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Daily Message from St. Edward’s – June 15, 2020

Dear friends,

It is with sadness that we inform you that long-time parishioner, Marge Sieghardt, passed away, peacefully, on Sunday, June 14th, at home, surrounded by her closest family.  Over the years, Marge was an active parishioner at St. Edward’s, serving on vestry, as well as on the finance committee.

Marge will be buried at a private graveside service tomorrow.  Her family will be planning a Celebration of Life service for a later date, this year, at St. Edward’s and we will keep you informed of those details.  Please keep Marge, her two daughters, Kate and Liz, as well as her grandson, Wyatt, in your prayers.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Father Rick +

Tomorrow we have our meeting with Bishop Scanlan to review our re-opening plan, so please stay tuned for updates as they pertain to this upcoming weekend services.

We continue to make exciting improvements to our sanctuary space and are in the process of planning improvements to the Memorial Garden. If parishioners wish to be give, financially, to support these important projects, please contact Father Rick directly, or the parish office.  We have been very blessed with the continuous generosity of our St. Edward’s parishioners.

In case you missed the service yesterday, you can find it on our web site by clicking here.

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We leave you with a mediation to start this week:

Mediation from Forward Day by Day for MONDAY, June 15          Evelyn Underhill

Psalm 80:1-2 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim. In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up your strength and come to help us.

There is a lovely version of this psalm that has always stirred my heart, set to music adapted from the composer Palestrina that we sing every year to begin Lessons and Carols. The psalmist cries, “Stir up your strength and come to help us.” As soon as Christmas arrives each year, we change the substance of our prayers too.

Where are the insistent cries for the return of our Lord in June? The redemption of all things on the Last Day is our deepest hope as Christians—nothing else can or will accomplish God’s purposes in and for the world. While that day will bring judgment, it will also bring mercy and healing for the nations.

Come, Lord Jesus!

MOVING FORWARD: Look through the text of an Advent hymn and use its words as your prayer during the rest of June. Pray for the return of the Lord.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Lusaka (Zambia)Tamale (Ghana), and Guinea

Ps 80 * 77, [79] | Numbers 9:15-23; 10:29-36 | Romans 1:1-15 | Matthew 17:14-21