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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.

















Advent/Christmas Worship Services 2017


9:30 AM – Low Mass


4:30 PM* Family Service of Holy Communion

*Praise Band will be playing music commencing at 4:15 pm.

Children’s Sermon

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


  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

Advent Quiet Afternoon – Saturday, December 16th

“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.


Hershey Handbell Choir – Sunday, December 3, 2017

The popular Hershey Handbell Ensemble returns to St. Edward’s for a free holiday concert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville, and, although the event is free, an offering will be taken.

This seasonal concert always draws a crowd, so attendees are urged to come early enough to get a seat!

This year’s concert will include Fantasia on Greensleeves, In the Bleak Midwinter, He Shall Feed His Flock and more seasonal favorites.

Based in south-central Pennsylvania, the Hershey Handbell Ensemble was formed in 2004 to fill the need for an auditioned community ensemble comprised of persons able to play advanced literature, and interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The 15-member group, under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich, performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and other assorted instruments. 

The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase at the concerts.

The concert is part of a series of events at St. Edward’s showcasing the church’s fellowship outreach. To get on the church’s email list for events’ notifications, readers should email: with “Subscribe Events” in the subject line.

St. Edward’s Episcopal Church is a community of faith, giving to God, giving to each other, giving to the world. The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey is its rector. On the web at: For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.


Krist Kindling 2017

The beginning of Advent is just around the corner! It’s time again to think about some pre-holiday fun with Krist Kindling.  I hope you’ll consider joining us in our 26th annual Krist Kindling Advent activity!

Krist Kindling is a fun activity where one family gives another family one gift anonymously during each of the three weeks prior to Christmas. The family you are giving gifts to is not the family that is bringing gifts to you.

You don’t have to have kids to participate in this activity. It’s for all ages — the young and the young at heart! All welcome.


Click here to download the sign up form.

Prayer & Spirituality – Stay Tuned for New Date

Are you someone who has a prayer life?  Are you familiar with the fulfillment and sense of well-being that daily prayer brings?  Are you looking to establish the discipline of prayer?  Perhaps you would like to deepen your prayer life?  If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join Father Stephen and Susan Landin for coffee and tea and a discussion of spirituality and prayer at St. Edward’s.  PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR AN UPCOMING RESCHEDULED DATE FOR THIS EVENT.


St. Edward’s Fundraising: October 2017

Our final week before our big event is here!  Purchase tickets for a chance to win one of our wonderful baskets!  Tickets are 6/$5 or $1/each.

Also, consider taking a Silent Auction bidding number to bid on one of the four fabulous items we have to offer:  2 vacation rentals, a gourmet dinner, and a Lancaster Barnstormers Luxury Box for one evening next season.

And, saving the best for last is our wonderful evening on October 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.  This year, St. Edward’s has created a fabulous “Supper Club” for all to enjoy. As you walk up the front entrance lined with luminaria, you will enter Edwardo’s Supper Club.  Imagine the wonderful jazz and standard tunes played by our wonderful musician, Doug LaSala, while you dine on a quintessential Italian menu.  Be entertained and delighted by the tableside magic of Joe Holwager.. . . and be ready to laugh with our headliner entertainment, the renowned Teresa Mastrobuono.  It’s all to benefit the ministry of St. Edward’s and to enjoy the fellowship of our parish family.  Of course, you will still have time to buy tickets and make bids throughout the evening until 6:00 PM when we will draw the winners.  So. . . help us reach our goal of $4,000 and keep buying your auction tickets between now and the 28th! 

What?  Haven’t bought your Supper Club tickets yet?!?   

You will not want to miss what will be a night of fun, frivolity, and fantastic fellowship!  Don’t miss out!  Don’t wait to hear about it on Sunday, the 29th!  We hope to see you there!