This week at Epiphany

Sunday March 25th 2018

Flowers in the Church Mar 25

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in memory of loved ones given by Judy and Bob Caley.


To minimize road salt being tracked into the church and hall, we ask everyone to use the new main entrance. We have installed carpets there to help catch some of the snow, salt and other winter debris. We also are planning to use ICE MELT instead of salt to see if that helps make cleanup any easier. If you are bringing in food for our potluck lunch, there will be a cart in the main entrance area. Leave your goodies there and we will see that they get down to the kitchen.

Our elevator is installed and working. Operators have been trained and everything is ready for you to come to Sunday's service. Make sure to tell everyone that is not coming because they can't manage the stairs. Please let them know we are now accessible!!! And to top it all off we have 2 fully accessible washrooms as well.


Bible Readings for

Sunday Mar 18

Isaiah 50:4-9a

The Little Church that Cares


the Church of the Epiphany:

Rev. Teresa Corrigan


phone: 519-671-0577 [cell]

The Church phone is unmonitored

519 432 2837

New Fundraiser

Announcements from Teresa

*Garage/Bake Sale $827.00  Thank You!

 *"Creative Bundles" fundraiser - make a beautiful wooden sign to hang in your home, give as a wedding, Christmas or other gift.  We need 15 participants.  Please tell Sandra Winterton if you would like to be part of the workshop.  

If you want to participate in this wooden sign workshop fundraiser, please let Sandy Winterton know and register using the below link.  Thanks so much.  Please share with your family and friends.

 *Sunday March 18. Welcome our friends from Middlesex Lodge 379. Thank you for  lunch!  Thank you for the special treat of hearing Piper Kally Lasseter.


*Afghanistan Memorial Plaque - We are planning to add a memorial plaque to the cenotaph. The estimated cost is estimated to be $3000.  Please consider donating to this important outreach.

*Next Euchre March 26 1 p.m. Euchre is on the Last Monday of every month.

*Holy Week. 

   - March 29.  7 p.m.  Maundy Thursday.

   - March 30.  Good Friday. 11 a.m.

   --Easter Sunday.  April 1.  9:15 and 11 a.m. (Hot       Cross Buns)

*On April 8 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Peter will offer an Instructional Eucharist.  Explaining the meaning and symbolism of the Eucharist. 

*Pretty Appeal Jar. $14.75 Total $ 252.40 (Still Owe  $12,500)

* Photo Directory . The Pictures will be taken on Easter Sunday after church, or on Monday April 2 from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m.  Sign Up to order a directory.  $18.00.  Additional  Photos can be purchased.  Also Selling Ads 25$.  This is a fundraiser for the church.  Thank you Diane and Garfield.

* Volunteer Sunday.  Cake.  Please “Show and Tell” your volunteer work. Bring a photo or some other indicator of all the volunteer work you do.


*Flattened Kleenex Boxes needed again.

*No Craft Day.  Sat. March 17. 

 *Bible Study.  Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. Rev. Peter.

 *On April 8 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Peter will offer an Instructional Eucharist.  Explaining the meaning and symbolism of the eucharist.  In place of sermon.

 *World Day Of Prayer Friday, March 2nd, at 1:30pm at St. John The Divine Church at 390 Baseline Rd. W. Suriname.

*Meat/Veg Pies. available  Barb S. 519-680-0649

*Mint Smoothies!  Dark 2:50.  Milk 2.00.  Sandra.

*Pretty Appeal Jar. $30.45 Last Week, Total $ 213.15 (Still Owe @ $14000) Thank you to those donating on a weekly basis.)

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

* Middlesex Lodge 379 visits & brings lunch!  Sun March 18.

* Photo Directory at  Easter.  Sign Up to order.  $18.00

* Live Auction April 14.  Letters available to request donations. Viewing at 1:30 to 2:00 auction to start at 2:00

*Karaoke.  Saturday May 5.  Licenced.  Pie Raffle.  Music by Garfield! 

 *Gaither Sunday Afternoon with Jack Phoenix Sunday May 6.

 *Manor Park Evening Post.  Sat June 9.Dinner: 6:00 Show: 7:30 $20 Our hit variety show returns! Join host Adam Corrigan Holowitz and friends for a night of story, songs and a delicious picnic style dinner! Music Stephen Holowitz and guests.

*The Church Website

* Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

*Email Reminders:

Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, with out fanfare.   Lets all keep up our Good Work!

*Next Manor and Highland Park War Memorial Meeting will be April 12 at 7 PM, same venue.

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



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Honorary Assistant

The Rev. Peter Leonard, 


“Creative Bundles” Fundraiser

"Creative Bundles" fundraiser - make a beautiful wooden sign to hang in your home, give as a wedding, Christmas or other gift.

Sandy brought this beautiful fundraiser to our board meeting on Tuesday evening. Let her know if you are interested in making one of these beautiful wood signs for your home. Prices are below each sign.

Contact Sandy at



Trillium logo400x400 100_4217 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.

Joyce Gillan

Here's a note from Joyce's daughter

Today, my inspiring mother passed away. I have always wanted to be as brave, adaptable and empathetic as Joyce Gillan. She faced extreme health problems particularly in the last year. Today, as per her wishes, nature was allowed to run its course. Mom's close family will always treasure their memories of her and try to live up to her example. We know friends, particularly those at Elmwood Long Term Care will miss her humour, understanding and baking! Thanks Mom for all of your heart for so long. Will miss you forever.


