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

Summer Worship

Begins June 18

One Service @ 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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PROGRAMS FOR LENT

Links to resources for Lent

SUNDAYS IN LENT STARTING MARCH 5

EMBRACING ALTERNATE ORTHODOXY

This series is similar to the one we did last year. This features Richard Rohr, best-selling author and speaker. Richard invites you to explore a Christian faith informed by contemplation, mysticism, compassion, justice and centuries of rich Christian History. Topcis are Atonement Theology, Eco-Spirituality, the Cosmic Christ, Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy and Mysticism over moralism.

There will be a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall to sign up to attend and to volunteer if you want to help provide the soup, bread or salad one night. Dinner starts at 5:30.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY LITURGIES AT 8:15 AND 10:30

STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES WED. APRIL 12 5:30

MAUNDY THURSDAY LITURGY APRIL 13 7:30p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 14

STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT TOWN CENTER 12:00 MEET AT THE FOUNTAIN

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY 7:30 & ST. AIDAN'S

EASTER VIGIL @ OLD DONATION 7:00 p.m.

EASTER MORNING 9 AND 11 EASTER EGG HUNT AFTER THE 11:00


LINKS FOR LENT

Episcopal Relief & Development offers a 2017 Lenten Meditations guide. Available in English and Spanish, this year's devotional focuses on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women.

d365 Daily Devotional is written especially for students and seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. Although devotions are available every day of the year, they offer a special series for Lent. For iPhone and iPad users, there's a handy d365 app.

Lent Madness is back again! The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as they offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch.

 Forward Movement offers very inexpensive devotionals for Lent, including "Meeting Jesus on the Margins" which includes contributions from our Annual Council keynote speaker, the Rev. Canon Mike Kinman.

 Church Publishing has a nice selection of Lenten reading materials for adults, children and families, including "Love Life Live Lent: Be the Change!", "Under the Fig Tree: Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent", and "What We Do in Lent: A Child's Activity Book".

Center for Action and Contemplation: The website for Fr. Richard Rohr and his organization that promotes contemplative prayer as a way to take action on the gospel. Daily meditations are available.

Society of St. John the Evangelist: On behalf of my brothers at SSJE, I’d like to welcome you to our 2017 Lenten offering, “5 Marks of Love”, which will begin this Sunday (February 26, 2017).

This six-week series invites us to observe and reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually and in our faith communities, as well as in the world around us. Week by week we will explore each of the Anglican Communion’s five “Marks of Mission” (Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform, and Treasure) through videos, questions, and exercises designed to help us speak clearly and act truthfully, motivated always by hearts marked by God’s love. We Brothers of SSJE believe that the Marks of Mission are actually “Marks of Love,” signs that God’s love is making its mark on us, and through us, on the world in which we live.