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St. Edward’s Weekly Email: August 14 – August 23, 2019

 

Dear Parishioners,

In late spring we had a Sunday adult class at 9:15 on the topic of  inviting, welcoming and incorporating new members into St. Edward’s. Since then many of those who attended the class have continued to meet with me occasionally in between services to discuss and implement some simple and easy ideas to improve our welcome this summer.

I am pleased to announce that we have now converted these informal gatherings into an official New Member Ministry Committee. Mike Patrone and Mary Snyder have agreed to serve as co-chairs. Look for more news in the coming weeks and months as this committee gets organized. If you are interested in serving on this committee but have not attended any of the previous gatherings, please express your interest to me.

David +

EPISCOPAL HOME LIST OF PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

We will keep the bin in the narthex for collection through THIS SUNDAY, August 18th.  Your donations are important to us and can help make a resident’s day better and brighter. If you wish to donate items, we are in need of the following items:

Depends Undergarments (women’s M, L, XL)

Disposable Bed Underpads

Toothpaste

Dove Soap

Toothbrushes

Mouthwash (personal size)

Glue Sticks

Adult Coloring Books (simple designs/pictures)

Nail Polish (clear and light colors)

Word Search Books (not crossword)

Diabetic Candy (individually wrapped)

Bingo Prizes

We are inviting all youth and families to join us for a fun day at Camp Mount Luther see details below!

Saturday August 24th  10:00 to 4:00 – Camp Mt. Luther

355 Mt Luther Ln, Mifflinburg, PA 17844

Join our very own Bishop Scanlan for a fun family and youth day.  We will be enjoying a day together to meet other families and youth from our Diocese.  There will be activities all day, such as hikes, ropes courses, and games, ending with worship.  Please plan to join us for a fun day. 

Schedule:

10:00 AM Welcome and Song

10:30 Bible Study

11:30:  Ropes Course

1:00 Picnic Lunch

2:00 Holy Hike with the Bishop

3:30 Worship and Dismissal

Cost:  $10.00 offering per youth and/or family

Check out Camp Mt. Luther   https://www.campmountluther.org/

BASKET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS:  WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CRAFT BASKETS FOR OUR 2019 BASKET AUCTION!  PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT BULLETIN FOR DETAILS AND THERE IS ALSO THE SIGN UP SHEET AND INFORMATION ON THE PARISH HALL COFFEE TABLE.  WE HAVE A GREAT EVENT PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 5TH WITH TICKET SALES AND BASKET AUCTION KICK-OFF ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.  HAVE FUN AND HELP US HAVE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BASKET EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MINISTRY OF ST. EDWARD’S.  YOU HAVE THE MONTH OF AUGUST TO CREATE YOUR BASKETS! WE ARE IN NEED OF 5 MORE BASKETS!

Search Committee Prayer

Dear God, Heavenly Father,

You have blessed the St. Edward’s faith community ever since you formed it in 1981. We give thanks to those who started this faith community, including some who are faithful even now. During this transition, lead us by the Holy Spirit as we follow the true path to a new rector. Bless all those who serve as leaders during this interim period. Provide our congregation with avenues to participate in the search process, since we are one body in Christ.  May the peace of the Lord nourish us in our faith journey as we deepen our appreciation of each other and our calling to be in community. 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

Altar Guild: Susan Landin, Barbara Schultz, Dorris Smith

Coffee Hour:  8 AM – Stephen & Catherine Donohue    10:15 AM – The Lynch Family

**This Thursday and Friday – Parish Office Closed

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I

LEM/Reader: Lucetta Kiefer

Ushers:  Karen Grant and Bev Achey

Greeter: June Klemm

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Seth Hake

Acolytes:  Server:  Camille Horine       Crucifer:  Braden Newsome

Readers:  1st:  Braden Newsome     2nd:  Brian Newsome

Ushers:  Sam Fleming and Bob Young

Greeter:  Susan Campagnola

MONDAY, AUGUST 19th

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th

7:00 PM – ALERT (PH)

7:00 PM – Evening Knit Wits (Lounge)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing