Saturday, December 21 - 5:00 pm -Blue Christmas Worship
Sunday, December 22 - 10:00 am -Advent Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 24 - 4:30 pm -Christmas Eve Festive Eucharist
Wednesday, December 25 - 10:00 am -Christmas Day Eucharist
Blue Christmas Worship, Saturday, December 21 at 5 pm.
On Saturday, December 21, at 5 pm we are having a Blue Christmas Service, officiated by Deacon John Bullock. This service is not just for those with a loss. Anyone that wants comforting and to be with others, please join us.
Christmas Worship Services Sign-Up Sheet
There is a ROTA Sign-Up Sheet on the Bulletin Board for the Blue Christmas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services. If you will be at St. Aidan's for those services and can serve, please sign up.
St. Aidan's Youth Ministry Holiday Daycare - Sat., Dec. 21 from 9am-1pm
Our YouthMinistry Team invites you to bring your children by while you shop or take a time out of the busy season. Daycare for Potty-Trained through 12thGrade.Activities includeAdvent videos, Bible Stories and crafts.
All 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 a home here at St Aidan’s!!!
Sunday, December 22, is the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Salvation Is At Hand!
Our Lectionary readings for Sunday, December 22, (Lessons and Carols) are: Isaiah 9:2,6-7; Isaiah 11:1-4, 6-9; Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:26-35, 38; Luke 2:1-7; John 1:1-14
Center of Grace - Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 26 at 5 pm
We are planning to celebrate Christmas with our neighbors at Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, on Thursday, Dec. 26. We hope to have a traditional Christmas dinner with ham, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert.
We welcome all who would be able to come help us serve. Cooks should arrive at 2 pm; servers at 5 pm; clean-up at 6 pm. If you are unable to help serve, please consider making a donation to help with the expense of the meal and desserts.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Barb Belt and the Outreach Ministry Team.
I am doing the January calendar on Dec. 31st. Please be sure to schedule your events with Julie Wojtas and write on the Calendar in the church office.
Thank you everyone for all of your support and timely information throughout the year. Sharon Seidel
Gift of MegaCamp
Each Advent we look to the future 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!
Be Our Guest Ministry 2020 Schedule
Would you like to join this dedicated group of parishioners that provide treats for the social hour after church? Please contact Janet Seifert, and she will add you to the 2020 schedule.
United Thank Offering (UTO)
UTO grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2020, the focus is Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.Thank you for your contributions.
Pledge Cards for 2020
2019 is almost over. It is still not too late to return your 2020 pledge card.Please bring your pledge card to church, or drop it in the mail. Contact the church office if you need an extra pledge card.
January 11, 2020 - Ordination for John Bullock in Topeka
January 12, 2020 - Reception for John Bullock in Sifers Hall-St. Aidan's
Be Our Guest Ministry
The end of the year is fast approaching and that means it is time for a new Be Our Guest Ministry calendar for 2020. Would you like to join this dedicated group of parishioners that provide treats for the social hour after church? I can add you to the 2020 schedule for as many times as you would like to serve. If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Janet Seifert.
The Calendar at St. Aidan's
Thursday, December 19
8 pm - Al Anon
Saturday, December 21
9 am to 1 pm - St. Aidan's Youth Daycare
5 pm - Blue Christmas Worship - Deacon John Bullock
Sunday, December 22 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
9 am - Adult Forum:Watch For the Light,Advent Reading Discussion
10 am - Lessons and Carols: Canon Torey Lightcap, Eucharist
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.
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.
Toiletry Items for Homeless Shelters
Know how good a warm shower feels on a cold 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.
Pledge Cards for 2020
Thank you to all for your pledges. Your faithful stewardship will help sustain all the ways St. Aidan's is our church home, and allow us to be of service to our community.
If you have not had a chance to turn in your pledge card, it is not too late! Please bring your pledge card to church, or drop it in the mail. Contact the church office if you need an extra pledge card.
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.