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eNews For The Week of May 29, 2022

05.29.22 | News | by Site Admin

    This Week At Epiphany

    Monday 5/30: The Church Office will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
    Tuesday 5/31: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.
    Tuesday 5/31: 7:00pm Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies with Drue via Zoom
    Thursday 6/2: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    Sunday 6/5: 10:00am Holy Eucharist In-Person Only.

    Memorial Day Weekend Special Event

    This Sunday, May 29th after the service we will dedicate the painting Body and Blood by Janet McKenzie in the Gallery. 
    As you may recall, during the pandemic the vestry fulfilled a long overdue commitment of the congregation to memorialize the late Dr. Keith H. Williams, M.D. who passed away unexpectedly in November 2013. The painting is that memorial and will hang on the wall in the Gallery as you approach the Nave.
    Our special guest preacher will be the Rev. Cn. Willis Foster who is the Canon for Diversity for the Diocese. So please make plans to be with us for this important day and event.

    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
    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,


    Request for Box Fans

    Adult Services division of the Danville Department of Social Services (DDSS) is in need of new electric box fans. During the hot and humid summer months, some of their clients rely on fans to circulate air and stay cool. Epiphany would like to continue lending its support to DDSS by asking our members and friends to purchase new electric box fans. Please bring your fans to church and place them in the parlor by Sunday, June 5. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, one of our Outreach shoppers will take care of purchasing fans for you. If you have questions, please text or call Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367. Outreach volunteers will deliver our donated items to Social Services on Monday, June 6 before the scorching heat of summer arrives.
    Thank you for your support.


    Please let us know if you have any family members that are graduating this year. Epiphany would like recognize them in our bulletin on the first Sunday of June. You can click the link to fill out the form that is in our eNews, or you can email with your graduates name, relationship to you and any other information. The due date to submit your information is 12:00 noon on June 1, 2022.

    Workday at God’s Storehouse

    On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers held their 30th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Over 14,000 pounds of food was collected in our area and donated to God’s Storehouse. Ten volunteers from Epiphany worked four hours Monday, May 16, to sort through four LARGE wooden bins of canned food. A huge thank you to Wayne Alan, Rose Beaver, Ethan Casteel, Liz Everett, Marge Fifield, Carolyn Hasselvander, Katie Petrick, Alison Sibbers, Wanda Vaughan, and Jennifer White for all of their enthusiasm and hard work.


    Fr. Jon Sabbatical

    I will be on sabbatical this summer (June, July & August). The Rev. Jeanine Driscoll will supply and you can read more about her elsewhere in this eNews. The wardens and vestry will be in charge while I'm away. Jennifer Hooper will keep things humming in the office.

    Clergy sabbaticals are a standard part of clergy Letters of Agreement in the Diocese and an important component to both clergy and congregational wellness.

    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 .



    Contact our Senior Warden

    Wanda Vaughan wants you all to know that you can be in touch with her if you like, especially this summer while Fr. Jon is away on sabbatical.  You may email her at , call and/or text her at (434) 429-9599.
    Summer work schedule change for Jennifer
    While Fr. Jon is away Jennifer will be in the office
    Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    No Streaming This Summer

    Because we are unsure about when our upgraded sound system will be installed and ready the Sunday service won't be streamed this summer. We're sorry for the inconvenience and will stream again when Fr. Jon returns. The new system will provide a much better experience for those who watch or listen to the service each week. Thank you!
    Wednesday Noon Holy Eucharist and Sacred Grounds Coffee 
    Will start up again in the Fall, when Fr. Jon returns from sabbatical.

    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

    An email has been sent out to all those who have volunteered to be Usher/Greeters and Coffee Hour Hosts. This email contains 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 did not receive your email or have any questions 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: Nancy Oakes (2nd) and Joe Milam (3rd).

    Birthday Prayer

    Watch over your servant Nancy and Joe 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: Brett & Evie Jackson (31st).

    Anniversary Prayer

    Gracious God, we lift up your servants Brett & Evie 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: 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.