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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – October 22nd

Dear friends,

Look for all links related to Sunday worship on our usual Saturday afternoon posting.

Many happenings at St. Edward’s, all listed below with easy-to-click links for reading and downloading of materials.

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle

Our Variety Show is happening THIS SATURDAY, October 24th, at 4:30 PM

Click here for more information.

You can also access our YouTube Channel for the show, by clicking here.



All Saints’ Day is Sunday, November 1st.  We have placed clipboards in the narthex for people to write the name(s) of loved ones they would like remembered at both the 8 AM Rite I and 10:15 Rite II service(s).   You may also email the parish office the names to be placed on the list, if that is more comfortable and easy for you to do.  Please note:  The parish office will be closed from October 28th – November 2nd, so it is important that you get your names in prior to that date.  Please write clearly, if you complete the form at church, so that we take care in the pronunciation of your loved ones names.  Father Rick will be reading the names, at each service, following communion.


Hempfield Area Food Pantry:   Thank you to St. Edward’s for your continued support to the HAFP.  In September, you contributed 110 pounds of food items to the pantry.

During the month of September….we served 145 families which included 148 children, 305 adults, 104 seniors for a total 557 people served…9 new families were registered. 34 volunteers donated 517 hours to the pantry.

The pantry is currently requesting the following items: Spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 lb. packs of rice, canned pears, instant and regular oatmeal, cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, boxed pastas (ziti, rotini, etc.), canned tomatoes, pancake syrup, canned fruit cocktail.

The Community Aid bin is scheduled to be removed in the next 10 days.  Please continue to support this passive form of fundraising by bringing your soft goods to the donation center on Good Drive (near Columbia Avenue) and when you drop off your items reference St. Edward’s partner #40036.  We will earn money towards our social outreach! Every penny counts.

The funeral for Boyer Veitch will be held at St. Edward’s on Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 AM.  While it is a private family service, there will be a public visitation from 10:00 AM – 11:AM at St. Edward’s.  We will be following all health and safety protocols for social distancing and we ask that all visitors please wear a mask.  We encourage all to join us for the service, via live stream, to honor the memory of our brother and dear friend, Boyer.  Connect to the service via our  YouTube Channel .

Click here to download the service bulletin.

We are pleased to announce that through the generous donation of Mary Veitch, in memory of Boyer Veitch, we will be replacing our sanctuary carpet in the upcoming month. The new color is called “Rest Assured” and you can view a sample of it above.  While this was not the first color choice of the rector and parish office, we consulted a professional designer, with further consultation and support from our vestry and altar guild members – Meredith Westgate, Julie Hoff, and Bev Hess, to assist us in choosing the best color for this most sacred space.  This choice was made with extensive discernment as to what is best in complementing all surfaces: from the black flooring, to the woodwork of our pews and altar, to the stonework of our glorious altar wall, as well as our seasonal altar hangings, and the transition into the narthex. We also considered the durability and appropriateness to the missional context of our space into the future. Please know that should anyone in the parish have concerns or feelings about this choice I will make myself available to you, to walk through such concerns.

With humble appreciation,

Father Rick+

Continue reading below for the details for our Friday and Saturday worship and fellowship activities.


Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 23rd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom

Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will begin Chapter 4 in Walk in Love – The Wonderful Sacrament| Eucharistic Beliefs. Attendance at every session is not required.  If you would like to join and need a copy of Walk In Love, please contact the parish office.

Handout for this Friday, October 23rd Session click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional.   If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Remember to take some time to devote to exploring and making notations on the handout that Bob has supplied so that we may engage in our spiritual formation together, sharing our insights, thoughts, and questions, and please know that we look for those in the group to offer the closing prayer for any week!

Each week, we will provide a hand out in the Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

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We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.

