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STEDY, February 23, 2017

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 It is probably no mystery that the favorite substitute teacher in my elementary school was also the oldest. A retired archaeologist and deep lover of history, he had long claimed the name Bunker Hill. He was…

LAST EPIPHANY: THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION | Liturgy & Music

February 26th, 2017 Preacher: Canon Doug Edwards+ Celebrant: Canon George Woodward+ Prelude: “Aria” – J.S. Bach Processional #401: “The God Of Abraham Praise” Gloria Hymn #460: “Alleluia, Sing To Jesus” verse one only Gradual Hymn #129: “Christ Upon The Mountain Peak” Offertory: “Here I Am Lord” – Daniel Schutte I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard My people cry.…

ST. EDMUND’S NURSERY SCHOOL – ENROLLMENT ALERT

Nursery School enrollment for the 2017 – 2018 school year begins January 23rd through February 6 for all priority families (parishioners, returning families and alumni). All applications are due back Monday, February 6 with a $50 non-refundable application fee in order to secure a spot for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Visit the SENS…

CRISTOSAL – Rector concludes VP position

Canon George Woodward concluded a decade of service as the Vice-President of Cristosal, a Church affiliated Human Rights organization working in El Salvador and Central America. Meeting in San Salvador February 1 – 6, the Cristosal Board established the Rev’d Canon George Woodward Operating Fund in his honor, with many Dioceses, Bishops, Clergy and Laity contributing…to Woodward’s complete surprise. Parishioner Gail Rolfe…

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – Ms. Darlene Porter

HEAD OF SCHOOL, Ms. Darlene Porter, announces her retirement, with intent to assist in transition in all ways desired. Ms. Porter began teaching at St. Edmund’s in 1993 following the graduation of her youngest daughter from St. Edmund’s Nursery School. She holds a BA in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and was called by the Rector to be…

STEDY, February 15, 2017

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 “You are Special” by Max Lucado is the book I will be reading to the nursery school this month. The students will hear about small wooden people called Wemmicks who spend their day sticking stars or…

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY | Liturgy & Music

February 19th, 2017 Preacher: Canon Woodward+ Celebrant: Canon Smythe Prelude: “Pastorale” – Richard Shephard Processional #637: “How Firm A Foundation” Gloria Hymn #592: “Teach Me My God And King” verse one only Gradual Hymn #603: “When Christ Was Lifted From The Earth” Offertory: “Great Is The Lord” – Cooper – Angell Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his…

INITIATIVE – Establishing the Next 75 Years of Mission & Ministry

As our Parish goal of establishing six million dollars in True Endowment, whilst eliminating our debt, unfolds, I am pleased to report that $60,000 of unrestricted gifts have been quietly received, with additional 75 Initiative commitments determined. ROTH IRAs may be given in their entirety, or by percentage (as I have designated in my personal beneficiary instructions). TRUST documents may allocate to…

THE RECTOR’S CROSS 2017 – Ms. Sylvia Smythe

The Rector’s Cross (a lapel pin for men and a necklace for women) is comprised of the Crown of St. Edmund in white gold on a small gold Cross, awarded annually by the Rector for distinguished service to St. Edmund’s Parish. Ms. Sylvia Smythe re-invigorated our Edmund Bell Choir in 2009, adding ranks and members to this fine component of parish musical…