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At St. Edward the Confessor, we are community: where ALL are welcomed, ALL are fed, and ALL are loved, and we seek and serve Christ in each other by engaging with the community we live in through outreach.

This Sunday’s Readings| September 19, 2021, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Track 1 or Track 2
Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37
  Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
or Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 54
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37
James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.
Quote of the week:
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky. – Hafiz
 

 
Brothers and Sisters,

 
This past Sunday Gathring Sunday was absolutely beautiful it was wonderful to see friends and to share the Eucharist.  
 
I am so happy to share that we will have our new parking lot put in (weather permitting) September 28 and 29.  During this time the parking lot will be closed but will be ready for church on October 3. 
 
New Deacon—I am so happy to have Deacon Chip join us here at St. Edwards.  Deacon Chip is from our parish and I am so glad he is returning to us.  He will be working both here at St. Edwards (mostly Sunday duties) and the rest of his time he will be serving as one of the Archdeacons for the Diocese.  
 
Season of Discernment—Following the events of the last 18 months both Chip and I feel it is appropriate to enter into a season of discernment for our community.  We will be looking at all aspects of our community and focusing our questions around Why St. Edwards? We will be looking at what we do as a community, why we are here as well as looking at the more practical questions about logistics of when we have services, and how we work to keep our community functioning.  
 
Parish Events Schedule—With the uncertainty of the Delta variant you will notice that our schedule looks smaller than what it has in the past.  We will be continuing to monitor developments and need to make changes as they are needed.  
 
Service Times—We have had some discussion about the 8:00 am service and if we should return to having two services.  At this time we have decided that we will continue with the one service at 10:00 am and that during this time of discernment we will hold listening sessions to hear people’s feelings about our service time. 
Spiritual Autobiography Sharing—We are inviting you to join us to share your spiritual journey with our community.  This will allow us to be able to learn more about each other.  If you would like to share your story please let me know. 
 
Community Breakfasts—Deacon Chip will be leading community breakfast in those months that have five Sundays our first one will be October 31.  This is a great way to have community fellowship.
 
House Mass—House masses are a wonderful way for us to connect on a small group level.  If you are comfortable hosting a house mass please let me know so we can get it scheduled. 
 



 

Change to Building Use Policy—As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to surge I have had to make a decision about our building use policy.  While we are outdoors masks are not required for those who are immunized but required for those who are not.  If we gather indoors masks will be required no matter a persons vaccination status.  
 
Sunday Worship—IN PERSON & VIRTUAL OUTDOOR SERVICE   We will plan to hold in person worship in the parking lot under the tents for the time being.  Our preacher this Sunday will be our own Timothy Williams!!  Here is the link to this weeks bulletin.  
 
http://stedwards-mn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9-19-2021-Pentecost-17.pdf 
 
 
I would love to come visit you.  We have spent the last year and a half separated from each other and I would love to come out for a visit and catch up.  I can bring communion, coffee or just me for a visit and conversation.  If you would like a visit please contact me. 
 
Topic: Sunday Morning Worship
Time: September 19, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Lectors for Services
22-Aug Judy Starkey Audra Rudys
29-Aug Timothy Williams Ellen Williams
5-Sept Lese Wright Judy Starkey
12-Sept Maryann Raymond Steve Anderson
19-Sept Kate May Audra Rudys
26-Sept Timothy Williams Ellen Williams
3-Oct Maryann Raymond Steve Anderson
 
  
More Lectors Needed—if you would like to be a lector please let me know.  
 


Clean Up and Reorganization—This past couple of months we were able to clean out and reorganize our gathering space.  As we are preparing to return to our indoor worship space we really need to do a deep clean and reorganization of our sanctuary, flower room, and sacristy.  We have so much stuff that has not been utilized for some time we can use this opportunity to clean out and get our worship space tidy and organized.  If you would like to help please let me know.  
 


 
Weeding around St. Edwards—Now that the heat and humidity look to be calming down a bit our community is in desperate help of weeding around the grounds.  If you are able to help you are welcome to come at any time.  If you need supplies (gloves or bags etc) please let me know and we will happily supply them.  You are also welcome following to service to take a few moments on your way to your car to pick a few weeds. Many hands will make light work.  
 

 
Air Conditioner —***UPDATE:  September 10. I am so happy to report that our new AC unit has arrived.  It was brought in this morning.  There is still a couple of weeks worth of work to be done but I am so happy that is here.  I am thankful for your patience during this very hot summer. This unit is more efficient and is able to be tailored to the varied needs of our church building.  


 
 
 
Parking Lot Update —***UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2.  The concrete boarder should be installed tomorrow!! It will take 2 weeks for it to cure before the rest of the parking lot can be installed. 
 
Door Codes HAVE BEEN CHANGED —If you would like to receive the new codes please send an email to office@stedwards-mn.org.
 
 
If you need a directory please contact the office at office@stedwards-mn.org
 

 
 
May God’s blessing and peace be with you.    
 
Peace in Christ,
 
 
 
Fr. Jason B. Lucas-Green
Rector

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