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This Sunday’s Readings| August 14, 2022, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56
Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
Quote of the week
All violence begins with the personal, with the I, and with a point of decision, a crossing of a line, where each of us chooses momentarily to view another living being as an It rather than a Thou. —Pamela Cooper-White


As we begin the process of discerning what comes next for St. Edward’s, the Vestry invites you to join them in adding the following prayer to your daily prayers:

Assist us, Lord, in living hopefully into the future.  In the face of change, help us to set unnecessary fears aside and to recognize our potential for creative response.  Help us to develop a reasonable optimism when confronted by “the new” and to guard against our own defensiveness.  Be with us as we remember and celebrate former times, and keep us from unreasonable yearning for them, which takes us from the work you have set before us in our time.  All this we ask in the name of your Child, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.


MESSAGE FROM SELECTION COMMITTEE:
It’s Survey Sunday! Your Selection Committee hopes to see you this Sunday when we will distribute a survey after our 10 a.m. service and hopefully get some responses the same day. The survey is the first step in the collecting information we need for the transition process. Surveys not picked up will be mailed. Please return the completed surveys by Sunday, Sep. 4.

With the changes in the economy, particularly the increased cost of food items and fuel, the demand on local food shelves is increasing once again.  Please consider making donations of food or funds to IOCP.  Checks can be made out to St. Edward’s with IOCP in the memo line.  Donations of food and other items can be left in the Library/Deacon’s office.

Reminder:  Mens and Womens groups meet (separately) every 3rd 
Thursday of the month at D’Amicos in Golden Valley on Winnetka and 
highway 55 at 6:00. We encourage members of the congregation to join 
us for some lively conversation and food and even a libation if you so 
choose. It’s fun and gives you a chance to solve the problems of the 
world and get to know one another better. We urge you to stop by and 
try it.  Any questions, contact Jeff Dow or Joan Dow.

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATES:
Masking—Masks are not required if you are vaccinated.  If you are not vaccinated masks are required.
Communion—We will return to having people come to the altar for communion.  We will no longer be using the plastic cups for communion.  Communion will be distributed in your hand.  I will sanitize my hands and be wearing a mask for the distribution of communion. 
We will also return to distributing wine with communion.  As you come up for communion we ask that you pick up a plastic cup. You will receive the bread and then go to Deacon Chip where we will pour a small amount of wine for you to receive communion.  There will be a trash bin near for you to throw the cup away. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. EDWARD’S:
During the annual meeting we discussed how it takes many hands to keep our community going. We need lots of help around the church.  There are many opportunities:

Altar Guild—Help set up for our worship services can take approximately 30 min.
Lector—Read the lessons for Sunday and it takes no additional time commitment
Choir—Like to sing? Join us

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Park Nicollet:
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice is now providing training for new hospice volunteers.  Our volunteers provide much-needed respite to family caregivers of a terminally ill loved one.  They also provide companionship which might include letter writing, active listening, baking, crafts or walks outside. The opportunities are as unique as the people you will be supporting.  You may see folks in their own private homes, or in a nursing home or assisted living.  We also have an active Veteran visiting Veteran program and are always looking for Veteran volunteers.  Commitment is a maximum of 4 hours per week, can be less.  No worries if you winter away, we can accommodate.  If interested, please call Colleen Hass at 952-234-0594 or email: Colleen.Hass@parknicollet.com

WORSHIP BULLETIN FOR THIS SUNDAY:
Here is the link:
http://stedwards-mn.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/8-14-2022-Pentecost-10.pdf
Topic: Sunday Morning Worship
Time: August 14, 2022 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Lectors for Services  
14-AugBryan RippSusan Ripp
21-AugTimothy WilliamsEllen Williams
28-AugJudy StarkeyAudra Rudys
4-SeptTimothy WilliamsEllen Williams
11-SeptMaryann RaymondSteve Anderson
18-SeptKate MayAudra Rudys
   
   

More Lectors Needed—if you would like to be a lector please speak with Chip or a Vestry member.

CONTACTS/COVERAGE DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION:

Administrative Coverage
Sharon will be checking the office phone daily.  

Bryan Ripp has agreed to be on call for administrative issues.

Sharon will continue to be in the office each Wednesday from 9:00-1:00

Pastoral Coverage
Rev. Chip Whitacre will be taking Pastoral Emergency calls (612-239-2774).  

Sunday Coverage
The following priests will be providing coverage.

Sabbatical Coverage

DateName
August 14Gretchen Pickeral
August 21Charles Austin
August 28Elaine Barber
September 4Alan Tilson

If you need a directory please contact the office at office@stedwards-mn.org

If you have information which needs to be placed in the Happenings, please submit an email to the church office no later than Tuesday 10pm

May God’s blessing and peace be with you.    

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