During this season of Covidtide, we will not be holding in-person Adult Spiritual Formation.
For this beginning of 2021, we offer a new and robust season of Adult Spiritual Formation and Prayer. Click here to view our current weekly offerings, to supplement our seasonal offerings.
We all have spiritual gifts that we have received, and those which we can give. Our first spiritual gift was the one we received from God in the form of our first breath. And whether we realize it or not, we all possess spiritual gifts from God that are meant to be used in His service.
Recognizing, and then giving, your spiritual gifts are vital to the successful mission and ministry of a parish. The Body of Christ is made up of many members. As Christians, we are all ministers of the church and we all possess unique gifts, given by the Spirit, that allow us to carry out the Great Commission.
The Commissioning of the Disciples
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)
What are your Spiritual Gifts? Below you will find two resources that can help you determine your Spiritual Gifts Inventory. This is a wonderful way to begin your participation in ministry. We need your unique gifts to help us accomplish the ministry and mission of St. Edward’s! By starting your journey of discipleship and spiritual practice with this exercise, you will discover how you can best serve in a ministry that connects with you.
We hope you enjoy this exercise of discovery as you learn what makes you unique, and inspires you to travel with your fellow Episcopalians as we follow Jesus “into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other, and with the earth.”
Please contact the parish office to learn more about the various ways you can serve, in ministry, at St. Edward’s.
Searching for a nice booklet of Lenten Meditations for 2021? Click here to download the pdf of Lenten Mediations 2021 from Episcopal Relief and Development. We would typically have the booklets available, as in year’s past, however ERD has gone virtual this year. We have made copies for people to pick up when they stop by the church, so please know you can pick up a copy. You can also visit episcopalrelief.org to sign up for daily meditations, virtually.
Under the direction of Father Rick, and in concert with lay leadership, we do offer a robust program of Adult Spiritual Formation and Prayer with offerings for everyone from Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM; to Lunch & Learn Spiritual Formation on Fridays at Noon; Friday Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM; and Taize services offered by St. Luke’s in Mount Joy the first Saturday of each month. All offerings are via Zoom. Click here for detailed information.
Adult Forum, facilitated by the rector, will meet, once we are cleared for in-person gathering. All who are 18 or older are encouraged to attend. Generally, Forum series are a few weeks in length focusing on a varied array of topics to enhance one’s Spiritual life, Biblical understanding and Christian life, as well as outside speakers. When world and community events or other timely topics surface and challenge us, we will add those to our series.
There is no Adult Forum on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Everyone is welcome!