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eNews For The Week Of May 1, 2022

05.01.22 | News | by Site Admin

    At Holy Communion please come forward to the Altar rail where you many stand or kneel as you are able. 

    • If you wish to receive the host only or a World Communion Cup (WCC) you may come to either side. If you prefer a WCC please let Fr. Jon know.
    • If you wish to receive the host and sip directly from the Chalice please come to the Lecturn side (the left as you approach). Please know there can be no Intinction (dipping of the host) on this side. 
    • If you prefer to receive by Intinction please come to the Pulpit side (the right as you approach). The Eucharistic Minister will take the host from you, Intinct it and give it back to you.
    • If you want a blessing only or anointing you may come to either side and cross your arms at the chest.

     This Week At Epiphany

    • Tuesday 5/3: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.
    • Tuesday 5/3: 7:00pm Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies with Drue. (On Zoom)
    • Wednesday 5/4: 10:30am Sacred Grounds Coffee Hour in the Parlor.
    • Wednesday 5/4: 12:00pm Holy Eucharist in the McClintock Chapel.
    • Thursday 5/5: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    • Sunday 5/8: 10:00am Holy Eucharist In-Person and via Zoom.

    New Senior and Junior Wardens
    At the April vestry business meeting on Sunday April 24th the vestry chose Wanda Vaughan to be Senior Warden and Jennifer White to be Junior Warden this year. We thank them both for their willingness to serve in these important offices and we pledge our support of their leadership.
    Wednesday Coffee & Eucharist!!!

    Wednesday noon Holy Eucharist in the MacClintock Chapel is back for the month of May. If you need a ride call/email/text Fr. Jon. Email link

    And Sacred Grounds Coffee too! Come to the Parlor anytime from 10:30am to just before noon on Wednesdays in May to enjoy a hot beverage and chat with Fr. Jon and your friends. 
    Fr. Jon's Sabbatical

    As you may already know I will be on sabbatical this summer (June, July & August). The Rev. Jeannie Driscoll, who is canonically resident in the Diocese of North Carolina, will serve as supply clergy on most Sundays and be on-call for pastoral emergencies. The wardens and vestry will be in charge while I'm away. Jennifer Hooper will keep things humming in the office.

    What you may not know about clergy sabbaticals is that they have been a standard part of clergy Letters of Agreement in the Diocese for some time now, as they are in most Dioceses. To quote the Rev. Cn. James Harlan, " the product of a clergy sabbatical is a renewed priest." This renewal includes time for rest, reflection, recreation, travel and study.

    My sabbatical will be based out of our home in Santa Fe with some travel around the southern Rocky Mountains. The focus of my study 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 is here . If you'd like to read Bishop Haynes' address to Annual Council regarding the Five Initiatives that link is here .
     If you'd like to watch video of that address you can find it here .


    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. 

    Congrats Graduates

    Please let us know if you have family members who are graduating this year. We will recognize them on the first Sunday of June. You can click Graduates Form to let us know your graduates name, relationship to you and any other information, you can also email the information to epiphany. . The due date to submit your information is 12:00 noon on June 1, 2022.

    Usher/Greeters and Coffee Hour Hosts

    This week we will send out an email to all those who have volunteered to be Usher/Greeters and Coffee Hour Hosts. This email will contain your link to sign up for the dates you can serve between June and December. Please save that email  so you can use your sign up link again for additional dates during that period. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Hooper at either (434) 792-4321 ext. 3 or by email at

    We ask that everyone please take the survey in this weeks eNews so that we can build a scheduling/sign-up system using our database. 

    Maundy Thursday Agape Meal
    Doing a new thing at Epiphany

    On Maundy Thursday our vestry hosted an Agape meal in the Parish Hall. Fr. Jon blessed the meal and those who gathered around the table, partaking in a selection of salads, fruits, cheeses, hummus, crackers, and other delicacies.

    A huge thank you to our volunteers who made this event possible! Wanda Vaughan and Becca and Whitney Webb who prepared the delicious food. And to Katie Petrick, David Pugh, Laura Sadler and Epiphany friend Janet Aponte who decorated the tables and provided extra support.

    Stamp Out Hunger

    The 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (SOHFD) will be held Saturday, May 14. Leave a sturdy bag filled with non-perishable food items by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will collect your donation. SOHFD is the country’s largest one-day food drive and provides citizens with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Please consider filling your bag with cans of soup, vegetables, meats and fish and boxes of pasta or rice. Over 45 million Americans including 15 million children experience food insecurity, so your donation to this food drive is extremely important. All food collected Saturday, May 14, will be given to God’s Storehouse for distribution to those in our area who need help filling their cupboards.


    Members and friends of Epiphany will be helping God’s Storehouse on Monday, May 16. Our task will be to check each item of food received from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for current sell-by dates and to sort the food by type. Please consider taking two hours out of your day to help with this fun but important task. If you are willing to volunteer from 10:30-12:30 or 12:30-2:30, please text/phone Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367 or email your response or questions to You will be working in a warehouse, so please wear your most comfortable shoes! We would love to see you at God’s Storehouse Monday, May 16.

    Free At-Home COVID Tests

    The Danville Health Department has at-home COVID test kits available for free.  The Health Department is located at 326 Taylor Drive, operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.

    New Parish Directory Now Available

    As mentioned at the Annual Meeting, a new parish directory is now ready.  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 have begun using the Breeze database to help organize and manage the Altar Flower sponsorship schedule. If you have signed up to sponsor the Altar flowers for a given Sunday you will receive three emails: the first three weeks before your Sunday; the second two weeks before your Sunday; and the third and final email one week before your Sunday.

    Signing up for a Sunday will continue to be through Nan Freed as it has been for many years (Thank you Nan!). Please call her at (434) 792-6261 if:

    1. You would like to sponsor an ‘open Sunday’ on the 2022 calendar below.
    2. You would like a date on the calendar in 2023.
    3. You would like an alternative date or are no longer able to sponsor the flowers on a date for which you are listed below.


    Birthdays this week: Millie Dunston (7th).

    Birthday Prayer

    Watch over your servant Millie 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: 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: the repose of the soul of Anne Williams. May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    This week we pray for: Deb Miller, 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.