Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish


January 9 - 16, 2018

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

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

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Michael Barrett

Youth Member






This Week at Epiphany 


Wed, Jan 10, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, Jan 11, 2018

7:00 pm Property Committee (Vestry Room)


Fri, Jan 12, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, Jan 14, 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)

11:30 am Executive Committee  

(Christen's Office)


Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Day

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)


Tues, Jan 16, 2018

7:00 pm Vestry  

(Vestry Room)


Wed, Jan 17, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)




Participating in Worship on
January 14  


The Second Sunday after Epiphany


Click here for this week's readings


8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Worship Leader:

Danielle Horton


10:00 am


Darius Martinez 

Dimitrius Martinez 

Jake Hutnick 

Worship Leaders:

Shirley Hutchins 

Jean Najarian 

Pam Cormier 


Ellen Grant 

John Parnagian 

Altar Guild:

Sandy Clinton 

Kevin Miller 



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
to learn about the many opportunities to serve.




Last Sunday

(January 7)

8:00 am

9 adults

0 Children

Total = 9


10:00 am

38 adults

11 Children

Total = 49

From Rev. Christen's Desk


Dear Epiphany Parish,

This morning I put my Christmas tree out on the curb for pickup. This is always a bittersweet moment each year. I love having a tree up and decorated in my living room, but as soon as Epiphany comes, I'm usually ready to put away the decorations and sweep up the needles off the floor. There is something about the New Year that always makes me want to plan, to organize, to clean, to put away the Christmas decorations and to get ready for the New Year by putting everything in its proper place.

Over the past few weeks, my physical world has felt pretty chaotic. Partly because of my ankle injury and partly because of my schedule, over the past few weeks my dining room table has become stacked high with papers, my office at home looks like a bomb exploded, and my basement is full of boxes that have yet to be unpacked.

This week, when I was given the OK by the doctor to put weight on my ankle, one of the first things that I did was begin to clean. I spent almost all of last Thursday and Friday sweeping, vacuuming, washing, unpacking, and organizing.

As my physical world began to come back to order, I began to spend some time thinking about my spiritual life. When we clean up our homes and our offices and get rid of the things that no longer serve us, things that are broken, things we no longer enjoy, or items that are no longer useful, we make room in our lives for what really matters to us. Of course, God's love is in no way contingent on how clean our home is, but cleaning does help us make choices about our priorities, how we spend our time, and what we make space for in our lives.

As we begin this New Year, what do your choices say about your priorities? Is there anything that needs to be let go from your home or life? Do you need to make more space in your home or in your life for the people, responsibilities, and opportunities that really matter to you? Is there anything that is keeping you from recognizing God's love already at work in your life?

Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen



Vestry Nominations


In advance of our Annual Meeting in February, the Nominating Committee will soon be accepting nominations for vestry positions.  Beginning on Sunday you will find vestry nomination boxes in the lower Narthex near the front door and on the shelf next to the side door to the parking lot. We will be voting on all vestry officers (Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Clerk, and Treasurer) each for a one year term.  We will also be electing two members-at-large.  More information about vestry positions and term-lengths will be posted next to the nomination boxes.   


You may nominate yourself or someone else by Sunday,  January 21st.  If you would like to nominate someone for a position, please get that person's permission before placing their name in the box.   If you have any questions, please email Pam Cormier or Jeff Groves.


New this year - you can also place nominations via e-mail at office.epiphany@verizon.net.  Be sure to include:

  1. the name of the person you are nominating
  2. the position you are nominating them for
  3. contact information for the person you are nominating (don't assume we have it in the office)



Save these dates!


Upcoming Lenten Programs at Epiphany:

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! ~ All are welcome to join us in the undercroft on Tuesday, February 13th from 6pm-8pm for a Pancake Supper. There will be activities for children including the world-famous pancake flipping races! 


Ash Wednesday Services of Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes ~ Wednesday, February 14th at 12:00pm and at 7:00pm



Weekly Announcements


Please note: In this really cold weather the side door of the church is not closing properly on its own.  If you are the last to leave please give the door a tug to ensure that it is closed/latched.  Thank you!

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Annual Meeting & Annual Reports ~ Our parish annual meeting will be held on Sunday, February 4 following the 10:00 service. Submissions for the annual report are due in the office by Thursday, January 18. If you are responsible for one of our church's ministries, please start thinking about your annual report.

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Altar Flowers ~ Do you want to commemorate a special date in your life? Celebrate a birthday or anniversary? Honor the memory of someone special? Do you sim­ply want to give thanks for a blessing? Flowers are a wonderful way to do so while adding a splash of color and beauty to our Sunday morning worship service.  January 28, February 4 & 11 are still available. See the sign up poster in the Narthex or you can sign up by e-mailing office.epiphany@verizon.net, or by calling the parish office to reserve one of these dates or to check for future dates. You are invited to make a donation of $40 for one vase or $75 for both vases; however donations of any amount are welcome to help defray the cost of flowers.  Thank you!

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Are you wearing your name tag? - Our Parish is growing! Are you seeing new faces in church and at Coffee Hour and wondering who these folks are? Then chances are they are also wondering who you are, too! We endeavor to be a friendly church and name tags help those who are new to our Parish learn who we are. You will find your name tags hanging at the bottom of the stairs when you go to the undercroft for Coffee Hour - if you cannot find yours please put your name on the list and we will get you one! Let's be the place where everyone knows our names - even newcomers!





In Our Prayers

George Najarian, Nicole Shirley, Elizabeth, Mary Lou McGurk, Debbie Horton, Ashley Rose, Todd King

We also continue to remember: Don Ball, 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, Mary Krick, Dick Lane, Ellen & Bob Laurie, , Dena Miller, George Najarian, Owen O'Shea, Harry Pritoni, Susie & John Rogers, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Jackie Sones, Lois Staula, Don Uliano, Ross Vance, Tina Valentine, Rick Warrender, Micky Welling, Barbara, Ed, 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.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Edna & Tom Fuller, Jane & Ed Giovannucci, Beth Giovannucci and Family, Sarah Giovannucci and Family

Walpole Cycle of Prayer: St. Mary's Parish

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmanuel Church, Boston; St. Augustine's & St. Martin's Church, Boston; Deans; Deanery Co-conveners; Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Celebrating Birthdays:Jan. 14: Danielle Horton; Jan. 16: Justin Schneider; Jan. 19: Erich Gotthardt, Ian Klobucher


The altar flowers are given in loving memory of Elizabeth Baronie by her grandchildren Kevin Miller and Susan & Rick Shea and 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.



Office Hours


The office is open this week (w/e Jan 13)

Tuesday - Thursday ~ 10:00am to 3:30pm

The office will be open next week (w/e Jan 20)
The office will be closed on Monday January 15 for Martin Luther King Day

The office will be open

Tuesday - Thursday ~ 10:00am to 3:30pm


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.


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?

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Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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