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Worship at St. Edward’s: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8 – June 27, 2021

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Edward’s,

Father Rick and all of us at St. Edward’s welcome you to our Sunday worship, tomorrow, the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 8.  Whether you will be joining us in-person, or via our live stream on our St. Edward’s YouTube Channel, please know we are glad to be worshipping with you!  All of the important links you need to our YouTube channel and our Sunday service bulletins are listed below.

Here in June, as people around the world celebrate Pride Month, we give thanks for the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility that Pride represents. This Sunday we stand with our LGBTQIA brothers, sisters, and siblings as we commemorate the spirit of inclusion and hospitality that shows forth the love that we have for one another here at St. Edward’s.

As we continue to walk in that “more excellent” way commended to us by our Lord, may we keep in our hearts and minds what Jesus affirms: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

On this summer Saturday, we offer to you this prayer from page 828 in The Book of Common Prayer:

For the Future of the Human Race
O God our heavenly Father, you have blessed us and given us dominion over all the earth: Increase our reverence before the mystery of life; and give us new insight into your purposes for the human race, and new wisdom and determination in making provision for its future in accordance with your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest well.  Keep the faith. Journey in peace.


Click here to connect to the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8 service, June 27th, which will be live streamed at 10:15 AM on Sunday. 

Click here to download our 8:00 AM Rite I service bulletin for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8 service

Click here to download our 10:15 AM Rite II service bulletin for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 8 service

*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.  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

Parish News:

If there is someone from the 8 o’clock service who has started the coffee pots before, could you please help out by coming to church a bit early tomorrow and starting the coffee?  Christina is out of town this weekend and we could use some assistance!!  Thank you!

COFFEE HOUR IS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9-10 AM.  You will have the opportunity to pick up an FAQ sheet on coffee hour hosting and there will also be a sign-up sheet for July and August coffee hours.  You can also click the link below for sign-up and information!

Click here to connect to Google docs sign-up sheet and coffee hour information.

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.

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 thanks everyone for their generosity in donating books and funds to our books for prisoners collection. Father Rick will be blessing the books at our 10:15 AM service. The demonstration of love for our incarcerated brothers and sisters is a beautiful, and bountiful, grace.

St. Edward’s is offering a full complement of Adult Spiritual Formation.  Stay tuned, next week, for our updated summer information sheet. Please check your weekly emails which will have all the study details & Zoom invitation details.  You can always visit our Adult Spiritual Formation page by clicking here.

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:

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!

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.