Join us on Zoom:

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St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 19th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

There is so much going on this week with the basket raffle officially closed, today!  Now, the preparations are in play for creating our virtual variety show, drawing for the basket winners, all of the filming and editing that Father Rick is so graciously giving of his time and talent, all to make this a special evening for us at St. Edward’s.  We offer this event to our friends, family, and the wider community, as well, in what promises to be an amazing night, on October 24th.  So many moving parts and volunteers to thank, as well as the awesome support from everyone, with their generous purchasing of raffle tickets, dinner tickets, and the basket donations that made this all possible!


We are pleased to report that we raised $5,100!  An extraordinary outpouring of love for our ministry, here, at St. Edward’s and so meaningful in every year, but, most especially, in this season that we are in, now, as we care for each other with our commitment to our faith, and our community.

It does make one stop for a moment to take a deep breath and take it all in as a sign of God’s grace in all the ways he guides us. And, reminds us, as we experience the serenity and beauty of our other major project, the beautification of our Memorial Garden, to take the time to honor those who came before us, or left us too soon, and remember them and keep them in our daily prayers, our hearts, and in our minds, always and everywhere.

So blessed by it all and we thank you!

Please look below for details regarding the Talent Show and dinner pick-up times for Saturday, October 24th.

Thank you to Father Rick, and our Diocesan Convention delegates, for representing St. Edward’s this year at our virtual Diocesan Convention, this past Saturday.  Your ministry in representing our parish is most appreciated.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle


In case you missed it!  Click here to view our Sunday service of Rite II from October 18th


As we approach All Saints’ Day, on November 1st, please remember to submit the names of your loved ones, to be read after communion, to the parish office NO LATER than Tuesday, October 27th.  The parish office will be closed from October 28th – November 2nd, and the bulletins for that Sunday will be completed and we do not want to miss acknowledging your remembrances.  Thank you.


The St. Edward’s Variety Show and Raffle Drawing will be happening, virtually, on our YouTube Channel, Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM.  You will most definitely NOT want to miss this event.

If you purchased a boxed dinner, the curbside pick-up will be Saturday afternoon from 2:00-3:30 PM. The evening’s program will be in your boxed dinner.

We will also post the program to print out in our Thursday email, and include it in a link the night of the event in the event description.

Here is the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel (Click here)


Please check the Thursday email for details on how to watch our live stream of the funeral service for Boyer Veitch on Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 AM.

Scepter articles, pictures, news, are due by October 20th.  Please submit your materials to Mac Miller at:
hj_miller@outlook.com

Hempfield Area Food Pantry “wish list” of food items for October:

Cereal, spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 pound packages of rice, canned pears, instant oatmeal, boxed pasta, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.

MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK

Vestry Meeting – Tuesday, October 20th via Zoom, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 21st
Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

Wednesday Evening, October 21st – 6:30 PM Contemporary Bible Study
Led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti via Zoom.  Please email Bill or Yvonne if you would like to participate.

Friday, October 23rd,  Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation – 12 Noon – 1 PM
Join us for this series led by Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus.  Scroll down to download the handout for Friday’s session and to note the Zoom meeting join information.

Friday Evening Prayer – October 23rd

We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.
Join us on Zoom:
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Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 23rd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our session this week will begin Chapter Four of our text. Our conversations have been a wonderful exploration of our faith & Episcopal identity and it is wonderful to engage each other in discussion and participation! Perhaps you would feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer, this week?  We  would welcome your participation. Attendance at every session is not required.

Handout for this Friday Session Click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional, but can be ordered at forwardmovement.org or by contacting the parish office (we have copies on hand).  If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

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Sunday Service Online – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23 – October 11, 2020

Dear friends of St. Edward’s,

We welcome you to online worship this weekend.

For those who feel comfortable with coming to church, we are fortunate to be able to hold in-person worship on Sundays at 8 AM – Rite I and 10:15 AM – Rite II. We hope that you will join us!  We continue to follow healthy practices for your comfort and safety and we are mindfully complying with mitigation efforts through the governor’s office, as well as our diocesan office.

Please know that we extend our warm invitation of worship to those in the wider community and those parishioners who are still at home, via YouTube Live, with our live streaming service each Sunday. We are one community of faith and we are worshipping together!

