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Epiphany Service For May 22, 2022 

Image: Meadow with Poplars by Claude Monet

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear husband and father Don Hawkins, given by Carole Hawkins and family

*Crafts Third Saturday 10 till 12.

** Weekly service on website.  Thank you everyone.  

*Altar Flower dedication, Dan & Sue Davies (shrimpforbait@rogers.com). A donation of $20 is appreciated 

*Tues June 21.  7 p.m.  Calendar Planning meeting.  

*Food Cupboard.  Thank you everyone! Butch. 519-615-9106.  Wish list On reverse, but anything you give, is great!

* Mint smoothies Sandra $3.  

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

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

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

*Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

 

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

*Thank you. Ron Adam Anusha Stephen. Dan D for helping with this weekly on line service.

 

Audio for May 22 Service

 

Bible readings for May 22

 

Opening: (until Pentecost)

 

Alleluia!  Christ is risen.

The Lord is Risen indeed.  Alleluia!

 

May his grace and peace be with you.

May he fill our hearts with joy.

 

Almighty God,

All to you all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

Prayer:

God of boundless grace,

you call us to drink freely of the well of life

and to share the love of your holy being.

May the glory of your love,

made known in the victory of Jesus Christ, our Savior,

transform our lives and the world he lived and died to save.

We ask this in his name and for his sake. Amen.

.

Reading   John 14:23-29

 

14:23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

14:24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

14:25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you.

14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

14:28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

14:29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

 

Sermon:

1347 John 14:23-29

Now it is said that the pandemic had many side effects.

One apparently is that

 we are living in a pandemic of loneliness. 

 

But despite the severity of the loneliness epidemic today,

 it did not start with covid19. 

 

Even before that,

 this has been a serious societal ailment

 that 21st century people have begun to face,

 no matter what their age.

 

In a time when much of life is virtual,

 busyness dominates everyday life, 

spirituality is longed for but not full, 

so we need to pay more attention 

to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

==

We don’t just need relationships. 

We need deep, meaningful, close relationships 

that matter,

 

 Ones that we help others in

And are helped.

 

So We are grieving a lack of intimacy,

a feeling of being known,

 truly known.[3]

 

We need relationships that create a bond, 

that assure us we are not going at life alone,

 that someone is out there thinking of us,

 that someone has our backs. 

 

Without these kinds of deep and real relationships, 

not only do we suffer emotionally, 

but also physically, 

and spiritually as well.

 

Volunteer work.

After all, 

we can feel lonely while in a crowd of people.

 

Or we can feel completely fulfilled

 when spending time alone. 

 

The difference is in the perception of connection,

 worth, 

value that an individual has in social connections. 

 

The negative effects of loneliness and social isolation

 are not limited to mental health issues,

 such as depression and anxiety,

 but also include physical

 

In infants, 

failure to thrive is well documented 

when adequate human touch 

is not available. 

 

In fact, a recent study cited

 that the harmful effects of social isolation 

were on par with those inflicted on a human body 

from heavy smoking. 

 

Think about it: 

Isolation has been used as punishment

 throughout human history. 

 

Connection is the antidote.

 

 As we emerge into this next phase,

 Creating the opportunities to connect with church folks

 all are proactive ways

 we can care for each other and ourselves.

 

Thank goodness we will be getting back to our volunteer

Work too. 

 

Our clubs like Civitan.

 

The ”pandemic of loneliness” 

 has gotten so bad 

that societies and organizations,

 such as the “Unlonely Project,”

 are appearing.

 

But it’s hard,

 because loneliness is a very unique kind of emotion.

 

 It’s intricately tied to grief. 

 

When people are lonely, 

they are essentially grieving for love and connection. 

 

They are literally thirsty to 

“know and be known,” 

to be in meaningful relationship with others. 

 

This is what it means to be human. 

 

We are interdependent creatures,

 not meant to be alone.

 

 When we are, 

we grieve, 

acutely from the depths of our souls.

==

This is what the disciples

 are feeling in our scripture for today:

 grief.  

 

Deep and painful grief. 

 

Fear,

confusion, 

loneliness, 

the expectation of being left without their leader and guide,

 without direction and purpose,.

 

In short, they were distraught,

Suddenly needing to live

without their deep relationship 

with Jesus

their close friend and companion

 

So, Jesus needs to assure them 

that they will not be alone. 

 

He will not leave them alone. 

 

He will return. 

            But he will return differently. 

 

We know from experience,

   Jesus will return in Spirit,

     To be with us all ever more,

            Everyone who opens the door 

                       And invites him in to their lives.

 

Still, the first companions

      are feeling knocked off-kilter

                  by what he is telling them. 

 

Their closest companion,

           Jesus, is going away

                 they are left

                        with a sense of impending grief and loss.

