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eNews For The Week Of August 2, 2020

07.30.20 | News | by Site Admin

    for the week of August 2, 2020

    Morning Prayer Bulletin for August 2, 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.
    While we all anticipate being together again on Sunday mornings enjoy this video about re-gathering from the rector of St. Anne’s in Tifton, GA. If you haven’t seen Hamilton yet you’ll be sure to want to do that after watching it. 

    Fr. Jon would like to know who might be interested in watching the documentary about the life, ministry and witness of John Lewis? After watching the film on our own online we would then convene together on Zoom to reflect on the film. Please reply directly from this eNews email if you’re interested. The deadline to respond is Wednesday, August 5th at 12:00pm. Please watch this trailer for the film.

    Box Fan Thank You: Thank you all so much for your generous support in purchasing box fans for the Danville Department of Social Services.  Epiphany was able to help seniors and vulnerable members of our community during these hot days of Summer.  Our members purchased 16 new box fans, with outreach matching the donations and a member provided and additional 5, brings the total to 37 box fans donated to Adult Services.  This week we received a kind, thank you note from Danville Social Services, which you can read below.

    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.
    Congratulations to Keith Silverman on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation.

    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 8/3 Evening Compline with Fr. Jon, 5:30pm via Zoom.
    Tuesday 8/4 Contemplative Prayer with Drue, 6:30pm via Zoom.
    Wednesday 8/5 Evening Compline with Fr. Jon, 5:30pm via Zoom.
    Friday 8/7 Evening Compline with Fr. Jon, 5:30pm via Zoom.
    Sunday 8/9 Morning Prayer, 10:00am via Zoom.

    Details for all Zoom events can be found HERE

    Birthdays this week: Allen Riley, William Jones, & Isabella LaMonica

    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: Joan and the Rev. Jim Mathieson celebrated 61 years together on August 1st.
    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.