This week at Epiphany

Upcoming this Week at Epiphany Sunday Dec 15

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of  dear parents Keith and Doreen Winterton and dear grandparents John and Alta Wilson and Herbert and Mable Winterton, and are given by Sandra Winterton.

 

Bible Readings Sunday Dec 15

We are completely accessible with an elevator and two accessible washrooms.

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

 

Announcements from Rev Teresa 

*Tea and Paint Afternoon was a great success resulting in $500 being donated to Rotholme Woman’s and Family Shelter by the Civitan Club of London

*Tea and Talk.  Potluck.  Thursday Dec. 12 at 1:00.  All Welcome. Bring a small wrapped gift for a gift exchange.  5$ or So.

*New Years with Denise Pelley and Stephen Holowitz.  Dec. 31. $35.00.  Tickets Judy Caley.  226-378-1250.  Includes  Light lunch served from start, table snacks, Even Bubbly at midnight!  Cash bar. Clean up date to be announced. Great Gift, Gift of time.

*Necklace Raffle.  Pure Sterling Silver Cross Pendant.  Ticket draw on December 31st / 2019.At New Year’s Party.$5 each or 3 for $10. Hilda has Tickets.

*Our cookie raffle was a great success again this year due to the many contributors and our cookie raffle genius Sandy. The cookie raffle brought in $652. Not too shabby at all. Thanks Sandy.

*Quilt Last  Tues. 7 p.m.till 9. December 17.

*Apportionment: Jar $72.00 Matched for December too.   990$ Thank you to those giving! Owe $3250?.

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

*Special Stamps on Cards &Letters again this year. Sheet at back of church.  Thank You!

*Sandra: handmade cards.  $2. 

*MINT SMOOTHIES $2 

*Collecting* Batteries *Folded Kleenex boxes. Cancelled Stamps.*RINSED Pop Cans for Keanna

*Valentines Party. Come one, come all!  With Enchante.  Feb. 14. Licenced.

*St. Patrick’s Party.  March 14.  Licenced.

*Bible Study.  Revelation.  Tuesdays 10 am. Over till New Year.

*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!

*Email Reminders: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

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

*The Church Email address

churchofepiphany.london@gmail.com

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Christmas / Advent 2019

Advent/Christmas 2019

 

Dear Friends at Epiphany,

When Pope Julius 1 authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would have ever thought that it would become what it is today.

When Professor Charles Follen lit candles on the first Christmas tree in 1832, who would have ever thought that the decorations would become as elaborate as they are today.

It is a long time since 1832, longer still from 353, longer still from that dark night brightened by a special star in which Jesus the king was born. Yet, as we approach December 25 again, it gives us another opportunity to pause, and in the midst of all the excitement and elaborate decorations and expensive commercialization which surround Christmas today, to consider again the event of Christmas and the person whose birth we celebrate.

One good thing about belonging to a church, is that it provides us with another way to observe Christmas other than the way we see in the commercial world. So many feel lost and alone at Christmas, as if Christmas somehow sharpens the human condition. But there is a secret waiting only for us to step through the church door to discover. For in our church Home, we come and find family; we find beautiful, meaningful decorations; we find the chance to eat together; to sing carols; to work together; to share meaningful conversations and most of all know the real presence in our lives of Christ born at Bethlehem. Here in our church home is the quiet, reality that waits behind the commercial ”hoopla”.

At this time of year, on behalf of all the folks of the church, we look back on our year together. We want to say thank you to all who contribute for all the ways people give at Epiphany.

We look forward to seeing you and yours at church. If you wish a visit with a minister, please do not hesitate to call. It is a delight to come and share a coffee with you, to share about our lives, and to spend time together.

Yours in Christ,

 

The Rev. Teresa Corrigan 519-671-0577     The Rev. Peter Leonared 519-681-6076

Cans for Keanna

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

 

Tea and Paint

 

The tea and paint afternoon was a great success resulting in a donation of $500 by London’s Civitan Club to Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter. See Photos below.

 

 

George and Barb 40th Anniversary

Happy Birthday Jim

The congregation was blessed today with a surprise Birthday party celebrating one of our longest serving members, Jim Whittington. The surprise was orchestrated by Jim’s wife Dianne who contracted Jeremy Smith to play a surprise concert. Privacy and ethical concerns prevent me from disclosing the age of our Birthday Boy. Suffice to say, he is a younger man than I.

