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eNews For The Week Of September 18, 2022

09.15.22 | News | by Site Admin

    This Week At Epiphany

    Tuesday 9/20: 5:00pm Disciple’s Dinner - Hot Meal.
    Tuesday 9/20: 6:00pm Choir Practice.
    Tuesday 9/20: 7:00pm Centering Prayer and Contemplative Studies with Drue via Zoom.
    Wednesday 9/21:11:30am Sacred Grounds social time in the Parlor.
    Wednesday 9/21: 12:00pm Holy Eucharist in the McClintock Chapel.
    Thursday 9/22: 12:00pm Disciple’s Lunch.
    Sunday 9/25: 10:00am Holy EucharistIn-Person. 

    Upcoming Epiphany Schedule

    Sunday, October 2nd: 3:00pm Danville CROP Hunger Walk at Ballou Park on West Main Street. 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.

    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: 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.

    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.

    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! 

     Birthday Card’s for Lalor

    On September 29th, Lalor Earle will be celebrating her 99th birthday! 

    We are encouraging parishioners and friends to send her a celebratory card. If you would like to send Lalor a card, please mail it to her new address: Lalor Earle, 1911 Orange Grove Rd. Unit B-12  Hillsborough, NC 27278

     Safe Church Training

    Safe Church Training is required every 3 years. The Diocese of Southern Virginia requires people who volunteer, are in charge of activities, or have access to the church building to complete Safe Church Training. There are two levels of training, Universal and Specialized.   

    Universal Training is a short version for all people with key or key fob access to the building access. This includes members of the Altar Guild, Choir Members, and Disciple’s Dinner/Lunch Volunteers.

    If you were NOT able to take the Universal Training course offered on September 6th, we are working with the Diocese to secure a Universal Training session for us in the near future. There must be at least 10 participants for them to consider the request.

    Specialized Training is for those on the Vestry, Clergy, Employees, Choir Directors, Program Supervisors and others that direct any activity working with children or adults. This includes those who may go out for the church and interact with children and adults. This also includes Home Visitors (Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Pastoral Care Visitors, etc.).

    The diocese is offering Specialized Training on Saturday, October 1st 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m and Sunday, October 2nd 1:00-4:30 p.m via Zoom. You MUST attend both days to be certified. The registration link is below. Each person must log in individually to receive certification.

    Specialized Registration Link

    Please know that we are working very hard to find additional options for parishioners to take these classes. Thank you for your help and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact your Senior Warden, Wanda Vaughan (434) 429-9599.

    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. 

    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.

    Danville CROP Hunger Walk

    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.

    Walkers are needed, please contact 
    Evie Jackson (434-489-6736) to register or go online to sign up.

    Sign up/register by Sunday, September 11, 2022
    and you will receive a t-shirt.  

    To assist with volunteering at the Epiphany turn around please contact Laura Sadler (434-770-8367). We need volunteers to hand out water and snacks and direct walkers to the bathrooms.

    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.

    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 for September: Lu Wilson (4th), Jim Starling (5th), Kelly Adcock (16th), Phil Hasselvander (16th), Austin Gregory (20th), Jessie Riley (24th), Jennifer Hooper (25th), Rose Beaver (27th), Brett Jackson (28th), and Lalor Earle (29th).

    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 September: Jim & Diana Starling (18th).

    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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