Skip to main content

Weekly Parish Email January 4, 2019 – January 10, 2019

Dear parishioners of St. Edward’s,

The Rev. David Bateman, our interim rector, has quite unexpectedly taken ill. Although surgery is required, he hopes to start within a few weeks. To be on the safe side, we are arranging for supply priests through January 20. Please pray for Rev. Bateman and prepare to extend a warm St. Edward’s welcome to him on Jan. 27.

We are so grateful to welcome The Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert as our Celebrant and Preacher for this Epiphany Sunday.  We look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

Brian Newsome, Senior Warden and Meredith Westgate, Junior Warden


Food Pantry Needs for January:
Elbow macaroni
Chunky peanut butter
18 oz jelly
Canned pineapple
Canned peaches
Canned fruit cocktail
Canned spinach
Canned kidney beans
Canned carrots
Canned tomatos
Canned corn
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned spaghetti sauce
Or jarred spaghetti sauce
NO green beans..have large supply!!!

EVENING KNIT WITS – EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM in our relaxing lounge area. Beginning in January… ALL invited to join with any hand work … quilting, needlepoint or knitting! (Weather permitting).  Any questions, please contact Gail Irons or the parish office.

New Coffee Hour sign up sheet will be on the coffee service table for those to sign up for the 9:15 and 10:15 services in 2019

The new 2019 Flower Chart is in the narthex.  Flowers are $50/each per week and we can have 2 people sign up for each Sunday.

The January Scepter is posted online and is in print (in color)!  Pick up a copy or visit our website.  It is a great issue with lots of photos!

SKH and Giant grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes on Sunday.


WHAT:  The Annual “January-Blahs” White Elephant Party:  Bring the ugliest, funniest, junkiest gift you can find (beautifully wrapped of course) and join in our fun-filled “swap” party.

WHEN:  January 20, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Elaine Radcliffe’s house, 3190 Grande Oak Place, Lancaster (West Hempfield).

BRING:  A wrapped white elephant gift as described above PLUS your favorite “goodie” (finger food, such as cheese ball, dip and chips, etc.).

RSVP: To Elaine Radcliffe, please, at 717-285-4912 or at

Krist Kindling Dinner:  Krist Kindling families and other former or possible future Krist Kindlers, please plan to join us at the annual Krist Kindling dinner in the parish hall on SUNDY, January 13th at 6:00 pm.  Families, please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert – enough to serve 6 – to share, as well as your own table service.  If you are single, or a couple, please bring one dish to share.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring your stories and your good humor!  GUARANTEED:  A warm and cozy evening with a few good laughs and maybe a surprise or two.  Everyone is WELCOME to join in the fun.  Questions?  Call Meredith Westgate at 717-898-9245.

Altar Guild: Julie Hoff, Rose Dixon, Michelle Bentley

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Stephen and Catherine Donohue    10:15 AM – We need a host


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader: Mark Jakiel

Ushers: Roger Kloepping and Jerry Hoff

Greeter:  Ginny Kloepping

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Camille Horine

Server:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann        Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1stAmy Swiernik        2ndCarol Cotnoir

Ushers:  Ellen Milligan and Lois Kronenwetter

Greeter:  Carl Cotnoir


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

6:30 PM – Praise Band Practice


7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

7:00 PM – Vestry Meeting (PH)