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This Week at Epiphany

This Sunday

ECC guest speaker

Preschool Chapel Worship, ages 3-K

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Ash Wednesday

Adult Formation Classes: Winter/Spring 2018

Broadway Music Series: Man of La Mancha

ECC 2018 Summer Camp Scholarships

Photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting

February Community Prayers

Next Sunday


 

This Week at Epiphany

Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper

Tuesday, 2/13/18
5:30-7 p.m.

Parish Hall

Ash Wednesday
Holy Eucharist &
Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday, February 14
Noon & 7 p.m
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Hardly to believe, but Lent is nearly upon us. This Sunday we will speak our last "Alleluias" in worship as we "put them away" to embark on a season of self-examination, preparation, honesty and prayer. Lent is a journey and we are faithful pilgrims, walking individually and together as a community. Let us begin with the last day of celebration and feasting on Shrove Tuesday at the Pancake Supper. The following day, Ash Wednesday, marks our first steps remembering our mortality and the fragility of life. While you might have learned to give something up for Lent as a sign of self-sacrifice and self-denial (chocolate, meat, social media---even anger or judgement), I would encourage you to wonder if God might be asking you to take something on instead or in addition to that practice. Could you join our parish in the "Social Justice Bible Challenge," reading a short passage of Scripture every day? Could you incorporate even five minutes of meditation into your day to slow down, pause and remember God's love for you? Could you pledge to do a few hours of some kind of community service during the season? Perhaps if you give up eating out, could you instead donate some of that money to a local soup kitchen? Lent is certainly a time of self-denial, but only in the service of deepening our trust in God, repairing and reconciling what is broken in ourselves and our relationships and serving the poor in God's name. That is the fast God desires, as the prophet Isaiah tells us in our Ash Wednesday readings. I invite you to the observance of a Holy Lent---

Yours in Christ,
Rev'd Jen


  • This Sunday
  • The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Sermon Address: Joanne Harrison from ECC

    Christian Formation
    Adult Bible Study: Book of Exodus, 9:15 a.m.
    Godly Play (3-6 yr. olds), 10:15 a.m.

    Scripture readings:
    2 Kings 2:1-12
    Psalm 50:1-6
    2 Corinthians 4:3-6
    Mark 9:2-9

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-John Turner
    Lector-Sally Erskine
    Usher-Judy Phillips
    Greeters-Nancy Leggat & Carol Robitaillie
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-The Halkyard & Pilato Families

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood*, Liam Dee & Lyla Halkyard
    Lector-Donna Lancaster
    Ushers-John Eastwood & Bruce Lambert
    Greeter-JoAnn Valentine
    Healing Prayer Team-Carol Marsland & Michelle Callahan
    Altar Guild- Betsy Kelley & Charlene Underhill
    Communion Bread (both services)- The Dee Family
    Coffee Hour-Virginia Rocha, Charlie Bodell & Kerry Lonergan
    Counters-Kevin Kelley & Dawn Campbell

  • ECC guest speaker
  • We welcome Joanne Harrison from ECC as our guest speaker this Sunday. She will be available during coffee hours to discuss the ministry of our camp and conference center.

  • Preschool Chapel Worship, ages 3-K
  • THIS SUNDAY, February 11, 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 meghpilato@gmail.com, or talk to Rev'd Jen or Meg.

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7 p.m. As we prepare for the Lenten fast to begin the next day, come enjoy a Mardi Gras-type evening of pancakes, sausage and fruit for dinner. Sponsored by the church school students who will cook and serve! We'll do a traditional burning of last year's palms to make the ashes for this Ash Wednesday. So if you still have old palms around your house, bring them to church the next two Sundays!

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Ash Wednesday
    Imposition of Ashes &
    Holy Eucharist

    Wednesday, February 14
    Noon & 7 p.m.

  • Adult Formation Classes: Winter/Spring 2018
    • Lenten Study: February 18 & 25, March 4, 11, 18 -- The Social Justice Bible Challenge - A 40 Day Bible Study. The Bible mentions poverty, justice and power more than anything else. Poverty alone is mentioned 2,100 times. Using a book as our guide, join the parish to daily study passage of the Bible that call us to justice and compassion for one another and to engage with our world to help bring these about. Take the challenge to do a daily reading of Scripture accompanied by a reflection, a question for current application and a prayer. We'll make it our daily discipline and gather on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. to share what we've learned and dive deeper.
    • Easter Study: April 15, 23 & 30, May 6 & 13 -- The Good Book Club: Study of the Acts of the Apostles. We'll join parishes across the Episcopal Church, in an initiative sponsored by the Presiding Bishop, to study the book of Acts (the story of the earliest followers of Jesus after the Resurrection) and discover how the early church got started and the wisdom it has to share with contemporary communities following Jesus.

    For those of you who signed up to purchase a book, they are available in the Parish Hall; the cost is $10-cash, check or credit card, using the kiosk in the church entrance.

  • Broadway Music Series: Man of La Mancha
  • "Hear me now, oh thou bleak and unbearable world; thou art base and debauched as can be." With these words Don Quixote de La Mancha begins a journey unparalleled in musical theater. Join Phil Campbell on Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m. as he leads us into Don Quixote's world of inquisitions, pure loves and, of course, impossible dreams. Please consider bringing goodies to share with others if possible. Contact: Phil Campbell, 508-761-4314; philipgc2001@yahoo.com

  • ECC 2018 Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Thanks to a generous gift from Florence Hodgson's estate, Epiphany has an endowed fund to send young people/families to summer camp at our Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Pascoag, RI. Last year we were able to help 10 campers with scholarships! If your child would like to attend camp this summer and apply for a scholarship to do so, please contact Beth in the church office for the form. Also, February 11 will be ECC Sunday with a special speaker from camp and stories of campers' experiences.

  • Photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Annual Meeting

    Photos of the 2018 Annual Parish Meeting

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

    • Locally: The "Dreamers" and the Dream Act Vote.
    • Globally: All Members of the Congress and Senate of the United States.
    • At Epiphany: Our Rector, The Reverend Jennifer Zogg and our Parish Administrator, Beth Dench.

  • Next Sunday
  • The First Sunday in Lent
    Sunday, February 18, 2018

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

    Christian Formation
    Adult Bible Study: Book of Exodus, 9:15 a.m.
    Godly Play (3-6 yr. olds), 10:15 a.m.

    Scripture readings:
    Genesis 9:8-17
    Psalm 25:1-9
    1 Peter 3:18-22
    Mark 1:9-15

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Arthur Manning
    Lector-Collin LeDuc
    Usher-Neal Harrington
    Greeter-John Guild
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Janice Johnson

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-Caroline Haggerty*, Gabby Virtue & Emma Chartier
    Lector-Bill Patterson
    Ushers-George & Carol Nunes
    Greeters-Ernie & Beverly Fairhurst
    Healing Prayer Team-Denise Messier & Virginia Rocha
    Altar Guild- Marie Burden & Christopher Utter
    Communion Bread (both services)-Christopher Utter
    Coffee Hour-The Dee & Haggerty Families
    Counters-Kevin Kelley & Dawn Campbell

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