2019 EPISCOPAL NIGHT 
AT THE BALLGAME
FRIDAY JULY 19,2019  
GAME TIME: 7:10

See below for details
Ministry Minute

Be and Know

"Fear not, for I am with you."

Out of all the radical things in the Bible, God saying, "I am with you" is I think the most radical. The idea that the God who created all things is HERE, in our lives, loving, caring, blessing and strengthening us is awesome and powerful. And it is seriously easy to take for granted.

Economists talk about something they call the "diamond-water paradox." The argument basically goes like this. Diamonds are expensive. Water is cheap. That makes no reasonable sense because you can't live without water but diamonds are fundamentally unnecessary. The reason it works like that is because water is everywhere and diamonds are rare. It is called a paradox but it is really a failure in how humans see value. Water is way more valuable because it is life-giving and life-sustaining.

God's presence is like water. It is plentiful, and it is infinitely valuable. However, when most of us are making our schedules we spend more time for those things of lesser value which we also have less access too. When is the last time you stopped and appreciated God's presence.

Take a moment to breath and read this prayer adapted from Psalm 46:10.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Be still and know that.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

In peace
+Les

All Church Announcements

2019 EPISCOPAL NIGHT AT THE BALLGAME
FRIDAY JULY 19,2019  GAME TIME: 7:10
Arrive Early!!!--------------- RSVP Date  Extended to May 21st
Enjoy a free pre-game cookout at Christ Church Cathedral
Event begins at 5:00 PM, and everyone will head to the ballpark around 6:30 PM Free parking in the Cathedral's parking garage (511 San Jacinto)
Food, refreshments, and parking on a first come basis
Stay Late !!! Post Game Fireworks
Seating Options     Upper Deck $28-32       Field Boxes $52
For information contact Heather Arnold @  832-545-7723

Attention all St. Aidaners. We have put together a 3-5 min  survey  about our Christian Education and  Formation  programs - specifically Uncurriculum/GIFT and Sunday School. This is for adults with kids and adults without kids. We want to know your thoughts! Please fill it out before May 26th. Please click here 
Please help us evaluate and improve our ministries!

BBB - Burger Beer and Bible
Starts 4th June ends 18th August, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Gather starting at 6:30 Conversation begins at 7.
BBB returns for the summer. This is an informal time to grab a bite to eat and share some conversation over dinner. For the first session we will be at Cypress Rosehill Beer Garden. There are a variety of Food Trucks which give excellent selection for food. This is a great way to enjoy the summer, meet some new folks and share some faith talk. All are invited. Please email  revles@aidanschurch.org if you know you are coming so that we can try to grab the right amount of tables.

It will feature casual conversations on real questions about faith. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you can find the Videos, and share them! A new video will be coming out every week so help us extend the audience.  
Also if you have a question you would like to see Rev. Les talk about on a video you can email it to questions@aidanschurch.org.

VBS July 8th - 12th, 9am - Noon
Take an adventure with us for an exciting and adventurous week, July 9-13 at VBS! Early registration is March 3rd, costing $20.00. Late registration is June 16, costing $30.00. Registration can be found at aidanschurch.org! Our theme this year is  ROAR : Life is wild, God is good. For more information, contact Taylor Durr at taylor@aidanschurch.org.

Interested in Sponsoring VBS? Please click here.

Triumph Sports
This year we are adding something very special to our Vacation Bible School! From 12- 4 p.m. we will have Triumph Sports come in and run a Bible based sports camp. The participants will play fun games
like dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, and games revolving around basketball, soccer, and more! The cost in addition to VBS is $105.00 if registered before June 1, and $115.00 if registered after June 1.
Early registration for Triumph Sports is also online NOW   Here
For more information,  Taylor Durr at taylor@aidanschurch.org

Ladies Bible Study.
Join us for a ladies only Bible study every other Thursday at Patti Foucha's house from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. 
Our studies will be broken into relevant life topics. Please contact Patti at 281-844-3383 or Dorothy Keays at 240-304-2209 to let us know you will attend or if you have any questions. Light appetizers and drinks will be served! Bring a friend!