 

They have what is called

   Anticipatory Grief,

        What will I do when…without….

 

Now,

  When we feel spiritually lost, 

           it affects us physically.

===

The author John Steinbeck once smartly penned, 

         “A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.”

 

 It is a clever phrase and it is spot on.

 

 In fact, science backs it up.

 

Therefore Medical experts note that 

      “as we approach the hopeful end of the pandemic

                    it’s not enough for us to pay attention

       to our emotional reactions or our physical maladies, 

               but “it is time we address our souls.”

====

Now this is interesting for church folks…..

 

The medical experts note:

 

In fact,

     we know that those who feel spiritually supported,

           who feel connected to God 

                        do not feel as alone.

===

 A recent book written by Dr. Lisa Miller in fact called 

                        “The Awakened Brain” 

                             suggests that spirituality combats depression.

 

 She notes that spiritual connection awakens us.

 

 It awakens our “attention, connection, and our hearts”

             in a way that nothing else can.

 

 Increasingly scientists and psychologists 

            are looking at ways of increasing “spiritual wellness.”

 

Worship is one way for sure,

      But it is not enough alone.

====

Rather, spiritual wellness comes to us

                            through acts of kindness.

 

“Dr. Jamil Zaki, a neuroscientist and psychologist, 

               studies how showing acts of kindness to others

                                   is good for us. 

 

His lab found that giving to strangers 

             created the same changes in our brain

                                  as eating a piece of chocolate.

 

 Additionally,

        when we help others cope with stress,

                   that helps soothe our stress. 

 

Acting generously toward others

                            increases our happiness.”

—-

As consciousness researcher 

        Tom Campbell says

                 Life is “Soul school”.

 

The goal is to be loving to all,

        Not just those we know, 

                 But everyone.

 

After all in God we are all family.

==========

Christians however know the value

              of our relationship with Jesus.

 

 Because Christ returns as Spirit,

        We find  that no matter where we are

                     what we are doing,

                                  we are never alone.

 

Christ walks with us.

 

This is why

       whenever Jesus shows up

          in the new testament

          after his physical death…..

                       He always says something like

                                 “peace be with you.” 

 

Don’t be afraid.

 

He stills his friends  hearts 

                  Just by being with them.

 

In our scripture for today, 

             Jesus is addressing his disciples’ grief.

 

 Jesus tells them, 

                  help is coming. 

 

Companionship, guidance, and peace is coming. 

He will return to them

         in the person of the “Constant Companion,” 

                       the Holy Spirit.

 

 In the person of Spirit, 

          Jesus will always be there,

                          always with them. 

 

They will not be alone. 

          In everything they do, 

                        they can be “at peace.”

 

Jesus is telling us the same even today.

                This is the beauty of the resurrection! 

 

Our peace, 

        that feeling of stillness, 

                  relief from grief,

                           restlessness, 

                             and loneliness inside of us, 

                                   comes from awareness of the Holy Spirit, 

We through prayer

       Are in continual relationship 

               with God in Christ

                          who is always here,

                                    always present, 

                                            always “with” and “within” us.

 

So Let us all today to take a moment, 

             close our eyes, 

                       just still our souls. 

 

Feel the Holy Spirit’s presence

                   around you and within you 

                                    

Let the Holy Spirit’s

           healing and quieting power 

                   wash over you from head to toe.

 

 The Holy Spirit of Christ is your constant companion.

 

 When you leave this worship experience 

            Spirit goes with you, 

                       Spirit stays with you always. 

 

May you know and feel His presence

                            and the peace He offers you.

 

Go in peace.

 

Hymn:  Breathe on Me Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God, 
fill me with life anew, 
that I may love the way you love, 
and do what you would do. 

Breathe on me, Breath of God, 
until my heart is pure, 
until my will is one with yours, 
to do and to endure. 

Breathe on me, Breath of God, 
so shall I never die, 
but live with you the perfect life 
for all eternity. 

 

Our Creed: All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

Prayers:

Holy God,

you have called us to follow in the way of your risen Son,

and to care for those who are our companions,

not only with words of comfort, but with acts of love.

Seeking to be true friends of all,

we offer our prayers on behalf of the church and the world.

