Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish
October 22 - 29, 2019    
4 Things
For  This Week
1) Come to our Open House on Saturday, Oct. 26 
2)  Sign up to work at the Pumpkin Patch this week.
3)  Save the date: Sunday, November 24th, Bishop Gayle Harris will visiting Epiphany Parish! 
4)  Join us for Worship on Sunday at 8am or 10am
Epiphany Parish
62 Front Street
Walpole, MA 02081
508-668-2353
www.epiphany-walpole.org
 
Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Christen H. Mills
christen.epiphany@gmail.com
 
Organist
Nancy Wakefield
 
Parish Administrator
Liz Knox
office.epiphany@verizon.net
 
Sunday School Superintendent
Jean Ford
 
Sr. Warden
George Ford
 
Jr. Warden
Mark Helm
 
Treasurer
Susan Cosman
 
Financial Secretary
Nancy Parnagian
 
Pledging Secretary
John Parnagian
 
Clerk
Kate Procaccini
 
Vestry Members
Janice Allman
  Donald MacKinnon
  Alison DiPasca
  Charlie Hall
  Kerry Donlan
Bob McElhinney

This Week at Epiphany
Wed, Oct. 23, 2019
7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)
 
Fri, Oct. 25, 2019
8:00 pm AA (undercroft)
 
Sun, Oct. 27, 2019
8:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite I
9:45 am Sunday School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist ~ Rite II
11:00 am Coffee Hour
5:00 pm Youth Group
 
Mon, Oct. 28, 2019
5:30 pm Breaking Bread Community Meal Served  
(United Church)
6:30 pm Monday Night AA (undercroft)
6:30 pm Soup Supper (Vestry Room)
7:00 pm Adult Bible Study
Participating in Worship on October 27
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
 
    Click here for this week's readings
8:00 am
Acolyte:
Peter Ellison
Lay Reader:
Elaine Glebus

10:00 am
Acolytes:
Ella Martinez
Dimitrius Martinez

Lay Leaders:
Jennifer Hee  
Jean Najarian 
Pam Cormier  
Ushers:
Joe Cormier  
Rick Shea 
Altar Guild:
Hope Groves
Kevin Miller
Office Notices
E-Mail & Sunday Announcements Deadlines
Announcements and notices for the Weekly e-News e-mails must be received in the office by noon each Monday - call or e-mail the office.
To have your announcement included in the Sunday bulletin, please have it in the office by noon on Wednesday.
 
Hospital Visitation
If you or a loved one would like a visit from Rev. Christen while in the hospital please call the church office or e-mail Rev. Christen.  
 
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 to learn about the many opportunities to serve.


The office is open this week 
by appointment only.  Please email or call Rev. Christen if you need access to the office.

Rev. Christen is in the office most weeks
on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.
 
If you have a pastoral emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Christen at 978-758-7270.
 
If you would like an opportunity to meet with Christen during the week please e-mail her or call the church office to make an appointment. This will ensure that she is not out making pastoral calls and that you will have her undivided attention.

From Rev. Christen's Desk
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rev. Christen & Dan this week.  Dan's father, Bill Hicks, passed away Sunday night.
 
Rev. Christen will be taking some personal time this week.  The plan is to still have the noonday Eucharist with healing prayer service on Wednesday.
We are entering the home stretch at the Pumpkin Patch!
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The Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch is open for business and we have openings at the following times this week - please consider signing up. There are only 9 more days that we need to staff the patch!
 
Wed, Oct 23: 1:30 to 3:30pm & 3:30 to 5:30pm 
Thurs, Oct 24: 3:30 to 5:30pm
Fri, Oct 25: ALL SHIFTS   
Sun, Oct 27: 9:00am-12:00pm
There are two ways you can sign up to work at The Patch. We will have the "traditional" paper sign up board in the undercroft, and we will also have an on-line sign up (so you can sign up from the comfort of home!) It's easy:
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1)     Click here to see our signup on SignUp.com.
2)     Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) that fit into your schedule.
3)     Sign up! It's that easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the church office and we can sign you up manually.
Either way, we hope you will plan to be part of this great fellowship and fundraising activity! 

Sunday School News
  
Having lots of fun in Sunday School!  This week we talked about all of the plagues - flies and blood and darkness and Passover, oh my!  The kids acted out the plagues and we enjoyed ourselves!
 
