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eNews For The Week of August 16, 2020

08.16.20 | News | by Site Admin


    for the week of August 9, 2020

    Morning Prayer Bulletin for August 16, 2020

    Re-Gathering Update: 
    We continue to plan for and work toward re-gathering for in person worship as soon as we can safely do that. It looks like a realistic target date for Epiphany to re-gather is October 4th. Of course this assumes that the COVID-19 virus doesn’t get worse between now and then. 
    October 4th dovetails with the leading responses on the survey.  First choice was early fall and second choice was late fall, both by a significant margin. We will continue to meet on Zoom on Sundays for Morning Prayer until that time.
    It is important to point out and/or remember that one of the key components of re-gathering is to continue to provide an online option for those who won’t be able to join us when we do re-gather. At Epiphany we are committed to doing that simultaneously with re-gathering for in person worship. It will be challenging to provide a streaming option from the church, much more so than the Zoom offerings we’ve had thus far. If you are willing to be actively involved in helping make this happen please be in touch with Fr. Jon.

    John Lewis: Good Trouble
    I have heard from several of you who are interest in participating in the Zoom reflection on the John Lewis film Good Trouble.  

    For the good of the order here are the links to where you can stream the film in case there are others of you who would like to watch the film but may not yet be sure if you’d like to participate in the Zoom reflection.

    The Zoom reflection is scheduled for Thursday August 20th at 7:00pm and should last about an hour depending on how the conversation goes. I have already sent the Zoom “invitation” to those folks that have let me know they want to participate. If I missed you or you decide after watching the film that you’d like to participate please let me know by responding directly to this eNews.

    There are at least four ways to watch the film.

    The first two support local businesses in either Santa Fe or Charlottesville. The cost for these options is $12.00
    Here are the links:

    Violet Crown - Santa Fe

    Violet Crown - Charlottesville 

    The second two ways are either Amazon streaming or Apple TV. There is no link for these per say but if you are familiar with these platforms you can search for the film. The cost for these two ways is $6.99. Also, Apple is donating “its share of the proceeds to the National Civil Rights Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.”


     Congrats to Grads

    Epiphany would like to recognize and honor our 2020 graduates in a special eNews announcement.  If you have children or grandchildren who have graduated this year, please contact Jennifer at with the following information.
    • Full name of each graduate.
    • Name of school, city and state where the diploma was received/awarded.
    • Future plans of the graduate - Name of school, branch of military, workforce, etc.

    Parish Oral History Project:

    As Fr. Jon has been saying for a few weeks now he would like to begin a parish oral history project and is looking for a few beta testers to help get things started. The platform we will use is the StoryCorp Connect web based platform. If you have a device that connects to the internet that has speakers, camera and a microphone you can be a Guinea Pig for the project. Fr. Jon is looking for 3 to 5 folks to volunteer to go first. Please contact him directly at 

    New Time: Starting this Tuesday, August 18th, Contemplative Prayer with Drue will now begin at 7:00pm EST.  The zoom link is still the same, the only thing changing from here on out is the start time.
    Friday Compline: Starting this Friday, August 14th, there will be no more Friday Evening Complines via Zoom.  Monday & Wednesday Evening Complines via Zoom will continue.
    Forward Day by Day: Daily devotional books for August/September/October are now available in the parish lobby.  Stop by anytime Monday - Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm to pick up your copy.
    Zoom: As a few of you have experienced, sometimes it can be difficult to get onto the Zoom call on Sunday morning’s. Here are some ideas that may help.

    *      Try logging-in early using the link in the email we send each week. This will give you some time to “troubleshoot” if there are issues. The 5 minutes or so before we begin has been a time when folks like to say hello to one another and chat a bit. Join Us!

    *     If using the email link doesn’t work the first time, try closing your Zoom app or browser and then trying the link again.

    *     If neither of these work try manually typing in the Meeting ID # into your browser or the Zoom app. Sometimes this will work.

    As I’m sure we all know technology can be frustrating at times and sometimes that‘s when we most want it to work. 

    This Week At Epiphany
    Monday 8/17 Evening Compline with Fr. Jon, 5:30pm via Zoom.
    Tuesday 8/18 Contemplative Prayer with Drue, 7:00pm via Zoom.
    Wednesday 8/19 Evening Compline with Fr. Jon, 5:30pm via Zoom.
    Sunday 8/23 Morning Prayer, 10:00am via Zoom.

    Details for all Zoom events can be found HERE

    Birthdays this week: Elizabeth Holland & Michael Rose.

    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: None
    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.