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Brothers and Sisters,
ALLELUIA CHRIST IS RISEN!! THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED ALLELUIA!!
Hello from St. Edward’s! We have a lot going on and I pray that you and your family are well. There are several updates in this email so please read through it. The phone tree has been updated and reassigned please see the new assignments. Here are the updates.
Sunday Worship—With the lifting of the Stay at Home Order the ECMN has allowed for clergy, music director and assistants only to come in and put on a worship liturgy for live streaming. I am waiting to hear for some clarification from the Bishop an Bishop Elect on how this is to look and I will let you know as soon as I have more information. We will be emailing out the worship bulletin for you all to follow. We will mail the hard copy to those who do not have access to email. This new format of worship will begin this Sunday.
Plant Sale I am happy to report that we made approximately $4000 at this year’s plant sale. This is well below our budgeted amount but I feel with all things considered this was a great success!! Thank you all!.
Pledges and financial support I received an email this week from your Treasurer, Julie Maxa sharing how impressed and grateful she is for the amazing generosity for St. Edward’s. I share this gratitude as well. I am so thankful for your continued financial support of St. Edward’s we are committed to paying our staff through this time and it is your financial assistance that helps make this possible. You can send your financial contributions via check to St. Edward’s 865 Ferndale Road N., Wayzata, MN 55391. If you would like to make your pledge via credit card please let Julie Maxa know and she will process it for you. Thank you for your continued support of St. Edwards. Our discretionary fund is also beginning to see an increase of requests for support in these uncertain times. We have helped fund and start a food shelf for our brothers and sisters at our fellow community El Santo Nino. If you would like to support our discretionary fund please send your check or call Julie with your credit card and just specify it is for the discretionary fund. Many thanks!
Masks Kim Cooke has been making masks and has offered to make masks for members of our parish. If you would like one please contact Kim at email@example.com. She will coordinate with you delivery either via post office or another method. Thank you Kim!
Pastoral Care I encourage you to please reach out to each other during this time. I would like to set up a phone tree for us to be able to keep in contact with each other. If you would like to help be a part of the phone tree, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add you to it.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me at any time. I will be continuing to work full time during this time to address the needs of the community. email@example.com or (612) 865-5442
Errands Also, if you are in need of errands to be run, please let me know as we have volunteers available to help get you those things you need.
Phone Tree Many thanks to Lynne Whitacre, who has created a phone tree. It is listed below. I also have attached the directory to this email so you can be able to reach out to one another. Please call the people you are assigned to (or if you do not have an assignment, please feel free to check in with as many people as you like). It is vital that we keep communicating with each other during this time.
Forward Day by Day We have the new forward Day by Day booklets in. If you would like one mailed to you please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one.
Grant St. Edwards has received a grant of $4000. The vestry and I have decided that we will use this money to help others in these trying times. The discretionary fund is available for emergency help for food, utilities etc. If you or someone you know needs assistance please have them reach out to me.
Consecration of Bishop Elect Craig Loya! I will have updates of the way to watch the consecration virtually.
Send a Note to Welcome Bishop Loya! You should have received an envelope in the mail. Please write the new bishop a note welcoming him and his family to MN or your thoughts on great places to check out in MN. We will collect them and send them to the new Bishop. Please return to the office your notes by May 31.
Phone Chain for St. Edward’s UPDATED 05/20/2020 PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LIST.