 

 

Prayers p. 126: Linda; Allan;  (Brian G.);Linda P; Brian; Dorothy; Mary; Marcel D.; Tara; Jeff B.; Nicole; Shelley (Sandra);   Jean N.; Marilyn B.; Connie C.;  Jack B.; Jack and Julie.  Keanna,  Ella D.; Evelyn Mc; (Church)  Norma A,;Dave F.; Peter T.;  Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane); Merico (Darlene); Debbie H (Lorenz); Donna Mc.; John (Ron and Jan); Val ; Karen T.;Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie (Peter);  Jade (Carol R.); Dori;  Belinda,;  Kim; Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori & Jack); Michelle P.;(Jim P.)  Pat P; Grant K; Kathy W. (Jack & Julie); Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George);   Lynda D . (Mary Beth & Paul); Jean (Bruce J.); Brian (Jeanne); Joyce and Jim W.; Sharon D.; Philip D; Jacquie and Cam D.; Diana, Ian, Edna, Mathew & Annika;   Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland;  Pansy V;  Clark & Helene.(Suzie D.)

 

 

Guide us in the path of discipleship,

so that, as you have blessed us,

we may be a blessing for others,

bringing the promise of the kingdom near

by our words and deeds. Amen.

 

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Glory to God,

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Our Parting Blessing Song:

May God’s blessing surround you each day

As you trust Him and walk in His way

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

 

Epiphany Service For May 15, 2022 

 

Image: The Pink Peach Tree by Vincent van Gogh

 

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear father Maurice Delves given by daughter Gail Rees and family.

The flowers in the Sanctuary are dedicated to the Glory of God in memory of Don Rake, loving husband of Marion Rake.

*Thank you Rev. Peter for Preaching at 11 a.m. this third Sunday of the month.

*A Community Service of Covid Healing.  Wesley Knox United Church.  May 15, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.  Teresa taking part.  We are invited to attend.   

*Weekly service on website.  Thank you everyone.  

*If anyone has a new Altar Flower dedication, they can contact Dan & Sue Davies (shrimpforbait@rogers.com). A donation of $20 is appreciated (mark as flowers on your envelope) or forward to Barb Smallman

*Tues June 21.  7 p.m.  Calendar Planning meeting.  

*Food Cupboard.  Thank you everyone! Butch. 519-615-9106.  Wish list On reverse, but anything you give, is great!

*Mint smoothies Sandra $3.  

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

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

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

 

*Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

 

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

 

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

*Thank you. Ron Adam Anusha Stephen. Dan D for helping with this weekly on line service.

 

 

Audio for May 15 Service

 

Bible readings for May 15

 

Opening: (until Pentecost)

 

Alleluia!  Christ is risen.

The Lord is Risen indeed.  Alleluia!

 

May his grace and peace be with you.

May he fill our hearts with joy.

 

Almighty God,

All to you all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

Prayer:

Living God,

long ago, faithful women

proclaimed the good news

of Jesus’ resurrection,

and the world was changed forever.

Teach us to keep faith with them,

that our witness may be as bold,

our love as deep,

and our faith as true. Amen.

 

Reading   John 13:31-35

13:31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.

13:32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.

13:33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

13:34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

Sermon: Love One Another

John 13:31-38

A junior high music teacher had

          just organized a band in her school.

 

 The principal was so proud 

          of the music teacher’s efforts

             that without consulting her 

                  he decided that the band 

                   should give a concert for the entire school.

 

The music teacher wasn’t so sure

        her young musicians were ready 

                   to give a concert, 

                       so she tried to talk the principal 

                          out of holding the concert, 

                                       to no avail. 

 

Just before the concert was ready to begin, 

           as the music teacher stood on the podium, 

              she leaned forward 

                      she whispered to her nervous musicians, 

 

“If you’re not sure of your part, 

                              just pretend to play.”

 

With that, she stepped back,

            lifted her baton and with a great flourish

                    brought it down. 

 

Lo and behold, nothing happened! 

 

The band brought forth a resounding silence.

===

Sometimes we in the church 

        are like that junior high band, 

                           unsure of our parts,

                                    tentative in our roles, 

                                           reluctant to help to love

                                              as God desires of us. 

 

We can just be unsure,

      Others may question us,

         Make us unsure….

==

An incident several summers ago Texas, illustrates

         what I’m talking about.

 

 It was a hot, 99-degree August day 

      when a ten-month-old baby girl 

              was accidentally locked in a parked car

                     by her aunt. 

 

Frantically the mother and the aunt 

           ran around the car in near hysteria,

              while a neighbor attempted 

                    to unlock the car with a clothes hanger. 

 

The infant was bawling at the top of its lungs, 

              beginning to turn purple 

                       from the intense heat inside the car.

 

 It had quickly become a life-and-death situation

            when Fred Arriola, 

                    a tow-truck driver, arrived on the scene. 

 

He grabbed a hammer from his truck 

       smashed the back side window of the car 

                       to bring the baby to safety

.

Was he heralded a hero?

      Not so. 

 

According to an article in the San Antonio Tribune, 

                  he is quoted as saying, 

                 “The lady was mad at me 

                       because I broke the window.

