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St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 12th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

As we enter this week, we offer:  A Collect for Guidance
The Book of Common Prayer, page 100

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed it!

We are in the final stages of  completing the landscaping and walkway of our Memorial Garden, this week.  We have installed the Garden entrance granite plaque “St. Edward’s Memorial Garden” just outside the garden space and once the landscapers are finished, we will be activating the fountain element as well as installing our benches.  We encourage all to come by and take a look at the beautification of this sacred and contemplative space.  Our monument is being carved at the quarry in Vermont and we should be installing those pieces over the next month.  Our perpetual plaques which will be installed on the granite monument, for the individual name plaques, are also being created at the foundry and should be ready shortly.

With just 7 days left until the basket raffle portion of our October 24th event closes, we are happy to report that through the generosity and spirit of  our St. Edward’s family, and dear friends, we are ever closer to reaching our fundraising goal.  As of today, we have raised $3,690!! Imagine that!  But we still need YOU!  Let’s work to reach our goal of $4,500 by next Monday.  What an amazing outpouring of faith, hope, and love for the ministry of St. Edward’s.

Please share the link to the catalog (below) with your friends and family.

Click this link:


Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items end Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM

Hempfield Area Food Pantry “wish list” of food items for October:

Cereal, spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 pound packages of rice, canned pears, instant oatmeal, boxed pasta, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.

Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 14th

Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

Wednesday Evening, October 14th – 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, October 16th,  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 – October 16th
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:  October 16th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our session this week will finish through Chapter Three 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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