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St. Edward’s Weekly Email: November 15 – November 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

If you happen to read the scripture lessons for this Sunday, you will notice a shift in tone as we begin to contemplate the eventual end of the world as we know it. Thinking about these “last things” as Christians sometimes call them, is a small but necessary part of our understanding of God as the Creator and re-Maker of the universe.

On a more personal note, some of you may have heard that I have been having back troubles this week. This comes from an old injury and happens to me sometimes once or twice a year. It does not require surgery, but it can sometimes knock me out of work for a number of days until it subsides and then I’m fine once more. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

David +

Our final Cultural Event for 2019 is Sunday, December 1st, First Advent, at 4 PM when we will have a choral evensong featuring the Lancaster Chamber Singers with Father David as Cantor and Officiant.  Please join us as we usher in the season of Advent. Refreshments to follow and a free-will offering will be taken during the service.

SPECIAL ADULT FORUM, THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH:    David Manuel, a member of the Susquehanna Speakers Association, will be speaking at Adult Forum on Nov. 17 at 9:10 AM about the Navajo Code Talkers of WW II.   He will explore the Navajo nation’s interactions with the US Government from their mistreatment in the late 1800’s to their creation of a code that was never broken and was instrumental in helping to win the war in the Pacific.  He says that his talk is the perfect blending of historical facts and human interest stories.  Please join us & welcome our special guest!  Invite a friend to attend services and come to this special forum.

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Many upcoming events in November: Krist Kindling form due this Sunday and Jesse Tree form is due by Wednesday, November 20th!  Special Advent Wreath making & Devotional with seasonal music by The Lancaster Recorder Consort on November 24th – Come help us make Advent wreaths for our homebound parishioners. . or one for yourself!   And. . . don’t forget to sign up for volunteering and baking for the cookie sale!

We have sent out our college care packages to our St. Edward’s college students.  This outreach ministry is funded through the generosity of parishioner donations.  If you would like to give to this worthy ministry, please put your donation in the offering plate marked “college care packages”.  We are seeking to raise $100 to cover the fall packages sent.

FOOD BANK NEWS:  Items requested for November:

Chunky peanut butter, Canned peaches, Chicken rice soup , Chicken noodle soup, Whole wheat spaghetti, Boxed pasta rotini, rigatoni etc., Oatmeal (instant and regular), Egg noodles, Canned peas, Cream of chicken soup, Cream of celery soup

Also, if you have a turkey and will not be using it for Thanksgiving, we will accept donations for those by Sunday, NOVEMBER 17th.

Search Committee Prayer

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St Edward’s, as You have done so magnificently in the past, during our last search.

Enfold us in Your love as we move along Your guiding pathway.

The truth and inspiration of the Holy Spirit sustain our hearts and minds in our search.

The hands of Jesus Christ hold ours as we sojourn towards welcoming our new rector.

Nourish those who are moved to contact us, with faithful and discerning hearts.

We pray that our eventual call will fulfill God’s plan for our shared life at St Edward’s.

Amen.

Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,

Dottie Gschwend, co-chair

Matthew Sternberg, co-chair

Seth Hake

Beth Lynch

Bill Swiernik

Peter Weber

Scepter articles pictures, announcements for the December Scepter are due by Wednesday, November 20th.  Please send to Mac Miller at hj_miller@outlook.com

Altar Guild: Barbara Jakiel, Susan Landin, Dorris Smith

Coffee Hour:  8:00 AM – Hank and Linda Spire   10:15 AM – Seth and Beth Hake

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I

LEM: Hank Spire

Ushers:  Karen Grant and John Meyer

Greeter: Mike Patrone

9:10 AMAdult Forum – David Manuel speaks to us about the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII.  Please join us!