Click here to connect to our YouTube Channel to enjoy our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist Rite II LIVE at 10:15 AM on Sunday, October 11th.

We offer an opportunity for those viewing our online service to Donate to St. Edward’s via our Paypal link directly from our YouTube Channel.  On the St. Edward’s Channel Home Page, in the lower right corner of the image of our church is a “Donate to St. Edward’s” link.  You can also find it in the “About” section, just scroll down to “links” in that section.  We have installed it, tested it, and it works securely and wonderfully!

Click here to download the Sunday Service 10:15 AM bulletin – Rite II

If you prefer the said service of Rite I, we have provided our service bulletin for you to download and enjoy the service.

Click here to download the Sunday Service 8 AM bulletin – Rite I


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements that are in our paper bulletin on Sundays, that may be of interest to you, at home, regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and adult spiritual formation opportunities.

If you would like to reserve your tickets for our October 24th fundraiser, in person, at church, TOMORROW, we will have a table in the library area, after each service, to enable people to reserve ticket bundles for the raffle as well as reserve their boxed dinner.  Once you leave church, you can re-enter through the office wing door, and please have your checks made out in advance so that we can keep social distancing in place.  The fundraiser details can be found by clicking the link below. Here is a quick rundown of pricing:
$75/55 tickets
$55/40 tickets
$25/15 tickets
Boxed dinners $10/each

Checks made payable to St. Edward’s with memo line “October 24th fundraiser.” We will note this on a sheet to give to you to complete at home (after you review catalog selections) and then you can email your ticket selections, we will fill them out for you, and place them in the boxes of your choosing.  We have surpassed our 50% goal and are looking to raise an additional $1,850 to reach 100%.  Help us make this ONLY FUNDRAISER, for 2020, at St. Edward’s a success!

LINK TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE ST. EDWARD’S FALL FUNDRAISER BY CLICKING HERE



Welcome to our new feature, Congregational Care!  Each Saturday, we will include in our messages any submissions we receive from our parish community, in your willingness to share prayer requests or news about yourselves or your family.  At the wonderful suggestion of Libby Sternberg, we believe this outreach to be incredibly important to keep our spiritual connections to our Lord, and to each other, alive!  Please submit your “news” to the parish office by Friday of each week and we will feature it in the Saturday email, bringing it to our hearts and minds in our Sunday prayers.

“Dear Father of all, make me a human channel through which, as far as I am able, your divine love and pity may reach the hearts and lives of some of those who are nearest to me.  Amen.”

– A Diary of Private Prayer, John Baillie

 

For this week, Matthew & Libby Sternberg share the following news:  The Sternbergs are happy to report that their one-year-old granddaughter had successful cleft palate surgery recently and is now home with her parents and siblings in Spokane, WA doing well.  She can eat baby food and has said “Daddy” for the first time, due to the repair.

Thought for today, and every day:



If you would like to take a survey to help us determine how we may move forward with our Jesse Tree initiative this year, please click here.


Join us, at St. Edward’s, and with our convocation churches, for wonderful offerings, each week, of prayer and adult spiritual formation, via Zoom. Join in, anytime!  Click here to learn more.

We have an additional course offering from our friends at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy that may be of interest to people.  The details are below.  Please email stlukesmountjoy@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations—just by changing the way you spoke?

Course details:  Wed October 14, 21, 28  @ 12 noon.
There are four sessions of  60-90 minutes each, via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241283345

The session will be recorded, in case you cannot attend live. Please contact the office for the link to the recording.

Course objectives:

  • Identify the four steps of the Nonviolent Communication process
  • Employ the four-step process in every dialogue you engage in
  • Utilize empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions
  • Discover how to overcome the blocks to compassion and open to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • Observations, feelings, needs, and requests—how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
  • Overcoming the blocks to compassion—and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s during this time. Please keep up-to-date with your pledge or regular contribution.  Pledges/giving can be mailed to the church, and we also have an easy-to-use “Give to St. Edward’s” button on our website that links to our secure Paypal page.  We have had several people engage with this newly installed Paypal giving button with great success, so please consider that as an easy way to support St. Edward’s.

