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.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS:
For the month of February, 141 pounds of food were donated from St. Edward’s to the Food Bank. Thank you!
FOOD PANTRY ITEMS REQUESTED:
Natural 18 oz peanut butter
Canned 15 oz red beets
Canned 15 oz carrots
Old fashioned oat meal
Canned 15 oz tomatoes
SIGN UP FOR EASTER FLOWERS!
$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
FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd
6:30 PM – Stations of the Cross
SUNDAY, MARCH 25th
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: 1st: Ted Cardwell 2nd: Rayelenn Casey
Ushers: Carter Ishler and Arch Cross
Greeter: Dorris Smith
MONDAY, MARCH 26th
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, MARCH 27th
7:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers (PH)
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Ed wing)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th
12 Noon – Holy Eucharist with Healing
1:00 PM – Bible Study
7:00 PM – Tenebrae
THURSDAY, MARCH 28th
7:00 PM – Holy Eucharist Rite II & Sacrament of Foot Washing