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Amy Yovanovich Recital – November 10th 3 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Edward’s Rector Search

As we embark on our search for a new rector, the St. Edward’s Search Committee, comprised of:

Matthew Sternberg and Dottie Gschwend – Co-chairs

Susan Landin and Bill Swiernik – Vestry Representatives

Seth Hake, Beth Lynch, and Peter Weber – Parish-at-Large Representatives

would invite you to pray with them as they embark on the next steps, and important work, in the life of our community of faith.

On January 13th, at all 3 services, Matthew Sternberg and Dottie Gschwend will address the parish, during each service, providing us all with a few more details on how the search process works and how we develop a parish profile.

These are very informative and important times of messaging that are meant to keep all of us at St. Edward’s involved in these next steps. It is important to the committee members, as well as to our successful future as a community of faith, that we give the search committee our attention as they are dedicating such important time to this ministry. This enables us to better understand the process as it unfolds, and to know each committee member so that if we have questions we can present to them so that they can seek answers to keep us informed.

St. Edward’s Search Committee Prayer:

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St. Edward’s.

Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.

We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our spiritual leader, that we may receive an upright and faithful shepherd, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries.

Grant us perception, faithfulness, and joy so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations. Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process. Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.

Come Holy Spirit.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

St. Edward’s Cultural Event Series – Friday October 26th 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 7:30 PM: If you missed pianist Xun Pan’s program last month, you’ll have a chance to hear this spectacular performer on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. when he returns to St. Edward’s for another free concert, playing piano four-hand music with Yang-Yang, an international competition winner and soloist.

The program will feature some crowd-pleasing favorites, including:  “Fantasy on Themes of Carmen” arranged by Otto Singer, Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze,” Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” and Chu Wanghua’s “Two Chinese Folk Songs.”

Yang Yang and Xun Pan formed their duet team in 2016 and have been touring many cities in China, Europe, and the United States since then.

 

Father Casey Farewell

Evensong and The Ending of the Pastoral Relationship with Confirmation & Reception

 

Friday, 9 November at 7:00 PM

St. Edward’s Episcopal Church

2453 Harrisburg Pike

Lancaster, PA 17601

 

You are cordially invited to attend a celebration of the ministry and the retirement of the Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey as rector of St. Edward’s.

 

Clergy are invited to vest and process in cassock, surplice and tippet.

 

Presentation of Gifts & Reception immediately following the service in the Parish Hall.

 

If you have not sent in your RSVP, please call the parish office (717) 898-6276 or emailing stedsoffice@comcast.net  NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH.

 

Click here for Invitation.