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Worship at St. Edward’s – The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26 – October 31, 2021

A Blessing
Earth Gospel  – A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation

Sleep tonight
knowing that you –
and all creation –
are secure in the arms
of our Shepherd.

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 26.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.   

If you are joining us for in-person worship and fellowship, we prayerfully ask that you wear your mask as we gather together in community.

In preparation for All Saints Sunday, November 7th, we have a clipboard in the narthex for those who wish to have their loved ones, who have passed, remembered.  We will print the names in our Sunday service bulletins.  Please print clearly so that we do not capture the spelling of names incorrectly.  Thank you!

Please join us for “Coffee House” live music tomorrow at our coffee hour from 9 AM – 10 AM. This is a wonderful new ministry provided by our guitar group:  Randy Westgate, Jay Miller, Mike Freshwater, and Rich Dombach and we are excited to be in fellowship sharing in their talents!

As a cautionary reminder, particularly as we enter the “season of giving” – Scams are prevalent and come in many forms from email phishing schemes to new ways to reach individuals, via text on our cell phones.  This instance occurred this past week whereby an entity impersonated Father Rick to reach out to a parishioner, via text, requesting gift cards.  Please know that we will never reach out to individual parishioners, in any of these ways, requesting this type of assistance and if you do receive an email or text requesting such, please contact Father Rick or the parish office.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the service for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26, October 31st, which will be live streamed at 10:00 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 10:00 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 26 service

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed!

Our 5-week Basket Raffle Fundraiser is in its LAST WEEK! With incredible generosity of spirit, we have now raised $4,300. Perhaps we can challenge ourselves to exceed our fundraising goal of $5,000, in our remaining week!! You can purchase tickets in the parish hall at coffee hour, tomorrow. People can also come by the parish office Tuesdays – Fridays, 11 – 4, to purchase tickets and make their raffle selections. The drawing for the baskets is scheduled for coffee hour on Sunday, November 7th! We will have 10 raffle prizes this week for individuals who purchase ticket bundles!!!Our catalog is also available to download by clicking HERE.

Our lucky winners from our WEEK FOUR drawing are:
Beth Hake
Patrick and Dina Ishler
Mark and Barb Jakiel
Deborah Fast

Your prizes are in your parish mailboxes!

KRIST KINDLING SIGN UP:  Join us for the wonderful family fun event that takes place through Advent.  FORMS ARE IN THE NARTHEX.  To learn more and download the pdf CLICK HERE!

There will be a Faith in Action ministry meeting tomorrow at 9:15 AM in the library.

The November Scepter is in print and online.  It is a GREAT issue.  Click here to download or pick up your copy at church tomorrow!

Our UTO November 2021 Gratitude Challenge craft for UTO boxes and pamphlets are in the parish hall and narthex.  Let’s participate as a community of faith in this important effort.  The grant money awarded for 2022 is for Creation Care – such an important mission of our faith. If you do not have a box, please collect your change in a jar and we will be getting more boxes in the next two weeks.

There are two web page updates you may want to check out:

Adult Spiritual Formation

Faith In Action

Faith In Action Initiatives:

Hempfield Area Food Pantry Update:  Requested items for November: Cereal; small & large oatmeal; instant oatmeal; canned carrots; canned mixed vegetables; canned corn; canned peas; canned green beans; large jelly (prefer no glass jars); small jelly (prefer no glass jars); canned chicken noodle soup; canned peaches; canned mixed fruit; canned mandarin oranges 

The 3rd Annual Turkey Drive will start on Monday, November 1st and run through Sunday, November 21st! The turkeys will be donated to the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. We can collect them and store them in our freezer. Tuesdays – Fridays from 11 AM-4 PM are best for weekday drop off.

Jesse Tree Giving Project: Our annual Jesse Tree project begins Sunday! Parishioners are invited to shop or donate funds toward gifts for the foster children at COBYS Permanency Unit. Detailed instructions and sign-up forms are located in the narthex. Questions? Please contact: Leslie Arnold at larnold897@aol.com



Sunday Evening Prayer – October 31st 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:  drutledge1225@gmail.com

Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95355083080
Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Opportunities to gather in community in spirituality and fellowship:

Here you will find news of gatherings outside of St. Edward’s that we offer in community with our sister parishes and other spiritual resources.



