Dear St. Edward’s parishioners,
It is with great sadness that we relay that longtime St. Edward’s parishioner, Jeri Ocampo, passed away this past Wednesday. The funeral service is Monday, March 11th. Beth Hake and her family will welcome guests before the service at 4:00 PM. There will be a reception immediately following the service in the parish hall.
Viewing: 2-4 PM
The Burial of the Dead: Rite II: 4:00 PM
Reception (Parish Hall) – Immediately following the service
SPRING AHEAD: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD SATURDAY NIGHT!!
Search Committee Prayer
Dear God, through Jesus Christ you brought the Holy Spirit to the glorious Apostles. We, descendants in Faith, inherit the work that they started in Jerusalem. We also build upon what St. Edward the Confessor achieved these thousand years ago.
Now in the New World, in our parish named after St. Edward, infuse us with your Holy Spirit. Lead us as we discern the way as a search committee gathered in your name, on behalf of our faith community. Make us faithful and effective stewards of this opportunity to grow the Church.
In great gladness we pray.
FOOD BANK NEWS:
We dropped off 161 pounds of food for February 2019.
In 2018, St. Edward’s donated 1,629 pounds of food to the food pantry.
Requested items for March:
Mac and Cheese
Feed My Starving Children
The annual event will take place at Willow Street Mennonite Church on Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31. A group from St. Edwards will volunteer on Saturday, March 30 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Hope you can join us for the fun yearly event. See Peg Reiley with any questions.
ADULT FELLOWSHIP – This event has been cancelled.
WHAT: The “White Elephant” Party!
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.
ALSO BRING: The funniest, ugliest, stupidest gift you can think of (beautifully wrapped, of course!)
RESPOND TO: Dorris Smith, 285-5157
COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP DINNER
Everyone Welcome! Join us for good food and conversation. Keeping our St. Edward’s Community of Faith Strong!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall
BRING: A hot and cold dish to share, as well as your own table setting
QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827 or Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119
The March Scepter is posted on the St. Edward’s website and is also printed in color and available in the narthex, front entry, and parish hall.
Altar Guild: Nancy Doyle, Julie Hoff, Wendy Hallowell, Dorris Smith
Coffee Hour: 8 AM – Roger and Ginny Kloepping 9:15 & 10:15 AM – We need volunteers
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Matthew Sternberg
Ushers: Larry Hess and Herb Johnston
Greeter: June Klemm
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: Amy Swiernik
Server: Dina Ishler Crucifer: Barrett Newsome
Readers: 1st: Dottie Gschwend 2nd: Ted Cardwell
Ushers: Thomas Ishler and Buddy Yeager
MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
2 – 4 PM: Jeri Ocampo Viewing
4:00 PM – Jeri Ocampo Funeral & Reception
6:30 PM – N/A (Library)
TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH
7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
7:00 PM – Knit Wits (Lounge)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing
THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH
7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal