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St. Edward’s Community Outreach & Giving Initiatives

During the months of November and December, the parishioners of St. Edward’s reached out to the wider community in many ways:

Camp Fire/ALERT

We collected over $600 in gift cards. In response to devastating fires in California. ALERT collected gift cards in any amount to send to St. Johns Episcopal Church in Chico, California to be distributed to those who have lost so much in the Camp fire. The gift card collection was organized by Ted Cardwell.

UTO Ingathering

We collected $581.58 for our UTO Ingathering, organized by Ellen Milligan.

Jesse Tree

We collected gifts and monetary donations for 60 children in the COBYS organization as part of our annual Jesse Tree collection to help those children that are in need at Christmas time. Many thanks to the Social Outreach Committee, including Beth Lynch, Leslie Arnold, Ellen and Kevin Milligan and all those who donated and helped to shop, wrap and deliver the gifts.

Krist Kindling 2018

The beginning of Advent is just around the corner! It’s time again to think about some pre-holiday fun with Krist Kindling.  I hope you’ll consider joining us in our 25th annual Krist Kindling Advent activity!

Krist Kindling is a fun activity where one family gives another family one gift anonymously during each of the three weeks prior to Christmas. The family you are giving gifts to is not the family that is bringing gifts to you.

You don’t have to have kids to participate in this activity. It’s for all ages — the young and the young at heart! All welcome.


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St. Edward’s Basket/Silent Auction – Thank You to All!

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Thank you to all who made our 2018 Oktoberfest event a success!  The volunteers, the chefs, the silent auction bidders, the basket auction ticket buyers, and of course all of you who faithfully make baskets each year for us to auction and those who donate their wonderful vacation homes for silent auction.  Without you, we have no event and the fellowship and fundraising it brings.

For Oktoberfest 2018 we raised $3,291!  Thank you!



Back-To-School Backpack and Supplies Drive – Donations Due This Sunday, August 5th

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”  

– Philippians 2:4

It’s that time of year to start thinking about our annual Back-to-School backpacks and school supplies drive.  The supplies will be distributed through the Landisville Food Pantry to families in need. Below is a list of the items we will be collecting:

Backpacks                     #2 Pencils                    Crayons – 24 packs

Notebooks                   Glue Sticks                   Safety Scissors 

3-Ring Binders              Colored Pencils            Highlighters – packs 

Hand Sanitizer-individual or travel size              Large Block Erasers

Expo Dry Erase Markers       Plastic Pencil Box        3 x 3 Post-it Notes

Pens               Fine Tip Sharpies   Dividers               3 x 5 Index Cards

Ear Buds/Headphones                 Rulers                 3-hole Paper Punch

Please look for our collection box in the narthex. We will also have a box to collect any donations you might wish to make so that additional supplies, especially backpacks, can be purchased. If you would like to donate money, please make check payable to:  St. Edward’s Episcopal Church and note in memo line “School Supplies.” Our goal is to collect enough for fifty packets of supplies. DONATION FINAL COLLECTION DAY IS THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th, so that the children may receive their supplies well in advance of the August 23rd first day of school. If you have questions, please ask any committee member- the Milligan’s, the Lynch’s, the Ishler’s. We are so grateful for your generosity.

St. Edward’s First Annual “Sweaty Sunday” – June 24, 2018

The members of St. Edward’s Vestry invite all parishioners to participate in our First Annual


SUNDAY – JUNE 24, 2018

After the 10:15 service – 3:30 PM

(Rain Date:  Sunday July 1st)

Join us for an afternoon of yard work to spruce up the planted bedding areas of St. Edward’s.  Tasks will include:  weeding, trimming, spreading mulch, removing old/dead plantings, raking up leaves around building perimeter.

 Folks could contribute in a variety of ways:

– Through donations to cover the cost of mulch.

– Through signing up to provide food and beverages at an extended coffee “hour.”

– Through labor on the grounds. Individuals in this category should bring rakes, shovels, weeding instruments, trimmers, extension cords, wheelbarrows, etc.

The Vestry will be attending the Sunday service, dressed in outside work clothes and we invite parishioners to do the same!

We look forward to the members of St. Edward’s coming together on this day to celebrate our community, share fellowship, and work together in ministry in tending to this special place that is St. Edward’s!

Donations can be made payable to St. Edward’s and in the memo line write: “Sweaty Sunday.”  A sign up sheet will be in the narthex for food & drink items.


Bishop Scanlan’s Easter Message – March 26, 2018


Dear members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania,

Grace and peace in the name of Jesus Christ.

As Holy Week gets underway, I find myself grateful for the traditions and the timeless liturgies of the Church that allow us to access all that God has to offer us in the Passion of our Lord. Through this week we are invited to walk with Jesus through the glory of his triumphal entry, into the temple to hear his final teaching, and to join him for the quiet of an evening where he will model servant leadership and break bread with us in the Upper Room. We are invited to accompany him to the Garden and to do our best to stay awake, as he prays, deeply, and bears his soul to his Father. We have the opportunity to follow him as he is carried away by the authorities, betrayed by a kiss, and to wait and watch in the courtyard. Stand, if you can, on the edge of the crowd as Jesus is taunted and questioned and mocked, and see how he bears his stripes. On Friday, join at the foot of the cross to keep vigil as Jesus draws his last breath and hear the Centurion’s cry of faith: “Truly, this man was God’s Son.” Watch as Joseph takes Jesus’ body and lovingly prepares it for burial, and, once shrouded and placed in the tomb, see the stone rolled in front, sealing tight the opening. Gather with the disciples as they grieve in the Upper Room and wonder, fearfully, what is next.

