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St. Edward’s is Alive. . . In so many ways. . .

Join us in worship on Sundays for our live streaming services, via St. Edward’s YouTube Live Channel, as well as stay informed in our Monday, Thursday, and Saturday Messages from St. Edward’s we post on our website (under “recent posts and news”).

We are all in this together!

The Way of the Cross/Lent 2021: The Reverend Dr. Rick Bauer, St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster and The Reverend Ingrid Andersen, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mount Joy, welcome you to our combined presentation of the Way of the Cross. We extend a warm invitation to our parishioners, and to those in the wider community, to participate in this weekly devotion on Fridays during the season of Lent. We thank Edward Webber for his wonderful artwork, capturing each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. It is our sincere hope that this will serve as an invitation to prayer and contemplation as we continue to worship from our homes. You can also click here for the service and service pdf:

The Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross pdf

Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021 – 12 Noon

Join St. Edward’s, Lancaster and St. Luke’s, Mount Joy as we celebrate, together, our Ash Wednesday liturgy, from St. Edward’s, live streamed, via our YouTube channel.  The Reverend Dr. Rick Bauer will be celebrating, with The Reverend Ingrid Andersen preaching.

Join our service by tuning into the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel (click here).

We will be offering special cards, with the cross drawn from ashes blessed for Ash Wednesday and noted with the prayer that is said during the imposition of ashes, from The Book of Common Prayer. We will also offer small containers of blessed ashes for those who would like to self-impose the ashes, at home, during the noonday service.  These items will be available for pick-up on February 15th and February 17th from 11 AM at St. Edward’s.   

Please join us, as Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church has invited sister parishes to an Ash Wednesday service of Loss and Lament
Time: Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Stay connected to St. Edward’s for information about Lenten offerings during our 40 days of reflection, meditation, prayer, fasting, & acts of charity and kindness.

SUNDAY SERVICES – During this covidtide, we are currently offering virtual services on Sunday at 10:00 AM, via our YouTube Channel. We will keep you updated, as we are informed by our Bishop, as to when we will be commencing in-person worship in 2021. 

Stay well.  Be safe.  Keep the faith.

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When we resume service and gatherings, post-covidtide, these are our service times:

8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I – In-person worship held during covidtide.

10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II – In-person and St. Edward’s YouTube channel live streaming service held during covidtide.

Children’s Nursery – 9:05 – 11:15 am ( Sundays for Children up to Age 4 ) – For the safety of our small children, and our nursery caregivers, during covidtide, we will not have our nursery available. 

Suspended for in-person worship until further notice.

WEDNESDAY SERVICES – Join us for our noonday service of healing, communion (in one kind) and meditation, held in our Chapel space, in the parish hall wing.  During this covidtide, please make certain you wear your mask, as we maintain all health and safety protocols established by the diocese and our state government.

12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing

FRIDAY EVENING PRAYER Click here for our flier to download

Please join us for our virtual service of Evening Prayer, on Zoom, commencing every Friday at 7:00 pm, led by our choir director, Patrick Ishler.

Ever wonder, what is Evening Prayer in the Episcopal Church?  Here is a little history from library:

One of the principal Daily Offices. Evening Prayer has been the title for the Evening Office in Anglican worship since the 1552 revision of the Prayer Book. Evening Prayer may begin with an opening sentence of scripture and with the confession of sin. The Invitatory may include the canticle Phos Hilaron, an ancient hymn praising Christ at the lighting of lamps at sunset. The office continues with a selection from the Psalter, readings from scripture followed by canticles (typically the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, a set of suffrages, one or more collects, and the dismissal.  Evening Prayer may also include an office hymn or anthem, the General Thanksgiving, a Prayer of St. Chrysostom, and a concluding sentence of scripture.

We invite you to end your week with the experience of Evening Prayer.  By simply clicking on the link below and adding the join code, you will be engaged in the service with ease.

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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:

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2020 Christmas Eve and Christmastide services at St. Edward’s

Click here to view St. Edward’s Christmas Eve service:  The Feast of the Incarnation

Click here to view the Service of Lessons and Carols from our own Lancaster Convocation

Click here to view the wonderful music of the Central PA Episcopal Collaborative Choir