eNews For The Week of March 21, 2021
Re-Gathering (Again) for In-Person Worship
Please read carefully
As of Saturday morning (March 20th) the positivity rate locally was 5.0%. Unless we experience a resurgence of the virus we will be able to return to in-person worship beginning Palm Sunday, March 28th. For now the Diocese requires that in-person worship follow the guidelines set last fall. Look for those in the eNews next week.
Palm Sunday (March 28th) & Easter Sunday (April 4th):
A survey was sent to the eNews distribution list on Monday, March 15th asking yes or no about your plans for in-person attendance for these two Sundays. That survey has now closed and your responses recorded. Thanks to all who responded so promptly as this helps us plan for safe in-person worship. If you receive the eNews but did not respond we had to mark that as a no (not attending). Those members who do not receive the eNews are being called. Online options will be available.
Palms for Palm Sunday may be available as early as Wednesday. A special eNews will go out as soon as they are available for pick-up. Additional information about Palm Sunday will go out with that special eNews.
The second Sunday of Easter (April 11th):
Online only via Zoom or our YouTube channel. This will be a Holy Eucharist service. Fr. Jon will preach & preside for this pre-recorded service but will be away that Sunday.
Beginning the third Sunday of Easter (April 18th) and following:
There will be in-person worship on Sundays (10:00am). There will also be pre-recorded online worship on Zoom at the same time (10:00am) and on our YouTube Channel available beginning at 5:00pm Saturday evening each week. Details about how to attend either in-person or online will be posted weekly. We hope to be able to live-stream services soon.
For now, if you need to come to the office to see Fr. Jon or another member of the staff please call ahead to arrange a time. If you need to see or speak with Fr. Jon please call him directly at (434) 710-1933. Other members of the staff can be reached by calling (434) 792-4321.
Thank you for your patience and we will keep the parish updated via the eNews as we move back toward pre-pandemic operations.
*The office will be closed the week after Easter (Monday April 5 - Monday April 12) as has been the custom in recent years past. Epiphany follows the Diocesan office schedule.
Thank you for supporting our Disciple dinners and lunches by collecting plastic bags and donating them to Outreach. You may place your bags in the blue box located in the church foyer.
Epiphany has been blessed to be the site for concert cellist
Cameron Grimes https://www.camerongrimes.co.uk/ Hymn Friday project.
Prior to the pandemic Cameron’s home was in London and he played throughout Europe. He has been staying with family here in Danville during the pandemic.
Cameron and Pei-Yi have recorded a number of pieces together and some are solos. Each week we’re posting a link to one of the videos posted on Cameron’s facebook page.
You may find all of the recordings on Cameron’s facebook page. Enjoy! Jon+
*Click on the photo below to get the video. It is possible you’ll need to try more than once. As I understand it you do not need to be on facebook yourself in order to see the video.
Prerecorded Sunday services should be available to view on the parish YouTube channel beginning about 5:00pm each Saturday evening.
Changes to Zoom worship “credentials” continue this week
In order to continue to do what we can to ensure that our Sunday morning worship on Zoom is not interfered with please remember the following:
- A password is now required to join Zoom worship instead of the “waiting room” feature.
- Each week there will be a new Meeting ID number & password.
- The weekly meeting credentials (ID# & password) will only be available via the MailChimp eNews email distribution and/or the bulletin.
- If you have been “logging on” by clicking the link in the eNews email you may not notice these changes.
- If you have been manually entering the details on your device or calling in on the phone you will need to adapt to these new weekly changes.
- Tuesday 3/23: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner
- Tuesday 3/23: 7:00pm Contemplative Prayer with Drue via Zoom
- Thursday 3/25: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch
- Sunday 3/28: 10:00am Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist via Zoom
Birthdays this week: Sam Franklin (26th)
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
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.
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.
Todd Miller, Sarah (and baby) Reed, Lu Wilson, Betty Wilson and Jesse Flack.