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

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

8:15 HOLY EUCHARIST

9:30 CHRISTIAN FORMATION

10:30 HOLY EUCHARIST

Thursday 11:30 followed by bible study and lunch

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

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HOLY WEEK SERVICES

PALM SUNDAY 3/25 8:15 AND 10:30

Service begins in the courtyard, weather permitting.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR FAMILIES 3/28 5:30 P.M.

Join us for a special Holy Week Service for younger members, elementary through High School. Simple dinner to follow

MAUNDY THURDAY 3/29 Agape Dinner at 6:30 Liturgy at 7:30

We are doing something different this year and beginning our Maundy Thursday service with a Agape Meal at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. This is a re-creation of what might have been a meal before a service in teh 1st century. The liturgy will begin at 7:30 in the Parish Hall with the service and footwashing. We will move to the church at the Peace for Communion and the stripping of the altar. Signup sheet in the Parish Hall.

TOWEL COLLECTION FOR SETON ON MAUNDY THURSDAY

Every year we collect towels as part of our footwashing service that are donated for the clients at the Seton Youth Shelters. Please bring a new set of towels to the service. Thanks!

GOOD FRIDAY 

ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT TOWN CENTER 12:00 NOON

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY AT 7:30

EASTER VIGIL WITH OLD DONATION @ OLD DONATION SATURDAY 3/31 7:00 p.m.

EASTER SERVICES: 4/1 9:00 AND 11:00 

Easter Egg Hunt after the 11:00 service.

PROGRAMS FOR LENT 2018

SUNDAYS IN LENT

SUNDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING AT 5:30

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK

We are in year B of the Common Lectionary which means most of our gospel passages will come from Gospel of Mark. Dr. Phil Rutledge (one of my professors at the Academy for Biblical Storytelling) has just released a video where he does a dramatic telling of the entire gospel with an accompanying study guide. We will tackle three chapters a week on Sunday evenings. Dr. Rutledge is a New Testament Scholar, fluent in Greek and has recently retired from teaching at a Lutheran college in Texas. 

The program will start with a dinner of soup, bread, and salad. Our nursery will be open but please contact the rector if you would like to use the nursery. A sign up sheet will be in the parish hall. Please sign up to attend,  to help provide dinner and let us know .  if you need a babysitter for the evening. 

CONFIRMATION 

The bishop will be coming later in the Spring to confirm and receive new members into the Episcopal Church. He will also be doing some baptisms at the same service. If you have been confirmed in a church that has bishops you are recieved into the Episcopal Church. Everybody else is confirmed. The preparation classes are the same.

ADULT preparation classes will be Sunday mornings at 9:30 during the Christian Formation time. Contact The Rev. Mark Wilkinson for more information. 

Classes for high school students will be Sunday evening during the EYC time. Contact Chuck Marks for more information. 

  


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.

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: Our Lenten series, “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,” begins on Sunday, February 11. A beautiful journal has been produced to accompany the six-week program of daily videos from the brothers. The journal can be purchased individually or in packs of ten on Amazon, or you can pick one up at the Monastery. You can also download printable versions from the website (including a large-print edition). We hope you will join us for this transformative offering.