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Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish

 

April 17 - 24, 2018

 

From Rev. Christen's Desk

 

Dear Epiphany Parish,

 

This Sunday, we will read together John 10:11-18 where Jesus tells us that he is 'the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep'. This Sunday is often called 'Good Shepherd' Sunday because many of the readings and hymns reference Sheep!

 

If Jesus is the Good Shepherd it means that God is with us always - gathering us, calling us by name, leading us to more deeply serve Christ in our world, and giving us new life through his death and resurrection. Like sheep, we know that our path won't always be easy, we won't always know what to do, but we know that our shepherd will be with us always, leading us and guiding us along the way.

 

This Eastertide, in the midst of our busy world, how can you more deeply listen to Jesus' voice? How can we at Epiphany listen to how we are being called to serve God within our community?

 

Come and pray with us this Sunday.

 

Peace in Christ, 

Rev. Christen

I invite you to join me and this community in praying for peace in all places in our world, remembering especially the people of Syria this week:

For Peace Among the Nations

(Book of Common Prayer p. 816)

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

Mark your calendars for

Saturday, May 12th!

9:00am to 3:00pm

Plants for Sale include a variety of flowers, vegetables including tomato plants and herbs.

So get your green thumb

and garden ready.

Surprise your mother, sister, aunt, cousin, partner, and loved ones

If you are interested in volunteering the day of the sale a signup sheet will be available in the Narthex or you can contact Jan Nuzzolo.

 

 

70th Annual Village Fair

 

On June 9, Epiphany will be hosting our 70th Village Fair. This Epiphany tradition takes all of us to make it a successful event and we need your help! Please come to our planning meetings to find out more information and ways that you can get involved.

The next meeting will be April 29 after the 10 o'clock service in the undercroft.  Come catch the excitement!  Come find out how you can participate in this Epiphany tradition!

And don't forget the Village Fair History Display ~ The 70th Village Fair History Committee is collecting memorabilia from past fairs to display as a history exhibit at the 70th fair. If you have photos or other memorabilia that you can scan and email, please email them to VillageFair70@gmail.com.

If your items can not be emailed, please drop off items that are labeled with your name to Rev. Christen during office hours. Thanks! 
 

 

 

Mil Milagros Artesania Sale 

Sunday, April 29

11:00am to 1:00pm

Shop handmade Jewelry, bags, scarves, and more from Guatemala to support women and children of Mil Milagros.

All proceeds benefit Mil Milagros, a nonprofit

organization based in Boston, MA and Panajachel, Guatemala, that partners with communities to prevent malnutrition and hunger and improve children's health and education in rural Guatemala.

To learn more go to www.milmilagros.org 

 

 



First 200 to register receive a FREE t-shirt!

 

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce the 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run to be held on May 5, 2018, at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. This community-building event offers a day of both competition and fun at a well-organized and beautiful natural venue for the area's most avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed!

 

For additional information, please contact us at trailrun@newlifefb.org

 

Join our team from Epiphany Parish! Our team name is "Epiphany Parish of Walpole". When you register, click "Join a Team" and scroll down to find our team name. Join us and support an important cause!

 

 

BCH Camp News

 

It's not too early to get ready for camp ~ Registration is now open for summer camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H. Five one-week camp sessions run from July 1-Aug. 3 for junior campers entering grades 4-9 and senior high campers in grades 10-12. Find program, financial aid and registration information at www.bchcenter.org. Camperships are available.   


Looking for a weekend getaway this summer? 

 

For the very first time since opening in 2003, the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center is offering an

 

Open Guest Weekend:

Friday, July 27th - Sunday, July 29th

 

The Open Guest Weekend is a perfect opportunity to unwind from the usual routine, unplug the computers, TV's and phones, and refresh the body and soul with the relaxing nature discovered around the Barbara C. Harris Center. This all-inclusive 2 night/6 meal package is open to the general public and is designed for families, couples and individuals. 

 

While the BCH Center will have optional group activities scheduled throughout the weekend, guests may enjoy themselves however they choose. Let us take care of the cooking and cleaning, while you enjoy a much needed recharge.

Click here for more information. 

