*Food Cupboard. We have been meeting lots of needs, so your donations are especially needed. We are out of peanut butter, jam, cheese whiz…and lots of other things. We are fortunate for be well stocked right now with soup..*Decorate Church for Christmas. Sat. Dec.3 10 am Potluck to follow. Join in this lovey Christmas tradition.
*Cookie Tin Assembly. Cookies and squares needed. Non gooey, will be good in tin at room temp. Please bring them Saturday morning.
* Candlelight Carol Service December 4. With Stephen Holowitz and Celtic Shift. 7 p.m. Reception following.
* This week is your last chance for cookie raffle tickets – best deal is 10/$5 – see Sandy Winterton. Don’t delay – buy today!
*Thank you Rev. Peter for Preaching Sunday Morning at 11 a.m..
*Red Sock Potluck. December 7. 5 for 5:30.This Wednesday. Robbers bingo Bring new wrapped $5 fun prize. All Welcome. Cash collected for our Christmas Outreach.
*Tea & Talk. Potluck. Thursday Dec. 8. 1:00 p.m.
*We will go to St. James for New Years Day Church Services.
*Play Group. Wednesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m Starting January 11, 2017. Free Drop In. 519-473-2825. In Memorial Hall.
*We are going to use the main new entrance now. Food make be placed on cart inside the door to be rolled downstairs. The side door also goes to the basement. This will cut down on side walk clearing.
* Meat Pies.Veggie Pies. Nov. 26. $4. Some still available.
* Karen Refugee Committee Needs New Members. Talk to Judy. Drivers needed when new family arrives.
* Thanks to all the little “elves” that helped with the cookie assembly Saturday morning. This week is your last chance for cookie raffle tickets – best deal is 10/$5 – see Sandy Winterton. Don’t delay – buy today!
*Bible Study at 10 am on Tuesdays, Everyone welcome.
* Would you like to receive announcements and emails from the church? Please give us your email.
From the back of the bulletin
I Shall Not Rush
The Lord is my pace setter . . . I shall not rush
He makes me stop for quiet intervals
He provides me with images
of stillness which restore my serenity
He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day,
I will not fret, for his presence is here
His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility
My cup of joyous energy overflows
Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours for I shall walk
in the Pace of my Lord and dwell in his house for ever.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
*Trillium News! Trillium has granted us $111,400 for our Accessibility Project, and the cheque will be arriving shortly. This puts us ever-so-close to our goal. We are moving ahead with construction, even though we are still a bit short of the money required for the project. Some of you have been holding off – maybe not really believing we would ever get this far. Please now consider a pledge to help us with the final push in our goal of making Epiphany fully accessible. Thank you to all who have given to this project in faith, even when we were still a long way off. Thank you in advance to those who are about to give. Our prayers are being answered, but there’s still a way to go. We are planning to start mid June.
For more information about The Ontario Trillium Foundation, check out the link below.
Our regular Sunday services are at 9:15 and 11:00
Join us for a potluck lunch after the ll:00 service.
Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:00
We go out for lunch first Tuesday of each month after the study.
The annual Manor and Highland Park service of remembrance took place on Saturday Oct 29. It was a moving solemn service attended by about 80 Veterans, Cadets and parishoners and residents. The service was highlighted by a beautiful speech given by The Honourable Kate Young.
For Pictures of this moving event see Photos at top of this page.
The weather was great as we celebrated the grand opening of our accessibility addition. Here are some photos of the event.
February 23, 2016
As you may already know, construction has started and is well underway on our addition to our property. The new building will join our existing Church and Parish Hall, and will house an accessible washroom, as well as an elevator – to make it easier for everyone to have access to both levels of both buildings.
After about 7 years of fundraising, we received grants from the Ontario Ŧrillium Foundation and the Federal Government ESDC – making our project possible.
Any project like this comes with a measure of inconvenience – traffic, noise, dust, etc.. We wish to apologize to you for any disturbances you may encounter, but hope you will bear with us, in order to make this exciting work happen, once again giving Manor Park an accessible meeting hall for a variety of uses. Remember the old saying “Short term pain for long term gain.”
Today it was my great pleasure to escort our Bishop The Right Reverend Robert F. Bennett around our project. Foreman Chris was very helpful pointing out benefits of the very modern construction materials used in our addition. Construction is well underway and hopefully will be finished in time for Ascension day in early May
If you would like further information, please feel free to join us for lunch any Sunday right after our 11:00 service (lunch usually starts about 12:00) and we will be happy to show you our plans and discuss them with you.
Of course, you are always welcome to attend our services any Sunday at 9:15 and 11:00.
And we hope you will come out and celebrate with us at a future date – when we have our “Grand Opening”.
We look forward to meeting you.
Your Friends at Epiphany.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE OUR EXCITING PROJECT
HERE’S SOME PHOTOS OF OUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Sunday April 23, 2016 was a special day for our animal friends. At 2 PM a special service was held for our pets. Approximately 20 dogs and 1 cat showed up to receive the blessing from our Rev Teresa. Many more humans brought pictures of their pets, and these pets were also blessed. A special service at Epiphany could not take place without music. Stephen Holowitz filled the church with his beautiful music on the baby grand. Adam Corrigan Holowitz entertained us with a delightful rendition of an original piece by Oliver Whitehead.
Here is a few pictures from the church Sunday afternoon.
Our Church Family in India
In May of 1965 I saw a short item in the paper about an Indian Priest working in the states who had set up an agency called Save A Family Plan to help people in India have a better life. The cost was $5.00 a month.
Shortly after I adopted her first family, Jean Haywood, who was president of the Ladies Guild asked if I would speak to the ladies about the plan. Shortly after, the Guild decided to adopt also. About that time the S.A.F.P. decided to offer what they called a Burse, a sum of $200.00, which would cover monthly payments for 20 years. If I remember correctly, it now costs approximately $200 a year to adopt a family or $2000.00 for a Burse.
Over the years, as experience has been gained, new ideas and practices have been put in place. When a family is accepted for assistance, they are given six years to become self sufficient. Each village is encouraged to work together to learn how all levels of governments work, health, sanitation and women’s rights.
Some of the options open upon acceptance are: small business loans, goat, cow, chicken and rabbit rearing, agriculture, rice growing. In one sea side community, a group of women banded together and made a roaring success of making and repairing fishing nets.
At the end of their 6 years, Peter and Lini have graduated the program and are growing rice, have a cow, goats, chicken, and yes, even a dog!
Which brings us to our new family, Stephen and Reena.
I was moved and distressed to see 8 year Libina in her mothers’ arms. I phoned S.A.F.P. And learned that the family were in a car accident in Feb. And that Libina was severely injured. The Doctors at the hospital wanted to operate, but the parents couldn’t see their way to pay for Libina’s surgery. There are enquiries being made to try to get an idea as to how to proceed.
All in all, I’d say we at Epiphany have received good value for our $200.00 investment, helping approximately 7 families over 49 years.
When they write and say “Thank you for your love and kindness, may God Bless you, I am humbled. It is the giver who receives the blessings.