A Note from Teresa

Hi Everyone, I just heard from Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Joyce's service is Tuesday March 20. Visitation 2 till 3. Service at 3. Reception following. Please let folks know. Teresa

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 twice 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

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


Willis Earl Lonsdale

LONSDALE, Willis Earl… Peacefully, in his 93rd year on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Willis served our country with honour with the Royal Canadian Artillery in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe from January 1944 until May 1946, being awarded the France and Germany Star and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. He was loving husband to Winnifred “Bunny”. Dear father of Wayne (Liza), Susan Hodgins, Barry (Isobel), Joan Cresswell (Mike) and Linda (John). Much loved grandfather of Sean (Melany), Kevin (Jennifer), Brett (Brooke), Andrea, Jaclyn (Charlie), Graeme (Jessica), Evan (Ashley) and Russell. Treasured great-grandfather of Madison, Maddux, Selena, Caleb, Oliver, Lena and Scarlett. Predeceased by his siblings Norval (Marjorie) and Jean (Res).

He will be missed by family and friends; words seem inadequate in conveying our sense of loss. Friends will be received by the family from 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, ON N6A 3A1 or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation - Parkwood Institute, 550 Wellington Road, London, ON N6C 0A7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

Allister Nesbitt 1960 – 2017

It is with a great deal of sadness we mourn the loss of Carole Fleet's son Allister.

Nesbitt - Allister John Terrance formerly of Ipperwash passed away on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at University Hospital in London. Loved and missed by his mother Carole and stepfather Ralph Fleet. Loved brother of Kimmerly (Kimberly) Nesbitt, Cheryl Blancher, Valerie Nesbitt (Brian), Christina (Chad) Davidson, Kelly Sonke (John), many nieces, nephews, friends and best friend Duke. Predeceased by his father Albert, his sister Theresa and brother Phillip. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 12pm at The Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe St W, in London. Reverend Teresa Corrigan officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service. A spring Interment at Ward Cemetery. Memorial donations appreciated to The Church of the Epiphany. Please leave a memory or condolence online at

Manor Park New Years Eve at Epiphany

A step back in time to 2001


Florence Ball 1927-2017

Florence went up to join the love of her life last Wednesday Dec 13


Last Dance


Carol Service 2017

Think tank says religious group spending pays off nearly five-fold

A recent article in the London Free Press reports that for every dollar spent by churches on outreach programming, the community reaps $4.77 worth of benefit

Check out the link below


Here's the article:

By Jennifer Bieman, The London Free Press

A new tool by a Hamilton-based think tank is letting Canadians coast to coast see how money from church collection plates in their community translates to social good on the street.

For every dollar congregations spend on programming, the community reaps $4.77 worth of benefit, according to Cardus estimates. Researchers call this divine social and economic spin-off a halo – and now the public can search for their town or city using the think tank’s tool.

“These communities are generating good beyond themselves and that means everybody is kind of benefitting,” said Milton Friesen, senior fellow and program director at Cardus.

“If they disappeared and you had to cover the common good benefits that they’re giving to the community, what would that cost you in a dollar figure?… Who would pick up that slack?”

The interactive online tool is an expansion of study published last year that focused 10 Christian and non-Christian Toronto congregations.

The Cardus team assigned market prices to the services each group provided – including daycares, recreation space, alcohol and drug addiction programming, family counselling, housing developments and helping refugees settle in Canada. Researchers interviewed church leaders and handed out detailed questionnaires for them to complete. The study was based on a similar project conducted in Philadelphia and was funded by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, World Vision Canada, The Salvation Army and several other religious organizations.

When the project leads tallied up all the programs, assessed their monetary worth and compared the final sum to the 10 churches’ overall operating budget, they found that for every dollar the congregations spent on initiatives, the community receives nearly $4.77 in benefits.

“They’re not producing widgets or cars or things that can be directly linked to GDP…. But if they disappeared and the municipality or somebody had to put back all the stuff that’s missing, how much would that cost,” said Friesen.

The newly-released Halo Calculator applies the figure uncovered in Cardus’ 2016 study to Canada Revenue Agency data for church groups across the country. St. Thomas’ 16 listed congregations had a combined operating budget of $2,546,336 in 2013. By Cardus estimates, the total dollar value of the services they provide totals more than $12 million.

“This is all still very experimental,” said Friesen, adding the Halo Calculator numbers are only meant to be estimates.

“We’re hoping to generate more research. We’re pretty sure this is not the end of the story.”

Friesen wants the findings and the new online tool to spark conversations about the role religious institutions play in community development – especially at a time when some are facing an aging congregation and declining membership.

“This will hopefully generate discussion between municipalities and faith communities,” said Friesen.

“They are part of the social ecology of their communities. The look to be generative, they’re adding something, they’re not extracting. Let’s talk about what that means in terms of the long-term wellbeing of our communities.”

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Halo Effect in Southwestern Ontario

Dollar value of community impact

London – 351 organizations – $811,032,649

Sarnia – 77 organizations – $143,333,940

Chatham – 67 organizations – $97,430,622

Woodstock – 56 organizations – $77,840,471

Aylmer – 22 organizations – $19,320,647

St. Thomas – 16 organizations – $12,146,023

Dutton – 11 organizations – $2,560,670

West Lorne – 5 organizations – $2,146,438

Source: Cardus calculation based on 2013 Canada Revenue Agency T3010 data