To assist parishes, the diocese has set up online giving for each parish.  If you feel comfortable making your weekly giving or pledge donation in this manner (it is a secure giving tool), simply go to the diocesan web site, click on the tab up top and it will take you to a page where you can scroll down, find St. Edward’s, and continue with making your contribution!  Thank you for maintaining your faithfulness through your financial stewardship!

Click here if you would like to donate online through the diocesan portal. You will scroll down to find St. Edward’s under Lancaster. The portal is a secure giving site.

To learn more about St. Edward’s, please click our website, YouTube, or Facebook icons at the bottom of this email.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

St. Edward’s Thursday Message – October 8th

Dear friends,

Look for all links related to Sunday worship on our usual Saturday afternoon posting.

Many happenings at St. Edward’s, all listed below with easy-to-click links for reading and downloading of materials.


 

Our virtual fundraiser is starting to kick into high gear.  With the excitement and generosity of many, to date, we have surpassed our 50% mark towards our fundraising goal. Can we see if we can make it to the “finish line” by October 19th?  Share the catalog link with your friends and family or have them contact the parish office and we can send the catalog link to them. We are $1,900 away from our goal towards what will be our ONLY fundraising event at St. Edward’s for 2020!

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG


The Giant grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes.  Stauffers cards are in your mailboxes, as well, for anyone who has not picked their cards up.

Hempfield Area Food Pantry:   Here is a wish list of current food items for October:

Cereal, spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 pound packages of rice, canned pears, instant oatmeal, boxed pasta, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.


Please take the time to click the link below and complete a brief survey regarding our Jesse Tree Project this year.  We thank Leslie Arnold for compiling this survey so that we may continue this very important social outreach initiative for our wider community.

JESSE TREE SURVEY 2020


Father Rick will be officiating the funeral service for Jerry Burkhardt, which is at 11AM on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Tent on the south lawn of the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Interment will follow in Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster. Family and friends will be received under the tent from 5-7 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020 and again from 10-11 AM on Saturday.

The Memorial Garden is nearing completion this week and you will see an amazing transformation at church on Sunday.  It is all very exciting and is a continuation of the beautification of this sacred space.  We will be installing the monument shortly, with the name plaques of loved ones.  Stay tuned for plans for the consecration of this newly beautified space once it is complete, with our sights set on November.

On Saturdays, each week, we will be commencing a “Congregational Care” feature in our emails.  The focus will be on those who would like to share what may be happening in their family or prayers they would like us to keep in our hearts and minds for their family members.  Please look this Saturday for the start of this new weekly segment, thanks to the suggestion of Libby Sternberg, and details on how to submit your “news and prayers” as we seek ways to stay spiritually connected and in prayer with and for each other.

Continue reading below for the details for our Friday and Saturday worship and fellowship activities.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

Michelle


Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 9th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will finish our discussion about our Book of Common Prayer (Chapter 2 of Walk in Love).  Attendance at every session is not required.  If you would like to join and need a copy of Walk In Love, please contact the parish office.

Handout for this Friday, October 9th Session click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional.   If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Remember to take some time to devote to exploring and making notations on the handout that Bob has supplied so that we may engage in our spiritual formation together, sharing our insights, thoughts, and questions, and if you  would like to offer  the closing prayer for any week!

Each week, we will provide a hand out in the Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

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We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.

Join us on Zoom:

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Join Code:  863 2710 5082

 

Sunday Service Online – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21 – September 27, 2020

Dear friends of St. Edward’s,

We welcome you to online worship this weekend.

For those who feel comfortable with coming to church, we are fortunate to be able to hold in-person worship on Sundays at 8 AM – Rite I and 10:15 AM – Rite II. We hope that you will join us!  We continue to follow healthy practices for your comfort and safety and we are mindfully complying with mitigation efforts through the governor’s office, as well as our diocesan office.

