Dear members of St. Edward’s:
In the opening lines from the Gospel of Mark for this Sunday, Jesus invites his disciples to “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Long before we left for the General Convention in Austin, Texas, Rayelenn and I decided to take a couple of days for rest and recreation after the convention ended. There is a common misconception that General Convention is a bit of a holiday – it is not. Two weeks of early morning meetings and late night conversations involving intense listening take their toll. We were ready for a break. But as I observed in some of my Facebook posts and Bishop Scanlan has written in her open letter to the diocese, we were about holy work. Now we have returned this Sunday I invite you to join me, and Amy Swiernik and Rayelenn Casey if they are able, as we share our observations of the recent General Convention.
Sitting down with Michelle, I am reminded that we have a number of important ministries coming up to celebrate. So keep in touch with the parish announcements for news on the Parish Picnic; the Back Pack Project for the Hempfield Food Pantry; the Episcopal Home Ingathering on 5th August.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.
HEMPFIELD AREA FOOD BANK: Requested items for July are:
18 oz strawberry jelly
16 oz crunchy peanut butter
15 oz canned pears
15 oz canned peaches
LOST & FOUND: THERE IS A TRAY WITH THESE ITEMS IN THE NARTHEX.
We found a gold and gemstone heart-shaped necklace in the parish hall. Please contact parish office if it belongs to you.
We also found a pair of sunglasses in a pink Lilly Pulitzer hard glass case. Please contact the parish office if these belong to you!
A nice white linen blouse was left in the narthex.
A small BCP with blue leather cover.
PLEASE check your announcement bulletins and the web site for NEWS on our Back-to-School Backpack & School Supplies Drive which benefits families in need in our own community! This is the 2nd year of this important ministry event and we ask that you prayerfully consider participating! DONATIONS NEED TO BE IN THE CHURCH BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH IN THE NARTHEX.
Visit the St. Edward’s website as it is updated weekly with news of upcoming events, service, and ministry. This is a very important piece to the St. Edward’s communication network (along with The Scepter, Facebook, Announcement Bulletin and Weekly Email). We strive to reach out with as many touch points as possible so that parishioners can stay in touch, and participate with all that is happening.
SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday, September 8th – Parish Picnic
Sunday, September 23rd – Saturday, October 13th: St. Edward’s Silent Auction and Basket Auction and event ticket sales.
Saturday, October 13th – St. Edward’s Annual Fundraising Event
Altar Guild: Karen Grant, Michelle Bentley, Rose Dixon
Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Jerry and Julie Hoff 10:15 AM – We need a volunteer
SUNDAY, JULY 22nd
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Matthew Sternberg and Bradley Mattson
Usher: Jerry Hoff
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEM: Bradley Mattson
Acolytes: Server: Kiki Davis-Brugmann Crucifer: Piper Brugmann
Readers: 1st: Amy Swiernik 2nd: Seth Hake
Ushers: Carter Ishler and Arch Cross
Greeter: Dorris Smith
MONDAY, JULY 23rd
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, JULY 24th
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Education Wing)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing