Sunday April 02nd
Flowers in the Sanctuary Apr 02
The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in memory of loved ones given by Judy and Bob Caley.
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!!! And to top it all off we have 2 fully accessible washrooms.
Bible Readings for
*The Church of the Epiphany
The Little Church that Cares
the Church of the Epiphany:
Rev. Teresa Corrigan
Announcements from Teresa
*Kidney for Keana. Fund Raiser. May 13. 7:30 to 10:30. $10 Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill. Silent Auction. Grand Prize two round trips on West Jet. You don’t have to go, buy a ticket anyway to support this great effort. Dan and Sue D.
* Fun, friendly Euchre. Monday April 24. 1-4. Need to learn Euchre? Google Tutorials or ask someone there. All Welcome!
*Visits? Please let Teresa know if you or someone you know would like a visit.
*Baptisms? Please Contact Teresa.
*Finances from the Board. End of February. Income $7,182.20. Thank you! Expenses (Apportionment, Insurance Regualar) $10,400. Shortfall $3000.
* Bishop’s Apportionment. A Pretty Appeal for… Donations can be made on the extra line of our envelopes. Others/ groups help needed!
*Thank You’s. For all we give. For all we do. For Quiet Generous Donations for the Alarm and Electrical Work. Also Stained Glass Windows! “We follow: Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”
*Garage Sale. Sat. May 27. 9:30 to 12:30. Sorry no large items like TV’s. We don’t have folks to move them.
*Food Cupboard. Butch. 519-615-9106 Thank you everyone. Know someone who needs some food? We can help. Donations needed. Ideas: Canned Meat, Peanut Butter, Cheese Whiz, beans, juice, juice boxes, canned vegetables and fruit, pancake mix and syrup, rice, potatoes, margarine, cheese slices. Small denomination gift cards are good so people can buy fresh foods, milk etc.
* Rheo Thompson Mint Smoothies - See Sandra - only $2
*Bible Study with Rev. Peter at 10 am on Tuesdays, All welcome.
*Early Years Play Group. Wednesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m Free Drop In. In Memorial Hall.
* Animal Blessing. Sun April 30. 2 p.m. Offering for K9 Resq. Receipt over 10$. Leashed or crated companion animals welcome.
* Email Reminders: Would you like to receive emails from the church?
*Penny Social. Friday May 5. Set up at 1 p.m. 6:30 Door open. Still Great Family fun for pennies. Baking Prizes.
*Holy Week: Easter becomes meaningful as you attend these special services.
Maundy Thursday. April 13. 7:00
Good Friday.Friday April 14. 11 a.m.
Sunday April 16. Easter Sunday.
*Friday May 5. Penny social. Set up at 1 p.m. 6:30 Door open. Family fun for pennies. Baking Prizes. Small Prizes needed.
The Rev. Peter Leonard,
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.
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.
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.