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Sunday Service Online – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 24 – October 18, 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 18th.

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.

Well, it is amazing to know that just one week ago we were at 50% of our goal, and, as of today, we are a mere $475 shy of our goal.  I believe we can make that happen by Monday, don’t you?   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 be ordering our food on Monday, so if you have not placed an order for your boxed dinner, please let the parish office know by Monday morning.

And. . . just to remind everyone:  5 randomly selected boxed dinners will have a $15 gift card in them!  We will also have a separate drawing where everyone who participated in the raffle has an extra ticket set aside for the chance to win one of these four prizes:  $100 gift certificate to El Jardin Florist; $100 selection of gift cards; Greeting Cards for all occasions assortment basket;  “Dollar Store Chic” basket (you may laugh. . . but you will be totally amazed!!!)

We hope these small details make this year’s event a lifting up of our hearts, our spirits, and will bring overall good cheer to all!


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

Mark your calendars for the St. Edward’s Talent Show, next Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM.  We will provide the link to our YouTube Channel, as well as reminders, next week, for the curbside pickup of your dinners.  Dinners will include the evening program.  It is going to be quite an event!  And, please know, that you can continue to donate to the fundraiser during the event, as we have a donation link, via PayPal, on our YouTube Channel.  As always, your generosity and support of the ministry and community of St. Edward’s is so appreciated and allows us to connect with each other, and the wider community, as we all do God’s work!



Welcome to Congregational Care!  Each Saturday, we will include in our messages any submissions we receive from our parish community, as we invite you to share prayer requests or news about yourselves or your family. We believe this outreach to be incredibly important to keep our spiritual community connected to each other and to Jesus Christ, our Lord, as we walk in love with one another in our daily journeys.  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.

For this week, Sharon Hubbard shares:  Please say a prayer for Bob and all the men on the 5th floor at the VA Hospital.  Just received a call that the ward is in lock down for at least the next two weeks, someone tested positive.  Happily I had a visit yesterday, but my visit scheduled for next Tuesday has been cancelled. Just when I think I can stop being so very worried, this happens.

Carol Pindell, passed away this past Wednesday.  Carol, and her husband, Stu Pindell, were founding members of St. Edward’s.  Stu passed away several years ago.  Carol was surrounded by family at her home in Arizona.

May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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 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.

    A Closing Note:  The St. Edward’s community is ALIVE and thriving, even in this season of Covidtide.  We have amazing spirit that is engaging and fulfilling.  Through our Sunday services; our Wednesday healing and meditative service; our adult spiritual formation offerings; our children’s Christian education offerings; our beautification projects inside and outside of our building; our continual connections via Shaped by Faith initiatives, and via new technology, with our convocation parishes, and our diocesan events; a virtual cultural events calendar; fundraising initiatives; the hard work of the vestry and social outreach ministries. . . and all with the uplifting leadership of Father Rick.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful shepherd and a vibrant flock, and for that, we thank God.  Please share our “good news” with people you know.  Staying connected in community and spirit will keep the legacy of St. Edward’s evergreen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

The Beautification of our St. Edward’s Memorial Garden & Contemplative Space

Here is a first peek at the progress towards completion of Phase One.  We await our granite monument and foundry plaques and will keep you informed of our continued progress.

St. Edward’s Thursday Message – October 15th

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.

We have just 4 days left until the basket raffle portion of our October 24th event closes.  With such an outpouring of generosity, we are a mere $625 away from reaching our goal!  Can we do it?  I think we can!!

Also, please note:  If you have not indicated what tickets you want in which basket boxes, please get those to the parish office, no later than Monday morning. This year is a bit more labor intensive as we need to write out all of the tickets, place them in boxes, and arrange our baskets on Monday for filming the drawing on Tuesday.  Thank you for helping us make this part go smoothly!

Also, if you want to participate in the boxed dinner, please contact the parish office by tomorrow, as we will be ordering the food Monday morning.

Please share the link to the catalog (below) with your friends and family.

