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Welcome to St. Aidan’s!

If you are new to our neighborhood or just searching for a welcoming church community, we would love to have the opportunity to meet you.  Looking through our website might give you some insight into our liturgical life and our events that help to bring people together for graceful fellowship, faithful study and loving fun.  Wherever you may be on your own faith journey, if at all, or whatever your age, gender, nationality or sexual orientation you are most welcome here!

We live in a challenging world, and as part of the Episcopal Church of the United States and the world-wide Anglican Communion, we are dedicated to serving you spiritually by walking the path of faith beside you, offering spiritual support and strength for life’s journey.  If you would like to learn more about the Episcopal Church, you may find this link helpful: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/

And then…come join us and experience the ancient liturgy that has changed little since the time of the early Christians, study the scripture and hear it speak to you personally in your life of the 21st Century, come to meet faithful hearts who find strength and joy in fellowship and community, come be a part of it all.

Our doors are wide open  — welcome!

The Rev. Esme Jo Rymer Culver+
Priest-in-Charge
motheresme.staidans@gmail.com

Padre Roberto Maldonado+

St. Aidan’s Mission

Spread the Promise of Jesus Christ in and beyond our community through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.

Church Schedule

Weekly:
English – Sunday 9:00 am Holy 
Eucharist — Rite II
Español – Sunday 11:00 am

Weds 6:00 pm Evening Prayer
Thurs 9:30 am Rite 1 Holy Eucharist

Street Address:
17405 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR 97030

For directions click here

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1319 Gresham, OR 97030

JOIN US DURING HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ST. AIDAN’S 2017
Wednesday in Holy Week: April 12th

No Evening Prayer
CHOIR PRACTICE WEDNESDAY!

Thursday in Holy Week: April 13th: No morning Eucharist or Bible Study

Agapé Meal
Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.

The St. Aidan’s Community is invited to share in a simple Middle Eastern-style dinner before attending the Maundy Thursday Liturgy.  The meal will begin at 5:30 p.m., to allow individuals and families the opportunity to share a relaxed meal before the 7:00 p.m. service.  A donation of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children is suggested.

                                    

Maundy Thursday Liturgy
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.

The washing of feet and stripping of the altar.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13.35

 

The Vigil at the Altar of Repose
Thursday, April 13 -14 Through the Night

 

We wait in the garden with Christ as he prays through the night. Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, ‘So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? Matthew 26:40

 

Good Friday Liturgy              
Friday, April 14, Noon and 7:30 p.m.

Following the noon service, the Sanctuary will be open for private prayer until 3:00 p.m.

Veneration of the cross at 7:30 p.m.

Following the noon service, the Sanctuary will be open for private prayer until 3:00 p.m.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities…”  Isaiah 53:5a

 

The Rite of Reconciliation
Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. –Noon

Mother Esme will be present for the Rite of Reconciliation in her office between 10:00 a.m. and Noon on Holy Saturday.  This ancient Rite of formal confession is an opportunity to quietly unburden heart and lighten conscience of known sins, find contrition, and seek absolution.  “The secrecy of a confession is morally absolute for the confessor, and must under no circumstances be broken.  The Reconciliation of a Penitent is available for all who desire it.”  “The Lord be in your heart and upon your lips.”  (BCP 446-7)

 

The Great Vigil of Easter
Holy Saturday, April 15 7:30 p.m.

“So we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life…”

Collect for the Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Day
Sunday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.

Festal Choral Eucharist with Flowering of the Cross by all (Easter Egg Hunt follows the service).

“Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised” Matthew 28:5

 A festive Easter Brunch follows the service. 

Parishioners are encouraged to add their own Easter dishes to those of the Vestry.

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