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St. Edward’s 12th Annual Holiday Cookie Sale Saturday, December 3rd, 8 AM

The 12th Annual St. Edward’s Cookie Sale will take place on Saturday, December 3rd starting at 8 AM until sold out at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster, just ½ mile from Route 741 (Rohrerstown Road).  There will be over 60 varieties of cookies sold deli-style by the pound.  We supply all of the boxes, etc. for everyone to choose their own delicious selection to enjoy and share over this holiday season.

The annual cookie sale benefits ministries that assist those less fortunate such as Crispus Attucks, COBYs, and Anonymous Addiction Groups.

During the holiday season, St. Edward’s participates in our Jesse Tree Project, which provides much needed holiday gifts and spirit to those children that are less fortunate in the Lancaster area so that their holiday may be bright.  We will be delivering gifts and warm clothing to over 50 children this year.  St. Edward’s also participates in a Christmas card mission for those serving in our military and through the skill and devotion of our beloved “Knit Wits,” St. Edward’s lovingly creates blankets, hats and scarves, prayer shawls and pocket prayer squares for so many groups in need.

The cookies and baked goods are ready for your selection!  So, come early on December 3rd and enjoy holiday cheer and good spirit while helping those in need during the holiday season.  Stay for our benefit breakfast, as well!  After getting your cookies, choose from a selection of hot breakfast items and beverages for one price of $6.00/person.  Enjoy your breakfast in our café style setting, with soothing holiday music, this year, at St. Edward’s!

For more information, please contact St. Edward’s at 717-898-6276.

 

 

Ringing in the Season: Free Hershey Handbell Ensemble Concert at St. Edward’s – December 2, 2016

Holiday bells will ring at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. when the Hershey Handbell Ensemble presents a concert of seasonal music. The church is located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville, and, although the event is free, an offering will be taken.

On the program will be well-known Christmas songs, such as “Away in a Manger,” “Dance of the Sugarplum Fair,” “Gesu Bambino,” “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,” plus special arrangements of other holiday pieces.

Based in south-central Pennsylvania, the Hershey Handbell Ensemble was formed in 2004 and is made up of people able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The 15-member group under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and other assorted instruments.

The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase at the concert.

The December 2 concert is part of a series of events 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. The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey is its rector. On the web at: www.Sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.

Simple Gifts is Coming to St. Edwards on Saturday, November 5th!

Two women plus twelve instruments equal one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville on Saturday, November 5, 2016 for a concert at 7:00 p.m. preceded by a workshop from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but an offering will be taken at both events. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.

Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.

According to the Celtic Classic Festival in Bethlehem, PA, “few musicians can match the warmly personal stage presence Simple Gifts possesses.” It is obvious that these women love the music they play, and they know how to share their talents, their enthusiasm, and their sense of humor with the audience.

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon have performed as Simple Gifts since 1995. The group was founded by Littleton in 1989 and has performed throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including appearances at the Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum of Art, National Governors’ Convention, Longwood Gardens, National Theater, Whitaker Center, Hershey Theatre, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ontario Center for Performing Arts, and dozens of colleges and universities throughout the region. Simple Gifts has opened for Natalie MacMaster, Tom Paxton, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, and Boys of the Lough.

Simple Gifts has recorded six albums. Their newest, “Crossing Borders: Music of Many Lands,” was recognized by Indie Acoustic as including “one of the best songs of 2005.” Their previous album, “Time and Again,” won a bronze star (third place) in the Crossroads Music Awards. Their recordings include traditional music from Romania, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, France, Sweden, Denmark, and America, plus original compositions by each group member.

“These women share a chemistry that infuses their music with energy, integrity, and joy. Theirs is a special gift.” –David W. Johnson, Boston Globe

Listening to [Simple Gifts] is like sampling an international buffet … The number of instruments they pick up in a typical concert makes the group anything but simple. … [This is] acoustic music of the highest order.” –Will Lebzelter, Centre Daily Times

      “Simple Gifts wowed our audience with a cultural and educational program that was fun, informative, and energetic.” –Teresia Bush, Smithsonian Institution

This recital is part of a series of events 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. The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey is its rector. On the web at: www.sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.

Fulbright Concert by the Trio Clavino – Friday April 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM

You won’t want to miss this return visit by the Trio Clavino, who originally played at St. Edward’s in 2014. On this program, the group will feature their usual bravura playing, new and older compositions and several pieces with ethnic and folk-like underpinnings (such as Glick’s “The Klesmer’s Wedding”). The concert is a preview of the program they’ll play on an upcoming Fulbright tour of China. Attendees at their program two years ago still rave about the Trio, which consists of Simon Maurer, violin/viola; Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinet; and Xun Pan, piano. Bring your friends!

 

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.

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

Ringing in the Season – Hershey Handbell Ensemble at St. Edward’s December 11th

The Hershey Handbell Ensemble will ring in the holiday season with a concert at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville, and, although the event is free, an offering will be taken.

On the program will be well-known seasonal songs, such as “I Saw Three Ships,” “Comfort, Comfort Ye, My People,” “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,” plus special arrangements of other holiday pieces.

Based in south-central Pennsylvania, the Hershey Handbell Ensemble was formed in 2004 and is made up of people able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The 15-member group under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and other assorted instruments.

The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase at the concert.

The December 11 concert is part of a series of events 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. The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey is its rector. On the web at: www.Sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.