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Sunday Service Online – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23 – October 11, 2020

Dear friends of St. Edward’s,

We welcome you to online worship this weekend.

For those who feel comfortable with coming to church, we are fortunate to be able to hold in-person worship on Sundays at 8 AM – Rite I and 10:15 AM – Rite II. We hope that you will join us!  We continue to follow healthy practices for your comfort and safety and we are mindfully complying with mitigation efforts through the governor’s office, as well as our diocesan office.

Please know that we extend our warm invitation of worship to those in the wider community and those parishioners who are still at home, via YouTube Live, with our live streaming service each Sunday. We are one community of faith and we are worshipping together!

Click here to connect to our YouTube Channel to enjoy our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist Rite II LIVE at 10:15 AM on Sunday, October 11th.

We offer an opportunity for those viewing our online service to Donate to St. Edward’s via our Paypal link directly from our YouTube Channel.  On the St. Edward’s Channel Home Page, in the lower right corner of the image of our church is a “Donate to St. Edward’s” link.  You can also find it in the “About” section, just scroll down to “links” in that section.  We have installed it, tested it, and it works securely and wonderfully!

Click here to download the Sunday Service 10:15 AM bulletin – Rite II

If you prefer the said service of Rite I, we have provided our service bulletin for you to download and enjoy the service.

Click here to download the Sunday Service 8 AM bulletin – Rite I


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements that are in our paper bulletin on Sundays, that may be of interest to you, at home, regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and adult spiritual formation opportunities.

If you would like to reserve your tickets for our October 24th fundraiser, in person, at church, TOMORROW, we will have a table in the library area, after each service, to enable people to reserve ticket bundles for the raffle as well as reserve their boxed dinner.  Once you leave church, you can re-enter through the office wing door, and please have your checks made out in advance so that we can keep social distancing in place.  The fundraiser details can be found by clicking the link below. Here is a quick rundown of pricing:
$75/55 tickets
$55/40 tickets
$25/15 tickets
Boxed dinners $10/each

Checks made payable to St. Edward’s with memo line “October 24th fundraiser.” We will note this on a sheet to give to you to complete at home (after you review catalog selections) and then you can email your ticket selections, we will fill them out for you, and place them in the boxes of your choosing.  We have surpassed our 50% goal and are looking to raise an additional $1,850 to reach 100%.  Help us make this ONLY FUNDRAISER, for 2020, at St. Edward’s a success!

LINK TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE ST. EDWARD’S FALL FUNDRAISER BY CLICKING HERE



Welcome to our new feature, Congregational Care!  Each Saturday, we will include in our messages any submissions we receive from our parish community, in your willingness to share prayer requests or news about yourselves or your family.  At the wonderful suggestion of Libby Sternberg, we believe this outreach to be incredibly important to keep our spiritual connections to our Lord, and to each other, alive!  Please submit your “news” to the parish office by Friday of each week and we will feature it in the Saturday email, bringing it to our hearts and minds in our Sunday prayers.

“Dear Father of all, make me a human channel through which, as far as I am able, your divine love and pity may reach the hearts and lives of some of those who are nearest to me.  Amen.”

– A Diary of Private Prayer, John Baillie

 

For this week, Matthew & Libby Sternberg share the following news:  The Sternbergs are happy to report that their one-year-old granddaughter had successful cleft palate surgery recently and is now home with her parents and siblings in Spokane, WA doing well.  She can eat baby food and has said “Daddy” for the first time, due to the repair.

Thought for today, and every day:



If you would like to take a survey to help us determine how we may move forward with our Jesse Tree initiative this year, please click here.


Join us, at St. Edward’s, and with our convocation churches, for wonderful offerings, each week, of prayer and adult spiritual formation, via Zoom. Join in, anytime!  Click here to learn more.

We have an additional course offering from our friends at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy that may be of interest to people.  The details are below.  Please email stlukesmountjoy@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations—just by changing the way you spoke?

Course details:  Wed October 14, 21, 28  @ 12 noon.
There are four sessions of  60-90 minutes each, via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241283345

The session will be recorded, in case you cannot attend live. Please contact the office for the link to the recording.

