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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.


The beginning of Advent is just around the comer! 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.

How it works: You deliver you gift surreptitiously any evening during the week by sneaking up to the front door, ringing the bell, and running away. It is best to deliver during the evening because the recipient will more likely be there to receive it. Also, you’ll need the cover of darkness to make your getaway unseen. All during Advent, remember this family (or person or couple) in prayer and rest assured that someone is also praying for you.

Krist Kindling weeks are: December 3-December 9, December 10-16, and December 17-23. Please be diligent about delivering gifts within each week’s time frame because “your family” will be anxiously waiting.

These gifts should not be burdensome or expensive. Some gift ideas are: homemade treats, a basket or jar filled with chocolate kisses, a Christmas ornament.

In January, we will have a potluck supper at church where all secrets are revealed! There usually are some funny stories to share.

Please sign up today or call Meredith Westgate at 898-9245 if you have any questions.


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



Where:  Ironville Park, 786 Prospect Road, Columbia

When:  Saturday, September 9th – 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Who:  Everyone is encouraged to come, rain or shine!

At the park:  The park comes equipped with pavilion, picnic tables, two charcoal grills (charcoal will be provided), restrooms, lots of room to play lawn games, etc. and a sand volleyball court.

Here is how it works:  Grill at the park or bring your own picnic lunch.   WE WILL PROVIDE:  HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, ROLLS, CONDIMENTS, DRINKS AND CHARCOAL.  You will need to bring your own place settings and a table cloth if you like.  A folding chair is optional.  There will also be a table where you may place a salad or dessert to share if you so choose.

Activities:  There will be trivia and guessing games for EVERYONE!  Also, if you would like to bring a board game or lawn game to share, please do!

Please, come join your church family for a fun and relaxing afternoon together.  We hope to see you there!

Directions to Ironville Park

From Lancaster:  Take 30W to the Prospect Rd. exit.  Make a right on to Prospect Rd. and continue to first stop sign.  *Go straight.  Continue on Prospect Rd.  Prospect Rd. makes a hard right turn at the Fairview Tavern where you will see the sign for the Ironville Park on the right.  Go up the hill.  You have arrived!  (Directions from York: Take 30 E to Prospect Rd. exit and turn left.  Follow above directions from *)

Please make note:  This is where we had our picnic in 2015 (the park on the hill).


The Coffee Hour is a great fellowship event after each Sunday service where people gather to share a light breakfast treat and each others company. Share a story with a fellow parishioner, welcome a new member or have a cup of coffee before Christian Formation classes. The Coffee Hour is a very important part of the St. Edward’s community. The Coffee Hour Ministry is always looking for host volunteers and donations.


The men of St. Edward’s meet the last Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM for breakfast and guest speakers in the parish hall. The purpose of the breakfast is to foster fellowship among the men of St. Edward’s. All men are invited and encouraged to attend and many friendships have developed at these breakfasts. Conversations abound and several can be going on at the same time and usually are. The group also serves at Crispus Attucks and will continue that Ministry. For further information please contact Mike Patrone at 872-8381 or via email at

Men’s Breakfast Group:  The winter/spring line-up for the Men’s Breakfast Group is going to be very exciting!  We look forward to seeing you at these important fellowship events!  Same time – 9 AM and same great food prepared by our excellent Chef!  Stay tuned for updates on guest speakers.  



Many factors are involved in a particular church and congregation becoming an important part of a person’s life. We believe that one of these factors is the opportunity to be in small-group activities with others. The Mission of Adult Fellowship is to provide and arrange for outings, meals, trips, and gatherings for education, fun, and food! We sincerely hope that each time people at St. Edward’s enjoy each others company, learn something, or share a meal, it reinforces their feeling that St. Edward’s is their church “home.” We welcome adults to inquire about our Adult Fellowship group! For more information, please contact Elaine Radcliffe @ 285-4912 or


Here is a 2017 summertime Adult Fellowship Event!  Please join us!


WHERE:  At the Radcliffe house on 3190 Grande Oak Place, Lancaster

WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 4:00

PROVIDED:  Hot dogs, drinks and paper products

BRING:  Please bring side dishes (such as potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, appetizers, etc.) or dessert.

SIGN-UP:  Please sign up on sheet in Parish Hall in front of the mail boxes.

DEADLINE:  Sunday, May 28

Questions?  Call Elaine Radcliffe at 285-4912