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Fall Fundraiser Time Is Here!

Time to gear up for our Annual Basket and Silent Auction and Fundraiser Dinner.  This year the theme is Trivia Night!  Get your teams together and have some fun.  Teams of eight are requested and the night will be general, generic trivia.  When you have your team. . get together and think of a great team name!  Let’s make this fun!  We will set up tables with your team name.   And. . . you do not have to play to attend the dinner.  Join us and support the trivia teams and enjoy the evening of fun, fellowship and raising funds for the ministry of St. Edward’s.  Join Us!

Amos Herr Community Festival – Sunday, September 15th 11 AM-4 PM

St. Edward’s will be a participant in the 40th annual Amos Herr Community Festival Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date 9/22).

Look for our booth in the “D” row next to the Kid Zone.  Click here to download a program with map.  It promises to be a great day!

Produced in cooperation with East Hempfield Township, Landisville Lions Club, and the Amos Herr House Foundation and Historical Society     The award-winning community event features the Landisville Lions Club Car Show, Kid Zone, crafts, food, entertainment and Amos Herr Homestead free tours. Another highlight of the day is always the Lancaster Kennel Club’s events.

​ Encourage your friends and family to come and enjoy the day!  Admission is free. Parking donations benefit the Landisville Lions Club service projects.

St. Edward’s is looking forward to participating for the first time in this community event and we are so pleased to have a combination of New Member Ministry, vestry, and social outreach ministry members coming together to have a wonderful booth representing St. Edward’s.  Stop by to say hello or volunteer to help!  Contact Mike Patrone or the parish office with any questions.

St. Edward’s Weekly Email: September 6 – September 13, 2019

 

Dear parishioners,

After a whole summer of exactly two services per Sunday, this is just a friendly reminder that this Sunday – being the second of the month – will be our first three-service Sunday of the season. So our Praise Band will be back at the contemporary service and everything will be back-to-back-to-back. I don’t even take off my vestments between those services! And be ready to hear a special message from our Bishop Audrey. See you Sunday.

David +

BASKET AUCTION & Trivia Night Fundraiser tickets go on sale starting NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH!  We are selling for 3 Sunday’s only!  Lots of great baskets and Silent Auction items.  The trivia Night promises to be fun and exciting and filled with fellowship, great food and beverages and Prizes!!!

FOOD BANK NEWS:  Thank you for the total of 139 pounds of food items donated to the pantry in July by St. Edward’s.

Items requested are:

Canned peas, canned corn, canned spinach, canned green beans, canned tomatoes, cereal, crunchy peanut butter, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, chicken broth, beef broth, boxed rotini, rigatoni, ziti

Don’t forget about our 2 upcoming parish fellowship events this week: 

Community Fellowship Dinner, Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM

BRING:  Your own table setting and a hot and cold dish (enough for 5 people) to share.  Don’t want to cook?  Grab a quick take-out item!  We always have plenty of food so do not stress about how much or what. . .join us and enjoy!

QUESTIONS:  Contact Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119 or Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827

We encourage all to attend!  It is a great relaxed way to get to know your fellow parishioners.  We are finished by 7:15 PM and home before dark!  Last month’s dinner brought 30+ St. Edwardians out for a nice evening of fellowship and food!

Parish Picnic, Saturday, September 14th at 11 AM with lunch starting at noon. Rain or shine!

BRING:  Favorite side dish or dessert to share. Hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, drinks, condiments provided.

WHERE:  Silver Spring Park | 3800 Ironville Pike, Columbia, PA – just past Silver Spring off of Marietta Avenue

Search Committee Prayer

O God of patient and gentle strength, who knows our needs even before we ask, may your loving presence continue to be with us and guide us as we move forward in our search for the next rector of St. Edward’s. Give us an open spirit, discerning hearts and clear minds, that we may trust your will for us and become ever more united in your son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Inspire our conversation, deepen our prayer, and make us a community of humility and grace. Raise up for us, we pray, a priest and pastoral leader who will boldly proclaim your Gospel, faithfully administer your sacraments, and serve your people with love and compassion.

All this we ask through Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,

Dottie Gschwend, co-chair

Matthew Sternberg, co-chair

Seth Hake

Beth Lynch

Bill Swiernik

Peter Weber

UTO INGATHERING:  Our UTO Ingathering will be Sunday, September 29th so that we can celebrate this offering at our Combined Service Sunday!  Boxes will be available starting this Sunday and we have received word from the Diocese we have a “Challenge” this fall.  We need to “beat” our prior UTO Ingathering from this spring, which was $500!  All UTO funds go directly to fund grants for new ministries.  Check out this month’s Scepter on page 13 for great ways to gather “loose change” over the next few weeks to fill our boxes and show the Diocese St. Edward’s can rise to the challenge!

