Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish

October 2 - 9, 2018   



3 Things

2 Do This Week

1) Sign-up for a few shifts selling pumpkins: Click Here

2) Sign up this Sunday in church to help cook and serve dinner on Monday, October 15th at Breaking Bread


3) 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



This Week at Epiphany

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Fri, Oct. 5, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, Oct. 7, 2018

8:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I

10:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

11:00 am Coffee Hour (undercroft)

11:30 am Executive Committee (Christen's Office)


Mon, Oct. 8, 2018

Columbus Day

Office Closed

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)



Participating in Worship on

October 7

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


 Click here for this week's readings

8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Lay Reader:

Elaine Glebus

10:00 am


Alexia Clinton 

Briella Clinton 

Jake Hutnick 

Lay Leaders:

Janice Allman 

Jean Najarian

Jo-Ann Barrett 


Corwin Hee 

Greg Clinton 

Altar Guild:

Elaine Glebus 




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Office Notices

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.



The office is open

this week (w/e Oct 6)

Monday - Thursday,

10:00am to 2:30pm.


The office is open

next week (w/e Oct 13)

Tuesday - Thursday,

10:00am to 2:30pm.

The office will be closed on Monday, Oct 8 in observance of Columbus Day 


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.



From Rev. Christen's Desk


Dear Epiphany Parish,


Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to help set up the Pumpkin Patch! It was a perfect fall day and we unloaded the truck in record time.


I want to especially thank the Walpole High School Freshmen, JV, and Varsity soccer teams. Every year around 50 of their players come to help us unload the truck. I am so grateful for their support.


If you haven't signed up to staff a shift or two at the pumpkin patch, please consider doing so. It's fun and easy and we can show you how to do it. We sell far more pumpkins when the patch is staffed so it is also a great way to help support Epiphany Parish!


This past Sunday, the vestry launched a "Pave the Way" fundraiser to help expand and resurface the driveway. This is an important project that will make our driveway safer for our parish and all the groups that use our facilities. A separate email will go out this week with more information; I hope that you will consider donating.

Happy Fall!

Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen




Notes from the Vestry Meeting  

on Tuesday September 18:

  • The Vestry approved a plan to expand the driveway and repave the driveway and parking lot.  Over the past few months, the vestry has been working to determine how to make the driveway safer and more accessible for everyone who uses it.  The expansion will allow two-way traffic in between the parking lot and the street.  The funds are available to pay for about 75% of the total cost, and the rest will be raised in a parish-wide fundraiser, "Pave the Way" that will be announced next week
  • In the process of getting estimates for the driveway expansion, our arborist, Chris Galasso, informed us that the large tulip tree by the office door is dying.  This is the same tree that was hit by lightning last summer.  The property committee is working with Galasso tree and our insurance company to come up with a plan to remove the tree in the next year or so.  The tulip tree is currently not a safety hazard and the property committee will be monitoring it over the next several months to make sure the building and grounds remain safe.



The Pumpkins are HERE!


Our church grounds now look like this:

We will be selling pumpkins every day throughout the month of October. Weekdays we staff the patch from 11:30am to 5:30pm and on weekends from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Each day is broken down into 2 hour shifts. Working the patch is fun and a great way to meet new people or to participate in a fun family activity!

The following shifts are still open this week:

Wed, Oct 3:  1:30 to 3:30 and 3:30 to 5:30pm

Thurs, Oct 4:  3:30 to 5:30pm

Fri, Oct 5:  3:30 to 5:30pm

Sat, Oct 6:  3:00 to 6:00pm 

There are two ways you can sign up to work at The Patch. We will have the "traditional" paper sign up board in the undercroft, and we will also have an on-line sign up (so you can sign up from the comfort of home!) It's easy:

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click here to see our signup on SignUp.com.

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) that fit into your schedule.

3) Sign up! It's that easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the church office and we can sign you up manually.

Either way, we hope you will plan to be part of this great fellowship and fundraising activity  



Epiphany Hosts Breaking Bread


Epiphany Parish will be preparing and serving a meal at Breaking Bread on Monday, October 15th.  Breaking Bread is a free community meal that takes place every Monday night at United Church in Walpole.  We need volunteers from 4:00-5:30pm to set up and prepare food and from 5:30-7:00pm to serve the food and help clean up.  


Each of the six churches in town as well as several community groups takes a Monday night to serve Walpole as outreach.   


Please let Jay Barrett know if you are able to help - jebarrett322@verizon.net or 508-668-3053. You can also sign up by emailing the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net 




Weekly Announcements


Altar Flowers ~ Our regular delivery of altar flowers has begun. Donating altar flowers for Sunday morning is a wonderful way remember loved ones who have passed or to celebrate something or someone special to you. The recommended donation is $40 for one vase/$75 for both. If you would like to sign up for flowers in the coming months please see the poster on the bulletin board in the lower Narthex (to the left of the door upon exiting the church) to see available dates, or contact the church office during the week.

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Baptism Offered - We are offering baptism this Fall on Sunday, November 4. If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact the church office.

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Meals for the Marchands ~ Epiphany Parish is bringing meals for Patti and Frenchie Marchand once a week while Patti is receiving treatment for lung cancer. If you would like to sign up to bring a meal for the Marchands, please email the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net.

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Join the choir! ~ Do you like to sing? We need more singers for our communion choir each week. This is a fun and easy way to help enhance our worship together. Please email Nancy Wakefield, our music director, if you would like to participate. Her email is: 



In Our Prayers


Barbara Horton, Bill Davidson, Patti Marchand

We also continue to remember: Richland Arcikowski, Frank Baronie, Dick Brideau, Jan Bryson, Marie & Paul Canavan, Scott Dalrymple, Clinton Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Jane Emswiler, Vicki Fabbri, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Jane Giovannucci, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Nancy Griswold, Jack Hammill, Sandy Hammill, Beverly Happnie, Nancy Harrington, Todd King, Bob Laurie, Laura Marchese, Dena Miller, George Najarian, Alex Panosian, 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, Jim, Mark and Alexis, 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: Rose Boyadjian

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Louise Trotman-Pitt, Tina Valentine, Shari & Mike Vigneau and Family, Nancy Wakefield

Walpole Cycle of Prayer: All Nations Worship Center

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmanuel Church, Braintree; St. Stephen's Church, Cohasset; Brotherhood of St. Andrew; United Interfaith Action

Celebrating Birthdays:  Oct. 8: James Brennan; Oct. 11: Susan Shea; Oct. 12: Dick Klobucher

Celebrating Anniversaries: Oct. 9: Dorothy & Paul Donlan, Debra & Chuck Zarba


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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Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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