The St. Aidan's Annual Meeting is on Sunday, January 30, 2022! Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
The Vestry, along with the Rector of the parish, share in the work of vision and oversight of the congregation. By canon the Vestry is to care for the building and the fiduciary matters of the congregation. At St. Aidan’s the Vestry takes on the “big” picture items and works to move the congregation toward its mission and vision.
This year Mark Sappenfield and Chair, Jane Bush will conclude their terms in January. If you are interested in being nominated or nominating someone, please let Fr. Tom or any Vestry members know. Elections will take place at our annual meeting in January.
Vestry meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Join us for 'in-person' worship on Sunday, 1-23-2022
NOTE: St. Aidan's Sunday Services are also on Facebook Live.
Please join us on Sundays at 8:45 am, before the 10:00 am worship service.
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 Jan. 23, 2022
Acolyte: Mike Belt
Lector 1:Barb Belt
Lector 2: Mark Sappenfield
Intercessor: Clarice Ewing
Ushers: Don and Janet Seifert
Counter: Mike Belt
Altar Guild: Karon Wintrode
The January and February 2022 ROTA is finished.
As usual, please find your replacement if you are unable to serve on your Sunday. Then please let me know.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor."
Jesus becomes aware that God has called him to a certain task. That same kind of awareness can come to us at times as well. What quiet voice might be speaking in our hearts? What might God be anointing us to do?
Or if you would like to donate through other means, Please contact Tim Tatlock at 913-764-3050
Center of Grace: January 27
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. This month it is January 27. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. email@example.com.
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.”