Please Respond! We need an attendance response so we know how many to cook for and your dietary restrictions if any. There is also a place to respond at the bottom of the "Lenten Retreat flyer.Click here to Respond.
Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13!
Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.
Join us for 'in-person' worship on Sunday, 3-13-2022
Note: St. Aidan's Sunday Services are also on Facebook Live.
Lenten Retreat, “Let Your Life Speak.” Lead by Rev. Lisa Senuta, Canon for Spiritual Life and Clergy Care, Diocese of Kansas
Friday, March 11, 6:00 -8:00 pm with Lenten dinner following
Saturday, March 12, 9:00 am - 2 pm with Lunch following
Stations of the Cross in the church
Wednesday, March 30, 12 Noon
Wednesday, April 6, 12 Noon
Wednesday, April 13, 12 Noon
Palm Sunday Service April 10 at 10 am
Maundy Thursday Service, April 14 at 7 pm
Good Friday Service, April 15 at 7 pm
Church will be open for private prayer 12 Noon - 3 pm.
Resources will be made available
Easter Sunday Service, Sunday, April 17, at 10 am
Season of Lent
During Lent, St Aidan’s will provide you with many ways to help you observe a holy Lent. We have free copies available of “Living Well Through Lent” a booklet of Lenten daily reflections.
For your reflection, Fr. Tom will be emailing short scripture verses on weekdays during Lent.
You are highly encouraged, as part of your Lenten practice, to attend Let Your Life Speak on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. You can attend one or both days, it’s free of charge. You may find out more and RSVP here: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/let_your_life_speak
Finally, if need help finding a Lenten practice or like to talk about the meaning of Lent, please contact Fr. Tom, he is happy to talk with you one on one.785-670-0158 (call or text)
Masks are now recommended, but not required.
At Wednesday's Vestry meeting the vestry and I agreed: masks are now recommended, but not required.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
In prayer, Fr Tom
Holy Eucharist RITE II, 10:00 am-The Rev. Thomas Baker
Adult Forum:Please join us on Sundays at 8:45 am, before the 10:00 am worship service.
ROTA for March 13, 2022
Acolyte: Mike Belt
Lector 1: Barb Belt
Lector 2: Anne Brunner
Intercessor: Carolyn Sturgeon
Ushers: Mark and Norma Sappenfield
Counter: Jane Bush
Altar Guild: Karon Wintrode
Below is the March-April ROTA.. If you will be gone any Sunday in those months, please find your replacement, and let me know.
We give thanks for the birthdays of Ted Sturgeon and Karon Wintrode. We also give thanks for the anniversary of Fr. Tom and Cherie Baker.
Some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you."
We might want to remember what a brave man Jesus was. Stewards strive for bravery too, not to the extent of risking their lives, but sometime in embracing people and ministries that may be out of the mainstream.
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.
We are pleased to host the Washburn University Faculty Brass Quintet Concert on Wednesday, March 23. It starts at 7 pm. The professional musicians include Dr. Alberto Racanati, trumpet; Dr. Tom Seddon, Director of Bands and trumpet; Dr. Nicole Deuvall, horn; Mr. Andrew Anderson, trombone; and Professor Joe LeFevre, principal tuba of the Kansas City Symphony.
Our supply of groceries is dwindling. Please prayerfully consider donating any of the following from the list below.
Donation can be dropped off at church on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 10 am to 1 pm. or on Sunday.
Canned meat or fish preferably with a pull top
Canned vegetables or beans preferably with a pull top
Soups, including chili or stew, preferably with a pull top
Canned fruit, preferably with pull top and lite syrup
Jars of peanut butter and jelly, boxes of crackers
Whole grain cereal
Packets of crackers and cheese or peanut butter
Personal hygiene, tooth paste and tooth brush, combs, deodorant, Kleenex, feminine hygiene products
Individual packages of nuts or power bars
Noon Day Prayer with Fr. Tom
Join Father Tom for Noon Day Prayer on Wednesdays.
It is live on Facebook.
Be Our Guest Ministry Restarts Easter Sunday, April 17
At Wednesday's Vestry meeting, it was decided to restart the Be Our Guest Ministry after church on Easter Sunday. This is a great way to gather and meet fellow parishioners and talk over a cup of coffee or tea and a snack.
The committee person has a responsibility of providing 25-30 easy to eat snacks. After the social time, the only duties would entail cleaning up and emptying the coffee pot.
If you would like to participate in this important ministry to St. Aidan's, please call Janet Seifert, 913-449-8960. Hopefully, with enough people volunteering, your turn will come around 3 times a year.
Thanks for your consideration.
Women's Summit in Wichita April 22-23
"Celebrating God's World: the Earth, the People and Their Faith"
Friday, April 22, is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. Taking advantage of that, most of our program Friday evening will focus on creation care.
On Saturday, April 23 we will focus on interfaith issues. In this everchanging world, it is more and more important to follow the words of this quote from Sr. Joan Chittister: "Nothing will bring world peace faster than the opening of our lives to cultures and religions unlike ours."
... More information to follow in upcoming newsletters.
For online giving, for those using technology, please go to our website:
Or if you would like to donate through other means, Please contact Tim Tatlock at 913-764-3050
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.March 24is 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.
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.”