eNews For The Week of August 8, 2021
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.
We welcome everyone to continue in-person worship at Epiphany.
Click HERE to view the new Guidelines.
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!
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.
|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.|
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.
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.
We are now accepting donations and pledge payments via the online platform Tithe.ly, click the Give button below to pay your pledge or make a donation.
- 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.
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
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.