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.
And the disciples called to Bartimaeus, the blind man, saying, "Take heart; get up, Jesus is calling you." Mark 10:49
When Bartimaeus approached him, Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asks us the same question. Let's take heart and respond honestly, telling the Lord what it is that we want him to do for us.
New Roof in Process at St. Aidan's
The roofers started installing on our new roof this week.Weather permitting, the shingles will be done this week. The flat roof will be done next week.
Sunday, Oct 24 - Twentiy-Second Sunday after Pentecost
8:45 am: Adult Forum
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service: Fr. Tom Baker presiding and Deacon Karen Schlabach preaching.
... 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 31 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service: Mother Mary Donovan presiding and Deacon Karen Schlabach is giving the Sermon.
Fr. Tom will be on vacation October 25 - November 5. In case of a Pastoral emergency please contact Clarice Ewing at (660) 909-3037.
**Sunday, October 31**
Please welcome Mother Mary Donovan on Sunday, October 31. She will be presiding over the service. Deacon Karen Schlabach will be giving the sermon.
ALSO: Be sure to pick up your thank-you gift on Sunday, October 31 after our service in celebration of our Stewardship Drive.
All Saints Day, Sunday, Nov. 7
We will celebrate All Saints Day on Sunday, November 7. All members are invited to print the name of their deceased loved one(s) in our Memorial Book located in our Narthex. The names will be read aloud during our service.
Join us for Adult Forum on Sunday mornings at 8:45.- 9:15. Note: There will beNOAdult Forum onOctober 31. 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 Meetings 10/25 and 10/28
Please join us at the
Racial Justice Forum, Monday, 10/25! 7-8 pm.
the Medicaid Expansion Forum,Thursday, 10/28 from 7-8 pm.
I would really like to attend this! We will be out of town and on the road with friends traveling to Des Moines on Monday evening.
Hope KIFA has good attendance at this forum. It is on Zoom and on KIFA's Facebook page. Please share with others who may be interested.
Carolyn J. Sturgeon
Cell: (913) 499-9375
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As part of KIFA's 2021 Faith & Public Policy Forum series, we invite you to join us at the Racial Justice Reform panel on Monday, Oct. 25thandthe Medicaid Expansion Forum on Thursday, Oct. 28th 7-8 pm 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
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 onOctober 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
We give thanks for the birthdays of Tiffany Mays and Mark Pretzel. There are no October Anniversaries.
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 in Bermuda.
In the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer we pray for the people of the Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives.
In the Kansas Cycle of Prayer,we pray for St. Jude's, Wellington.
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.