Be sure to schedule all your meetings/events with Senior Warden Julie Wojtas, and also put them on the calendar above the copier in the office.
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 3
Move clocks back one hour!
Tuesday, November 5
Sunday Worship at St. Aidan's ...
9 am: Adult Forum -Adult Forum
10 am: Worship; Children's Chapel and Nursery
You Are Welcome At Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church!
We are a loving community of followers of Jesus who worship joyfully in the Episcopal tradition, each other in prayer and fellowship, and serve the community through our outreach ministries. Please stay after worship so we can say hello. Whether it is through participating in the worship on Sunday morning, or through serving as the hands and feet of Jesus to the world by our outreach ministries, we know that you’ll find ahomehere at St Aidan’s!!!
Your Commandments are My Delight!
Our readings for Sunday, November 3, are: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Canticle 8: The Song of Moses; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Canticle 11, The Third Song of Isaiah; Luke 19:1-10
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Turn Back Clocks an Hour!
9 am - Adult Forum: Christian Theology of Grief and Loss-John Bullock
10 am - Children's Church and Nursery
10 am - Morning Prayer with Deacon John Bullock
Monday, November 4
7 pm - 12-Step Men's Group
Tuesday, November 5
8 pm - Al Anon
Wednesday, November 6
5 pm: BackSnack Packing
Thursday, November 7
8 pm - Al Anon
Sunday, November 10 at 11:15: Daughters of the King Meeting
Wednesday, November 13 at 6 pm: Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, November 20 at 5 pm: Double BackSnack Packing
Remembering the Saints - Sunday, November 3
On Sunday, November 3 we will observe All Saints Day, a day to recall and honor the saints who have blessed our lives, and to recognize the saints in our midst. Be sure to express your appreciation to each other.
Adult Forum - Sunday November 3
The Theology of Grief and Loss
Deacon John Bullock will lead the introduction of the Christian theology of grief and loss. Sometimes we wonder where God is, or what God is up to, when we experience trauma, loss, and grief. Loss can take many forms. We will explore and discuss how theologians have viewed loss and what it means in our own experience of faith.
Adult Forum - November 10: Russ Sifers will share his journey with grief in the loss of loved ones, resources that helped him and how he uses them in his Grief Ministry to others.
Adult Forum - November 17: Pam Gardner will share her use of art and music in Grief Ministry. The grief that happens at times that do not involve a death of a person but other major transitions in life where what once was, is gone and the grief involved
... By participating in adult forum, you will receive a model for providing one on one grief ministry and ideas for parish ministry. In addition, you will see examples of art used as a basis for prayer, solace and comfort such as prayer flags, prayer cards and quilts. You will also receive a worksheet for creating your own ministry focused pieces of art.
BackSnack Packing is on Wednesday at 5 pm. During the school year we pack healthy weekend “BackSnacks” for the students at five area elementary schools. Don Seifert is our BackSnack Coordinator.Come help with this rewarding outreach!
Looking Ahead: Annual Joint Thanksgiving Worship with St. Mark's Lutheran Church on November 24 at 5 pm.
Mark your Calendar for November 24 at 5 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. St. Mark's will provide meat, gravy, and stuffing. Side dishes and desserts are brought to share by those planning to attend. We will have a sign-up sheet closer to the event.
Then Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house… for the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”
A steward’s role is primarily to those most in need of the steward. Like Jesus, the son of Man, we too are invited to seek out those we can assist.
Pastoral Concerns: 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.
Prayer Requests and Lay Eucharistic VisitsPlease email any prayer requests to Karon Wintrode, and she will post them on Unison. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, If you know of any parishioners who are unable to come to church and would like Holy Eucharist brought to them, please email requests to Karon Wintrode at email@example.com, or to Carolyn Sturgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hope Grows Here Stewardship Campaign for 2020 concluded with Commitment Sunday on October 27.
Thank you to all who have returned your pledge card.
If you have not yet returned your pledge card, please bring to the church or mail to St. Aidan's.
Toiletry Items for Homeless Shelters
Know how good a cool shower feels on a warm day? Share that feeling with the homeless in our midst. Please bring personal-size toiletry items and put them in the basket in the entryway. Blessings.
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.