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Feast of the Epiphany

This Sunday

2018 pledge envelopes

Outreach Opportunities

Youth Formation Classes Resume!


Simple Table Returns

Community Coffee Hours

2018 Flower Chart

Christmas at Epiphany

Next Sunday


Feast of the Epiphany

Feast of the Epiphany
Sunday, 1/7/18
Holy Eucharist, 9:30 a.m.**

** NOTE: We will resume our 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services, next Sunday, January 14 along with the Youth Formation classes.

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Dear Epiphany,

Our Feast of the Epiphany celebration is this Sunday - don't miss it!
One Celebration of Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.
Come and receive your "Star Gift" for 2018!!

"Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you."

The wise men followed the leading of a star to meet the child Jesus bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to honor him. This Epiphany we'll receive gifts of our own. You see in God's realm this is always how it works: God gives us a gift and we are called to respond. In Jesus, God has given us a gift of love and so we offer our lives in response by sharing that love in an infinite variety of ways. During worship this Sunday, you'll receive a unique "star gift" for you (including our children) to carry throughout the year. As a parish, we'll revisit our gifts throughout the year. If this sounds a bit new and is! Come this Sunday and find out what it's all about!

Don't miss it - but if you do, there will be gifts available from Rev'd Jen when you are back.

Yours in Christ,
Rev'd Jen

  • This Sunday
  • The Feast of the Epiphany (transferred)
    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Sermon: The Reverend Jennifer Zogg

    Scripture readings:
    Isaiah 60:1-6
    Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
    Ephesians 3:1-12
    Matthew 2:1-12

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-Michelle Callahan, Lyla Halkyard & Bridget Dee
    Lector-Susan Murphy
    Ushers-Neal Harrington & Bruce Lambert
    Greeters-Sydney & Patrick Trudeau
    Healing Prayer Team-Denise Messier
    Communion Bread-Beth Dench
    Altar Guild- Cal Loven
    Coffee Hour-Kristin Chase & Karen Virtue
    Counters-Maurice Holmes & Gladys Murino

  • 2018 pledge envelopes
  • 2018 pledge envelopes are now available. Please pick them up from the table located in the entrance of the church. If you would like pledge envelopes or no longer wish to use them, please contact our Pledge Clerk, Janice Johnson: or 508-761-8622.

  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Children's Hats, Mittens and Undergarments collection - The collection of new children's hats, mitten & undergarments which will be donated to East Bay CAP, ends this Sunday, January 7. The items will then be distributed to needy families in the East Bay area. Please contact Maurice Holmes ( or Charlene Underhill ( if you have questions.

    The Bread of Life Food Pantry - Remember, to bring non-perishable food items to church on Sundays or during the week. These donations are presented at the offertory on the first Sunday of every month. This month (January) the Food Pantry is requesting the following foods Chili * Crackers * soup (not chicken noodle)

  • Youth Formation Classes Resume!
  • Both youth classes resume meeting next Sunday, January 14. Please consult the schedule sent by email. Classes will meet about twice a month for the winter and spring and there will be extra youth events around Lent and Easter so stay tuned!

    Preschool Chapel Worship (ages 3-K): Sunday, January 21, during 10:30 a.m. service.
    Join us for a Godly Play program to be held once a month during the 10:30 a.m. service. We will meet downstairs in the community room at 10:15 and proceed to the classroom while parents enjoy a peaceful mass. Before Communion, we will bring your children to join you in the church. Please email Meg Pilato at, or talk to Rev'd Jen or Meg.

  • "Simple Table" Dinner Church
    Sunday, 1/20/18, 5-7 p.m.
    Parish Hall

    Parish Annual Meeting
    Sunday, 2/4/18
    Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
    followed by potluck brunch & Annual Meeting

    Parish Hall

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
    Tuesday, 2/13/18, 5:30-7 p.m.
    Parish Hall

  • Simple Table Returns
  • Saturday, January 20, 5-7 p.m.
    Mark your calendars and join us for our second dinner church evening of the year. Come for a simple meal, a Sabbath time of rest, fellowship and evening prayer with our community. Last time we discovered God through poetry, this time we will experience the sacred through the images of photography. Families and children welcome, invite neighbors and friends too!

  • Community Coffee Hours
  • Remember to bring a snack to share any and all Sundays! Our weekly hosts set out the tables, serve coffee and beverages and clean up, but rely on us all to the share in this ministry of hospitality. Please share your culinary skills or pick up something extra at the store!

  • 2018 Flower Chart
  • The 2018 flower chart is up on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the church offices. Anyone wishing to donate flowers for Sunday worship in memory of or thanksgiving for someone/thing special, can consult the chart, write in the name and leave the form and suggested donation of $35 (check made out to Church of the Epiphany) in the office door. Flower donations can also be made electronically by going to our website and selecting the "Start Giving" button on the home page or by using the kiosk in the entrance of the church. The memorial/thanksgiving will be included in the announcements and in the Prayers of the People on the designated Sunday.

  • Christmas at Epiphany
  • Pictures of the Christmas Eve services taken by Lorrie Allen and Kristen Dee.

  • Next Sunday
  • The Second Sunday after Epiphany
    Sunday, January 14, 2018

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

    9:15 a.m.Christian Formation
    Youth classes
    Adult Bible Study

    Scripture readings:
    1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)
    Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
    1 Corinthians 6:12-20
    John 1:43-51

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for next Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-John Turner
    Lector-Carl Mayse
    Ushers-Kristin & Bill Chase
    Greeter-Judy Phillips
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Janice Johnson

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood, Emma Chartier & Liam Dee
    Lector-Phil Campbell
    Ushers-George & Carol Nunes
    Greeter-JoAnn Valentine
    Healing Prayer Team-Shirley Baker & Carol Marsland
    Communion Bread-Susan Kelley
    Altar Guild- Susan Bergstrand & Michelle Callahan
    Coffee Hour-Carol & Richard Marsland & Denise Messier
    Counters-Kevin Kelley & Edie Menard

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