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eNews For The Week Of October 2, 2022

09.29.22 | News | by Site Admin

    This Week At Epiphany

    Sunday 10/2: 10:00am Holy EucharistIn-Person. 
    Tuesday 10/4: 10:30am Epiphany Staff Meeting (Staff Only).
    Tuesday 10/4: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner.
    Tuesday 10/4: 6:00pm Choir Practice.
    Tuesday 10/4: 7:00pm Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies with Drue via Zoom.
    Thursday 10/6: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    Sunday 10/9: 10:00am Holy EucharistIn-Person. 

    Upcoming Epiphany Schedule

    Sunday, October 2nd: 3:00pm Danville CROP Hunger Walk please see details below for inclement weather plans.

    Sunday, October 9th: Please join us for a Special Coffee Hour immediately after the service, as we celebrate Fr. Jon in honor of National Clergy Appreciation Month.

    Wednesday, October 12th: 6:00 in the Nave, Epiphany Hosts a presentation by the Rev. Roy G. Pollina, retired rector of Christ Church Martinsville and sometime supply priest here at Epiphany, on his book Justified by Her Children: Deeds of Courage Confronting A Tradition of Racism. More Details soon. We hope to reschedule October's Crema & Vine Night Out for another date in October and will keep you posted about that.

    Wednesday, October 19th: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Epiphany's Night Out at Crema & Vine.

    Sunday, October 23rd: October Potluck Luncheon, Immediately after service in the Parish Hall. The Church will provide the meat, drinks and all set up.  Members of the congregation will be asked to bring a salad, vegetable and/or dessert.

    Wednesday, November 9th: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Epiphany's Night Out at Crema & Vine.

    Sunday, December 4th: 5:00pm Join us out front of the church as we gather to watch this years 2022 Danville Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade,"Christmas Around the World". Bring a chair for a front row seat. The church will provide popcorn and hot cider.

    Saturday, December 10th: 11:00am - 5:00pm Holiday Tour of Homes. Epiphany will participate and will be hosting the refreshments for the tour. Please plan to either volunteer or come see YOUR church as it dresses up for the city! Details Below.

    Live streaming begins again this Sunday! Audio Only.

    Until the equipment arrives to enable full video and audio streaming with the quality we want we will start audio streaming this Sunday. In a 'test' this week the sound quality was much better than it was before and you can hear the organ too. Please know that there may be hiccups on any given Sunday but please stick with it. Will will make corrections and adjustments each week if needed. The link for this week is below. If you use your computer with video and audio you will see an image of the Dame stained glass window. You may also simply call in since there's no video at this point.

    Bishop Haynes will be at Epiphany on Wednesday October 5th.

    The Bishop and members of the diocesan staff will be visiting Convocation 9 for office hours on Wednesday October 5th. Epiphany is hosting this Convocationwide day. Clergy and lay people from around the Convocation are invited to come on a first come, first served basis from 9:30am-11:30am that morning and from 2:00pm-4:00pm that afternoon. These will be short 10-15 minute meetings. Local clergy will join the Bishop for lunch that day. 

    Danville CROP Hunger Walk - Inclement Weather Plans

    Those of you that have signed up for the walk or to volunteer please communicate with Evie Jackson 434-489-6736 or if you have any questions or concerns about Sunday. Below is the latest update from our Crop Walk organizers:

    "Our Danville Area CROP Walk is scheduled for this Sunday, October 2, 3:00 p.m. at Ballou Park. We have been excitedly looking forward to walking with each of you and your teams. 

    Normally we walk “rain or shine,” just like the millions of people around the world who have to walk each day for their basic necessities. However, we want to make sure everyone is safe. Our plan is to make a determination on Friday or Saturday depending upon the forecast for Danville on Sunday. If it is rain only, especially light rain, we will walk together with anyone who is willing to brave the weather. If the forecast is for heavy rain, lightening, high winds or other dangerous conditions, our walk will be virtual only. And of course, anyone who does not want to walk in the rain may bring their group or individual contribution to Ballou Park on Sunday at 3:00 or to Mount Vernon Church, 107 West Main Streetbeginning October 3. Please call Beth Bauman (489-6514) to make arrangements to drop the donations at Mount Vernon by October 17.  
    Please watch for an update on Friday or Saturday and we will let you know if the walk is in-person (rain only) or all virtual (dangerous conditions).”

    On Sunday, October 2nd, begin gathering at 2:30 pm at Ballou Park on West Main Street in Danville to walk starting at 3:00 pm

    5-K Walk from Ballou Park to Epiphany and back to Ballou Park

    1-Mile Walk from Ballou Park to West Main Baptist Church and back to Ballou Park

    To register to walk or donate, visit our team page 
    2022 CROP Hunger Walk - The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

    Please help Epiphany meet our $1,000.00 goal by donating online, dropping in the collection plate or sending checks or cash to Epiphany.  Please note CROP WALK on the check or envelope.

