St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

SUNDAY

8:15 a.m Holy Eucharist 

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist  

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for all ages

Adult Sunday School, Godly Play and Holy Moly See details below

9:30 a.m. - Noon  Nursery available 

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) 

CLICK HERE ADVENT CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Journey to Generosity 

Pledge cards turned in Sunday November 12 were entered in a drawing  to win a $50 Starbuck's gift card. Turn in your pledge card by November 19 and you could win two bottles of fine wine. Turn in your pledge card by November 26 and you could win a $50 Bonefish Grill gift certificate. If you turned  in your pledge card  by November 12, you are eligible for all three drawings. Turn the card in by November 19, to be eligible for the last two drawings. The final drawing is November 26. On that Sunday, we will bless the pledge cards, so please turn in your pledge card by then. 

ARE YOU A LOOKING FOR A CHURCH?

We look forward to welcoming you to St. Aidan's. If you are new to our parish and especially if you are new to the Episcopal Church, click here to learn more about our parish and our services.

Bethlehem Walk - December 8, 9, 10, 2017 - Free and Family Friendly 

Bethlehem Walk is a joint gift to the community. Four churchs in Kings Grant: St. Aidan's, Kings Grant Presbyterian, St. Nicholas Catholic and Lynnhaven United Methodist will work together to present the story of Christ's birth. Bethlehem Walk begins the Advent season by preparing our hearts and minds for the real Christmas Gift. It isn't a play. It isn't a pageant. It is encountering Christ and the mystery of Christmas the way we believe it all began. Imagine the tiny village of Bethlehem 2000 years ago...register your family with the census taker at the gate, walk the crowded streets, visit the bustling marketplace and talk with the vendors busy in their shops. Hear a story at the well, worship with the rabbi in the synagogue, but beware of the Roman soldiers who patrol the streets to keep order in this seemingly insignificant Judean town. See the shepherds watching their flocks under the winter sky. Listen to the villagers talking in hushed voices about seeing angels and the birth of a very special baby. Keep your eyes and ears open to whatever miracles may occur. But don't plan to stay overnight: The inn is full! . 

Held at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church  -  745 Little Neck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, Dec. 8 (6 - 8:p.m.)  Saturday, Dec. 9 (3 - 8 p.m.)  Sunday, Dec. 10 (1 to 6 p.m.)

FORMATION PROGRAMS November 19, 2017

 9:30  a.m. Adult Sunday School - Significance of the Sacraments 

9:30 a.m. Sunday Godly Play for Pre-K - Grade 2  - The Exile  and Return 

9:30 a.m. Sunday School Class for Grades 3 - 5,  -  Holy Moly is a fun and informative program that features stories about famous characters in the Bible

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EYC - Grades 6 -12 The evening begins with dinner and includes a variety of programs, worship and recreation. On Sunday, November 19 the EYC will host the Annual Parish Potuck and Game NIght.  Everyone is invited. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY 

We will begin a new video series Feeding our Faith. This is a look at the Eucharist as a central part of our worship lives. These short engaging videos will be the springboard for a fascinating discussion.

MEN'S SPIRITUALITY GROUP 

The Men's Group continues their study of Breathing Underwater Chapter 6. This in depth look at the spirituality behind the AA 12 steps is a fascinating discussion. Class meets in Hospitality Room 9-10:30 a.m.

WOMAN'S PRAYER GROUP

Our Woman's Spirituality Group meets at Good Samaritan on the first and third Saturday of every month. Program starts at 9:00 a.m.

SERMON PAGE

Now that the rector has returned from sabbatical the sermons will again be posted on the sermon page. Click here to go to the page.

 RECTOR'S SABBATICAL BLOG

Final Blog post Click here

Tuesday July 11: Heading in the final phase of the Camino Click here.

Monday July 3: A week of surprises and camino moments. Click here.

Monday June 26: 304 down, 490 kilometers to go. Next phase Click here

Monday June 18 Some initial thoughts on the Camino. Click here

Sunday June 11: LIndesfarne, pilgrimages and holy places Click here

Monday June 5 Manchester, London and terrorism: Thoughts from England is here.

Thursday June 1 post: Thoughts as we leave Jeruslaem is here

The Friday May26 post Holy Places, Unholy Violence is here

The Tuesday May 23 posting: Thougths on holy places is here.

The rector's sabbatical began May 12. He will be posting thoughts and updates while on the road as often as internet connections allow.  The first posting is now on the page. To read the blog click here. The second post is here.

SUPPORT ST. AIDAN'S WHEN YOU SHOP

There are 3 ways you can help support St. Aidan's when you shop. AMAZON SMILE: St. Aidan's in now part of the Amazon Smile program. By linking your Amazon purchases to our church we get .5% of every purchase you make. KROGER CARES: Link your Kroger card to St. Aidan's and every time you shop at Kroger including gasoline and pharmacy purchases we get a percentage. BRENT AND BECKY'S BULBS: This site has a selection of bulbs for planting and like the others gives us a percentage of every sale. Click here for more information on how to set up these accounts.

 

 SUPPORT ST. AIDAN'S THROUGH THE KROGER CARES PROGRAM

Thanks to the 15 people who have linked their Kroger Cares Card to St. Aidan's. We just got a check for almost $600 from the last quarter of 2014. Imagine how much we would get if more of you linked your cards to St. Aidan's. It is not hard just follow these directions. If you would like help, just let us know. 

Click here to download a PDF with instructions