Epiphany Parish




Bi-Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish


June 25 - July 9, 2019


From Rev. Christen's Desk 

I am continuing to enjoy my vacation and look forward to seeing everyone when I return to church on June 30!


Peace in Christ, 

Rev. Christen   



Join us on July 3rd for an Epiphany Family Cookout before the fireworks!


We will be serving burgers & hotdogs; or bring your own meat to grill. We will fire up the grill at 6PM! Bring a salad or other side dish to share.


You are also welcome to set up your blankets and lawn chairs on the church lawn to watch the fireworks.


Hope to see you on the 3rd for a festive celebration!


If you have any questions please contact  Kerry Donlan



Discernment Committee Survey


Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete our short survey.  If you have not done so, we hope that you will take a few moments to complete the survey by the June 26 deadline.


Please keep in mind that the system will only allow you to take it once and does not allow you to back track to an earlier question.   


If you are having any issues with the survey please contact the church office.  We can send you a paper copy to fill out and return.   



From the Front [Street] Office


Here at Epiphany we have officially entered "summer mode".   This is the time of year when we all like to enjoy a slower pace, more time outside, enjoying the activities that the warm sunny weather encourages.


Summer Office Hours

From June 17 through September 2 the office will be closed on Mondays.  Office hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00am 'til 2:30pm.

For two weeks this summer - weeks ending July 6 and August 3 the office will be open by appointment only.  If you need access to the office either of those weeks please contact one of the Wardens. 


 Summer e-News

We will publish the e-News on a bi-weekly basis for the summer months, on the following schedule:

Tues, June 25

Tues, July 9

Tues, July 23

Tues, August 6

Tues, August 20

We will return to a weekly format beginning Tuesday, September 3.


Wishing all of you a safe, fun summer!



Weekly Announcements


Acolytes, LEM's and Lay Readers ~ We are currently looking to bolster our teams of Acolytes, Lay Readers and Lay Eucharistic Ministers. These are vital ministries in the life of our Parish. Our primary need is at the 10:00 service on Sunday morning (9:30 in the summer). Typically those who serve in these roles serve once every 4-6 weeks. Youth in Grade 5 and older are welcome to participate as Acolytes and adults/young adults in high school and older are welcome to join the Lay Reader team. If you think you might be interested in serving talk to Rev. Christen or Cindy Stockwell.

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How does your garden grow? Beginning with Sunday, July 7 we will stop our regular flower deliveries for the summer and, instead, use flowers from our own gardens. If you garden is blooming and you would like to bring flowers on a particular Sunday, please let the office know at office.epiphany@verizon.net.

Please note: If there is a Sunday over the summer that you would like to donate flowers from the florist please give the church office a full week's notice so that we can contact the florist and place a special order for you.

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Attendance Last Sunday

(June 23)

33 adults & 4 children = 37



The Executive Committee and Rev. Christen have put together a job description for the Nursery Worker position here at Epiphany Parish. Please feel free to share with anyone (18 years or older) that you think might be interested in this job (Click Here)!



~ In Our Prayers ~ 

Paula & Jack Olivieri, Nicole Shirley, Suzanne Hutnick, Barbara,Steve and Jack, Mildred McDermott, Christopher, Jim McLaughlin

We also continue to remember:Dick Brideau, Jan Bryson, Marge Buttimer, Scott Dalrymple, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Tom Fuller, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Jack Hammill, Sandy Hammill, Beverly Happnie, Bill Hicks, Sr., Bob Laurie, Rod MacLeod, Harry Pritoni, Robert Quimby, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, David Sanford, Jane Shea, Denise Sullivan, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Betty, Jack, Jimmy, Michael, Molly, Sandra, 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: Heather Olivieri, George Nixon


Parish Cycle of Prayer: Elizabeth Hunter, Nat Hunter, Shirley Hutchins, Suzanne & Jeffrey Hutnick and Family


Walpole Cycle of Prayer: Union Congregational Church & United Church in Walpole


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Grace Church, New Bedford; St. Andrew's Church, New Bedford; St. Martin's Church, New Bedford; Society for the Relief of Widows, Widowers and Orphans of Episcopal Clergy; Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergy; Church of Our Saviour, Somerset; Christ Church, Swansea; Youth Council, Youth Leadership Academy, and all Youth Ministries; Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center


Celebrating Birthdays: June 30: Pam Cormier; July 1: Betty Ann Golding; July 3: Lindsay Brennan; July 6: Sophie Shea; July 7: Jan Nuzzolo, Molly Brennan; July 8: Jacob Hutnick, Taylor Najarian; July 9: Phyllis MacKinnon, Peter DiPasca, Kyle Roberts; July 10: Hayden Robinson; July 12: Suzanne Hutnick, Desire Langmead; July 13: Kate Nixon Procaccini, Patrick Grant


Celebrating Anniversaries: July 1: Elaine & Ed Glebus; July 6: Jen & Corwin Hee


The flowers on the altar are given by Elaine & Ed Glebus in thanksgiving for God's blessings and for the gift of the love and support from the Epiphany community, our families and friends.


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.

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

George Ford


Jr. Warden

Mark Helm



Susan Cosman


Financial Secretary

Nancy Parnagian


Pledging Secretary

John Parnagian



Kate Procaccini


Vestry Members

Janice Allman

Donald MacKinnon

Alison DiPasca

Charlie Hall

Kerry Donlan

Bob McElhinney



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This Week at Epiphany


Wed, June 26, 2019

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Fri, June 28, 2019

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, June 30, 2019

9:30 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I

10:30 am Punch on the Lawn


Mon, July 1, 2019

Summer Hours - Office Closed

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


Wed, July 3, 2019

6:00 pm Family Cookout & Fireworks 

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, July 4, 2019

Independence Day


Fri, July 5, 2019

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, July 7, 2019

9:30 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

10:30 am Punch on the Lawn


Mon, July 8, 2019

Summer Hours - Office Closed

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


Wed, July 10, 2019

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)



Participating in Worship on June 30


The Third Sunday after Pentecost 


   Click here for this week's lectionary readings.


Justin Schneider
Jason Hee


Worship Leaders:

Janice Allman
George Ford
Tom Schneider



John Parnagian  


Altar Guild:

Betty Riley
Jane Giovannucci   


Participating in Worship on July 7


The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


 Click here for this week's lectionary readings.


Paul Donlan
Leia Donlan


Worship Leaders:

Shirley Hutchins
Jim Langmead
Jo-Ann Barrett



Corwin Hee
Greg Clinton


Altar Guild:

Hope Groves



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 June 29)

Tuesday - Thursday

10:00am - 2:30pm


Next Week
(week ending July 6)

Office open by appointment only


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 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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62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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