 

 I just thought, 

           ‘What’s more important –

                     – a baby or a window?’ ” 

 

The baby’s mom and aunt

   Made the tow truck driver unsure

            Of helping….as God would have him do.

===

This morning’s Gospel reading 

         shows us what is most important

               for us to do for God.

Jesus says this morning,

             “A new commandment I give to you:

                        that you should love one another, 

                            even as I have loved you, 

                                      you should love one another.

 

You may be made to feel uncertain,

         When you trumpet forth Love,

                   But that is what God has you do says Jesus.

 

No matter what it may cost you, Love others.

 

Jesus says:

 By this all will know 

           that you are my disciples, 

                    if you love one another.”

No matter what we may do,

         if we do not love one another, 

                     we miss what God desires most of us.

 

Love in action – 

 

Jesus calls us to love one another.

 

To bring that love to light 

             in the way that we treat those around us.

 

 It’s easy to love people in general,

          to affirm that love is a good thing.

 

 But it’s another thing altogether 

                to put that love into action, 

                            to make love concrete in our actions toward others. 

 

Love one another. 

 

Jesus says, “As I have loved you, love one another.”

  Most authorities tell us that love 

                       is a learned response.

 

That’s what we are talking about this morning: 

                 learning to love one another. 

 

Some say the whole purpose of life,

       Is as a soul school

          In which we  learn to love. 

===

Look at the foundation of this love laid for us.

 

Jesus says, “As I have loved you, 

                               love one another.”

 

 The truth is that we love 

             because he first loved us. 

 

We enjoy the benefits of our faith community

              because others experienced God’s love 

                        then decided to share that love with others. 

They experienced God’s love for them

        sacrificed 

        shared to make God’s love

               the foundation of Christianity.

===

And now it is our turn. 

 

         It is our time to experience God’s love 

                      to share it with others.

 

As we gather today 

       As we hear Jesus’ say a new commandment you are given,

              Love one another…

               regardless of what the world does,

                      Love.

===

Our prayer is that God would strengthen us 

                   for service to God 

                          and help us to love one another. 

We pray that God would use the example 

              of Jesus’ love in action 

                    to teach us how to love as well, 

 

to show us

           how to give of ourselves for others,

 

Love for others is the primary witness 

                      of the church in the world today. 

 

Jesus made that clear when he said,

                  “By this shall all know that you are my disciples,

                      if you have love for one another.”

 

We are to stand out by our Love.

 

How can we love so we may ask…

===

A number of years ago Henry Drummond

                      wrote a classic sermon titled 

                            “The Greatest Thing in the World.” 

He concluded his sermon

                 by suggesting

                   that if you put a piece of iron 

                           in the presence of an electrified field, 

                             that piece of iron itself will become electrified. 

 

And in the presence of that electrical field,

                                      it is changed into a magnet.

 

 As long as it remains in contact 

                        with that field of power, 

                                it will continue to attract other pieces to itself. 

 

We are like that piece of iron.

 

 In the presence of Christ,

                   we experience his love 

                               Ww take on his likeness. 

 

Our Christian love,

                living as faithful members of the church, 

                             is not just a matter of willpower. 

 

It is not just deciding that we 

                                        will love others. 

 

It just doesn’t happen that way. 

 

Loving one another happens

              when we are connected to God’s love.

===

In a world all too often filled with people 

                             concerned about themselves first, 

                             characterized with a “what’s in it for me” attitude,

 

 we are called to witness to something more important –

                                       love that gives of itself for others; 

 

love that cares about others;

                      love that makes our lives meaningful 

                                                     in giving to others. 

 

This is soul school.

         The goal….

                  Is as Jesus says, 

                          “As I have loved you, love one another.” 

 

 

Hymn: They will know we are Christians by our love

 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;

And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.

 

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,

they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;

And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land.

 

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,

they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

Our Creed: All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

Prayers:

O God, your Son remained with his disciples after his resurrection,

teaching them to love all people as neighbors.

As his disciples in this age,

we offer our prayers on behalf of the universe

in which we are privileged to live

and our neighbors with whom we share it.

 

Prayers p. 126: Linda; Allan;  (Brian G.);Linda P; Brian; Dorothy; Mary; Marcel D.; Tara; Jeff B.; Nicole; Shelley (Sandra);   Jean N.; Marilyn B.; Connie C.;  Jack B.; Jack and Julie.  Keanna,  Ella D.; Evelyn Mc; (Church)  Norma A,;Dave F.; Peter T.;  Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane); Merico (Darlene); Debbie H (Lorenz); Donna Mc.; John (Ron and Jan); Val ; Karen T.;Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie (Peter);  Jade (Carol R.); Dori;  Belinda,;  Kim; Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori & Jack); Michelle P.;(Jim P.)  Pat P; Grant K; Kathy W. (Jack & Julie); Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George);   Lynda D . (Mary Beth & Paul); Jean (Bruce J.); Brian (Jeanne); Joyce and Jim W.; Sharon D.; Philip D; Jacquie and Cam D.; Diana, Ian, Edna, Mathew & Annika;   Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland;  Pansy V;  Clark & Helene.(Suzie D.)

