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Begins this Sunday!

This Sunday

New Lawn Mowing Teams needed for 2018 Season!

Upcoming Youth Events - Save the Dates!

Youth Outreach Trip & Game/Movie Night

Broadway Musical Series: The Civil War

Hope, Healing and Hallelujahs:

Easter 2018 Photos

Community Prayers

Next Sunday


 

Begins this Sunday!

Easter Season Adult Forum:
Study the Book of Acts

Sundays in Easter at 9:15 a.m.: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
How much do you know about the earliest Christians and what happened in the days and weeks after the Resurrection? How did Jesus followers begin to organize themselves? What is the most essential, foundational aspect of being Christian? For the 50 days of the Easter Season (from Easter Sunday to Pentecost), read through the Book of Acts in the Bible. Each day includes a passage, a short reflection, discussion questions and a prayer. Congregations across the Episcopal Church
are doing this study, so I
wonder how the Spirit might transform us!
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Dear Epiphany,
As a child I remember learning about the five senses in school. Sight. Sound. Touch. Taste. Smell. Our teacher had us play a game by blindfolding us and then presenting different textures on a plate like sticky glue, plush toys, rough sandpaper and we had to guess what they were. Or she played a tape of different sounds for us to identify - the crashing waves of an ocean, chirping of birds or a pounding hammer.

Our senses are the ways we experience our world. They bring us joy like the feeling of warm sand between your toes or they warn us of danger like the smell of sour milk. Jesus wisely uses all of the disciples senses to help them begin to believe the unbelievable - that he is risen, not as a ghost, but as flesh and bone - a transformed creation. In this Sunday's Gospel story, the risen Jesus eats a meal of broiled fish (taste), he invites them to touch his wounded hands and side (sight and touch) and teaches them so they understand (sound).

When we ask ourselves today - Where is the living God in my life? How do I know Jesus lives? - we need look no further than the information our senses give us. The Risen Christ is in the touch of a loving embrace or the feeling of warm tears, in the peaceful sight of a beautiful landscape, in the sounds of conversation or music or life-saving machines in a hospital, and in the smell and taste of a special meal made or shared with loved ones. May we experience the mysterious truth of resurrection life through our sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell - all the while rejoicing and giving thanks to God!

Yours in Christ,
Rev'd Jen


  • This Sunday
  • The Third Sunday of Easter
    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10:30 a.m.
    Sermon: The Reverend Jennifer Zogg

    Christian Formation classes, 9:15 a.m
    Youth Classes
    Easter Adult Forum: Study the Book of Acts
    Adult Bible Study: The Book of Exodus

    Scripture readings:
    Acts 3:12-19
    Psalm 4
    1 John 3:1-7
    Luke 24:36b-48

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Rhoda Bucci
    Lector-Carl Mayse
    Usher-Carl Mayse
    Greeter-John Guild
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-The Halkyard & Pilato Families

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-Suellen Franze*, Emma Chartier & Nastara Allen
    Lector-Linda Vaughan-DuBois
    Ushers- Scott & Will Haggerty
    Greeters-Beth & Bill Dench
    Healing Prayer Team-Carol Marsland & Linda Vaughan -DuBois
    Communion Bread(both service)-Susan Kelley
    Coffee Hour-Carol & Richard Marsland & Denise Messier
    Altar Guild- Cal Loven & Karen Turner
    Counters-Maurice Holmes & Edie Menard

  • New Lawn Mowing Teams needed for 2018 Season!
  • We need teams of 2 people to join our lawn mowing rotation this summer. All training on the tractor is provided. Depending on number of teams, serve every 5-7 weeks from mid-May - September by cutting the grass and trimming the edges of the property. Together we make our grounds look neat and welcoming for the community! Contact: George Nunes at (401) 935-3167 or gnunes2@verizon.net

  • Upcoming Youth Events - Save the Dates!
    • Sunday Classes: April 15 & 29, May 6
    • Outreach Trip & Game/Movie night - THIS Tuesday 4/17, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Godly Play Worship (ages 3-6) - April 22, 10:15 a.m.
    • Youth-led Pentecost Celebration & Parish Potluck Brunch - Sunday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.

  • Youth Outreach Trip & Game/Movie Night
  • Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 - 7 p.m. We'll take a field trip to Ronald McDonald House in Providence to deliver our Lenten collection of supplies for their work. They'll provide a tour of the facility for us to learn about their outreach. Following our visit, we'll come back to church for dinner and a game night or movie!

  • Broadway Musical Series: The Civil War
  • Using Gospel, Folk, Country, Rock, and R&B, The Civil War presents the conflict (through a series of vignettes) from the Union, Confederate, and slave viewpoints. Though nominated for a Tony for Best Musical, its Broadway run was short-lived. Be that as it may, the story is moving, powerful and haunting, and not for the faint-of-heart. Join us Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and, if possible, please bring some food or beverage to share.

  • Hope, Healing and Hallelujahs:
  • A Week-long Festival of the Resurrection presented by St. Paul's, Pawtucket on April 22-29. Check out the event website for information on daily concerts, shows, panel discussions, meals and worship. All events FREE and open to the public.

  • Easter 2018 Photos
  • Easter-trumpet

    Photos from this year's
    Easter Vigil service. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page to get all the news and upcoming event postings at Epiphany!

  • Community Prayers
  • During the month of April our community is praying for:

    • Locally: All those with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities
    • Globally: The President of the United States, Donald Trump
    • At Epiphany: Our elderly members and members- at- home.

  • Next Sunday
  • The Fourth Sunday of Easter
    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10:30 a.m.
    Sermon: The Reverend Jennifer Zogg

    Christian Formation classes, 9:15 a.m
    Youth Classes
    Easter Adult Forum: Study the Book of Acts
    Adult Bible Study: The Book of Exodus

    Scripture readings:
    Acts 4:5-12
    Psalm 23
    1 John 3:16-24
    John 10:11-18

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for next Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Trevor LeDuc
    Lector-Fran Motroni
    Usher-Judy Phillips
    Greeter-Judy Phillips
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Janice Johnson

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood*, Gabi Virtue & Caroline Haggerty
    Lector-Bill Patterson
    Ushers- Dave & Nastara Allen
    Greeters-Sydney & Patrick Trudeau
    Healing Prayer Team-Denise Messier & Shirley Baker
    Coffee Hour-The Dee & Haggerty Families
    Altar Guild- Betsy Kelley & Charlene Underhill
    Counters-Maurice Holmes & Edie Menard

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