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM: Camille Horine

Acolytes:    Server:  Amy Swiernik    Crucifer:  Braden Newsome

Readers:  1st:  Brian Newsome      2nd:  Matthew Sternberg

Ushers:  Mary Snyder and Bob Young

Greeter: Susan Campagnola

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

6:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)

6:30 PM – Vestry Meeting (Lounge)

7:00 PM – ALERT (PH)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

Special Adult Forum, Sunday, November 17th at 9:10 AM

David Manuel, a member of the Susquehanna Speakers Association, will be speaking at Adult Forum on Nov. 17 at 9:10 AM about the Navajo Code Talkers of WW II.   He will explore the Navajo nation’s interactions with the US Government from their mistreatment in the late 1800’s to their creation of a code that was never broken and was instrumental in helping to win the war in the Pacific.  He says that his talk is the perfect blending of historical facts and human interest stories.  Please join us & welcome our special guest!  Invite a friend to attend services and come to this special forum.

 

Advent Wreath Making & Beautiful Seasonal Music by The Lancaster Recorder Consort, Sunday, November 24th

Please join us on Sunday, November 24th after the 8 AM and 10:15 AM services for extended coffee hours, wonderful seasonal music provided by The Lancaster Recorder Consort and fellowship as we gather to make Advent wreaths for our home bound parishioners, as well as those who would like to make one for their home.  A devotional will accompany each wreath, provided by Father David.

We have all of the supplies and will have them all prepared to make a very simply designed centerpiece to embrace the season of Advent.  We have 9 wreaths we would like to make for our home bound parishioners.

If you are planning on participating, there is a sign up sheet in the parish hall so we can make sure we have enough supplies for all.

 

 

Amy Yovanovich Recital – November 10th 3 PM

What a wonderful event on November 10th!  Our Cultural Event Series, which featured mezzo-soprano, Amy Yovanovich, accompanied on piano by Donna Burkholder, was outstanding.  Couldn’t make it to the recital?  Take a quick look at some highlights here:

Amy presented a program of sacred music and spirituals such as Amazing Grace and Yes, My Jesus Loves Me, to show tunes from The King and I, the Music Man, and Jekyll & Hyde.

Acclaimed for her velvety tone quality, power and range, Ms. Yovanovich studied under Mr. John Darrenkamp, a well-known veteran of the Metropolitan Opera Company. She has performed with the Pennsylvania Academy of Music Opera Theatre Workshop, Lancaster and Harrisburg Opera Companies and studied in Germany. She is well-known for her solo and oratorio work, as well, and has a CD, “Great Day,” of show tunes and spirituals available at online retailers.  Amy is currently the Executive Director and vocal instructor for the State Street Academy of Music, Director of Music for Westgate Baptist Church in Lancaster and vocal instructor for the Lancaster Conservatory of Music.

Donna Burkholder grew up in Blair County, PA and moved to the Lancaster area in 1967, after earning her BS in Music Education with a performance major in organ at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. She has held teaching positions in the Lower Dauphin, Ephrata and Conestoga Valley School systems. Her love of liturgical music placed her in three Lutheran congregations over the 48 years – St. Paul’s in Lititz, Bergstrasse in Ephrata and St. Peter’s in Neffsville/Lancaster.  Donna retired from teaching in 2009 and from her final Director of Music position in 2015. Over the years she has served in various offices of Ephrata Area Pennsylvania State Education Association, Ephrata Parent Teacher Association, Ephrata Area School Board and local and district area Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.  Since her official “retirement” in 2015, she has greatly enjoyed substituting in area churches.  She has two grown children: daughter Dara Burkholder Morales, violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, and son John, manager in Professional Offices Services, living in Glenside. She is delighted to spend lots of time with her six grandchildren in the Philadelphia area.

We thank all who visit us and support these wonderful events, part of The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey Cultural Events Series at St. Edward’s showcasing the church’s fellowship outreach. To get on the church’s email list for events’ notifications, readers should email: StEdsOffice@comcast.net with “Subscribe Events” in the subject line.

St. Edward’s Episcopal Church is a community of faith, giving to God, giving to each other, giving to the world. On the web at: www.Sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.

