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Weekly Parish Email September 21 – September 27, 2018

Dear members of St. Edward’s,

There is so much happening in the parish this weekend I thought it best to use my weekly email to highlight those things that will appear in the announcements.

Acolyte Festival, Saturday 6th October

The deadline for registration is rapidly approaching. If you wish to go and have not yet signed up, please do so – sign up sheet is in the narthex.

Indonesian Presentation

Randy and Rosie Westgate and Seth and Beth Hake will be repeating the presentation of their visit to Indonesia with the Mennonite Children’s Choir at the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday 29th September. The event is open to the congregation, however we need to know how many to cater for. If you wish to attend, please indicate on a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals

The usual date for the service of the Blessing of the Animals conflicts with the Acolyte Festival. Therefore, here are the options: A service of Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 pm on Friday 5th October; or a service of Blessing of the Animals at 1:30 pm on Sunday 7th October. Indicate your preference on a sign-up sheet in the Narthex this Sunday. The most names for a specific day wins.

And this Sunday:

Don’t forget confirmation and enquirer’s class between the services at 9:15 am. We meet in the lounge in the Christian Formation wing.

And the Beethoven concert at 3 pm in the afternoon – the first of this seasons Cultural Events.

I look forward to seeing you this coming weekend.


Fr. Stephen+


Sunday, September 23rd – Saturday, October 13th:  St. Edward’s Silent Auction and Basket Auction and event ticket sales STARTS THIS SUNDAY.  THIS YEAR WE ARE ONLY SELLING TICKETS FOR 3 SUNDAYS, SO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT!!! 

Saturday, October 13th – St. Edward’s Annual Fundraising Event

CONCERT SERIES BEGINS THIS SUNDAY WITH ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM SEPT. 23: Don’t miss this phenomenal concert of Beethoven violin sonatas on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Pianist Xun Pan, a very popular artist who’s performed at St. Edward’s several times, will accompany violinist Dana Weiderhold Allaband. The program is free but an offering will be taken.


Both young people and adults who would like to add their name to the list of those who read our lessons each Sunday may contact Carol Cotnoir, Coordinator,  at <> or by phone at 717-569-4918 before September 26.

Current readers who know of any date on which they cannot serve during the October-December period, are also asked to contact Carol by September 26th.

The schedule will be distributed by September 29.

Items requested for September:

Jelly and jam

Canned pineapple

Beef and chicken broth

Boxed pasta

Breakfast cereal

Chunky peanut butter

Altar Server Training:  September 29, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Calling all existing and any person who would like to be a Crucifer, Acolyte or Lay Eucharist Minister on the Altar is invited to come to a training morning on September 29th.  Any age is welcome, from 8 yrs. & up.  The morning will be spent exploring the new Server Manual and walking through the service.  A snack will be provided.  Please contact Amy Swiernik 717-682-1827 or with RSVP or any questions.

Altar Guild: Mary Snyder, Karen Grant, Michelle Bentley

Coffee Hours: 8:00 AM – Roger and Ginny Kloepping   10:15 AM – The Milligan Family


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I 

LEM/Reader:  Mark Jakiel

Ushers: Herb Johnston and Larry Hess

Greeter: June Klemm

9:15 AM – Confirmation & enquirer’s class (Library)

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II 

LEM:  Camille Horine

Acolytes:  Server: Rayelenn Casey    Crucifer: Braden Newsome

Readers: 1stRayelenn Casey    2ndCarol Cotnoir

Ushers:  Dorris Smith and Bill Swiernik

Greeter: Carl Cotnoir

3:00 PM  – Beethoven violin sonatas concert


6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – Lancaster Chamber Singers (PH)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Christian Education Wing)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing



7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal