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Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – Mr. Patrick Ishler

Mr. Patrick Ishler – Choir Director

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by Patrick Ishler.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of May 1st:

Heavenly Father, help us to live each day and each week by giving you first place in our calendars.  Amen.

 

Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – Mr. Brian Newsome

Mr. Brian Newsome – Vestry, Christian Formation Teacher

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by Brian Newsome.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of April 24th:

Heavenly Father, teach us to live in the light of eternity and to trust you as our provider.  May we be faithful stewards as preservers of your Earth.  Amen.

Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – Mrs. Tina Shank

Mrs. Tina Shank – Vestry – Junior and Senior Warden, Fundraising, Adult Forum, Spiritual Life, Christian Formation Director

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by Tina Shank.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of April 14th:

Heavenly Father, thank you for the light of your Word; the light that dispels darkness so that we can walk confidently and securely in this life.  Help us to not only live by your Light, but to share it with those who experience darkness.  Amen

Community Aid Donation Bin at St. Edward’s

COMMUNITY AID PA – This spring, you will notice in the far end, left side of the parking lot there is a donation bin for “Community Aid.”  This organization, established in 2009 is a faith-based 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization, whose primary focus is to raise funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, and nonprofit charitable organizations.   Why does St. Edward’s have a bin in their lot?  For all clothing and shoes donations that we collect in the bin, we will receive 4 cents/pound.  In addition to that, by partnering with Community Aid, we are able to help the wider community through our collections in two ways:  By supplying their centers with goods to sell and our partnership enables us to receive “Care Cards” that allow the church to help those in need, with clothing and shoes needs, at the Community Aid stores.  In addition to these features, after one year of partnership, St. Edward’s will be allowed to apply for a grant, up to $5,000 for a service project within our community of faith, the wider community, or for a need we may have.  The Community Aid partnership seems to have successfully found a way to involve the entire community in a full circle approach to making a difference in our community with the bin for donations, collection by their support team of donated goods that go to the centers (there is one on Good Drive/Columbia Avenue), to the re-dispersing profits back into the community and the non-profit organizations that partner with them all in the spirit of community support.  Please consider, when you come to church on Sunday’s, to donate your clothing and shoes to the bin in the St. Edward’s lot.  It will enable us to help the community and it is an excellent way to add to our fundraising each year and it will enable us to consider a grant opportunity for St. Edward’s.

Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – The Mattson Family

Mr. Bradley Mattson – Vestry, Choir, Stewardship; The Rev. Jennifer E. Mattson – Guest Preacher and Co-Celebrant; William, Thomas, Anna Gail, and Elizabeth Grace

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by the Mattson family.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of April 3rd:

Bountiful God.

You have been so generous to us, help us be generous to others. Your love is unconditional, help us to love others with open hearts. Your gifts are never ending, help us to pass them on joyfully. Your mercy is infinite, help us to forgive those who have injured us. Your grace is never-ending, help us give glory to you in all we do. Your wisdom is boundless, help us choose Your way in all we do today. We pray in Jesus’ name.

Amen.