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

Please note these important dates on your calendar so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items end Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM


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:   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

The Memorial Garden is complete, except for the monument, and I have to say. . .it is a sight to behold.  We invite ALL to stop by and meander up the garden path and take a look at the beautification of our sacred space.  We will be assembling the benches tomorrow and will keep you informed of when the monument and special service to consecrate the garden will take place.   It has been with good spirit, generosity, love, and the wonderful shepherding by Father Rick, of what was in our hearts, that this garden has transformed into a glorious space of contemplation, meditation, worship, and honor to all of our loved ones who are interred in this loveliest of gardens.

Please do not forget that on Saturdays, each week, we will feature a “Congregational Care” snippet 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.  If you have something that you would like to share about yourself, your family, or a prayer for your loved ones, please submit it to the parish office by tomorrow (and by each Friday) so that we may include it.  This is a wonderful way for us to stay connected to each other during this Covidtide.

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 16th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will finish our discussion  of The Baptismal Covenant in our Book of Common Prayer, as well as Chapter 3 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 16th 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

Join Zoom Meeting

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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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86327105082
Join Code:  863 2710 5082

St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 12th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

As we enter this week, we offer:  A Collect for Guidance
The Book of Common Prayer, page 100

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed it!


We are in the final stages of  completing the landscaping and walkway of our Memorial Garden, this week.  We have installed the Garden entrance granite plaque “St. Edward’s Memorial Garden” just outside the garden space and once the landscapers are finished, we will be activating the fountain element as well as installing our benches.  We encourage all to come by and take a look at the beautification of this sacred and contemplative space.  Our monument is being carved at the quarry in Vermont and we should be installing those pieces over the next month.  Our perpetual plaques which will be installed on the granite monument, for the individual name plaques, are also being created at the foundry and should be ready shortly.

With just 7 days left until the basket raffle portion of our October 24th event closes, we are happy to report that through the generosity and spirit of  our St. Edward’s family, and dear friends, we are ever closer to reaching our fundraising goal.  As of today, we have raised $3,690!! Imagine that!  But we still need YOU!  Let’s work to reach our goal of $4,500 by next Monday.  What an amazing outpouring of faith, hope, and love for the ministry of St. Edward’s.

Please share the link to the catalog (below) with your friends and family.

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items end Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM


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
Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 14th

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 14th – 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 16th,  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 16th
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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86327105082
Join Code:  863 2710 5082

Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 16th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our session this week will finish through Chapter Three 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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84479709447?pwd=OWlobm83TDgwNlVoK3hFbjBlWnZSdz09

Meeting ID: 844 7970 9447

Passcode: 228332

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Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 844 7970 9447

Passcode: 228332

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbq2eaazXj

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 2020 Fundraiser Is Here!

MAKE THIS THE BEST FUNDRAISER EVER!!

Click the link below to view the catalog and make your selections.  We are $1,850 from meeting our 100% fundraising goal of $4,500 and we have 9 days left!

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

This catalog/program is all you will need to learn how to buy ticket bundles for our basket raffle; view and make your notations for the incredible basket lineup we have for this year;  how to order/pay for your boxed dinner; and where to tune in on our YouTube Channel for our St. Edward’s most awesome variety show/raffle drawing ever, on October 24th at 4:30 PM!  Why is it awesome?  Because your participation helps the ministry of St. Edward’s and it provides light and life to all of us during this time of Covidtide. So, as youshelter in peace remember to always walk in love and we look forward to inviting all, whether you are a St. Edward’s parishioner, or a member of our wider community, to participate in our ONLY fundraising event for 2020.

Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items run through Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM

St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 5th

Dear friends and parishioners,

A Prayer for the Natural Order – For Knowledge of God’s Creation
Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with  all its marvelous order, its atoms, worlds, and galaxies, and the infinite complexity of living creatures: Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your creation, we may come to know you more truly, and more surely fulfill our role in your eternal purpose; in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed it! 


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.


We have 2 weeks left to meet our fundraising goal for our 2020 Virtual Event that will be broadcast on the St. Edward’s YouTube channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM.  We are pleased to report that, thanks to your generosity, we are at the 20% mark. Let’s try to make it to 50% by next Sunday, October 11th, and then “bring it home,” as they say, by October 19th.