Spiritual Retreat Opportunity:
Anticipating Winter:  Silent Retreat at The Wittel Farm
https://parishresourcecenter.org/events/silent-retreat-at-the-wittel-farm/
November 6, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $90
Location: 1753 Mill Road, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, 17022

Questions? Please contact Joyce Kamm

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.  

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.


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you:

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH
 

Worship at St. Edward’s – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22 – October 3, 2021

We officially kick off the St. Edward’s Basket Raffle Fundraiser with ticket sales starting tomorrow between services, in the parish hall, and after the 10 AM service, in the narthex. It truly is a wonderful event this year with 33 curated baskets and fun surprises with special drawings each week.  Join us in supporting what has become our MAJOR fundraising event of the year to support the mission and ministry of St. Edward’s!  Tell your friends and family.  Our catalog is also available to download by clicking HERE.

 

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 22.  Please note our Rite II service is at 10 AM.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.  To all parents:  We will have our Sunday School class session for children right after the Collect for Purity at the 10 AM service.

If you are joining us for in-person worship and fellowship, we prayerfully ask that you wear your mask as we gather together in community.

We also invite you to stay a little late, if you attend the 8 AM Rite I, or come a bit early, if you attend the 10 AM Rite II, as we welcome Martin Faith of Scottish Group Companies – the designers of our sanctuary stained glass project.  Martin will be presenting the design concept of our Western view sanctuary windows (Harrisburg Pike side) during our coffee hour time, in the parish hall!  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artisan and see, first-hand, how our project is coming to life.

As we begin our quiet journey into a peaceful evening, filled with the crisp air of a fall night, let us pray for:

For the Conservation of Natural Resources 

Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the service for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22, October 3rd, which will be live streamed at 10:00 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 10:00 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 22 service

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22 service

Our October Scepter is in print and online!  Another fantastic issue with LOTS of upcoming events in October and great photos from so many events in September.  Click here to download a copy.

Please check with the office on Tuesday for your October grocery cards. 

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed!

Faith In Action Initiatives:

Hempfield Area Food Pantry Update:
Requested items for October:  Cereal; Large jelly; Egg noodles; Penne pasta; Canned carrots; Canned yams; Canned green beans; Canned corn; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned kidney beans; Canned garbanzo beans; Canned black beans

Spiritual Formation and Evening Prayer Offerings:
We have so much going on during our fall season, don’t miss out on the many opportunities available, in-person, and via Zoom. Our link, below, to our Adult Spiritual Formation page has detailed information regarding our upcoming Lunch & Learn, commencing Friday, October 1st.  If you click here, you can download our Fall Adult Spiritual Formation pdf.

Adult Spiritual Formation at St. Edward’s – click here.


Sunday Evening Prayer – October 3rd 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:  drutledge1225@gmail.com

Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95355083080
Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080


Opportunities to gather in community in spirituality and fellowship:

Here you will find news of gatherings outside of St. Edward’s that we offer in community with our sister parishes and other spiritual resources.

Spiritual Retreat Opportunity:
Anticipating Winter:  Silent Retreat at The Wittel Farm
https://parishresourcecenter.org/events/silent-retreat-at-the-wittel-farm/
November 6, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $90
Location: 1753 Mill Road, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, 17022
Questions?  Please contact Joyce Kamm

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you:

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH
 

Worship at St. Edward’s: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 13 – August 1, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 13.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

As we prepare for a new week and our day of simplicity, it is amazing to witness God’s eternal creation in the rising sun and the blue sky.  As I put together packets of consecrated wafers for those who cannot attend in-person worship but would like to receive communion in one kind as they watch our Sunday service, I meditate on the Invitation we place on each packet:  “Feed on Him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.” And it is this very Invitation that reminds us, we walk by faith, not by sight, and we walk in love, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessing, on this beautiful day, from Earth Gospel

May you go out today in peace,
believing in God’s power to transform all creation,
including you.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 13 service, August 1st, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 13 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 13 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities via direct links noted below.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

Faith In Action Initiatives:


Backpack Drive
It’s Back-to-School time again!  As in the past, we will be helping Hempfield students be prepared for school; but, this year will be a little different.  Instead of collecting crayons, pencils, etc., we will be collecting backpacks!  Specifically, we are looking for backpacks for older students.  Think plain colors and large sized.  If you’re not sure of what to buy, you may donate by writing a check to St. Ed’s with ‘backpack drive’ on the memo line and Faith in Action will buy the backpack.  All backpacks will be donated to Hempfield Student Services.  School social workers will gift the backpacks to the students that they work with and help in other ways.  Any additional funds will go toward replacement ipad charging cords.  We are off to a fantastic start – more than 10 backpacks have been donated to date.  Keep them coming and thank you!!

Hempfield Area Food Pantry Update:
Requested items:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant).

Parish News:
Grocery cards 
will be available after Tuesday of next week.  We did not receive our Giant card order this week.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Please keep Carl and Carol Cotnoir in your thoughts and prayers as Carl continues to heal from his ankle injury.  We are certain they would love a visit, a call, or a funny card to keep their spirits brightened!!!!  We are a family!

SCEPTER REMINDER:  There will be no Scepter in August, but looking forward to September, Michelle will be on vacation August 30-September 10, consequently  the September Issue will need to be completed by August 29th.  Therefore articles, pictures and announcements for the September Scepter will have to be submitted no later than Friday, August 20th.  Pictures from your summer travels, family get togethers, celebrations, warm weather activities, etc. would all be welcome. Please send items to: HJ_Miller@outlook.com

Reminder:  Parish directories are in your parish mailboxes.  They will include your invitation (with a required RSVP by August 13th) for our 40th Anniversary worship and celebration as well as an information flyer regarding creating baskets for our fall fundraiser.  If you are not coming to church for in-person worship and would like to receive your directory (or any other materials!) please contact the parish office.


40th Anniversary – September 12th INVITATION
**If you have special dietary needs, please let the parish office know.

St. Edward’s Annual Basket Raffle – Seeking volunteers to create baskets – We only need 5 more baskets!!!

Stephen C. Casey Memorial Fund booklet Our parish family and friends are invited to prayerfully consider participating in this set of beautification projects.  We will be finalizing all contract details by August 15th, with the completion target date for projects of December 2021. The beautification projects welcome donations of any size.

The Book of Joy – Summer Lunch & Learn

Widow’s Group Meeting Announcement

COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  You will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!

Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.

Spiritual Formation and Evening Prayer Offerings:
St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation during the summer months!  Click here for more information about our summer offerings.

Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Sunday School ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.


Sunday Evening Prayer – August 1st 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:  drutledge1225@gmail.com

Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95355083080
Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you:

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Worship at St. Edward’s: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12 – July 25, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 12.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

Today, on our Calendar of Saints for The Episcopal Church, we remember  Thomas à Kempis, Priest 1471. While Thomas was never declared a saint, he is widely known for his manual of spiritual advice, The Imitation of Christ. His works embody a devotional character with the intention to assist the soul with its pursuit of holiness and communion with God. Thomas belonged to the school of mystics who travelled and lived along the Rhine in Switzerland, Strasburg, Cologne, and in the Netherlands. Many people consider The Imitation of Christ an essential read and speak to the way it is so beautifully written and truly speaks to the soul.  One of my favorite quotes from the book is from Book Two – The Interior Life, The Third Chapter – Goodness and Peace in Man:

“FIRST keep peace with yourself; then you will be able to bring peace to others.”

I close with a prayer from Lesser Feasts and Fasts,

Holy Father, you have nourished and strengthened your Church by the inspired writings of your servant Thomas à Kempis: Grant that we may learn from him to know what is necessary to be known, to love what is to be loved, to praise what highly pleases you, and always to seek to know and follow your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12 service, July 25th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 12 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities via direct links noted below.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

Parish News:

SCEPTER REMINDER:  There will be no Scepter in August, but looking forward to September, Michelle will be on vacation August 30-September 10, consequently  the September Issue will need to be completed by August 29th.  Therefore articles, pictures and announcements for the September Scepter will have to be submitted no later than Friday, August 20th.  Pictures from your summer travels, family get togethers, celebrations, warm weather activities, etc. would all be welcome. Please send items to: HJ_Miller@outlook.com

Youth Summer Event:  Our parish youth have the opportunity to participate in a diocesan event at Camp Mount Luther, which you will find on our Youth page – please scroll down on the page.  Click here to connect to our Youth page on our web site to learn more about this great event.  

