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

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, March 20, 2018

7:00 pm Vestry (Vestry Room)


Wed, March 21, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, March 22, 2018

7:00 pm Finance Committee (Vestry Room)


Fri, March 23, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

8:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I

9:30 am Sunday School Palm Sunday Workshop (undercroft)

10:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

11:00 am Coffee Hour (undercroft)

11:15 am Lenten Program (undercroft)


Mon, March 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)


Wed, March 28, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Participating in Worship on March 25


Palm/Passion Sunday 


Click here

for this week's lectionary readings


8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Worship Leader:

Danielle Horton 


10:00 am


Michael Barrett 


Paul Donlan 

Worship Leaders:

Kevin Miller 

Jean Najarian 

Jo-Ann Barrett


Corwin Hee 

Jay Barrett 

Altar Guild:

Jane Giovannucci
Betty Riley 



Last Sunday 

(March 11)

11 adults
0 children
Total = 11

49 adults
12 children
Total = 61


Palm Sunday 

March 25th

8:00am Rite I service of Holy Communion

10:00am Rite II service of Holy Communion with Oboe and Passion Reading


Maundy Thursday

March 29th

7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday service with Foot-washing - Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street, Walpole)


Good Friday

March 30th

3:00 pm - Ecumenical Stations of the Cross, beginning at Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street) and ending at United Church in Walpole (30 Common Street)

7:00 pm - Good Friday service with Reserve Sacrament - Church of the Advent (28 Pleasant Street, Medfield)


Holy Saturday

March 31st

7:00 pm - Easter Vigil, Church of the Advent (28 Pleasant Street, Medfield)


Easter Sunday

April 1st

(both services at Epiphany Parish)

8:00 am - Holy Communion ~ Rite I

10:00 am - Holy Communion ~ Rite II

Annual Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:00am service


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 email Joe Cormier at jpcormier@comcast.net. More information, including rental fees, is available upon request.

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Weekly e-News
from Epiphany Parish

March 20 - 27, 2018   


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Dear Epiphany Parish,


This past Sunday, people from around our deanery gathered for a moving and beautiful prayer service here at Epiphany Parish to pray for an end to gun violence. It was wonderful to be together and this service created a prayerful space for people to come together to share stories, to pray, and to begin to think together about action that we can all take to end gun violence in our country.


This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and it is the day when we as the church gather to celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, hear the passion story, and sit and keep watch as the story begins to turn towards the cross. I hope that you will join us as we enter into this most sacred story together.


After church on Sunday, there will be a forum with the Rev. Donna Vuilleumier, a UCC minister who is a hospice chaplain and spiritual counselor for Kindred Healthcare. This forum is the second part of our Lenten program on death and dying. Rev. Vuilleumier will be leading us in a discussion on end-of-life care and how to have important conversations about end of life wishes with loved ones. This forum will take place in the undercroft after the 10am service.


This week, as we turn towards Holy Week, I invite you to come and worship with us and enter into Jesus' death and resurrection. This year, Epiphany Parish is partnering with Church of the Advent in Medfield for Holy Week services. A full schedule of services and locations can be found in this e-news.


Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen


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Final Lenten Program Session This Sunday


Sunday, March 25, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Dying Well: Planning for End of Life Care with Hospice Chaplain Rev. Donna Vuilleumier.

As a continuation of our Lenten programs about dying and end-of-life care, Rev. Vuilleumier will lead a forum about end-of-life care. She will talk about the practical choices that need to be made, as well as how our beliefs and spirituality inform these decisions. This conversa­tion will take place in the undercroft after the 10am service.


Holy Week & Easter


This year, Epiphany Parish in Walpole and Church of the Advent in Medfield will be partnering together for Holy Week services. Below is our 2018 Holy Week Schedule:


Maundy Thursday ~ Thursday, March 29

7:00pm - Maundy Thursday service with Foot-washing - Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street, Walpole)

Good Friday ~ Friday March 30

3:00pm - Ecumenical Stations of the Cross, beginning at Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street) and ending at United Church in Walpole (30 Common Street)

7:00pm - Good Friday service with Reserve Sacrament - Church of the Advent (28 Pleasant Street, Medfield)


Holy Saturday ~ Saturday March 31

7:00 pm - Easter Vigil, Church of the Advent (28 Pleasant Street, Medfield)


Easter Sunday ~ Sunday April 1 

(both services at Epiphany Parish)

8:00am - Holy Communion-Rite I

10:00am - Holy Communion-Rite II

Annual Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:00am service


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Palm Sunday ~ Reading of the Passion Gospel


On Palm Sunday, March 25, at the 10:00 service we will once again read the Passion Gospel as a dramatic reading.  We would like to reach out beyond our regular group of readers and welcome anyone in the congregation who might be interested in participating in this once a year reading. (No long-term commitment - just one Sunday.) 