 

 

Open our hearts to your power moving

around us and between us and within us,

until your glory is revealed in our love of both friend and enemy,

in communities transformed by justice and compassion,

and in the healing of all that is broken. Amen.

 

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Glory to God,

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Our Parting Blessing Song:

May God’s blessing surround you each day

As you trust Him and walk in His way

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

 

 

Connie is 100

Hi Everyone

Here’s some pictures from Connie Chatterton’s 100th birthday

Intro to Ramadan

 

Above is a picture of our friend and neighbour, Nazia along with Rev. Teresa and Judy

 

A few weeks ago our Muslim neighbours Nazia & Humaira (Members of ICNA Sisters London) contacted Epiphany through our website with the following beautiful words.

Rev. Teresa responded and the result was a small informal get together last week. I have added a couple of links at the bottom of this post for those of us who wish to know more about our Muslim neighbours and the celebration of Ramadan.

Greetings of Peace and everlasting Health!

I am writing to you today to express my wish to extend a small symbol of my respect and neighborly love for you and your Church community.  I am a Muslim neighbor of yours and a member of a Muslim women’s organization called ICNA Sisters Canada, and we are reaching out to you in friendship and goodwill.

This year as we celebrate Eid, which is a celebration at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, we want to share our happiness with you. Islam teaches us, as I believe Christianity does too, to spread love and peace and instructs us to begin with those nearest to us. Moreover, not only are we neighbors but brothers and sisters in the Abrahamic tradition. As Muslims, we honor and recognize the immense love for God the Creator that you, as Christians, have in your hearts and see your dedication to all things good as an example for humanity. If you would like, we would love to drop by and hand you a small Eid gift some time/date to your preference.

 

What is Ramadan

Ramadan Fasting and Traditions

ICNA Sisters

Epiphany Service for April 10, 2022 

 

 

 

The flowers in the sanctuary today are to the honour and Glory of God and in loving memory of the Black and Whittington families given by Doris and Jack Black.

*Board Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 

Holy Week

*Maundy Thursday.  7 p.m.  The Last Supper.

*Good Friday.  11 a.m.  Jesus’ Crucifixion.

 

*Weekly service on website.  Thank you everyone.  

*Masks over nose & mouth must be worn. Easter? 

*Food Cupboard.   Thank you everyone! Butch. 519-615-9106

*Mint smoothies Sandra $3.  

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

 *Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

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

 *Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

 

 

If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

 

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

*Thank you. Ron Adam Anusha Stephen. Dan D for helping with this weekly on line service.

 

 

Bible Readings for Passion Sunday – Liturgy of the Palms

 

Bible Readings for Passion Sunday – Liturgy of the Passion

 

Audio for Psalm Sunday Service

 

Opening:

 

Dear friends in Christ,

during Lent we have been preparing

for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery.

On this day our Lord Jesus Christ

entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph.

The people welcomed him with palms and shouts of praise,

but the path before him led to self-giving, suffering, and death.

Today we greet him as our King,

although we know his crown is thorns and his throne a cross.

We follow him this week from the glory of the palms

to the glory of the resurrection

by way of the dark road of suffering and death.

United with him in his suffering on the cross,

may we share his resurrection and new life.

Let us pray.

Assist us mercifully with your help,

Lord God of our salvation,

that we may enter with joy

into the celebration of those mighty acts

whereby you give us life and immortality;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayer:

Giver of light,

your steadfast love endures forever.

Open our hearts to the Blessed One who comes so humbly,

on a borrowed colt.

Open before us the gates of your justice,

that we may enter,

confessing in heaven and on earth

that Jesus is Lord. Amen.

 

 

Reading   Luke 19:28-40

19:28 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

19:29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,

19:30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.

19:31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.'”

19:32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them.

19:33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

19:34 They said, “The Lord needs it.”

19:35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.

19:36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.

19:37 As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen,

19:38 saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!”

19:39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.”

19:40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

 

Sermon: Palm Sunday Luke 19:28-44

Today we begin to reenact

                Seven days that changed the world

                         For love.

 

These seven days have inspired 

          the greatest painters,

                     the most skilled architects,

                                   the most gifted musicians. 

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These 7 days have also changed

            The lives of human beings,

                     Women, men, children….

                              Around the world.

