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Weekly Parish Email May 18 – May 24, 2018

Dear members of St. Edward’s:

Whichever way you want to look at it, we have a busy weekend in front of us. This coming Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, which recalls the time when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples like tongues of fire, empowering them to go out into the world. For this reason, the church is decorated in red to symbolise the power of the spirit. So, come to church wearing something red and get into the “Spirit of the Season.”

For any Royal watchers in the congregation, the wedding of Harry and Meghan will take place on Saturday and can be viewed at 7 am on most television channels. Of particular interest is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry will preach the sermon.

Later on Saturday we will begin our celebration of Pentecost with the 5:30 service of Holy Eucharist, and at Adult Forum on Sunday I will begin a brief series on the Apostle Paul.

I look forward to seeing you.


Fr. Stephen+ 

As is customary on the 3rd Sunday of the month, we prayerfully ask that you consider giving to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund this Sunday.  Thank you.

Articles and photos for the June Scepter are due this Sunday, May 20th to Mac Miller.

Also, if you have graduates at ANY level, please send details to Mac so she can include in upcoming Scepters!  We always like to see how are St. Edward’s youth are doing.

COMMUNITY AID:  Did you know if you have a yard sale or are cleaning your house and you have left over items you want to donate and GIVE credit to St. Edward’s, you can drop them off at the Community Aid on Good Drive and tell them it is to credit the St. Edward’s account.  It is a great way to donate to our outreach ministry.

FOOD PANTRY NEWS:  St. Edward’s delivered 144 pounds of food to the pantry in April.  Items requested for May are:

Canned pineapple
Macaroni and cheese
15 oz. canned corn
Canned Ravioli

ADULT FELLOWSHIP                      

WHAT:  Picnic at the Radcliffe house, 3190 Grande Oak Place – West Hempfield, near Oyster Point.

WHEN:  Sunday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.

PLEASE BRING:  Finger food, potato/macaroni/green salad, baked beans, dessert, etc.  IN SHORT, I’ll provide hot dogs and drinks; please bring all else.

SIGN UPOn the sheet in the Parish Hall, which will have categories for appetizers, side dishes, and dessert.

DEADLINE:  Sunday, June 3.

QUESTIONS?  Call Elaine Radcliffe, 717-285-4912

Altar Guild:  Michelle Bentley, R.B. Mullineaux Rose Dixon

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Roger and Ginny Kloepping     10:15 AM – Dottie Gschwend and Bob Young


9:00 AM – Altar Guild

DAY – Balloon set up for Pentecost in Sanctuary

5:30 PM – Rite II


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader:  Mark Jakiel

Ushers: Karen Grant and John Meyer

Greeter:  Mike Patrone


10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II 

LEM:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann

Acolytes:  Server:  Thomas Ishler   Crucifer:  Maeve Milligan

Readers: 1stReenie Cardwell    2ndTed Cardwell

Ushers:  Camille Horine and Carl Cotnoir

Greeter:  Susan Campagnola


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


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


12 Noon – Holy Eucharist with Healing


7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal





Holy Week Services 2018


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