Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,
We have an important weekend to look forward to as we journey into our Third Sunday in Lent, followed by our Annual Parish Meeting immediately after the service. Please take the time, if you can, tomorrow, to stop by the church between 11 AM – 3 PM to pick up your Annual Report, a copy of the March Scepter, your 2020 Giving Statement, consecrated wafers, and a special St. Edward’s mug we have had made for our parishioners – something to sip your warm beverage from during our livestreamed Sunday services or to take to our Zoom coffee hours & meetings!
As our Thursday emails are dedicated to the spiritual offerings we offer between Friday noon – Sunday evening, outside of our Sunday 10 AM Rite II service, please know that we have listed details to several opportunities for prayer and reflection, below.
In our Saturday email, along with our links to our Sunday Rite II 10 AM service offering, we will refresh you with the Zoom invite details for our Annual Meeting that follows the service, on March 7th, at 11:30 AM.
As we continue our Lenten journey and we discover the power of remembrance, let us know that in remembering, there is reconciliation, and in reconciliation, there is love. The power of love – loving our neighbors as ourselves, loving the rhythms of our day, in whatever it may bring, and letting it wash over us, loving our natural environment as much as we love the material things within our own homes, and creating beloved community show our love of God and for Jesus Christ our Lord. Let us “sow the seeds of love” in our daily lives.
We close with a Psalm verse from page 115 in the BCP – Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two
I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7, 8
Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.
If you are in need of delivery of wafers, Scepters, etc. please contact the parish office.
The Way of the Cross Lenten Weekly Devotion
We extend a warm invitation to our parishioners, and to those in the wider community, to participate in this weekly devotion on Fridays during the season of Lent. We thank Edward Webber for his wonderful artwork, capturing each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. It is our sincere hope that this will serve as an invitation to prayer and contemplation as we continue to worship from our homes.
The Way of the Cross pdf and YouTube link information are noted below.
The Way of the Cross on the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, click here.
Lenten Meditations 2021 booklets: Episcopal Relief & Development offers a wonderful booklet of meditations to take you through your Lenten journey. This year, ER&D is offering this booklet in an online version. You can click here to download the pdf. We will also do on-demand printing of the booklet pdf for those who would like a printed copy to take home. Just let us know if you would like a printed copy!
WORSHIP & SPIRITUAL FORMATION VIA ZOOM
New and Updated: Adult Spiritual Formation – Winter 2021 Flier – Click here to view/download
Friday Lunch & Learn: March 5th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
We continue our course of reflection and discussion with Chapter 11 – Walking in the Way of the Cross – Holy Week and Easter in our text, Walk in Love. Perhaps you would feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer? There are so many wonderful Prayers and Collects to share with the group, from our BCP. Attendance at every session is not required.
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus
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Friday Evening Prayer – March 5th
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.
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Saturday, March 6th at 5 PM: Members of St. Edward’s are invited to join St. Luke’s for our Zoom Taize service. A service of deep prayer and worship, sacred darkness, and the singing of chants in candlelight. Prepare by lighting some candles. Connect to the service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84847298680
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Sunday Evening Prayer, March 7th at 7:00 PM: We use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and the readings for the Sunday Lectionary. It is a quiet service and a good way to end the weekend and prepare for the week to come. Anyone interested can send me an email to be put on an email distribution list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
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