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St. Edward’s Annual Meeting – February 21, 2016

SERVICE: 9:00 AM:  RITE II

BREAKFAST AND ANNUAL MEETING:  10:15 AM

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ONE SERVICE ON THIS SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY THE ST. EDWARD’S ANNUAL MEETING—AN IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH WHERE WE REVIEW THE 2015 YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO 2016.

WE WILL ALSO BE CHOOSING DELEGATES FOR DIOCESAN CONVENTION AND ELECTING MEMBERS TO THE VESTRY.

THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET ON THE COFFEE SERVICE TABLE FOR PARISHIONERS TO SIGN UP TO BRING BREAKFAST ITEMS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR FRUIT, BAKED GOODS, JUICE OR ANY HOT OR COLD FOOD ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE.

THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A RECORD TURNOUT FOR THIS IMPORTANT PARISH EVENT.

Join Us for Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner – Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER
Come One. . . Come All!
Tuesday, February 9th
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
St. Edward’s Parish Hall

Join us as we begin the Lenten Season with our
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
A wonderful way to FEAST before Lent begins!
Music, festive atmosphere, great food, wonderful fellowship
You will not want to miss this event this year!
Tell your friends. . . Better yet, bring your friends!
Free will offering.

If you would like to volunteer to help set-up, cook, help reset tables during the event and clean up, please contact the parish office by Friday, February 5th.

St. Edward’s Is Open!

What a storm!  St. Edward’s went from a sea of snow, to mountains of snow!  But, the snowplow crew has done a great job in making room for plenty of parking and accessibility to the church, for all.  So, please do not hesitate to stop by and to come to services, tomorrow (Wednesday) and this Sunday!  And please remember our Men’s Group-sponsored event on Saturday at 9 AM.  Click here for details on that event.

THRIVE Event – February 13, 2016

THRIVE for all
Workshop & Seminar Leadership Day
Building Empathy and Eliminating Oppression Workshops:
A Deep Look at Racism & Religious Prejudice

AGENTS OF FAITH: THE URGENT NOW

Where: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg
221 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17101
Parking at no cost in the Diocesan House parking lot; the open parking lot and the PHFA parking garage (both located next to the cathedral)

When:  Saturday February 13, 2016 – 8:00 am- 400 pm
Why: Because working to eliminate racism is a highly complex task that requires an understanding of what racism really is and how it impacts all of us.

All-day workshop selections:

#1 Moving From Concern to Action; Anti-Racist Organizational Development
• Understanding systemic inequality and oppression

#2 Straight Talk on Race in the Church and in the Workplace
• Gain a basic framework for understanding prejudice, oppression and specifically racism.
• Understand the impact of racialized language in a work environment.
• Understand the appropriate racial language to use, avoid and why.
• Gain strategies for responding to racist “OUCH!” moments.
#3 best practices, Anti‐Racism Related Programming
• Learn to utilize films and documentaries to generate conversations, e.g., Traces of the Trade; book discussions utilizing bestsellers such as The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 2010/2012 by Michelle Alexander; YouTube conversation-starters, such as “What Kind of Asian Are You?” and “How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist”; and
• Gain facilitation and strategies to present an anti-racism mini program for participants to be able to return to their congregations and present an informational one-three hour workshop for vestries, parish search committees, youth group and youth leaders, as well as social justice and jubilee committees.

Sign up now! At www.DioceseCPA.org on the Homepage
$20.00 registration to include breakfast items & lunch Childcare will be provided, if requested

Registration Questions Contact Linda Arguedas: larguedas@diocesecpa.org

St. Edward’s Men’s Group Presents: Guest Speaker David W. Shenk, PhD – Eastern Mennonite Mission on January 30, 2016

St. Edward’s Men’s Group Presents:
The Church in Lively Convergence and Divergence with the Muslim Movement
Challenges and Opportunities
Guest speaker
David W. Shenk, PhD
Eastern Mennonite Mission

In this time of international, political, and social distrust, it is beholden of people of faith or no faith to engage in inter-religious and inter-faith dialogue. On Saturday, the 30th January, the Men’s Group of St. Edward’s is sponsoring an event we hope will encourage just that. We have invited Mr. David Shenk, PhD of Eastern Mennonite Mission, to speak on Christian – Muslim relationships.

Dr. Shenk has been working in the field of Muslim Christian relationships for over forty years, and in a presentation titled: The Church in Lively Convergence and Divergence with the Muslim Movement: Challenges and Opportunities, he will share his knowledge and experience.

The programme will begin at 9am with coffee and welcome. Dr. Shenk will speak for an hour beginning at 9:30; there will be a thirty minute period for question and answer, and the programme will end at 11 am. The event is open to the Episcopal churches of the Lancaster Convocation and we ask that you RSVP to the St. Edward’s office by Thursday 28th January. We hope you can attend.

Saturday 30th January 2016
9 am – 11 am
RSVP: stedsoffice@comcast.net by January 28 2016
St. Edward’s Episcopal Church
2453 Harrisburg Pike | Lancaster, PA 17601