This Week At Epiphany
|Tuesday 6/7: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.|
|Tuesday 6/7: 7:00pm Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies with Drue via Zoom|
|Thursday 6/9: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.|
|Sunday 6/12: 10:00am Holy Eucharist In-Person Only.|
Dear People of Epiphany,
As I hope you've read by now I will be on sabbatical this summer (June, July & August) and the Rev. Jeanine Driscoll will supply for us most Sundays. You may recall that she supplied for us one Sunday last September.
Jeanine is a full-time psychologist in Chapel Hill and also an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of North Carolina. On her website she shares that, "a really important question for any and all of us is "what's my why."' An excellent question to contemplate! Check out her website here if you'd like to know more https://
Other than supplying on Sunday morings Jeanine will be available for pastoral emergencies but will not be in Danville during the week otherwise. If you have a pastoral emergency while I am away please contact Sr. Warden Wanda Vaughan. Wanda's contact info is elsewhere in this eNews. Wanda will then coordinate with Jeanine and put you in touch with her.
You will all be in my prayers this summer and I look forward to seeing you all again the first Sunday in September.
God's peace, blessings & all good,
(June, July & August)
Fr. Jon is currently on sabbatical for the summer. He will be based out of his home in Santa Fe with some travel around the southern Rocky Mountains.
The focus of his study during this time will be two of the "Five Diocesan Initiatives for Mission, Vitality and Baptismal Ministry" #3, Becoming Beloved Community and #5, Evangelism.
The list of all five initiatives can be found here . If you'd like to read Bishop Haynes' address to Annual Council regarding the Five Initiatives that link is here, or if you would prefer to watch the video of that address you can find it here.
Clergy sabbaticals are a standard part of clergy Letters of Agreement in the Diocese and an important component to both clergy and congregational wellness. Fr. Jon will return Sunday, September 4th.
The Rev. Jeanine Driscoll will supply while Fr. Jon is away, you can read more about her elsewhere in this eNews.
The wardens and vestry will be in charge while he is away. Senior Warden Wanda Vaughan wants you all to know that you can contact her if you like, especially during these next few months. You may email her at or call and/or text her at (434) 429-9599.
The office will keep humming along, with Jennifer Hooper in the office Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
No Sunday streaming this summer. We're sorry for the inconvenience but we will stream again when Fr. Jon returns (September 4th). Hopefully by then we will have a new sound system in place that will provide a much better experience for those who watch or listen to the service each week.
Wednesday Noon Holy Eucharist and Sacred Grounds Coffee will be taking break this summer, but both will start back up in the Fall when Fr. Jon returns.
Confirmation & Church Membership
Confirmation and new member classes will begin in September. This will not be a long process and will be engaging and interactive. If you are interested in being confirmed and joining the Episcopal Church (or even just curious about it) please call/email /text Fr. Jon.
Usher/Greeters and Coffee Hour Hosts
Please save that email so you can use your sign up link again for additional dates during that period. If you did not receive your email, can't find it, have any questions or if you would like to volunteer for these ministries, please contact Jennifer Hooper at either (434) 792-4321 ext. 3 or by email at .
Parish Directory Now Available
The parish directory is now available. 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 will use a part of our database that allows us to send reminders to those who signed up to provide altar flowers. They will receive an email reminding them of the date. Also, email Jennifer what you would like for the dedication.
Please contact Nan Freed at (434) 792-6261 if you…
1. would like to fill an open spot for this year. The months of January and February will be greens.
2. would like a date on the calendar for 2023.
3. would like an alternative date or cannot provide flowers for the date listed below.
Birthdays this week: Webb Maddux (5th), Helm Dobbins (6th), and David Pugh (6th).
Watch over your servants Webb, Helm, and David 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. & 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: 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: Pat Foster, John Fifield, The Lyons family (especially Lizzie & Neely), Carolyn Hopkins, 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, 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.