If you happen to read the scripture lessons for this Sunday, you will notice a shift in tone as we begin to contemplate the eventual end of the world as we know it. Thinking about these “last things” as Christians sometimes call them, is a small but necessary part of our understanding of God as the Creator and re-Maker of the universe.
On a more personal note, some of you may have heard that I have been having back troubles this week. This comes from an old injury and happens to me sometimes once or twice a year. It does not require surgery, but it can sometimes knock me out of work for a number of days until it subsides and then I’m fine once more. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Our final Cultural Event for 2019 is Sunday, December 1st, First Advent, at 4 PM when we will have a choral evensong featuring the Lancaster Chamber Singers with Father David as Cantor and Officiant. Please join us as we usher in the season of Advent. Refreshments to follow and a free-will offering will be taken during the service.
SPECIAL ADULT FORUM, THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH: David Manuel, a member of the Susquehanna Speakers Association, will be speaking at Adult Forum on Nov. 17 at 9:10 AM about the Navajo Code Talkers of WW II. He will explore the Navajo nation’s interactions with the US Government from their mistreatment in the late 1800’s to their creation of a code that was never broken and was instrumental in helping to win the war in the Pacific. He says that his talk is the perfect blending of historical facts and human interest stories. Please join us & welcome our special guest! Invite a friend to attend services and come to this special forum.
Many upcoming events in November: Krist Kindling form due this Sunday and Jesse Tree form is due by Wednesday, November 20th! Special Advent Wreath making & Devotional with seasonal music by The Lancaster Recorder Consort on November 24th – Come help us make Advent wreaths for our homebound parishioners. . or one for yourself! And. . . don’t forget to sign up for volunteering and baking for the cookie sale!
We have sent out our college care packages to our St. Edward’s college students. This outreach ministry is funded through the generosity of parishioner donations. If you would like to give to this worthy ministry, please put your donation in the offering plate marked “college care packages”. We are seeking to raise $100 to cover the fall packages sent.
FOOD BANK NEWS: Items requested for November:
Chunky peanut butter, Canned peaches, Chicken rice soup , Chicken noodle soup, Whole wheat spaghetti, Boxed pasta rotini, rigatoni etc., Oatmeal (instant and regular), Egg noodles, Canned peas, Cream of chicken soup, Cream of celery soup
Also, if you have a turkey and will not be using it for Thanksgiving, we will accept donations for those by Sunday, NOVEMBER 17th.
Search Committee Prayer
Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St Edward’s, as You have done so magnificently in the past, during our last search.
Enfold us in Your love as we move along Your guiding pathway.
The truth and inspiration of the Holy Spirit sustain our hearts and minds in our search.
The hands of Jesus Christ hold ours as we sojourn towards welcoming our new rector.
Nourish those who are moved to contact us, with faithful and discerning hearts.
We pray that our eventual call will fulfill God’s plan for our shared life at St Edward’s.
Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,
Dottie Gschwend, co-chair
Matthew Sternberg, co-chair
Scepter articles pictures, announcements for the December Scepter are due by Wednesday, November 20th. Please send to Mac Miller at email@example.com
Altar Guild: Barbara Jakiel, Susan Landin, Dorris Smith
Coffee Hour: 8:00 AM – Hank and Linda Spire 10:15 AM – Seth and Beth Hake
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM: Hank Spire
Ushers: Karen Grant and John Meyer
Greeter: Mike Patrone
9:10 AM – Adult Forum – David Manuel speaks to us about the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII. Please join us!
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEM: Camille Horine
Acolytes: Server: Amy Swiernik Crucifer: Braden Newsome
Readers: 1st: Brian Newsome 2nd: Matthew Sternberg
Ushers: Mary Snyder and Bob Young
Greeter: Susan Campagnola
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
6:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)
6:30 PM – Vestry Meeting (Lounge)
7:00 PM – ALERT (PH)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal