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Daily Message from St. Edward’s – May 20, 2020

Dear parishioners,

Well. . . I heard that several people did not receive the Daily Message yesterday, much to my dismay!  I am thinking it was a Comcast glitch of sorts as I have done a little tracing and it seems some people did receive and with some experimenting today, it was received by some test emails.  So, my apologies!  If you missed it, please remember I post all of the Daily Messages on our web site under “News & Posts” so if you want to go back and read one, they are all there.  Here is the link to yesterday’s post:

For today’s message we have important news about a survey, will relay our various ministry meetings you can attend and a fun link to share.  First, the survey:

We have formed a quick 8 question survey from Survey Monkey (the same company we used for the Search process survey).   It will arrive at the email we have on file for you and it is separate from our Daily Message.  You should have it in your inbox tonight.  If not, please check your spam folder.  We would very much appreciate it if you could complete it as soon as possible as it will help to guide us in how we can best serve the parish community as we re-open St. Edward’s.  If, you do not get the survey at all, please contact the parish office and we can go over it on the phone, I can ask you the questions and complete it for you.


Upcoming Ministry News:

Bible Study:

Tonight is the start of the new Bible Study session, led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti.  The sessions will be every other Wednesday at 6:30 PM.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Bill at or Yvonne at


St. Edward’s Friday Evening Prayer Readers:

We are looking for readers for our weekly Friday Evening Prayer service.  If anyone is interested in reading for this Evening Prayer service, please contact Patrick Ishler, to schedule a week(s).  Thank you!


St. Edward’s Friday Evening Prayer:

Please join us for our virtual service of Evening Prayer on Friday, May 22nd, on Zoom, at 7:00 PM and every Friday at that time, led by our choir director, Patrick Ishler.

Ever wonder, what is Evening Prayer in the Episcopal Church?  Here is a little history from library:

One of the principal Daily Offices. Evening Prayer has been the title for the Evening Office in Anglican worship since the 1552 revision of the Prayer Book. Evening Prayer may begin with an opening sentence of scripture and with the confession of sin. The Invitatory may include the canticle Phos Hilaron, an ancient hymn praising Christ at the lighting of lamps at sunset. The office continues with a selection from the Psalter, readings from scripture followed by canticles (typically the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, a set of suffrages, one or more collects, and the dismissal.  Evening Prayer may also include an office hymn or anthem, the General Thanksgiving, a Prayer of St. Chrysostom, and a concluding sentence of scripture.

We will be showing the text on screen to make it easy to follow along. We will also provide a simple pdf to follow (which will be in Thursday’s Daily Message) And, if you have a Book of Common Prayer, you may start on page 115.

We invite you to end your week with the experience of Evening Prayer.  By simply clicking on the link below and adding the join code, you will be engaged in the service with ease.

Welcome to Evening Prayer!

Join code:  874 9604 3790

If you would like to join Brother David Rutledge in worship for Ascension Day Evening Prayer, tomorrow, here are the details:

Below is the Zoom info for Ascension Day Evening Prayer on May 21 @ 7:00pm.  We will be using Evening Prayer from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.  The readings will be from the Eucharistic Lectionary for the day:

We will be lighting a candle at the beginning of the service, so those attending may want to have a candle ready for that.  I will be online about 15 minutes before the service to help with any technical issues with Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 8345 5362
Password: 803673

Fun Link to explore:  So, in anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer and picnics, here is a link to Food Network Chefs Favorite Picnic recipes.  Enjoy!!



Now. . .you are at the end of the Daily Message. . .so, as a reminder:  LOOK FOR OUR SURVEY!!


Have a good evening!


Be well. Stay Safe. Keep the faith.