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eNews For The Week Of October 10, 2021

10.10.21 | News | by Site Admin

    eNews For The Week of October 10, 2021

    Sunday's Bulletin

    The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

    At 10:00am EDT in the Nave, there will be In-Person
    Holy Eucharist on Sunday, October 10th.

     Please join us for Coffee Hour outside after the service.
    Dear Friends,

    Many, many thanks for all your Happy Birthday cards with cheery good wishes, how thoughtful and kind. Wonderful to be remembered, and surprised (WOW!) to be greeted with the big sign in the front yard! Looking forward to being back with you, when the virus allows.

    Cheers to all,
    Ofrenda de Muertos: Altar of Remembrance
    (bring your photo)

    Last year was the first year Epiphany had an Ofrenda in honor of loved ones who have passed away. It was wonderful. This year our Ofrenda will be in place on Sunday October 31st - the closest Sunday to All Souls Day.

    lease bring your photo(s) to church on Sunday October 10th, 17th or 24th or to the office by Wednesday October 27th. A framed photo (up to 8 x 10)  is ideal, but unframed snapshots are great too. Please be sure to label your photo with the person’s  name, relationship to you and when they passed away. You may also bring a photo(s) of a beloved pet, which will be placed on a separate altar.

    Lastly, this year we need a co-chair to assist Jennifer in this effort so that it can continue to grow into a new Epiphany tradition. Please let Jennifer know if you’re able to help.

    Thank you and bless you,


    Harvest Jane Silverman, picture by Carrie Reeves Petrick.
    Pet Blessing
    The pet blessing last Sunday was a great success. Who doesn't love a baying beagle 'singing' along with the organ. Rumor has it that some of you are lobbying to have Bring Your Pet to Church Sunday once a month. Harvest thinks that would be swell.

    Breeze Database

    We are beginning to expand the use of the church database. As we do this 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.

    Please be aware ...

    that Fr. Jon will be away Tuesday through Thursday this coming week (10.12-14) and Monday through Wednesday at the end of the month (10.25-27). This week he and Drue will join her brothers and aunt to inter Jane Miller's (Drue's mom) ashes in Ft. Thomas, KY. At the end of the month Fr. Jon will be attending Diocesan Clergy Conference at Chanco Camp on the James River.

    MailChimp Glitch

    It has come to our attention that many of you did not receive last week's eNews, which was sent at 4:00pm on Thursday, September 30th. It's not clear why this happened and we will do what we can to try to keep it from happening again.

     Changes to the Liturgy

    This week we will again sing the Entrance Hymn and the Post-Communion Hymn. Pei-Yi will also play a brief Prelude and Postlude.

    We continue to try to keep the length of the liturgy to between 30-40 minutes in order to limit our collective potential exposure to the Delta variant of COVID. This has been recommended by the Diocese even for those who have been vaccinated and when we are wearing masks.

    In-Person Worship Guidelines
    We're all getting tired of this but COVID-19 guidelines and protocols remain in place for in-person worship. Please remember that the wearing of masks is nothing more than a visible sign of loving your neighbor as you love yourself.

    Click HERE to view the Guidelines.
    eNews and Newsletter Deadline:
    In an effort to improve our eNews we need to reimplement a deadline each week for eNews items. The deadline is Wednesday's at noon emailed to Please 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.
    Market Monster Mash Trunk-or-Treat
    Epiphany is collecting bags of individually wrapped chocolate candy, gum, suckers, sweet tarts, etc. for the Market Monster Mash Trunk-or-Treat to be held at the Community Market on Sunday, October 31. Epiphany will host a trunk at the event and will need about 3,000 individually wrapped pieces of candy to ensure enough for each child who passes through. There will be candy collection boxes located in the Narthex and at the Jefferson Street entrance to collect your donations. We will be collecting from September 26 through October 31. For more information you may contact David Hammack at 434-250-2344 or
    Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367
    Sacred Grounds Coffee House 

    Coming as soon as COVID 19 quiets down. Hopefully soon!


    Mid-Week Holy Eucharist Reboot
    Coming back as soon as COVID 19 will allow.
    Giving Made Easy

    We are now accepting donations and pledge payments via the online platform, click the Give button below to pay your pledge or make a donation.


    This Week At Epiphany
    • Tuesday 10/12: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.
    • Tuesday 10/12: No Centering Prayer until further notice.
    • Thursday 10/14: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    • Sunday 10/17: 10:00am Holy Eucharist In-Person & via Zoom.
    Details for all Zoom events can be found HERE
    Birthdays this week: Shearin Light (12th) and George Jackson (13th).

    Birthday Prayer
    Watch over your servants
    Shearin and George 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:

    As you know we’ve been in the process of rebuilding the parish prayer list for some time now. As of this week there’s a new way for you to do this.
    Simply click the tab below to complete a brief & confidential form,
    Once you complete the form you will receive an email confirmation of your entry and Fr. Jon will be notified via email.
    As always you may also call or text Fr. Jon at (434) 710-1933.

    This week we pray for:
    Vicki Montgomery, Phil Hasselvander, Ken Miller, Drue Anderson, Geneva Myers, Marie McKenzie, Jesse Riley, Todd Miller and Trina Payne.

    We also pray for the repose of the soul of Ed Carter, husband of Jane, who passed away at home early Thursday, September 30th. Pray too for Jane and the rest of the extended Carter family.