 

Service of Remembrance 2019

Remembrance Day at Epiphany

The Orange Owls from a nearby daycare made their annual pilgrimage to the Manor and Highland Park Cenotaph. It was a heartwarming experience for the remembrance committee secretary and chairman to interact with these innocent, beautiful 2 and 3 year olds and their teacher Julie. Once again the Orange Owls have touched us by leaving some Remembrance Day art work now on display in the Church.

 

All Saints – Safe Home

 

All Saints

At the firehall three bells indicates all safe home. At Epiphany on all saints day we ring our bell as each name on our All Saints list is read. When everyone’s name has been read we ring the bell three times to indicate all safe home.

Here is our All Saints List

Rae Whittington

Stan Whittington

Catherine Whittington

Billy Whittington

Barb and Ross Turner

Bill and Mary Whale

Les and Ethel Whittington

Robert and Marjorie Williams

Robert Williams

Lindsay Williams

James and Susan Whittington

Burt and Goldie Black

Russ Bell

Jack Davies

Ken O’Liari

Eleanor O’Liari

Keith Lindsay

Gerald, Doug, Robert

Randy and Ricky Gillan

Leo and Catherine Corrigan Patrick Corrigan

Diane Buie

Ben and Gert Smallman

Stew and Molly Tack

Helen Jamieson

Don McColl

Cameron and Jean Stewart

Douglas Stewart

Marion Lyons

Melba and Tony Zanni

Glenn Whittington

Betty Whittington

Susan Christensen

Janet Whalls

Fred and Janet Haskell

Laura Freeman

Mary, John and David Sylvester

George and Delores Walker

Bob Bonnell

Ernie, Thelma, Bill and Helen Brereton

Theo Joyes

Annie and Howard Aldington

Vic Thompson

Kathy Roedding

Tracy Aldington

Keith and Doreen Winterton

Bert and Mabel Winterton

John and Alta Wilson

Florence and Bill Brock

Ellen Brereton

Joe Bowman

Cliff Varey

Ted Varey

Peter Scott

Jean-Pierre Tremblay

Daniel and Helen Bonner

Florence and Willis Ball

Ev Sweet

Robert “Bob” Cyril England

Phyllis Mennell

Joyce Gillan

Donald Hawkins

June Ball

Dianne Walker Barfett

Lisa Aldington

Raymona Joyes

Fred Bowman

Norman Watterton

Jeremy Smith at Epiphany

Well, the concert is over and it was great. Jeremy Smith not only sings like John Denver, he looks like John Denver. For all you John Denver fans out there not attending today, you missed a great show. Stay tuned though. We may have him back.

 

Manor Park – Olde Tyme Variety Show

The Manor Park Evening Post

An Old Time Variety Show

of Song, Story, Antics

Hosted by Adam Corrigan Holowitz

Music by Stephen Holowitz

Featuring: Katy Clark, Paul Grambo, Kydra Ryan –

Guest appearances by our Epiphany poets Ron and Jan

Adam writes:

The warmth of a kitchen party mixed with the fun of an old time variety show in the heart of the neighborhood of Manor Park. The night will feature a brand new story from Manor Park, a great assortment of music performed by Stephen Holowitz on piano and vocalists Paul Grambo and Katy Clark. Plus another instalment of Lucky Thinnorth, checking in on where the Volgaborg is, the By the Pound Give Away and many more delights that the writers are busily coming up with!

And it was true! What a night! An amazing show of music and comedy. Songs and stories – Stories about The Coves own Ogo Pogo, the adventures of Lucky Thinnorth, and a Manor Park couple’s amazing and exciting adventure at a modern Farm style marriage ceremony. And of course where would we be without an update on the Volgaborg. I’m a bit reluctant to talk about this, but I really enjoyed the three sketches about Alvin the Clumsy Tailor.

The music was great! Paul Grambo with his amazing baritone voice  was not to be undone by Katy Clark’s beautiful soprano tones, and the two of them together in “Lets Call the Whole Thing Off was breathtaking.

The sketches by Adam, Kydra, Paul and Katy were beyond humorous. Actually they were downright belly aching funny.

Thank you Adam, Stephen, Paul S, Paul G, Kydra, and Katy for another wonderful evening.

For those of you who missed the show this year, you can listen to a rebroadcast Sunday (Jun 16) midnight on Radio Western CHRW 94.9 on the FM dial. Here’s a few photos of the show.