9 am: Christian Education; 10 am:Children's Chapel and Nursery
10 am: Worship …Saturday: 5 pm Worship
Children are a Heritage from the Lord!
Our Lectionary Readings for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, November 11, are Ruth 2:1-5; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
25th Sunday after Pentecost Collect...
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
"For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had." Mark 12:44
The story of the poor widow's contribution out of her poverty, compared to those who contribute out of their abundance, is a reminder to most of us that we are greatly blessed and an encouragement that we strive to give generously out of what God has provided us.
Veteran's Day, November 11
November 11 is a day to recognize and to thank all who have served the United States to protect and preserve our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. God bless you and thank you.
Collect for Heroic Service
O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lay Ministers Serving Sunday, November 11, 2018
Chalice Bearers: Roger Ewing, Don Seifert
Acolytes: Samantha Z., Mercedes J.
Lectionary 1: Clarice Ewing
Lectionary 2: Gloria Kelley
Intercessor: Chris Burbach
Ushers: Sherry Suddarth, Shirley Sanders
Counters: Kurt Gordon, Don Seifert
Altar Guild: Julie Wojtas, Darlene Kincaid
Eucharistic Visitor: Carolyn Sturgeon
Children's Chapel: TBD, Maggie Hutchinson
BOG Ministry: Bonnie Eckel
Please Remember:If you are unable to be at church on the Sunday you are assigned,pleasefind a replacement - switch Sundays with someone.
Also:Please Email the Church office and Fr. Shawn with all changes on Thursdays by 10 am or before!!!
Thanks to the Stewardship Committee and our Stewardship speakers for a faithful Stewardship Season in the month of October.
During the month of November we will be gathering pledge cards; they will be blessed on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Our goal for 2019 is to meet our projected budget of $160,000 through pledges and remain a viable and faithful worshiping community which loves God and serves God’s people. Thank you for your continued support of St. Aidan’s.
Thank You To All Who Provided Treats For
Briarwood's Fall Festival on November 1.
Thanks Go to Mark Pretzel and his Orchestraandthe St. Aidan's Choir for the Special Music on Sunday, November 4
The Bible Challenge: Numbers, the Psalms, and the Gospel of Luke
The Parish has heard and risen to the challenge to read the Bible in one year – see Fr. Shawn about receiving the daily emails.
We are taking a break from the Adult Forum series on Religions of the World on Sunday, November 11, to discuss the role of the church in culture.
Sunday, November 18: Buddhism.
As a conversation starter I have attached a video from the "Inside the Episcopal Church" youtube channel featuring a conversation withRebecca Linder Blachly, the Director of the Office of Government Relationsfor the national church. I hope you find this informative and interesting.
See you all on Sunday, November 11 for Adult Forum starting at 9 am in Sifers Hall - there will be coffee!!
Parish Committee Meetings
The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 pm.
The Vestry will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 pm.Both meetings will be held in Sifers Hall.
Unison Parish Email System – Guaranteed User Friendly!
Check out the new improved parish email system accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org! See Julie Wojtas for details.
Double BackSnack Packing - November 14!
During the school year we pack healthy weekend “BackSnacks” for the students of five area elementary schools on Wednesday at 5 pm. Please be there for the funnest and fastest BackSnack packing ever!
Reminder:We still need two drivers.
Daughters of the King Fall Assembly @ St. Aidan's
November 10 from 9 am- 4 pm
Calling all DOK members: SAVE THE DATE! GATHER & PRAY!
November 10, 2018 9 am – 4 pm
St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Olathe, Kansas 66062
We are blessed that our Fall Assembly is being hosted by our Sisters in Christ at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe, Kansas. The St. Bridget’s Chapter is hosting the “Gather & Pray” Assembly at the church located at 14301 S Black Bob Rd. Please plan to join the gathering and be a part of the DOK mission in Kansas.
Please note that your checks will need to be made out to Kansas DOK (not St. Aidan’s) and mailed to the St. Aidan’s address with “Attention: DOK” on the envelope.
Looking forward to another great gathering of Daughters!
Daughters of the King Monthly Meeting
The Daughters of the King meet on Sunday November 11 at 11:15 in the Library.
Annual Thanksgiving Worship and Dinner at St. Mark's Lutheran November 18 @ 5 pm
We have been invited to share worship and a potluck supper at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 21155 College Blvd, Olathe, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 pm.
