Weekly e-News
from Epiphany Parish

May 25, 2021


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From Rev Christen
Dear Epiphany Parish,

Your nominating committee has been hard at work putting together a slate of candidates to be presented for election at our Annual Meeting on June 6th
I am pleased to announce the following Slate:

Senior Warden: George Ford (2022)
Junior Warden: Mark Helm (2022)
Treasurer: Susan Cosman (2022)
Clerk: Corwin Hee (2022)
Vestry Member: Elyse Kelley (2024)
Vestry Member: Joanne Douglas (2024)
Diocesan Convention Delegate: Janice Allman (2022)
Diocesan Convention Delegate: Kevin Miller (2022)
Diocesan Convention Delegate (Alternate): Elyse Kelley (2022)
Deanery Assembly Representative: Kevin Miller (2022)
Deanery Assembly Representative: Susan Cosman (2022)
Deanery Assembly Representative: TBD (2022)
 
The following people will be continuing to serve on the vestry this year:
Vestry Member: Bob McElhinney (2022)
Vestry Member: Kerry Donlan (2022)
Vestry Member: Rhonda Perreault (2023)
Vestry Member: John Robinson (2023)
 
At Annual Meeting, we will also be thanking those who are completing their time serving in leadership roles. Alison DiPasca is ending a three year vestry term, Kate Procaccini is ending a three year run as the Clerk of this parish, and Tom Schneider is ending a two-year run serving as our representative to Diocesan Convention. Please come to Annual Meeting on June 6th to celebrate and thank all of our volunteers for their leadership and faithfulness to serving Epiphany Parish. 

Peace in Christ,
Rev. Christen
Graduates - Is someone in your family graduating this Spring?  
If you, or a family member, are graduating please get the information (graduate's name, school, degree, etc.) to the church office by Monday, May 31st so we can recognize them in the e -News on Tuesday, June 1st.

Seeking Dutton Youth Scholarship Applicants
 In 2018, the vestry voted to expand the Dutton Acolyte Scholarship to recognize any youth within 2 years of graduating high school who have supported Epiphany Parish. The Dutton Scholarship is a one-time award for High School graduates who are continuing their education. The amount of the scholarship is determined by the vestry each year depending on eligible funds.
 
All youth who are graduating high school this year or have graduated high school within the past 2 years and who have served Epiphany Parish consistently as an acolyte, or have consistent participation in 2 or more of the following activities, are eligible to apply:
Consistent serving as an acolyte, consistent teaching or assisting in Sunday School, participation in YLA and/or Diocesan Youth Counsel, lay reader, volunteer at Barbara C. Harris Camp, youth representative on vestry, leadership role in youth group, consistent participation in outreach activities such as Breaking Bread or Pumpkin Patch, or administrative duties.
 
To apply, applicants are required to write a letter describing the impact participation in the above activities has had on them and their plans for continuing their education. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Rector, the acolyte director, and a Vestry representative(s).
 
Applications may be emailed to office.epiphany@verizon.net and must be received by Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday

Morning Prayer via phone - 8:30 AM
Sunday Worship In-Person, Outdoor or on Facebook Live at 10:15 AM

Please sign up in advance for attendance in-person or for wafers if worshiping virtually.
To sign up for in-person worship - CLICK HERE.
The Bulletin & Prayers of the People will be emailed on Friday .
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Notes from the Office
Please help us keep our prayer list current - The names on our prayer list are listed on the top when received and are kept on that list for 6 weeks. At that point, if prayers are still needed, the name will be moved down into the alphabetical list. We appreciate updates for those we hold in prayer. Please contact the parish office or e-mail the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net to help update our list.
For the Prayers of the People - Click Here.
Save the Dates
June 6. 2021 - Annual Meeting - following worship - Rain date June 13 - Warrant Posted
June 19, 2021 - Walpole's 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration - 4:00pm - 8:00pm on the town common. Click for Flyer.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday Morning Prayer - by Phone at 8:30am
Sunday Morning Worship - In-Person & Facebook Live at 10:15am
Last Sunday School Lesson - Gifts available
Tuesday Open Vestry Meetings - virtually every third Tuesday via Zoom
Tuesday - common cathedral drop off May 25th
Wednesday Morning Prayer - by Phone at 7:15
Wednesday - First of the month - Sacred Ground June 2, 2021
Saturdays - Wafer/Envelope Pick Up - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Office Hours
The office is now open Tuesday & Wednesday 10-2:00pm. Please call to arrange a time to meet in person for different days or times. Please contact Rev Christen directly if you have a pastoral emergency.
common cathedral - Next drop off - Today, Tuesday, May 25th - fruit

June dates are on Sunday, June 13th & 27th
We are signed up for 50 granola bars and 50 pieces of fruit.
common cathedral has requested to bring only soft fruit (like bananas, oranges, grapes) no hard fruit (like apples). Please bring more bananas than oranges if able.
common cathedral provides food, community, worship, and so much more to folks in Boston who are experiencing homelessness. Epiphany Parish has supported common cathedral in many ways throughout the years. common cathedral has adapted their programs during the pandemic in order to continue to safely support the members of their community. They are also asking that you please also consider a monetary gift to support this meaningful and very needed ministry: https://commoncathedral.org/donations
Need help?  
Please CLICK HERE for a list of resources and support for mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse disorders.
Food insecurity: Contact the Project Bread FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333; open 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the crisis (TTY line: 1-800-377-1292).
Financial Assistance: There are also some funds available at Epiphany Parish to help members of our community in a financial emergency. Please reach out confidentially to Rev. Christen (978-758-7270) if you have any questions or need financial support. If you are struggling to buy food or medicine, pay bills, buy gas, or struggling in any other way, please do not suffer in silence. We are all in this together and Epiphany Parish is here to support you in whatever ways we can.
Diocesan COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: The fund will address critical community needs and congregational sustainability during the time of the pandemic. The fund is now open to receive online gifts at www.diomass.org/give-now.
Outreach Opportunities - Walpole & Beyond
Give blood - The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood because many blood drives have been cancelled around the country in recent weeks. If you are eligible to give blood and wish to do so, you can make an appointment online here: https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html
Hospital Visitation - At this time Rev. Christen is only visiting the hospital or other care facilities in times of extreme emergency or for end-of-life needs. If you or a loved one is in need of a hospital visit please contact Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com.
Feeling a call (or a tug, or a pull) - to get involved in the life of our Parish, but don't know where to start? Please contact Rev. Christen at christen.epiphany@gmail.com to learn about the many opportunities to serve.
Epiphany Parish Welcome Statement - Epiphany Episcopal Parish welcomes all those who seek a spiritual connection to God. We embrace the young and the old; the seasoned and the newcomer; the married, single, separated, divorced and widowed; those of all sexual orientations and gender identities; those from any economic, ethnic, cultural or religious background; and those of all abilities. We not only welcome diversity at Epiphany, we celebrate it.
Epiphany Email Policy: As recently as April 8th, fraudulent emails are continuing to become more common and more sophisticated, please note that Rev. Christen, Epiphany Parish staff, and/or the members of our Vestry will never solicit money, gift cards, or personal information via email. If you have any questions or concerns about an email request you receive from a leader or staff person in our parish, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office at 508-668-2353.