We often carry heavy burdens and the world around us can sometimes leave us feeling more anxious than loving or peaceful. Having a place to find rest, to connect with the truest and deepest parts of ourselves, and to practice Jesus’ way of love gives us the strength we need for the journey God has for each of us.
No matter who you are, or where you are on the journey of faith, God welcomes you and loves you. And so does St Aidan’s, Camano Island!
The Rev. Drew Foisie, Vicar
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:15 AM – Education Hour in the Nave
Child Care 9:15 – 11:15 AM (call ahead to confirm)
Join us for coffee hour after the 10:00 AM service.
Wednesday Morning service:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 10:00 AM
Intercessory prayer and anointing available
The board of lay leadership (normally called a Vestry) is here called a Bishop’s Committee, because St Aidan’s is a “mission” church of the Diocese of Olympia. The bishop of the diocese is directly responsible for mission churches in his diocese, but delegates pastoral responsibility to the Vicar (from Latin vicarius, ‘substitute’).
Bishop’s Committee leaders are often the most visible leaders of the church. Together with the vicar they provide leadership in many areas. They make decisions and give direction in the areas of budget, maintenance of church property, gifts and endowments, and discerning how it all fits within the stated vision and mission of the church. They also prayerfully discern with the vicar mutual ministry goals and empower the community to respond with their gifts.
Bishop’s Committee members are elected to a term of 3 years. The Senior Warden and the Junior Warden (or ‘People’s Warden’) are B.C. members elected or appointed to one year terms (occasionally two).