The gardener said, "Sir, let it alone for one more year." Luke 13:8
In his parable of the barren fig tree, Jesus encourages patience. The lesson for us: people can realize their stewardship values at different times in life. Let's be open to discovering the many ways we can compassionately care for our world and its people.
Moses and the Burning Bush: Turn aside and Look
A man exiled from the country of his birth and working for his in-laws as a shepherd encounters a burning bush on the mountain of God, turns aside to look upon the sight, and God calls him to rescue the enslaved Israelites in Egypt. What is God calling you to do?
Adult Forum Program
On Sundays in Adult Forum at 9 am we are looking at the Civil Rights Movement and the Episcopal Church.
Vestry Installation Sunday March 24
We are installing the Vestry Members during the Sunday worship service on March 24 before the Passing of the Peace.
Be sure to thank our dedicated Vestry members this morning!
Lay Ministers Serving Sunday, March 24, 2019
Chalice Bearers: Ben Strain, Paul Reed
Acolytes: Mercedes J., Raquel J., Gia S.
Lectionary 1: Barb Belt
Lectionary 2: Carolyn Sturgeon
Intercessor: Karon Wintrode
Ushers: Tom and Kathy Mencer
Counters: Don Hutchinson, Kurt Gordon
Altar Guild: Karon Wintrode
Eucharistic Visitor: Karon Wintrode
Children's Chapel: Samantha Zamarripa
BOG Ministry: Mark and Norma Sappenfield
Please Remember: If you are unable to be at church on the Sunday you are assigned,pleasefind a replacement - switch Sundays with someone.
Ladies' Book Club Next Meeting at St. Aidan's is Sunday, March 24 @ 5 pm
The book to be discussed on March 24 is:Fire Roadby Kim Phuc Phan Thi.
Please see Kayte Salvagni for more information.
Looking Ahead ...
The book to be discussed on April 28 is:
Church of the Small Thingsby Melanie Shankle
Donuts for Briarwood Elementary School
We are collecting 15 dozen donuts March 24th-28th for the Briarwood Elementary School spring Fun Fair, our Olathe School partner. Bring them to the church by Thursday. See Kathy Mencer 913 592-5413.
Activity at St. Aidan's - St. Patrick's Dinner 3-16-19
BackSnack Packing and Lenten Series 3-20-19
The 2019 Lenten Series is the program “Entering the Passion of Jesus” with New Testament scholar Amy Jill-Levine. We meet on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm for fellowship, a light meal, and our program.
Single Pack BackSnack Packing on March 27
BackSnack Packing is happening on March 27 with a Single Pack. We pick up the boxes at the Resource Center down the street at 1:30 pm, and pack at 5 pm. Thanks to all our faithful packers and deliverers.
Johnson County Food Ministry - Center of Grace
-Community Meal Thursday March 28
Please pitch in and help serve the Community Meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S Harrison, Olathe, this Thursday, March 28. Cooks at 2 pm, servers at 5 pm, and clean-up crew at 6 pm. And be sure to bring those desserts to the church by noon on Thursday!!
Questions? See Barbara Belt
Daughters of the King Spring Assembly: April 6
"Pour Out Upon Us the Seven Fold Gifts of the Holy Spirit."
Daughters of the King Spring Assembly is on March 30 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS 6604.
Pre-registration due date is Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Advance Registration: $25 // At the door: $20
See Carolyn Sturgeon for registration form.
The Bible Challenge Has Resumed: Samuel, Psalms and John
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The Right Reverend Cathleen Chittenden Bascom
The Right Reverend Bascom was ordained the Tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas on March 2 at Grace Cathedral in Topeka. She will be visiting the Northeast Convocation from May 14 through May 24.
GIVE THE GIFT OF EPISCOPAL MEGACAMP TO THE PARISH YOUTH
As a parish we look to the future of the Church and give the gift of Summer Episcopal MegaCamp to our campers by raising the money to cover all of their costs – please give generously to our young people!
When: Sunday, June 2, 2:30 pm to Saturday, June 8, 11 am, 2019
Where: Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale, KS
Who: Students in grades 3-12 for 2017-18 school year (you must have finished third grade to attend); Camp is NOT restricted to Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Check out the new improved parish email system accessible through our website – www.staidansolathe.org! See Julie Wojtas (630 865-3931) for information about accessing this friendly parish email group.
The Calendar at St. Aidan's
Saturday, March 23:
5 pm - NO Saturday Worship
Sunday, March 24:
9 am - Adult Forum
10 am - Worship and Installation of Vestry members
5 pm - Ladies' Book Club
Monday, March 25:
7 pm - 12-Step Men's Group
Tuesday, March 26:
8 pm - Al Anon
Wednesday, March 27:
5 pm - Single Pack - BackSnack Packing
6 pm - Lenten Series - Entering the Passion of Jesus