Ladies' Book Club at St. Aidan's Sunday, November 18 @ 5 pm
The first meeting was a great start! 9 ladies attended and we a had good conversation about the book and the importance of inter-generational friendships.Join us on Sunday November 18, for our next book discussion: Jesus Feminist, by Sarah Bessey!
The book club isfor ladies who enjoy laid back discussions about books. Everyone high school and up is welcome.
Even if you have not read or finished the book, you are welcome to come share a laugh, a story, and make new friends.
If you have finished the book, please bring your thoughts, quotations, and questions about the book.
Let’s invite our friends and neighbors and get excited about reading!
Questions? Please contact Kayte Salvagni 574.215.3720 or email@example.com
CARE AND SHARE Fundraiser - December 1: Tickets Now On Sale!
Tickets for our "Care and Share" Silent Auction are available at St. Aidan's entryway after worship, day of the event, or if you want to charge tickets, please text TICKETS to 630-865-3931.The cost is a low $10 per person.
Buy tickets for yourself and take extra with you to sell to friends and neighbors. No need to pre-pay, just return the ticket money to the office in an envelope marked "Auction Tickets".
See flyer below for more information.
Angel Tree Christmas Outreach
This year we are fortunate to participate again with Prison Fellowship in the Angel Tree Program. This is a wonderful way to be loving servants of God by making it possible for an incarcerated parents to give a Christmas gift to their children. It is also a way for their children to know that their incarcerated Mom or Dad loves them very much. This year we have thirteen families and twenty children. Each child receives one or two gifts of about $15-$20; we purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts to the caretaker of the children. In the past I have called the caretaker before we purchase the gifts in order to find out what each child wants or needs. It is a joy to make contact with the families, purchase the gifts, and then to deliver them. So please contact me if you would like to “adopt a family” to make the initial contact. You don’t have to be the one who buys the gift, we can all do this. The Angel Tree tree will be up in the “garden” area of the narthex near the side altar starting Sunday, November 11. You can fill out the Angel Tree card and put it on the Tree so another parishioner can purchase gifts. I have found that it is best to contact the families as soon as possible, so please call me at 913-660-5646 to let me know if you would like to help. Thank you and God bless you. Marcia Streepy
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW CHILD CARE DIRECTOR
Please see either Fr. Shawn or Parish Treasurer Tim Tatlock, or check out our notice on the “NextDoor” web site (https://nextdoor.com).
HELP US HELP OTHERS: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT SAINT AIDAN’S
There are opportunities at St Aidan’s for Altar Guild and drivers for BackSnack deliveries on Thursday. See a friendly Vestry member!
Presiding Bishop's Statement on the Tree of Life Tragedy
We serve the community meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, on the fourth Thursday of the month. Cooks should arrive at 2:00 pm; servers at 5:00 pm; and clean-up crew at 6:00 pm. See Barb Belt (913 515-9001).
EPISCOPAL YOUTH NEWS!
YOUTHTIDE! - Grades 6-12
November 30 - December 2, St. Andrews, Emporia, KS:
YouthTide! is where we learn more about the entire Episcopal Church Calendar.
Come ADVENTure with us through all the seasons of the Episcopal church year!
Some of you may know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. I've had surgery and I am now in radiation treatments, (30) total. Even with insurance I am in need of financial support from my church family. Any donation is appreciated, and as always prayers are much needed. My prognosis is excellent.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,
is this: to visit the orphans and widows in their affliction,
and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27
Back-to-School Underwear Drive:Each summer, we donate more than 250 pair of underwear for school children of all ages as we assist the Olathe School District program through donations, purchases, and participation. please put them in the trunk in the garden in the nave. More info will be coming.
Johnson County Food Ministry at the Center of Grace:We love God and our neighbors by preparing and serving the community meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, once a month; Next Center of Grace ministry is Thursday, September 27. Cooks should arrive at 2 pm; servers at 5 pm; clean-up crew at 6 pm. See Barb Belt (913 515-9001) for more information.
The New Hope Food Pantry:Located at 13310 S Black Bob Rd., the pantry opened in April of 2011. The Food Pantry is open to all Johnson County residents that need assistance for feeding a family and is staffed by volunteers.
BackSnack Packing for Elementary Schools:You might have noticed the notes and drawings on the western wall of Sifers Hall when you come for Adult Forum before worship or share some fellowship and snacks with others after worship. These are thank you notes from some of the elementary school children who benefit from the BackSnack Program through the school year; these are notes written specifically to the good people of Saint Aidan’s for their faithful support of the program.
