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.
In her 95th year with her family by her side, Norma passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario on July 23rd, 2020.
Predeceased by her husband James Barr (1988), daughter Susan Thomson (2016) and siblings Bill Walker (1990), Phyllis Mennell (2018), George Walker (2005) and David Walker (1991). Norma is survived by children Carolyn (Brian) Bouchard, Peter Barr, Julie (Steve) Clarke and grandchildren Andrew and Ian Thomson, Christopher Bouchard, Lindsay Meroniuk and Stephanie Bouchard, Kyle, Craig and Lesley Barr and Timothy and Jillian Clarke. Norma is also survived by sisters Sheila Stafford, Helen Johnson, Gerry Davis and Carole Hawkins.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held at a later date, after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sympathy donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windermere Road, P.O. Box 1449 Station B, London, Ontario N6A 5M2, the Humane Society London & Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5 or to Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L9. Arrangements entrusted with A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
In the past Epiphany has taken a break for the month of August, so the Flowers in the sanctuary program sat idle. This year with the Pandemic all around us we decided to honour leaders from our past. This month we wish to honour Rev Mary Wood. Rev Mary holds a special place in my life as she was the one who led me to Epiphany. Rev Mary assisted at Epiphany from 2002 to 2012 and is now living happily in retirement in the town of her birth, Shawville Quebec.
Bible Readings for Sunday Aug 09
Here are our weekly recommended Bible Readings for Aug 09
*Pastoral Phone Calls. In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call. To chat, to share, to touch base. Teresa 519-671-0577
A Message to the Diocese from Bishop Townshend
Many of us are deeply missing the opportunity to gather as church to worship God. Premier Ford’s statement today that worship services may resume in many parts of our province has been greeted with both hope and anxiety by many Anglicans. Ten days ago, together with the provincial House of Bishops, I decided that we would not be making any changes in how we use our church buildings for worship until after Labour Day, September 7. Nothing has changed: church buildings may be used to offer online worship (no more than five people present to lead the service, following all current church guidelines) and to provide essential ministries such as food sustainability ministries or 12-step programs. No indoor gatherings for worship will be held in churches in the Diocese of Huron until after Labour Day at the earliest. This will provide us with the opportunity to plan well for September, and to get some summer rest.
Some parishes have been wondering about holding outside worship during this good weather. That is currently under consideration. I will have more to say about that in a week or two.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritize the safety of all.
Yours in Christ, +Todd Bishop of Huron
*Our Weekly Service will now be on the website by Saturday. If you have trouble getting it, just email, and we can send it out to you. Thanks for taking part. So far one week we had almost 200 worshippers, last week we had 100. *The Church Website You can just click here: http://www.thechurchofepiphany.com/
*Pop Cans for Keanna.
*Pastoral Phone Calls. In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call. To chat, to share, to touch base. Teresa
*Service September 13? We are hoping to start services September 13. It will be socially distances, with lots of safety measures. But at least we will be back in our church. Stay tuned for updates. We will send out the service by internet for those who do not feel an in person church service is the best option for them at this time.
*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope giving’s because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. We are missing our fundraisers. If you wish, if you are able, you may mail your donation to:
Mrs.Barb Smallman. Envelope secretary
4860 White Oak Road
*Food Cupboard. For needs text Butch. 519-615-9106.
*Are you able to help water our garden? Maybe pull a few weeds? Please drop by. Thank you
* Thank you to Adam for the technical work. Thank you to Ron S.for his faithful work on the website. Thank you Stephen and Anusha for the music.
*There are three ways to contribute at Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.
*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany. Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare. Let’s all keep up our Good Work!