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eNews For The Week of August 8, 2021

08.08.21 | News | by Site Admin

    eNews For The Week of August 8, 2021

    Sunday's Bulletin

    The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
    At 10:00am EDT in the Nave, there will be In-Person
    Morning Prayer on Sunday, August 8th.

    There will be NO Streaming this Sunday.

    New In-Person Worship Guidelines

    We welcome everyone to continue in-person worship at Epiphany.
    Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Delta variant in the Danville/Pittsylvania County area, Epiphany will be implementing new in-person worship guidelines for Sunday, August 8th.

    Click HERE to view the new Guidelines.
    There will be NO Coffee Hour this Sunday, August 8th.
    An Update & Announcement About Music

    The Optional Practical Training extension of Pei-Yi’s student visa has expired. As you will recall, we were not able to secure a lottery based H1B Visa this past spring. We are in the process of applying for a non-lottery based H1B Visa but that process is not complete. Until this week there was some thought that Pei-Yi might be able to “volunteer” until an H1B is secured.  However, based on a careful reading of the how that might work this is not a prudent option. So this Sunday and likely a few more Pei-Yi will be unable to play the organ.

    Bob Sutter will be back at the piano playing our service music on August 15th.

     Thank you to members and friends of Epiphany who packed 100 “Welcome Bags” Sunday, July 25.  Walker Dodson, Millie Dunston, and Lalor Earle supplied many of the items we put in our bags.  Averett University students will receive their “Welcome Bags” when they return to campus for the 2021-2022 school year. Go Cougars!

    Sacred Grounds Coffee House

    Beginning Wednesday August 25th there will be a new opportunity to gather socially during the week. Sacred Grounds Coffee House will be open Wednesdays from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the Parlor. Come at ten o’clock and stay till noon or drop by for a just bit. The coffee (decaf too) or tea is free, the conversation priceless and enlightening.


    Mid-Week Holy Eucharist Reboot
    Beginning Wednesday September 1st at 12:00pm  the mid-week Holy Eucharist service will resume in the MacClintock Chapel.
    Save the Date: This year's Crop Walk will be on Sunday afternoon, October 3rd. With your help Epiphany raised $1,267  last year by participating in the Crop Walk. Let’s see what we can do in 2021! Sign-up details coming soon.
    A reminder that Fr. Jon is on vacation beginning Monday July 19th and returning to the office on Tuesday August 17th. There will be an “on call” vestry member daily while Fr. Jon is away. If you need to reach the on call vestry person please call (434) 792-4321 extension 6 and leave a detailed message. Your message will be emailed to the on call vestry person. Jennifer Hooper will also be in the office during normal office hours - Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
    Lay Ministry Opportunities

         At this time we are focusing our efforts on four key lay ministries and we still need folks to sign-up for the Usher/Greeter Team.

    Usher/Greeter Team:

    A link to the online sign-up sheet is here: Usher / Greeter Team

    Usher/Greeters will serve in pairs each Sunday and will do what ushers have always done - greet people as they arrive, hand out bulletins, count heads, pass the plates, and generally be available to assist.

    * There will be training for each of these lay ministries that will be fun, informative and ongoing.

    Giving Made Easy

    We are now accepting donations and pledge payments via the online platform, click the Give button below to pay your pledge or make a donation.


    This Week At Epiphany
    • Tuesday 8/10: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.
    • Tuesday 8/10: No Centering Prayer until further notice.
    • Thursday 8/12: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    • Sunday 8/15: 10:00am In-Person Morning Prayer.
    Details for all Zoom events can be found HERE
    Birthdays this week: William Jones (8) and Jennifer White (10).

    Birthday Prayer
    Watch over your servants William and Jennifer 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: None

    Anniversary Prayer
    Gracious God, we lift up your servants (N. and N.) 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:
    We are in the process of rebuilding the parish prayer list and we need your help. If you would like the name of a loved one placed on the parish prayer list and listed each week in the eNews please reply directly to this email. You may also call or text Fr. Jon at (434) 710-1933.

    This week we pray for:
    Wade McCune, Drue Anderson, Geneva Myers, Marie McKenzie, Pei-Yi Ho & Epiphany (H1B Visa), Jesse Riley, and Todd Miller.