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eNews For Christmas Eve and The Week of December 27th

12.23.20 | News | by Site Admin


    eNews For Christmas Eve and The Week of December 27th

    Christmas Eve Bulletin

    Christmas Eve Service: There are two ways you can enjoy and participate in Epiphany’s Christmas Eve service this year.

    1.  The service will be available on our YouTube Channel and also on our website beginning at 12:00 noon on Christmas Eve. 
    You may view the service at anytime after it has been posted.

    2.  At 4:00pm EDT on Christmas Eve, Fr. Jon will host a Zoom “gathering” where we will have the opportunity to wish one another a Merry Christmas and then view the pre-recorded service together. 

    Please note that the Christmas Eve Zoom meeting at 4:00pm has a different Meeting ID than the usual ID used for Sunday Mornings.

    Christmas Eve Service via Zoom: 4:00pm

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    Meeting ID: 884 6497 2777 

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    Meeting ID: 884 6497 2777

    Christmas Message from Bishop Haynes: From her home in Williamsburg, Bishop Haynes shares a message of encouragement as we celebrate Advent and Christmas during a time of pandemic.  

    "We are God's beloved children. He loves us dearly and the birth of the Child - God with us - will happen whether we are in our church buildings or not."

    Diocesan Virtual Service For Christmas 1: As a gift to the Diocese, the Diocesan Office staff, in conjunction with diocesan liturgists, will be offering worship on Christmas 1, December 27. It will be an opportunity for the diocese to worship together during one of the most joyful times of the year. 

    Our worship service will be offered virtually and will be available on the Diocesan YouTube channelFacebook and website. The service bulletin will be posted on our website as soon as it is available. 

    The service has been pre-recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing beginning at 8 a.m. on December 27. The service recording will remain available for viewing after December 27 as well.

    Special Zoom Presentation of Service

    There will be a special Zoom presentation of the service at 10 a.m. on December 27. This will enable those without a computer or smart device to call in and listen to the service. Simply dial the number below, and when prompted enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Call in to listen: (301) 715-8592 

    Meeting ID: 822 6303 1663
    Passcode: 641338

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    No Tuesday Centering Prayer:  There will NOT be a Tuesday Centering Prayer for December 29, 2020. 

    Sunday January 3rd: Morning Prayer at 10:00am EST on Zoom. Fr. Jon will officiate and offer a brief reflection.

    This Week At Epiphany
    • Tuesday 12/29: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner
    • Sunday 1/3: 10:00am Morning Prayer via Zoom
    Details for all Zoom events can be found HERE
    Birthdays this week: Steven Walton (29th) and Geneva Myers (2nd) 
    Birthday Prayer
    Watch over your servant(s) (Name) O Lord as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Anniversaries this week: Peter & Anne Howard Moore (28th), Kurt & Winnifred Lindquist (29th), John & Shearin Light (30th) and Fr. Jon & Drue Anderson (2nd)
    Anniversary Prayer
    Gracious God, we lift up your servants (Name) And (Name). to in thanks for your love. Guide them as they grow and surround them with your grace, that they may walk close to you and to each other always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Holiday Office Closure:

    As is customary each year, the Church Office will be closed the week after Christmas. The office will close at 12:00pm December 24th and reopen at 9:00am January 4th. In case of an urgent pastoral need please call Fr. Jon directly at (434) 710-1933.