Reminder:  Parish directories will be in your parish mailboxes tomorrow, Sunday, July 25th.  They will include your invitation (with a required RSVP) for our 40th Anniversary worship and celebration as well as an information flyer regarding creating baskets for our fall fundraiser.

40th Anniversary – September 12th INVITATION

St. Edward’s Annual Basket Raffle – Seeking volunteers to create baskets

Stephen C. Casey Memorial Fund booklet Our parish family and friends are invited to prayerfully consider participating in this set of beautification projects.  We will be finalizing all contract details by August 15th, with the completion target date for projects of December 2021. The beautification projects welcome donations of any size.

The Book of Joy – Summer Lunch & Learn

Widow’s Group Meeting Announcement

COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  You will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!

Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.

Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.


Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation during the summer months!  Click here for more information about our summer offerings.


Sunday Evening Prayer – July 25th 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:  drutledge1225@gmail.com

Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95355083080
Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you:

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Worship at St. Edward’s: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9 – July 4, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 9.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

As we pray for Father Rick, Katrina, Ricky, and Christian for safe travels (and joy!) during their vacation, we welcome The Reverend Tim Small, as he returns to St. Edward’s to celebrate and preach, this Sunday.  For those who may not know Tim+, he was installed as vicar of St. Edward’s in 1984, when we were a mission church worshipping at the Union Hall on Nissley Road, and shepherded us to our groundbreaking of where we worship today! It is a blessing to have Tim+, and his wife Betsy, back at St. Edward’s this weekend!

While we will celebrate the Fourth of July, with our family gatherings, cookouts, fireworks, or perhaps some quietude in nature, let us take a moment and say a prayer for our human family, all God’s creation, and a prayer:

For our Country – The Book of Common Prayer, pg 820
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9 service, July 4th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 9 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Parish News:
Grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes.

Scepters in print will be in the narthex.  Pick up a copy as it has incredible articles, stories and photos as well as important pull-out sheets to upcoming events for our 40th Anniversary, basket auction, and fall fundraiser.  You can also view online by clicking here.

Speaking of 40th Anniversary. . .Save the date!  It promises to be an event not to miss in the life of our parish (You will be seeing a lot of this logo in the next 2 months!!!)


Click here to view the wonderful booklet that details the beautification projects St. Edward’s is embarking on (and our parish family and friends are invited to prayerfully consider participating in) under the Stephen C. Casey Memorial Fund. 


If there is someone from the 8 o’clock service who has started the coffee pots before, could you please help out by coming to church a bit early on Sundays to “prime the coffee pots.”  Thank you!

COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  You will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!

Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.


Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.



Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)


St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation during the summer months!  Click here for more information about our summer offerings.


Sunday Evening Prayer is taking a one week hiatus and will be back next Sunday, July 11th.

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.

Worship at St. Edward’s: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 – June 20, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 7.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

At the Rite II 10:15 AM service, we will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Baptism of Sadie Raye Casey Stauffer and Emma Michele Casey Stauffer, twin daughters of Elizabeth Clare Casey and Kevin Michael Casey Stauffer and granddaughters of Rayelenn Sparks Casey and our beloved, dearly departed Stephen+. Please join us, in-person, or via live stream, for the service.

If you are attending our in-person worship, be sure to join us for the 9-10 AM coffee hour where we can be in fellowship with the family to celebrate Sadie and Emma!

We leave you this afternoon with a prayer For the Care of Children as we embrace our human family and a blessing from Earth Gospel in honor of all the Fathers, whom we love so dearly and remember, on this Father’s Day, tomorrow, and every day of our lives!

For the Care of Children
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children:  Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Blessing
In your sleeping, in your waking,
you are cherished by the God who made you.
May you arise tomorrow
ready to live the love you have received
and to cherish the life of creation.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 service, June 20th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 7 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 

We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Parish News:


COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  Come early, stay late, but don’t miss out on our Coffee Hour fellowship. This week, you will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for July and August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!

Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.

Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.



Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items for the month of June:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)

The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line.  To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected.  Let us show our love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters.   You can also click here to see what kinds of books are needed.


St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.

Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95355083080 Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.

 

Worship at St. Edwards: Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6 – June 13, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Third Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 6.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be in worship with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

We have some exciting news to share with you for next weekend, as you can see from the photos above!

Please mark your calendars for a special worship service and coffee hour on Sunday, June 20th!  At the Rite II 10:15 AM service, we will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Baptism of Sadie Raye Casey Stauffer and Emma Michele Casey Stauffer, twin daughters of Elizabeth Clare Casey and Kevin Michael Casey Stauffer and granddaughters of Rayelenn Sparks Casey and our beloved, dearly departed Stephen+. 

Please join us, in-person, or via live stream, for the service.  And, if you are attending our in-person worship, be sure to join us for the 9-10 AM coffee hour where we can be in fellowship with the family to celebrate Sadie and Emma! 

We leave you this beautiful mid-June evening with an Early Scottish Blessing:

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you, for ever.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6 service, June 13th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Third Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 6 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Parish News:
If you are part of the New Member Ministry, or are interested in learning about the New Member Ministry, please join us TOMORROW, at 9:15 in the library area.  Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry before you come to the meeting!!


COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  Come early, stay late, but don’t miss out on our Coffee Hour fellowship. Last week was a wonderful gathering of our community!  If you have ever been to a St. Edward’s coffee hour you know how much you have missed gathering.  If you have never been to a St. Edward’s Coffee Hour. . .please join us!!! They’re great!   This week, you will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for July and August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!
Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.

Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.



Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items for the month of June:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)
 
The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line.  To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected.  Let us show our love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters.   You can also click here to see what kinds of books are needed.
 

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.

Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95355083080 Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.  

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.

Worship at St. Edward’s: Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5 – June 6, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Night & Day – St. Edward’s is a vibrant community filled with life, spiritual gifts, and love.  Thanks be to God.   

We gather tomorrow to celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 5.

We invite you to join us, in the worship discipline you are comfortable with, in-person or livestream via our St. Edward’s YouTube channel.  

As always, we welcome you for in-person worship!  If you are at home, please know that we gather together, in community, for this Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5 service, and you will find all the necessary links to connect to our 10:15 AM Sunday service on the St. Edward’s YouTube channel, as well as the service bulletins, noted below.

I offer this passage for Saturday from the devotional, Earth Gospel, by Sam Hamilton Poore.  It is under “Other Voices” which follows a pause for prayer and meditation following the Scripture readings for the evening.  It is attributed to Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) who was a lay member of the Dominican Order.  She is remembered on The Calendar of the Church Year on April 29th. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 20).

“The reason why God’s servants love [God’s] creatures so deeply is that they realize how deeply Christ loves them.  And it is the very character of love to love what is loved by those we love.”

Be well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5 service, June 6th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Second Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 5 service

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!


We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH


Parish News:
Printed Scepters are in the narthex and parish hall.

Giant and SKH grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes.  Thank you Carl and Carol Cotnoir for your ministry in organizing and distributing the cards each month!  I love the once per month days you visit and bring your lunch and make a “date” of it!!!


COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  Come early, stay late, but don’t miss out on our Coffee Hour fellowship.  If you have ever been to a St. Edward’s coffee hour you know how much you have missed gathering.  If you have never been to a St. Edward’s Coffee Hour. . .then please join us!!! They’re great, that’s all I can say!  

Needle Arts Ministry to meet again!!!!
Each Tuesday afternoon at 1 pm this group will meet in the lounge area of the Christian Education wing at St. Edward’s.  PLEASE JOIN US in this time of fellowship, learning, and listening to one another as we engage in all needle arts. . . from quilting and knitting, to crochet, cross stitch, to mending clothing.  Whatever needle arts you engage in, you are WELCOME! 

Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.

Usher Update:  We are seeking people who would like to be a part of this important ministry of hospitality at St. Edward’s. If you would like to learn more about joining this ministry for the 8 AM and/or the 10:15 AM services, please contact Buddy Yeager at:  lizbudyeager@verizon.net

We are in need of an usher for the 8 AM service.