Please know that we extend our warm invitation of worship to those in the wider community and those parishioners who are still at home, via YouTube Live, with our live streaming service each Sunday. We are one community of faith and we are worshipping together!

Click here to connect to our YouTube Channel to enjoy our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist Rite II LIVE at 10:15 AM on Sunday, September 27th.

A new feature on our YouTube Channel:  We offer an opportunity for those viewing our online service to Donate to St. Edward’s via our Paypal link directly from our YouTube Channel.  On the St. Edward’s Channel Home Page, in the lower right corner of the image of our church is a “Donate to St. Edward’s” link.  You can also find it in the “About” section, just scroll down to “links” in that section.  We have installed it, tested it, and it works securely and wonderfully!

Click here to download the Sunday Service 10:15 AM bulletin – Rite II

If you prefer the said service of Rite I, we have provided our service bulletin for you to download and enjoy the service.

Click here to download the Sunday Service 8 AM bulletin – Rite I


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements that are in our paper bulletin on Sundays, that may be of interest to you, at home, regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and adult spiritual formation opportunities.

Blessing of the Animals is happening on October 2nd!  Click here to download the flier with details.

OUR FALL FUNDRAISER EVENT IS LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND STARTING WITH OUR RAFFLE.  CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS OF THE MANY EVENT ITEMS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, CULMINATING IN OUR VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW FEATURED ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 4:30 PM.

LINK TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE ST. EDWARD’S FALL FUNDRAISER BY CLICKING HERE


Parishioners Helping Parishioners

St. Edward’s is a community that has always shown their generosity by helping those in need in Lancaster and the World.  On October 3rd we will have an opportunity to help each other in our own parish.  The Social Outreach Committee will be hosting a day of giving. The purpose of this day is to assist parishioners that need help with yard work, small house repairs and/or cleaning projects.

We are asking that anyone in need of these services reach out to the committee chair, Beth Lynch or fill out the form in the bulletin and leave it in the box in the narthex this Sunday.

Please contact Beth Lynch at bethlynchgggators@gmail.com with your name and phone number if you would like to volunteer or if you could use some help with a chore.


Join us, at St. Edward’s, and with our convocation churches, for wonderful offerings, each week, of prayer and adult spiritual formation, via Zoom. Join in, anytime!  Click here to learn more.

We have an additional course offering from our friends at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy that may be of interest to people.  The details are below.  Please email stlukesmountjoy@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations—just by changing the way you spoke?

Course details:  Wed October 7, 14, 21, 28  @ 12 noon.
There are four sessions of  60-90 minutes each, via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241283345

The session will be recorded, in case you cannot attend live. Please contact the office for the link to the recording.

Course objectives:

  • Identify the four steps of the Nonviolent Communication process
  • Employ the four-step process in every dialogue you engage in
  • Utilize empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions
  • Discover how to overcome the blocks to compassion and open to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • Observations, feelings, needs, and requests—how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
  • Overcoming the blocks to compassion—and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s during this time. Please keep up-to-date with your pledge or regular contribution.  Pledges/giving can be mailed to the church, and we also have an easy-to-use “Give to St. Edward’s” button on our website that links to our secure Paypal page.  We have had several people engage with this newly installed Paypal giving button with great success, so please consider that as an easy way to support St. Edward’s.

To assist parishes, the diocese has set up online giving for each parish.  If you feel comfortable making your weekly giving or pledge donation in this manner (it is a secure giving tool), simply go to the diocesan web site, click on the tab up top and it will take you to a page where you can scroll down, find St. Edward’s, and continue with making your contribution!  Thank you for maintaining your faithfulness through your financial stewardship!

Click here if you would like to donate online through the diocesan portal. You will scroll down to find St. Edward’s under Lancaster. The portal is a secure giving site.

