Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish



June 20 - 27, 2017


From Rev. Christen's Desk


Three Prayers for Summer

For the Good Use of Leisure
(Book of Common Prayer p.825)

O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Travelers (Book of Common Prayer P. 831)

O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; 

protect them from every danger;
and bring them in safety to their journey's end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Morning Prayer (Pat Bergen, C.S.J.) 

Gracious God,
Thank you for the gift of today.
Refresh me. Invite me to discover your presence
In each person that I meet
And every event that I encounter.
Teach me when to speak and when to listen
When to ponder and when to share.
In moments of challenge and decision
Attune my heart to the whisperings of your Wisdom.
As I undertake ordinary and unnoticed tasks,
Gift me with simple joy.
When my day goes well, may I rejoice.
When it grows difficult, surprise me with
New possibilities.
When life is overwhelming, call me to
Sabbath moments
To restore your Peace and Harmony.
May my living today reveal your Goodness.


Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen



69th Annual Village Fair

Financial Update


Here is the news everyone has been waiting for! 


Road Race                                           $3,149

Pancakes                                                  $48

Bake Sale                                                $891

Plants                                                      $180

Games and Rides                                  $610

Food & Strawberry Shortcake        $2,903

White Elephant                                     $746

Raffle and Silent Auction                 $2,251

Books                                                       $211

Less General expenses of               $(1,863)

Net income (as of 6/20/17)             $9,126



Village Fair "De-Briefing" Meeting


Mark your calendars for this coming Sunday, June 25 for a wrap up meeting immediately following the 9:30 service.

Now that the Fair is behind us, we have one final meeting to make a list of our experiences while we have fresh memories of the event...we should discuss the things that went well, things that need improvement, things to add or things to remove. This will help us when we begin planning next year's 70th Annual Village Fair. 

To all who worked on this year's fair - please set this important time aside to attend.

George Ford - 69th Village Fair Chair



Missing Key Ring


The large ring that usually hangs by the side door with the garage key is missing from its usual spot.  If you remember using it in the course of Village Fair set-up or clean-up, please check your pockets, bags, etc. to see if you might still have it.

If you come across it, please let Rev. Christen or the church office know.  It can be dropped off at any time during the week or bring it to church on Sunday.

Thank you!



New Ways to Get Involved at Epiphany Parish


This summer, we are launching two new ways to get involved at Epiphany Parish: A Worship Commission and a Parish Life Committee.

Worship Commission: Will meet 4 times after church throughout the summer to help plan the liturgy and holidays for the upcoming year.

Parish Life Committee: Will meet monthly to plan fellowship events and look at how we welcome newcomers and visitors into this community. One of the first tasks will be to help plan a fall kick-off event.

If you would like to be involved in shaping worship or fellowship at Epiphany Parish, please send an email to office.epiphany@verizon.net Meeting dates will be announced to the parish once they have been scheduled. Meetings will be open to all.



Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday July 12 at 7:00 p.m.  

on the Town Common

Join Rev. Christen, the Walpole clergy community, and civic leaders for a community-wide vigil to remember those we've lost to drug overdoses in town. Help us to spread the word: Stop the stigma. Stop the addiction.

See the Facebook Event HERE 


Weekly Announcements


Summer time, summer time! Yes, summer is here, as is our summer worship schedule. One service at 9:30am ~ will continue through Labor Day weekend (September 3).

Please remember that although you may go on vacation during the summer, your church does not. We are here all summer for you. We ask that you remember to keep up your financial commitment to the church during the summer months. For those of you who are away on summer weekends, you can drop your envelope off during the week or mail it to the church office.

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How does your garden grow? Beginning with Sunday, June 11 we will stop our regular flower deliveries for the summer and, instead, use flowers from our own gardens. If you garden is blooming and you would like to bring flowers on a particular Sunday, please let the office know at office.epiphany@verizon.net.

Please note: If there is a Sunday over the summer that you would like to donate flowers from the florist please give the church office a full week's notice so that we can contact the florist and place a special order for you.

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Attendance Last Sunday
(June 18)

37 adults & 2 children = 39




~ In Our Prayers ~ 

Marjorie Hall, Patricia, Judy Valle, Annabelle, Maureen & Family, Kathy & Family, Ed Glebus, Owen O'Shea, Harry Pritoni, George

We also continue to remember: Frank Baronie, Jan Bryson, Kathleen Caldwell, Mike Carr, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Jane Emswiler, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Samantha, Annabelle & Emma Fleming, Sandy Frye, Beverly Happnie, Bette & Bob Helm, Raymond Hoyt, Mary Krick, David Kurriss, Dick Lane, Bob Laurie, Mary Lou McGurk, Dena Miller, Brandon Perreault, Art Sachs, Eric Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Jackie Sones, Lois Staula, Don Uliano, Tina Valentine, Grant, Lily, Molly, Nancy, 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: Bernice Hempleman, Audrey Jennings Marino, Joan Adams Coe

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

Walpole Cycle of Prayer: The Protestant Chaplaincy at Norfolk Prison & Pondville Correctional Facility

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:St. Gabriel's Church, Marion; Chapel of St. Philip of Bethsaida, Mattapoisett; Youth Council, Youth Leadership Academy, and all Youth Ministries; Society for the Relief of Widows, Widowers and Orphans of Episcopal Clergy

Celebrating Birthdays: June 28: Christen Mills; June 30: Pam Cormier; July 1: Betty Ann Golding

Celebrating Anniversaries: June 26: Liz & Michael Connolly, Kathleen & Michael Caldwell; June 27: Mary & William Wiles; July 1: Elaine & Ed Glebus


~ 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.

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



Michael Barrett

Youth Member



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This Week at Epiphany


Tues, June 20, 2017

7:00 pm Vestry
(Vestry Room)


Wed, June 21, 2017

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Fri, June 23, 2017

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sun, June 25, 2017

9:30 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II

10:30 am Punch on the Lawn
10:30 am Village Fair Recap Meeting 


Mon, June 26, 2017

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

6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)


Wed, June 28, 2017

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)



Memorial Service for Cleta Davis


On Saturday, July 1 we will gather with the family and friends to remember the life of Cleta Davis.

Cleta served Epiphany as Junior Warden in 1988 & 1989.

All are welcome at the service on July 1 which will be held at the church at 11:00am.  The family is asking that everyone wear blue - Cleta's favorite color! 



Participating in Worship on June 25


The Third Sunday after Pentecost


 Click here for this week's lectionary readings.


Michael Barrett
Owen Hayes

Paul Donlan 

Worship Leaders:

Shirley Hutchins

Jim Langmead  


Rick Shea  

John Parnagian  

Altar Guild:

Mary Jane Wiles

Susan Cosman




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 June 24)

The office will be open

Tuesday & Wednesday

10:00am - 2:30pm


9:30am - noon

Next Week
(week ending July 1)

The office will be open
Tuesday - Thursday
10:00am - 2:30pm

Rev. Christen is in the office most weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.


If you have a pastoral emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. 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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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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