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eNews For The Week Of April 3, 2022

04.03.22 | News | by Site Admin

    eNews For The Week Of April 3, 2022

    Holy Communion

    The Bishop's Health Advisory Panel and the Bishop have agreed that parishes may return to using the common cup at Holy Communion.

         Three things are required now:

    1. To remember (or in some cases learn) a maxim of Eucharistic theology - communion in one kind is a fully valid communion. In other words receiving the bread (or the wine) only is receiving communion, period. 
    2. Intinction is again permitted but must be done at a separate station that is for intinction only. This requires a second chalice bearer each week and at present we are not prepared to do that.
    3. For now parishes are to continue offering  World Communion Cups to those who would prefer them for a while longer.

    You can read the full article, Receiving Communion during the age of endemic COVID and the Bishop's message HERE.

    This Week At Epiphany

    Tuesday 4/5: 5:00pm - Disciple’s Dinner.

    Tuesday 4/5: 7:00pm - Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies

    Thursday 4/7: 12:00pm - Disciple’s Lunch.

    Sunday 4/10: 10:00am - Palm Sunday, In-Person Holy Eucharist and via Zoom.

    Decorating Epiphany for Easter

    After two years of pandemic, we are finally able to celebrate Easter in-person at Epiphany.  We would like to make this year special as we continue to return back to normal. Please join us Saturday, April 16th at 10:00am to help decorate the sanctuary for Easter. We also need a couple of strong individuals to stay briefly after church on the 10th to help set up tables for our Easter lilies that will be arriving on the 15th.

    Easter Lilies 

    The Easter lily signup sheet is now available in the Narthex or you can fill out our online form by clicking HERE. If you would like to make a dedication, please indicate “in memory of”, “in honor of”, or “in thanksgiving for”. Lilies are $14 eachPlease make your check payable to Epiphany or you can pay by cash.  Place your payment in the offering plate on Sunday morning, mail it to the church or place it in our secure mailbox.

    Your Help Needed!!!

    As we return to in-person worship we need people to sign up to serve as Usher/Greeters and Coffee Hour hosts. We ask that everyone please take the survey in this weeks eNews so that we can build a scheduling/sign-up system using our database.

    Agape Meal

    The Vestry would like to invite you to a new opportunity during Holy Week - an Agape meal on Maundy Thursday, April 14 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. 

    We will provide a light Mediterranean inspired meal with salads, fruits, cheeses, breads, and crackers. The Agape Meal will be followed by the traditional Maundy Thursday service at 7:00pm in the Nave.

    Please RSVP by April 8th. Text or call Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367 or send your RSVP to her email at

    Transportation Needed

    We are trying to find three or four more folks to help get Elise Smith to and from church each week. The idea is that each driver would take one Sunday per month. If you can help please call or text Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367 or email her at

    Free At-Home COVID Tests

    The Danville Health Department has at-home COVID test kits available for free.  The Health Department is located at 326 Taylor Drive, operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. If you would like to call ahead or to get more information, please call them at 434-766-9828.

    New Parish Directory Now Available

    As mentioned at the Annual Meeting, a new parish directory is now ready.  If you are in the directory you can have a directory. Please email the church office at  to get your copy. 

    The directory is available in print or .pdf, please specify which you prefer.  Yes, you can have both. For those without email, phone calls work too. 

    Your print bulletin with be available in the Narthex with your name printed on the front cover.

    Breeze Database Reminder

    As previously announced, we are beginning to expand the use of the church database. As we do some of you will begin to receive automated email reminders about various ministries for which you have signed up. Please bear with us as we fine tune this module of the database. If you have questions please contact Fr. Jon or Jennifer Hooper.

    Altar Flower Information for 2022

    This year we have begun using the Breeze database to help organize and manage the Altar Flower sponsorship schedule. If you have signed up to sponsor the Altar flowers for a given Sunday you will receive three emails: the first three weeks before your Sunday; the second two weeks before your Sunday; and the third and final email one week before your Sunday.

    Signing up for a Sunday will continue to be through Nan Freed as it has been for many years (Thank you Nan!). Please call her at (434) 792-6261 if:

    1. You would like to sponsor an ‘open Sunday’ on the 2022 calendar below.
    2. You would like a date on the calendar in 2023.
    3. You would like an alternative date or are no longer able to sponsor the flowers on a date for which you are listed below.


    Birthdays this week: Retta Sjoberg (4th)

    Birthday Prayer

    Watch over your servant Retta 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 heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their live, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Anniversaries this week: Bob Jiranek and Nan Freed (6th).

    Anniversary Prayer

    Gracious God, we lift up your servants Bob and Nan to you 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.

    Parish Prayer List:

    Please complete the form in the weekly e-News by clicking the link 

    ”Submit A Prayer Request”. Once you complete the form you will receive an email confirmation of your entry and Fr. Jon will be notified via email. If you do not have access to do this online, as always you may call or text Fr. Jon at (434) 710-1933.

    This week we pray for: Todd & Deb Miller, Robert Haraway, Alwyn Jones, Marilyn Gunter, Dean Cumbo, Dawn Deshazor, Todd & Kim Kidd, Sherry Swift, The Chernoff Family, Jay Hopkins, Larry Foster, Alicia Deshazor & Family, Kevin, Cindy, Justine, Vicki Montgomery, Phil Hasselvander, Drue Anderson, and Trina Payne.

    eNews and Newsletter Deadline:

    The deadline to have your content in this coming weeks publication is Wednesday at noon. Please email your content to be concise, about 50 words or fewer or about 4 to 5 lines. If you may need more space than that, please contact Jennifer before the deadline so that we can work together on a satisfactory solution.