 
" Under Construction"
We have begun our process of construction on our expansion. Please be patient with us over the next 6 months and pay attention to the rerouting of foot traffic. For example if you are going to the portable buildings we recommend you take the temporary path around the other side of the playground. Thank you for joining us for this exciting time of growth for our church.

Uncurriculum 
Sundays, 9:15 AM, Classroom 1
We have created our own unique approach to Sunday School. Approximately once a month we have a large gathering for all ages where we teach a Bible story. The weeks leading up to that Sunday School consists of people coming together to help discover, create and implement the upcoming GIFT Sundays. There is a fresh leadership team for every month, but all are welcome every Sunday whether you will make it to the GIFT or not. The best way to know the Creator is to create. Join us for the learning and fun!
 
Friday Bible Study
Fridays, 10-11:15 AM, Church Office
Join Rev. Les every Friday for a Bible study. It is helpful if you let him know you are coming. All are welcome.

SALSA
Do you have about 2 hours a month to help keep your church grounds looking beautiful? If so, SALSA (Saint Aidan's Lawn Service Associates) needs you! If you are interested and able to serve your church in this fun ministry, we are looking for teens and adults to join the effort. Please call or text Joni Buck @ 832-746-5406!

New Options for Online Giving!
Most Efficient
Set up a recurring online bill pay with your bank. All you need is the church's name and address and you can set up your pledge payments to go out with no fees at all.  (Saint Aidans Episcopal Church Cypress Texas, 13131 Fry Road, Cypress. TX 77433-3339)
Most Convenient
Download the Tithe.ly (that is not a typo it is how it is spelled) app from your android or apple appstore. You can set up an easy giving profile and you can give from a credit card, debit card, or directly from your bank account. There are some fees associated with this service, but you can select to pay for the fees yourself if you like. You can also set up and track recurring giving through the app.

SMILE/AMAZON
We have registered Saint Aidan's on Smile/Amazon. Please find link here
Once you have linked your Amazon account there will be a donation to support Saint Aidan's with every purchase you make at no extra cost to you.

Opportunities to Serve
We are looking to expand our ranks of volunteers around worship. There are training videos now available on our website under the action tab (Liturgical Training Videos) where you can scope out what is like to be an acolyte or chalicer. One of the things we could really use help with is our sound booth. Contact  tracy@aidanschurch.org if you are interested. 
Youth Ministry

May 19: Discipleship Celebration
 
May 26: Pool Party, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

June 2: Lunch and a movie, time TBA

June 9:
Bible study, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Durr at taylor@aidanschurch.org
Children's Ministry

Sunday School
For Prek-3rd grade (on non-GIFT Sundays) we will be using a special curriculum that uses Legos to teach the Bible. As Rev. Les put it, "This method is simple, and beautiful and powerful and it is the first accessible Sunday School curriculum I have ever seen that truly empowers the soul of a child."
 
For 4th grade-Adult we have created our own unique approach to Sunday School. Approximately once a month we have a large gathering for all ages where we teach a Bible story. The weeks leading up to that Sunday School consists of people coming together to help discover, create and implement the upcoming GIFT Sundays. There is a fresh leadership team for every month, but all are welcome every Sunday whether you will make it to the GIFT or not. The best way to know the Creator is to create. Join us for the learning and the fun.

Children's Chapel
Children's Chapel is available at our 10:30 service. It is a place for children to worship in the traditions of our faith but in a way that's geared towards Pre K - 3rd grade. A procession will guide the children to the chapel in the beginning of the service and the kids rejoin their families for Communion.
 
Youth Group
We have a great group of youth. Warm inviting and impressive. They generally meet Sunday afternoon from 12-1:30 pm, but check the schedule for more information.
 

Worship

Sundays
 
Traditional Worship 8:00 am

Traditional Worship with Contemporary Music 10:30 am

 

Are you serving Sunday?
Click below to check the 
May and June Services
Sunday's readings can be found at  lectionarypage.net . We are following Track 1. 

Questions about the new church set up? Check out our Temporary Customary here.
 
 
Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church
13131 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.373.3203