Click here to read a wonderful story in our local Townlively online publication regarding our upcoming blood drive and our books for prisoners project:
https://www.townlively.com/ministry-to-host-its-first-blood-drive/


THANK YOU, to all in our St. Edward’s community and in our wider community who supported the first St. Edward’s blood drive event!  Through your donations, and your volunteerism, today, at our Parish Hall donation site, we fulfilled a very successful donation collection!  Our July Scepter will feature donation results and pictures of the day.  And THANK YOU to the medical professionals who staff the blood drives and so carefully and lovingly take care of the donors!

Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items for the month of June:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)

The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line.  To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected.  Let us show our love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters.   You can also click here to see what kinds of books are needed.


Curious about becoming a prison ministry volunteer?  If you feel God is calling you to prison ministry, please join a Zoom Q&A Meeting JUNE 6TH (TOMORROW)at 1 PM to learn more.  The Rev. Stacey Catigano, Deacon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster will be the host.  Please contact Deacon Stacey (717) 799 -9764 or email: Scatigano@gmail.com to sign up. View the information flyer  by clicking here.

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.



Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95355083080

Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.  

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.

Worship at St. Edward’s: Day of Pentecost – May 23, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

We gather tomorrow to celebrate the Day of Pentecost. We have journeyed for 50 days.  The 40 days after the resurrection, which we celebrated at Easter, and the 10 days since Jesus’ ascension into heaven, which we celebrated on Ascension Day. Pentecost is the day we remember the story given to us in the second chapter of the Book of Acts.

You will experience a sanctuary bathed in red.  The clergy wear red vestments to signify the work of the Spirit, while we adorn the altar in red hangings and decorate the pews in red balloons. And, as is tradition, please consider wearing red to remind us of the fire of the Spirit!

We invite you to join us, in the worship discipline you are comfortable with, in-person or livestream via our St. Edward’s YouTube channel.  As we gather together for this Day of Pentecost, below you will find all the necessary links to connect to our 10:15 AM Sunday service on the St. Edward’s YouTube channel, as well as the service bulletins.

And, as always, we welcome you for in-person worship!

Be well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Day of Pentecost service, May 23rd, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Day of Pentecost

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Day of Pentecost

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


In Memory of:
We pass on sad news that the husband of Lynda Tinsley, Jimmy Tinsley, passed away yesterday.  Lynda, the daughter of Kate Peterson, along with her sister Susan Niggel and her husband David, were active members of St. Edward’s with their mother, Kate, for many years.  They all served in ministry for (and to) St. Edward’s in quiet and significant ways over the years, and for that we are so very thankful.  Jimmy was a quiet soul with a quick wit.  He will be sorely missed.

Please keep Lynda and her family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Jimmy.

May light perpetual shine upon him.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.  Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.


vaccinateLancaster.org

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

Parish News:
Needle Arts Ministry to meet again!!!!
Commencing this Tuesday evening, May 25th at 7 pm this group will meet in the lounge area of the Christian Education wing at St. Edward’s.  PLEASE JOIN US in this time of fellowship, learning, and listening to one another as we engage in all needle arts. . . from quilting and knitting, to crochet, cross stitch, to mending clothing.  Whatever needle arts you engage in, you are WELCOME!

Usher Update:  We are seeking people who would like to be a part of this important ministry of hospitality at St. Edward’s. If you would like to learn more about joining this ministry for the 8 AM and/or the 10:15 AM services, please contact Buddy Yeager at:  lizbudyeager@verizon.net

Click here to read a wonderful story in our local Townlively online publication regarding our upcoming blood drive and our books for prisoners project:
https://www.townlively.com/ministry-to-host-its-first-blood-drive/


Do you know that 1 pint of blood can save three lives?  The precious resource of blood is in constant need by area medical facilities, and St. Edward’s is offering an opportunity for our parishioners to donate a pint. Mark Saturday, June 5, on your calendar. The event will be held in our parish hall.  Questions? Contact Leslie Arnold. The direct link for registration below:
https://donate.717giveblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/34274


Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.  Requested items for the month of June:  Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)

The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line.  To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected.  Let us show our love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters.   You can also click here to see what kinds of books are needed.

Curious about becoming a prison ministry volunteer?  If you feel God is calling you to prison ministry, please join a Zoom Q&A Meeting on Sunday, June 6th at 1 PM to learn more.  The Rev. Stacey Catigano, Deacon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster will be the host.  Please contact Deacon Stacey (717) 799 -9764 or email: Scatigano@gmail.com to sign up. There are information flyers in our narthex, and by clicking here.

