In the Gospel reading on Sunday, March 11, Jesus talks about light and darkness, life and judgment, and belief and unbelief. Are these all just binary choices? Or did Jesus allow for some shades of grey? In the sermon, we try to address these questions as we look at series “What Gets God’s Goat?”
Daylight Savings Time Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time returns this Sunday, March 11. Be sure to set your clocks forward an hour on Saturday March 10!
Lay Ministers Serving March 11
Chalice Bearers: Ben Strain, Don Seifert
Acolytes: Samantha Z., Ben Baker
Lectionary 1: Neil Powers
Lectionary 2: Gloria Kelley
Intercessor: Jackie Scott
Ushers: Tom and Kathy Mencer
Counters: Dave Scott, Rob Coultis
Altar Guild: Jan Frye-Gable, Kathie Kleeman
Children’s Chapel: Amber Baker
Church Basement ‘Ladies’: Janet Seifert
Daughters of the King Meet Sunday, March 11
The Daughters of the King will meetSunday, March 11in the Outreach Center after worship at 11:15 morning. Seeking to know and love God better? Check out the Daughters of the King.
“...so that it may be clearly seen
that their deeds have been done in God.”
Lent is a good time to further align our deeds with those of God. A Christian steward strives always to do that which God would want to see done.
NO BackSnack Packing on Wednesday, March 14! Packing Resumes March 21.
Thank-You to BackSnack Helpers!
Thank-You to all the Kohl's volunteers who help with our BackSnack Packing.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner March 17
The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner is Saturday, March 17: Social hour starts at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available in the narthex before and after worship.
Presiding Bishop's Annual Appeal
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has launched the 2018 Annual Appeal calling on all Episcopalians to support the mission and ministry of the Church. There will be an insert in the bulletin on Sunday, March 11 explaining this.Click here to read the appeal.
For more information, contact Tara Elgin Holley, Episcopal Church director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenten Program “We Are the Episcopal Church” with Light Meal:
We meet on Wednesday evening, March 14, from 6 – 8 pm in Sifers Hall for a light meal, our program, discussion, and Compline. This week’s program will conclude the series as Pastor Bianca discusses prayer in the Anglican tradition.
Our Common Communal Prayer
Gun Violence:During the Season of Lent we as a parish are mourning the death of all victims of gun violence. We are not alone in our concerns and our prayers. For more information, please see the insert “Gun Violence: Facts and Statistics."
Easter Day and Easter Season Flowers
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex for Altar Flowers on the Sundays during the Easter Season, and you will find coin envelopes in the bulletins for memorial donations for Easter Sunday lilies.
All-Parish Spruce-Up Day, Saturday, March 24
Please plan to help sprucing up the church building for Holy Week on Saturday morning, March 24, starting at 9 am; a list of Holy Improvements is on the bulletin board.
March 24: 9 am - All Parish Clean-Up Day
March 25: 10 am - Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms and the Passion
March 28: 7 pm - Seder Supper
March 29: 7 pm - Maundy Thursday
March 30: Noon and 7 pm - Good Friday Stations at 6 pm
March 31: Holy Saturday - No Saturday Worship
April 1: 10 am - 10 am Easter Sunday - Festive Eucharist and Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday April 1
Traditionally we have had an Easter Egg hunt for the children in our parish and family friends after the Easter sunday service We decided to keep this tradition, instead of hosting a community Easter Egg hunt the week before.
We do request donations of candy and plastic eggs to fill for our children. Please bring any donations to church the next few weeks before Easter Sunday. We'll be filling those eggs the Saturday before Easter.
Thanks so much!
Daughters of the King
Upcoming Events ...
An Invitation to the Ladies of St. Aidan's to Join Daughters of the King - Preparation: April - July
St. Bridget's Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King invites any woman at St. Aidan's who would like to become a Daughter to please contact Carolyn Sturgeon. There is a three-month preparation period required for membership which includes using a National Study Guide designed to help women prayerfully discern a call to become a member. We anticipate beginning the study in April and concluding with a Service of Admission in late June or early July. The study will be planned with the prospective members' schedules in mind. Please contact Carolyn Sturgeon for details, or come to St. Bridget's Chapter meeting after worship at 11:15 am on the Second Sunday of each month.
Save the Date: Daughters of the King Spring Assembly - April 21
The annual Daughters of the King Spring Assembly is scheduled for Saturday April 21, from 9 am to 4 pm. It is being held at Grace Episcopal Church, 715 Millington St., Winfield, KS.
Save the Date: Radio Gals - June 16-17
Due to their season ticket holders, many matinees are sold out. At present, there are seats still available for a group on Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm or 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm or 7:30 pm. Are you interested in attendingRadio Gals? If so, please contact Carolyn Sturgeon with your preference for date and time by leaving a message at (913) 782-7468 or by email email@example.com.
"God is not unjust, and He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them."Hebrews 6:10
We have many areas for ministry both at St. Aidan's and through St. Aidan's. Check out the Community Outreach opportunities below.
There are many committees at St. Aidan's that you might be interested in and like to join. We have compiled a list of these for you to pray about. You can make a difference, get involved and join a committee.
St. Aidan's is sending 5 members to Mega Camp June 3-9 at Camp Wood YMCA
The camp theme this year is Beyond Belief which will help campers ponder the BIG questions about God. What if God is bigger than you ever imagined? What if hope was real? What if you could change the world? Campers will explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts. They’ll also discover how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures and that God always has new mysteries to explore.