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THIS WEEK AT EPIPHANY

Sunday October 2nd

 

Flowers in the Sanctuary

The flowers in the sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in memory of our parents & grandparents John and Doreen Cresswell with love from Mike, Joan and family.

 

Have you heard!!!

Our elevator is installed and working. Operators have been trained and everything is ready for you to come to Sunday’s service. So if you have been avoiding church because you can’t manage the stairs, please come. We are now accessible!!!

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 Fundraising at Epiphany

Only 1 week left of our DFS/Third Wave Fundraiser catalogues – get your orders and money to Sandy Winterton as quickly as possible.  Fundraiser ends Sunday, October 9, 2016  – Sandy Winterton has a catalogue for YOU.  Please share with family and friends.  Orders & money must be to Sandy no later than Sunday, October 9, 2016 (but the earlier the better is appreciated).  Thanks,

Bible Readings for October 2nd

*The Church of the Epiphany
The Little Church that Cares

www.thechurchofepiphany.com

Rev. Teresa Corrigan

teresacorrigan1@gmail.com
519-671-0577 [cell]

This Weeks Announcements from Teresa

* Food cupboard.  Help! The cupboards are low. Please Share. (Butch. 519-615-9106 Text.)

*Bible Study at 10 am on Tuesdays,  Gospel of John – the “love Gospel”. Everyone welcome.

*Sandra is collecting old batteries, just. AA, AAA, C D, 9 VOLTS.

*Only 1 week left of our DFS/Third Wave Fundraiser catalogues – get your orders and money to Sandy Winterton as quickly as possible.  Fundraiser ends Sunday, October 9, 2016.

*Bake Sale. Garage Sale.  Saturday October 1.  9:30 a.m.  Lunch Counter.

* The board gently reminds us that expenses went on in the summer.  Thank you for filling your envelopes as usual.

 

*Invitation: Remember to  let people know they are welcome to be a part of our church of friends and family.

*Paul and Mary Beth Haywood are celebrating their Golden Anniversary and their family would be pleased if you would help us congratulate them. Stop by and say hello and join us for some snacks, cake & refreshments at the Memorial Hall on Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, where they had their wedding reception exactly 50 years ago on Saturday Oct. 29 in 1966.

Best Wishes ONLY , no gifts please!

 

*There will be a Fundraising Concert on Saturday, October 29th at 2pm at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin St. Karen Refugee Outreach.  Judy has tickets. $20.
“Songs of Inspiration” will feature Rev. Matthew Martin and Rev. Valerie Kenyon, accompanied by Steve Holowitz and Musical Friends, playing contemporary, traditional, gospel and country music. Tickets for Adults are $20 and Children 12 and under are $10. For tickets, call 519 – 439 – 3804.

* Rheo Thompson Mint Smoothies” $2 each. Sandra.

*Church Dedicaiton and Grand Opening.  Invite folks!  Sunday October 23.  2:00 p.m.  No morning services.  Blessing.  101st anniversary too.  Homecoming. A Low Tea Following.  Desserts and Cheese and Crackers needed.

*Remembrance Service.  Saturday October 29. 10 a.m.  Please plan to attend.

*Roast Beef Dinner.  Saturday Nov. 5   4:30 and 6:30.

*Christmas Star Bazaar November 19.

*White Gift and Twoonie Lunch.  November 27.

*Carol Service & Cookie Raffle.  December 4.

*Decorate Church and Cookie Tin Assembly. Saturday December 3

 

*A Manor Park New Years Eve.  Featuring Denise Pelley and Stephen Holowitz.  Host Adam Corrigan Holowitz.  $30.  Post Dinner Gathering.  Licenced.  Light late lunch. Proceeds to the Church. Only 100 Tickets Available.

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear father Glenn Whittington given by Mary Liz and Joe Whalls.

The Rev. Peter Leonard, 

Honorary Assistant
519-681-6076

 

ONTARIO TRILLIUM GRANT

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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.
http://www.otf.ca/

Great Fundraiser

“Rheo Thompson Individual Mint Smoothies”

$2 each. Make great gift toppers, and good for all chocolate cravings! See Sandy Winterton for details or email at
madaboutcows@rogers.com

 

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Services at Epiphany

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.

Epiphany Murder Mystery 2016

Murder Mystery 2016

Another whodunit success at Epiphany.

See pictures and video below

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To view the video click on “img_7803” above, wait for it to download to your computer then hit play.

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Accessibility Project

February Update

February 23, 2016

Hi Everyone

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.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Epiphany.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE OUR EXCITING PROJECT

1106 Church of the Epiphany – SK1-3 – March 19 2015

1106 Church of the Epiphany – SK1-4 – March 19 2015

1106 Church of the Epiphany – SK1-5 – March 19 2015

1106 Church of the Epiphany – SK1-8 – March 19 2015

HERE’S SOME PHOTOS OF OUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Blessing of the animals

Blessing of the Animals

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.

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Our Church Families in India

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.

Gloria Thompson

Some photos

Church Dance

Our Refugee Family visits Epiphany

Sunday Jun 12

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Blessing of the Animals

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.

 

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Some pictures of Church happenings