Epiphany Parish

Bi-Weekly Summer e-News


June 27 - July 11, 2017




Epiphany Parish
summer 8-13

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

Jeff Groves




Jan Nuzzolo



Financial Secretary

Nancy Parnagian


Pledging Secretary

John Parnagian



Jo-Ann Barrett


Vestry Members

Mark Helm



Susan Shea



Kevin Miller



Nancy Parnagian



Janice Allman



Donald MacKinnon



Michael Barrett

Youth Member


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Epiphany Happenings

Wed, June 28, 2017

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Fri, June 30, 2017

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sat, July 1, 2017

11:00 am Cleta Davis Memorial Service


Sun, July 2, 2017

9:30 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I


Mon, July 3, 2017

Office Closed ~ Summer Hours

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


Tues, July 4, 2017

Independence Day ~ Office Closed 


Wed, July 5, 2017

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Fri, July 7, 2017

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, July 9, 2017

9:30 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II


Mon, July 10, 2017

Office Closed ~ Summer Hours

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


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Birthdays & Anniversaries


June 28 

Christen Mills

June 30

Pam Cormier


 July 3

Lindsay Brennan


July 6

Sophie Shea


July 7

Jan Nuzzolo

Molly Brennan


July 8

Jacob Hutnick

Audrey Colegrove

Maisie Colegrove

Taylor Najarian


July 9

Phyllis MacKinnon

Peter DiPasca

Kyle Roberts


July 10

Hayden Robinson

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July 1

Elaine & Ed Glebus


July 6

Jen & Corwin Hee


July 9

Jane & Tom Leone



Participating in Worship

July 2, 2017

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


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for this week's lectionary readings


9:30 am


Michael Barrett
Jake Hutnick 


Worship Leaders:

Elaine Glebus
Corwin Hee
Tom Schneider 



Greg Clinton

Corwin Hee


Altar Guild:



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July 9, 2017

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


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for this week's lectionary readings


9:30 am


Alexia Clinton
Briella Clinton 


Worship Leaders:

Elaine McHugh-Marden
Janice Allman
Jo-Ann Barrett 



Ellen Grant

Brian Shea


Altar Guild:




From Rev. Christen's Desk

Dear Epiphany Parish,


This past Sunday, members of our parish met discuss how everything went this year at the Village Fair and to begin to prepare for next year so that the 70th Fair will be a success.


During this meeting, I made an announcement to the parish that this September, the Vestry will be organizing a series of 'cottage meetings' so we can have parish-wide input on a few different topics. One of the discussions that we are going to have is about the continuation of the Village Fair after the 70th Fair.


As we approach the 70th annual Village Fair, we would like to take this opportunity to gather input on how we might honor and celebrate this milestone occasion as well as plan together what the Village Fair will look like in the future. Do we want to continue it in the same way we have been for the past few years? Do we want to put our energy as a parish into other projects and fundraisers after the 70th Fair? Do we want to keep some of the beloved aspects of the Fair and transform them into a new kind of event? We have a lot to discuss and the vestry would like input from all members of Epiphany. This decision is one that belongs to the parish as a whole. Also, no matter what we decide as a parish, next summer, we are going to have the 70th Village Fair and celebrate this long tradition in style!


In order to facilitate discussion, there will be representatives from the vestry and the finance committee at every meeting and each cottage meeting will be limited to 12 people. We will also offer opportunities for feedback to be collected in other ways during this time for anyone who cannot attend a meeting. After the cottage meetings, we will have a parish-wide meeting after church where the vestry will present their findings and we will begin to plan for the 70th Village Fair.


Please stay tuned for more information about these cottage meetings. If you would like to host a cottage meeting this September, please let me or Pam Cormier know.


Also, during the summer, the e-news will be published every two weeks. If you have anything to put in the e-news, please be in touch with Liz Knox well before you would like your submission in the e-news.


Have a safe and happy 4th of July!



Rev. Christen




Memorial Service for Cleta Davis

On Saturday, July 1 we will gather with the family and friends to remember the life of Cleta Davis.

Cleta served Epiphany as Junior Warden in 1988 & 1989.

