Here is the FINAL RevisedOctober-November ROTA.Please be sure to recheck the ROTA! I have made some changes. If you are unable to serve on your scheduled Sunday, please find your replacement, and let me know who your replacement is by 10 am on the Thursday morning before your scheduled Sunday.
So Jesus called the disciples and said to them... "whoever wishes to become great among you must be a servant." Mark 10:42-43
The disciples obviously had a difficult time with Jesus' constant message that servanthood was the way they should live. We can understand their difficulty, since most of us struggle with that message too! But Jesus' message remains clear: to be a servant, to be a steward, is what he asks of each of us.
Sunday, Oct 17 - Twentiy-First Sunday after Pentecost
8:45 am: Adult Forum
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
... In Person worship and on Facebook Live
11:15 am: Coffee and refreshments outside
Wednesday, Oct. 20
12:00 pm: Noon Day Prayer - on Facebook LIVE
Sunday, October 24 - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Father Tom Baker will be away from October 18 to October 28. If a pastoral emergency occurs, please contact Clarice Ewing at 660-909-3037.
Also note: There will be no Tom's Talk until December 3rd, then it will run once a month.
Join us for Adult Forum on Sunday mornings at 8:45.- 9:15. Note: There will beNOAdult Forum onOctober 24. Father Tom will be gone. See note above.
We’re exploring together "The Way of Love". Join us, a cup of coffee is waiting.
The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is a set of practices in our journey as disciples. Each Sunday we will look at a different practice: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. All materials will be provided.
Kansas Interfaith Action: Next Meeting 10/19
Join us at the Economic Justice Forum Tuesday, 10/19!
As part of KIFA's 2021 Faith & Public Policy Forum series, we invite you to join us at the Economic Justice Reform panel on Thursday, Oct. 19th in-person (see note below) or virtually through Facebook Live.
Please RSVP now and visit our website for more information. Share the FB invite with your friends. This event will be held in-person and streamed live through KIFA's Facebook page: @kansasinterfaithaction
For location and and more information, contact:
Carolyn J. Sturgeon
Cell: (913) 499-9375
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Please RSVP now and visit our KIFA'S website for more information.
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.
Center of Grace: Volunteers are needed to help pass out food at Center of Grace on October 28.
St. Aidan's helps prepare and hand out meals at Center of Grace in Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. October 28 is our next day to serve. You're also welcome to drop off individually wrapped desserts to the church by 2 pm that Thursday.
Pledges and Offerings
Please send your pledges and offerings to the church office.
You may also donate online.
MAKE SURE YOU DESIGNATE ST. AIDAN'S IN THE DROP DOWN BOX.
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.
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.
Links for the ZOOM events are available on the website, under EVENTS.
Thanksgivings and Prayers
Thanksgivings – Birthdays & Anniversaries
No birthdays or anniversaries this week.
We give thanks for the people of St. Aidan’s and the privilege of serving each other, our church and our community throughout the year. We give thanks for the faithfulness and resilience of St. Aidan's parish as we all work together during this difficult time, finding new ways to stay connected in spite of the challenges.
Cycle of Prayer –
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the church of Ceylon.
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for St. David's, Topeka
For Our Parish Leadership –
We pray for our rector, Rev. Tom Baker and his wife, Cherie. We pray for the members of the Vestry: Senior Warden Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith, Kathy Mencer, Bonnie Eckel, Clarice Ewing and Paul Reed; for the Vestry Clerk, Janet Seifert; for our Treasurer, Tim Tatlock; and for our delegates, Carolyn Sturgeon, and Sarah Smith.
For Our Troops, Veterans, and Law Enforcement –
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in the service and law enforcement at home and broad. Defend them with your grace; give them courage; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
For the Departed–
Eternal Lord God, you hold all souls in life: Give to your whole Church in paradise and on earth your light and your peace; and grant that all your faithful people may at the last enter into your unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Guidance and Grace
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.