Altar Guild –Women and men of the congregation help at church services by preparing and cleaning up the altar and keeping the candles filled with oil. One or two members bake the communion bread and one member does all the washing and ironing of the linens so these things are always prepared for your use. There is a short training and a manual for memory jogging…we all need it! Altar Guild is a quiet but satisfying devotion, serving both God and the St. Aidan’s family.
Card Ministry – Over the years St. Aidan’s has had a card ministry, sending cards to parishioners for illnesses and special events. Cards and stamps are ready for use.
Cleaning - St. Aidan’s building is cleaned entirely by volunteers. Duties include weekly vacuuming, dusting, floors and restroom checks. You can do as much or as little as you are able to do. Twice a year, there is a church-wide annual cleaning event, open to all who want to help.
Needle Workers – The needleworkers of the Diocese meet six to eight times a year in each other’s churches on a Saturday morning to sew and repair the linens used for church services. It is not necessary to sew a fine seam or be an accomplished needle worker to join. The Needle Workers also maintain a donation closet to aid any parish in need. You learn about various linens and vestments as well as having the opportunity to visit other churches.
Prayer Chain – A number of parishioners are at-the-ready to pray for the needs of people we know. Sign up to pray for people in need of prayers. It is a phone chain so there is only one call to be made. Prayer requests can be called in to Pastor Anna or Phyllis Paquette.
Writing Prayers - Writing the prayers can be a very powerful form of personal devotion. Prayers are written seasonally, with a new set published in each new seasonal liturgical booklet. If you are interested in writing the prayers, please talk with Father Lars. There is a brief instructional booklet that walks writers through the process.
Worship Commission – This group works with Father Lars and our musicians to produce the worship booklets for each of church seasons. Liturgy and prayers are decided on for each season.
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
670 E Monroe Ave
Hartford, WI 53027
The Rev. Lars Skoglund, Bishop's Vicar
Office Hours: Monday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm; Wednesday, 9 am - 2 pm and Thursday as needed or by appointment
Every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – St. Aidan's Breakfast at George Webb on Hwy 60
First Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m. - St. Aidan's Men's Breakfast. (August 5, 2017)
Last Saturday of every month at 11:30 a.m. - Hartford Community Lunch
(July 29, 2017)