Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish

September 18 - 25, 2018   



5 Things

2 Do This Week

1). Take a peek at our freshly cleaned Sunday School classrooms after church next week


2). Start making a list of the pumpkins you will need to buy at the pumpkin patch for your front porch


3.) Make a donation to support victims of Hurricane Florence and the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley


4.) Sign up to host coffee hour one Sunday this fall--we can teach you how to use our coffee machine!


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



Thank You, Red Cherry!

Red Cherry donated the cups and lids that we used to serve Strawberry Shortcake at Main Street Live this past Friday.  Thank you Red Cherry!




This Week at Epiphany

Tues, Sept 18, 2018

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


Wed, Sept 19, 2018

6:30 Deanery Assembly (West Roxbury)

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)


Thurs, Sept 20, 2018

11:00 am Pastoral Care (Vestry Room)

2:00 pm Harrington House


Fri, Sept 21, 2018

8:00 pm AA (undercroft)


Sat, Sept 22, 2018

12:00 pm B. Cormier Eagle Court of Honor (Sanctuary & undercroft)


Sun, Sept 23, 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)


Mon, Sept 24, 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, Sept 26, 2018

7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)



Participating in Worship on September 23

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


 Click here for this week's readings

8:00 am


Peter Ellison

Lay Reader:

Elaine Glebus

10:00 am


Justin Schneider 

Alex Hee 

Jason Hee 

Lay Leaders:

Dick Power

Jennifer Hee

Tom Schneider 


Joe Cormier 

Rick Shea 

Altar Guild:

Susan Cosman 

Pam Cormier 



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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


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.


From Rev. Christen's Desk


Dear Epiphany Parish,


I have so much gratitude that needs to be shared:


This past Friday, a group of volunteers from Epiphany Parish made and sold strawberry shortcake at Main Street Live. It was our second year selling shortcake at this event and this year we sold out in less than 3 hours - and I am excited to announce that we raised over $500!


A big thank you to everyone who came early to help set up, everyone who made and sold shortcake, and everyone who bought shortcake or stopped by to say hi-it was great to see so many in our community. I especially want to thank Alison DiPasca who organized this fundraiser for us.


Then this past Saturday, a group of volunteers cleaned, organized, painted, and set up our two Sunday School rooms. In less than 2 hours the rooms were completely transformed. Thanks to everyone who came and helped get our classrooms ready for our Sunday school students!


Our parish community exists because of the time, talent, and commitment of our members. Thank you to everyone who has stepped into leadership roles this fall, everyone who has volunteered for jobs large and small, and to everyone who supports this parish in any way.


I am so grateful for you today.


Peace in Christ,

Rev. Christen




Adult Bible Study News


The Adult Christian Education Program will be offering a new Bible Study starting Monday, September 17th from 7 to 8 pm. Soup and bread will be available at 6:30 pm. The subject of the study is "Who is the Holy Spirit".


In this study we will learn about the forgotten person of the "Trinity", exploring the questions of the Spirit's identity, nature and character; and how we as Christians, may come to know and have fellowship with the Holy Spirit.


Come join the Bible Study Group as we take on this exciting new study.


If you have any questions please contact George Ford at or 508-840-3963.




The Pumpkins are Coming!


In less than two weeks our church grounds

will look like this:


...and we cannot do it without YOU!

The trailer full of pumpkins us due to arrive in our driveway at 8:00am on Saturday, September 29.  We will need a crew to offload the truck and set the pumpkins up.  And we would like to start selling that very afternoon.


There are two ways you can sign up.  We will have the "old-fashioned" 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!)  The link to the on-line signup will be in next week's e-News and it will also be on our website later this week.


Additionally we are looking for a couple more Weekly Captains. If you are willing to be a manager-for-a-week please contact Ali DiPasca at



How You Can Help...


Like all of you, our prayers this week have been with everyone who is affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas this week and by the gas explosions and fires in Merrimack Valley yesterday evening here in Massachusetts.


