Welcome to St. Aidan's!
LENT AT ST. AIDAN'S
All are welcome as we prepare ourselves to enter the mystery of Easter.
Mardi Gras, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2015 - We'll prepare ourselves for Lent in true New Orleans style, with jazz during our morning services and a celebratory lunch after the 10:30 a.m. service. Beads and masks are encouraged. If you can, please bring a dessert to share.
Pancake Supper, Tues., Feb. 17 6-8 p.m. - Enjoy pancakes and al the fixings prepared by the youth of the Church. A delicious pre-Lenten community gathering! Donations welcome.
Ash Wednesday Services, Wed., Feb. 18 - Kids and Family Service at 5:30 p.m. (An interactive, kid-friendly service that introduces young people to Lent through stories, songs, and movement. We'll start outside burning palms and end with a chance to receive ashes inside the labyrinth); Traditional Service at 7:30 p.m. (A traditional Ash Wednesday service with Eucharist and imposition of ashes)
Lenten Retreat, Sat., Feb. 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Lent is a season of preparation and attentiveness to our relationship to God, but sometimes we forget to take time to think about who and what it is we are seeking, or to think much about how it is that we seek. During this day apart, we will carve out space to reflect on this invitation to ponder, wonder, and turn. Periods of silence will give us time to engage with Jesus’ question in different ways of our choosing, including poetry, art, journaling, walking the labyrinth and different forms of prayer. We’ll also have times to gather together in small groups. The retreat will begin with breakfast, include lunch, and end with an informal eucharist.
St. Aidan's is a worshipping community, welcoming people wherever they are on their faith journey. Our purpose is to nurture and develop faith in God and equip individuals for ministry in all aspects of their lives. We invite others to join us as we strive to grow in love of God and neighbor. This is the work to which Christ calls us. All are welcome at St. Aidan's!
Several services on Sundays offer different worship experiences, and all are welcome to try any of them:
A very kid-friendly shorter service with Eucharist, guitar music, and rhythm instruments for children of all ages.
Our more traditional Eucharist, with organ and choir.
Our Celtic service, with lots of candlelight, beautiful meditative music, and room for quiet.
During the school year, we offer educational programs for kids and adults between the two morning services.