognize our brothers and sisters.
Sunday, June 6 - Second Sunday of Pentecost
9:00 am:Adult Forum
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
In Person worship and on Facebook Live
11:15 Coffee and refreshments - Clarice Ewing, hostess
Monday, June 7
5:00 pm: BackSnack get together for volunteers at Austin's Bar & Grill, Olathe, KS
Wednesday, June 9
12:00 pm: Noon Day Prayer - on Facebook LIVE
5:30 pm: Vestry Meeting
Saturday, June 12
9:00 am: NE Convocation
Sunday, June 13 - Third Sunday of Pentecost
9:00 am: Adult Forum
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
11:15 St. Bridget's Chapter of the Daughter of the King Meeting
In Person worship and on Facebook Live
11:15 Coffee and refreshments - Carolyn Sturgeon, hostess
Saturday, June 26
11 am: Helen Garlach Memorial Service at St. Aidan's
Many thanks for all those who brought desserts for Center of Grace last week. Also, thank you to all of you who so faithfully serve once a month at Center of Grace.
Mega Camp Donations
Thank you to all who contributed to sending a student to Mega Camp this year!
"Be Our Guest" Ministry
Be Our Guest is up and running again after the COVID 19 hiatus. If you are interested in providing treats for our Sunday social hour, please contact Janet Seifert at 913-782-5461 or 913-449-8960.
Daughters of the King ZOOM Spring AssemblySaturday, June 5, 2021
Reassemble, Reunite, Recommit
Please join us for the Diocese of Kansas Zoom Spring Assembly on June 5th. You will be receiving an email that I will forward from DOK National Office to register for the Assembly. Click on the link to register.
The ZOOM room will open at 8:30 a.m. Central Time and the meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end with the Holy Eucharist and installation of officers by 12:30 p.m.
This will be a very important Assembly as we will be electing Diocesan Officers to serve from September 2021 through August 2023. We are still looking someone willing to run for the Secretary position. This person will need to be able to attend Diocesan Board meetings, take minutes for all Diocesan DOK meetings, and send out mass email communications as well as snail mail communications.
General information that will be covered in the meeting will also be sent out via email to you. Please let me know if you do not receive the documents. Please assist your follow Daughters that may not have ZOOM capabilities to participate in the meeting.
Adult Forum Sunday at 9 am
We are studying the Book of Acts in Adult Forum.
N.T. Wright’s study guide available in paperback ($9.99) or Kindle ($8.49). Members may buy their own copies or contact the church for a copy.
* We will gather at a safe distance on FRIDAY, the 11th, with a Zoom Ultreyal at 7:00pm.
* Like the cicadas, we have emerged from a time of isolation. The Reverend Galen Snodgrass of the Church of the Good Shepherd will give a presentation on “After the Shutdown… What Has Our Community Learned and How Have We Changed.”
* The scriptural reference will be Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 12-17. You could read this ahead of time to prepare.
* Music lyrics and the 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.
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AND, Have you started to “follow” the Heartland Episcopal Cursillo on FaceBook yet? It’s an excellent way to get news and to spread the word about the Cursillo Community to others.
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.
...See St. Aidan's Facebook and Web page for more information about BackSnacks.
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
Thanksgivings – Birthdays & Anniversaries
We give thanks for the birthdays of Raquel Juache. We give thanks for the anniversaries of James and Jane Bush and Mark and Gunda Pretzel. 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 Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma).
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for St. Paul's, Leavenworth.
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 Seifert; 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.