Monthly Archives: November 2021
You know, one of the best things of being a part of Epiphany is all the fun we have. Even when we’re working we have fun. Wednesday November 17, our assigned delivery date finally arrived, the culmination of a year’s collection of Garage Sale items. As you know Epiphany usually has a couple of Garage sales each year. The Covid pandemic put an end to that. One of our members saw an ad from Value Village called FUNDrive. When she checked into it she discovered that we could save then deliver our usual Garage Sale items to VV and get paid for it. What a great idea!!!. So we started collecting, and collecting, and collecting. The Hall basement filled up and still items were arriving. The Church basement filled up and still more items. Then, just as it seemed Epiphany’s walls were going to burst we got together, safely masked and loaded 2 large UHaul trucks and took everything to Value Village on Wellington Road South. The accumulated bagged and boxed items (clothing, footwear, linens, pots and pans and other small household items – you know, everything but the kitchen sink) weighed in at over 5000 pounds. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. It was a lot of work, but as you can see in the pictures, many hands make work light – and fun. I heard many laughs, giggles and happy noises as we worked delivering these things to VV (Another huge thank you to our volunteer loaders – way to go Epiphanites!!!) By the way, did I tell you, Value Village paid us for these things. A win win as I see it.
In Person Services
In person services resumed at Epiphany following the guidelines laid down by Bishop Todd.
There will be two services each Sunday
Seating is limited so please contact Adam to confirm a place.
phone – 1 519 615-2210
We have made some changes to our diocesan COVID-19 protocols, at least one of which many of us have been waiting for with some longing. Reopening our Churches, the Next Step can be found at the link below. The changes come into effect on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the the changes include:
Singing is permitted in worship services while masked and physically distanced. Choirs may rehearse while masked and physically distanced. Services and choir rehearsals are to be no longer than 45 minutes.
Brief fellowship times of 20 minutes or less are permitted following worship services. Food and beverages are not permitted. It is preferable if this can be held in a location other than the sanctuary.
The Provincial Government’s vaccine mandate applies to all activities held in a church building with the exception of worship, food sustainability ministries, and 12-step groups. Renters are required to ensure that they follow the government’s directions regarding their members and activities.
As the weather cools down, it is important to remember that HVAC systems can efficiently spread COVID-19 aerosols. If your church is heated by forced air, please turn the furnace fans off approximately 15 minutes before the beginning of worship. Fans (ceiling and other) should not be used. In all buildings, please keep some windows open at least partially as this greatly improves ventilation and reduces the risk of the virus being spread.
The same lectern and/or microphone may be used for more than one reader or speaker if all readers/speakers are wearing masks. COVID-19 is spread primarily by aerosols and small aerosolized particles can hang in the air for a period of time, therefore, masks must be worn for the protection of all readers and speakers. If a lectern or microphone is only used by one person during a service and it is more than 12 feet (4m) from any other person, masks may be removed at the lectern.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions with regard to these protocols.
The Venerable Tanya Phibbs
Archdeacon of Huron
Yours in Christ,
The Right Reverend Todd Townshend
Bishop of Huron
Several years ago after our annual Service of Remembrance we noticed children’s artwork attached to the fence around the cenotaph courtyard. After a little sleuthing we discovered that the Western Daycare “Orange Owls” had visited and left a Remembrance Day inspired piece of art. We contacted Western Day Care and found that one of the teachers, Julia had been bringing her class over each Remembrance Day. We got in touch with Julia and from that day the Orange Owls, and this year, the Green Gators have been sharing Remembrance Day with us.
Unfortunately, during the last two Remembrance Days the children have not been able to walk over to the cenotaph,
so we have been visiting them at the school instead.