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Save the Date! Saturday, October 13th

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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!


Weekly Parish Email August 10 -August 16, 2018

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


Fr. Stephen+  


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!!


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
Boxed pasta
Canned fruit
Tomato soup
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


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: 1stPeggy Hanzelman      2ndRosie Westgate

Ushers:  Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager

Greeter:  Susan Campagnola


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Education Wing)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing





Back-To-School Backpack and Supplies Drive – Donations Due This Sunday, August 5th

“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.