Sermon by The Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey, Rector
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St. Edward’s Annual Fundraiser is sure to be another great event. Our theme for 2018 is “Oktoberfest” and we are looking forward to an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity as we celebrate community with parishioners, family, friends and Father Casey in one of this fall’s “must attend” events. Come and enjoy great food, entertainment, and the excitement of the Basket & Silent Auction.
In the coming weeks of July, we will be asking volunteers to sign up to make (or donate towards) our baskets for the auction. Our goal is to have 15-20 baskets and for this year we would like to focus on a food and beverage theme. Think out-of-the-box. . . coffee baskets, tea baskets, snack baskets, wine & cheese baskets, ice cream, foods from other countries, varieties of seasonings and sauces for cooking, baking baskets, craft beverage baskets, sweets and treats, entertainment baskets (with napkins, plates, cups, etc. for your guests’ visits) . . the list is endless, fun (and delicious!)
Our timeline for donations, ticket sales and the event will be earlier this year. Baskets will be due by Sunday, September 16th.
Ticket sales for baskets and the event, as well as bids for Silent Auction items, begin Sunday, September 23rd and run through the event evening of Saturday, October 13th.
Tickets for the event are $10/each. Children are free.
Basket tickets are 6/$5
Help us meet our goal of $5,000 this year!
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”
Dear members of St. Edward’s:
The passage from the Gospel of Mark I have quoted above is often used as a proof text, a biblical mandate if you will, to encourage people, especially clergy, to take time away for rest and recuperation. I have been told that some people wonder what the Casey’s do when they are away. Well, we do what I have come to describe as the three “R’s” – Rest, Read, Recuperate, (the latter usually means finding nice Restaurants where we can carry out the first two “R’s”.) However, while I am away, I keep in touch with the parish, so that I can keep you in my prayers.
All this to say that you will not see me this Sunday, and I am grateful that Mother Barbara Seras will be your celebrant, preacher and pastor this coming Sunday. There is a bit of a joke among clergy that when the rector is away, so the congregation goes on vacation. If you are in town, I encourage you attend church on Sunday, not simply because it is a good thing to do, but that your fellow parishioners will miss you when you are not there. And as the passage from the Gospel of Mark above proves, even when away, God in Christ is always present.
I look forward to seeing you in one week’s time
WE NEED BASKET MAKERS! Please look for the announcement in this week’s bulletin and a sign up sheet in the narthex. We are seeking 18 baskets for this year’s auction. And, while we encourage those who volunteer to make a basket of their choosing, we are working to have a theme this year: To complement our event theme of Welcoming Autumn and Oktoberfest, we would like to have baskets embrace the “bounty” of food and encourage people to get creative and have fun making baskets centered around culinary delights and beverages. Please read the details in your announcements and on the website! We look forward to making this a Bountiful Event!!
SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday, September 8th – Parish Picnic
Sunday, September 23rd – Saturday, October 13th: St. Edward’s Silent Auction and Basket Auction and event ticket sales.
Saturday, October 13th – St. Edward’s Annual Fundraising Event
FOOD BANK NEWS: St. Edward’s contributed 103 pounds of food.
Items requested for August:
Crunchy peanut butter
18 oz. jelly
GIANT grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes this Sunday.
Altar Guild: Julie Hoff, Nancy Doyle, Beth Hake, Wendy Hallowell
Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Gloria Kacinko 10:15 AM – We need a volunteer
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Matthew Sternberg
Ushers: Karen Grant and Mike Patrone
Greeter: Mike Patrone
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEM: Camille Horine
Acolytes: Server: Seth Hake Crucifer: Maeve Milligan
Readers: 1st: Peggy Hanzelman 2nd: Rosie Westgate
Ushers: Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager
Greeter: Susan Campagnola
MONDAY, AUGUST 13th
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Education Wing)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”
– Philippians 2:4
It’s that time of year to start thinking about our annual Back-to-School backpacks and school supplies drive. The supplies will be distributed through the Landisville Food Pantry to families in need. Below is a list of the items we will be collecting:
Backpacks #2 Pencils Crayons – 24 packs
Notebooks Glue Sticks Safety Scissors
3-Ring Binders Colored Pencils Highlighters – packs
Hand Sanitizer-individual or travel size Large Block Erasers
Expo Dry Erase Markers Plastic Pencil Box 3 x 3 Post-it Notes
Pens Fine Tip Sharpies Dividers 3 x 5 Index Cards
Ear Buds/Headphones Rulers 3-hole Paper Punch
Please look for our collection box in the narthex. We will also have a box to collect any donations you might wish to make so that additional supplies, especially backpacks, can be purchased. If you would like to donate money, please make check payable to: St. Edward’s Episcopal Church and note in memo line “School Supplies.” Our goal is to collect enough for fifty packets of supplies. DONATION FINAL COLLECTION DAY IS THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th, so that the children may receive their supplies well in advance of the August 23rd first day of school. If you have questions, please ask any committee member- the Milligan’s, the Lynch’s, the Ishler’s. We are so grateful for your generosity.