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St. Edward’s Thursday Message – October 29th

Dear friends,

Look for all links related to Sunday worship on 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.

The parish office is closed Thursday and Friday.  If you have an immediate concern that needs attention, please contact our vestry wardens, Meredith Westgate ( and/or Julie Hoff ( and they will connect with Father Rick or myself .  Thank you!   

Do not forget that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend and that you need to put your clocks back one hour Saturday night!

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.


Grocery Cards will be in your parish mailboxes on Sunday.

The November Scepter is out & it is a great issue!  Printed copies will be available in church and you can  also read it online!  Read the November Scepter here.

All Saints’ Day is this Sunday, November 1st.   Father Rick will be reading the names, at each service, following communion.  While we have completed typing up the list of names indicated on the sign up sheet, and those submitted to us via email, if you would like to add a name, there are sign in sheets in the narthex available on Sunday morning.  We apologize if we have missed any names, but please know that they are in our hearts and prayers on this All Saints’ Day. 
Hempfield Area Food Pantry:   Thank you to St. Edward’s for your continued support to the HAFP.  In September, you contributed 110 pounds of food items to the pantry.
During the month of September….we served 145 families which included 148 children, 305 adults, 104 seniors for a total 557 people served…9 new families were registered. 34 volunteers donated 517 hours to the pantry.

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 should be delivered to St. Edward’s by November 18th.

The Community Aid bin is scheduled to be removed in the next 10 days.  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:  October 30th 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, October 30th 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.

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Coffee Hour is Back!

It is coming back in November!!! But at a new time and new day.  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. **Meeting code and passcode are in your Thursday email.