New Years Day Worship 2023 – The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday, January 1, 2023 worship – The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We welcome Father Tim Small as our guest Celebrant and Preacher. Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know that we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our service bulletin are listed below.

Our service schedule for this Sunday is as follows:

Rite II service at 10 AM.

Please join us for coffee hour at 9 AM as we ring in the New Year together, in fellowship, and in thanks for the grace of God in our lives.

As we are on the cusp of a new year, I must admit, I am not a “resolutions” person.  And, so, I offer, in reflection, wisdom from two of my favorite spiritual resources that I am taking with me into 2023, pairing their thoughts with the awe-inspiring nature of our ever-expanding universe.

With peace and prayers for the New Year,



Click here to connect to the service for January 1st

Click here to download our January 1st 10 AM Rite II service bulletin


There is a lot going on right out of the gate in 2023.  Our Monday email will have all of the details, but here are some reminders to put on your calendar:

The parish office is closed on Monday, January 2nd.

The Needle Arts Group will meet on Tuesday, January 3rd at 1 PM in the lounge area.

The Widow’s Group will meet on Thursday, January 5th at 10 AM in the lounge area.

Contemplative Eucharist, Mediation, and Healing Prayer is Wednesday, January 4th at 12 Noon in the Parish Hall Chapel.

Beginning Wednesday January 4, 2023: Bible Study: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: For questions, please contact Bob Mosebach at [email protected] or Leslie Arnold at [email protected]         Conversations with Scripture: The Parables by William Brosend

Friday Lunch & Learn, beginning Friday, January 6th at 12 Noon.  Abba’s Child – The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

The Women’s Spirituality Group will meet on Saturday, January 7th at 10 AM in the Parish Hall. Join us for Morning Prayer, reflections, conversation, and light refreshments.

If you indicated on your pledge form you would like giving envelopes for 2023, they will be in your mailboxes during the 3rd or 4th week of January. Beginning in 2023, you may receive a different envelope number than your past number as we have adjusted the quantity of boxes we order each year.

Krist Kindling reveal dinner will be Sunday, January 15th at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall for folks to indicate if they will be bringing a main dish, salad, or dessert to share.  Drinks will be provided.  Please prepare a dish to serve six people.

Pokémon Club begins Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 PM. Activities include: card battles, trading, crafts, games, giveaways, and much more!

The January Scepter is online and in print!  Another great issue to start 2023! CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW ISSUE.

If you participate in our Grocery Card program, your cards are in your parish mailboxes.  If you would like to learn about how purchasing grocery cards through St. Edward’s for Stauffer Kissel Hill and Giant helps us to add to our yearly fundraising, please contact the parish office.

Altar Flowers 2023:  A new chart is in the narthex!  By signing up for weekly flowers in memory of a loved one, or in thanks for a special event in your life, beautifies our altar in every season!  Flowers are $100/week.  We are so appreciative of the many ways our parish community supports this important ministry.

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed!

Click here to access our Worship page on our web site

Click here if you would like to donate online through the diocesan portal. You will scroll down to find St. Edward’s under “Lancaster.” The portal is a secure giving site.

To assist parishes, the diocese has set up online giving for each parish.  If you feel comfortable making your weekly giving or pledge donation in this manner (it is a secure giving tool), simply go to the diocesan web site, click on the tab up top and it will take you to a page where you can scroll down, find St. Edward’s, and continue with making your contribution!  Thank you for maintaining your faithfulness through your financial stewardship!

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. Please keep up-to-date with your pledge or regular contribution.  Pledges/giving can be mailed to the church, and we also have an easy-to-use “Give to St. Edward’s” button on our website that links to our secure Paypal page, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.