Thursday, October 24: Search Committee Mtg at 6 pm
Sunday, October 27: Commitment Sunday
... All 2020 Pledge Cards are due October 27.
For more information on these, see below.
Sunday Worship at St. Aidan's ...
9 am: Adult Forum -Adult Forum
10 am: Worship; Children's Chapel and Nursery
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!!!
You Crown the Year With Your Goodness
and Your Paths Overflow With Plenty!
Our readings for Sunday, October 27, are: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14.
St. Aidan's November 2019 Calendar Will be Available Next Week.
Please remember to schedule your activities for November-December on the large calendar in the church office, and also with Julie Wojtas, Senior Warden!
St. Aidan's Calendar for October 27 - November 3:
Sunday, October 27 -Commitment Sunday - Return 2020 Pledge Cards
9 am - Adult Forum
10 am - Children's Church and Nursery
10 am - The Rev. Avelino Bagayos - Preaching and Eucharist
Monday, October 28
7 pm - 12-Step Men's Group
Tuesday, October 29
8 pm - Al Anon
Wednesday, October 30
5 pm: BackSnack Packing
Thursday, October 31
8 pm - Al Anon
Sunday, November 3 - ALL SAINTS' DAY
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Turn Back Clocks an Hour!
9 am - Adult Form: November - The Art of Grief Ministry - See Below.
10 am - Children's Church and Nursery
10 am - Deacon John Bullock - Morning Prayer
Remembering the Saints - Sunday, November 3
On Sunday, November 3 we will observe All Saints Day, a day to recall and honor the saints who have blessed our lives, and to recognize the saints in our midst. The Prayer Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. Sign up on Sunday, October 27 or before ThursdayOctober 31 at 10 am. You can also email prayer list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking Ahead: Annual Joint Thanksgiving Worship with St. Mark's Lutheran Church on November 24 at 5 pm.
Mark your Calendar for November 24 at 5 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. St. Mark's will provide meat, gravy, and stuffing. Side dishes and desserts are brought to share by those planning to attend. We will have a sign-up sheet closer to the event.
Jesus also told a parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt.Luke18:9
A healthy self-concept is a great gift, unless it turns into a self-righteousness that puts others down. A good steward strives always to build others up.
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. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Carolyn Sturgeon at email@example.com.
HopeGrows Here: 2020 Stewardship Campaign
The Stewardship Campaign for 2020 concludes with Commitment Sunday on October 27.
Please return all 2020 pledge cards by October 27!
Stewardship Pledge Cards for 2020 have been mailed. There will be extra cards available on Sunday, October 27 if you forgot to mail or bring in to St. Aidan's.
If you missed any of the Stewardship Presentations, copies are attached below.
Thank you to all for your support of St. Aidan's, through prayer, finances and service!
Loving and Gracious God, together with our sisters and brothers in faith, we join in gratitude for the countless blessings you have given to us. Among those blessings is a church home which nurtures and supports our hope. Strengthen that hope that we may give sacrificially of our time, talents, and treasure to our church, to sustain and expand your ministries. Send the blessing of generosity upon each of us. Help us to see how Hope Grows Here this year. Help us to love and care for one another. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
November 3, 10 and 17 Adult Forum:The Art of Grief Ministry...
Presented by Russ Sifers, Pam Gardner and Deacon John Bullock
November Adult education will be a three week series focusing on grief ministry.
Russ has a personal grief ministry in which he ministers to individuals whom he has been led to through prayer and presence. He is in the process of working with Bishop Kemper School of Ministry to create a program of training for both individuals and parishes to provide grief ministry not only to their parish members but to the community.
Pam has a strong background of ministry in the Episcopal Church and has developed a primary ministry that incorporates art. Russ and Pam will be discussing the concept of using Prayer and Study to lead to a very active ministry to others in the area of grief and healing.
By participating in adult forum, you will receive a model for providing one on one grief ministry and ideas for parish ministry. In addition, you will see examples of art used as a basis for prayer, solace and comfort such as prayer flags, prayer cards and quilts. You will also receive a worksheet for creating your own ministry focused pieces of art.
Johnson County Food Ministry - Center of Grace -October 24.
Please pitch in and help serve the Community Meal at the Center of Grace, 520 S Harrison, Olathe, on the fourth Thursday of the month. 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 that Thursday!!
Questions? See Barbara Belt
BackSnack Packing - Wednesday, October 30
BackSnack Packing is on Wednesday at 5 pm. During the school year we pack healthy weekend “BackSnacks” for the students at five area elementary schools. Don Seifert is our BackSnack Coordinator.Come help with this rewarding outreach!
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.