Sermon by The Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey, Rector
As I preached in my sermon on Christmas Eve, if Christmas is about “knowing and loving,” then the season of Epiphany is about revealing and re-focusing: revealing the Christ-child that has come among us, and revealing the Christ-child within each of us. There is, therefore, that which God in Christ does, and that which we are called to respond to. If God reveals, we are called to re-focus…or, in the words of Philip to Nathanael in the gospel for this Sunday, “Come and See.” Come and see what God is doing in your life this Sunday – you have three services to choose from: 8 am; 9:15 contemporary; and 10:15.
I shall be there, God will be there, will I see you? I hope so!
The Annual Meeting of St. Edward’s will take place on Sunday, 25th February. This is the occasion when new members to vestry are elected and delegates to represent the parish at the Diocesan Convention in October also chosen. Should you feel moved to serve in either or both capacities, please contact the Rector as soon as possible.
Krist Kindling Dinner
Krist Kindling families and other former or possible future Krist Kindlers, please plan to join us at the annual Krist Kindling dinner in the multi-purpose room on Sunday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. Families: please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert – enough to serve six — to share as well as your own table service. If you are single or a couple, please bring one main dish to share. Beverages will be provided. Bring your stories and your good humor. Guaranteed: a warm and cozy evening with a few good laughs and maybe a surprise or two. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Questions? Call Meredith Westgate, 898-9245.
WHAT: Annual Cabin-Fever-Tired-of-Winter White Elephant Party.
WHEN: Sunday, January 28th at 4:00.
WHERE: Elaine Radcliffe’s house, 3190 Grande Oak Place, Lancaster (West Hempfield).
BRING: The Ugliest, Funniest, Tackiest, Stupidest Gift you can find (wrapped beautifully, of course) for our hilarious gift exchange!
ALSO BRING: Some “finger food” (dips, spread, cheese and crackers, etc.) to share.
SIGN-UP: In the Parish Hall, no later than January 18th.
QUESTIONS: Call Elaine at 717-285-4912.
Here is a current update form the Food Bank from Beth Lynch:
We collected and donated 66 pounds of food for the month of December.
Many thanks! Items requested for January for the food pantry are:
Elbow macaroni, boxed pasta, 18 oz size jelly, canned tomatoes, cereal
Coffee Hour: 8 AM: Tony and Sue Bianco 9:15 AM – The Milligan Family 10:15 AM: We need a volunteer
Altar Guild: Nancy Doyle, Julie Hoff, Barbara Schultz, Beth Hake, Wendy Hallowell
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14th
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Mark Jakiel
Ushers: Karen Grant and John Meyer
Greeter: Janet Rumer
9:15 AM – Contemporary Service
LEM: Dina Ishler
Reader: Seth Hake
Usher: Bill Swiernik
Greeters: Richard and Gail Irons
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEM: Dina Ishler
Acolytes: Server: Camille Horine Crucifer: Dina Ishler
Readers: 1st: Ted Cardwell 2nd: Reenie Cardwell
Ushers: Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager
Greeter: Dorris Smith
MONDAY, JANUARY 15th
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th
1:00 PM – Knit Wits (PH)
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Library)
7:00 PM – ALERT Mtg. (PH)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th
12 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th
7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal
7:30 PM – Vestry Meeting
FOURTH ADVENT – DECEMBER 24TH
9:30 AM – Low Mass
CHRISTMAS EVE – DECEMBER 24TH
4:30 PM* – Family Service of Holy Communion
*Praise Band will be playing music commencing at 4:15 pm.
8:00 PM* – Festival Holy Eucharist with Choir
10:30 PM – Midnight Mass with Choir
*Nursery is available for children up to age 4 at the 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm services
CHRISTMAS DAY – DECEMBER 25TH
- 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
“Expectation; Repentance and Waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promise.”
Schedule of Events
2:30 p.m. – Devotions
Daughters of the King
2:45 p.m. – living in the tension between the historical past and the present;
3:45 p.m. – living in the tension between tradition and the needs of the contemporary generation
4:45 p.m. – living in the tension between revelation and interpretation.
5:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist
Prayer, meditations and Eucharist are in the church. A bell will ring 5 minutes before the beginning of each meditation.
Refreshments and restrooms are in the hallway.
Reading room and a place for quiet contemplation is available in the education wing.
Coffee and conversation are in the parish hall.
To help maintain a quiet atmosphere, please put your cell phone in silent mode and confine any phone conversations to the cell phone room.
Between meditations, please feel free to remain in the church, wander around the building and enjoy the quiet.
Thank you for coming today. We hope you find the afternoon restful and restorative.
Wishing you a blessed Advent.
St. Edward’s 13th Annual
Holiday Cookie Sale
Saturday, December 2nd, 8 AM
COME to the St. Edward’s annual holiday cookie sale and choose from over 60 varieties of your favorite Christmas cookies, candies and other holiday treats. Come early for the best selection. . and tell your friends!!!
Enjoy the delicious baking talents of our St. Edward’s community of faith. We look forward to offering a wide selection of tasty creations, once again, for this wonderful seasonal fundraising event.
We are having our benefit breakfast, again, with a selection of hot items and beverages for one price. Come for the cookies and stay for breakfast!
Thank you for your support.