2018 Annual Meeting was a big success with all sorts of delicious dishes to enjoy plus some great desserts. Mother Esme reviewed 2017 and all the great accomplishments and Lorraine Crawford (Treasurer) reviewed the financials for 2017 and the budget for 2018. The parish elected four new members to the vestry – John Gurney, Rachel Hayashi, Jennifer Fisher Langley and Jack MacDonald. Additionally, a new vestry clerk was selected, Lindacarol McKinlay.
The First Annual St. Aidan’s Service Award was presented at the annual meeting to Betty Jo “B.J.” Pietzold for her dedication and tireless efforts at making St. Aidan’s beautiful garden’s shine and including all her musical talents.
We have setup an Amazon Smile account for St. Aidan’s, so your holiday shopping experience can support our church too!! Visit smile.amazon.com and search for “St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church“.
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+
Holy Cross / Santa Cruz
Padre Roberto Maldonado+
St. Aidan’s Mission
Spread the Promise of Jesus Christ in and beyond our community through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.
English – Sunday 9:00 am Holy Eucharist — Rite II
Español – Sunday 11:00 am
Thursday – 9:30 am Rite 1 Holy Eucharist followed by “Bible Study for Grown-ups”
Street / Mailing Address:
17405 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97230
For directions click here
February 2, 2018 – Friday @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. Music and Meditation: Imbolc. An hour of contemplative Music and Meditation: Imbolc – half way between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox – has been traditionally associated with the onset of lactation of ewes, soon to give birth to the spring lambs. The Christian Church of course sought to introduce an alternative festival and so the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus, and falls on or around February 2nd. A time of fun and fellowship will follow the Music and Meditation and will be a from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
February 13, 2018 – Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Supper.
February 14, 2018 – Wednesday @ 7:00 a.m. Ash Wednesday.
February 18, 2018 – Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. Bishop Hanley’s visit to both Congregations: Saint Aidan’s and Holy Cross/Santa Cruz.
Visit our Gallery of Pictures from Mass on the Grass 2017.