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 Holy Eucharist

9:30 Christian Formation

10:30 Holy Eucharist.

Thursday

11:30 Holy Eucharist in the Chapel (brown bag lunch and bible study follow in the Hospitality Room)

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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 SERVICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

SUNDAY

Holy Eucharist 8:15

Christian Formation for all ages 9:30

Holy Eucharist 10:30 with choir

PARISH MEETING 9/25 @ 9:30 A.M.

Join us between the services for a Parish Meeting at 9:30. We will cover three topics, an update on the Preserving Our Heritage Campaign, Report from the Senior Warden on the Vestry’s Mutual Ministry Review this summer and a discussion and survey about the summer service schedule.

St. Aidan’s Fall Fair!

Aidan’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, 10/29/16,from 10:30 AM until 4 PM. The Church is at 3201 Edinburgh Dr., VirginiaBeach.  Come on out and spend some community time with us in the King’sGrant section of Virginia Beach.  Great food will be available along witha variety of craft vendors, scarecrow-making, games for the kids, a bake sale,a book sale, and a farmer’s market atmosphere!

Calling all Craft Vendors! St. Aidan’s has spaces available for vendors to sell their crafts at our FallFair.  Spaces are $25 each for the day.  E-mail Grace Parkinson for a registration form and more information or call Grace at (757) 679-8992.

FALL REPORTS FROM RECTOR, DEACON, SENIOR WARDEN

FALL NEWSLETTER IS HERE

MEN'S SPIRITUALITY GROUP BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17 Click here for information

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY RESUMES SEPTEMBER 21

MISSION TRIP UPDATE

Join us Sunday September 25 during both services for a report to the congregation by the youth who went on the REACH mission trip this summer.

MUSIC PROGRAMS ARE ALL STARTING UP AGAIN

Our Adult Choir and Bell choirs will all resume rehearsal on September 7. Bells meet in the Hospitality Room at 6:30 and the Adult choir rehearses at 8:00. For more information about our music programs please click here.

Junior Choir will resume Wednesday September 21 at 6:30 p.m. For more information click here

SAVE THE DATES FOR STORYTELLING CONCERTS

The time is approaching when Mark and Wendy will offer workshops on storytelling and their 60 minute storytelling concerts. Click here for more information 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A BIG SUCCESS

VBS was a wonderful success this year. Almost 50 children participated and an equal number of people volunteered for the many tasks. . To view pictures visit our Facebook Page.  Our theme this year is Minion Factory: Whom do you serve? For more details and the link to register click here.

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.

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.

VESTRY APPROVES USE OF NEW MARRIAGE LITURGIES

On December 15 the vestry approved use of the new marriage liturgies approved by General Convention this summer at St. Aidan's. This means that same sex couples may now be married in our parish. Click here to read a statement from the Rector.

REACH MISSION TRIP

Our EYC (youth group) is headed back to Hurricane West Virginia for another mission trip this summer. For more informatin click here to go to our EYC page.

 ST. AIDAN'S HAS ON LINE GIVING

We have now set up with a company called Faith Street to provide you with the convenience of on-line giving. You can make a donation with your credit card, debit card or a direct transfer from you checking account. You can set up a one time gift or choose to make a recurring monthly or quarterly gift. It is safe, easy and secure. Better yet, you don't have to write a check. Just click on the Find us on Faith Street link on any page of our website and click on the GIVE button. You can use your computer, tablet or smartphone.

 

OUR LABYRINTH AND PRAYER GARDEN

Our Community Prayer Garden has taken a major step forward. Mark Meadows completed construction of a Stations of the Cross pathway that goes around the outside or our labyrinth. The final construction of the connecting paths and additional benches has been completed! Both the Labyrinth and the Stations are open during daylight hours to anyone who would like to walk them. For more information on the Labyrinth, click here.

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

The Rector is working on a new program where we will set up an on line shopping site with links to various companies that will make a contribution to us if you visit their on line site through our website. Watch for details in the next few weeks.

 

 

Above is the reception area of the gir's shelter.

SETON YOUTH SHELTERS

PAPER SUNDAY

The first Sunday of every month we collect a variety of paper goods for the use of the girl's and boy's shelters. As you can imagine a group of teens can go through a lot of paper towels, napkins, tissues, toilet paper as well as copy paper. According the shelter manager the biggest need is paper towels. They also gladly take donations of toilettries especially individual size from hotels. Those are used by the Street Outreach Vans for homeless teens.

What else to they need? Visit the Seton Youth Shelters website.