To learn more about St. Edward’s, please click our website, YouTube, or Facebook icons at the bottom of this email.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

St. Edward’s Thursday Message – September 17th

Dear friends,

Look for all links related to Sunday worship on our usual Saturday afternoon posting.

Many happenings at St. Edward’s, all listed below with easy-to-click links for reading and downloading of materials.


Exciting news about our St. Edward’s Memorial Garden!  We have some amazing news to share about our Memorial Garden project:

– Our monument foundation has been poured and we will be meeting with the granite artisan on Monday to secure the installation of the base and the center piece of the monument within the next several weeks, with the engraved “wing” pieces installed shortly thereafter.  The perpetual plaques for mounting the name plaques will be picked up from the foundry in 2 weeks and installed onto the granite.

– We will also be dropping off the “St. Edward’s Memorial Garden” plaque on Monday to be installed on the flat piece of granite that will serve as the marker to the entrance of the garden.

– The outside-the-fence landscaping will begin TOMORROW! Very exciting.  With the paver pathway and interior garden landscaping scheduled for the first week in October.

– The water feature and benches will also be installed the first week in October.

– The cross will be completed this weekend with the installation of the cross beam and circle on Saturday.  Followed up by staining and oiling of the wood.

It is all coming together, thanks to our Memorial Garden committee, with the pastoral guidance and shepherding of the beautification of this very sacred space by Father Rick.  To that end, it is not too late to make a donation to this important project! We have some essential elements yet to be secured, and with your help, we can bring this project to its completion.  We most heartily thank those who have given so generously to this project and we look forward to the upcoming weeks where you will see the transformation come to life!

St. Edward’s Talent Show, Boxed Take-Out Dinner & Basket Raffle:  Get ready folks!! The talent has been secured.  The boxed dinner menu has been set. The baskets have been gathered and are absolutely beautiful and by next weekend you will see a full program and basket catalog to start planning your basket ticket purchases (complete with instructions for this year).  It may be virtual, this year, but we guarantee it will be out of this world, fun, funny, & interesting with lots of laughs, wonderful community spirit and energy.  Do not miss out on what will be our ONE MAJOR FUNDRAISER for St. Edward’s for 2020!  Tell your friends & invite your family to participate!

Articles, photos, news stories should be submitted to Mac Miller for the October Scepter no later than Sunday, September 20th.  Please send to Man at:  hj_miller@outlook.com

Hempfield Area Food Pantry:  We are so thankful for all of the monetary (and food) donations that continue to come into our office through the generosity of our parishioners for our local Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  As always, the need continues.

Parishioners-helping-Parishioners:  St. Edward’s is a community that has always shown their generosity by helping those in need in Lancaster and the World.  On October 3rd we will have an opportunity to help each other in our own parish.  The Social Outreach Committee will be hosting a day of giving.   The purpose of this day is to assist parishioners that need help with yard work, small house repairs and/or cleaning projects.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the work.  We are also asking that anyone in need of these services reach out to the committee chair, Beth Lynch, or fill out the form in the Sunday Announcement Bulletin and leave it in the box in the narthex.

Here are a few ideas that we are able to help with:

Yard Work:  Leaf raking, pulling weeds, mulching, planting
House Repairs:  Sticking doors, dripping faucet, clog drain, filter changes
Cleaning Projects: Dusting high shelves, decorating for Fall, rearranging kitchen cabinets


Continue reading below for the details for our Friday and Saturday worship and fellowship activities.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

Michelle


Friday Lunch & Learn:  September 18th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will finish our discussion about our Book of Common Prayer (chapter 1 of Walk in Love), and, if time permits, start our Chapter Two session.  Attendance at every session is not required.  If you would like to join and need a copy of Walk In Love, please contact the parish office.

Handout for this Friday, September 18th Session click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional, but can be ordered at forwardmovement.org or by contacting the parish office (we have copies on hand).  If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Each week, we will provide a hand out in the Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosbach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

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We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.

