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Summer Worship Schedule

This Sunday

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates!

Epiphany Advocates

New: Community Coffee Hours All Summer!

Youth Mentors and Teachers Needed

Episcopal Public Policy Network

Photos of Rev'd Jen's trip to Israel & Pentecost

Next Sunday


 

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).




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



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Dear Epiphany,



On Wednesday I asked someone "Did you hear about the shooting today"? And her reply to me was "Which one - Virginia or California?" Really?! Is this what it is has come to - multiple shootings on the same day and we hardly blink anymore. Last week was also the one year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Gay and straight, regular citizen and U.S. Congressman, young Latino and older UPS employee, inner city or comfortable suburb - no one is beyond the reach of gun violence. And God weeps and weeps and weeps. I lament when we will ever be outraged or saddened or moved enough to pass responsible gun laws in this country. Jesus' way is the way of peace and life, so we cannot call ourselves his followers unless that is our way as well.

Those shootings weren't the only tragedies of Wednesday though. In London, a high rise apartment building was engulfed in flames killing many inside in the wee hours of the morning. In that very building there were Muslim residents awake at those pre-dawn hours to pray and eat in preparation for their day-long fasts in this holy month of Ramadan. It was those Muslim residents who were the only ones awake, the first ones to notice the fire and the ones to alert and save many of their neighbors. Thank God for them. Mosques and churches in London were open in cooperation through the day giving shelter, food and emotional care for traumatized residents. This work of caring for those in crisis and need is the peaceful, healing work shared among all religions. Yet when the crisis is passed, it is also our moral obligation to do what we can to change the systems of violence and injustice that create them in the first place.

Maybe our voices would be stronger for the better regulation of guns, if we could work more closely with our brothers and sisters of other faiths (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc) and unite our common efforts. It is surely a multi-faceted public issue, but not a complicated one. It is surely a religious issue as well. God came that we would have life and have it abundantly, not that we would be allowed to take it. Let us persist in our prayers for better laws, unite with faithful people everywhere in our common laments and hopes, and speak up as we can. The Epiphany Advocates group is available to provide resources of how to contact representatives and what organizations you might to support (including within the Episcopal Church and led by a coalition of our bishops) who are working for a vision of a different world where we don't have to ask, "Which one?"

Yours in Christ,
Rev'd Jen


  • This Sunday
  • The Second Sunday after Pentecost:
    Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

    Christian Education classes, 9:15 a.m.

    Scripture readings:
    Exodus 19:2-8a
    Psalm 100
    Romans 5:1-8
    Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for this Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-Arthur Manning
    Lector-Linda Mendonca
    Ushers-Carl Mayse & Neal Harrington
    Greeters-Nancy Leggat & Carol Robitaillie
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Halkyard & Pilato Families

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-John Eastwood, Nastara Allen & Caroline Haggerty
    Lectors-Phil Campbell
    Ushers-Scott Haggerty & Denise Messier
    Greeters-Beth & Bill Dench
    Healing Prayer Team-Denise Messier & Carol Marsland
    Nursery-Paige Burton & Caitlyn Booher
    Coffee Hour-Dee & Haggerty Families
    Altar Guild-Cal Loven & Karen Turner
    Counters-Kevin Kelley & Edie Menard
    Lawn Mowers-George Nunes & Kevin Kelley

  • Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates!
    • Sarah Chase (Rhode Island College) - daughter of Bill and Kristin Chase, graduated with her BS in Nursing.
    • Matthew Burton (Barrington High School) - Matt is the son of Dennis Burton and will be attending the Business Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in the fall.
    • Olivia Flauss (Barrington High School) - Daughter of Jennifer Brown and was baptized at Epiphany in 2016. She will be attending Catholic University in Washington, DC in the fall.

  • Epiphany Advocates
  • Epiphany Advocates, the new ministry of advocacy, will be offering a discussion group for the book "Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World", by Salvatierra and Heltzel. The discussion group will meet 2 or 3 times over the summer (look for dates coming soon), and will be led by Marilyn Weigner and Kristen Dee. Rev Jen has a few copies for parishioners or you can order thru Amazon.

  • New: Community Coffee Hours All Summer!
  • Beginning in June (now!) through at least Labor Day:

    • Every coffee hour will be a community effort.
    • Everyone is invited to provide baked goods and appetizer-type foods (homemade or store-bought) each week.
    • Regular weekly hosts will continue to be assigned for set up/serving/clean up (as well as providing creamer and juice).
    • Please use the signup sheet by the juice/creamer table if you like to plan ahead and want to contribute to a particular Sunday---last minute contributions expected and gladly encouraged!
    **This gesture of hospitality is one thing all of us can do for one another. Thank you for your support!**

    We hope this will increase flexibility, participation and give our generous hosts a bit of a summer rest. We invite and encourage new and former hosts to join too! Contact Julie Trudeau at cjlps@hotmail.com if you are interested in learning how to be a host, or stop in the kitchen and observe.

  • Youth Mentors and Teachers Needed
  • Several of our teachers have "retired" this spring and our amazing youth need new adults to mentor and guide them this fall as they learn more about their faith and world. The Holy Moly class (grades K-2) needs 2 teachers and our middle class (grades 3-6) needs an additional teacher. We'd like to have a new class this year outside Sunday mornings, led by Rev'd Jen, of middle school students preparing for confirmation (grades 7-11) and it needs another adult mentor. Please consider if God is calling you to share your faith by nurturing our young followers of Jesus. Speak with Rev'd Jen for more information. Speak with Rev'd Jen for more information.

  • Episcopal Public Policy Network
  • Get to Know the Episcopal Public Policy Network One of the missions of our new Epiphany Advocates group is to educate and empower us about current issues and policies in our national life. Accordingly, we have printed several copies of the EPPN's recent information sheet and action plan around Climate Change and "Stand with Refugees Campaign" initiatives so we can better follow God's commandment to care for the Earth in light of recent challenges in our govenment to good climate stewardship policies. The EPPN is the Episcopal Church's national advocacy organization in Washington acting as our denomination's voice for just and merciful public policies according to the Gospel. Please pick up a copy today and connect with the EPPN on facebook for current updates and at http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org

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  • Photos of Rev'd Jen's trip to Israel & Pentecost
  • Rev'd Jen's trip to Israel -blog photos


    Pentecost at Epiphany


    Rev'd Jen's Holy Land Pilgrimage and Study Trip Blog

  • Next Sunday
  • The Third Sunday after Pentecost:
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

    Scripture readings:
    Jeremiah 20:7-13
    Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20
    Romans 6:1b-11
    Matthew 10:24-39

    Read these lessons

    Liturgical Ministers for next Sunday:

    8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Server-John Turner
    Lector-Fran Motroni
    Ushers-Geri & Arthur Manning
    Greeter-Judy Phillips
    Healing Prayer Team-Janice Johnson
    Coffee Hour-Sally Erskine & Judy Phillips

    10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    Altar Servers-Michelle Callahan, Bridget Dee & Lyla Halkyard
    Lectors-Gretchen Gammons
    Ushers-Nastara & David Allen
    Greeters-Ernie & Bev Fairhurst
    Healing Prayer Team-Virginia Rocha & Michelle Callahan
    Nursery-Jaime Davin & Alicia Castellanos

    Coffee Hour-Charlie Bodell, Kerry Lonergan & Virginia Rocha
    Altar Guild-Carolyn DeOliveira & Christopher Utter
    Communion Bread (both services)-The Dee Family
    Counters-Vivian Johnson & Dawn Campbell
    Lawn Mowers-Phil Campbell & Evan McCarthy

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