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Bread of Life Food Pantry

Forward Day by Day

Hiking & Holy Eucharist

2nd Quarter Pledge Statements

Altar Flower Memorials

Summer Services

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Dear Epiphany,
What do tiny seeds, a smelly lump of sourdough starter, a shiny pearl, buried treasure and a fishing net have to do with your faith? This Sunday's reading from the Gospel of Matthew will have much more to tell us in answer to that question.
For now, we can recognize they are all ordinary things well hidden from view, but meant to become seen. Yeast leavens dough, the air bubbles rising and escaping to reveal soft, chewy loaves of bread. Oysters are opened to expose precious pearls, treasure is dug up from the field and shared, seeds emerge into a tall bush and nets capture fish hidden far below the water's surface. Jesus says they are all images of the kingdom of God. "Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed---nothing covered up that will not be uncovered," Jesus says in another part of the Gospels. What do you notice in the world that is relatively hidden or silent and yet has changed many lives? God intends for our lights to shine in this world, for what is temporarily hidden in the dark to be shared in the light for the transformation of ourselves and our world. May that kingdom of God come on Earth as it is in heaven where small, hidden treasures reveal precious and abundant sources of life and nourishment.

Yours in Christ,
Rev'd Jen

  • This Sunday
  • The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

    Sermon: The Reverend Jennifer Zogg

    Scripture readings:
    1 Kings 3:5-12
    Psalm 119:129-136
    Romans 8:26-39
    Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

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    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Theresa Mello
    Lector-Susan Kelley
    Ushers-Kristin & Bill Chase
    Greeters-Ernie & Bev Fairhurst
    Communion Bread - Nancy Leggat & Carol Robitaillie
    Healing Prayer Team-Virginia Rocha & Susan Mason
    Nursery-Paige Burton & Caitlyn Booher
    Coffee Hour-Kristin Chase & Karen Virtue
    Altar Guild-Cal Loven
    Counters-Vivian Johnson & Edie Menard
    Lawn Mowers-Phil Campbell & Evan McCarthy

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry
  • The Bread of Life Food Pantry requests during the months of July, August and September:
    Canned Fruit, Chili, Crackers and Dried Pasta (other than elbows and spaghetti.)

    Non perishable food items can be brought to during the hours of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday or bring them when you come to services on Sundays. These donations will be presented at the offertory, on the first Sunday of the month.

    The Food Pantry also accepts fresh vegetables etc. so if your garden is overflowing with tomatoes and squash, bring them over to Newman Congregational Church (Contact Michelle at 401-434-4742 x10 to see when they are open and accepting fresh donations.)

  • Forward Day by Day
  • Forward Day by Day, a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Book of Common Prayer.

    Pick up your August - October edition, on the table in the entrance of the church.

  • Hiking & Holy Eucharist
  • Check out these pictures from last Saturday's Hiking & Holy Eucharist at Fort Barton in Tiverton.
    Be sure to save the dates for future hikes: Aug. 26 & Oct. 21 Worship outdoors! We'll stop for a brief, informal reflection on the weekend's Gospel reading, prayers and a simple celebration of Holy Communion. Then we'll hike back enjoying fellowship with God's creation and one another and perhaps share some picnic snacks afterward.

  • 2nd Quarter Pledge Statements
  • Your 2nd Quarter Pledge Statements have been e-mailed; if you do not have an e-mail address your statement has been printed and is in the box on the table in the entrance of the church. Please pick them up on your way out of church. Any questions please contact our Pledge Clerk, Janice Johnson: 508-761-8655 or

  • Altar Flower Memorials
  • There are Sundays available for anyone wishing to donate flowers for the altar in memory of or thanksgiving for someone/thing special. Check the flower chart, (located on the bulletin board outside the church office door), 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. The memorial/thanksgiving will be included in the announcements and in the Prayers of the People on the designated Sunday.

  • Summer Services
  • Church of the Epiphany

    at 9:30 a.m.

    (July - Labor Day Weekend)

    Community Coffee Hours
    All Summer!

    Everyone is asked to periodically bring something to share (from the grocery store or homemade).
    ****This gesture of hospitality is one thing all of us can do for one another. Thank you for your support!****
    Contact Julie Trudeau at if you are interested in learning how to be a host, or stop in the kitchen and observe.

  • Next Sunday
  • The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:
    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

    Sermon: The Reverend Greg Prior

    Scripture readings:
    Exodus 34:29-35
    2 Peter 1:13-21
    Luke 9:28-36
    Psalm 99 or 99:5-9

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for next Sunday:

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Christopher Utter, Gabby Virtue & Caroline Haggerty
    Lector-Susan Murphy
    Ushers-Geri & Arthur Manning
    Greeters-Scott Haggerty
    Communion Bread - The Virtue Family
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson & L Vaughan-DuBois
    Nursery-Katie Hart & Jeanne Chase
    Coffee Hour-Halkyard & Pilato Families
    Altar Guild-Betsy Kelley
    Counters-Maurice Holmes & Gladys Murino
    Lawn Mowers-Jamie & Tim Davin

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