Epiphany Star
Newsletter, Church of the Epiphany
August 2022
Clergy Clatter

With advancing age, does not necessarily come advancing wisdom. I can attest to that!

Having had a very mild early summer, and living in a big house that gets great natural ventilation and has limited A/C, I decided to go the summer without A/C. Just throw open all the windows, turn on the ceiling fans and enjoy the natural order of things, like I did when we were kids. I don't remember suffering as a child and teenager without A/C. We just moved more slowly, wore light clothing, sat around a lot, drank lots of neat cold drinks, and enjoyed a pretty good life. Of course it was hot. It was summer. We read books in the shade of big old trees (no cell phones or internet), rode our bikes in the early evening, and ate wonderful "summer meals" that did not heat up the kitchen.

So my idea was to see what of this "Leave it to Beaver" era I could recapture. I would enjoy sitting out on the deck at night until it cooled off. I would watch the planes come and go, watch the crazy drivers on the interstate, and occasionally think of Ralph Waldo Emmerson.

Well, all went amazingly well - until last Sunday. We had experienced a couple weeks with temperatures in the 90's, but that was ok. It brought back nice memories. But Sunday after church I decided to take a nap when I got home - just a short "power nap." As I climbed the steps to my second floor, I was aware that it was warmer with each step. I'm usually not home at mid-day, and didn't realize how hot it could get up there. This was not Walden Pond. As I laid down on a very hot bed, under my groaning ceiling fan, I looked over at the thermometer on the wall by my bed. 105 degrees.

This would not do. This was dangerous. This was not "Leave it to Beaver." This was not fond childhood memories. This was a foretaste of eternity if I didn't "behave myself."

So I gave up the idea of a nap, moved a bunch of furniture out of the way, dragged a window unit out of my closet, mounted it in a window, and after 4 hours of work in 105-degree temperature, I considered the possibility that senility is setting in. Walden Pond will have to wait for another lifetime.

HRRC Board Meeting

The board of the Hampton Roads Rowing Club will meet at Epiphany every second Tuesday of the month. They will meet at 7:15pm.
Vestry Meeting

The vestry will meet on August 11th. The meeting will start at 7pm, without dinner.
Safe Church Training

Epiphany has agreed to host Safe Church Training on Saturday, August 13th. We'll get more information to you on resgistration and times.
August Service Schedule

August 7, 2022 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Celebrant- Rev. Richard Bridgford
  • Homily - Rev. Julia Ashby
  • Lector - Marcie Kidd
  • Altar - Len & Tina Wright
  • Flowers - Marcia Cronin
  • Usher - Kevin LaPointe

August 14, 2022 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Celebrant- Rev. Julia Ashby
  • Homily - Rev. Richard Bridgford
  • Lector - Mary Shaffer
  • Altar - Kevin LaPointe
  • Flowers - Jim fisher
  • Usher - Susie Pedigo

August 21, 2022 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

  • Celebrant- Rev. Richard Bridgford
  • Homily - Rev. Julia Ashby
  • Lector - Anita Colburn
  • Altar -Ariel Fernandez
  • Flowers - Joyce Williams
  • Usher - Tom Gilleland

August 28, 2022 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Celebrant- Rev. Julia Ashby
  • Homily - Rev. Richard Bridgford
  • Lectors - John Childers
  • Altar - Kevin LaPointe
  • Flowers - Jim Fisher
  • Usher - Jackie Rochelle

A video will be on YouTube, Facebook, and our Web Page a few hours after the Sunday service.
Vestry Highlights
July, 2022

  • Elected Mike diaz and Lynne Pipis to fill two vacant seats on the vestry. Both terms will end at the conclusion of the calandar year, but Mike and Lynne can stand for their own three terms in our member election.
  • Reviewed statistics on viewers of our on line services.
  • Approved Susie Pedigo be authorized to make routine purchases for the church. There is a pad of paper on the door of the refridgerator. If you notice that we need something, put it on the list and Susuie will check it every Wednesday.
  • Approved "Going away pot luck luncheon" for Ann Bolen.

Ushers Needed

If you are interested in being an Usher, please contact Kathy Moore at kmoore1234@cox.net or phone 757-647-6606
August Birthdays

  • Lucas Marshall, 7th
  • Britt Porter, 7th
  • Courtney Clary, 8th
  • Joyce Williams, 11th
  • Kevin LaPointe, 13th
  • Michael Diaz, 13th
  • John Greene Jr., 15th
  • Jerry Cronin, 22nd
  • Sharon Barrineau, 24th

August Anniversaries

  • Len & Tina Wright, 3rd
  • Carlos & Carol Fernandez, 30th