Worship This Week
Sunday, July 19th, 2015: Morning Prayer (BAS), 9:30am
Dr. Derek Neal, Officiating & Preaching
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015: Evening Prayer (to observe the Feast of St Mary Magdalene.)
Dr. Derek Neal will officiate and give the homily. All are welcome.
REMINDER: For the months of July and August we are on our summer worship schedule. There will be ONE service each weekend, Sundays at 9:30am
A Note from Fr.Tim:
Dear Epiphany Family:
Greetings! A short note to thank you for your many condolences and good wishes and prayers which were a great comfort over the last few days. We laid my grandma Perry to rest today beside grandpa, after a lovely service at Whitewater Wesleyan Church, near Cobden ON (after the hearse got lost–seriously–and took a bit of a detour between the church and the cemetery) .Grandma was 90 years old, and in declining health, having suffered from dementia for the last 8 years of her life.
She had a very full life, and provided her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren an example of long faithfulness and Christian joy through times of hardship, poverty, peace and prosperity. She was a great woman and I shall miss her dearly. I thank God for the role she played in my life.
A few of you have remarked that she must have been long-lived. She was in her 91st year–which is getting younger all the time. But she was married at 17, a mom at 18, and a grandmother at 37, when my cousin Sheila was born. When I came along, the third grandchild and first grandson, she was only 44. As a result, my formative memories of her, are those of a woman in her prime–and she was for a long long time. I am blessed to have known her.
Rachel and I, Calvin, Sara and Hugh will be spending a few days with my folks in the Ottawa Valley before heading back to Sudbury next week.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Love and prayers
Service of Holy Baptism: On Sunday, July 26th at our 9:30am Bishop Tom will officiate at the celebration of Holy Baptism for Avery Douglas, infant son of Lindsay Tullock and Jay Baxter-Derro.
Fr. Tim and the family are on vacation: and are out of the parish until August 2, 2015 for study leave and holidays. The office will be closed for the month of July. Our summer intern, Dr. Derek Neal, and Bishop Tom will be available for hospital and home visitation, etc. and leading worship. Messages left at Fr. Tim’s extension (705-675-2279 x3) will be checked regularly.
Saints Days Worship: A service of Evening Prayer will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd to observe the Feast of St Mary Magdalene. Dr. Derek Neal will officiate and give the homily. All are welcome.
Nave Accessibility: Beginning in August, we will be moving some pews as we continue to improve accessibility for parishioners with mobility challenges. If you use a mobility aid (a walker, cane, scooter, etc.) we would be very grateful for your advice and reflection so that we can find the best arrangement possible. Our goals are (1) to make movement to a pew, and to the altar rail, easier for everyone; (2) to keep the side and center aisles clear in accordance with fire regulations; and (3) to preserve the beauty of our worship space. If you have any questions or reflections, please speak with Rector’s Warden, Peter Varpio.
Vacation Bible School: “EVEREST: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”. August 10 – 15 at the Church of the Ascension. Check the Ascension’s website (www.churchoftheascensionsudbury.com) for more information and online registration.
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