St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Wherever you are on your faith journey, St. Aidan's welcomes you.
Among us you will find a variety of faith stories and experiences, and a diversity of beliefs. What we share in common is a trust that in community, in our worship, and in our caring for others we learn to better love our neighbor and deepen our awareness of God's presence.
We understand this to be the fuller life to which Jesus calls us.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every
human heart, and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds
cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, p. 823
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020
Update to our Outdoor Regathering
Due to worsening Covid-19 conditions in Fairfax County and the state of Virginia, we have canceled our
11:00 outdoor Sunday worship this Sunday and next Sunday, November 22. Gov. Ralph Northam has
limited gatherings, even outdoors, to 25 or fewer people. Although these restrictions begin at midnight
Monday, we are adopting them now for the protection and welfare of the congregation. Like you, we are fervently hoping and praying for improvement in the rate of coronavirus infections and the distribution
of an effective vaccine. Until then, please stay home, stay safe, and stay connected.
Our family outdoor service, at 10 a.m. Sunday, attracts fewer than 25 people, so it will continue, weather permitting. The effect on our plans for outdoor Christmas gatherings are not known yet.
Meanwhile, please hold all those suffering from Covid, those caring for them, those who are afraid,
isolated, or lonely, in your prayers.
Though we are not all able to meet in person for worship, we are finding that the desire to pray, celebrate,
and support each other in community still brings us together as we gather daily for evening worship, on
Sunday mornings for our main service, and on Tuesdays and Fridays for silent prayer and meditation.
Evening worship is at 7 pm, Sunday morning at 9:30 am, and Tuesday and Friday we meet at 8:00 a.m.
Information about joining services will be sent to registered participants. If you would like to be registered
to join worship, you can email us on the Contacts page. We will need to verify your name, address, phone
number, and email. We apologize for this extra layer of security, but it has become necessary. We hope you
will join us online, in person, or both, as we continue to worship God and support one another through this
Life at St. Aidan's
"As the years have gone by, it's been a source of joy and pride to belong to a church that does welcome everyone. I've brought many people here for various reasons--people from other faiths, and people who have no faith at all. And to see that all are welcome reminds me that not only have I found a place whereI I belong, but that allows me to bring in and celebrate everyone in my life."
Parishioner on why she belongs to St. Aidan's