EASTER BIG TABLE AT ST AIDAN’S

Did you used to follow the tradition of making an Easter Hat or Bonnet?
Let your creative side have fun!
We will be decorating a hat for Easter
Materials supplied
Come join us on Thursday 13th April for Morning Tea & Lunch Starting from 10am – finishing by 1pm
Lunch cost: $5 (paid to church organisers)
Morning tea includes delicious home made cakes.
The Op Shop is also open from 9am so have a look for some bargains.
Cnr Payneham & OG Roads, Payneham
Helen 8256 2135 (Anglicare)
Hilary 8365 6996 (Parish)

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Tea

Title: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Tea
Location: St Aidan’s Hall
Description: There will be a service of Evening Prayer in the Church followed by pancake tea in the hall. Cost $10- adults, $5- children under 12 years, family $25-. Tea, coffee and cordial provided
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2017-02-28
End Time: 20:30

ADVENT MEDITATIONS

There will be a series of meditations for Advent in the church on Friday mornings from 11am to 12 noon. 2nd December (Waiting for the promised light of the world), 9th December (The coming of the light into the world) and 16th December (Being open to receive the light of the world)  Please join us for quiet reflection and Christian meditation.

 

SBC On the Road 2016 – God’s Mission in the World

Tuesday October 25 7:15-9pm God’s Mission from Creation to Israel Dr Matthew Anstey

Wednesday October 26 7:15-9pm God’s Mission from Jesus to the Church Dr Tim Harris

 This is a wonderful opportunity to gain an understanding of the “big picture” of the Christian story, in terms of the mission of God, from Genesis to Revelation, from two of Adelaide’s foremost Biblical scholars.

St Aidan’s Patronal Festival

We will celebrate our patron saint St Aidan on Sunday 28th August with a sung Eucharist Service at 9.30am with Bishop Chris McLeod celebrating and preaching. This will be followed by a shared lunch.

St. Aidan, Patron Saint of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church of Payneham.
The following is taken from David Adam’s book Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert, Three Inspirational Saints, (pp56,57, 59) a copy of which is in our Church Library.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham in the times of Queen Victoria, said of Aidan and his lasting influence “Augustine was the apostle of Kent, but Aidan was the apostle of England.” But by far the best epitaph is from Bede, who admired Aidan greatly:
“His life is in marked contrast to the apathy of our own times, for all who walked with him, whether monks or lay-folk, were required to meditate, that is either to read the Scriptures or to learn the Psalms. This was their daily occupation wherever they went…He cultivated peace and love, purity and humility; he was above anger and greed, and despised pride and conceit; he set himself up to keep as well as to teach the love of God, and was diligent in study and in prayer. He used his priestly power to check the proud and powerful; he tenderly comforted the sick; he relieved the poor. To sum up in brief what I have learned from those who knew him, he took pains never to neglect anything he had learned from the writings of the evangelists, apostles and prophets, and he set to carry them out with all his power.”
(Bede, A History of the English Church and People, pp.148.169)

Lord God,
who called Aidan to burn like a bright flame in the Dark Ages,
set our hearts on fire with love for you.
Let our ears be open to the cries of the poor
and our hands in the joy of sharing,
let us walk in the light of your love
and reveal your brightness and glory in our lives:
may it be seen that we love you and walk in your presence.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord who is alive and reigns with you,
O Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
Amen.

 

 

LENTEN STUDIES

We will be using the South Australian Council of Churches ecumenical study, “Return to God: Divine Grace and Human Struggle”. There will be two sessions for six weeks beginning on Monday 8th February at either 1.30-3.00pm or 7.00-7.30pm.