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Welcome to St. Aidan's!


HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

Maundy Thursday, April 17 - Agape Meal with Eucharist and Footwashing at 6 p.m.

We'll gather in the Church for a meal, remembering Jesus' last supper with his friends.  During the meal, we will hear stories about the historical setting of the meal during the Passover seder.  We will also remember Jesus' institution of the Eucharist and footwashing during the Last Supper and have the opportunity to take part in both ways of remembering and following Jesus.  This service is designed with families in mind, so know that kids are most welcome.

Good Friday, April 18 - Traditional Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m.

This stunning and dramatic service begins outside with the lighting of the new flame for the Paschal candle and processes inside by candlelight.  The evening is filled with dramatically presented readings of God's salvation throughout history and leads to the first celebration of Easter.  After the service, we celebrate with champagne and desserts.

Easter Sunday, April 20 - Services at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the joy of the resurrection with beautiful, flower and music-filled services!  Between our two morning services, children are invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt on the lawn, with hunts separated for younger and older children.  This year along with the usual goodies in the eggs, we'll have "St. Aidan's dollars" which kids can designate to go to one of several possible charities and help spread the joy of Easter into the wider community.

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.  At 8:30 a.m. is a very kid-friendly shorter service with Eucharist, guitar music, and rhythm instruments for the kids. At 10:30 a.m. we have our more traditional Eucharist, with organ and choir.  At 5:30 p.m. is our Celtic service, with lots of candlelight, beautiful meditative music, and room for quiet.  

We offer educational programs for kids and adults between the two morning services.