Join us on Zoom:

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Join us for our Virtual Saturday Social from 9 AM – 9:40 AM Saturday morning on Zoom.  It will be hosted by Christina McLaughlin. It’s a great time to get together and say “hello” to your fellow parishioners. We look forward to sharing some time of fellowship THIS SATURDAY, September 19th at 9:00 AM. Join Code and Pass Code are in your email.

St. Edward’s Monday Message – September 14th

Dear friends and parishioners,

Another week of great ministry offerings and wonderful planning happening for upcoming events at St. Edward’s. I say this every week, and will say it again because we are so lucky to have expressions of God’s grace in our ministry:  None of this would be possible without the amazing ministry of our parishioners, as well as the generous support of those near and far from St. Edward’s in helping us steward our mission.  So, thank you, from our hearts and we wish you a joyous and safe week!

A wonderful prayer, for this week, from For Starters, authored by The Rt. Rev. Michael W. Creighton, when he was the rector at St. Stephen’s Church in Seattle:

Gracious Father, bless this band of believers and draw us closer together in your ministry. When we are coping, cheer us on.  When we are caring, let your love be alive between us.  When we are committing, let it be with our whole being. When we are apart, bind us together in the fellowship of your Spirit. Bless you for accompanying us everywhere, for accepting our humanness, and for calling us into deeper love and service. Amen.


In case you missed it!  Click here to view our Sunday service of Rite II from September 13th

And in case you missed our Cultural Event yesterday afternoon, featuring the wonderful musical talent of Maria Thompson Corley, click here to view.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle



If you have not already done so, please complete your online Anglican Identity Assessment today!  You can access the assessment at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9G39Y5H

We are asking each parishioner to complete an individual assessment.  If more than one person needs to complete the assessment on the same computer, you will need to close the browser all the way back to the beginning before starting the next assessment.  Otherwise, you may get a message telling you that the assessment has already been completed.

The assessments will automatically be submitted to the Diocese for tabulation.  The results will be returned to the parish minus any identifying information.  The Shaped by Faith team will be using this data as we continue our work with other parishes in our region.

Thank you for your support and participation!

Shaped by Faith Team
Father Rick, Julie Hoff, Herb Johnston

MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK
Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, September 16th

Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

Wednesday Evening, September 16th – 6:30 PM Contemporary Bible Study
Led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti via Zoom.  Please email Bill or Yvonne if you would like to participate.

Friday, September 18th,  Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation – 12 Noon – 1 PM
Join us for this 8-week series led by Father Rick, Bob Mosbach, and Wanda Stoltzfus.  Scroll down to download the handout for Friday’s session and to note the Zoom meeting join information.

Friday Evening Prayer – September 18th
We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.
Join us on Zoom:
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Friday Lunch & Learn:  September 18th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom

Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together for the next 7 weeks.  We continue with completing Session One, and hope to start our conversation on Chapter Two,  utilizing the Book of Common Prayer and the text, Walk in Love. Attendance at every session is not required.

Handout for this Friday Session Click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional, but can be ordered at forwardmovement.org or by contacting the parish office (we have copies on hand).  If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Each week, we will provide a hand out in these Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosbach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

Join Zoom Meeting

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St. Edward’s Monday Message – July 13, 2020

Dear friends and parishioners,

We open this week with amazing grace notes of generosity.

So much is happening at St. Edward’s and our ministry is so strong, we should really be calling today’s email message, “Ministry Monday”!!

First, our Sunday Online Service recap:  If you missed our streaming service yesterday, no worries!  You can watch it by clicking the link below and you can also download the service bulletin to follow along.

Click here to connect to our YouTube Channel to enjoy our July 12th Sunday service of Holy Eucharist Rite II.

Click here to download the Sunday Service 10:15 AM bulletin – Rite II.


