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Meet your Muslim Neighbor

This Sunday

FROM THE OFFICE

Adult Forum

Broadway Musical Series: The King and I

The Day of Pentecost Choir

Summer Worship Schedule

Volunteer Opportunity!

Nursery is now Staffed!

Upcoming dates:

Next Sunday


 

Meet your Muslim Neighbor

The Epiphany Advocates group is sponsoring a field trip tomorrow, Saturday, May 20, 2-4 p.m., to visit a local mosque for an afternoon open house as part of the RI Council for Muslim Advancement's program. Last year we met Imam Ikram who came to speak to us about his congregation and now we can visit their community to understand more about Muslim life and worship. Youth and families are especially encourage to attend this educational experience. Contact Jr. Warden, Karen Virtue with questions.




Becoming a People and following a God of---Creativity, Compassion & Connection.



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Dear Epiphany,


Where in Israel is Rev'd Jen?

Here are a couple of ways to travel with Rev'd Jen as she journeys through Israel:

When you're at church this Sunday, you can also check out the map and destinations on the bulletin board in the hallway.


  • This Sunday
  • The Sixth Sunday of Easter
    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Sermon: The Reverend Ned Gammons

    Christian Education classes, 9:15 a.m.

    Scripture readings:
    Acts 17:22-31
    Psalm 66:7-18
    1 Peter 3:13-22
    John 14:15-21

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Ian Miller
    Lector-Tammi Miller
    Ushers-Kristin & Bill Chase
    Greeter-Judy Phillips
    Healing Prayer Team-Susan Mason
    Coffee Hour-Kristin Chase & Karen Virtue

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood, Nastara Allen & Caroline Haggerty
    Lector-Susan Murphy
    Ushers-The Pilato Family
    Greeter-Theresa Mello
    Healing Prayer Team-Denise Messier & Carol Marsland
    Communion Bread (both services)-The Virtue Family
    Coffee Hour-The Dee & Haggerty Families
    Altar Guild-Betsy Kelley & Cal Loven
    Counters-Kevin Kelley & Dawn Campbell

  • FROM THE OFFICE
  • Rev'd Jen will be away on a Study Trip to Israel from May 17- June 3. If there is an urgent pastoral need, please contact the office (401-434-5012) and you will be directed to the phone number of the clergyperson on-call by our Parish Administrator or through Jennifer's voicemail message.

  • Adult Forum
  • This Sunday we will be watching and discussing a short video from The Work of the People website about expanding our view of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. We will also check on where in the world is Rev'd Jen.

    There will be no Adult Forum next Sunday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend.

  • Broadway Musical Series: The King and I
  • One of Rodgers and Hammerstein's finest musicals, The King and I is based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam. Their relationship is one of frequent conflict but also a love which neither can admit. Join Phil on Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. as he shares the King's reply to Anna when she asks, "Shall we dance?" As always, goodies to share with fellow attendees are appreciated.

  • The Day of Pentecost Choir
  • The Choir is welcoming singers who would like to join in singing at Pentecost - Sunday, June 4 at the 10:30 service. We will offer J. S. Bach's beautiful Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring along with Susan Thomas from the RI Philharmonic playing the flute. Mary Therese will rehearse the choir on Sunday, May 28 directly after church at around noon. Please come join us!

  • Summer Worship Schedule
  • Church of the Epiphany

    ONE SERVICE OF HOLY EUCHARIST at 9:30 a.m.
    (July - Labor Day Weekend)
    Your Vestry voted unanimously last month to continue our pattern, begun last year, of joining together during the summer for worship. July Sundays will be similar to 8 a.m. services and August Sundays will include music like 10:30 a.m. services. Mass on the Grass will take place Sunday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend).

  • Volunteer Opportunity!
  • Mulch Help Needed! We are seeking volunteers to spread mulch around the church and the rectory on Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be available. Please consider this one-time commitment --- your time and effort will be most appreciated for this Springtime project! There is a sign-up sheet in the entrance of the church. For further information, contact Property Team Member: Bruce Lambert, bwlambert1@verizon.net.

  • Nursery is now Staffed!
  • We are pleased to announce that the nursery downstairs will now be staffed between 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. with parent and youth volunteers. If you have a child aged 1 - 4 years you are welcome to drop them off before worship and pick them up in time to join you to receive Holy Communion. We hope this will facilitate your families experience of worship knowing there is a safe and caring place nearby for your active little one to play.

  • Upcoming dates:
    • Last day of the Christian Education school year, June 11
      o Youth-led Worship & Parish Potluck Lunch!
    • Summer service schedule begins July 2, 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    • Holy Hiking - Our summer hiking series is back! Saturdays, July 22, August 26, October 21.

  • Next Sunday
  • The Seventh Sunday of Easter
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Sermon: The Reverend Meaghan Brower

    Christian Education classes, 9:15 a.m.

    Scripture readings:
    Acts 1:6-14*1
    Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
    John 17:1-11
    Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for next Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-John Turner
    Lector-Sally Erskine
    Ushers-Neal Harrington & Judy Phillips
    Greeter-Betsy Kelley
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Sally Erskine & Judy Phillips

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood, Bridget Dee & Lyla Halkyard
    Lector-Michelle Callahan
    Ushers-Dave & Nastara Allen
    Greeter-Beth & Bill Dench
    Healing Prayer Team-Shirley Baker & Virginia Rocha
    Communion Bread (both services)-Susan Kelley
    Coffee Hour-Charlie Bodell, Kerry Lonergan & Virginia Rocha
    Altar Guild-Susan Bergstrand & Karen Turner
    Counters-Vivian Johnson & Dawn Campbell

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