 

 

Weekly Announcements

 

Altar Flowers ~ Do you want to commemorate a special date in your life? Celebrate a birthday or anniversary? Honor the memory of someone special? Do you sim­ply want to give thanks for a blessing? Flowers are a wonderful way to do so while adding a splash of color and beauty to our Sunday morning worship service.  May 20 & 27 are still available. See the sign up poster in the Narthex or you can sign up by e-mailing

office.epiphany@verizon.net, or by calling the parish office to reserve one of these dates or to check for future dates. You are invited to make a donation of $40 for one vase or $75 for both vases; however donations of any amount are welcome to help defray the cost of flowers. Thank you!

 

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Attendance Last Sunday
(April 15)

8:00am: 10 adults & 0 children = 10     

10:00am: 37 adults & 4 children = 41

 

 

 

~ In Our Prayers ~ 

Bill Davidson, Patti Marchand, Frank Baronie,
Barbara Horton, Richard Parnagian, Grant,
Ellie White, Clinton Dempsey


We also continue to remember: Jan Bryson, Kathleen Caldwell, Mike Carr, Alma Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Vicki Fabbri, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Marjorie Hall, Beverly Happnie, Carol Hudson, Todd King, Dick Lane, Bob Laurie, Dena Miller, George Najarian, Owen O'Shea, Harry Pritoni, Robert Quimby, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Lois Staula, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Rick Warrender, Micky Welling, Barbara, Ed, Janet, Joe, Kathy & Family, Lily, Maureen & Family, Molly, Olivia, Sandy, Sarah, Shawn, Skylar

  • We pray for our first responders and military personnel and their families.
  • We pray for those affected by war, terrorism, natural disaster and violence, abuse, addiction or loneliness.

Recently Departed: Donald Burnett

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Philip Sanford, Heather & Seb Scardocci and Family, Margery & Sterling Schiano, Gretchen & Tom Schneider and Family

Walpole Cycle of Prayer:  All Nations Worship Center

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton; St. Andrew's Church, Ayer; Trinity Church, Concord; St. Andrew's Church, Framingham; Margaret Coffin Prayer Book Society

Celebrating Birthdays:  Apr. 23: Elaine Glebus, Nancy Wakefield, Dean Najarian; Apr. 25: Mark Helm, Michael Burtman, Devon Martin; Apr. 26: Sarah McElhinney; Apr. 27: Owen Mead; Apr. 28: Jessica Peterson

Celebrating Anniversaries: Apr. 26: Barbara & Dick Power

 

The altar flowers are given in loving memory of Ruth Elizabeth Andersson Field by her devoted family: Ed and Elaine Glebus, Jeremy and Linda Mattox and her grandchildren Elizabeth and Andrew Mattox.

 

Please help us keep our prayer list current

Names on our prayer list are listed in the order in which the prayer request is received and are kept on that list for 6 weeks. At that point, if prayers are still needed, the name will be moved down into the alphabetical list. We appreciate updates for those we hold in prayer. Please contact the parish office or e-mail the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net to update our list.

 

Cards for Grant

For nearly a year now we have been praying for Grant. A year ago, at age 2, Grant was diagnosed with bone cancer. He was in remission during the summer and fall; but is now, once again, at MGH-Children's waiting for a bone marrow donor and transplant.  Grant is a member of the Donlan's extended family.


His family is grateful for our prayers over the past year and if anyone would like to send get well cards to Grant they would be appreciated as well. Please contact Dorothy Donlan for the address.

5 Things

2 Do This Week

 

1) Register your child for a week of BCH Camp!

2) Join us for Worship on Sunday at 8am or 10am

3) Make a list of the gifts you need to buy at the Mil Milagros Artesania Sale on April 29th

4) Sign up to host Coffee Hour (the sign-up sheet is on the refrigerator door in the parish kitchen)

5) Clean out your attic and let us borrow any Vintage Village Fair Memorabilia that you find!

