Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy the Holidays with friends and family.
Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, December 1, is the First Sunday of Advent
Sunday Worship at St. Aidan's ...
9 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Worship; Children's Chapel and Nursery
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 ahomehere at St Aidan’s!!!
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord."
Our readings for Sunday, December 1, are: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44.
NOTE: ALL-PARISH BUDGET FORUM CHANGED TO DECEMBER 8
It’s the time of the year when we talk facts and figures as we look at the Parish Budget for 2020. Please stay after worship on Sunday, December 8 for the All-Parish Budget forum facilitated by the Finance Committee.
THE SNOOPIES HAVE RETURNED
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!
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION FOR POINSETTIAS
Memorial Envelopes are available in the back of the church pews if you would like to contribute in remembrance of your loved ones.
GREENING THE CHURCH – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 5:30 pm
We will be doing this after BackSnack packing on December 11, at 5:30. Be Our Guest Ministry will provide a light meal afterwards
ST. AIDAN’S YOUTH DAYCARE – DECEMBER 7, 14, 21 - 9 AM-1 PM
Going Christmas shopping or need a morning off? Daycare is available for Potty-Trained through 12th Grade. Advent videos, Bible Stories and crafts.
160TH DIOCESAN CONVENTION REPORT
The 160th Diocesan Convention completed in October and our Reps, Sarah
Smith and Don Hutchinson have completed meetings in the Adult Forum.
sessions. You missed them? Please see the St. Aidan's Diocesan Reps Blog for the report.Click here for report.
Angel Tree ®is a ministry which provides holiday gifts to the children of an incarcerated parent.
Please return gifts wrapped and tagged with an Angel by Sunday, December 8.
St. Bridget’s Chapter of the Daughters of the King®will be St. Aidan's Angel Tree®Christmas Coordinators, led by Barb Belt and Carolyn Sturgeon.
Contact Carolyn Sturgeon at 913-599-9375. for more information. Financial donations are always welcome.
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.
Adult Forum: The Four Sundays of Advent, December 1, 8, 15, 22
For the four Sundays of Advent, The Adult Forum will engage the bookWatch for the Light, a collection of daily readings that will help us go deeper into the season of Advent. Come prepared to discuss your experience of the first week’s readings on the first Sunday of Advent, December 1! The readings begin on November 24–see the table of contents in the photo below. Come prepared to discuss your experience of the first week’s readings on the first Sunday of Advent, December 1!
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.
The Hope Grows Here Stewardship Campaign for 2020 concluded with Commitment Sunday on October 27.
The final Stewardship letter was mailed earlier this week. It is attached below.
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.