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St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 19th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

There is so much going on this week with the basket raffle officially closed, today!  Now, the preparations are in play for creating our virtual variety show, drawing for the basket winners, all of the filming and editing that Father Rick is so graciously giving of his time and talent, all to make this a special evening for us at St. Edward’s.  We offer this event to our friends, family, and the wider community, as well, in what promises to be an amazing night, on October 24th.  So many moving parts and volunteers to thank, as well as the awesome support from everyone, with their generous purchasing of raffle tickets, dinner tickets, and the basket donations that made this all possible!

We are pleased to report that we raised $5,100!  An extraordinary outpouring of love for our ministry, here, at St. Edward’s and so meaningful in every year, but, most especially, in this season that we are in, now, as we care for each other with our commitment to our faith, and our community.

It does make one stop for a moment to take a deep breath and take it all in as a sign of God’s grace in all the ways he guides us. And, reminds us, as we experience the serenity and beauty of our other major project, the beautification of our Memorial Garden, to take the time to honor those who came before us, or left us too soon, and remember them and keep them in our daily prayers, our hearts, and in our minds, always and everywhere.

So blessed by it all and we thank you!

Please look below for details regarding the Talent Show and dinner pick-up times for Saturday, October 24th.

Thank you to Father Rick, and our Diocesan Convention delegates, for representing St. Edward’s this year at our virtual Diocesan Convention, this past Saturday.  Your ministry in representing our parish is most appreciated.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed it!  Click here to view our Sunday service of Rite II from October 18th

As we approach All Saints’ Day, on November 1st, please remember to submit the names of your loved ones, to be read after communion, to the parish office NO LATER than Tuesday, October 27th.  The parish office will be closed from October 28th – November 2nd, and the bulletins for that Sunday will be completed and we do not want to miss acknowledging your remembrances.  Thank you.

The St. Edward’s Variety Show and Raffle Drawing will be happening, virtually, on our YouTube Channel, Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM.  You will most definitely NOT want to miss this event.

If you purchased a boxed dinner, the curbside pick-up will be Saturday afternoon from 2:00-3:30 PM. The evening’s program will be in your boxed dinner.

We will also post the program to print out in our Thursday email, and include it in a link the night of the event in the event description.

Here is the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel (Click here)

Please check the Thursday email for details on how to watch our live stream of the funeral service for Boyer Veitch on Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 AM.

Scepter articles, pictures, news, are due by October 20th.  Please submit your materials to Mac Miller at:

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.


Vestry Meeting – Tuesday, October 20th via Zoom, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 21st
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 21st – 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 23rd,  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 23rd

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 23rd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Our session this week will begin 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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