    Book Tour & Signing at Epiphany, Wednesday October 12th at 6:00pm:

    The Rev. Roy Pollina, retired rector of Christ Church Martinsville and sometime supply priest at Epiphany will be here, in the Nave, to talk about his book, Justified by Her Children: Deeds of Courage Confronting A Tradition of Racism. His book is the account of the bravery and fortitude of the youth of Christ Church as they sought to stand with their rector and their bishop in an effort to integrate the Diocese of Southwest Virginia’s youth summer camp in the late 1950’s. In his foreword to the book, retired Bishop Heath Light wrote, “The picture painted by the Rev. Mr. Pollina is of racism confronted and beginning to be overcome, of alienation between generations moving toward reconciliation, and the death of one culture pointing toward the birth of another.” Please join us as we welcome Fr. Roy back to Epiphany. He will have books for sale and will sign books after his presentation.

    Safe Church Training - Update

    The Diocese of Southern Virginia requires people who have access to the building with a key fob and/or those in certain roles to complete Safe Church Training every 3 years. If you have a key fob, regardless of what you do at the church you will need to take one of these training sessions.   

    Please Click Here to see which training you need.

    Universal Training applies to members of the Altar Guild, Choir Members, and Disciple’s Dinner/Lunch Volunteers. Specialized Training applies to those on the Vestry, Clergy, Employees, Choir Directors, Program Supervisors, and Home Visitors (Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Pastoral Care Visitors, etc.).

    Christ Church in Danville is offering in-person Specialized Training and Universal Training sessions Saturday, December 3rd and 4th. You must register online to attend, please note that space is very limited for both sessions.

    Specialized Training: Saturday, December 3, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at Christ Church, Danville. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

    Universal Training: Sunday, December 4, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Danville. Click here to register.

    Another way to complete your training is through Praesidium Academy Online Training, where you will take multiple courses to achieve the level of training you need.  Click here to register for Praesidium Academy online safe church training.

    Right now it is not likely that there will be in-person Universal or Specialized Training sessions this year at Epiphany. This is because there are only two teachers in the Diocese and there is already an in-person training session scheduled in Danville at Christ Church.

    Adult Forum beginning soon:

    The forum will begin again on Sunday October 16th at 9:00am in the MacClintock Chapel and finish in time to make your way to the Nave for the 10:00am service. We will meet most weeks thereafter.

    We begin with a study of Mark’s gospel, which is the gospel for Eucharistic Lectionary Year A that begins on 1st Advent. The text for the class is a devotional titled A Journey with Mark, will be the basis for our conversation and is available to those who signup for the class.

    Please sign up by clicking HERE.

    Market Monster Mash Candy Collection

    Epiphany will once again be participating in the Market Monster Mash at the Crossing at the Dan, October 31st from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. We will begin collecting large bags of individually wrapped pieces of Halloween candy beginning Sunday, September 25, through Sunday, October 30. We need to collect enough pieces of candy for 3,000 children. You may drop off your candy in a collection box on Sunday mornings or at the Jefferson Street entrance during the week. Please reach out to David Hammack at 434-250-2344 for any questions.

    Coffee Hour Hosts
    We still need people to volunteer to be Coffee Hour Hosts. Please let us know if you are interested in being a host by clicking HERE. If you are interested, you will be sent a email containing a link for you to sign up for the Sundays you are available and willing to be a host.  

    Volunteers needed for the Danville Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 11am-5pm.

    Epiphany’s beautiful and historic sanctuary will be a stop on this year’s holiday tour. This is a wonderful opportunity to not only showcase our church to the community, but to invite the community in as well.  

    Volunteers are needed for three categories: Docents, Refreshments, Greeters/Ushers. Volunteers are needed for 2 hour blocks of time: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm. You may volunteer for more than one category and/or more than one block of time.
    Docents: will lead tour members through our beautiful sanctuary while sharing a bit of information about the stained glass windows and history of the church (this information will be provided to you in advance)
    Refreshments: will offer tour members a snack and drink after the tour and direct tour members to the restroom as needed
    Greeters/Ushers: will welcome members as they enter our church through the Narthex, direct them to the first docent for the beginning of the tour, and direct tour members to refreshments after they complete the tour of our sanctuary.
    If you are interested in volunteering, please text or call
    David Hammack at 434-250-2344 or you may also email David at  . You may also contact Laura Sadler at 434-770-8367. Be sure to give the category preference and time preference if you have one.  
    This is a wonderful opportunity for Epiphany to showcase itself and it will take a group effort to make it a success. David and Laura look forward to hearing from you.

     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.

    Birthdays for October: Jan Barnett (3rd), Pat Foster (4th), Shearin Light (12th), Carolyn Hasselvander (23rd), Glen Williamson (23rd), Jon Anderson (25th), Evie Jackson (25th), Joan Mathieson (29th), Mike Mondul (30th), and Walker Dodson (31st).

    Birthday Prayer

    Watch over your servant (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 heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their live, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Anniversaries for October: Dillon & Carol Barnett (21st).

    Anniversary Prayer

    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: Janet Aponte, Bob Anderson, Gwen McGuire, Sophia Gignac, Jean Moore, Zachary Kemp, George Martin, Barbara Bennett, John Webster, Pat Foster, Carolyn Hopkins, Robert Haraway, Alwyn Jones, Marilyn Gunter, 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.

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