Palm Sunday with Rev Teresa

Hello everyone.  How are you all doing?  In this email we have announcements first.  Then a worship service for this Sunday, Palm Sunday.  Wouldn’t it be great if we all pray this service Sunday morning when normally we gather?  I look forward to being back together.  Teresa

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Pastoral Phone Calls.  In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call.  To chat, to share, to touch base.  Teresa

*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope givings because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. If you wish, you may mail your donation to:

*Mrs.Barb Smallman.  Envelope secretary

  4860 White Oak Road

  London, Ontario

  N6E 3Y8

  519-680-0649

*Food Cupboard.   For needs text Butch. 519-615-9106.

-Due to new guidelines, we won’t be open Saturday morning for food donations.  If you have donations, call Teresa. 519-671-0577.  We will figure out a way to receive your donations.  Thank you for supporting our food cupboard.

Our thanks to St. James for the Loaves and Fishes donations.  Again you are a true answer to prayer at this time of increased needs.  We will send a thank you to St. James once everyone is back to normal.

Butch says we have lots of Spaghetti Sauce and pasta right now.  Thank you!

We need:

Peanut Butter (we have regular, but need natural for diabetics?)

Jam

Canned Meat

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

Juices

Brown Beans.

Anything else you wish to donate. Monetary donations allow us to purchase fresh produce.

*Meat Pies. $4.  Barb S. 519-680-0649

*Some Veggie pies available from Teresa

*St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Postponed.

*Apportionment: Thank you to all giving,

*Sandra: handmade cards.  $2. & MINT SMOOTHIES $2

*Crafts Postponed.

*Collecting: Batteries, Cancelled Stamps

*RINSED Pop Cans for Keanna

*Garage/Rummage Sale.  Hot Dogs.  Muffins.  Sat. Apr. 25. (?)

*Euchre Crib.    On Hold.

*There are three ways to contribute at Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR SUNDAY AND A HYMN SUNG BY PAUL GRAMBO ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM.  

Palm Sunday (Sunday Morning at 11 a.m?)

Dear friends in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery. On this day our Lord Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph. The people welcomed him with palms and shouts of praise, but the path before him led to self-giving, suffering, and death. Today we greet him as our King, although we know his crown is thorns and his throne a cross. We follow him this week from the glory of the palms to the glory of the resurrection by way of the dark road of suffering and death. United with him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection and new life.

Matthew 21:1-11
21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,

21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.

21:3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.”

21:4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

21:5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

21:6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;

21:7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.

21:8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

21:9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

21:10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”

21:11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Reflection:  Running into Jesus

The story is told of a young man, an advertising executive on the rise in his profession. Every Tuesday night he volunteered at the foot clinic for the homeless people in a church gymnasium. Robert was his name. He was a sharp dresser. Picture him now in your mind’s eye,  wearing a crisp shirt, red suspenders. See him sitting on a stool before the chair on which one of the homeless guests is sitting. He takes the guest’s feet and places them in a basin of warm water. He takes a towel and dries the feet. He applies ointment. The ritual ends with the gift of a clean, white pair of socks. See the man in the chair, as he slips his socks on, brush a tear from his own cheek-a tough guy whom no one has touched with tenderness in a very long time.  Robert, the advertising executive on the move, was asked why he came to the foot clinic every week. He said, “I figure I have a better chance of running into Jesus here than most places. That’s all.” Week after week. the person who asked the question realized they were developing their own double vision. They were seeing Christ in the stranger that they served. They were also seeing Christ in the one who was finding deep meaning in his life through serving others.

Joanna Adams, A Beautiful Mind

All Glory Laud and Honour by Paul Grambo

 

 

 

Palm Crosses and Palm Leaves

Palm Crosses & Palm Leaves

In ancient times, palm branches symbolized goodness and victory. They were often depicted on coins and important buildings. … Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his Crucifixion on Good Friday.

On Palm Sunday many churches pass out palm crosses or leaves, they are waved in victory and kept in homes as a daily reminder of the Victory of Christ.

After leaving church you may have come home with several reminders of the celebration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. You may be asking yourself, “Well, what should I do with these?”

As part of the Palm Sunday service those palm crosses were set apart by a blessing, with the intention that they will be a reminder to us of the sacrifice made on our behalf.
Many people place the crosses behind a cross or crucifix, a painting or a picture. Some use them as book marks. However you choose to use them, they should be a constant reminder of Palm Sunday and bring to mind the Passion of Jesus’ Crucifxion.

As part of the Palm Sunday service those palm crosses were set apart by a blessing, with the intention that they will be a reminder to us of the sacrifice made on our behalf. Many people place the crosses behind a cross or crucifix, a painting or a picture. Some use them as book marks. However you choose to use them, they should be a constant reminder of Palm Sunday and bring to mind the Passion of Jesus’ Crucifxion.

This year is a little different. Because we are unable to gather together in our churches, owing to COVID-19, doesn’t mean we can’t all share these symbols of the Cross. On Sunday, April 5, a box of blessed Palm Crosses (made in safe conditions & blessed) will be just outside the main door of the church. They will remain there as long as they last, or until Easter Sunday. Please take one or two – NO HOARDING, PLEASE – and use them as reminders in your own home. Next year, please bring them back to church in time for them to be burned, and made into the ashes used at Ash Wednesday.

