No one wants to take a step back by returning to wearing masks in church, especially during the Christmas season. Unfortunately, Covid numbers and its variant are rising.
Your vestry and I want to protect you and our visitors by requiring everyone to wear a mask during services. Thankfully we can still sing in church. We may have to wear masks but we can still see the Star!
Be our Guest (coffee hour) is also canceled until further notice.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Holy Eucharist RITE II, 10:00 am-The Rev. Thomas Baker
ROTA for February 13, 2022
Acolyte: Carolyn Sturgeon
Lector 1: Sarah Smith
Lector 2: Neil Powers
Intercessor: Clarice Ewing
Ushers: Don and Janet Seifert
Counter: Don Seifert
Altar Guild: Jane Bush
Please check theJanuary andFebruary 2022 ROTA for your serving schedule.As usual, please find your replacement if you are unable to serve on your Sunday. Then please let me know.
March and April will be here soon...If you will be gone on Sundays in those months, please let me know as soon as possible!
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20
As Christians, we embrace they mystery that God's plan, revealed in Jesus, is being fulfilled at a time and way beyond our understanding. It may be a mystery, but it surely includes our participation. As stewards, we are called to aid the poor and many others too. By our efforts, we help to bring the Kingdom of God into our world.
We give thanks for the anniversary of Don and Janet Seifert.
Our 2022 Vestry Members are: Paul Reed, Sr. Warden, Clarice Ewing, Jr. Warden, Sarah Smith, Kathy Mencer, Bonnie Eckel, Barb Belt and Tom Wojtas. Our Vestry Clerk is Janet Seifert; and our Treasurer is Tim Tatlock. Thank you all for your faithful service.
Cup of Hot Cocoa with Fr. Tom!
Back by popular demand. Hot Cocoa with Fr. Tom. will be held every Tuesday night from February 15 through February 22 at 7-7:30 pm on Zoom.
A link to our Zoom meeting can be found on our website and Facebook page.
Grab a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite beverage and join us!
Noon Day Prayer with Fr. Tom
Join Father Tom for Noon Day Prayer on Wednesdays.
It is live on Facebook.
For online giving, for those using technology, please go to our website:
March 23: Washburn University Concert at St. Aidan's.
Time to be announced.
More information to follow soon.
Center of Grace: Fourth Thursday of the Month.
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. February 25 is our next dinner service. Dinner prep is at 3:00 pm and at 5:00 pm we distribute food at Center of Grace.
Also, we would appreciate your help by bringing individually wrapped desserts for the Center of Grace to St. Aidan's by 2 pm on that Thursday.
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.
Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home
“I would like to share with you an initiative from the National Episcopal Church's office of the Most Rev. Michael Curry. "Sustaining Earth, Our Island Home" tackles the Episcopal Church's pledge for the care of creation and provides support for individuals and parishes seeking to take those incremental steps toward living in a more sustainable, moral manner when it comes to the impact we have upon the Earth and our capacity to continue to live on it. To paraphrase Bishop Bascom the biggest environmental problems are not biodiversity, water usage, or climate change but greed, selfishness, and apathy.
To learn more about this program, please visit http://www.sustainislandhome.org/ and enroll yourself in this program. Please remember to list St. Aidan’s, Olathe as your parish. Our Bishop will reward the parish with the most participation.”