Ordination of Patti Brace

YOUR PRAYERS AND PRESENCE are invited for the ordination of Patti Brace to the Diaconate on Saturday, June 9th at 1 pm at the Church of the Epiphany. Everyone is welcome…clergy and Layreaders are invited to vest (the colour will be ‘red’). Bishop Anne Germond will Preside. The Rev. Dr. Bob Darrenbacker of Thorneloe University will preach. A reception will follow the service.

NOTE: for those of you attending…please be aware that DURHAM STREET from Elgin St. to Larch St. will be CLOSED ALL DAY for Downtown Sudbury’s Blues for Food event.

Possible Delays on your way to Church on May 13th

Don’t forget… this Sunday, May 13th,  is the Sudbury Rocks Race/Run/Walk for Diabetes. The various events (5K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon etc.) start downtown outside Tom Davies Square and move through various parts of the city. You may experience delays as the participants move along the courses and police temporarily stop traffic at intersections to allow them to pass safely. Please be vigilant and leave your self some extra time if needed.

Summer Service Hours

This year we will begin our summer service schedule earlier than usual. We will gather for worship at 10:00am on Sunday mornings (one service only, each week) starting on Sunday June 3rd until Labour Day Weekend in September.

Upcoming Ordination

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of Patti Brace, God willing, as a deacon in the church of God.  The service is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, 2018 commencing at 1 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury.  The Rev. Dr. Bob Derrenbacker, Provost of Thorneloe University and Honourary Associate at Church of the Ascension, will be the preacher.  A reception, hosted by churches within the Sudbury-Manitoulin Deanery where Patti has served, will follow the service.  All are welcome!

Patti has a B.A. (Hons) from Trent University, Peterborough; a M.A. (English) and a Ph.D (English) from Queen’s University, Kingston; and she is near to completing her M.Div. from Trinity College, Toronto (2019).  She is currently an Associate Professor at Laurentian University, Sudbury.

As a cradle Anglican, Patti has been involved in various aspects of church life from her childhood.  She admits to pursuing career choices and starting a family while at the same time discerning a call to ordained ministry that “refused to go away”.  She is actively involved in her parish home in Sudbury (Epiphany) and has been involved in various parishes in Canada and the UK when travels and academic pursuits took her from Sudbury.

We uphold Patti and her son, Caleb, in prayer as she prepares for this next step in her journey.


Fashion, Fun & Cake!

Join us on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 – 3:00  for Fashion, Fun & Cake: A Fashion show at Church of the Epiphany.

The Fashion Show will be featuring the beautiful styles from Fashion Fair in Lively and delicious cakes. Speak to Eileen or Kym for more information. Tickets are now available through the church office 705-675-2279 x2

Evensong & Roast Beef Supper

Join us on Sunday April 15th for a service of Evensong at 4:30. The service will be followed by a Roast Beef Dinner prepared by chefs Mark & Brent Tayolr.

Tickets for the dinner are available through the church office. Call 705-675-2279 ext. 2 to reserve yours.

All proceeds from this dinner will go to the Organ Fund.

Your 2018 Parish Council

At our Annual Vestry Meeting on Sunday March 4th, your 2018 Parish Council was elected and is as follows:

Peoples’ Warden: Jane Kivisto

Deputy Warden: Hoi Cheu

Communications: Marion Collinson

Discipleship: Catherine Rousell

Synod Delegates: Ruth Corston & Patti Brace

Alternate Synod Delegate: Gwen Chmilar

Outreach: Karin Zundel

Fellowship: Eileen Thom & Kym Marsh (Co-Chairs)

LINC:  Gwen Chmilar & a Warden as assigned

Property: Vacant

Pastoral Concerns:  Lorraine Campbell & Barb Bolton (Co-Chairs)

Worship: Norm Blanchard

The following are also members of the 2018 Parish Council, however their positions are appointed, not elected:

Rector’s Warden: Andrew Adegbite

Finance: Michael & Laura Kawa

Parish Council Recording Secretary: Colleen Hill

Annual Vestry Meeting

Please plan to attend our annual vestry meeting on Sunday March 4th, right after the 10:30am service.  This year we are going to change it up a bit and have a quick soup and sandwich lunch in the Phoenix Hall before we have our meeting. So you don’t have to rush home to make lunch!  Child care will be available during the meeting if you let the office or Jane know in advance that you would like it provided. The Fellowship Team has volunteers to make soup and is seeking sandwich makers!  If you are able to make a loaf of sandwiches for the 4th please let Kym or Eileen know as soon as possible.

As a reminder from the Diocesan Canons:  All persons shall be entitled to vote in the vestry of a congregation in the Diocese who:
a) are baptized; and b) are of full age of 16 years; and c) are habitual attendants at Divine Service in the congregation; and d) have contributed during the year immediately preceding to the working expenses of the parish/congregation.