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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – November 12th

Dear friends,

Look for all links related to Sunday worship in our usual Saturday afternoon posting.

Many happenings at St. Edward’s, all listed below with easy-to-click links for reading and downloading of materials.

Yesterday, our brother, Richard Lawrence, slipped peacefully into his next life.  Please hold his wife, Ethel, as well as their family, friends, and loved ones, in your prayers.

We also learned from Bill Coyne, that his mother, Miriam Joan Coyne, died on November 3rd at Masonic Villages in Elizabethtown.  Miriam, and her husband, Hugh, were faithful members of St. Edward’s for many years primarily attending the Wednesday noonday service.  Hugh passed away in 2012. Bill tells us that Miriam’s wishes were for a simple Commital service at their home church, All Saint’s Scotch Plains, NJ and her ashes were placed in the columbarium, there, next to her husband, Hugh’s ashes.

Prayer for the Faithful Departed
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Father Rick +


We kicked off our stewardship campaign last weekend and have had a very good response to date, but we still need you! Pledge packets were mailed this week and testimonies from our Stewardship committee leaders continue during Sunday worship this Sunday, November 15th and November 22nd.  Click this link to learn more about our upcoming campaign. 

Two St. Edward’s traditional events/ministries are happening:  Our Jesse Tree ministry and our Krist Kindling fellowship activity.  Click the links below to sign up for either, or both!
Jesse Tree Form

Krist Kindling Form

Hempfield Area Food Pantry:   Thank you to all, at St. Edward’s, for your continued support to the HAFP.

The pantry is currently requesting the following items for November: Spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 lb. packs of rice, canned pears, instant and regular oatmeal, cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, boxed pastas (ziti, rotini, etc.), canned tomatoes, pancake syrup, canned fruit cocktail.

**Please prayerfully consider donating a turkey for HAFP Thanksgiving Food Drive. Turkeys can be delivered between now and NEXT WEDNESDAY, November 18th and we will transport them to the HAFP.  Let’s meet our goal of each parish family donating a turkey so that our neighbors in need can enjoy a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

The Community Aid bin has been removed.  Please continue to support this passive form of fundraising by bringing your soft goods to the donation center on Good Drive (near Columbia Avenue) and when you drop off your items reference St. Edward’s partner #40036.  We will earn money towards our social outreach! Every penny counts.

Continue reading below for the details for our Friday, Saturday & Sunday worship and fellowship activities.

Friday Lunch & Learn:  November 13th 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will continue with Chapter 4 in Walk in Love – The Wonderful Sacrament| Eucharistic Beliefs. Attendance at every session is not required.  If you would like to join and need a copy of Walk In Love, please contact the parish office.

Handout for this Friday, November 13th Session click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional.   If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Remember to take some time to devote to exploring and making notations on the handout that Bob has supplied so that we may engage in our spiritual formation together, sharing our insights, thoughts, and questions, and please know that we look for those in the group to offer the closing prayer for any week!

Each week, we will provide a hand out in the Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

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

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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

Coffee Hour is Back!

Coffee (or favorite beverage!) social hour is back!!!  Join us for our Virtual Sunday Social from 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM Sunday afternoon on Zoom.  It will be hosted by Christina McLaughlin. It’s a great time to get together and say “hello” to your fellow parishioners. The join code and pass code are in your Thursday email.

Set aside Thanksgiving Morning at 9 AM for a special Thanksgiving Day Morning Prayer via Zoom.  The Community of Francis and Clare has a special invitation for us all!  Please see below for the details.

No need to register, just use the Zoom link below.  We will have a short service using the Book of Common Prayer 1979 with scripture and other readings and time of quiet.  Attendees who do not have a BCP, can simply listen if they like.

Blessings and Peace,

David

Br David Rutledge is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thanksgiving Day Morning Prayer
Time: Nov 26, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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