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St. Edward’s Monday Message – February 8th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

We thought we would keep the theme of winter as our featured image as the polar vortex sends our temperatures to an official beyond chilly status, and it appears we are in for a snowy week.  It was so nice to have people stop by, and call, today to say hello and to pick up their consecrated wafers, Scepters, Lenten Meditations booklets, as well as drop off their offerings.  We thank you for your stewardship, generosity, and coming to see us at your spiritual home!  It is a joy!  There is much news to mention in today’s message so please read the different segments below, carefully.  You don’t want to miss out on upcoming event, ministry, and spiritual formation details.

It seems like a good week to open with a Collect for Peace, from The Book of Common Prayer, page 258.  We have so much to be thankful for, but we can never pray too much for love and peace in our world – love is very peaceful for everyone, everywhere.

For Peace
Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

We convey to you a heartfelt message from Rayelenn, in response to the publication of our special Scepter edition dedicated to the life and legacy of Stephen+.

This is a work of love.
This is a work of deep love.
These words and pictures are beautiful to me.
These words represent the words and thoughts of so many others who couldn’t contribute but who loved Stephen and grieve his loss.
I thank St Edward’s and all the dear dear people there — friends of my heart — and Father Rick, Michelle, and especially Mac Miller for making this possible.
We will always always treasure it. 

– Rayelenn

If you have not seen this special Scepter issue, please click here to view online.  We also have printed copies at church.

Sending handwritten cards and notes, with memories, photos, and favorite stories to Rayelenn, Emily, and Elizabeth is a wonderful way to let them know they continue to be in our hearts and prayers.

Mrs. Rayelenn Sparks Casey
429 Camp Meeting Road
Landisville, PA 17538

Please contact the parish office if you would like addresses for Emily and Elizabeth.

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle

Worship News:
In case you missed it, click to view the Sunday Service for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 7th 

We continue to offer consecrated wafers for our service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, safely packaged and available in the narthex.  Please enter through our front doors between the hours of 11 AM – 3 PM.  If you are in need of delivery of wafers, Scepters, etc. please contact the parish office.  


To begin, click here to download our pdf with details of our Ash Wednesday offerings.
The Ash Wednesday service bulletin and YouTube link information will be in a special Worship email on Tuesday, February 16th.
In this same email, we will offer a special link to a Stations of the Cross offering for Lent, via our St. Edward’s YouTube channel – a collaboration of St. Edward’s and St. Luke’s, Mt. Joy.  Within the message, we will also offer a pdf of The Way of the Cross.

Lenten Meditations 2021 booklets:  Episcopal Relief & Development offers a wonderful booklet of meditations to take you through your Lenten journey.  This year, ER&D is offering this booklet in an online version.  You can click here to download the pdf.  We will also do on-demand printing of the booklet pdf for those who would like a printed copy to take home.  Just let us know if you would like a printed copy!


Parish Business News:
We have posted our slate of 2021 Vestry candidates for the parish to review.  You can click on this page link to view our candidates’ bios.  Just scroll down past the Vestry page introduction to view our candidates’ information.


Annual Meeting:
  The St. Edward’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 7th at 11:15 AM via Zoom.  Invitation details will be forthcoming that will have Zoom link information and a link to the Annual Report pdf.  If you are interested in being a Diocesan Convention Delegate for 2021, please contact the parish office by February 22nd to submit your name.  We are seeking 4 delegates.  If you are a ministry leader, please be on the lookout in the next 2 days for an email that will include a copy of your 2019 Annual Report for you to update for this year’s submission.  We are seeking the reports to be returned to the parish office by Friday, February 26th.


New Parish directories are a bit delayed but will be available by next Monday, February 15th so you can pick one up when you come by for consecrated wafers and your Ash Wednesday cards, on Monday – Wednesday, prior to our Ash Wednesday noon service, which will be viewed via the St. Edward’s YouTube channel.

February grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes by this Wednesday.

Ministry and Outreach Opportunities:


Soles for Souls:  St. Edward’s will be participating in a shoe drive with Saint John’s of Lancaster during the Lenten season. Starting Ash Wednesday, February 17th, through Palm Sunday, March 28th, parishioners are invited to donate used shoes.  The shoes can be lightly used to falling apart.   Soles 4 Souls will send the shoes to impoverished countries to give the people an opportunity to provide relief, create jobs, and empower people to break the cycle of poverty.  Collection boxes will be placed in the sanctuary (near the Praise Band instruments) and in the Christian Education wing. Please tie any laced shoes together and rubber and other types.  There is also a need for shipping boxes approximately the size of an office paper box. Should you have any questions, please contact:  Lynch’s, Milligan’s, Ishler’s, Peg Reiley, or Leslie Arnold.

Our faithful support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry is so appreciated.  Let us continue our tradition of generosity for those less fortunate than ourselves, through monetary and food donations.


Altar Flower Ministry – 
Three weeks ago, we were seeking 41 commitments to fill in our annual altar flower chart.  With an outpouring of donations, we are now needing 20 to complete our yearly chart.  We hope you will prayerfully consider donating to this ministry in thanksgiving for or in memory of those in your life.


MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR VIA ZOOM
New and Updated: Adult Spiritual Formation – Winter 2021 Flier – Click here to view/download


Wednesday Evening Bible Study – Wednesday, February 10th – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: The focus for this session, led by Father Rick, will be on the Gospel of Mark from an Anglican/Episcopal perspective. Our Study Guide will be: Borg, Marcus (2019), Conversations with Scripture – The Gospel of Mark (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study). For questions, please contact Bob Mosebach at rcmosebach@comcast.net or Leslie Arnold at larnold897@aol.com with any questions.

ZOOM INVITE DETAILS:
Topic: St. Edward’s Episcopal Church Bible Study
Time: February 10, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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We will also continue (Join us!!) with Part 3 of our 3-part series, led by Br. David Rutledge focusing on using the BCP for Morning and Evening Prayer. Resources needed:  1979 Book of Common Prayer and a Bible (your choice of translation). Episcopal Church Calendar  https://www.churchpublishing.org/episcopalchurchyearguidekalendar2021  (contact your parish office).
Contact Br David Rutledge for more information:  drutledge1225@gmail.com

Zoom details are below:

Topic: Using the BCP for Morning and Evening Prayer
Time: Feb 11, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Friday Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation:  February 12th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
We continue our study with Chapter 8 in our text, Walk in Love, For the Benefit of Your Holy Church – Sacramental Rites:  Ordination. In preparation for this week’s session, please take a look at ‘The Examination’ for a deacon (BCP pg. 545), a priest (pg. 531), and for a bishop (pg. 517).  Please take note of what is different from one to the other.  Let’s discuss!  Perhaps you would feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer? There are so many wonderful Prayers and Collects to share with the group, from our BCP. Attendance at every session is not required.

Chapter Eight handout, click here.

With peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

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Friday Evening Prayer – February 12th
We invite you to Evening Prayer this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.  This is a wonderful way to peacefully end our week and is led by Patrick Ishler.
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