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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – January 21st

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

We continue to keep Rayelenn, Emily, and Elizabeth in our deepest prayers as they grieve the loss of Stephen+.  Cards and messages of condolence, love, hope, and prayer, mailed to the Casey family, can be sent to:

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

May these Psalm passages from The Book of Common Prayer, Page 115-116 from Daily Evening Prayer:  Rite II bring you comfort as we enter into the night.

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7, 8

If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light around me turn to night,” darkness is not dark to you, O Lord; the night is as bright as the day; darkness and light to you are both alike. Psalm 139:10, 11 

Please know that Father Rick is available via phone, text, email, or in-person for any pastoral needs or expressions of lament, as he continues to hold each of you in the loving prayer of his heart.  May God’s peace be with us in our grief.

February Scepter:  In Memory of The Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey 
Our February Scepter issue will be a special issue devoted to the life, legacy, and ministry of The Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey, encompassing his 20 years, as our rector, at St. Edward’s.  We all have wonderful images and memories to share about Stephen and we encourage you to share those with us for this issue.  Please forward your images and written words to the parish office by Wednesday, January 27th.  We will forward them on to Mac Miller, so she can work her magic in creating this special issue.

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle


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.

We will be compiling a new parish directory which will be available on February 7th. So, when you come by to pick up your special edition of the Scepter you can pick up a 2021 directory.  We do not assume everyone wants to be in the parish directory, so if you are new to our parish and would like to be included, and have not previously informed the parish office, please let us know your contact information, via email, no later than January 29th.  If you are currently in the directory and have changes to your information, please let us know so we can print the most current contact information for you!

At St. Edward’s, we have two ministries, we would like to call to your attention, in need of parishioner support:

Our first, is our continued support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. So many of our neighbors are in dire need. St. Edward’s provided, generously, to this social outreach in 2020. The need continues in 2021, for both financial and food donations. Here is a food wish list for January: Spaghetti; Spaghetti sauce; Mac and cheese; Jelly; Peanut butter; Canned pears; Canned peaches; Instant oatmeal; Regular oatmeal. Let us continue our tradition of generosity for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Our second, is our Altar Flower ministry.  Thank you to so many who have responded in just this last week.  We have gone from an empty flower chart to 12 commitments so far for 2021.  We need just 29 more to fill our calendar! It is through the generous donations of parishioners that we beautify our altar shelves with fresh flowers. These symbolize for us, a lifting up of God’s creation and are displayed in memory of those whom we love, and in thanksgiving for the blessings in our lives. Such a subtle, yet important, component of our worship services at St. Edward’s. We seek donations of $100 for our altar flowers, with the remembrance printed in our bulletin and read during the Prayers of the People. Please contact the parish office with questions on how to donate and submit your remembrance.

MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR VIA ZOOM
Adult Spiritual Formation – Winter 2021 Flier – Click here to view/download


Below is a wonderful spiritual formation offering, led by Br. David Rutledge, commencing January 28th (next week!!).

We are offering a 3-part series, commencing January 28th, led by Br. David Rutledge focusing on using the BCP for Morning and Evening Prayer. Resources needed:  1979 Book of Common Prayer and a Bible (your choice of translation). Episcopal Church Calendar  https://www.churchpublishing.org/episcopalchurchyearguidekalendar2021  (contact your parish office).
Contact Br David Rutledge for more information and to register:  drutledge1225@gmail.com
Registration deadline is January 25.

Zoom details are below:

Topic: Using the BCP for Morning and Evening Prayer
Time: Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until Feb 11, 2021, 3 occurrence(s)
Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 4, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 11, 2021 07:00 PM
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Friday Lunch & Learn:  January 22nd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
We move to Chapter 7 in our text, Walk in Love, In Both Mind and Body – Sacramental Rites: Confession and Unction.  We welcome all to join usas we take learning bites out of the BCP with the help of the book ‘Walk in Love’. 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.

Chapter Seven handout, click here.

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

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Friday Evening Prayer – January 22nd
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:
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Join Code:  863 2710 5082