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Holy Week Services 2018

PALM SUNDAY – March 25th

8:00 AM:  Holy Eucharist Rite I                     

10:15 AM:  Holy Eucharist Rite II

WEDNESDAY – March 28th        

Noon:  Holy Eucharist Rite II (said) & Sacrament of Healing

7:00 PM:  Tenebrae Service 

MAUNDY THURSDAY – March 29th                    

7:00 PM:  Holy Eucharist Rite II & Sacrament of Foot Washing

GOOD FRIDAY – March 30th    

Noon – 1 PM:  Good Friday Meditations

6:00 PM:  Stations of the Cross

7:00 PM:  Good Friday Liturgy with Holy Eucharist Rite II (from reserved sacrament)

HOLY SATURDAY – March 31st

7:30 PM:  The Great Vigil  of Easter

EASTER SUNDAY – April 1st   

8:00 AM:  Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:15 AM:  Festival Holy Eucharist Rite II


Feed My Starving Children – Social Outreach Activity

It’s that time of year again – time when you can make a difference in the life of a child. Feed My Starving Children will host its annual Mobile Pack event on April 6, 7 and 8. Once again, St. Edward’s has the opportunity to participate in this special event. Over the last 2 years, St. Ed’s has had a group of nearly 20 folks who participated in this event. We are hoping to have at least that many volunteers this year.

Last year’s event hosted 927 volunteers over 5 shifts in 2 days. The event raised over $51,000! And 217,728 meals were packaged – this was enough to feed 596 children a healthy meal every day for an entire year!! The meals were distributed to hungry children in Haiti. It’s hard to believe that this is possible with only 2 hours of your time.

St. Edward’s will be participating on Sat., April 7 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please see the sign up sheet in the narthex. As is the past, we can arrange carpool from St. Ed’s. If you have any question please see Peg Reiley or contact her at 717-940-2856 or

For more information about Feed My Starving Children please click on the links below:

Thank you for your support in the worthy project.

















Weekly Parish Email March 22 – March 29, 2018

Dear members of St. Edward’s:

This Sunday – the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday – we enter the holiest week in the Christian year when we remember the time Jesus entered Jerusalem and was greeted by the crowds who laid palm branches before him on the road. We will re-enact this event in the parish hall in the Liturgy of the Palms. Later in the week we will follow Jesus through the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, to the Cross and crucifixion on Good Friday, when the crowds who welcomed him will bay for his blood. Not by accident is this week called Holy Week.

Twice in Holy Week the whole Passion story will be read – from the Gospel of John on Good Friday, and the Gospel of Mark this Sunday – in all, over two hundred verses of scripture. One is tempted to ask what particular part does the preacher focus on – the answer is all of it – for we are all involved in the Passion of our Lord. Each of us enters into Christ’s story in the context of our own lives.

I hope you will join with me this Holy Week as we journey with Jesus through his Passion. Come early as we welcome him with Palms on Sunday; on Maundy Thursday, pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane; and stand by the Cross on Good Friday. Details of all the services will be found on the parish web site and Facebook.

His Passion is our Passion, and through his death we are healed.

Fr. Stephen+


For the month of February, 141 pounds of food were donated from St. Edward’s to the Food Bank.  Thank you!


Natural 18 oz peanut butter

Canned 15 oz red beets

Canned 15 oz carrots

Old fashioned oat meal

Canned 15 oz tomatoes

Box/bag quinoa

Canned pineapple

Lite peaches

Black beans


$10 per remembrance.  A wonderful way to honor “In Thanksgiving for” or “In Memory of” during Easter. 

Please remember to print clearly so that the names can be placed in the bulletin correctly.  Envelopes for your donation are on the sign up board.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN:  There is a sign up in the narthex for the St. Edward’s participation on April 7th from 11:30 – 1:30.  There is also a post on our web site with video links and details and an announcement in Sunday bulletin.  Please prayerfully consider supporting this worthy project.  St. Edward’s has participated for the past 3 years.

Altar Guild:  Mary Snyder and Karen Grant

Coffee Hours:  8:00 AM – Willow Valley Three   10:15 AM – The Milligan’s


6:30 PM – Stations of the Cross


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I  –  Please arrive about 10 minutes early and meet in the Parish Hall

LEM/Reader:  Mark Jakiel

Ushers: Herb Johnston and Bob Mutari

Greeter:  Mike Patrone


10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II  –  Please arrive about 10 minutes early and meet in the Parish Hall

LEM:  1st – Rayelenn Casey      2nd – Amy Swiernik

Acolytes:  Server:  Amy Swiernik   Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers: 1stTed Cardwell   2ndRayelenn Casey

Ushers:  Carter Ishler and Arch Cross

Greeter:  Dorris Smith


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers (PH)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Ed wing)


12 Noon – Holy Eucharist with Healing

1:00 PM – Bible Study

7:00 PM – Tenebrae


Maundy Thursday

7:00 PM – Holy Eucharist Rite II & Sacrament of Foot Washing





St. Edward’s Annual Report 2017

If you were unable to attend the St. Edward’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 25, 2017, you don’t have to “miss out” on what was covered at this very important yearly event in the life of our parish.  Click here to get our Annual Report.  

This is chock full of reports from the Rector, Senior Warden of the Vestry, as well as our various ministries, giving parishioners and those interested in our parish a wonderful “snapshot” of our faith community.



St. Edward’s Annual Meeting: February 25, 2018

Please mark your calendar to attend the St. Edward’s Annual Meeting this Sunday

It will immediately follow our ONE SERVICE of Holy Eucharist at 9:00 AM.  The Annual Meeting is required by Canon Law, for it is the time when the Priest and officers of the church offer their reports, the budget is received, and new officers elected for vestry and Diocesan Convention. 

A light breakfast will be served.