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St. Edward’s Monday Message – November 2nd

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

In case you missed it, we invite you to view our Sunday worship:

From The Book of Common Prayer, page 822, we offer a Prayer for an Election

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

It is time to sign up for our traditional Krist Kindling!  If you missed it in the Scepter, click the link below to download the information and sign up sheet.  This may be a fun way to participate in St. Edward’s fellowship and connect with other parishioners, especially for this year, as it is an outside event!  Let’s bring some cheer this year to us all!

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Our 2021 Stewardship Campaign launches this week.  Please look in your mail towards the end of the week for your pledge packet.  To learn more, click here. 

A message from Leslie Arnold, Director of Christian Formation, about an upcoming Youth Event (it is outside and parents can attend with their youth):

Dear Friends,

You are invited to join us on a brief downtown walking tour on Saturday November 7, 2020 from 10am-1pm, which includes lunch (hopefully at Tellus 360, but that is TBD). The trip will be led by Mother Shayna and Randolph Harris, and possibly joined by Dr. Joy Rien of STEM.

Randy, parishioner and lay leader here at Saint James, will guide us through a few historic points showing us how Lancaster played an integral role in our American history.

Our middle and high schoolers are encouraged to come, but this also may be an opportunity for parents to learn about our beautiful and complex Lancastrian history.  Also a great opportunity for class projects(hint hint!)

Randolph served as the Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, a private, countywide non-profit organization founded in 1966 to preserve the architectural heritage of Lancaster County. He has since taken on other historical presevervation projects.  Get to know our dear friend Randolph Harris

Register here:

Hempfield Area Food Pantry “wish list” of food items for November.  We are also kicking off our own “Turkey Drive” to donate frozen turkeys to our friends at the HAFP to make this special dinner a reality for our neighbors in need.  Please buy your turkeys early and deliver them to St. Edward’s by November 18th.  Our freezer will only hold about 20 turkeys, so if you can hold them until closer to the 18th and bring them in, that would be great.  If not, we can make arrangements.  Please contact the parish office.

Prune juice
Chicken and beef broth
Large peanut butter
Large jelly
2 lb. packs of rice
Canned pears
Instant and regular oatmeal
Cream of celery soup
Cream of chicken soup
Boxed pastas (ziti, rotini etc.)
Canned tomatoes
Pancake syrup
Canned fruit cocktail


Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Healing and Meditation – Wednesday, November 4th
Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

Wednesday Evening, November 4th – 6:30 PM Contemporary Bible Study
Led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti via Zoom.  Please email Bill or Yvonne if you would like to participate.

Friday, November 6th,  Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation – 12 Noon – 1 PM
Join us for this series led by Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus.  Scroll down to download the handout for Friday’s session and to note the Zoom meeting join information.

Friday Evening Prayer – November 6th
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.
Join us on Zoom:
Join Code:  863 2710 5082

Friday Lunch & Learn:  November 6th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our session this week will continue with Chapter Four of our text. Our conversations have been a wonderful exploration of our faith & Episcopal identity and it is wonderful to engage each other in discussion and participation! Perhaps you would feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer, this week?  We  would welcome your participation. Attendance at every session is not required.

Handout for this Friday Session Click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional, but can be ordered at or by contacting the parish office (we have copies on hand).  If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

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

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