Skip to main content


Save the Date! Saturday, October 13th

Click to enlarge image

St. Edward’s Annual Fundraiser is sure to be another great event.  Our theme for 2018 is “Oktoberfest” and we are looking forward to an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity as we celebrate community with parishioners, family, friends and Father Casey in one of this fall’s “must attend” events.  Come and enjoy great food, entertainment, and the excitement of the Basket & Silent Auction.

In the coming weeks of July, we will be asking volunteers to sign up to make (or donate towards) our baskets for the auction.  Our goal is to have 15-20 baskets and for this year we would like to focus on a food and beverage theme.  Think out-of-the-box. . . coffee baskets, tea baskets, snack baskets, wine & cheese baskets, ice cream, foods from other countries, varieties of seasonings and sauces for cooking, baking baskets, craft beverage baskets, sweets and treats, entertainment baskets (with napkins, plates, cups, etc. for your guests’ visits) . . the list is endless, fun  (and delicious!)

Our timeline for donations, ticket sales and the event will be earlier this year.  Baskets will be due by Sunday, September 16th.

Ticket sales for baskets and the event, as well as bids for Silent Auction items, begin Sunday, September 23rd and run through the event evening of Saturday, October 13th.

Tickets for the event are $10/each.  Children are free.

Basket tickets are 6/$5

Help us meet our goal of $5,000 this year!


Back-To-School Backpack and Supplies Drive – Donations Due by Sunday, August 5th

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”  

– Philippians 2:4

It’s that time of year to start thinking about our annual Back-to-School backpacks and school supplies drive.  The supplies will be distributed through the Landisville Food Pantry to families in need. Below is a list of the items we will be collecting:

Backpacks                     #2 Pencils                    Crayons – 24 packs

Notebooks                   Glue Sticks                   Safety Scissors 

3-Ring Binders              Colored Pencils            Highlighters – packs 

Hand Sanitizer-individual or travel size              Large Block Erasers

Expo Dry Erase Markers       Plastic Pencil Box        3 x 3 Post-it Notes

Pens               Fine Tip Sharpies   Dividers               3 x 5 Index Cards

Ear Buds/Headphones                 Rulers                 3-hole Paper Punch

Please look for our collection box in the narthex. We will also have a box to collect any donations you might wish to make so that additional supplies, especially backpacks, can be purchased. If you would like to donate money, please make check payable to:  St. Edward’s Episcopal Church and note in memo line “School Supplies.” Our goal is to collect enough for fifty packets of supplies. DONATION FINAL COLLECTION DAY IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th, so that the children may receive their supplies well in advance of the August 23rd first day of school. If you have questions, please ask any committee member- the Milligan’s, the Lynch’s, the Ishler’s. We are so grateful for your generosity.

Weekly Parish Email July 20-July 26, 2018

Dear members of St. Edward’s:

In the opening lines from the Gospel of Mark for this Sunday, Jesus invites his disciples to “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Long before we left for the General Convention in Austin, Texas, Rayelenn and I decided to take a couple of days for rest and recreation after the convention ended. There is a common misconception that General Convention is a bit of a holiday – it is not. Two weeks of early morning meetings and late night conversations involving intense listening take their toll. We were ready for a break. But as I observed in some of my Facebook posts and Bishop Scanlan has written in her open letter to the diocese, we were about holy work. Now we have returned this Sunday I invite you to join me, and Amy Swiernik and Rayelenn Casey if they are able, as we share our observations of the recent General Convention.

Sitting down with Michelle, I am reminded that we have a number of important ministries coming up to celebrate. So keep in touch with the parish announcements for news on the Parish Picnic; the Back Pack Project for the Hempfield Food Pantry; the Episcopal Home Ingathering on 5th August.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.


Fr. Stephen+

HEMPFIELD AREA FOOD BANK:  Requested items for July are:
18 oz strawberry jelly
16 oz crunchy peanut butter
15 oz canned pears

15 oz canned peaches
Canned pineapple


We found a gold and gemstone heart-shaped necklace in the parish hall.  Please contact parish office if it belongs to you.

We also found a pair of sunglasses in a pink Lilly Pulitzer hard glass case.  Please contact the parish office if these belong to you!

A nice white linen blouse was left in the narthex.

A small BCP with blue leather cover.

PLEASE check your announcement bulletins and the web site for NEWS on our Back-to-School Backpack & School Supplies Drive which benefits families in need in our own community!  This is the 2nd year of this important ministry event and we ask that you prayerfully consider participating!  DONATIONS NEED TO BE IN THE CHURCH BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH IN THE NARTHEX.

Visit the St. Edward’s website as it is updated weekly with news of upcoming events, service, and ministry.  This is a very important piece to the St. Edward’s communication network (along with The Scepter, Facebook, Announcement Bulletin and Weekly Email).  We strive to reach out with as many touch points as possible so that parishioners can stay in touch, and participate with all that is happening.


Saturday, September 8th – Parish Picnic

Sunday, September 23rd – Saturday, October 13th:  St. Edward’s Silent Auction and Basket Auction and event ticket sales.

Saturday, October 13th – St. Edward’s Annual Fundraising Event

Altar Guild: Karen Grant, Michelle Bentley, Rose Dixon

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Jerry and Julie Hoff  10:15 AM – We need a volunteer


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader:  Matthew Sternberg and Bradley Mattson

Usher: Jerry Hoff


10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II 

LEM:  Bradley Mattson

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

Readers: 1stAmy Swiernik       2ndSeth Hake

Ushers:  Carter Ishler and Arch Cross

Greeter:  Dorris Smith


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Education Wing)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing




St. Edward’s First Annual “Sweaty Sunday” – June 24, 2018

The members of St. Edward’s Vestry invite all parishioners to participate in our First Annual


SUNDAY – JUNE 24, 2018

After the 10:15 service – 3:30 PM

(Rain Date:  Sunday July 1st)

Join us for an afternoon of yard work to spruce up the planted bedding areas of St. Edward’s.  Tasks will include:  weeding, trimming, spreading mulch, removing old/dead plantings, raking up leaves around building perimeter.

 Folks could contribute in a variety of ways:

– Through donations to cover the cost of mulch.

– Through signing up to provide food and beverages at an extended coffee “hour.”

– Through labor on the grounds. Individuals in this category should bring rakes, shovels, weeding instruments, trimmers, extension cords, wheelbarrows, etc.

The Vestry will be attending the Sunday service, dressed in outside work clothes and we invite parishioners to do the same!

We look forward to the members of St. Edward’s coming together on this day to celebrate our community, share fellowship, and work together in ministry in tending to this special place that is St. Edward’s!

Donations can be made payable to St. Edward’s and in the memo line write: “Sweaty Sunday.”  A sign up sheet will be in the narthex for food & drink items.