Course objectives:

  • Identify the four steps of the Nonviolent Communication process
  • Employ the four-step process in every dialogue you engage in
  • Utilize empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions
  • Discover how to overcome the blocks to compassion and open to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • Observations, feelings, needs, and requests—how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
  • Overcoming the blocks to compassion—and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s during this time. 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.  We have had several people engage with this newly installed Paypal giving button with great success, so please consider that as an easy way to support St. Edward’s.

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.

To learn more about St. Edward’s, please click our website, YouTube, or Facebook icons at the bottom of this email.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

St. Edward’s 2020 Fundraiser Is Here!

MAKE THIS THE BEST FUNDRAISER EVER!!

Click the link below to view the catalog and make your selections.  We are $1,850 from meeting our 100% fundraising goal of $4,500 and we have 9 days left!

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

This catalog/program is all you will need to learn how to buy ticket bundles for our basket raffle; view and make your notations for the incredible basket lineup we have for this year;  how to order/pay for your boxed dinner; and where to tune in on our YouTube Channel for our St. Edward’s most awesome variety show/raffle drawing ever, on October 24th at 4:30 PM!  Why is it awesome?  Because your participation helps the ministry of St. Edward’s and it provides light and life to all of us during this time of Covidtide. So, as youshelter in peace remember to always walk in love and we look forward to inviting all, whether you are a St. Edward’s parishioner, or a member of our wider community, to participate in our ONLY fundraising event for 2020.

Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items run through Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM

Sunday Service Online – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22 – October 4, 2020

Dear friends of St. Edward’s,

We welcome you to online worship this weekend.

For those who feel comfortable with coming to church, we are fortunate to be able to hold in-person worship on Sundays at 8 AM – Rite I and 10:15 AM – Rite II. We hope that you will join us!  We continue to follow healthy practices for your comfort and safety and we are mindfully complying with mitigation efforts through the governor’s office, as well as our diocesan office.

Please know that we extend our warm invitation of worship to those in the wider community and those parishioners who are still at home, via YouTube Live, with our live streaming service each Sunday. We are one community of faith and we are worshipping together!

Click here to connect to our YouTube Channel to enjoy our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist Rite II LIVE at 10:15 AM on Sunday, October 4th.

A new feature on our YouTube Channel:  We offer an opportunity for those viewing our online service to Donate to St. Edward’s via our Paypal link directly from our YouTube Channel.  On the St. Edward’s Channel Home Page, in the lower right corner of the image of our church is a “Donate to St. Edward’s” link.  You can also find it in the “About” section, just scroll down to “links” in that section.  We have installed it, tested it, and it works securely and wonderfully!

Click here to download the Sunday Service 10:15 AM bulletin – Rite II

If you prefer the said service of Rite I, we have provided our service bulletin for you to download and enjoy the service.

Click here to download the Sunday Service 8 AM bulletin – Rite I


We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you important announcements that are in our paper bulletin on Sundays, that may be of interest to you, at home, regarding upcoming events, as well as prayer and adult spiritual formation opportunities.

If you would like to reserve your tickets for our October 24th fundraiser, in person, at church on Sundays, we will have a table in the library area, after each service, to enable people to reserve ticket bundles for the raffle as well as reserve their boxed dinner.  Once you leave church, you can re-enter through the office wing door, and please have your checks made out in advance so that we can keep social distancing in place.  The fundraiser details can be found by clicking the link below. Here is a quick rundown of pricing:
$75/55 tickets
$55/40 tickets
$25/15 tickets
Boxed dinners $10/each

Checks made payable to St. Edward’s with memo line “October 24th fundraiser.” We will note this on a sheet to give to you to complete at home (after you review catalog selections) and then you can email your ticket selections, we will fill them out for you, and place them in the boxes of your choosing.  Our ambitious goal this year is $4,500, as this is our ONLY fundraising event.  We have achieved 12% of our goal, so far, and we have 3 Sundays left.  Please join us in making this a St. Edward’s success.


LINK ME TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE ST. EDWARD’S FALL FUNDRAISER BY CLICKING HERE


The October Scepter is online and in print!  Click here to download the online version.  Thank you, Mac Miller, for putting together such a great publication each month!

