Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish

 

February 20 - 27, 2018

Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA 02081

508-668-2353

www.epiphany-walpole.org

 

Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Christen H. Mills

christen.epiphany@gmail.com

 

Organist

Nancy Wakefield

nanwake@yahoo.com

 

Parish Administrator

Liz Knox

office.epiphany@verizon.net

 

Sunday School Superintendent

Jennifer Hee

jenhee29@hotmail.com

 

Sr. Warden

Pamela Cormier

pam.jpcormier@comcast.net

 

Jr. Warden

Mark Helm

mar3lyn@comcast.net

 

Treasurer

Jan Nuzzolo

jan.nuzzolo@gmail.com

 

Financial Secretary

Nancy Parnagian

 

Pledging Secretary

John Parnagian

 

Clerk

Kate Procaccini

knprocaccini@gmail.com

 

Vestry Members

Kevin Miller

kmiller@mountida.edu

 

Nancy Parnagian

blazer1992@verizon.net

 

Janice Allman

allmanjanice@gmail.com

 

Donald MacKinnon

= = =

 

Alison DiPasca

agdipasca@yahoo.com

 

George Ford

george.ford@comcast.net



 

 

 

 

A Message from Bishops United Against Gun Violence

 

The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates and the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, are members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence and commend the following statement issued by the coalition on Feb. 16.

Click here to read the statement. 

 

 

This Week at Epiphany 

 

Tues, Feb 20, 2018

7:00 pm Vestry (Vestry Room)

 

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Group - Morning Prayer

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)

 

Thurs, Feb 22, 2018

7:00 pm Finance Committee (Vestry Room)

 

Fri, Feb 23, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)

 

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Second Sunday in Lent

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, Feb 26, 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)

 

 

Participating in Worship on 

February 25

 

The Second Sunday
in Lent 

    

 Click here for this week's readings

 

8:00 am

Acolyte:

Peter Ellison


Worship Leader:

Danielle Horton  

 

10:00 am

Acolytes:

Rachel Perreault 

Alexia Clinton 

Briella Clinton 


Worship Leaders:

Dick Power 

Kevin Miller 

Nancy Barry 


Ushers:

Joe Cormier 

Rick Shea 


Altar Guild:

TBD

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Attendance

Last Sunday

(February 18)

8:00 am

3adults

0 Children

Total = 3

 

10:00 am

27 adults

0 Children

Total = 27

 

 

Lost & [waiting to be] Found

We have accumulated a few items in the office that have gotten separated from their owners...if you are missing any of the following please contact the office.

Sunglasses (Ladies) found on the wing chair in the office.

An earring Silver & turquoise found in the Ladies rest room.

An iPod found in one of the Sunday School classrooms

 

From Rev. Christen's Desk

 

Dear Epiphany Parish,

 

This Sunday will be our first Lenten program of this season. We will meet in the vestry room after the 10:00am service. I will be leading a discussion on Christian theology of death/dying and how to begin thinking about funeral planning. I know that many of us are thinking ahead for ourselves or are thinking about how to talk to loved ones about planning for a funeral and/or end of life care. In our theology, death is not an ending to life, but a change in life. The Episcopal Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer states that, "Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Part of living well as a follower of Christ is to acknowledge that someday we will die and to be prepared for when that day comes. The church helps with this in many ways, by providing pastoral care and community to the dying, by planning funerals for those in our community who have died, and continuing to pray for the dead. I invite you to join us this Sunday to learn about the theology of death and dying in the Episcopal Church and to hear about resources for funeral planning for yourself or how to have that conversation with a loved one.

 

This discussion will be the first of two discussions on death and dying. The next discussion, on March 25 after the 10:00am service will be focused on planning for end of life care.

 

Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen

 

 

Lent at Epiphany

 

What is Lent?

Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.

It's the forty days before Easter (excluding Sundays). Basically, it's about one-tenth of a year (like a tithe of time). This year Lent begins on February 14 (Ash Wednesday) and runs Easter Sunday - April 1st, 2018.


