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St. Edward’s Weekly Email: February 15 – February 21, 2019

St. Edward’s Search Committee Prayer:

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of St. Edward’s. 

Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.

We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our spiritual leader, that we may receive an upright and faithful shepherd, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries.

Grant us perception, faithfulness, and joy so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations.  Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process.  Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.

Come Holy Spirit.

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The St. Edward’s Annual Meeting and Breakfast will be on Sunday, February 17th.  We will hold one service (Rite II) at 9 AM followed by the breakfast and meeting at 10:30 AM.   Any time we have the opportunity to share fellowship is an important time to be together in our community of faith.  But, this year is especially important, during our transition, as there will be important updates and presentations, times to meet your Search Committee and Vestry representatives and ask questions, vote on vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates, here updates on our financial health of the parish, and perhaps make connections to new ministries you may be interested in joining.  Do not miss this once-a-year event!! 

FOOD BANK NEWS:

We dropped off 318 pounds of food for January 2019.  That was a record amount!

In 2018, St. Edward’s donated 1,629 pounds of food to the food pantry.

Requested items for February:

Jelly

Cereal 

Syrup

Pancake mix

Mac/Cheese 

SCEPTER DUE DATE FOR ARTICLES:  Due to Michelle being away, the due date for articles, pictures and announcements for the March Scepter will be February 27th. The March Scepter will be available March 10th instead of March 3rd.

ADULT FELLOWSHIP

WHAT:  A “TIME CHANGE”  Party!    Celebrate the day that Daylight Savings Time begins (and hopefully get ready for Spring!)

WHEN:  Sunday, March 10, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Dorris Smith’s house, 3130 Briarwood Blvd. (in West Hempfield)

BRING:  Some “nibblies”:  cheese spread, cheese ball,  dips, etc.

SNOW DATE:  Sunday, March 24, 4:00 p.m.

RESPOND TO:  Dorris Smith, 285-5157

Altar Guild: Gail Irons and Barb Jakiel

Annual Meeting Breakfast:  Don’t forget to bring in your food item!  Please drop it off in the kitchen prior to the 9:00 AM service and let us know if it needs warming in the oven. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II

LEM:  Camille Horine

Server:  Kiki Davis-Brugmann      Crucifer:  Piper Brugmann

Readers:  1st:  Patrick Ishler     2nd:  Susan Landin

Ushers:  Carl Cotnoir and John Meyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th

6:30 PM – N/A (PH)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th

7:00 PM – LCS Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

7:00 PM – Knit Wits (Lounge)

7:00 PM – ALERT Meeting (PH)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st

7:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal

 **PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 23RD – MARCH 2ND