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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – January 7th

Dear parishioners & friends of St. Edward’s,

As Episcopalians, we are so thankful to have our Book of Common Prayer as a source of comfort, prayers, and thanksgivings.  Today, we offer you this Prayer for National Life

For our Country
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Page 820, The Book of Common Prayer)

We pray for Father Stephen, as he continues his healing from COVID-19, at Lancaster General Hospital.  Please hold Rayelenn, Emily, Elizabeth, Kevin, Sadie, and Emma in your prayers, as well.  Rayelenn and Emily have been so gracious in keeping us updated on Stephen’s condition and they continue to be so thankful for the support our St. Edward’s family has extended to them. To be mindful of their space for health and healing, it has been requested that cards and prayers are most in need right now.  Please refrain from calls and texts.

Cards can be sent to:
The Rev. Canon and Mrs. Stephen C. Casey
429 Camp Meeting Road
Landisville, PA 17538

Be well. Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle


Reminder:  Look for your Saturday email message which will include all links for our Sunday live stream service at 10:00 AM, our Sunday service bulletin, Virtual Coffee Hour information, as well as giving information.

Well. .  it is the New Year, and believe it or not, we have exciting happenings at St. Edward’s, and it’s only week one!

Today, we had the granite base installed for our Memorial Garden monument.  It is a gorgeous piece of granite.  We are now working with the granite artisan to have the main portion of the monument completed.  We will be delivering the plaques to his workshop next week for installation as he works to finish his inscription and art carvings.


While this may not seem as exciting (!), it is to those of us in the altar guild!  We finally completed some needed fabrication and installation of cabinet doors to enclose the area under the sacristy sink.  We have finally completed the sacristy project!

We have giving envelopes for 2021, as well as your grocery cards available at church.  Please stop by between the hours of 11 AM – 3 PM to pick your items up.  If you would like them mailed to you, please contact the parish office.   Please note:  I will be sending out, by Saturday, packets to parishioners who have contacted me about mailing their giving envelopes and grocery cards.

We will also be offering consecrated wafers for our service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, safely packaged and available in the narthex, by entering through our front doors.  You can also pick up the latest Scepter copy!


We prayerfully request you consider signing up for the Altar Flowers for a Sunday of your choice in 2021.  The Altar Flowers beautify our sanctuary each week and are made possible through the generous donations of parishioners. The cost is $100 and your donation is recognized in our Sunday bulletin in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, your loved ones, a remembrance, or celebratory event in your life.

Hempfield Area Food Pantry:  We continue to request monetary, and food, donations, from our parish family, that are so needed at HAFP.  We may be in a “new year” but the need remains strong.  The UPDATED HAFP Food Wish List for January: Spaghetti; Spaghetti sauce; Mac and cheese; Jelly; Peanut butter; Canned pears; Canned peaches; Instant oatmeal; Regular oatmeal

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

Wednesday Evening Contemporary Bible Study will resume next Wednesday, January 13th, with a new session.   Details are in the January Scepter as well as in the Winter Adult Spiritual Formation flier (above link).

We will also be 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, January 8th,  Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation – 12 Noon – 1 PM
Having taken some time off from our Friday sessions to enjoy the holidays, we are ready to dive into our Book of Common Prayer with renewed vigor.  We will pick up where we left off, amid our conversation on the Sacramental Rite of Matrimony.  All are welcome, even if you haven’t been with us so far.  We are together every Friday, via Zoom, from noon to one pm, taking learning bites out of the BCP with the help of the book ‘Walk in Love’.  Scroll down to note the Zoom meeting join information.

Friday Evening Prayer – January 8th
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

Sunday Krist Kindling “Reveal” Event – January 10th 7 PM Join us this Sunday for our traditional “reveal” of Krist Kindling adventures from December.  You do not have to be a Krist Kindling participant to join us in an evening of fellowship.  Please contact Meredith Westgate or the parish office so we can email you the Zoom invitation link!

Friday Lunch & Learn:  January 8th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Having taken some time off from our Friday sessions to enjoy the holidays, we are ready to dive into our Book of Common Prayer with renewed vigor.  We will pick up where we left off, amid our conversation on the Sacramental Rite of Matrimony.  All are welcome, even if you haven’t been with us so far, as 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.  We would welcome your participation. Attendance at every session is not required.

Chapter Six Handout, click here.

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

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