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St. Edward’s Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 17, 2019

St. Edwards’ held its Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 17, 2019 commencing with The Holy Eucharist: Rite II, a service of blended worship with the St. Edward’s Praise Band and St. Edward’s Choir. It was wonderful to have our service with such great music and the dedication of those who give each week to these very important music ministries.

Following the service, we had an abundance of food and fellowship at our Annual Meeting. We welcomed our Interim Rector, The Reverend David Bateman, who led us in Opening and Closing Prayer as well as delivered wonderful remarks regarding transition for St. Edward’s. Matthew Sternberg and Dottie Gschwend, Co-chairs of the Search Committee, gave us an update on the search process and we chose our new vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates.

Many thanks to all who donated the wonderful food and volunteered to help with cooking, set up, and clean up. We truly are a community of faith.

Click here to view a copy of our 2018 Annual Report.

St. Edward’s Weekly Email: February 15 – February 21, 2019

St. Edward’s Search Committee Prayer:

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St. Edward’s. 

Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.

We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our spiritual leader, that we may receive an upright and faithful shepherd, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries.

Grant us perception, faithfulness, and joy so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations.  Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process.  Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.

Come Holy Spirit.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The St. Edward’s Annual Meeting and Breakfast will be on Sunday, February 17th.  We will hold one service (Rite II) at 9 AM followed by the breakfast and meeting at 10:30 AM.   Any time we have the opportunity to share fellowship is an important time to be together in our community of faith.  But, this year is especially important, during our transition, as there will be important updates and presentations, times to meet your Search Committee and Vestry representatives and ask questions, vote on vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates, here updates on our financial health of the parish, and perhaps make connections to new ministries you may be interested in joining.  Do not miss this once-a-year event!! 

FOOD BANK NEWS:

We dropped off 318 pounds of food for January 2019.  That was a record amount!

In 2018, St. Edward’s donated 1,629 pounds of food to the food pantry.

Requested items for February:

Jelly

Cereal 

Syrup

Pancake mix

Mac/Cheese 

SCEPTER DUE DATE FOR ARTICLES:  Due to Michelle being away, the due date for articles, pictures and announcements for the March Scepter will be February 27th. The March Scepter will be available March 10th instead of March 3rd.

ADULT FELLOWSHIP

WHAT:  A “TIME CHANGE”  Party!    Celebrate the day that Daylight Savings Time begins (and hopefully get ready for Spring!)

WHEN:  Sunday, March 10, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Dorris Smith’s house, 3130 Briarwood Blvd. (in West Hempfield)

BRING:  Some “nibblies”:  cheese spread, cheese ball,  dips, etc.

SNOW DATE:  Sunday, March 24, 4:00 p.m.

RESPOND TO:  Dorris Smith, 285-5157

Altar Guild: Gail Irons and Barb Jakiel

Annual Meeting Breakfast:  Don’t forget to bring in your food item!  Please drop it off in the kitchen prior to the 9:00 AM service and let us know if it needs warming in the oven. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Camille Horine

Server:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann      Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1st:  Patrick Ishler     2nd:  Susan Landin

Ushers:  Carl Cotnoir and John Meyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th

7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Knit Wits (Lounge)

7:00 PM – ALERT Meeting (PH)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

 **PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 23RD – MARCH 2ND

Stewardship 2019 Ingathering

STEWARDSHIP 2019 INGATHERING:  Our Ingathering date for 2019 Stewardship is THIS SUNDAY, February 10th.  If you have submitted your pledge for 2019, we thank you for your continued support of the ministry of St. Edward’s.  If you have yet to submit your pledge, we prayerfully ask you to complete your form and bring to the Ingathering on February 10th.  We are very encouraged by the support to date.  But, to support the ministry of St. Edward’s we have no resources but God’s grace, our own endeavors, the generosity of guests, and the support and generosity of you, our parishioner, who understands that St. Edward’s is more than a building, but rather a community of faith that comes together in worship and service. 

Adult Fellowship – March 2019

WHAT:  A “TIME CHANGE” party!  Celebrate the day that Daylight Savings Time begins (and hopefully get ready for spring!)

WHEN:  Sunday, March 10th at 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Dorris Smith’s house – 3130 Briarwood Blvd. (in West Hempfield)

BRING:  Some “nibblies”: cheese spread, cheese ball, dips, etc.

SNOW DATE:  Sunday, March 24th at 4:00 PM

RESPOND TO:  Dorris Smith – 717-285-5157

Services on Sunday, January 20th

St. Edward’s will be having 2 services Sunday, January 20th: 8 AM – Rite I; 10:15 AM – Rite II. We welcome our Interim Rector, The Reverend David Bateman. Please join us! We understand there is the prediction of inclement weather, but we have alerted our snowplow contractor and will have the church well prepared for your arrival! Please check WGAL online for any updates should the weather change dramatically. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

St. Edward’s Rector Search

As we embark on our search for a new rector, the St. Edward’s Search Committee, comprised of:

Matthew Sternberg and Dottie Gschwend – Co-chairs

Susan Landin and Bill Swiernik – Vestry Representatives

Seth Hake, Beth Lynch, and Peter Weber – Parish-at-Large Representatives

would invite you to pray with them as they embark on the next steps, and important work, in the life of our community of faith.

On January 13th, at all 3 services, Matthew Sternberg and Dottie Gschwend will address the parish, during each service, providing us all with a few more details on how the search process works and how we develop a parish profile.

These are very informative and important times of messaging that are meant to keep all of us at St. Edward’s involved in these next steps. It is important to the committee members, as well as to our successful future as a community of faith, that we give the search committee our attention as they are dedicating such important time to this ministry. This enables us to better understand the process as it unfolds, and to know each committee member so that if we have questions we can present to them so that they can seek answers to keep us informed.

St. Edward’s Search Committee Prayer:

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St. Edward’s.

Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.

We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our spiritual leader, that we may receive an upright and faithful shepherd, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries.

Grant us perception, faithfulness, and joy so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations. Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process. Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.

Come Holy Spirit.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Krist Kindling Dinner – January 13, 2019

Krist Kindling families and other former or possible future Krist Kindlers, please plan to join us at the annual Krist Kindling dinner in the parish hall on SUNDAY, January 13th at 6:00 pm.  Families, please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert – enough to serve 6 – to share, as well as your own table service.  If you are single, or a couple, please bring one 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 in the fun.  Questions?  Call Meredith Westgate at 717-898-9245.

Christmas Services at St. Edward’s

Come celebrate with us at St. Edward’s! Below is a listing of our Christmas Services.

Christmas Eve Services

4:15 PM – Prelude Music and Family Service of Holy Communion

8:40 PM – Prelude Music and Festival Holy Eucharist with Choir

**Nursery is available at both Christmas Eve services. Ages up to age 4.

Christmas Day Service

10:00 AM – Christmas Day Service Rite II