All are welcome at the service on July 1 which will be held at the church at 11:00am.  The family is asking that everyone wear blue - Cleta's favorite color! 




New Life Home Refurnishings

In June, New Life will serve its 1,000th household! 


Please help New Life continue to meet the huge demand for their services to those transitioning out of homelessness ~ volunteer for a Saturday morning in June, July or August. (They will be closed July 1, Aug. 26 and Sept. 2).


It is more difficult to get enough volunteers during the summer.  Any help would be appreciated. You can sign up with a friend or family member by following the steps below.

1) Go to  http://signup.com/go/YPN6PJ (NOTE: This is the same on-line sign up we use for the Pumpkin Patch)

2) Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on signup.com)

3) Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. It's that easy!       

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please call 774-316-6395 and they can sign you up manually.




Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

on the Town Common


Join Rev. Christen, the Walpole clergy community, and civic leaders for a community-wide vigil to remember those we've lost to drug overdoses in town. Help us to spread the word: Stop the stigma. Stop the addiction.




Weekly Announcements

This Sunday, July 2 is the first Sunday of the month.  That means that we will do a special blessing for everyone who has a July birthday or anniversary.  If you have a July birthday or anniversary we hope that you will join us this Sunday.

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Summer time, summer time! Yes, summer is here, as is our summer worship schedule. One service at 9:30am ~ will continue through Labor Day weekend (September 3).

Please remember that although you may go on vacation during the summer, your church does not. We are here all summer for you. We ask that you remember to keep up your financial commitment to the church during the summer months. For those of you who are away on summer weekends, you can drop your envelope off during the week or mail it to the church office.

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How does your garden grow? Beginning with Sunday, June 11 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 25)

44 adults & 3 children = 47




Save the Date...Thursday, July 27!

Outdoor Movie Night!

Join us for a family movie night under the stars... 

The movie will start at dusk (around 8:00/8:30 pm) and is open to the public.

The movie is free and we will have strawberry shortcake and other refreshments for sale.

...mark your calendars now!




In Our Prayers

Todd King, George Najarian, Marjorie Hall, Fran P., Patricia, Judy Valle, Annabelle, Maureen & Family, Kathy & Family, Ed Glebus, Owen O'Shea, Harry Pritoni, George

We also continue to remember: Frank Baronie, Jan Bryson, Kathleen Caldwell, Mike Carr, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Jane Emswiler, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Samantha, Annabelle & Emma Fleming, Sandy Frye, Beverly Happnie, Bette & Bob Helm, Raymond Hoyt, Mary Krick, David Kurriss, Dick Lane, Bob Laurie, Mary Lou McGurk, Dena Miller, Brandon Perreault, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Lois Staula, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Grant, Lily, Molly, Nancy, Olivia, Sandy, Sarah

  • 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.

Parish Cycle of Prayer:   Allyson & Brian Foley and Family, Jean & George Ford, Martha Fowle, Amy & Scott Fuller & Family

Walpole Cycle of Prayer:   Union Congregational Church

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   Grace Church, New Bedford; St. Andrew's Church, New Bedford; St. Martin's Church, New Bedford; Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center; Congregations: Parish Historians

The flowers on the altar are from the memorial service for Cleta Davis and are given in memory of Cleta and Jim Davis by their family.


+ + + 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.




Summer Schedules...

Now through September 4 the office will be open three days a week
(Tues - Thurs; 10am - 2:30pm)
unless otherwise posted.



Office Hours

This Week (week ending July 1)

Tuesday - Thursday

10:00am - 2:30pm


Next Week (week ending July 8)

The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4
in observance of Independence Day

The office will be open:
Wednesday, July 5 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, July 6 

10:00am - 3:30pm


Summer e-News

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

Tues, June 27

Tues, July 11

Tues, July 25

Tues, August 8

Tues, August 22

We will return to a weekly format beginning Tuesday, Sept 5.

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Rev. Christen is in the office most weeks on
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.


If you have a pastoral emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. 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.




Office Notes...

E-Mail & Sunday Announcements Deadlines

Announcements and notices for the Weekly e-News e-mails must be received in the office by noon on 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.



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


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Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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