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St. Edward’s Monday Message – November 9th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

Yesterday, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, our sister, Rose Dixon, began her journey, as she slipped peacefully into her next life, surrounded by her loving family.  We will miss the joy that Rose brought to all of us at St. Edward’s, and we hold her family, friends, and loved ones, in our prayers.

Prayer for the Faithful Departed
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Father Rick +

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

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 launched this week.  We thank Jamie Alton for his heartfelt testimony this past Sunday and we look forward to Stephen and Catherine Donohue, and Matthew Sternberg sharing their testimonies in the next 2 weeks.  To learn more, click here. 

Annual Jesse Tree Project Set to Begin
For many, Thanksgiving and Christmas represents a ‘season of giving’.  Giving to the foster children of COBYs during the holidays has been a long-time favorite of this parish.

This service is known as the Jesse Tree project.  Jesse Tree provides gifts for children in foster care, making Christmas a little brighter.  Through COBYS Family Services we obtain a list of children in foster care, their ages, and their Christmas wishes. We don’t take the place of Santa. Rather, we act as Santa’s helpers by adding another gift or two for a child to open on Christmas morning.

Click here for information and sign up form. 

Please prayerfully consider donating a turkey to St. Edward’s, so that we can make Thanksgiving comforting for those who benefit from the Hempfield Area Food Bank.  We are accepting turkey donations through November 18th, and they can be brought in on Sundays or any weekday between 11 AM-3 PM.  Our goal is to have each parish family donate a turkey so that our community families in need can have a fulfilling Thanksgiving.

HAFP Wish List for November:
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 11th
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 11th – 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 13th,  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 13th
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 13th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our conversation continues, this week, with Chapter Four on the topic of The Wonderful Sacrament –  Eucharist Beliefs.  We have had engaging and enlivening discussions each week! 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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