Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish

October 16 - 23, 2018   



5 Things

2 Do This Week

1) Worship with us on Sunday at 8am or 10am

2) RSVP to the Newcomer Luncheon by October 22nd!

3) Think and pray about if you are being called to serve on our new Outreach Committee.

4) Make a donation to Pave the Way and help make our driveway safer and more welcoming for everyone.

5) Buy a pumpkin to carve using some of these fun, free, printable stencils! https://www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-carving/printable-pumpkin-stencils/




Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA 02081





The Rev. Christen H. Mills




Nancy Wakefield


Parish Administrator

Liz Knox



Sunday School Superintendent

Jennifer Hee


Sr. Warden

Pamela Cormier


Jr. Warden

Mark Helm



Jan Nuzzolo


Financial Secretary

Nancy Parnagian


Pledging Secretary

John Parnagian



Kate Procaccini


Vestry Members

Kevin Miller

Nancy Parnagian

Janice Allman

Donald MacKinnon

Alison DiPasca

George Ford



This Week at Epiphany

Tues, Oct 16, 2018

7:00 pm Open Vestry Meeting (Vestry Room)


Wed, Oct 17, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, Oct 18, 2018

11:00 am Pastoral Care (Vestry Room)

2:00 pm Harrington House


Fri, Oct 19, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, Oct 21, 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, Oct 22, 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, Oct 24, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)



Participating in Worship on

October 21

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


Click here for this  

week's readings

8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Lay Reader:

Elaine Glebus

10:00 am


Brendan Cormier 

Dimitrius Martinez  

Lay Leaders:

Brian Shea 

Jay Barrett

Jim Langmead


Jay Barrett 

Brian Shea 

Altar Guild:

Pam Cormier  

Hope Grove 



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Office Notices

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.



The office is open

this week (w/e Oct 20)

Monday - Thursday,

10:00am to 2:30pm.


The office is open

next week (w/e Oct 27)

Monday - Thursday,

10:00am to 2:30pm.


Rev. Christen is in the office most weeks

on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.


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.



From Rev. Christen's Desk


Dear Epiphany Parish,


In our Book of Common Prayer, there is a prayer that I pray almost every day. In the midst of a season that seems to be so full of activities and events, I wanted to share it with you as a reminder of God's grace that is with you at each moment of your life:


A General Thanksgiving:

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.


We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.


We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.


We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.


Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.


Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

(1979 Book of Common Prayer P836)


I pray that today you will find peace, joy, and rest


Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen




The Pumpkins are HERE!


Our church grounds now look like this:

We will be selling pumpkins every day throughout the month of October. Weekdays we staff the patch from 11:30am to 5:30pm and on weekends from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Each day is broken down into 2 hour shifts. Working the patch is fun and a great way to meet new people or to participate in a fun family activity!

The following shifts are still open this week:

TODAY:  3:30 to 5:30pm 

Wed, Oct 17:  1:30 to 3:30pm

Thurs, Oct 18:  1:30 to 3:30pm & 3:30 to 5:30pm

Fri, Oct 19:  11:30am to 1:30pm 

Sat, Oct 20:  3:00 - 6:00pm 

(all shifts on Sat would benefit from a second person!) 

There are two ways you can sign up to work at The Patch. We will have the "traditional" paper sign up board in the undercroft, and we will also have an on-line sign up (so you can sign up from the comfort of home!) It's easy:

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click here to see our signup on SignUp.com.

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) that fit into your schedule.

3) Sign up! It's that easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the church office and we can sign you up manually.

Either way, we hope you will plan to be part of this great fellowship and fundraising activity  



We're Paving the Way!


In order to make our driveway safer for everyone who uses it, the vestry has approved a plan to widen and re-pave the driveway and parking lot at Epiphany Parish.  We have funded about 75% of the project and we are having a "Pave the Way!" fundraiser to raise the rest.  Please consider donating to this important project - suggested donations are $50 or $100 and will get you an entry into our raffle!  Donations can be made on Sunday morning during coffee hour or dropped off in the office during the week. For more information, please contact our treasurer, Jan Nuzzolo, at jan.nuzzolo@gmail.com.