In any disaster, one of the first things that is needed are financial resources. If you are feeling called to help those affected by these disasters in some way, the following organizations are receiving and distributing donations. As other needs arise and other ways to help become clear, they will be shared with the congregation.


For hurricane relief in the Carolinas and around the World:

Episcopal Relief and Development


For those affected by the gas explosions and fires in Merrimack Valley:

Our Bishops have asked us to collect an offering in support of a diocesan relief response. If you would like to contribute, checks should be made payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and marked "Merrimack Valley Disaster Relief" in the Memo. Contributions can be mailed to Epiphany or put in the plate next Sunday, September 23rd.


The letter from the bishops can be found here.


Thank you for your prayerful support.




Diocesan News


Ministry Network Showcase 

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:00am 4:00pm

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

138 Tremont Street

Boston, MA

This first-ever Ministry Network Showcase will bring the diocesan community together to learn about and be inspired by ministries that model ways for embracing brave change through reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.


The showcase aims to shine a light on the variety of service-oriented ministries offered by churches and networks in the diocese; spark connections and kindle activity to start and strengthen networks of collaboration; and share resources for meeting ministry needs and opportunities in congregations and communities.


Congregations are encouraged to gather a group and plan to come for an enlightening day of short talks with big messages and lots of resource sharing.


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO REGISTER!!  Find more details about the program and register online by Sept. 19 here.


Questions may be directed to Jennifer Garrett at or 617-482-4826, ext. 421.



New Ministry Celebration and Installation of Dean Amy McCreath

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:30am

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

The community of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is invited, in prayer and in presence, for the celebration of new ministry and installation of the Very Rev. Amy E. McCreath as the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m., with reception following. 


Bishop Alan M. Gates will preach and co-preside with Bishop Barbara C. Harris. 


All are welcome!


Discounted parking for the Boston Common Garage may be purchased for $10 in the cathedral lobby. Carpooling and public transportation are encouraged.


Questions may be directed to the cathedral office at or 617-482-4826, ext. 221.



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 will be offering baptism this Fall. If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact the church office.

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The Pumpkins Are Coming! - The pumpkins for the Pumpkin Patch will be arriving on Saturday, September 29th!  Volunteers will be needed all morning to help unload pumpkins from the truck.  Please save the date and stay tuned for more information about how you can help.



In Our Prayers


Barbara Horton, Nancy Griswold, Scott Dalrymple, 

Bill Davidson, Patti Marchand

We also continue to remember: Richland Arcikowski, Frank Baronie, Dick Brideau, Jan Bryson, Marie & Paul Canavan, Clinton Dempsey, Peter DiPasca (Sr), Jane Emswiler, Vicki Fabbri, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Sandy Frye, Jane Giovannucci, Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, 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.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Nancy Anderson, Rhonda & Alan Banks and Family, Jo-Ann Barrett and Family, Jay Barrett

Walpole Cycle of Prayer: Union Congregational Church

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:Wyman Memorial Church of St. Andrew, Marblehead; St. Michael's Church, Marblehead; St. Mary's Church, Rockport; Congregations: Secretaries and Administrators

Celebrating Birthdays:Sept. 26: Jake Kinahan, Max Winkler; Sept. 27: Ann Haughey, Jean Ford; Sept. 28: Lucas Caldwell, William Procaccini; Sept. 29: Anne Benson

Celebrating Anniversaries:Sept. 23: Lynn & Mark Helm; Sept. 24: Meredith & John Whalen



The office is open this week
(w/e Sept 22) 

Monday - Thursday, 10:00am to 2:30pm.   


The office is open next week (w/e Sept 29) 

Monday - Thursday, 10:00am to 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 Christen at 978-758-7270.


If you would like an opportunity to meet with Christen during the week please e-mail her at 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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Epiphany Parish

62 Front Street

Walpole, MA  02081


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