Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,
Night & Day – St. Edward’s is a vibrant community filled with life, spiritual gifts, and love. Thanks be to God.
We gather tomorrow to celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5.
We invite you to join us, in the worship discipline you are comfortable with, in-person or livestream via our St. Edward’s YouTube channel.
As always, we welcome you for in-person worship! If you are at home, please know that we gather together, in community, for this Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5 service, and you will find all the necessary links to connect to our 10:15 AM Sunday service on the St. Edward’s YouTube channel, as well as the service bulletins, noted below.
I offer this passage for Saturday from the devotional, Earth Gospel, by Sam Hamilton Poore. It is under “Other Voices” which follows a pause for prayer and meditation following the Scripture readings for the evening. It is attributed to Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) who was a lay member of the Dominican Order. She is remembered on The Calendar of the Church Year on April 29th. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 20).
“The reason why God’s servants love [God’s] creatures so deeply is that they realize how deeply Christ loves them. And it is the very character of love to love what is loved by those we love.”
Be well. Keep the faith. Journey in peace.
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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. If you click on the bulletin links above, you will get a complete list of our weekly announcements on the last page of the bulletin. Stay tuned to our weekly emails and web site posts for updates on specific details. We invite you to celebrate with us, as a community of faith!
We are providing links, below, that may be helpful and informative to you.
Lancaster County, PA COVID-19 Hub
PA Department of Health
Vaccine Distribution Information PA DOH
Printed Scepters are in the narthex and parish hall.
Giant and SKH grocery cards are in your parish mailboxes. Thank you Carl and Carol Cotnoir for your ministry in organizing and distributing the cards each month! I love the once per month days you visit and bring your lunch and make a “date” of it!!!
COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM. Come early, stay late, but don’t miss out on our Coffee Hour fellowship. If you have ever been to a St. Edward’s coffee hour you know how much you have missed gathering. If you have never been to a St. Edward’s Coffee Hour. . .then please join us!!! They’re great, that’s all I can say!
Needle Arts Ministry to meet again!!!!
Each Tuesday afternoon at 1 pm this group will meet in the lounge area of the Christian Education wing at St. Edward’s. PLEASE JOIN US in this time of fellowship, learning, and listening to one another as we engage in all needle arts. . . from quilting and knitting, to crochet, cross stitch, to mending clothing. Whatever needle arts you engage in, you are WELCOME!
Please visit our Christian Formation page to explore the wonderful weekly lesson and activity postings for youth, from Leslie Arnold, Christian Formation ministry leader. Click here for the Christian Formation page.
Usher Update: We are seeking people who would like to be a part of this important ministry of hospitality at St. Edward’s. If you would like to learn more about joining this ministry for the 8 AM and/or the 10:15 AM services, please contact Buddy Yeager at: email@example.com
We are in need of an usher for the 8 AM service.
Click here to read a wonderful story in our local Townlively online publication regarding our upcoming blood drive and our books for prisoners project:
THANK YOU, to all in our St. Edward’s community and in our wider community who supported the first St. Edward’s blood drive event! Through your donations, and your volunteerism, today, at our Parish Hall donation site, we fulfilled a very successful donation collection! Our July Scepter will feature donation results and pictures of the day. And THANK YOU to the medical professionals who staff the blood drives and so carefully and lovingly take care of the donors!
Please continue your support of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. Requested items for the month of June: Canned fruit; Canned mixed vegetables; Canned garbanzo beans; 1 lb. packages of rice; 2 lb. packages of rice; Noodles; Boxed pasta; Pasta sauce; Cereal; Oatmeal (regular or quick NOT instant)
The Faith in Action committee asks for your help collecting some books for prisoners in Lancaster. An Episcopalian prison chaplain, Deacon Stacey Catigano, keeps a library for prisoners, and she could use some Bibles and other devotional or inspirational titles to circulate among prisoners. You can either donate books or money to buy them. Just drop off your donations in the narthex or make out a check to St. Edward’s with “books for prisoners” in the memo line. To learn more about this project, stop by the bookcase in the narthex and pick up a flyer and browse some of the books we have already collected. Let us show our love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters. You can also click here to see what kinds of books are needed.
Curious about becoming a prison ministry volunteer? If you feel God is calling you to prison ministry, please join a Zoom Q&A Meeting JUNE 6TH (TOMORROW)at 1 PM to learn more. The Rev. Stacey Catigano, Deacon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster will be the host. Please contact Deacon Stacey (717) 799 -9764 or email: Scatigano@gmail.com to sign up. View the information flyer by clicking here.
St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation. Click here for our Spring information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Join Zoom Meeting
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!