Christ became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. (Philippians 2.8–9)

Bishop Todd’s Weekly Address March 28, 2020

Hello Everyone

Below please find the link to Bishop Todd’s weekly address.

Keep Safe and pray for everyone’s safety.

St James Sunday Service Audio recording Apr 05

Thanks again to Stephen Holowitz and the good folk at St James Westminster, here’s an audio recording of their Sunday Church Service for Apr 05 2020

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Epiphany Today

Hi Everyone

Even though we are not attending our church as usual we wish to acknowledge and remember the loved ones who are no longer with us. We will continue to do this through our weekly “Flowers in the Sanctuary” program

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of “Kath”, given by “Glore”

The COVID – 19 pandemic has caused the closing of many functions, events and services. In the absence of weekly services at the Church of the Epiphany it is our desire to continue to provide spiritual comfort and care to our many parishioners and followers. With that in mind we are embarking on a program of communication and information about our little church, our programs, what we still can do for each other and our community. Below you will find links to recorded audio services at our Mother Church St James Wesminster. Thanks to the St James worship team; Steve Holowitz, Paul Stevenson, Paul Grambo, Shen Jones, Victoria Piovesan, Gerry Adams, Hana Scorrar and Keith Nethery. Thanks also to John from Church of the Epiphany who serves as recording engineer.  Please sit back and enjoy some spiritual renewal time.

March 15

Mar 22

Mar 29

 

Bible Readings for week of Mar 29 – Apr 05

Here are our weekly recommended Bible Readings:

 

From Rev Teresa

*Pastoral Phone Calls.  In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call.  To chat, to share, to touch base.  Teresa 519-671-0577

*Food Cupboard.   Text Butch. 519-615-9106.  

*Our thanks to St. James for the Loaves and Fishes donations.  Again you are a true answer to prayer at this time of increased needs.  We will send a thank you to St. James once everyone is back to normal.

*Our thanks to people who are giving to the food cupboard.

*Butch says we have Spaghetti Sauce and pasta right now.  Thank you!

We need:

Jam

Canned Meat

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

Juices

Brown Beans.

Anything elso you wish to donate.

Some Ideas.

Liquid soap?

Shampoo? 

*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope givings because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. If you wish, you may mail your donation to:

Mrs.Barb Smallman

4860 White Oak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

519-680-0649

* Meat Pies. $4.  Barb S. 519-680-0649 Some Veg. Teresa

*St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Postponed. 

*Baptism April 26.  (?)

* Apportionment: Thank you to all giving,  In various ways, weekly in our envelopes etc.

*Sandra: handmade cards.  $2.  * MINT SMOOTHIES $2 

*Crafts Postponed.

*Collecting: Batteries, Cancelled Stamps

*RINSED Pop Cans for Keanna

*Garage/Rummage Sale.  Hot Dogs.  Muffins.  Sat. April 25. (?)

*Euchre Crib.    On Hold.

*There are three ways to contribute at Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

*The Church Website http://www.thechurchofepiphany.com/

The Little Church that Cares
www.thechurchofepiphany.com

Contact: Rev. Teresa Corrigan

email: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

phone: 519-671-0577 [cell]

The Church phone is unmonitored. Please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you. 519 432 2837

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Services at Epiphany Cancelled

Hello Everyone.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that effective immediately all services at Epiphany have been put on hold. We don’t anticipate gathering before the upcoming Easter Weekend. Please keep you and your loved ones safe. Our prayers are with you and everyone affected by the Covid-19 virus pandemic outbreak.

Cans for Keanna

Don’t throw out that aluminum. Save it and bring it to Epiphany. Crush it down first if you are able.

 

Bishop Todd Townshend

Our newly elected Bishop Todd Townshend visited Epiphany Sunday March 1st. The Bishop praised  our congregation for the fine outreach we do for our local community. He also congratulated Rev Teresa for her 15 years of  outstanding service at the Church of the Epiphany.

One of Bishop Townshend’s official duties was to bless and officially dedicate our new lectern given by Bob, Linda and Christine Aldington in memory of daughter/sister Lisa.

Margarete Haussner

Margarete Haussner

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday, February 21, 2020,  Margarete Haussner of London in her 85th year.

Wife of the late Roland Haussner (2004). Loving mother of Birgit Price (late Randall) and Rainer Haussner. Cherished Oma of Wendy and Michael, great Oma of Zackery, Jade, Tristan, Taylar, Draven, Savannah, Kyra, Zander and Liley and great great Oma of Audrey. Predeceased by her brother Helmut.

A celebration of Margarete”s life will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St., London, Ontario (between Colborne & Waterloo St.), on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margarete are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be expressed atwww.loganfh.ca

Valentine Party Feb 14 2020

We had a great time on Valentine’s day this year. Laurraine Sigouin and the Enchante group entertained, and what a party it was!!!

 

Highlight of the Evening was Laurraine singing Steve H and Ron S new song Hearts and Roses.