Below is a list of the parts along with the number of times each person speaks.  There are also five parts (marked with an *) that are intended for multiple readers (although one person can read them).  If you are not comfortable reading alone this is a chance to read with a group of friends or your family.

If you are interested in taking part on Sunday, March 25 please e-mail Cindy Stockwell at Cindy.Stockwell@triliamedia.com and let her know what part you are interested in - first come, first served, so don't wait too long to contact her!


NARRATORS: 52 (these lines will be divided between two people)















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Easter Egg Hunt

Yes! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt this year!

This is a wonderful Epiphany tradition that the children really enjoy. We ask that you contact Jan Nuzzolo (jan.nuzzolo@gmail.com) to register your child for this event - this helps us to ensure we have plenty of eggs.

This event is for children Sunday School age and younger (all children up through Grade 8).


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Thank You!! 

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with Breaking Bread on March 12.


We had plenty of help and enjoyed connecting with each other. We served 26 guests and had 9 takeout dinners. George Ford again did wonders with a New England Boiled dinner. We served cheese, crackers and grapes for an appetizer, a garden salad and mixed desserts.


Thank you to all who helped - George Ford, Bob Laurie, Pat Grant, Rhonda Banks, John Parnagian, Natalie Lee and her grandson, Jane Giovannucci, Jim Langmead, Ali, Bryan and Liv DiPasca, Mike Barrett, and Mark Helm. Thank you, also to Rev. Christen for being there to help and to lead the grace. It was a great way to provide a service to our community.


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Recycling Event Scheduled for April 7


Epiphany Parish will be holding its fourth annual recycling event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9am-1pm. We will be collecting computers, cell phones and other electronic devices and appliances. In the spirit of zero waste, this year's drive will also include other local charities.

Fees range from $5 for recycling cell phones, up to $35 for larger items such as console TVs. Recycling fees for electronics and appliances are payable by check or cash and will benefit Epiphany Parish of Walpole. To ensure privacy, hard drives will be removed on site and transported, along with smartphones, in a locked box and undergo secure data destruction by a certified recycler.

In addition to electronics recycling, representatives from New Life Furniture Bank of MA (formerly known as New Life Home Refurnishings) will be on site to accept donations of household furnishings that are clean and in good working condition. Please see New Life's web site at  http://www.newlifefb.org/donate-furniture for details on donations they will accept. Representatives from the Walpole Community Food Pantry will also be on site to collect non-perishable food, household, and personal care items. For details see  http://www.walpolecommunityfoodpantry.org/donations.

For more information, please call the Epiphany Parish office at 508-668-2353 Monday - Thursday between 10am - 2:00 pm.

Help us spread the word!  We have several copies of the poster here in the office.  As you are running about town doing errands why not tack up a poster at your favorite shop?  We have a list of area shops who will let us post our flyer - come by and get a few and help us spread the word! 


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Weekly Announcements...


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!


Communion Class ~ If your 5-8 year old would like to participate in the "This Bread, This Cup" communion class but you were not able to make the meeting on Sunday, it's not too late! Rev. Christen is willing to meet with families to go over the at-home program. If you would like to participate this spring, please email Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com


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.


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In Our Prayers

Grant, Ellie White, Clinton Dempsey, Bill Emswiler,
Carol Hudson, Vicki Fabbri, Skip Gould

We also continue to remember: Frank Baronie, Jan Bryson, Kathleen Caldwell, Mike Carr, Bill Davidson, Alma Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Ed Glebus, Marjorie Hall, Beverly Happnie, Barbara Horton, Todd King, Mary Krick, 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: Ross Vance

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Meridith & John Whalen and Family, Mary Jane & William Wiles, Kristin & Tony Wilkins and Family, Michelle & Doug Wilmot and Family

Walpole Cycle of Prayer:The Protestant Chaplaincy at Cedar Junction & Bay State Correctional Facility

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints Parish, Brookline; Church of Our Saviour, Brookline; St. Paul's Church, Brookline; Episcopal Chaplaincy at Boston University, Brookline; The Church Home Society

Celebrating Birthdays:Mar. 25: Charles Zarba, Trey Shea; Mar. 27: Paul D. Donlan, Mason Scardocci; Mar. 28: Neil DiMartinis; Mar. 30: Nancy Munro; Mar. 31: Daryl Popp

Celebrating Anniversaries:Mar. 29: Jane & Ed Giovannucci


+ + + + + 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.


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The office is open this week (w/e March 24):

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

The office will be open next week (w/e March 31):

Monday - Thursday ~10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday ~ noon - 3:00pm

Rev. Christen will be 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.


Notes 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.



Easter Plants

Please complete and mail this form with your check to donate Easter plants.




I am enclosing  $                                                  


In memory of/in thanksgiving for:




Return by April 11th to:

Epiphany Parish Flower Fund

62 Front Street; Walpole, MA 02081

Make checks payable to Epiphany Parish and write "Easter Flowers" in the memo line


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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