2018 Lenten Program

This year our Lenten program will include a number of different learning opportunities:


Sunday, February 25, 11:15am--12:15pm: Vestry Room ~ Saying Goodbye: Funeral Planning and Theology of Dying


Wednesday, March 7, 7:00pm--8:30pm: Rectory (409 Common Street) ~ Developing a Prayer Practice (*Please RSVP to Rev. Christen at Christen.Epiphany@gmail.com)


Sunday, March 18, 11:15am--12:15pm: Vestry Room ~ This Bread and This Cup: Communion Class for Children and Parents


Sunday, March 25, 11:15am--12:15pm Vestry Room ~ Dying Well: Planning for End of Life Care


Easter Activities

Sunday, April 1 ~ 8am and 10am: Easter Morning Services


Sunday, April 1 ~ after the 10am service: Easter Egg Hunt for Children on the Lawn


Sunday, April 8 ~ 11:15am-12:30pm: undercroft ~  Baking Communion Bread for All Ages (*Please bring an apron)


Sunday, April 29 ~ During the 10:00AM service we will honor and recognize the children and parents who have participated in the Communion Class.

 

 

Did you miss our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper?

    

Here are a few photos: 





 

 

 

Village Fair Planning

 

We are continuing to meet regularly to plan for the 70th Annual Village Fair.  We hope that you will catch the excitement and join us in planning this historic event, not only in the life of our parish, but in our community as well.

The next two meetings are scheduled for March 4 & March 18.  These meetings will be held immediately following the 10:00am service on those days.  

 

 

Diocesan Spring Learning Day

 

All are invited to attend the Diocesan Spring Learning Day on March 3rd from 9am-4pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

This year's Spring Learning Event will look at the need for gracious dialogue among people with different perspectives, passions and experiences.  Gather a group from your congregation and come together with others to acquire and share techniques and inspiration for establishing the church as a gracious place for dialogue on challenging topics and expanding the possibilities for reconciliation and transformation.

The Kaleidoscope Institute will facilitate the day's program, adapted specifically for use in congregations and communities in the Diocese of Massachusetts.

  • Experience a gracious dialogue process focused on the topic of race.
  • Learn how to provide hospitality and prepare people for dialogue, not debate.
  • Learn how to invite people from the church and neighborhood to participate in an initial dialogue to achieve mutual understanding through deep listening.
  • Learn how to access the "Building Bridges" curriculum to continue development as a dialogue facilitator.

Find more information and register
online by Feb. 26 here.

https://www.diomass.org/event/spring-learning-2018

 

 

 

In Our Prayers

Vicki Fabbri, Skip Gould, Tina Valentine, Alma Dempsey, Robert Quimby, Shawn, Barbara Horton, Patrick Fleming, Skylar, Berniece, Ross Vance, Bill Davidson


We also continue to remember: Frank Baronie, Jan Bryson, Kathleen Caldwell, Mike Carr, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Samantha, Annabelle & Emma Fleming, Sandy Frye, Ed Glebus, Marjorie Hall, Beverly Happnie, Bette Helm, Carol Hudson, Todd King, Mary Krick, Dick Lane, Bob Laurie, Dena Miller, George Najarian, Owen O'Shea, Harry Pritoni, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Lois Staula, Don Uliano, Rick Warrender, Micky Welling, Barbara, Ed, Elizabeth, George, Grant, Janet, Joe, Kathy & Family, Lily, Maureen & Family, Molly, 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.

Recently Departed:   Adrienne Garrido, Talia Newfield


Parish Cycle of Prayer: Gail & Duncan Campbell, Carrie Essex-Chenard & Chris Chenard and Family, Greg Clinton and Family, Sandy Clinton and Family


Walpole Cycle of Prayer: All Nations Worship Center


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Barnabas' Church, Falmouth; Christ Church, Harwich Port; St. Andrew's Chapel, Hyannis Port; St. Paul's Church, Nantucket; Congregations: Wardens, Treasurers & Clerks


Celebrating Birthdays:Feb. 25: Betty Riley, Liz Connolly; Feb. 26: Christine Lent, Alex Lent; Feb. 27: Newell Squire, Maria Stockwell; Feb. 28: Natalie Lee; Mar. 1: Kyle Horton, Alicia Langmead; Mar. 3: Kristina Donovan

 

+ + + 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.

 

 

Office Hours

 

The office will be open this week (w/e Feb 24)

Tuesday - Thursday ~ 10:00am to 2:00pm
The office will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day

The office is open next week (w/e Mar 3)

Monday - Thursday ~ 10:00am to 2:00pm

 

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.

 

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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