On the third day, wake early, and join Mary Magdalene; mother of James, and Salome on the footpath to the tomb. As the sun comes up, join these women in their pilgrimage to care for the one whom they loved and… be surprised, all over again, to find the stone rolled away and a young man delivering amazing news of new life.

Share in the wonder, the passion, the mystery and the glory of this story as Jesus, son of God, follows with faithfulness the call of his Father to create, for us, a new way — a way of eternal life.

I hope that you participate fully this week in the movements that, together, make up the grand gesture of Holy Week, and that can nourish your soul and lift your hearts. Step into each day with thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Jesus and for the might act that God accomplished on the cross, for our salvation.

I invite you to bring someone along with you who may need to hear the story of Jesus anew, or, maybe, for the first time. Share the gift of eternal life, given to us, and give someone else the beauty of a life lived in faith.

May God bless you this day and always.

The Rt. Rev. Audrey C. Scanlan

XI Bishop

Easter 2018

St. Edward’s Annual Report 2017

If you were unable to attend the St. Edward’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 25, 2017, you don’t have to “miss out” on what was covered at this very important yearly event in the life of our parish.  Click here to get our Annual Report.  

This is chock full of reports from the Rector, Senior Warden of the Vestry, as well as our various ministries, giving parishioners and those interested in our parish a wonderful “snapshot” of our faith community.



Weekly Parish Email January 4, 2019 – January 10, 2019

Dear parishioners of St. Edward’s,

The Rev. David Bateman, our interim rector, has quite unexpectedly taken ill. Although surgery is required, he hopes to start within a few weeks. To be on the safe side, we are arranging for supply priests through January 20. Please pray for Rev. Bateman and prepare to extend a warm St. Edward’s welcome to him on Jan. 27.

We are so grateful to welcome The Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert as our Celebrant and Preacher for this Epiphany Sunday.  We look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

Brian Newsome, Senior Warden and Meredith Westgate, Junior Warden


Food Pantry Needs for January:
Elbow macaroni
Chunky peanut butter
18 oz jelly
Canned pineapple
Canned peaches
Canned fruit cocktail
Canned spinach
Canned kidney beans
Canned carrots
Canned tomatos
Canned corn
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned spaghetti sauce
Or jarred spaghetti sauce
NO green beans..have large supply!!!

EVENING KNIT WITS – EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM in our relaxing lounge area. Beginning in January… ALL invited to join with any hand work … quilting, needlepoint or knitting! (Weather permitting).  Any questions, please contact Gail Irons or the parish office.

New Coffee Hour sign up sheet will be on the coffee service table for those to sign up for the 9:15 and 10:15 services in 2019

The new 2019 Flower Chart is in the narthex.  Flowers are $50/each per week and we can have 2 people sign up for each Sunday.

The January Scepter is posted online and is in print (in color)!  Pick up a copy or visit our website.  It is a great issue with lots of photos!

SKH and Giant grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes on Sunday.


WHAT:  The Annual “January-Blahs” White Elephant Party:  Bring the ugliest, funniest, junkiest gift you can find (beautifully wrapped of course) and join in our fun-filled “swap” party.

WHEN:  January 20, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Elaine Radcliffe’s house, 3190 Grande Oak Place, Lancaster (West Hempfield).

BRING:  A wrapped white elephant gift as described above PLUS your favorite “goodie” (finger food, such as cheese ball, dip and chips, etc.).

RSVP: To Elaine Radcliffe, please, at 717-285-4912 or at

Krist Kindling Dinner:  Krist Kindling families and other former or possible future Krist Kindlers, please plan to join us at the annual Krist Kindling dinner in the parish hall on SUNDY, January 13th at 6:00 pm.  Families, please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert – enough to serve 6 – to share, as well as your own table service.  If you are single, or a couple, please bring one dish to share.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring your stories and your good humor!  GUARANTEED:  A warm and cozy evening with a few good laughs and maybe a surprise or two.  Everyone is WELCOME to join in the fun.  Questions?  Call Meredith Westgate at 717-898-9245.

Altar Guild: Julie Hoff, Rose Dixon, Michelle Bentley

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Stephen and Catherine Donohue    10:15 AM – We need a host


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader: Mark Jakiel

Ushers: Roger Kloepping and Jerry Hoff

Greeter:  Ginny Kloepping

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Camille Horine

Server:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann        Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1stAmy Swiernik        2ndCarol Cotnoir

Ushers:  Ellen Milligan and Lois Kronenwetter

Greeter:  Carl Cotnoir


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

6:30 PM – Praise Band Practice


7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

7:00 PM – Vestry Meeting (PH)