The Stauffers grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes.  It appears Giant is taking longer in their fulfillment times, so those will not be in until next week.  Starting with the November 1st order, we will adjust our order time so that we order 2 weeks ahead of the first Sunday in order to meet our normal delivery time to you!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you would like to take a survey to help us determine how we may move forward with our Jesse Tree initiative this year, please click here.


Join us, at St. Edward’s, and with our convocation churches, for wonderful offerings, each week, of prayer and adult spiritual formation, via Zoom. Join in, anytime!  Click here to learn more.

We have an additional course offering from our friends at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy that may be of interest to people.  The details are below.  Please email stlukesmountjoy@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations—just by changing the way you spoke?

Course details:  Wed October 7, 14, 21, 28  @ 12 noon.
There are four sessions of  60-90 minutes each, via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241283345

The session will be recorded, in case you cannot attend live. Please contact the office for the link to the recording.

Course objectives:

  • Identify the four steps of the Nonviolent Communication process
  • Employ the four-step process in every dialogue you engage in
  • Utilize empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions
  • Discover how to overcome the blocks to compassion and open to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • Observations, feelings, needs, and requests—how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
  • Overcoming the blocks to compassion—and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions

Besides prayers, calls, cards and emails, there is one more thing you can do to support St. Edward’s during this time. 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.  We have had several people engage with this newly installed Paypal giving button with great success, so please consider that as an easy way to support St. Edward’s.

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.

To learn more about St. Edward’s, please click our website, YouTube, or Facebook icons at the bottom of this email.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

St. Edward’s Thursday Message – October 1st

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.


Our theme, this year, for the St. Edward’s Talent Show, Boxed Take-Out Dinner & Basket Raffle is:


Our Virtual Fundraiser is here!  Click the link below to view our catalog that has instructions on how to order our boxed dinners, how to order ticket bundles for our wonderful baskets, as well as how the raffle will work this year, and when/where to tune into our October 24th Variety Show.  It seems like it is a loooonnnggg time away, but we know these days in Covidtide go by very quickly, so reserve your tickets now!  We will be drawing the basket winners on October 20th and they will be revealed during the variety show.  Our goal, this year, is to make it simple and FUN for everyone, so if you have questions or need a printed catalog sent to you to participate, please contact the parish office.

Our fundraising goal for this year is $4,500.  We’re pleased that in our first 5 days we are at 12% of our goal, but we would be remiss if we did not mention that 100% would be a wonderful thing to achieve!  So, we hope you will participate and pass it on to friends and family.  The “silver lining” is the wonderful opportunity we have, this year, for ALL to participate with dinners, raffle, and the show, because it is online.  So, join us!

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG


Tomorrow is the Blessing of the Animals at St. Thomas!  It promises to be a crisp, sunny afternoon and early evening!  Let’s support our sister parishes and be in community, outdoors, enjoying nature and each other’s fellowship.

Don’t forget the incredible Blessing of the Animals that will happen at St. Thomas, FRIDAY, October 2nd at 6:00 PM. Click here for details.

Hempfield Area Food Pantry:   Here is a wish list of current food items for October:

Cereal, spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 pound packages of rice, canned pears, instant oatmeal, boxed pasta, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.

Scepter will be out this Sunday.

Grocery cards will be in your parish mailboxes by Sunday.

Please connect via this link to refresh yourself regarding monthly adult spiritual formation, that include the first Saturday of the month Taize service sponsored by St. Luke’s, Mt. Joy.


Please take the time to click the link below and complete a brief survey regarding our Jesse Tree Project this year.  We thank Leslie Arnold for compiling this survey so that we may continue this very important social outreach initiative for our wider community.

JESSE TREE SURVEY 2020


October is an exceptional month as we have two full moons

October 2020 is a “Blue Moon” month with two full Moons. The first full Moon is on October 1st. The second, a so-called “Blue Moon,” occurs on October 31st. In recent years, people have been using the name Blue Moon for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. An older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season.

Continue reading below for the details for our Friday and Saturday worship and fellowship activities.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

Michelle


Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 2nd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom
Please join us for this informative and spiritual time together.  This week, we will finish our discussion about our Book of Common Prayer (Chapter 2 of Walk in Love).  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 2nd 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 if you  would like 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

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 844 7970 9447

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Friday Evening Prayer is cancelled for this week, due to The Blessing of the Animals service.  But, please mark your calendars for next Friday, October 9th  at 7:00 pm.

