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

9:30 Christian Formation 

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

Thursday 11:30 followed by bible study and lunch

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

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PROGRAMS FOR LENT 2018

Lent is almost upon us and we have some exciting programming planned. Watch this space over the next few weeks for more information. 

 SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER in the Parish Hall Feb. 13 6:00 p.m

ASH WEDNESDAY FEB. 14

12:00 NOON AND 7:30 P.M. imposition of ashes

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN 5:30 P.M. 

Our 5:30 service is designed specifically for younger children up through elementary school. The liturgy is simple and helps to understand what lent is.  Simple dinner to follow.

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. 

 LENTEN QUIET DAY MARCH 3

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson and The Rev. Mark Wilkinson will lead a quiet day of meditation and prayer for the Lenten season. Both the indoor and outdoor labyrinths will be available for periods of quiet meditation. Guided meditations on scripture will be offered as well as praying the Anglican Rosary. We will begin with Morning Prayer and have a noontime devotion. The retreat will close with the music of Taize’ with Eucharist .

Please bring a bag lunch, beverages will be provided along with some light snacks.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

The Wednesday night bible study will take a break during Lent. Please join us for our Sunday program.

OTHER WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS

All Saints Episcopal is offering a couple of special Wendesday night programs. Click here to see their offerings. 


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.