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Daily Message from St. Edward’s – June 16, 2020

Dear friends,

We are very excited about our preparations for our re-opening this upcoming Sunday, June 21st.  Please stay tuned for details in emails during the balance of the week as we will be disseminating important information about our worship services.

Be well. Stay safe.  Keep the Faith.  We look forward to this upcoming weekend!

Michelle

Our Bible Study program, led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti, is tomorrow, June 17th.  Details are below if you would like to reach out to them and join the group.

The study group meets every other week, beginning May 20th, at 6:30 pm.

We will be studying St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians.  The study guide is Blackaby’s Encounter With God series, Philippians, which is available on-line with Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

If you want to join, but have not signed up at the start of the current session, just let us know.  We will help to ensure you can join the sessions.

Until restrictions are lifted, we will continue to hold these sessions on-line by way of Zoom.  Contact Bill at bgasperetti@att.net, or Yvonne at ygasperetti@gmail.com, for instructions.


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.

And remember, share our posts with your friends on Facebook as well as our YouTube page.


We leave you with a mediation & a peaceful tour:

Forward Day by Day Meditation for TUESDAY, June 16                           Joseph Butler
Numbers 11:10 Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents. Then the Lord became very angry, and Moses was displeased.

The story of the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness sounds like the most dysfunctional family trip ever. The people forget so quickly that God saved them from slavery. God gets mad and punishes them. They complain about the quality of the food—they want meat, not just bread.

God barks back, offering them so much meat it will come out of their nostrils. Moses is stuck in the middle of it all. It’s a miracle they make it through the wilderness at all. The story is ridiculous. But there’s also something kind of wonderful about it, because it’s a relationship.

The mess is exactly what we were made for—to be in relationship with our creator. And that doesn’t just mean beautiful prayers and peaceful words. It means living into the reality that life is messy, and it’s even messier together. But it’s also better together.

MOVING FORWARD: Say something difficult to God today. And then ask God to say something difficult back to you.

PRAY for the Lusitanian Church (Portugal) and the Diocese of Tanga (Tanzania)
Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Numbers 11:1-23 | Romans 1:16-25 | Matthew 17:22-27

Take an aerial tour of Beautiful UK: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8uy86v6Kaw