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 Dietel Hall
Child Care available 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
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
Ash Wednesday is the start of the season of Lent. The Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes upon the forehead reminds us that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Our hope is not in flesh and blood, but in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God.
Two services (8:00 and 10:00 AM) begin in the Parish Hall with special prayers, and then the congregation processes through the breezeway and into the church nave singing a triumphant hymn, recalling to mind Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The congregation participates in reading the Passion narrative from the Gospel.
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, the week of worship leading up to Easter. Holy Week helps us recall the love Christ poured out for his disciples in service by washing their feet, and by being willing to be betrayed and suffer death. There is usually a service each night of Holy Week at 7:00 PM.
A period of three days of preparation for a feast day. The term most frequently used for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the three days prior to Easter Sunday that are the concluding days of Holy Week. St Aidan's has services each day of the Easter Triduum.
The Church remembers Jesus' last supper with his disciples and the example of service he gave by washing the disciples' feet. The service includes foot washing, stripping of the altar and adornments, and prayer vigil. The sanctuary remains empty like a tomb and open for those who wish to keep watch.
The Church remembers and mourns Jesus' crucifixion and death upon the cross in a traditional service of solemn collects, prayers and anthems in the evening. Historically, we have also participated in an ecumenical Good Friday service at Stanwood United Methodist focused on Jesus' 7 last words.
The Great Vigil of Easter starts outside in St Aidan’s Celtic Garden. A fire is kindled at sundown and from it we light the Easter Candle, or Pascal Candle, and carry it into the church. Each participant lights his or her own candle from the Easter Candle and the celebration continues with songs, psalms, readings from scripture, and an Easter sermon.
The joy of Christ’s resurrection is greeted with shouts of Alleluia! and joyful hymns of praise at 10:00 AM An interactive children’s sermon is shared with children 12 and under. An Easter message is preached and Holy Communion is share by all who wish to partake.
On Pentecost the Church celebrates its "birthday", the arrival of the Holy Spirit to empower the disciples to carry on Jesus’ ministry in the world. Most wear red, the color of fire, representing the Holy Spirit. The Gospel lesson is read in many and various tongues.
St Francis is said to have “preached to the birds.” Even though materially poor, he lived with grace and abundance through God’s simple gifts found in creation and throughout life. On this Sunday we bring our pets – furry, winged or scaled – to church and bless them.
All Saints Day (Nov 1) commemorates the saints of the church – past and present – and gives thanks to God for their life and witness to Jesus Christ. Scripture teaches us that God is God of the living, not the dead. We celebrate the saints alive in Christ, on whose shoulders we stand in many ways. We bring pictures of saints from our lives and place them throughout the church for All Saints Sunday.
Each Wednesday we have a service of Holy Communion, with healing prayers and anointing with oil offered as well. Each week we choose a saint from history and reflect on that saint’s life and how God’s grace worked through them. The service begins at 10:00 AM
Falls on the fourth Sunday of Easter season each year when the Scripture lessons all reflect the theme of lambs, flocks, and shepherds, and Jesus as the Good Shepherd. We often have live lambs in the service on this Sunday.
The celebration of the birth of Jesus and the Incarnation of God who has drawn near to us in Christ. A 9:30 PM "midnight" mass with traditional Christmas hymns and candlelight conclusion make Christmas Eve beautiful, holy, and a service not to be missed.