As Jason discussed during the announcements, the older class is collecting money for the Heifer Project.  This is a wonderful program where, for very little money, the kids can purchase a goat or a cow or a flock of chickens or a "share" of one of these if we do not collect enough for a whole animal.  Parents: Please remember to give a dollar or some change to your Sunday Schoolers, so we can increase the total we have to spend.  The older class will keep track of how much money is collected, and can discuss the options of where to spend it.  Please help us out, with this outreach project!
 
We are looking f orward to seeing everyone on Sunday...
Don't Forget!  Please be sure to arrive by 9:45.  
We have a Junior Church service that will begin  
promptly at 9:45.
 
Distance Learning:
Click here to get the lesson from Oct 27 - Moses
Click here to get the lesson from Oct 20 - Passover & Exodus
 
No Bible at home? No problem!   Click here to be directed to an online version of the International Children's Bible to read the story.  (E-mail your answers to the church office.) 
 
Jean Ford , Superintendent &
Joanne Douglas , Asst. Superintendent

Weekly Announcements
We will be celebrating All Saints' Sunday on November 3rd. If you have a loved one who has passed in the last year and would like to have them remembered that day, please e-mail the name(s) to the church office at office.epiphany@verizon.net by the end of the day Tuesday, October 29.  
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Youth Group ~ Calling all youth in grades 6-10.  This Sunday, October 27 we will be meeting at 5:00pm at Epiphany Parish to the sell and paint pumpkins! To register for youth group click here
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Epiphany Book Club! All are welcome to join the brand new Epiphany Book Club! Each month a new book will be assigned and we will gather together after the 10am service to discuss. We will announce the new book on Sunday. Stay tuned!
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Eucharist with Healing Prayer ~ There will be a weekday Eucharist with healing prayer on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12pm.  This monthly service takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month. All are welcome! 
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SAVE THE DATE ~ Bishop Gayle Harris will be visiting Epiphany Parish the morning of Sunday, November 24th.  She will be preaching and presiding at both services.  There will be a parish-wide gathering with Bishop Gayle after the 10am service.  Stay tuned for more information.  If you are interested in a possible baptism or reception into the Episcopal Church on that day, please speak with Rev. Christen.
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  Baptism Offered ~ We will be offering baptism this Fall. If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact the church office.
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Altar Flowers ~ Our regular delivery of altar flowers has begun. Donating altar flowers for Sunday morning is a wonderful way remember loved ones who have passed or to celebrate something or someone special to you. The recommended donation is $40 for one vase/$75 for both. If you would like to sign up for flowers in the coming months please see the poster on the bulletin board in the lower Narthex (to the left of the door upon exiting the church) to see available dates, or contact the church office during the week.
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Hurricane Relief Fund ~ Episcopal Relief and Development is once again collecting funds for their Hurricane Relief Fund. We've all seen the devastating photos that are beginning to come out of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. If you would like to help relief efforts for those affected by the hurricane, please visit www.episcopalrelief.org for more information.

In Our Prayers
Claire Sledzinski, Joanne Manchur, Marissa Silversmith, LeGrande W. Van Wagenen, Betty Riley, Anna Marden, Red Carroll, Andrew Horner, Mildred McDermott,
Sophie Anne Claflin, Paul & Nancy 

We also continue to remember: Christine Barry, Dick Brideau, Jan Bryson, Marge Buttimer, Scott Dalrymple, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Tom Fuller , Ed Glebus, Skip Gould, Jack Hammill, Sandy Hammill, Beverly Happnie, Suzanne Hutnick, Bob Laurie, Jim McLaughlin, Karen Montuori, Harry Pritoni, Robert Quimby, Susie & John Rogers, Ashley Rose, Art Sachs, David Sanford, Nicole Shirley, Denise Sullivan, Elaine Tomlinson, Don Uliano, Angie, Barbara, Betty, Christopher, Jack, Jason, Jimmy, Margaret, Michael, Molly, Sarah,
Shawn, Dan 
  • We pray for our first responders and military personnel and their families.
  • We pray for those affected by war, terrorism, natural disaster and violence, abuse, addiction or loneliness.
Recently Departed:   Bill Hicks 
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Betty Riley, Andrea & Matt Roberts and Family, Tracey & John Robinson and Family, Lynn & George Rowen
Walpole Cycle of Prayer:   United Church in Walpole 
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   Christ Church, Quincy; Parish of St. Chrysostom, Quincy; Episcopal Quincy Chinese Center, Quincy; Trinity Church, Randolph; Asiamerican Ministries
Celebrating Birthdays: Oct. 22: Sean Roberts; Oct. 23: Perrin Burtman; Oct. 24: John Parnagian; Oct. 25: Brooke Fuller; Oct. 26: Sam McElhinney