It is with sadness that we report that Harvey Mumma, a long time member of St. Edward’s passed away, peacefully, at home, on Friday, May 17th.
A memorial service will be held at St. Edward’s on Friday, May 24th at 11 AM with a light luncheon to follow in the parish hall. Visitation is from 10-11 AM at St. Edward’s. All are invited to attend.
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
If you have been participating in Father Bateman’s 3-part forum on Welcoming and Church Growth, the final forum is this Sunday at 9:25 in the parish hall. Please join us! These have been very interesting and fruitful conversations about church growth and have sparked many ideas on how we, at St. Edward’s, can continue with strong welcoming initiatives. We encourage you to attend.
Please keep Father Bateman in your prayers, as he will be undergoing surgery on Monday with a recovery period at home over the next 2 weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery!
If you have not had the opportunity to review the survey results, you can find them at the link below. We have held one group discussion which gathered much information and was very enlightening. There are opportunities for YOU to join in on three other group discussions to discuss the survey results. Please plan to attend at least one discussion. Everyone’s voice is valued. The dates and times for upcoming meetings are listed below. We hope to see you!
Wednesday, May 22nd from 7-8:30 in the parish hall
Sunday, June 2nd immediately following the 8:00 AM service and the 10:15 AM service
Search Committee Prayer
Good and gracious God, we come before you in our time of transition as we seek a new rector for St. Edward’s church. Jesus taught us to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God’ and we ask your continued grace be poured upon us as we place the wishes and desires of our parish in Your hands. Help us to navigate the process in a spirit of hope, hearing all the voices within our congregation, knowing that the Holy Spirit is ever present to guide and lead us in Your most holy will. God, send your blessings on our Search Committee as they work to find a rector who will lead us, tend to us, and challenge us to be the best people we can be. When the journey seems long and our faith runs low, help us to remember that You walk with us always. Help us to be open to the stirrings of the Spirit and trust that all things will work out for our good. We ask this in the name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,
Dottie Gschwend, co-chair
Matthew Sternberg, co-chair
SCEPTER SUBMISSIONS: Due Monday, May 20th to Hj_miller@outlook.com. Also, send commencement photos ( kindergarten through graduate school) and a bit of info about the graduates plans.
OUR NEXT COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP DINNER IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH, AT 6:00 PM
BRING: Your own table setting and a hot and cold dish (enough for 5 people) to share. Please bring/make what makes you feel comfortable.
QUESTIONS: Contact Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119 or Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827
These are wonderful gatherings of fellowship, great food, and conversation. Enjoy a midweek summer break and come to St. Edward’s to share a meal.
FOOD BANK NEWS:
Requested items for May:
Canned: Spinach, Beets
Canned: Peaches, Pears, Applesauce
Altar Guild: Bev Hess, Julie Hoff, Michelle Bentley
Coffee Hour: 8 AM – Tony and Sue Bianco 10:15 AM – The Milligan Family
SUNDAY, MAY 19th
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Lucetta Kiefer
Ushers: Herb Johnston and Bob Mutari
Greeter: June Klemm
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEM: Kiki Davis-Brugmann
Server: Amy Swiernik Crucifer: Piper Brugmann
Readers: 1st: Brian Newsome 2nd: Braden Newsome
Ushers: Dorris Smith and Bill Swiernik
Greeter: Carl Cotnoir
MONDAY, MAY 20TH
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, MAY 21st
7 AM – 9 PM – Polling Location (PH)
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)
7:00 PM – ALERT (Library)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing
THURSDAY, MAY 23rd
7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY, MAY 24TH
10-11 AM – Visitation – Harvey Mumma Memorial Service
11 AM – Harvey Mumma Memorial Service
12 Noon – Luncheon – Harvey Mumma (PH)