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Yet ironically

         these seven days

             as they played out in Jerusalem 

                 were of little significance 

                                                to anyone 

                                                   but a few people involved. 

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So , What happened on those seven days?

 

 let’s summarize:

 

  1. On Sunday the first of the seven days,

                 Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey

                        to the shouts of Hosanna,

                                  fulfilling an old prophecy in Zechariah 9:9.

 

  1. On Monday

               he walked into the Jerusalem Temple

                          overturning tables 

                                    where money exchange occurred.

 

 Roman drachmas 

          were being exchanged for shekels. 

 

Roman coins were not allowed. 

                           The image of Caesar 

                                       was a violation of the second commandment.

                                                     -Have no graven image of me.

 

 But the Temple authorities 

             were using the Commandment 

                                 as means to cheat the people 

 

                         Making the Temple a place of profit

                                                     rather than a place of prayer.

 

  1. On Tuesday

              Jesus taught in parables, 

                warned the people against the Pharisees, 

                            predicted the destruction of the Temple.

 

  1. On Wednesday,

             the fourth day, we know nothing. 

                         The Gospel writers are silent. 

                                    Perhaps it was a day of rest for Jesus 

 

  1. On Thursday,

              in an upper room, 

                    Jesus celebrates the Passover meal 

                                                            with his disciples.

He gives  it a new meaning. 

           No longer would his followers

                       remember the Escape from Egypt 

                                                in the breaking of bread. 

 

Later that evening

         in the Garden of Gethsemane 

                                he agonized in prayer

                                                   at what lay ahead for him.

 

  1. On Friday, the fifth day,

                        following betrayal, arrest,

                                      false trials, 

                                                         beatings and sentencing,

 

 Jesus carried his own cross beam

               to “The Place of the Skull,”

                                where he was crucified 

                                            with two other prisoners.

 

  1. On Saturday,

          Jesus lay dead in a tomb 

                            bought by a rich man named Joseph.

 

  1. On Sunday,

           his Betrayal, agony was over,

                        the stone had been rolled away.

 

 Jesus is alive.

 

In God the end is not the end,

       But the doorway to a new life….

 

Jesus appears to Mary,

                               to Peter,

                                      to two disciples on the road to Emmaus, 

                                                   to the 11 disciples gathered in a locked room.

 

Jesus is acting out of a sacrificial love 

                    =it makes us want to act sacrificially.

 

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Yet for all the festivity,

       The cheerfulness of Palm Sunday….

 

The events of Palm Sunday are a tragedy.

 

A tragedy????

 

Look again at the events 

            of what we call Palm Sunday. 

 

Excitement was running high in the city 

                    as it always did at the time of such festivals

                                                  as the Passover. 

 

But the natural excitement

                           was intensified 

                                    by this procession,

                                           this strange parade

                                                    that wound its way toward the city gates.

 

 There at the head

              rode a quiet  man

                                     on a donkey.

 

 All about him 

           the crowds gathered, 

                                   curious at first,

                                         but soon they were shouting

                                                    singing 

 

People grabbed anything

                 they could get their hands on. 

 

They broke palm branches from trees. 

                         They threw them in his path.

 

 The shouts of hosanna,

           which meant “save now,” 

                                                   grew louder.

 

 They waved the  green palms 

                       more and more frantically. 

                                      Something tremendous was about to happen.

 

Singing,

      shouting 

                the crowd, 

                            swept through the city gates.

 

Surrounding the man on the donkey.

 

They finally stopped 

                            in front of the Temple,

 

There, Jesus dismounted. 

 

What a fitting 

           What an appropriate place 

                    for Jesus to make his big move. 

 

The crowd, 

        tense with anticipation,

                   watched his every move now. 

 

After all, 

             this was the Messiah, the Chosen One, 

                             The miracles told us it was He…

 

The Messiah

              for whom legions of angels 

                                                would come down from heaven

                                                             To re-establish the Kingdom of Israel.

 

Can we possibly even imagine

               what these people were feeling.

 

 We can understand the need for liberation

     From an occupying torturing occupier like Rome.

 

Those citizens  looked at Jesus,

        The saw Rescue.

 

Jesus was a one man liberation army 

            that had marched right into the heart of Jerusalem

                                         in the midst of these poor troubled peoples

                                                                        under the yoke of pagan Rome. 

 

This was the moment

         that had kept their faith alive 

                             throughout the centuries. 

 

This had been their hope, 

                                    . They saw Jesus 

                                               as the right man for the right time.

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Then the moment 

            that everyone had been waiting for came.

                                                       Jesus entered the temple.

 They crowd grew quiet, 

              Only a low murmuring now 

                             as all eyes focused upon the Christ.

 

Time passed. 

          More time passed.

                 An uneasy restlessness

                               came over the crowd. 

