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Music

Joyful Music at St. Edward's!

St. Edward's is rich with music.  From our Sunday 10:15 Rite II service with full adult choir to our 2nd Sunday of the month Contemporary service, we have something for everyone!

We hope that you enjoy the music at our services. Many individuals from St. Edward's devote a considerable amount of their free time throughout the year to enriching our liturgies through hymnody, song, organ and other instruments.

St. Edward's is particularly gifted to have the services of Karen E. Waddill, Organist and Carol Cotnoir, our Organist Associate.

Thank you, also, to Patrick Ishler, Choir Director, and to Randy Westgate, and all the members of the Praise Band, who serve this parish faithfully each month in the contemporary service.

Please take the time to enjoy their offerings, and with us, extend our sincere thanks for their ministry.

If you are interested in joining any of the music ministries, please contact Patrick Ishler for adult choir inquiries and Randy Westgate for Praise Band inquiries.

 

Choir Members

Jamie Alton

Carol Cotnoir

Curt Franck

Mary Ann Franck

Sharon Hubbard

Dina Ishler

Patrick Ishler

Thomas Ishler

Sarah Parker

Libby Sternberg

Matthew Sternberg

Ray Trythall

Peter Weber

Robin Weber

Buddy Yeager

 

 

St. Edward's Brass
St. Edward's Choir has a brass section! Curt Franck and Jamie Alton at rehearsal.
St. Edward's Choir_Setpember2019
Our St. Edward's Choir at the September 29, 2019 Combined Service.

 

Praise Band Members

Amy Swiernik

Mike Freshwater

Beth Hake

Seth Hake

Dina Ishler

Patrick Ishler

Thomas Ishler

Hank Morrow, Jr.

Randy Westgate

Rosie Westgate

St. Edward's Praise Band
The Praise Band brings joyous music to St. Edward's!

 

Randy Westgate, Praise Band Ministry Leader

Randy Westgate grew up singing in the school chorus and playing trumpet in band. When he and his wife became leaders of the youth group 25 years ago at St. Edwards he took up guitar and discovered all of the great new "Christian Rock" music on our local radio station. Playing and singing these songs with the youth group lead to forming our St. Edward's Praise Band which has welcomed young and old to participate over the years. He also helps to lead worship at Celebrate Recovery LCBC Manheim and at chapel services at Water Street Rescue Mission.

Amy Swiernik, Praise Band Ministry Leader

Amy is known throughout the diocese as a lay leader; she is along-time member of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Board, serves on the Standing Committee, and has served as a liaison to the Commission on Ministry for the Standing Committee.  Amy has also worked as staff member in the diocesan office as Events Coordinator and Assistant to the Office of Congregational Life and Mission.