 

 

Epiphany Parish

epiphany2
62 Front Street

Walpole, MA 02081

508-668-2353

www.epiphany-walpole.org

 

Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Christen H. Mills

 

Organist

Nancy Wakefield

 

Parish Administrator

Liz Knox

 

Sunday School Superintendent

Jennifer Hee

 

Sr. Warden

Pamela Cormier

 

Jr. Warden

Mark Helm

 

Treasurer

Jan Nuzzolo

 

Financial Secretary

Nancy Parnagian

 

Pledging Secretary

John Parnagian

 

Clerk

Kate Procaccini

 

Vestry Members

Kevin Miller

Nancy Parnagian

Janice Allman

Donald MacKinnon

Alison DiPasca

 George Ford

 

 

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This Week at Epiphany


Tues, April 17, 2018

7:00 pm Vestry (open meeting) (Vestry Room)

 

Wed, April 18, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group (Sanctuary)

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)

 

Thurs, April 19, 2018

11:00 am Pastoral Care (Vestry Room)

2:00 pm Harrington House

 

Fri, April 20, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)

 

Sun, April 22, 2018

8:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I

9:30 am Sunday School

10:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

11:00 am Coffee Hour (undercroft)

 

Mon, April 23, 2018

5:30 pm Breaking Bread Community Meal Served (United Church)

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)

6:30 pm Soup Supper (Vestry Room)

7:00 pm Adult Bible Study (Vestry Room)

 

Wed, April 25, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group (Sanctuary)

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)

 

 

Participating in Worship on April 22

 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

  Click here for this week's lectionary readings.

8:00 am

Acolyte:

Peter Ellison

Worship Leader:

Elaine Glebus     

 

10:00 am

Acolytes:

Michael Barrett 

Jason Hee 

Jake Hutnick 

Worship Leaders:

Jay Barrett 

Kevin Miller 

Jo-Ann Barrett 

Ushers:

Joe Cormier 

Rick Shea 

Altar Guild:

Betty Riley

Jane Giovannucci

 

 

 Of Interest to Youth:

Youth Games Night at United Church - April 29

 

For all the gamers (6th-12th grade) in Walpole and surrounding towns, United Church in Walpole is having a Video Game/Game Night on April 29th 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Food and games will be provided but BYOC (Bring Your Own Controller).

 

Bring a friend and your competitive side to UCW for a night of fun, food, and fellowship. Please RSVP via the Facebook Event so they can get a head count.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1979126262361033/

 

 

Tenants Wanted!

Our third-floor apartment in the Parish House is now available to rent. If you know of anyone that is looking for a 2-bedroom apartment in Walpole Center, please contact Joe Cormier.

More information, including rental fees, is available upon request.

 

 

From the Office:

E-Mail & Sunday Announcements Deadlines

Announcements and notices for the Weekly e-News e-mails must be received in the office by noon each Monday - call or e-mail the office.

To have your announcement included in the Sunday bulletin, please have it in the office by noon on Wednesday.

 

Hospital Visitation

If you or a loved one would like a visit from Rev. Christen while in the hospital please call the church office or e-mail Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com.

 

Feeling a call
(or a tug, or a pull)

to get involved in the life of our Parish, but don't know where to start? Please contact Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com to learn about the many opportunities to serve.

 

 



This week
(week ending April 21)

Monday - Wednesday & Friday

10:00am - 2:30pm


Next Week
(week ending April 28)

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 2:30pm

Rev. Christen will be in the office on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
 

If you have a pastoral emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Christen at 978-758-7270.

 

If you would like an opportunity to meet with Christen during the week please e-mail her at

christen.epiphany@gmail.com or call the church office to make an appointment. This will ensure that she is not out making pastoral calls and that you will have her undivided attention.

 

 

 

 

We gather with joy in the power of Jesus' name, to care for one another and to include all people through our fellowship, education & outreach.

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Who we are at Epiphany!

If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the About Us section to find out answers to your questions and how you can get involved.

 

Food Allergy Policy

In an effort to make our church safe and welcoming to all we have adopted guidelines for the preparation and presentation of food at church events.  Please click on this link to read these guidelines or to print a copy of the food ingredient tent card.

     Policy          Tent Card

 

What is the Episcopal Church?

Find out about the Episcopal Church and the history of this wonderful community on our What is the Episcopal Church page.

 

 

Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081

508-668-2353

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