Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish


May 15 - 22, 2018


From Rev. Christen's Desk


Dear Epiphany Parish,

This Sunday is Pentecost, which means 'the Fiftieth Day'. Pentecost is the day when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the Church to be our advocate. This Sunday, we will also baptize a new Christian into the body of Christ and the community of the church. During the service, everyone in the congregation will be invited to renew his or her own baptismal vows. If you were baptized as an infant, these vows were made on your behalf by people that loved you: maybe your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, or other baptismal sponsors. You then confirmed these vows at your confirmation, taking on the responsibility for living out these vows yourself. We renew these vows as a community a number of times throughout the year to remind ourselves of the promises that we have made to live our faith through our lives. This Sunday, come and celebrate Pentecost with us as we rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit and come help us welcome the newly baptized into our community as we renew our own baptismal promises.


Celebrant    Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People        I will, with God's help.


Celebrant    Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People        I will, with God's help.


Celebrant    Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People        I will, with God's help.


Celebrant    Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People        I will, with God's help.


Celebrant    Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People        I will, with God's help.


We will celebrate Pentecost in many ways during our worship this weekend, but one tradition of Pentecost is to wear red!


Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen



Epiphany Runners!

Don't forget to register for this year's Village Fair 5K!  Click here to go directly to the registration form.  



Is someone in your family graduating this Spring? 



On June 3, we will be recognizing those in our church family who are graduating. If you (or a family member) are graduating please get the information (graduate's name, school, degree, etc.) to the church office by May 28 so we can include it in the e-News on May 29 and the Sunday worship program on June 3.




 Help Us Make our Driveway Safe 

Next Sunday, May 20th, after the 10:00am service, we need volunteers to help us clean up the driveway!

The snowplow did a number on our driveway this year and we need to remove the broken pieces of asphalt so we can patch the driveway before the Village Fair.

Please bring gloves, buckets and help us clean up for 20 minutes after the service.



On June 9, Epiphany will be hosting our 70th Village Fair. This Epiphany tradition takes all of us to make it a successful event and we need your help! Please come to our planning meetings to find out more information and ways that you can get involved.

The next meeting will be May 20 after the 10 o'clock service in the undercroft.  Come catch the excitement!  Come find out how you can participate in this Epiphany tradition!  There is one final meeting scheduled for June 3. 

Don't forget to sign up for the Village Fair 5K! It's easy - just click on this link:www.villagefair5K.com 

The Ever-Popular Village Fair Basket Raffle ~
The 70th Epiphany Parish Village Fair is just 3 weeks away! It is time to start gathering items for the raffle baskets.


The lottery board has been the biggest raffle ticket seller for the past two years! In order to put the lottery board together we are asking each parishioner/family to donate a lottery scratch ticket (denomination of your choosing).


We are still seeking completed baskets - you can do it on your own or make it a family event! Or get together with a couple of friends - it is always more fun to shop with a friend!  Popular themes include Family Movie Night, Day at the Beach, Tea Time, Welcome Baby, Red Sox, Rainy Day Kid's Activities...just to name a few!  Create your own or see more suggestions on the sign-up sheet in the undercroft.

Don't have the time to do a complete basket? Please consider donating a gift card or other new item that we may use in putting baskets together. New jewelry, picture frames, bottles of wine, or perhaps you have access to tickets for a sporting event or movie/play.


A sign-up sheet is posted in the undercroft to sign up for basket donations. If you wish to donate items or scratch tickets you may give the items to Jean Ford or Nancy Parnagian at any time. In lieu of donating specific items we are happy to accept a small cash contribution so we can purchase fill-in items on your behalf.

Please have all donations at the church by May 27 to give the assembly crew time to do their magic.  Donations can be brought to the office during regular office hours or bring them on Sunday morning. 


Please call or email Jean or Nancy with any questions you have. Thanks so much for your help!


Nancy Parnagian                  Jean Ford

508-668-5387                     (cell) 508-954-1958

And don't forget the 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! 



BCH Camp News


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.   

Looking for a weekend getaway this summer? 


For the very first time since opening in 2003, the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center is offering an


Open Guest Weekend:

Friday, July 27th - Sunday, July 29th


The Open Guest Weekend is a perfect opportunity to unwind from the usual routine, unplug the computers, TV's and phones, and refresh the body and soul with the relaxing nature discovered around the Barbara C. Harris Center. This all-inclusive 2 night/6 meal package is open to the general public and is designed for families, couples and individuals. 


While the BCH Center will have optional group activities scheduled throughout the weekend, guests may enjoy themselves however they choose. Let us take care of the cooking and cleaning, while you enjoy a much needed recharge.

Click here for more information. 