From Liberty to Captivity Film Screening at St. James Episcopal Church  – Saturday, September 21st 1:00 – 4:45 PM Parish House Forum Room
Hosted by the Harriet Lane Johnston Chapter of the Daughters of the King, this award-winning documentary film shines a light on human sex trafficking and its insidious presence right here in Pennsylvania.

Schedule 
1:00 PM: Gathering and meet and greet with area agencies/info tables 
1:45 PM: Introduction by Jen Sensenig, featured in the film 
2:00 – 4:15 PM: From Liberty to Captivity Film 
4:15 – 4:45: Discussion followed by optional 5:00 PM mass in the sanctuary

This event is free to the public; registration is required for planning purposes. Click here to register and/or learn more about the film.

Due to the sensitivity of the topic, you must be 18 or over to attend.

Altar Guild: Julie Hoff, Nancy Doyle, Barbara Schultz, Beth Hake, Wendy Hallowell

Coffee Hour:  8 AM – Roger and Ginny Kloepping   9:15 & 10:15 AM – We need a volunteer for both services

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I

LEM/Reader: Matthew Sternberg

Ushers:  Herb Johnston and Larry Hess

Greeter: June Klemm

9:15 AM Contemporary Service

LEM:  Camille Horine

Reader:  Patrick Ishler

Usher:  Bill Swiernik

Greeters:  Richard and Gail Irons

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Beth Lynch

Acolytes:  Server:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann       Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1st:  Buddy Yeager      2nd:  Peter Weber

Ushers:  Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager

Greeter:  Carl Cotnoir

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

6:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

6:00 PM – Community Fellowship Dinner

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

Community Fellowship Dinner

COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP – SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

WHAT:  Community Fellowship Dinner

WHEN: Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM

WHERE:  St. Edward’s Parish Hall

BRING: Your own table setting and a hot and cold dish to share for 4-6 people

QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827 or Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119

Our Community Fellowship dinners are a great time to get together and enjoy good food and conversation.

Come and dine and enjoy catching up  with old friends and getting to know some new ones.

Discernment Prayer – September 2019

O God of patient and gentle strength, who knows our needs even before we ask, may your loving presence continue to be with us and guide us as we move forward in our search for the next rector of St. Edward’s. Give us an open spirit, discerning hearts and clear minds, that we may trust your will for us and become ever more united in your son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Inspire our conversation, deepen our prayer, and make us a community of humility and grace. Raise up for us, we pray, a priest and pastoral leader who will boldly proclaim your Gospel, faithfully administer your sacraments, and serve your people with love and compassion.

All this we ask through Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,

Dottie Gschwend, co-chair

Matthew Sternberg, co-chair

Seth Hake

Beth Lynch

Bill Swiernik

Peter Weber

Basket Auction Volunteers Needed

The annual St. Edward’s Basket Auction will be starting on September 15th!

So. . . you know what that means!  We need basket makers!

Our goal is a variety of 17 food-themed baskets.  You get the ingredients & make the basket yourselves or let us know if you need a basket and we’ll help!  And. . .We wrap and tag! 

We have had great response but we are seeking 5 more baskets as of August 9th!

The most important thing is to pick something you can have fun making!

Ideas or thought-starters are with sign-up sheet in the parish hall on the coffee table.  Baskets are due 09/09/19!

Thank you for your ministry in helping make this year another fun & successful event!

 

St. Edward’s School Supply Drive

Thanks to all who donated funds and school supplies items.  With your generosity, we were able to supply 27 backpacks and ample supplies to fill them for children in a variety of grades.  Through the Hempfield Food Pantry, organizers put together wonderful backpacks to distribute to families in need.   

Thank you to our Social Outreach Ministry for their dedication in organizing our School Supply Drive each year.    

Ellen Milligan, Dina Ishler, Bruce Lynch, Beth Lynch, Patrick Ishler doing some awesome school supplies shopping at Target.

Episcopal Home Sunday – August 4, 2019

Remember, this Sunday, August 4th is Episcopal Home Sunday. With special prayers for the residents of The Episcopal Home and an ingathering of personal care items for the residents – don’t forget to bring your donation! St. Edward’s supports this non-profit mission in our diocese. Here is a link to inform you of specific personal care items they need & other ways to help.

https://episcopalhome.com/our-mis…/volunteering/how-to-help/