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Sunday Online Worship at St. Edward’s: Last Sunday after the Epiphany – February 14, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

We welcome you to our online worship and ministry offerings for this Sunday, the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.  All essential links are noted below. 

I prayerfully request that we continue to refrain from gathering with other parishioners in public groups, particularly in restaurants, indoor spaces, or even outdoors without masks. COVID-19 is not a hoax.  We are all in this together, and honoring our parish community, by complying with the recommendations set forth during this time, conveys our love for God in Christ, the members of our parish family, and the wider community.

Here are two links that may be helpful:

Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub

PA Department of Health

Father Rick +


As we plan our celebrations for Valentine’s Day, let us not forget, on this special day, that genuine love, the love that truly lifts up and celebrates, is a kind and selfless love of one human being for another.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

We continue to offer our love and support to Rayelenn, Emily, and Elizabeth by staying in touch with cards and letters of comfort.

Mrs. Rayelenn Sparks Casey
429 Camp Meeting Road
Landisville, PA 17538

Please contact the parish office for the addresses of Emily Casey and Elizabeth Casey Stauffer. 

We leave you with this passage from 1 John 4:12

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

And we pray:  For Clergy and People 

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, and other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Be well.  Stay safe.  Keep the faith.

Michelle

Sunday Service Information:

Click here to connect to the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 14th, which will be live streamed at 10:00 AM on Sunday.  

Click here to download our service bulletin for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.

*If you enjoy the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube channel, and you have a Gmail or YouTube account, the next time you tune in, please click the red SUBSCRIBE button on the home page to be included as a subscriber to St. Edward’s!  We would welcome the support and we will not generate any unwanted notifications to you.  Become a part of our St. Edward’s community!   Thank you to those who have subscribed! 


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and adult spiritual formation opportunities.

We continue to honor the guidance delivered by our bishop, as well as our love of God in Christ, to care for one another, by remaining socially distanced, and refrain from in-person worship and gathering.  There are many opportunities for us to worship, and perform ministry, in community, in other ways, during this continued Covidtide. Please see a listing below and stay tuned to our weekly emails, web site posts, and Sunday bulletins for updates on specific details, as we are updated, with times and links. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!

Virtual Coffee Hour this Sunday, February 14th, from 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM, on Zoom. Hosted by Christina McLaughlin. Let us share our fellowship with one another during our extended Covidtide. The Zoom join code and pass code are in your Saturday email.

Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. Let us continue our tradition of generosity for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Souls 4 Souls: St. Edward’s will be participating in a shoe drive with Saint John’s of Lancaster during the Lenten season. Starting Ash Wednesday, February 17 through Palm Sunday, March 28th parishioners are invited to donate used shoes. The shoes can be lightly used to falling apart. Collection boxes will be placed in the sanctuary. Please tie any laced shoes together and rubber and other types. There is also a need for shipping boxes approximately the size of an office paper box. Any questions can be directed to the Social Outreach Ministry (Lynch’s, Milligan’s, Ishler’s, Peg Reiley, or Leslie Arnold.)

Articles, announcements, and pictures for the March Scepter are due Saturday, February 20th. Please send items to HJ_Miller@outlook.com

Please prayerfully consider supporting the Altar Flower ministry. We are seeking 10 commitments complete our 2021 calendar. The responsive generosity has been so wonderful and we thank you for your faithfulness in keeping this ministry in place. Please contact the parish office with questions on how to donate and submit your remembrance.

Our Monday email details ALL parish business items including: The posting of bios for our vestry nominees and details surrounding our March 4th Annual Meeting – a very important event in the life of St. Edward’s.

Please come by St. Edward’s Monday – Wednesday, 11 AM – 3 PM to pick up ashes, consecrated wafers, Scepters, New 2021 Parish Directories, Lenten Mediations, etc.

Ash Wednesday service will be live streamed at Noon on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel. Please look for a special email on TUESDAY, 02/16 with links.

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation which continues through Lent! We are also fortunate to present worship and formation offerings, during Lent, by our sister parish, St. Luke’s, Mount Joy, as well as a collaborative Stations of The Cross, which we will feature on the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel after Ash Wednesday. Please look for details in the Monday/Thursday emails. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.

Bible Study: Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: For questions, please contact Bob Mosebach at rcmosebach@comcast.net or Leslie Arnold at larnold897@aol.com.

Lunch & Learn: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices: Fridays from 12 Noon – 1 PM led by Bob Mosebach

Friday Evening Prayer: Each Friday at 7:00 PM hosted by Patrick and Dina Ishler

Sunday Evening Prayer: Each Sunday at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested can send Br. David Rutledge an email to be put on an email distribution list: drutledge1225@gmail.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95355083080 Meeting ID: 953 5508 3080

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s. Please keep up-to-date with your pledge or regular contribution.  Pledges/giving can be mailed to the church, and we also have an easy-to-use “Give to St. Edward’s” button on our website that links to our secure Paypal page, as well as a “Donate” button on our YouTube Channel home page.

To assist parishes, the diocese has set up online giving for each parish.  If you feel comfortable making your weekly giving or pledge donation in this manner (it is a secure giving tool), simply go to the diocesan web site, click on the tab up top and it will take you to a page where you can scroll down, find St. Edward’s, and continue with making your contribution!  Thank you for maintaining your faithfulness through your financial stewardship!

Click here if you would like to donate online through the diocesan portal. You will scroll down to find St. Edward’s under Lancaster. The portal is a secure giving site.