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Weekly Parish Email September 21 – September 28, 2017

Dear friends:

How does one measure radical generosity? In material ways, such as a large gift of money? In personal or social ways, such as through an act of forgiveness for something wrong that seems beyond forgiveness? Perhaps the best we can say is that there are as many ways to measure an act of generosity as there are people to offer them. But radical generosity is something not at all like generosity in the way we think about such things. The Holy Scriptures teach us that God’s radical generosity is not at all like human generosity, and the gospel lesson for this coming Sunday is one such example. Curious? Come and hear more this coming Sunday.

Also this coming Sunday, I invite you to join me at Adult Forum between the services as I shall continue my discussion on the nineteenth century “Oxford Movement,” and the clergy who started it. Very much how we worship today has its roots in the Oxford Movement, and it has had a lasting influence on the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States.

For those who are interested in Healing Services – At 4 pm on Saturday, St. Paul’s, Manheim is hosting a healing service for the convocation at which Fr. Stephen will be the preacher.

I look forward to seeing you

Blessings,

Fr. Stephen+

The Food Pantry is in need of the following:

Canned Fruit

Brown Rice

Cereal

Chicken Noodle Soup

Thank you to the St. Edward’s parishioners for donating food throughout August. Our efforts donated 158 pounds of food for the month and over 1500 pounds of food since January 1st.  If you would like to bring in fresh produce, the collection date will be Sunday, September 24th for delivery on Monday, September 25th.

Reminder:  Those parishioners that signed up to contribute a basket for our Auction – please bring in your basket on Sunday! WE ARE SETTING UP THE BASKET AUCTION BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH. THE BASKET AUCTION BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST!! TICKETS ARE $1/EACH OF 6/$5.  TICKETS FOR THE OCTOBER 28TH DINNER EVENT AND BIDDING NUMBERS FOR SILENT AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL.  DINNER EVENT TICKETS ARE $10/EACH.  KIDS ARE FREE. PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENT BULLETIN AND THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

We need YOU!  To consider ushering at the 8 AM service starting in January 2018.  If you would like to be a new team to usher at this service, please contact Buddy Yeager.

The start of Christian education classes will begin October 1, and will be held during the 10:15 a.m. service.  All children and youth, ages 3 to 18, are invited to join their teachers and peers to learn about building community through the teachings of the Bible.

Future meeting dates will be posted on the website.  We look forward to seeing you there! Should you have any questions, please contact Leslie Arnold.

Quilts of Valor Nominations:  Sunday, August 6, we were pleased to be able to acknowledge and award Kate Peterson for her military service during World War II with the quilt approved by the Quilts of Valor Foundation and provided by the local Quilt of Valor group. Father Casey has created the opportunity for additional award presentations each November on the Sunday closest to Veterans Day. All are invited to make a recommendation for a Quilt of Valor for any military in our congregation who has been touched by war ,by visiting the Quilt of Valor website at www.qovf.org For any questions about this process you can contact any of the following: Dina Cerase, Sharon Hubbard or Donna Holwager, listed in the St. Edward’s directory.  These quilts are not a charity and they are awarded to the military member in a proper setting as will be the presentation at St. Edward’s.  However, we can only award to those that we have quilts for. If it happens that we do not have completed quilts for all the requests we receive, we will coordinate a date and place for the presentation that best fit everyone’s schedule.”   The deadline for nominations for the November St. Edward’s presentation is September 30th.

Coffee Hour:  8 AM:  Ray and Lucetta Kiefer  10:15 AM: We need a volunteer.

Altar Guild: Bev Hess, Barb Schultz, Mary Snyder

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I

LEM/Reader:  Leslie Arnold

Ushers:  Larry Hess and Bill Hopwood

 

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Rayelenn Casey

Reader:   1st:  Buddy Yeager            2nd:  Rosie Westgate

Acolyte:  Server:  Thomas Ishler    Crucifer: Braden Newsome

Ushers:  Tony Watts and Dominic Campagnola

Greeter:  Rose Dixon

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th

12 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

7:00 PM – Praise Band Practice

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal