Week of June 26, 2022: Meetings, Activities and Committees
1. DOK meeting - 11:15 on Sunday, 6-26
2. Care of Creation meeting, Sunday, June 26, after Sunday morning Worship Service. All are welcome.
3.Dinner and a Movie, Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 pm-see announcements
4. Join our Finance, Stewardship, or Liturgy Committee and help our church grow! See Fr. Tom for information.
Masks are recommended, but not required
If you have any questions, please contact me.
In prayer, Fr Tom
Someone said to Jesus, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus responded, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." Luke 9:57-58
It doesn't sound like Jesus was complaining....He was simply observing that he had chosen to share the lot of those who were poor in the eyes of the world. Nor does he demand that his followers do the same. No, they are simply told to proclaim the kingdom of God. How are we to do that?
Sunday June 26, 2022
Morning Worship: 10 am, Holy Eucharist RITE II - Rev. Tom Baker
Rev. Karen Schlabach, Youth, Campus and Digital Missioner
Serving on Sunday
Acolyte: Paul Reed
Lector 1: Mark Sappenfield
Lector 2: Barb Belt
Intercessor: Karon Wintrode
Ushers: David Kahn, TBD
Counter: Mike Belt
Altar Guild: Jane Bush
Be Our Guest: Barb Belt
See the June and the July-August ROTA below. If you are unable to serve on your scheduled day, please find your replacement, and let me know.
We give thanks for the birthdays of Laurie Bush and Mark Sappenfield.
It's that time again! Olathe School District Underwear Drive!
Olathe School District Outreach Event is July 28th. St. Aidan's will be collecting new underwear for kids pre-school through High School. Donations can be made with a check. Please specify underwear drive on your Check. All donations need to be turned in by July 24th.
SUMMER OF FUN! Dinner and a Movie, "CODA" Wed. June 29, 2022
Lights, Camera, Action!
Dinner and a movie at St. Aidan’s
Bring a snack or popcorn to share
BYO drinks and wine
Movies will be shown in Sifers Hall; bring a lawn chair.
Dinner and a movie starts at 6:30 pm.
A Sign-up Sheet for the movie is in Sifers Hall, our fellowship room. Please be sure to sign up as we need to know how many are attending. Thank you.
Lay Representative for the Northwest Convocation to the Council of Trustees.
Any lay person in good standing is invited to submit a nomination to join the Bishop’s staff and others to help guide the mission planning for our Diocese. The Council is the governing body between conventions and functions as the Diocese’s Standing Committee. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month on Zoom and once every three months in Topeka. For further information and to submit a nominee, please see Fr. Tom.
New Committee - "The Creation Keepers"
In helping envision and planning new ways to use our grounds to benefit pollinators and our community. See Clarice Ewing or Fr. Tom for information regarding this committee.
Come BEE with us!!
HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEES!
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with Anglican agencies and other ecumenical partners to provide humanitarian aid in response to the refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Partner with Episcopal Relief & Development by donating to the International Disaster Response Fund. Your support will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Helptoday | Read more about the response.
Episcopal Cursillo 2-Day Weekend Sept. 23-25
NOW... Seeking Candidates and Sponsors, and Cursillistas
The Heartland Episcopal Cursillo of the Dioceses of West Missouri and Kansas, including the Metropolitan Kansas City area, is pleased to present an Episcopal Cursillo Two Day Weekend on September 23‐25, 2022. The weekend will take place at the Heartland Retreat Center in Parkville Missouri, in north-western KC metro area.
We are currently seeking Candidates and Sponsors, and Cursillistas who would like to join our weekend team. Questions regarding the weekend may be directed to:
Or if you would like to donate through other means, Please contact Tim Tatlock at 913-764-3050
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.
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.
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.”