"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
Just before these words, we hear Jesus’ frustration about his listeners. He compares them to children who fail to understand what’s going on. It seems that he’s the one who’s weary and is carrying heavy burdens. So he does understand our burdens, and he means the invitation he gives. “Come to me for rest.”
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 services/information.
Fr. Tom Baker will be starting full time at St. Aidan's on July 6
His office hours will be posted that week. He can be reached by...
Cell: 785-670-0158 (call or text)orEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olathe Schools Outreach - Underwear Drive
St. Aidan’s will be participating again in the Olathe Schools Outreach program for children who are homeless. Kathy Mencer will be accepting underwear for children Pre-K through high school or monetary donations.
Please drop off underwear in the bin at the front of the church.
If writing a check, please make it out to St. Aidan’s with a memo for underwear. She will need this no later than July 26th.
The July-August ROTA has only one Chalice Bearer and one Counter. If the COVID19 safety protocols are lifted, I will revise the ROTA.Sharon Seidel
Center of Grace - Thursday, July 24!
Barb Belt is out of town for July and August. Please call Paul Reed at 913-269-4564 with any questions during this time.
We are making 125 meals, boxing them and distributing them outside - the dining room is still closed.
Volunteers will be needed to shop, prepare food, box the meals, make individual baggies of cookies/brownies, and hand out the packages at 5:30 that evening. If you are interested in helping in any of these tasks, please send a message or call Barb Belt at 913-515-9001.
Adult Forum will resume in July. Stay tuned for the updated schedule.
St. Aidan's Information ...
Reminder, if you are unable to attend the in-house service at St. Aidan's, you can send your pledges and offerings to the office.
In cases of pastoral emergencies, please contact Senior Warden Julie Wojtas at 630 865-3931. If she is not available, please contact Vestry Member Jane Bush at 913-226-3565.
Please email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. email@example.com.
We give thanks for the birthday of Danae Hutchinson. We give thanks for the anniversary of Ben and Karen Strain. 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 Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea; in the World Council of Churches Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the people of Bolivia, Chile and Peru; and in the Kansas Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Ascension Neodesha.
We pray for the members of the Vestry: Senior Warden Julie Wojtas, Junior Warden Don Hutchinson, Jane Bush, Mark Sappenfield, Sarah Smith and Kathy Mencer; for the Vestry Clerk, Carolyn Sturgeon; for our Treasurer, Tim Tatlock; and for our delegates, Don Hutchinson and Carolyn Sturgeon, and our Alternate, 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 abroad. 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.