Please share the link to the catalog (below) with your friends and family.  These are wonderful items for raffle this year and all to raise money for the ministry of St. Edward’s .  As our ONLY fundraiser for 2020, our fundraising success to meet our goal of $4,500 depends on your support!

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items end on Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM


MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK
Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 7th

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 7th – 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 9th,  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 9th
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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86327105082
Join Code:  863 2710 5082


Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 9th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom

Our session this week will encompass going through the baptismal liturgy in the prayer book. As you read your text, and review the handout, we hope you will find a few extra minutes to explore and make notes and observations that can be shared with the group, as we take this journey towards a deeper understanding of our Episcopal Identity & Faith, together, in community.  Also, if you feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer, 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 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22 – October 4, 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 4th.

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.

If you would like to reserve your tickets for our October 24th fundraiser, in person, at church on Sundays, 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.  Our ambitious goal this year is $4,500, as this is our ONLY fundraising event.  We have achieved 12% of our goal, so far, and we have 3 Sundays left.  Please join us in making this a St. Edward’s success.


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


The October Scepter is online and in print!  Click here to download the online version.  Thank you, Mac Miller, for putting together such a great publication each month!

The Stauffers grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes.  It appears Giant is taking longer in their fulfillment times, so those will not be in until next week.  Starting with the November 1st order, we will adjust our order time so that we order 2 weeks ahead of the first Sunday in order to meet our normal delivery time to you!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 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

Stewardship 2019 Ingathering

UPDATE:  With this passage, below, in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all who prayerfully considered pledging to St. Edward’s and to all those for the faithful manner in which you support the ministry of St. Edward’s, both financially as well as through your ministry.

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. (Matthew 25: 37-40)

STEWARDSHIP 2019 INGATHERING:  Our Ingathering date for 2019 Stewardship is THIS SUNDAY, February 10th.  If you have submitted your pledge for 2019, we thank you for your continued support of the ministry of St. Edward’s.  If you have yet to submit your pledge, we prayerfully ask you to complete your form and bring to the Ingathering on February 10th.  We are very encouraged by the support to date.  But, to support the ministry of St. Edward’s we have no resources but God’s grace, our own endeavors, the generosity of guests, and the support and generosity of you, our parishioner, who understands that St. Edward’s is more than a building, but rather a community of faith that comes together in worship and service. 

Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – The Mattson Family

Mr. Bradley Mattson – Vestry, Choir, Stewardship; The Rev. Jennifer E. Mattson – Guest Preacher and Co-Celebrant; William, Thomas, Anna Gail, and Elizabeth Grace

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by the Mattson family.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of April 3rd:

Bountiful God.

You have been so generous to us, help us be generous to others. Your love is unconditional, help us to love others with open hearts. Your gifts are never ending, help us to pass them on joyfully. Your mercy is infinite, help us to forgive those who have injured us. Your grace is never-ending, help us give glory to you in all we do. Your wisdom is boundless, help us choose Your way in all we do today. We pray in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

 

 

Stewardship Campaign 2016: Prayer & Voices – Ms. Leslie Arnold

Ms. Leslie Arnold – Vestry (Senior Warden), LEM, Christian Education Teacher, Social Outreach, Fundraising Ministry

Each week we will have the opportunity to listen in on a St. Edward’s parishioner sharing their story about what the ministry of St. Edward’s has meant to them. This week, the reflection is offered by Ms. Leslie Arnold.  Each week in the all-parish email a link will be posted for you to click to listen to the recording. Listeners are encouraged to meditate on these precious words and stories shared, and pray the prayers for stewardship provided each week by the spirituality ministry. Share and like these on Facebook and other social media outlets, email the links to your friends.

Stewardship Prayer for the week of March 27th:

Heavenly Father, open our eyes to “see” your provisions in our lives.  Help us to learn and embrace your Word regarding giving of our finances toward the work of the Church. Amen.