Dear St. Edward’s parishioners,
In my sermon at the Wednesday noon-day service on the Eve of All Saints, I reminisced about the time I visited Parish, when my daughter Emily was studying at the Sorbonne. There are two famous cemeteries in Paris – Pere Lachaise, and Montparnasse, where many famous people are buried. People such as Oscar Wilde, Honore de Balzac, George Bizet and Chopin; Dreyfus, Guy de Maupaassant, Simon de Beauvoir, and Saint Saens. I spent hours walking in these cemeteries looking at the graves and tombs and trying to imagine what life must have been like in these far off times.
I believe that cemeteries and the memory of loved ones who have lived in ages past are important to us, for they are the means by which we locate ourselves not only in the past, but in the present and future also – they help us own our own mortality, for where they are, we one day will also be.
This coming Sunday we shall celebrate the Feast of All Saints, and as is customary, we shall name during the communion those who we love but see no longer. If you have not already done so, please enter the name of those you wish to have memorialised in the sign-up sheet in the narthex before the service. Please write legibly, so that the name can be read out clearly.
This Sunday we shall also have an ingathering of the United Thanksgiving Boxes (UTO). So please bring your “blue box” and place it in the offertory at either of the two services.
On Wednesday the 7th November, Bishop Scanlan and her diocesan staff will spend the day in residence at St. Edward’s. This will be an opportunity for lay and ordained to meet with the staff or the bishop. A service of Holy Eucharist will take place at 11:45 am in place of the usual noon-day service. Bishop Scanlan will celebrate and Father Stephen will preach and it will be a service of healing.
It is that time of year to TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY EVENING FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.
November Scepter is online and we also made color copies in print as there are so many wonderful pictures in this issue.
Giant and Stauffer grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes on Sunday.
Jesse Tree forms will be in the announcement bulletin. There are also extra forms in the parish hall next to the RED BOX where you place completed forms. This is a St. Edward’s Tradition to help those less fortunate than ourselves during the Christmas season. We hope you will prayerfully consider participating this year!
FOOD BANK NEWS: Looking for the following items for October:
Chicken noodle soup
Chicken rice soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Cream of chicken soup
15 oz. canned kidney beans
18 oz. creamy peanut butter
18 oz. crunchy peanut butter
Krist Kindling sign up is here! If you would like to sign up for Krist Kindling, there are forms in the announcement bulletin and on the web site. The box is in the narthex!!! It is a St. Edward’s tradition and we are always looking for new partiocipants!! Contact Meredith Westgate if you have any questions, 717-898-9245.
USHERS NEEDED: If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Buddy Yeager. 8 AM or 10:15. . we welcome you to join this important ministry. Email Buddy at: email@example.com.
Altar Guild: Barb Jakiel, Barbara Schultz, Susan Landin
Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Vestry 10:15 AM – Vestry
Please stay for our November 4th coffee hours as we honor Father Stephen and Rayelenn Casey for their service to St. Edward’s for the past 20 years!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
9:00 AM – Altar Guild
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
The Sunday after All Saints’ – If you have not placed your loved ones name on the list to be read, you will find the lists in the narthex to still add a name before the service.
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
LEM/Reader: Hank Spire
Ushers: Karen Grant and John Meyer
10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
LEMs: Amy Swiernik and Kiki Davis-Brugmann
Acolytes: Server: Seth Hake Crucifer: Thomas Ishler Torches: Maeve Milligan and Piper Brugmann
Readers: 1st: Carol Cotnoir 2nd: Dottie Gschwend
Ushers: Dorris Smith and Bill Swiernik
Greeter: Rose Dixon
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
6:30 PM – N/A (PH)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Polling Location (PH)
7:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers (PH)
7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Diocesan Staff Day
11:45 AM – Holy Eucharist with healing
6:30 PM – Praise Band Practice
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
1:00 PM – Folding of bulletins
1:00 PM – Set up for Evensong and Reception
7:00 PM – Evensong followed by Reception