Weekly Announcements


Chowdah to Go ~ Sat, May 19 & Sun, May 20 at Union Congregational Church in East Walpole. Fish and Corn Chowder, $5.00 a bowl - pre-order now by calling 508-668-1355 (please leave your name and a phone number)



Feel Like Royalty ~ St. Paul's Episcopal Church [Dedham] cordially invites you to the wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19th. The wedding will ceremony will be broadcast in the nave of St. Paul's at 11:00am followed by a reception. Hats, gloves and festive wedding attire encouraged. Free of charge - all are welcome!  And our own Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry has been invited by Prince Harry and Megan Markle to preach at their ceremony.



Epiphany Meals ~ The Pastoral Care Committee is creating a list of Parishioners who would be willing to cook and deliver a meal for parishioners going through a health crisis or a death in the family. If you would like to be a part of this important ministry, please email Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com.  



Coffee Hour & Punch-on-the-Lawn Host Volunteers Needed ~ You don't need to be a "Martha Stewart" to host Coffee Hour following the 10am service!  If you can pick up a few snacks/goodies at the market and make a pot of coffee or two, you can host Coffee Hour.  And beginning June 10 we shift to punch on the front lawn for the summer.  If you are willing to help out with this ministry please contact Alison DiPasca.



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.  May 20, June 3 & 10 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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Attendance Last Sunday
(May 13)

8:00am: 7 adults & 0 children = 7        

10:00am: 43 adults & 10 children = 53




~ In Our Prayers ~ 


Jim, Nancy Harrington, Carol Hudson, Bill Davidson, Charlie Hall, Dick Brideau, Jack Hammill, Sandy Hammill, Patti Marchand, Barbara Horton

We also continue to remember: Frank Baronie, Jan Bryson, Alma Dempsey, Clinton Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Vicki Fabbri, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Beverly Happnie, Todd King, Bob Laurie, Dena Miller, George Najarian, Richard Parnagian, Harry Pritoni, Robert Quimby, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Rick Warrender, Ellie White, Barbara, Grant, Maureen & Family, Molly, 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: Cynthia Brown-Reardon, Parker Chick

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nancy Munro, Carolyn & Gerry Murphy, Jean & George Najarian, Laura Nelson & Tiberius Herman

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

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. James' Church, Amesbury; Christ Church, Andover; All Saints' Church, Chelmsford; St. James' Church, Groveland; Trinity Church, Haverhill

Celebrating Birthdays:May 21: Sophie Procaccini; May 24: Jane Giovannucci, Bill McHugh; May 25: Hope Colegrove, Devon Cormier; May 26: Olivia DiPasca

Celebrating Anniversaries: May 26: Phyllis & Don MacKinnon


The altar flowers are given by Diane & Doug Miller in thanksgiving for Kevin's graduation.

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.

5 Things

2 Do This Week


1) Buy a lottery ticket for the Village Fair Lottery Board.  (Bring it to church on Sunday and give it to Jean Ford) 

2) Attend the Village Fair meeting following the 10:00 service this Sunday.

3) Sign up to host Punch on the Lawn some Sunday this summer. 

4) If you haven't already - sign up for the Village Fair 5K at www.villagefair5k.com. Not a runner? Share the link with your friends on social media.

5) Join us for Worship on Sunday at 8am or 10am



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

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



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This Week at Epiphany


Tues, May 15, 2018

7:00 pm Vestry [open meeting] (Vestry Room)


Wed, May 16, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group (Sanctuary)

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, May 17, 2018

11:00 am Pastoral Care (Vestry Room)

2:00 pm Harrington House


Fri, May 18, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, May 20, 2018

Pentecost with Baptism

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, May 21, 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, May 23, 2018

9:00 am Walpole Clergy Prayer Group (Sanctuary)

11:30 am Senior/Retiree Luncheon (undercroft)
7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft) 



June 3rd is


Join us on June 3rd at the 10am service for Youth Sunday! Epiphany Youth will be involved in helping with all parts of our church service and we will honor the hard work that our faithful Sunday School teachers put in all year!

We will also be honoring our graduating seniors and the families that have been participating in our Communion class this spring. Information for how to sign your child up to help with the service will be emailed to our Sunday School families.



Participating in Worship on May 20




Click here for this week's lectionary readings.

8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Worship Leader:

Elaine Glebus 


10:00 am


Michael Barrett 

Dimitrius Martinez 

Paul Donlan 

Worship Leaders:

Cindy Stockwell 

Jay Barrett 

Jo-Ann Barrett 


Jay Barrett 

Greg Clinton 

Altar Guild:

Betty Riley
Pam Cormier



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.



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 May 19)

Monday - Thursday

10:00am - 2:30pm

Next Week
(week ending May 26)

Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday
10:00am - 2:30pm

Rev. Christen will be in the office on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

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


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62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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