WORSHIP

Join us in person for worship Sundays at 8:00 & 10:00 or live on YouTube

St Aidans Cross

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

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES

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

WHY WORSHIP MATTERS

"It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed (and transformed) as God’s people."

from www.churchofengland.org

ABOUT OUR WORSHIP

We worship in the Anglican-Episcopal tradition. It’s a rich tradition using ancient and historic prayers in modern language, using ritual and symbol that engages all the senses - sight, sound, smell, touch and taste - in prayer and praise. We use the Book of Common Prayer (1979) to order our worship, we use the Revised Common Lectionary to guide our Sunday Scripture lessons, and a good dose of humor to remember joy and to not take ourselves too seriously even as we take our worship seriously.

Join us for worship this Sunday right here on YouTube live

NAME TAGS

We use name tags not only to help us get to know our visitors more easily and vice versa, but to refresh our memories about who we are. We’re a friendly bunch! A sign-up sheet for a permanent name tag is in Dietel Hall, paper name tags are available in pews throughout the church.

HOLY COMMUNION

All who desire a deeper walk with Christ are welcome at the altar for Holy Communion of bread and/or wine. You may drink from the chalice or dip the bread in the chalice before eating it. If you need a gluten free bread, please inform the priest at the altar rail. If you do not wish to receive Communion but wish a blessing, cross your arms over your chest. Or you may remain in your pew for prayer.  If you have not been baptized and are interested in learning more, please let somebody know.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

To add names to the list of names prayed for in the Prayers of the People you may tell a priest or a member of the Bishop’s Committee at any time, contact the church office, or speak the name aloud at designated times. Names typically stay on the Prayers of the People list 6-8 weeks and then are removed, unless requested they remain.

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CHILD CARE

The nursery is through the double glass doors at the front foyer. If needed, ask an usher for help, they’ll be happy to guide you.

LARGE PRINT BCP'S

Large print Books of Common Prayer are available in pew racks throughout the church.

E-BULLETIN

An electronic bulletin with all readings, prayers, responses and music for use on your tablet each Sunday is attached to our weekly email newsletter, the St Aidan ePistle. Click here to receive the ePistle.

QUIET MEDITATION

After the welcome and before the opening hymn is a silent period for meditation. Being quiet before worship helps prepare us for what is to come.  

All are welcome at St Aidans

MUSIC AT ST AIDAN'S

Our music seeks to be God-focused and inspiring.  Sunday morning at the 10:00 AM service classic church hymnody and contemporary music adorns the Rite II service.  As professionally trained musicians, the choir director and the pianist/organist use their talents and expertise to lead the congregation and the choir.  The choir director works closely with the Vicar in choosing music that supports themes of the day. Choir festivals add opportunities for singing God’s praises and enjoying fellowship. St Aidan’s has typically hosted the Stanwood-Camano Messiah sing-along each year, inviting local artists to perform in the orchestra or sing solos. (We hope to see the MessiahSing return in 2023)