Weekly e-News from Epiphany Parish
October 29 - November 5, 2019    
4 Things
For  This Week
1) Sign up to work at the Pumpkin Patch this week.
2)  Sign up to help with Breaking Bread on Monday, Nov. 4.
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. 30, 2019
7:00 pm Women's AA (undercroft)
 
Thurs, Oct. 31, 2019
Halloween
 
Fri, Nov. 1, 2019
8:00 pm AA (undercroft)
 
Sat, Nov. 2, 2019
Diocesan Convention
 
Sun, Nov. 3, 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 (undercroft)
5:00 pm Youth Group
 
Mon, Nov. 4, 2019
4:00pm Breaking Bread Hosts
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 Bible Study (Vestry Room)
Participating in Worship on November 3
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
 
    Click here for this week's readings
8:00 am
Acolyte:
Peter Ellison
Lay Reader:
Elaine Glebus

10:00 am
Acolytes:
Alex Hee
Jason Hee 

Lay Leaders:
George Ford 
Brian Shea 
Nancy Barry  
Ushers:
Greg Clinton   
Corwin Hee 
Altar Guild:
Jane Giovannucci
Natalie Lee
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 
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm.

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
Dear Epiphany Parish:
 
Thank you all so much for the prayers and support over the past week since Dan's father died. It's really meant a lot to both of us.
 
This Sunday, I read a blog post by Pastor John Pavlovitz that he published on his blog, "Stuff That Needs To Be Said", on February 21, 2019. A few people have asked for the link to the post, so I am including it here:
https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/02/21/everyone-around-you-is-grieving-go-easy/
 
If you were not able to be in church this past Sunday, I encourage you to read his blog post. It's a good reminder that we never know the pain/grief/loss/worry/fear/etc. that the people around us are dealing with and to always do our best to be kind to others.
 
Peace in Christ, 
Rev. Christen

We are in the home stretch at the Pumpkin Patch!
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The Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch is still open for business and we have just a few openings to fill this week - please consider signing up. There are only TWO more days that we need to staff the patch!
 
Please go to our on-line sign up (link below) to see if there is a spot that you might be able to full!

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! 

Epiphany Hosts Breaking Bread!
Monday, November 4
Volunteer Opportunity!
 
Epiphany Parish will be preparing and serving a meal at Breaking Bread on Monday, November 4th. Breaking Bread is a free community meal that takes place every Monday night at United Church in Walpole.
 
We need volunteers from 4:00-5:30pm to set up and prepare food and from 5:30-7:00pm to serve the food and help clean up. We are also seeking donations of desserts and the following ingredients for appetizers and salad.
3 boxes of crackers
1 bunch red grapes
1 bunch green grapes
1 16oz plastic container of spring mix lettuce
2 pints of cherry tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1 bag of croutons
 
There will be a sign-up sheet at coffee hour on Sunday.  
You can also sign up by emailing the office at office.epiphany@verizon.net

Sunday School News
  
Having lots of fun in Sunday School!  This week we will talk a bit about All Saints' Day.
 
And don't forget - the older class is collecting money for 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 for the lesson for Nov 3 - Promised Land
Click here to get the lesson from Oct 27 - Moses

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

Save These Dates!
Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19 ~ The Pastoral Care Team will be hosting a luncheon for retirees & seniors & anyone else who might have the mid-day off and would like to join us. We will start with a brief communion service at 11:30 followed by a seasonal luncheon. Please contact the church office if you plan to attend or are able to assist in contributing a dish for the luncheon.
 
Sunday, NOVEMBER 24 ~ Bishop Gayle Harris will be visiting Epiphany Parish the morning of Sunday, November 24. 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.
 
Thursday, DECEMBER 19 ~ There will be a Celebration of New Ministry at 7:00pm on December 19 to honor and celebrate the calling of The Reverend Christen H. Mills as our Rector. One of our Bishops will be here to preach and celebrate communion with us on this joyous occasion!
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 NOON on Wednesday, October 30.  
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Youth Group ~ Calling all youth in grades 6-10.  This Sunday, November 3 we will be gathering at 5:00pm at Epiphany Parish for Base Camp! 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! We will announce our next book soon for discussion in December. Stay tuned!
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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
Shirley Hutchins, Jane Emswiler, Joanne Manchur, Marissa Silversmith, LeGrande W. Van Wagenen, Anna Marden, Red Carroll, Andrew Horner, Mildred McDermott

We also continue to remember: Christine Barry, Dick Brideau, Marge Buttimer, Sophie Anne Claflin, Scott Dalrymple, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fleming, Betty Riley, 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, Bill, Christopher, Dan, Jack, Jason, Jimmy, Margaret, Michael, Molly, Paul & Nancy, Sarah, Shawn 
  • 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, Claire Sledzinski
Parish Cycle of Prayer: Rhonda & Denis Perrault and Family, Heather Pezold, Barbara & Dick Power, Kate & Joe Procaccini and Family
Walpole Cycle of Prayer: All Nations Worship Center
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Church, Rockland; St. Luke's Church, Scituate; Church of the Holy Nativity, South Weymouth; All Saints' Church, Whitman; The Diocesan Convention
Celebrating Birthdays:  Nov. 4: Charlie Hall; Nov. 5: Hope Groves; Nov. 7: Shari Vigneau; Nov. 9: Tiffany Langmead; Nov. 10: Jack McElhinney