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St. Edward’s Weekly Email: April 19 – April 25, 2019

Search Committee Prayer

Dear Lord, as humble followers in your Son Jesus Christ’s footsteps, with discerning hearts and minds, we have prayed for your enduring wisdom in hearing and reading the words of our fellow parishioners. In keeping with this same power of the Holy Spirit, we ask for your continued direction in seeking our next Rector, one who may not only be an instrument of your Peace in preaching your Gospel, but who may also teach us your holy purpose, lead us and our children closer to you, and guide us along the future paths that you have chosen for us. Amen.

Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,

Dottie Gschwend, co-chair

Matthew Sternberg, co-chair

Seth Hake

Susan Landin

Beth Lynch

Bill Swiernik

Peter Weber

Father David will be offering a 3-part Adult Forum between the 8 am and 10:15 am services on Sunday, April 28, Sunday May 5th, and Sunday May 19th (May 12th is Contemporary Service Sunday).  The topic will be Welcoming and Church Growth.  This aspect of parish life is so very important for us as we are in transition and look to be informed and prepared for continuing growth and in anticipation of our permanent rector.  We are grateful that Father David is sharing this ministry gift with us as he will offer insight and information that can help us welcome newcomers, and outreach to current parishioners, at St. Edward’s.  We hope you will attend! 



BRING:  Your own table setting and a hot and cold dish (enough for 5 people) to share.  Please bring/make what makes you feel comfortable.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Meredith Westgate at 717-575-2119 or Amy Swiernik at 717-682-1827

We encourage all to attend!  It is a great relaxed way to get to know your fellow parishioners.  We are finished by 7:15 PM and home before dark!  Our dinner this past week brought together 40 parishioners and wonderful food.  It was a great gathering!

Did you know that St. Edward’s has a Facebook page?  Well we do!  And we are always looking for photos and information about the community of St. Edward’s.  From Praise Band to Choir, ALERT meetings to coffee hours, Sunday and Wednesday services, events we host or community outreach we engage in at St. Edward’s are great ways to let the wider community know who we are.  So, let’s spread the good word!  If you have a photo and information you would like posted, please submit to the parish office and it will be reviewed promptly by the rector and will be posted.

FOOD BANK NEWS: WE delivered 168 pounds of food in March.

Requested items:

Mac and Cheese

Canned:  Corn, Spinach, Beets

Canned:  Pears, Applesauce

Chicken Noodle Soup



Chunky Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Boxed Pasta

Beef Broth

Chicken Broth

Sweaty Sunday:  MAY 5TH after the 8 am & 10:15 am services

Wear your sweats and jeans to church and stay awhile to help with some spring clean-up outdoors & indoors. 

We will be raking, filing in a pothole, weeding, trimming, painting, window washing and whatever else needs to be done to spruce up our parish and beautify our grounds. 

Sign up sheet to help work and to bring a food item to share is in the parish hall on the coffee service table.  JOIN US!  THE MORE WE SHARE WE SHOW WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF FAITH!

Altar Guild: Bev Hess, Julie Hoff, Susan Landin, Mary Snyder

Coffee Hour:  8 AM – Gail and Richard Irons  10:15 AM – Could we please ask that hosts help the Anderson family with the 10:15 coffee hour. In honor of their daughter, Harper Olivia Anderson’s baptism, they will be helping with the coffee hour. . but they would like some assistance.  Thank you!!

There will be an Easter cake at both services.


7:30 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter


8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I

LEM/Reader:  Mark Jakiel

Ushers:  Herb Johnston and Larry Hess

10:15 AM – Festival Holy Eucharist Rite II with Baptism

LEMs:  1st:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann            2nd:  Amy Swiernik

Server:  Amy Swiernik    Crucifer:  Seth Hake   

Torches:  Maeve Milligan and Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1st: Kiki Davis-Brugmann      2nd:  Piper Brugmann

Ushers:  Tony Watts, Dominic Campagnola, Ellen Milligan, Lois Kronenwetter

Greeter: Dorris Smith



6:30 PM – N/A (PH)


7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Knit Wits (Lounge)


12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing


6:00 PM – Pilot Club (PH)

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal