Our guest celebrant on Sunday, April 8, is the Rev. George Wiley. Please extend a hearty hand clasp and a warm welcome to him. Fr. Shawn will return to the office on Wednesday, April 11.
The traditional Gospel reading for the Sunday of Easter Sunday (4-8-18) is the story of the disciple Thomas, who would not accept the truth of Jesus’ resurrection until he had solid proof himself. Is Thomas the hero or the goat of this story? Do we rely on hearsay or direct evidence in living our lives of faith, or is there something else between these poles?
Although the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
The world can be a frightening place for us. The disciples too had much to fear, but Jesus encourages them, and so us too, to put aside our fear and be at peace within ourselves and with those around us.
Great Grace - One Heart and Soul!
Our Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter are: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133: 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31.
The Daughters of the King will hold their monthly meeting Sunday, April 8, in the Outreach Center, which is soon to be rechristened the Library (more details coming!).
Also: St. Bridget's Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King invites any woman at St. Aidan's who would like to become a Daughter to please contact Carolyn Sturgeon. There is a three-month preparation period required for membership which includes using a National Study Guide designed to help women prayerfully discern a call to become a member. We anticipate beginning the study in April and concluding with a Service of Admission in late June or early July. The study will be planned with the prospective members' schedules in mind. Please contact Carolyn Sturgeon for details, or come to St. Bridget's Chapter meeting after worship at 11:15 am on the Second Sunday of each month.
Resurrection Sunday at St. Aidan's 4-1-18
Thank you to all who attended St. Aidan's Easter Service, making this Easter a memorable one - in spite of the weather! Also thanks go to those who: served; decorated for Easter; provided treats for us and the Easter Egg Hunt; and for the Easter Flower Memorial Donations. See the attached for the Easter Flower Donation List - and more pictures, compliments of Carolyn Sturgeon.
Father Shawn and Marcia Streepy are gone on vacation through the 10th. He will be back in the office on April 11.
Paint and Pinot Is Back!
Back by popular demand, Paint and Pinot returns this Friday, April 13, at 7 pm in Sifers Hall. Tickets are $30; and food, wine, and art supplies are provided. See Marcia Streepy (913 660-5646) for information about tickets, art supplies, and subject matter.
Easter Season Flowers
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex for Altar Flowers on Sundays during the Easter Season starting April 8 given in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for God’s many blessings. Flowers on Easter Sunday are given in honor of the Rev. Juli Sifers.
Tell me Something Good
Join us for a new Easter sermon series - "Tell Me Something Good" starting on Sunday, April 15, exploring the good news of the Good News. Please bring your friends to church to hear something good.
Tell Us Something Good
We want to include your news and stories of God’s great and gracious actions in our Announcements, so please either email them to Fr. Shawn or drop them by the office. God is good!! Share the news!
Immerse yourself in the living Word of God as we plunge into Bible Exploration during the Easter Season. Stay tuned for details!
Pastor Bianca Elliott
Pastor Bianca Elliott is absent from St. Aidan’s for personal reasons; please keep her in your prayers.
Presiding Bishop's Annual Appeal
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has initiated the 2018 Annual Appeal calling on all Episcopalians to support the mission and ministry of the Church. See the insert for more information.Click here to read the appeal.
11 am - St. Paul's Food Pantry.Nourish KC is now a partner in operating the Pantry. When contributing items they need to be smaller sizes, not bulk items. You can also donate by writing a check to NoruishKC and note St. Paul's Food Pantry on the memo line. For more info, contact Paul Reed 913-269-4564.
5 pm - BackSnack Packing.We pack for five area elementary schools. Also at 1:30 pm we pick up the boxes! Come for a great ministry and a great time!
Upcoming Events ...
Ultreya! April 13
If you are interested in attending, please contact Carolyn Sturgeon at 913-499-9375 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Save the Date: Daughters of the King Spring Assembly - April 21
The annual Daughters of the King Spring Assembly is scheduled for Saturday April 21, from 9 am to 4 pm. It is being held at Grace Episcopal Church, 715 Millington St., Winfield, KS.
Save the Date: Radio Gals - June 16-17
If you are interested in attendingRadio Gals,please contact Carolyn Sturgeon w by leaving a message at (913) 782-7468 or by email email@example.com.
Outreach and Ministry at St. Aidan's ...
Community Outreach Opportunities:
BackSnack Packing; St. Paul's Food Pantry; JCFM-Center of Grace; Bessie's House; Angel Tree; Discretionary Fund.
There are many committees at St. Aidan's that you might be interested in and like to join. We have compiled a list of these for you to pray about. You can make a difference, get involved and join a committee.
St. Aidan's is sending 5 members to Mega Camp June 3-9 at Camp Wood YMCA
The camp theme this year is Beyond Belief which will help campers ponder the BIG questions about God. What if God is bigger than you ever imagined? What if hope was real? What if you could change the world? Campers will explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts. They’ll also discover how God’s endless love launches amazing adventures and that God always has new mysteries to explore.