Breaking Bread Thank You!


A HUGE thank you to everyone who volunteered to help set-up, prepare, and serve a meal at Breaking Bread last night! George Ford prepared a delicious-looking Brunswick Stew and cornbread and together we served 28 guests and several take-out meals. Thank you for helping to provide a meal and fellowship for those in our community who need it.



Blessing of the Animals - Oct 28


The Walpole Clergy Association will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis by hosting an ecumenical Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 28th at 3:30pm in Bird Park.  All are welcome!


We will gather at the corner of the park by Washington Street and Rhoades Avenue. Parking is available at St. Mary's Parish. Come and bring your pets to be blessed! Stuffed animals and pictures of pets are also welcome to be blessed.



Newcomer* Luncheon


*Are you new or new-ish to our community?  Maybe you have just started coming; or maybe you have been around a year, or two, or three and are now just becoming more involved.


Either way, we are inviting you to come to our Newcomer Luncheon on Sunday, October 28th at 11:30am.   


This is an opportunity to meet others who have recently become active in our community as well as to learn more about who we are and what we do as a community of faith here in Walpole.


We will enjoy lunch together and child care will be provided following lunch for those who would like to take advantage of that.


If you are interested in attending please contact the church office at office.epiphany@verizon.net by Monday, October 22 to let us know you are coming. 




Weekly Announcements


Outreach Committee ~ We are looking for some dedicated people who would like to serve on an Outreach Committee.  The goals of this committee will be to increase the outreach and volunteer opportunities offered at Epiphany Parish and to strengthen our partnerships with the organizations that we already support.  This committee will also decide how to best use the funds that were raised during the Together Now Capital Campaign that have been set aside for outreach.  If you would like to serve the church in this way, please contact Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com

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Meals for the Marchands ~ Epiphany Parish is bringing meals for Patti and Frenchie Marchand once a week while Patti is receiving treatment for lung cancer. If you would like to sign up to bring a meal for the Marchands, please email the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net.

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Join the choir! ~ Do you like to sing? We need more singers for our communion choir each week. This is a fun and easy way to help enhance our worship together. Please email Nancy Wakefield, our music director, if you would like to participate. Her email is: nanwake@yahoo.com.

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Altar Flowers ~ Our regular delivery of altar flowers has begun. Donating altar flowers for Sunday morning is a wonderful way remember loved ones who have passed or to celebrate something or someone special to you. The recommended donation is $40 for one vase/$75 for both. If you would like to sign up for flowers in the coming months please see the poster on the bulletin board in the lower Narthex (to the left of the door upon exiting the church) to see available dates, or contact the church office during the week.

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Baptism Offered - We are offering baptism this Fall on Sunday, November 4. If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact the church office.



In Our Prayers


Harry Pritoni, Denise Sullivan, Bill Davidson,  

Patti Marchand

We also continue to remember: Richland Arcikowski, Frank Baronie, Dick Brideau, Jan Bryson, Paul Canavan, Scott Dalrymple, Clinton Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Jane Emswiler, Vicki Fabbri, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Jane Giovannucci, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Nancy Griswold, Jack Hammill, Sandy Hammill, Beverly Happnie, Nancy Harrington, Todd King, Bob Laurie, Laura Marchese, Dena Miller, George Najarian, Alex Panosian, Robert Quimby, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Rick Warrender, Ellie White, Barbara, Grant, Jim, Mark and Alexis, Maureen & Family, Molly, Sarah, Shawn

  • 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: Marie Canavan, Ralph E. Berry, Jr., Barbara Horton

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Margery & Sterling Schiano, Gretchen & Tom Schneider and Family, Brian Shea, Susan & Rick Shea and Family

Walpole Cycle of Prayer:  Saint Mary's Parish

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham; St. John's Church, Holbrook; Trinity Church, Marshfield; Church of Our Saviour, Milton; Order of St. Luke

Celebrating Birthdays:  Oct. 22: Sean Roberts; Oct. 24: John Parnagian; Oct. 26: Sam McElhinney


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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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.

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Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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