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.
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)
Third Sunday in Lent, March 20, 2022
Adult Forum: 8:45 am, before the 10:00 am worship service.
Morning Worship: 10 am, Holy Eucharist RITE II
Rev. Karen Schlabach, Presiding
Sermon: Rev. Karen Schlabach
Acolyte: Jane Bush
Lector 1: Barb Belt
Lector 2: Mark Sappenfield
Intercessor: Paul Reed
Ushers: Don and Janet Seifert
Counter: Mike Belt
Altar Guild: Carrie Wilson
Be Our Guest: Restarting Easter Sunday, 4-17-22
Below is the March-April ROTA.. If you will be gone any Sunday in those months, please find your replacement, and let me know.
Because the"Be Our Guest Ministry" is restarting on Easter Sunday, April 17, I will be redoing the April ROTA. So this is your chance to let me know if you will be gone on any Sunday in April.See the post below.
We give thanks for the birthdays of Ben Strain, Joe Fossati and Don Vickers.
The gardener said, "Sir, let it alone for one more year." Luke 13:8
In his parable of the barren fig tree, Jesus encourages patience. The lesson for us: people can realize their stewardship values at different times in Life. Let's be open to discovering the many ways we can compassionately care for our world and it's people.
Washburn University Faculty Brass Quintet Concert
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 7 pm. Admission is free.
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church. 1301 S. Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062
St. Aidan's is hosting the Washburn University Faculty Brass Quintet Concert. This concert will be a mix of brass quintet and solo music including West Side Story!
Dr. Alberto Racanati - trumpet, Interim -Professor of Trumpet; Dr. J. Thomas Seddon IV - trumpet, Director of Bands; Dr. Nicole Deuvall - horn, Professor of Horn; Andrew Anderson - trombone; Joseph Lefevre - tuba professor, Principal Tuba - Kansas City Symphony.
St. Aidan's Serves at Center of Grace Thursday, March 24.
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.
Mark Your Calendar: 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.
Lenten Retreat, March 11-12
The Lenten Retreat was led by Canon Lisa Senuta. It included attendees from other Episcopal parishes in addition to those from St. Aidan's.
"This retreat encouraged you to reflect on your life now and how to be better. There was also time to interact with others attending the event."
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.
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.
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
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
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.”