Apr 292016

Worship This Week


Saturday, April 30th: 5:00pm: Spoken Eucharist (BAS)- Chapel of the Nativity

 Sunday, May 1st: 8:30am: Spoken Eucharist (BCP) Chapel of the Nativity

10:30am: Choral Eucharist (BAS) The Nave

 Wednesday, May 4th: 12:15pm: Holy Eucharist (BAS) Chapel of the Nativity


Parish Announcements

Services This Weekend: We welcome +Tom as our celebrant and preacher for all our services this weekend. Fr. Tim, Rachel and the family will be in Fort Erie for a baptism.


Thank You from Fr. Tim: For all your prayers, expressions of sympathy and kindness, Rachel and I are very grateful. My father (with all of us) is still getting used to this new normal. While we do not know what the future holds, we are grateful to God for the time we have.


Opportunity for Discussion: A motion to amend the Marriage Canon will appear before General Synod in July. In preparation for this, the Commission on the Marriage Canon prepared a document entitled “‘This Holy Estate: The Report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon.” All people interested in reading and considering the document are invited to join me for a series of discussions on the first three Mondays of May (2, 9, 16) from 7-8:15 p.m at the Church of the Ascension, Sudbury. The document may be found here: http://www.anglican.ca/about/ccc/cogs/cmc/submissions/ and we will use the study guide that comes with it. The assumption is that these discussions will be undertaken with an open heart and respect for the perspectives of all at the table. Please contact Patti Brace at 705-673-1216 or pbrace@fibreop.ca for further information.


Old Jeans wanted:  any old jeans, no longer wearable, are needed by church groups on the Manitoulin to make covers for bedrolls which are distributed to those who need them.  In cleaning out closets, please don’t throw these out.  Please put them aside until they are collected in June.  Thank you.


Saturday, May 14th: Mark your calendars now and plan to help make God’s House spiffy both inside and out! Watch for more details in the next couple of weeks!


Reception of the Sacrament: A friendly reminder that, for health reasons, we have been instructed by the bishop not to intinct (dip the host into the chalice) at communion. If, for whatever reason, you do not wish to drink from the chalice, you may still touch it as a sign of devotion or simply cross your arms over your chest as it passes so that the Eucharistic Assistant knows not to serve you. The grace of the sacrament inheres in one element as much as in both.


Having Trouble Hearing in the Nave?: If you find you’re having trouble hearing our services and are getting your hearing aid updated soon you may want to discuss T-Coil with your audiologist. The T-Coil will make a world of difference and we are equipped for the T-Coil system. At this point, because we only have one person who has the T-Coil in her hearing aid, we do not have a public transmitter. But you can use T-coil with a personal PA. You will wear the transmission coil around your neck. If we have enough people to make the usage worthy of the effort and the cost, we shall install the public coil. In that case, you only have to switch on your hearing aid’s receiving coil to hear everything clearly.


Crouse Conference May 16-19: Fr Tim will be out of the parish May 16-19 on study leave. If an emergency arises, please contact one of the wardens. Fr Tim will be checking email as the opportunity arises and will have his cell phone.


Café and Bake Shoppe: St. Stephen’s on the Hill will host a Café and Bake Shoppe on Sunday, May 14 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Tickets are $5:00. For more information, please call (705) 566-2933 or see the poster in the Algoma Room.


YOUTH SYNOD 2016:  for ages 13- 24, takes place July 3 – 6 at Camp Manitou. This year marks the 31st year of Youth Synod and the theme is Christians in Action. Speak to Fr. Tim for more information.


The Monday Women’s Bible Study: has completed its latest study and has decided to keep meeting on Mondays at noon throughout May to study, in more depth, the gospel reading assigned for the following Sunday.  All women in the parish are cordially invited to join in this 4-week series which will be led by various members of the group.  Bring a bible – any version – and your lunch and join in the discussions. Tea and coffee supplied.  Each session runs from 12 to 1pm so anyone working downtown can join in too. Hope to see you in the Algoma Room!


Thank You: On Sunday, April 10th, a service was held at the Church of the Epiphany to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Following the service a reception was held in the Phoenix Hall which was well attended. Carol Bohren, the coordinator of this event, would like to extend her appreciation and thanks to all who helped make sandwiches, relish/cheese trays, desserts, setup, serving, refreshments and cleanup afterward.  Your support was greatly appreciated.  Many thanks.



Items for Epiphany This Week are to be sent to Marion Collinson or etw@epiphanysudbury.org

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