The BackSnack Program provides healthy snacks for eligible school children through a program administered by the school system, Harvester’s, and organizations such as St. Aidan’s. On Wednesday we pick up the boxes containing the packaged snacks at the Olathe School Resource Center in the early afternoon, and then at 5 pm we meet in Sifers Hall to “pack” the backsnacks in plastic bags which are then placed back in the boxes for delivery to five area elementary schools the next morning. Volunteers from St. Aidan’s then deliver the boxes of snacks to the respective elementary schools the next morning (they load the boxes either Wednesday afternoons after packing or Thursday morning before delivery.
We have reached out to other churches in the area to assist with the packing on Wednesday afternoons and encourage more parishioners to give half an hour of their time on Wednesday afternoons to pitch in and help pack – we guarantee a good time doing a good thing for some good children!! We are also reaching out to the parish for additional drivers.We need two more drivers on Thursday mornings to deliver BackSnacks in order to continue this important and beneficial ministry to the children of the community. Please see either BackSnack Coordinator Don Seifert (913 208-7393) or Father Shawn (913 660-5647) for more information – thank you and God bless you!
Toiletries for Bessie’s House:Bessie’s House is a response to the spiritual, economical, and social poverty in Kansas City, Missouri. We assist its ministry by collecting personal-size toiletry items (such as toothpaste and shampoo).
Angel Tree:A ministry of Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree provides Christmas presents for the children of an incarcerated parent on behalf of the parent. Last year over twenty parishioners participated in purchasing, wrapping, and delivering Christmas gifts to fifteen children in the program.
Rector’s Discretionary Fund: Through its generous gifts on the first Sunday of each month, the parish supports the Rector financially assisting distressed individuals and charitable organizations such as the Alleluia Fund.
“Serve the Lord with Gladness.” Psalm 100:2
Lay Ministers play an important role each Sunday.
These areas of service are:Chalice Bearers, Lectors, Intercessors, Eucharistic Visitors, and Ushers.
Make a difference - Join a Committee
There are many committees at St. Aidan's that you might be interested in joining. They include ministry to the community and to St. Aidan's. Some of these committees are:Altar Guild, Stewardship; Finance; Building and Grounds - including Green Team; Hospitality - Special Parish Events; Be Our Guest Ministry; Outreach; and Communications.
Our committee list is in the process of being updated. Look for it soon.
The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom was elected the Tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.
The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, D.Min., from the Diocese of Iowa, today was elected as the 10th bishop to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. She was elected on the second ballot during an election that took place in the worship space of Grace Cathedral in Topeka, receiving 64 votes from lay delegates and 56 votes from clergy.
Bascom is the first woman to be elected bishop since the diocese was formed in 1859. This also marked the first time in the history of the Episcopal Church that a bishop heading a diocese was elected from a slate of candidates who all were women.
Others on the ballot were the Rev. Martha N. Macgill of the Diocese of Maryland, and the Rev. Helen-Svoboda-Barber, D.Min., from the Diocese of North Carolina.
The Very Rev. Foster Mays, president of the governing body that has overseen the diocese in the interim period between bishops, said, “It delights me that Cathleen Bascom will be our next bishop. While this election was historic, at its core lay delegates and clergy were selecting the person who will lead this diocese for the next decade or more. I believe Mother Bascom’s many gifts and years of experience will serve this diocese well.
“I know that clergy and lay leaders from all our congregations are looking forward to the opportunity to participate in ministry with her, to share together the good news of Jesus and to serve the world in the name of our Lord. I’m very excited for the future of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas under her leadership.”
Bascom has been serving since the fall of 2014 as Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. She previously had been dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Des Moines, Iowa, as well as rector of St. Stephen’s in Newton, Iowa.
She served for eight years in the Diocese of Kansas from 1993 to 2001, leading ministry efforts at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
She is the third priest to have served within the Diocese of Kansas to be elected bishop. The first was Frank Millspaugh, who was dean of Grace Cathedral, Topeka, when he was elected bishop in 1895. The second was Richard Grein, who was rector of St. Michael and all Angels in Mission when he was elected in 1981.
She also is the second priest to become Kansas’ bishop while serving in the Diocese of Iowa. The first was Thomas Vail, the diocese’s first bishop, who was rector of Trinity Church in Muscatine, Iowa, when he was elected bishop in 1864.
Bascom and her husband Tim have two sons – Conrad, age 25, and Luke, age 21.
The service of ordination and consecration by which Bascom becomes a bishop and assumes responsibility for the pastoral and administrative work of the diocese, will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Grace Cathedral, Topeka. The chief consecrator will be Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.