Community Fellowship Dinner Wednesday, November 13th at 6 PM

WHAT:  Community Fellowship Dinner

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 PM

WHERE:  St. Edward’s Parish Hall

BRING: Your own table setting and a hot and cold dish to share for 4-6 people

QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827 or Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119

Our Community Fellowship dinners are a great time to get together and enjoy good food and conversation.

Come and dine and enjoy catching up  with old friends and getting to know some new ones.

Fall Season Sweaty Sunday – October 27, 2019

Sweaty Sunday

October 27th

After the 8 AM and 10:15 AM services

 

Wear your sweats and jeans to church and stay awhile to help with some fall clean-up outdoors & indoors.

We will be doing outside general grounds clean-up work and indoor cleaning of sanctuary, Christian Education, and parish hall spaces and whatever else needs to be done to spruce up our parish.

Sign up sheet to help work is in the parish hall on the coffee service table.  JOIN US!  THE MORE WE SHARE, THE MORE WE SHOW WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF FAITH!

PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED FOR LUNCH.

 

October 20th Adult Forum – The Opioid Crisis in Our Community

On Sunday morning, October 20, 2019 at 9:10 AM, St. Edward’s Episcopal Church will be holding a very informative and relevant presentation by Doug Cwienk, a Certified Family Recovery Specialist, on the Opioid Crisis.  The event will take place in the parish hall at St. Edward’s.

Doug is a co-founder of a support group for families dealing with addiction called, “Storm Riders.”  Doug will speak about the chemistry of addiction and its effects on the brain, and also about the effects of addiction on the family and loved ones of an addicted person.  Doug brings to the table his strong background in science, his expertise as a trained recovery specialist, and his experience with addiction in his own family.  His son, Nate, died of an overdose in 2017.

St. Edward’s Cultural Event Series Concert – Rizetta’s Tones – October 20th at 3 PM

Rizzetta’s Tones, popular Celtic group, to perform at St. Edward’s in free October 20 Concert

The popular local Celtic band, Rizzetta’s Tones, will offer a free concert at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. The church is located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville, and, although the event is free, an offering will be taken.

Rizzetta’s Tones is a Celtic and folk band where members play hammer dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles and guitars. They often spice up their sound with a button accordion, autoharp, Greek bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele and various percussion instruments. All four members sing lead and background vocals on their programs, a mix of both poignant and humorous songs. Their repertoire includes music from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S., and draws as well from the traditions of such varied countries as Finland, Brazil, France, Macedonia and more.

Band members include Randy Kochel, Amanda Wells, Linda Lohr and Bill Stine. The group’s name honors Sam Rizzetta, engineer, scientist, pilot, dulcimer builder and player, composer, teacher, and friend to the group.

The concert is part of the Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey Cultural Events Series at St. Edward’s showcasing the church’s fellowship outreach. To get on the church’s email list for events’ notifications, readers should email: StEdsOffice@comcast.net with “Subscribe Events” in the subject line.

St. Edward’s Episcopal Church is a community of faith, giving to God, giving to each other, giving to the world. On the web at: www.Sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.

One Service Sunday & UTO Ingathering – Sunday 29th Update

Thank you to all who gathered your change, filled your boxes and brought them in for the Ingathering.  St. Edward’s raised $298.20!  thank you for your support.

Our UTO Ingathering will be Sunday, September 29th so that we can celebrate this offering at our first of four Single-Service Sundays at 9:15 AM followed by a special coffee hour and forum in the parish hall.  Our hope is that these services will provide an opportunity for those who attend the 8:00 AM Sunday service and those who attend 10:15 AM to meet and greet one another and, in the process, build unity in our church family. The forum will include an informational presentation on church finances, an “Open Mic” Q &  A session, and a tour of the renovated Sacristy and Nursery.  The four Single-Service Sundays will take place during months with five Sundays on the last Sunday of those months:  September 29, December 29, March 29, 2020 and May 31, 2020.