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!!!
Let Me Sing For My Beloved!
Our readings for Sunday, August 25, are: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17.
Join us after the worship on Sunday, August 25, for a Potluck in celebration of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Priory.
St. Aidan is our patron saint and was an evangelist, a leader, a teacher, an organizer, and a friend to the poor.
Aidan was a monk at Iona, an island of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, when King Oswald of Northumbria requested that he be made bishop of the newly converted Northumbrians. Consecrated in 635, Aidan settled on Lindisfarne, where he established his church, monastery, and see.
He also tirelessly helped the poor and disadvantaged people of ancient England. Under his direction and that of his successors, Lindisfarne flourished as a leading ecclesiastical center until the Danish invasions began in 793.
From Lindisfarne, Aidan evangelized northern England. He founded churches, monasteries, and, on Lindisfarne, a school for the training of ministers. Aidan died on August 31, 651, and was buried at Lindisfarne. He has been called “The Apostle of the English.”
Adult Forum - August 25: Heiwa - Harmony
Mark 12:31 - 'The second in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these."
Please email the office by August 29 if you have conflicting schedules for when you are on the Sept.-Oct. ROTA to serve. I will be gone the week of August 18-24, but will return to work August 27 and will send out the final ROTA on Aug. 29.
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: Please email any prayer requests and other special prayer matters to Karon Wintrode and she will post them on Unison. firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson County Food Ministry - Center of Grace - September 26
Please pitch in and help serve the Community Meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S Harrison, Olathe,on Thursday, July 25. Cooks at 1 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
NEW PARISH DIRECTORY! - Email Photos by August 31!
We are in the process of putting together a new picture Parish Directory, and this time you get to choose the photograph of yourself that you would like included in the directory.
Annual Underwear Drive for Olathe Schools-A Huge Success!
We collected over 800 pair of underwear. I also was able to purchase some products for the high school girls. Thanks to everyone who donated to, or worked on, this worthwhile event. Kathy Mencer
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.
St. Aidan's September 2019 Calendar
Please remember to schedule your activities for September on the large calendar in the church office! The September calendar will be available by September 1 or before. Thank you.
The Calendar at St. Aidan's
Sunday, August 25
9 am - Adult Forum - Heiwa
10 am - Children's Chapel and Nursery
10 am - Fr. Kevin Schmidt, Eucharist and Preaching
11 am - St. Aidan's Day Potluck
Monday, August 26
7 pm - 12-Step Men's Group
Tuesday, August 27
8 pm - Al Anon
Thursday, August 28
8 pm - Al Anon
Saturday, Aug. 31: Deadline Submitting Pictures for Church Directory
Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10 am: Deacon John Bullock-Morning Prayer
Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 am: Rev. Mary Breese Preaching and Eucharist
Monday, Sept. 16: Budget Requests Due
Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 pm: Finance Submissions Hearing Mtg