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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PROGRAMS FOR ADVENT 2017

December as always is a very busy month. Here is a list of what’s happening at St. Aidan’s during this season of Advent.

DEC 3 Advent Workshop 9:30 during the Formation time. In the spirit of giving during Advent, we’re going to make a different kind of Advent project. Each family (or child if they’d like to make an individual one) will decorate a grocery bag. Each day of Advent, the family will add an item of food (canned vegetables, box of spaghetti, jar of peanut butter, etc.) to the bag.  All decorating supplies will be provided. You don’t need to bring anything to the workshop except your family and a generous giving spirit for Advent. Bring the filled bag to church on Sunday, January 7.  The food will go to our food pantry that serves our community on a weekly basis.  We hope to see a lot of our St. Aidan families on Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m.  Questions? Ask Kathy Benson

SUNDAYS IN ADVENT - DEC. 3, 10, & 17 There will be a Sunday evening offering during Advent for Adults that will meet at the same time as EYC. We have ordered a fascinating series of short videos on Advent from the Work of the People that cover a variety of topics as we prepare for Christmas. Katie will provide a program for our younger members as well. A sign- up sheet will be posted in the Parish Hall. The class will begin with dinner at 5:30 with the EYC. Watch the enews for details about dinner signups.

Women's Advent Retreat --- December 2, 2017. 

Magnificat, the name given to the hymn of Mary in Luke 1:46-55

The retreat at Chanco on the James will feature a series of engaging workshops and inspired worship, built around the theme: Living the Magnificat.  There will be time for fellowship and refreshment throughout the retreat, concluding with a delightful Afternoon Tea.  You may also want to take advantage of our optional Friday overnight retreat option on December 1st, which includes an additional arts workshop, as well as a hospitality hour, along with a delicious breakfast Saturday morning. (Register soon, the overnight was a sellout last Spring.) 

Cost: Friday night and Saturday $95   Saturday only $35 

Contact Susan Boze, sueboze@gmail.com, for possible car pool arrangements/directions for Friday or Saturday. Click here to register 

 

BETHLEHEM WALK  12/8, 9, & 10

St. Aidan's, Kings Grant Presbyterian, St. Nicholas and Lynnhaven United Methodist will present the story of Christ's birth. Bethlehem Walk will be held at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church - Friday, Dec. 8 (6-8 p.m.); Saturday, Dec. 9 (3-8 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 10 (1-6 p.m.) . Please help us share this amazing gift with our community. Questions: Pam Butler, redheadpbvb@aol.com.

 

DECEMBER 9 POPCORN THEOLOGY 6:30 P.M.

We will celebrate by having a potluck dinner. We will be viewing It’s A Wonderfu Life with Mimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. In the movie an angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed. Please call Jeanette Hamilton 7577-407-2001 if you have any questions

STORIES OF CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 15 7:00 P.M. @ Good Samaritan

Join the Tidewater Tellers (including Mark and Wendy) for an entertaining evening of scripture and folk stories about Christmas. There will be stories of all ages and children are encouraged to attend. Good Samaritan is at 848 Baker Road.

A Flower Workshop for YOU and for Outreach!   On Saturday, December 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, there will be a Make & Take flower workshop in the Parish Hall. We'll begin with snacks and coffee/tea as Connie Williams demonstrates arranging a small holiday arrangement. Then you can create your arrangement as you chat and laugh with friends!      Please sign-up on the chart in the Parish Hall or contact Becky McCallum at 287-0647 or Beckymccallum1@gmail.com. The cost is $10.00 with proceeds going to the EYC 2018 Mission Trip!   Cash or check to St. Aidan's.

FALL LEAF CLEANUP DECEMBER 16 8-12: For those not arranging flowers we need to get our outside grounds cleaned up for the big Christmas weekend. Bring rakes, blowers and tarps. 

DECEMBER 17 ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS @ the 10:30 service

DECEMBER 21 7:00 P.M. BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

This is a quiet reflective service for those who aren’t really in the holiday mood because of a loss during this year or past years. The loss can be death, divorce, loss of employment any of the many things that may cause us to be less than joyous at a time when others are celebrating.

DECEMBER 24 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

9:30: One service for the 4th Sunday of Advent 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

5:30 PAGEANT

9:30 CHORAL PRELUDE MUSIC

10:00 TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT MASS 

DECEMBER 31

ONE SERVICE 9:30 LESSONS AND CAROLS


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.