St. Aidan's is partnered with Sunnyside Elementary School
in the Adopt-a-School Program
Rector's Discretionary Fund Sunday, Nov. 6
The first Sunday of each month is the Rector's Discretionary Fund Sunday. All cash given (unless otherwise specified) goes to the Discretionary Fund. This is used to help those in need of gas, utilities and food, etc.
November 9: Vestry meeting at 5:30 pm.
November 13: St. Bridget's Chapter of the Daughter of the Kings meeting at 11:15 after morning worship service.
Stewardship Pledge Drive 2023(New Information)
This year the theme of our Stewardship Pledge Drive is 'New Wine'. "New wine must be put into new wineskins." Luke 5:38
Now that our New Wine bottle is on display its time for us to fill it up. In the coming weeks, as pledges come in, you’ll be able to see our progress through the “Wine-O-Meter.” Our goal is $155,000 and with your help, we can reach it!
From Sunday, November 6 through the 30th we will draw out one pledge card each week and the winner will receive a bottle of wine. You must get your pledge in by, or before, November 20 to win.
Pledge Cards are due on Sunday, November 20.
Thanksgiving In Action!
This is the 2nd year St. Aidan’s will be collecting food to assist Olathe's First Christian Church Thanksgiving in Action program. This program provides a complete Thanksgiving meal to Olathe families in need. Last year St. Aidan's supplied 22 of the almost 700 boxes that were distributed. This year, can we do more?
Below is a list of items that you will need to purchase for each box.
You can buy a few items a week, if you want, but the complete list needs to be at the church no later than November 13th.
The First Christian Church Olathe will add a turkey, a container of whipped topping, a package of rolls, a bottle of oil, a bag of flour and a bag of sugar when they distribute these groceries the week before Thanksgiving.
Starfish has donated cans of cream of mushroom soup that are now located in the library with the boxes. When you take a box to fill for the Thanksgiving in Action, please take a can of soup. It will be one less item you have to buy. Thank you Starfish (and Sarah Smith) for the soup and for all of you who are purchasing food for this important ministry.
1 Jar Turkey Gravy
1 Can of Sweet Potatoes
1 Pkg of Small Marshmallows
3 Cans of Green Beans
1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Pkg or Can of French-Fried Onion Rings
1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 Pkg of Instant Pudding
1 Pkg of Cake Mix
1 Can of Frosting
1 Can Cranberry Sauce
1 Can Creamed Corn
1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
1 Box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 Can of Fruit
1 Pkg of Stuffing Mix
1 Pkg of Instant Mashed Potatoes
1 Bag of Chips or Pretzels
Thank you for your participation in this important ministry. Lists are available to pick up at church on Sunday if you’d like a hard copy.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Seifert at (913) 449-8960.
Angel Tree Ministry-2022
Angel Tree Is Coming To St Aidan's Again This Year!
Daughters of the King are planning to assist St Aidan's with Angel Tree Prison Fellowship and purchasing gifts for children of incarcerated parents. We plan to have "Angels" for you to choose a gift as soon as we receive the list of families participating in this program. We hope this will be before Thanksgiving! Thanks to all who have helped in past years - we so appreciate your participation in this very worthy ministry.
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.
St. Aidan’s is partnering again with Harvesters in the Backsnack program. This year we will be partnering with four Olathe Elementary Schools.
The next Pack (a single pack) is to be picked up on November 9.
Thanks to all our faithful volunteers that make this ministry possible. For more information on the BackSnack program, please contact Don Seifert at
Johnson County Food Ministry at Center of Grace
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on thefourthThursday of the month. Dinner prep is at 3:00 pm and at 5:00 pm we distribute food at Center of Grace.No outreach at Centerof Grace on November 25th.
*** Also, we need your help by bringing individually wrapped desserts for the Center of Grace to St. Aidan's by 1 pm on that Thursday.
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
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.
The parish email system is accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org See Julie Wojtas (630 865-3931) for information or any questions.
Be sure to check Unison for all updated information regarding St. Aidan's.