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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – February 25th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

As we journey towards our Second Sunday in Lent, please know that we have several spiritual offerings between now and our 10:00 AM Sunday  Rite II service. These can be silent and contemplative moments, or moments spent in community of spiritual formation, prayer, and lament. We continue to rest, reflect, repent, and recharge, using these shared and silent spaces as a way to know more about ourselves, to show our love for one another, and to be comforted in knowing that we are constantly renewed with God’s strength. The details for our offerings are listed below.

As we enter this evening, let us pray a Collect for our protection through the night (BCP 133) and let us pray for Joy in God’s Creation (BCP 814) for the blessings of this beautiful day.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Joy in God’s Creation
O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We continue to pray for Rayelenn, Emily, and Elizabeth and surround them with love in their grief.  A wonderful ministry is to send a card or handwritten note, just to say a simple “hello!”

Mrs. Rayelenn Sparks Casey
429 Camp Meeting Road
Landisville, PA 17538

Please contact the parish office if you would like addresses for Emily and Elizabeth.

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.


A FREE Musical Offering: Dr. Xun Pan, Millersville University’s Tell School of Music Director of Keyboard Studies (and frequent concert pianist at St. Edward’s, delighting audiences attending our Cultural Events Series over the years) will present a concert-lecture livestreaming for FREE from Biemesdefer Hall at the Winter Center on Millersville University’s campus, on Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 PM  Click here to be connected with the event link.

Worship News:
We continue to offer consecrated wafers for our service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, safely packaged and available in the narthex.  Please enter through our front doors between the hours of 11 AM – 3 PM, Monday – Friday.  If you are in need of delivery of wafers, Scepters, etc. please contact the parish office.  

The Way of the Cross Lenten Weekly Devotion
We extend a warm invitation to our parishioners, and to those in the wider community, to participate in this weekly devotion on Fridays during the season of Lent. We thank Edward Webber for his wonderful artwork, capturing each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. It is our sincere hope that this will serve as an invitation to prayer and contemplation as we continue to worship from our homes.

The Way of the Cross pdf and YouTube link information are noted below.
The Way of the Cross on the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, click here.

The Way of the Cross order of service pdf, click here.

Lenten Meditations 2021 booklets:  Episcopal Relief & Development offers a wonderful booklet of meditations to take you through your Lenten journey.  This year, ER&D is offering this booklet in an online version.  You can click here to download the pdf.  We will also do on-demand printing of the booklet pdf for those who would like a printed copy to take home.  Just let us know if you would like a printed copy!

New and Updated: Adult Spiritual Formation – Winter 2021 Flier – Click here to view/download

Friday Lunch & Learn:  February 26th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
We continue our study with Chapter 8 in our text, Walk in Love, For the Benefit of Your Holy Church – Sacramental Rites:  Ordination. Perhaps you would feel comfortable in delivering the closing prayer? There are so many wonderful Prayers and Collects to share with the group, from our BCP. Attendance at every session is not required.

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

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Friday Evening Prayer – February 26th
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.
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Saturday, February 27th at 6 PM:  Out of the Depths: a liturgy of remembrance for those we love who died form COVD-19.  The service bulletin will be posted on the diocesan website by Friday.

Please click here to be connected to the information page on the diocesan website

Alternatively, here is the direct link information to register for the service:
Zoom Webinar Link

The liturgy will also be streamed to Facebook Live here.

You are invited to have a candle ready to light in remembrance of those who have died.

Sunday Evening Prayer, February 28th at 7:00 PM:  We use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and the readings for the Sunday Lectionary.  It is a quiet service and a good way to end the weekend and prepare for the week to come.  Anyone interested can send me an email to be put on an email distribution list:

Sunday Evening Prayer @ 7:00pm
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