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.

Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95355083080 Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.

Worship at St. Edward’s: Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 2, 2021

Dear St. Edward’s Family,

I cannot adequately express my sense of deep gratitude for the thoughtfulness and the generosity of our community around the events of last week’s Celebration of a New Ministry.  In addition to the blessing of our bishop and the beautiful liturgy that accompanied the Installation, I was completely blown away by the virtual reception that we enjoyed together this past Sunday.  Without knowing what would be happening or who would be participating, the incredible efforts of our Installation Committee (Julie Hoff, Meredith Westgate, Nancy Mannion, Christina McLaughlin, Herb Johnston, and Mike Freshwater) facilitated a gathering that touched my heart and stirred my spirit.  Please know that Trina, Ricky, Christian, and I have been truly moved by the cards and the well wishes.  I’ve spent time this week breathing in an awareness of gratitude, reading every card, and praying for each of you.

Though we haven’t been able to spend very much time together physically in our first year together, the support and the prayers of our parish family have provided me with a palpable feeling of acceptance and of home here at St. Edward’s.  I am so very excited for what the future holds for us, and it is an honor to be serving as your rector.  With humble appreciation,

Father Rick+


We welcome you to worship with us as we celebrate this Fifth Sunday of Easter.  All essential information and links for our Sunday services are noted below. 

For this Saturday, the first day of a new month, as you enter the evening hours of this gorgeous day, may we reflect on the beauty of this life with:

A Collect for the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.
(BCP, p.124)

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle

Click here to connect to the Fifth Sunday of Easter service, May 2nd, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for Fifth Sunday of Easter

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for Fifth Sunday of Easter

A few friendly reminders for those returning to in-person worship and for those new to our in-person worship:

– We will have ushers/greeters inside the narthex and they will have the service bulletins for you. We will also continue to take your name and contact information.

– Please do not forget to wear your mask.

– Ushers will direct you to pew locations to maintain social distancing and will also guide you during communion.

– As we will not pass the offering plate, it will be located on the pedestal at the back of the church for you to place your Sunday offerings.

– On the shelf in the narthex are materials that you may find of interest to take home with you.

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 

We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities.  If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin.

We continue to honor the guidance delivered by our bishop, as well as our love for God in Christ, to care for one another, by remaining socially distanced, and refrain from in-person fellowship gathering.  There are many opportunities for us to worship, and perform ministry, in community, in ways that are of comfort to us, during this continued Covidtide. Please see a listing below and stay tuned to our weekly emails, web site posts, and Sunday bulletins for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

Father Rick Installation

Click here to read a wonderful article from our local newspaper – TownLively – on Father Rick’s+ Installation and  St. Edward’s.


We are providing four links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you as they detail COVID19 vaccination site information and department of health information.

vaccinateLancaster.org

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH

The May Scepter is online and in print.  Click here to view the online version.

Leslie Arnold has done amazing ministry keeping our youth engaged in Christian Formation Click here to view the lessons and activities that are posted each week. 

St. Edward’s is forming a team to “walk our way” in the YWCA 2021 Race Against Racism.  For more information on this event and to learn how to join us, please click the links below (they include passwords for registration). It is never to late to register to participate with us on May 15th!  We are so grateful for the support!  We have 22 participants signed up!

St. Edward’s Registration Information Flier

YWCA Race Against Racism brochure

Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. Current food list:  Canned green beans; canned corn; canned peas; canned applesauce; cereal; pancake mix; pancake syrup; large grape jelly; bagged noodles.

The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line.  To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected.  You can also go to this link to see what kinds of books are needed.

Let’s show our love for our human family and strive to fill our bookcase, as we collect books throughout the summer months.

Curious about becoming a prison ministry volunteer?  If you feel God is calling you to prison ministry, please join a Zoom Q&A Meeting on Sunday, June 6th at 1 PM to learn more.  The Rev. Stacey Catigano, Deacon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster will be the host.  Please contact Deacon Stacey (717) 799 -9764 or email: Scatigano@gmail.com to sign up. There are information flyers in our narthex, and by clicking here.

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.

Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95355083080 Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. 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, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

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.