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Services on Sunday, January 13th

St. Edward’s will be having 3 services tomorrow, January 13th: 8 AM – Rite I; 9:15 AM – Contemporary Service; 10:15 AM – Rite II. Our celebrant and preacher will be The Rev. Ronald Jaynes. 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 Weekly Email: January 11 – January 18, 2019

Dear St. Edward’s parishioners,

Please welcome The Rev. Ronald Jaynes, who will serving as our celebrant and preacher for all three services this Sunday.

The Rev. David Bateman, our interim rector, will be joining us on Tuesday, January 15th and his first service will be our Wednesday noonday service of Holy Eucharist with healing.

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 this Sunday, 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.

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We have moved the Ingathering date for 2019 Stewardship to a date in the beginning of February, which we will post you on next week.  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 submit, in the envelopes provided, by February 3rd.  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. 

Food Pantry Needs for January:
Elbow macaroni
Chunky peanut butter
18 oz jelly
Cereal 
Canned pineapple
Canned peaches
Canned fruit cocktail
Canned spinach
Canned kidney beans
Canned carrots
Canned tomatos
Canned corn
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned spaghetti sauce
Or jarred spaghetti sauce
NO green beans..have large supply!!!

EVENING KNIT WITS – EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM in our relaxing lounge area. Beginning in January… ALL invited to join with any hand work … quilting, needlepoint or knitting! (Weather permitting).  Any questions, please contact Gail Irons or the parish office.

New Coffee Hour sign-up sheet will be on the coffee service table for those to sign up for the 9:15 and 10:15 services in 2019.

The new 2019 Flower Chart is in the narthex.  Flowers are $50/each per week and we can have 2 people sign up for each Sunday.

Giving Statements for 2018 will be in your parish mailboxes on February 3rd.

ADULT FELLOWSHIP

WHAT:  The Annual “January-Blahs” White Elephant Party:  Bring the ugliest, funniest, junkiest gift you can find (beautifully wrapped of course) and join in our fun-filled “swap” party.

WHEN:  January 20, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Elaine Radcliffe’s house, 3190 Grande Oak Place, Lancaster (West Hempfield).

BRING:  A wrapped white elephant gift as described above PLUS your favorite “goodie” (finger food, such as cheese ball, dip and chips, etc.)

RSVP: To Elaine Radcliffe, please, at 717-285-4912 or at elainekr1@comcast.net.

Krist Kindling Dinner:  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 THIS 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.

Altar Guild: Julie Hoff, Nancy Doyle, Beth Hake, Wendy Hallowell, Dorris Smith

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Larry and Bev Hess    10:15 AM – Buddy and Liz Yeager, Mary Snyder, Rose Dixon

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13TH

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader: Matthew Sternberg

Ushers: Bill Hopwood and Bob Mutari

Greeter:  Janet Rumer

9:15 AM – Contemporary Service

LEM:  Dina Ishler

Greeters:  Richard and Gail Irons

Usher:  Bill Swiernik

Reader:  Seth Hake

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Camille Horine

Server:  Dina Ishler        Crucifer:  Barrett Newsome

Readers:  1stPeter Weber       2ndReenie Cardwell

Ushers:  Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager

Greeter:  Rose Dixon

MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15TH

7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)

7:00 PM – ALERT (PH)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH

6:00 PM – Pilot Club (PH)

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

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

St. Edward’s Community Outreach & Giving Initiatives

During the months of November and December, the parishioners of St. Edward’s reached out to the wider community in many ways:

Camp Fire/ALERT

We collected over $600 in gift cards. In response to devastating fires in California. ALERT collected gift cards in any amount to send to St. Johns Episcopal Church in Chico, California to be distributed to those who have lost so much in the Camp fire. The gift card collection was organized by Ted Cardwell.

UTO Ingathering

We collected $581.58 for our UTO Ingathering, organized by Ellen Milligan.

Jesse Tree

We collected gifts and monetary donations for 60 children in the COBYS organization as part of our annual Jesse Tree collection to help those children that are in need at Christmas time. Many thanks to the Social Outreach Committee, including Beth Lynch, Leslie Arnold, Ellen and Kevin Milligan and all those who donated and helped to shop, wrap and deliver the gifts.

Hershey Handbell Ensemble Returns to St. Edward’s on Sunday, December 16th!

Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.: The popular Hershey Handbell Ensemble returns to St. Edward’s for a free holiday concert. This is a very popular program each year that draws a great crowd, so attendees are urged to come early to get good seats!

The concert is part of the Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey Cultural Events Series. The series was named for Fr. Stephen upon his retirement. Although there is no admission price, a free will offering will be taken to help underwrite expenses associated with the series.

This year’s program will include arrangements of Gesu Bambino, The Twelve Days of Christmas, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen and more seasonal favorites.