Our Saturday Social Coffee Hour is taking a brief hiatus for the month of October.  But, we will return with a new offering on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM.  Stay tuned for more information towards the end of October.

St. Edward’s Monday Message – September 28th

Dear friends and parishioners,

A Collect for Guidance from The Book of Common Prayer
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May you be filled with peace, faith, and love in all ways, and in all your days of this week.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep the faith.

– Michelle

In case you missed our Sunday service!


We just tallied up the most recent donation, made possible through the generous spirit of St. Edward’s parishioners and friends and we are sending HAFP a check for $1,840 this week, as well as a Stauffers gift card.  Since our outreach, during this Covidtide, we have collected $4,315 in monetary donations that have been sent to HAFP.  Such an expression of love.  Please continue to support the Hempfield Area Food Pantry with monetary donations and food items.  Below is a new “wish list” of food items for October:

Cereal, spam, prune juice, chicken and beef broth, large peanut butter, large jelly, 2 pound packages of rice, canned pears, instant oatmeal, boxed pasta, cream of celery soup, and cream of chicken soup.

It is here!  Our 2020 VIRTUAL Fundraiser!  By clicking the link below, you will be taken to our catalog, which you can view on your computer, your mobile phone, download as a pdf to keep on your desktop, or print individual pages, if you would like.

Click this link:

2020 ST. EDWARD’S FUNDRAISER CATALOG

Please share this with your friends and family.  These are wonderful items for raffle this year and all to raise money for the ministry of St. Edward’s .  As our ONLY fundraiser for 2020, our fundraising success to meet our goal of $4,500 depends on your support!

This catalog/program is all you will need to learn how to buy ticket bundles for our basket raffle; view and make your notations for the incredible basket lineup we have for this year;  how to order/pay for your boxed dinner; and where to tune in on our YouTube Channel for our St. Edward’s most awesome variety show/raffle drawing ever, on October 24th at 4:30 PM!  Why is it awesome?  Because your participation helps the ministry of St. Edward’s and it provides light and life to all of us during this time of Covidtide. So, as you “shelter in peace remember to always walk in love and we look forward to inviting all, whether you are a St. Edward’s parishioner, or a member of our wider community, to participate in this wonderful fundraising event for 2020.

Please note these important dates on your calendars so you do not miss out! 

Ticket sales for catalog items start Monday, September 28th and run through Monday October 19th.

Boxed dinners must be reserved by Friday, October 16th.

Event will be featured on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM


MINISTRY, WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK
Wednesday Noonday Service of Healing – Wednesday, September 30th

Please enter through the parish hall doors. Masks are required. We have put in place healthy practices for your comfort and safety.

Wednesday Evening, September 30th – 6:30 PM Contemporary Bible Study
Led by Bill and Yvonne Gasperetti via Zoom.  Please email Bill or Yvonne if you would like to participate.

Friday, October 2nd,  Lunch & Learn Adult Spiritual Formation – 12 Noon – 1 PM
Join us for this series led by Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus.  Scroll down to download the handout for Friday’s session and to note the Zoom meeting join information.

Friday Evening Prayer – October 2nd
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.
Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86327105082
Join Code:  863 2710 5082

 


Friday Lunch & Learn:  October 2nd 12 Noon – 1 PM via Zoom

We continue with Session Two, with the Book of Common Prayer and our text, Walk in Love. As you read your text this week, and review Bob’s handout, we hope you will find a few extra minutes to explore and make notes and observations that can be shared with the group, as we take this journey towards a deeper understanding of our Episcopal Identity & Faith, together, in community. Attendance at every session is not required.

Handout for this Friday Session Click here.

We encourage you to have your Book of Common Prayer for each session and the text, Walk In Love is optional, but can be ordered at forwardmovement.org or by contacting the parish office (we have copies on hand).  If you do not have a copy of the BCP on hand, this link will give you the downloadable pdf.

Each week, we will provide a hand out in these Monday emails that you can download and review prior to the Friday session.

With Peace,
Father Rick, Bob Mosebach, and Wanda Stoltzfus

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 844 7970 9447

Passcode: 228332

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 844 7970 9447

Passcode: 228332

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbq2eaazXj