 

What was Jesus going to do? 

 

Just so we can keep the record straight

                   I will read to you what Jesus did

                                                    as it was recorded 

                                                               verbatim from the Gospel of St. Mark.

 

Mark Says:

 He went into the temple, 

            when he looked around at everything, 

                                       since the hour was already late, 

                                                                          he went out again,” 

 

And as they say,

                          that’s it, 

                                  there isn’t any more.

 

 He went into the Temple,

                    looked around, turned, 

                                            walked back out.

 

 He did absolutely nothing.

 

The crowd was stunned. 

                  Disappointed.

 

Perhaps no event in history 

             has built up to a greater let-down

                                              than those behind Palm Sunday.. 

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Then, slowly, 

               one by one, 

                                   the crowd began to melt away.

 

 

 All that was left 

               was this kind of eerie silence 

                                 – this empty feeling in the heart.

 

 That was the end

           of their singing and shouting, 

                                                the hosannas,

                                                             the waving of palms. 

 

No liberation from the romans…

 

Something quite obviously had failed 

                                           to come to life here. 

 

For Folks

       It was a tremendous buildup 

                    to an equally tremendous let down.

 

We know:

The crowds

      will begin to turn against him

                       because the occupiers have sway over their minds.

 

 And for that reason

           The events behind

               Palm Sunday

                     was Tragedy.

 

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But we also know

      Palm Sunday

            God’s way

                          of turning things upside down

                                                                            was a success.

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 Here’s why: 

              it marked the triumph of love over hate; 

 

What was expected was war,

      but what folks received was sacrifice. 

 

                          There is forever

             a triumph of love over hate, 

                                          of life over death.

 

Because from that time on

   Jesus really 

               lives amoung us,

                      guiding us….

                           The world is changing for love

 

Hymn: All Glory Laud and Honor

  1. All glory, laud, and honor
    To You, Redeemer, King,
    To Whom the lips of children
    Made sweet hosannas ring.
    You are the King of Israel
    and David’s royal Son,
    Now in the Lord’s name coming,
    The King and Blessed One.

  2. The company of angels
    Is praising You on high;
    And we with all creation
    In chorus make reply.
    The people of the Hebrews
    With palms before You went;
    Our praise and prayer and anthems
    Before You we present.

  3. To You before Your passion
    They sang their hymns of praise;
    To You, now high exalted,
    Our melody we raise.
    As You received their praises,
    Accept the prayers we bring,
    For You delight in goodness,
    O good and gracious King!

 

Our Creed: All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

Prayers:

Caught between joy and despair,

we yearn for the fulfillment of God’s desire

beyond the brokenness and neediness of this life.

We offer thanksgiving for God’s presence with us

and petitions for the transformation

of the church and the world.

 

 

Prayers:  Brian; Dorothy; Mary; Marcel D.; Tara; Jeff B.; Nicole; Shelley (Sandra);  Linda; Allan;  Aunt Frankie; (Brian G.);Dave F.; Peter T.;  Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane); Merico (Darlene); Marilyn B.; Connie C.;  Jim P. Jack B.; Jack and Julie.  Keanna,  Ella D.; Evelyn Mc; (Church)  Debbie H (Lorenz); Greg;  Alexandra; Donna Mc.; John (Ron and Jan); Val ; Karen T.;Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie (Peter);  Jade (Carol R.); Dori;  Belinda,;  Kim; Edie K., Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori & Jack); Michelle P.;(Jim P.)  Pat P; Grant K; Kathy W. (Jack & Julie); Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George);   Lynda D . (Mary Beth & Paul); Jean (Bruce J.); Brian (Jeanne); Joyce and Jim W.; Sharon D.; Philip D; Jacquie and Cam D.; Diana, Ian, Edna, Mathew & Annika;     Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland;  Pansy V;  Clark & Helene.(Suzie D.)

 

 

Life-giver, Pain-bearer, Love-maker,

day by day you sustain the weary with your word

and gently encourage us to place our trust in you.

Awaken us to the suffering of those around us;

save us from hiding in denials or taunts that deepen the hurt;

give us grace to share one another’s burdens in humble service. Amen.

 

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Glory to God,

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Our Parting Blessing Song:

 

May God’s blessing surround you each day

As you trust Him and walk in His way

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

Reopening our Churches                              The Next Step

In Person Services

 

TO ALL: Clergy, Churches, Wardens, Treasurer, Members of Committees, Lay Delegates to Synod, Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Members, Diocesan Staff and Postulants for Ordination

 

Happy Easter!

