He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is me. Touch me and see."
We are the Body of Christ, and hopefully all who encounter us are able to touch Jesus. Easter invites us to be stewards to all those who need the reassurance and support that Jesus offers.
Easter Sermon Series: Tell Me Something Good
Join us for a new sermon series starting this Sunday, April 15, exploring the good news of the Good News. Please bring your friends to church to hear something good. Sermon title for April 15 is:How can there be any sin in sincere?Or, can I get a Hallelujah: the good news about sin and lawlessness.
Lay Ministers Serving Easter Sunday, April 15, 2018
St. Bridget's will meet after worship on Sunday April 15. All St. Aidan's ladies interested in learning about the Order of the Daughters of the King are invited to attend.
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.
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 given in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving for God’s many blessings. Flowers for Sunday, April 15, are given by the Wojtas family.
We want to includeyournews 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!
During the Easter Season the Adult Forum is looking at the parts of the Bible which might not necessarily be the topics of songs in Sunday School. Sunday, April 15: A Trivia Quiz on the Word of God. Sunday, April 22: Too many wives: the Patriarchs and Polygamy. April 29: What is the deal with all of the violence in the Old Testament? Join us at 9 am.
Are you looking for more information about activities, outreach ministries, the Adult Forum and Sermon Seriesbeforeyou arrive for worship on Sunday morning? Make sure you subscribe to our weekly digital newsletter, and check out our web page –www.staidansolathe.org.
Meeting Place and Storage Room
You might have noticed some changes at St. Aidan’s. The room behind the altar to the left has been converted to a storage room with shelves, and the former Outreach Center off the entryway is being converted to a library/meeting room. Stay tuned for more details, and thanks to our hardworking parish leadership!!
Pastor Bianca Elliott
Pastor Bianca Elliott is absent from St. Aidan’s for personal reasons.
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.
In Olathe many people do not know where their next meal will come from. Come to the Center of Grace, 520 S. Harrison, Olathe, on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. for a presentation on how we can help fight hunger in Olathe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bessie’s House is a loving response to the spiritual, economic, and social poverty in Kansas City, Missouri. We are collecting personal-size toiletry items for Bessie’s House. Please put them in the basket in the entryway. Thank you and God bless you!
Thanks to All backSnack Helpers 4-11-18
Kohls Care Team and Mascots Pictured Below
Photos by Carolyn Sturgeon
Episcopal Youth Calendar, Website and News
New Beginnings Weekend Retreat April 29 - Wichita, KS
When: Friday, April 27, 7 pm to Sunday, April 29, 3 pm, 2018
Where: Good Shepherd, Wichita
Who: Students in grades 6-8 of the current school year are participants. Students in grades 9-12 can participate as staff and gain ministry and leadership experience.
Student participants are engaged in a fun and deeply meaningful program including talks about faith, family, friendship, and peer pressure. There is also rich worship with excellent music. And don’t forget games, skits, small group discussion, yummy food, a talent show, and a movie, oh my!
MEGA CAMP is only two months away! 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.