announcements

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.

We Give Thanks for Bishop Anne…

Today (February 11, 2018) we give thanks for Bishop Anne as she marks the first anniversary of her Consecration as the Bishop of Algoma…

Almighty Father, fill your servant Anne with the grace and power which you gave to your apostles, that she may lead those committed to her charge in proclaiming the gospel of salvation.
Through her increase your Church, renew its ministry, and unite its members in a holy fellowship of truth and love.
Enable her as a true shepherd to feed and govern your flock; make her wise as a teacher, and steadfast as a guardian of its faith and sacraments. Guide and direct her in presiding at the worship of your people. Give her humility, that she may use her authority to heal, not to hurt; to build up, not to destroy. Defend her from all evil, that, as a ruler over your household and an ambassador for Christ, she may stand before you blameless, and finally, with all your servants, enter your eternal joy.
Accept our prayers, most merciful Father, through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and your Holy Spirit, belong glory and honour, worship and praise, now and for ever. AMEN
(Ordination of a Bishop – BAS pg. 639)

GIGANTIC Used Book Sale

Join us the weekend of January 19th – 21st for our Annual GIGANTIC Used Book Sale. The proceeds of this sale go to support our local, national and international outreach projects.

The sale runs Friday January 19 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday & Sunday January 20 & 21 from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

If you have books that you’d like to donate (no textbooks or magazines, please) you can drop them off at the church office between 9:00am and 2:00pm January 15-19.

 

Our New Rector…

The Rev. Sarah Armstrong is being appointed to the Church of the Epiphany as half-time Curate and eventually as full-time Rector.

She is a graduate of Wycliffe College and was ordained as a Deacon in September. Sarah has an exemplary record in outreach ministry having served in an inner city Toronto ministry prior to graduation.

She will begin her ministry at the Epiphany as half-time Curate under the mentorship of Bishop Tom Corston on September 1st, 2018 until September 1st, 2019, when Bishop Tom will step aside and she will become Rector, full-time. Somewhere in that time Bishop Anne plans to ordain Sarah to the Priesthood.

Sarah is the wife of the Rev. Aidan Armstrong, Rector of the Church of the Ascension and is presently on maternity leave having recently given birth to a baby boy. There will be opportunity to meet Sarah many times prior to her coming off maternity-leave.

We look forward to welcoming Sarah into our midst.