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St. Edward’s Monday Message – October 5th

Dear friends and parishioners,

A Prayer for the Natural Order – For Knowledge of God’s Creation
Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with  all its marvelous order, its atoms, worlds, and galaxies, and the infinite complexity of living creatures: Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your creation, we may come to know you more truly, and more surely fulfill our role in your eternal purpose; in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed it! 

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.

We have 2 weeks left to meet our fundraising goal for our 2020 Virtual Event that will be broadcast on the St. Edward’s YouTube channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM.  We are pleased to report that, thanks to your generosity, we are at the 20% mark. Let’s try to make it to 50% by next Sunday, October 11th, and then “bring it home,” as they say, by October 19th.

Please share the link to the catalog (below) with your friends and family.  These are wonderful items for raffle this year and all to raise money for the ministry of St. Edward’s .  As our ONLY fundraiser for 2020, our fundraising success to meet our goal of $4,500 depends on your support!

Click this link:


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

Ticket sales for catalog items end on 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

Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, October 7th

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 7th – 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 9th,  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 9th
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 9th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom

Our session this week will encompass going through the baptismal liturgy in the prayer book. As you read your text, and review the handout, we hope you will find a few extra minutes to explore and make notes and observations that can be shared with the group, as we take this journey towards a deeper understanding of our Episcopal Identity & Faith, together, in community.  Also, if you feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer, 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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