MINISTRY HAPPENINGS AT ST. EDWARD’S

GREETING CARD MINISTRY
A ministry we are launching today is a greeting card ministry.  With great good fortune and some very heavy lifting, Thomas Ishler was able to secure quite a bounty of greeting cards from a pharmacy that was closing its doors in Lancaster County.  Thousands of cards were to be tossed away and Thomas had a wonderful idea to bring them to St. Edward’s so that we could open the opportunity for people to come in, safely “shop” for greeting cards, and donate a free-will offering for their selection.  We have set them up in the Christian Ed wing in safe and healthy spaces for people to, take a drive, get out of the house, browse the cards and make their selections.  Bring your own “green” shopping bag to fill up.  In our season of Covidtide, card writing is a great way to reach out to those who you miss so dearly.  So, stop by and stock up!  Zoom, Facetime, text, and email are great, but everyone loves to get a card in the mail from people in their life.  We also encourage people to reach out to others they know and perhaps put together packets of cards to give away.  Maybe the residents of retirement communities or nursing homes would love a supply of cards to send.  What a great way to reach out to our wider community in ministry and love!  If you feel comfortable, give an organization a call and see if you can put together a bag of cards to drop off for their residents!  Everyone has an extra shopping bag to bring in and fill up.  We hope to see you soon!  Please come in any day, Monday – Friday between 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  We have in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

PLANT-A-TREE MEMORIAL GARDEN PROJECT
As part of Phase One of our Memorial Garden beautification, we have launched a plant-a-tree campaign to create the green wall between our sacred space and our neighbor.  In just 1 week, we have received commitments for 13 trees!!  We are in need of 7 more commitments.  We hope you will prayerfully consider donating to this phase of this most important and sacred space.  Please know that there are other very important elements of Phase One that would benefit from your gift, should we meet our tree quota.

BASKET AUCTION
And as if the generosity towards our Memorial Garden project was not enough, we have commitments for 9 baskets so far, ranging from wine baskets, a Mexican food-themed basket, tea time basket, gift card baskets, perhaps a “thanksgiving feast” basket. . but there are so many more ideas. . all we need is you!  Contact the parish office if you will commit to creating a basket.  As always, we can arrange the basket, & we wrap, bow, and tag each basket for you!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the Landisville Primary Center 
Collections start JULY 19 and we will set up a bin outside our covered front entry, as well as a staging area inside our front red doors, during the week & Sundays for people to make their drop-off. The list is as follows:
Pencils                       Colored pencils                         Crayons
Erasers                      Notebook paper                        Colored paper
Glue sticks                 Tissues                                      Hand Sanitizer
Dry Erase Markers, fine pt., black            Dry Erase Markers, fine pt., red
Folders without clasps
Let’s help our neighborhood children be ready to learn!

COOKBOOK MINISTRY
We hope people are gathering their favorite recipes and any creative writing, drawing, music they would like to share for our cookbook!

MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP THIS WEEK
On Tuesday, the Cultural Events ministry will be holding a Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM to discuss possible future events during this time of COVID19.  this meeting is led by Patrick Ishler.

Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – July 15th
Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety. May we ask that you please let the parish office know if you are planning on attending (if you have not already done so).

Wednesday also brings to us Bible Study, at 6:30 PM, via Zoom, faithfully led by Bill & Yvonne Gasperetti.  While they are in the middle of the current session, if you are interested in learning more about Bible Study, please contact Bill at bgasperetti@att.net or Yvonne at ygasperetti@gmail.com.

Friday Evening Prayer
We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.
Join us on Zoom:
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Join Code:  863 2710 5082


A closing prayer from The Book of Uncommon Prayer – Meditations & Devotions

Better Way
If I am right, thy grace impart
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, O teach my heart
To find that better way!
– Alexander Pope

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

Christian Education – New Season 2019

We welcome all of our Youth to our new season of Christian Education.

We also welcome our teachers and thank them for their continued ministry to this vital component to our parish community.

Preschool – K:  Peg Reiley and Leslie Arnold

Grades 1-3:  Beth Hake

Grades 4-6:  Joe and Christina McLaughlin

Junior-Senior Youth:  Brian Newsome and Dottie Gschwend