As we move through the Easter season, we are attuned to signs of new life and new hope, enhanced by the season of spring that is bringing warmer weather, longer days and more sun.  This also seems a good time to make some further changes to our COVID-19 protocols.  With the (slowly) coming warmer days, we are able to open windows and doors further to allow fresh air into our buildings, decreasing the risk of the aerosol spread of the virus. Along with the downward trend in COVID-19 case counts, this allows us to make the following changes:

  • Worship leaders—including presiders, officiants, readers and intercessors—may remove their facemasks when speaking.  A distance of 12 feet (4m) must be maintained from all other persons.  If masks are removed while presiding, others may not stand at the altar and the Eucharistic elements must remain covered at all times. (see page 1)

  • Choir members and cantors may remove their masks while singing or canting provided that they are at least 12 feet (4m) from any other person. For some choirs, a decision will need to be made whether to have a smaller number of members involved in a service so that they may sing, distanced, without masks or to have a fuller choir and continue to sing with masks (see page 1)

  • The common cup may be re-introduced.  No person is required to receive in both kinds, receiving either the bread or the wine is a full and valid communion.  All parishes are expected to reinstate offering the common cup no later than the end of the Easter season.  Requests to further delay offering the common cup are to be sent to Bishop Todd for his consideration.

  • Healing services with prayers for healing with laying on of hands and anointing may take place.  The contact should be brief, enough time to anoint and to lay on hands for only the length of the ritual prayer.  The priest does not need to sanitize hands after each person but must use sanitizer or wash with soap and water after the rite is fully completed. (page 9)

  • Food and drink may be offered indoors for hospitality where pastorally desirable and where physical spacing and ventilation permits, using “sit-down at table rules.” All persons must be masked at all times, except when seated to eat or drink.  As masks will be removed to eat or drink, seating should be spread out as much as possible and ventilation should be fully maximized. (see page 4)

    • Food must be prepared, portioned and served by designated, masked and vaccinated volunteers.

    • There is to be no physical gathering around the food – no buffets, pot-lucks, salad bars, or coffee stations – and no one should be “helping themselves”.

    • There can be no informal, stand-up receptions or coffee hours at this time. (We will continue to track COVID-19 case counts.  If case counts plateau or decrease in the next weeks, informal stand-up receptions and coffee hours may be allowed before the end of May.)

The updated Reopening our Churches Easter Season 2022 can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Easter blessings,

Tanya+

The Venerable Tanya Phibbs

Archdeacon of Huron

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Sing-a-long at Epiphany

On the afternoon of March 17th, St Patrick’s Day the Little Church that Cares hosted an afternoon of sing-a-long music.

Thanks to Steve and Suzanne.

 

 

Mary Bosley

 

Bosley, Mary Ellen

It is with deep sadness that we share that Mary Ellen Bosley passed away peacefully on February 19, 2022 in her 82nd year at Victoria Hospital in London, ON.

Mary was born on August 15, 1940 to Herbert and Beatrice Bosley in London, ON. Mary graduated from Western University while she pursued a career at London Life which she enjoyed for 35 years. Mary was an avid investor who enjoyed the occasional night out at the symphony.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Beatrice. She is survived by her brother, Alex, and sister-in-law, Shirley; her nephews, Keith (Beverly), Kevin (late Gloria), David (Pamela) and Darren; her great-nieces and nephews, Kayla, Rachel, Olivia, Philip and Brandon; and her cousin Barbara (late Steve) Clarke and her family.

Mary’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thank-you to Patty, Jean and the various PSW staff for their dedicated help.

Visitation is to be held Tuesday, February 22 from 1-2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond in London with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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

Cameron and Jean Stewart

Douglas Stewart

Marion Lyons

Don McColl

Mildred McColl

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

Monneen Elliott

Jim Maguire

Norma June Barr

Sonia O’Donnell

Esther Holowitz

Junne Boucher

Jeanne Heighway

Fred and Esther Holowitz

Valerie Jean Lenore Nesbitt

Fred and Marion Rice

Mary Bosley

Marion Rice

RICE, Marion…

 
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Long Term Care, London, Marion Rice passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022, her 102nd birthday. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Rice (2012). Loving mother of John Rice (Barbara) of Manitoba, Annette Pole (Ken), Tom Rice (Gail) and Jane Kowalski (late Rom) all of London and Tim Rice (Cathy) of Glencoe. Loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her granddaughter Shahna Rice. Marion was the only child of Nellie and Leonard Greenaway.  Her life was centered around her family and beloved husband of 72 years.
 
A private memorial service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home. As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, a limited number of people can attend. All those attending are required to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral service live from the comfort of their homes, by visiting the AMG Funeral Home YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpfL6_cm3hysYQm6qoamdgQ?app=desktop or our website and clicking on the YouTube logo. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L9 would be appreciated. Online condolences, memories and pictures shared at www.amgfh.com

 

 

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