April 28, 2022

The Bridge Between What Was and
What Is to Come


Celebration of New Ministry:
Welcoming Rev. Nick as Rector

Join us this Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm for a grand celebration as Bishop Alan Gates leads us in a worship service to welcome Rev. Nick as our eleventh rector. It will be an evening of celebration, song, and good food. 

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May Birthdays & Anniversaries

Congratulations to all our Epiphany friends celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month of May! 


El Hogar Reception with Denise Vargas

All are invited to a reception for El Hogar on Saturday, April 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Hadley Hall. Epiphany has a long-standing deep relationship with this program serving children living in vulnerable conditions in Honduras. Many parishioners — youth and adults — have traveled to El Hogar over the years to experience this ministry directly. Meet the new Executive Director in Honduras, Denise Vargas, and learn about her vision and plans for the future of El Hogar. See and hear how El Hogar’s students are doing as they come back together as a community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Candy Beckwith at cbeckwith@elhogar.org or 781-729-7600


Graduation Sunday on May 15

On Sunday, May 15th at the 10:00 am service, we will be honoring this year's graduating seniors, as well as the members of this year's confirmation class. Join us as we recognize their hard work, give thanks for their presence in our community, and bless their next steps forward! The celebration will continue with a reception after the service.


Can You Help Teach Job-Search Skills?

Ihsanullah Rawan (Photo: WIRP)

We need your help in finding employment for the father of the Afghan family we’re helping to resettle in Arlington! This is an exciting time as the Rawans’ transition to independence gets underway.

Ihsanullah and his wife and five children were evacuated from Afghanistan last summer, and since January the Rawans have been supported by WIRP, the Winchester Interfaith Resettlement Partnership.

All Afghan evacuees have been granted work authorization by the United States government through their immigration status under Humanitarian Parole. Each family already has Social Security numbers and temporary work permits. Additionally, Ihsanullah has been enrolled in English classes since his arrival, which has motivated him to ask about how to find a job and to focus on skills that will enable him to communicate in a workplace.

Now our partnership needs at least two volunteers who would be willing to serve on WIRP’s Employment Committee. Initially the major focus will be assisting Ihsanullah with preparing his documents and resume, and then on related skills like getting familiar with the bus so he can get to work on public transportation. Ultimately this committee will likely be accompanying him to job sites and serving as a liaison with his employer.

If you have any interest in serving on the Employment Committee for WIRP, please contact Rev. Bob Davidson, frbobdav@msn.com or 970-222-2390.

This Week's Calendar

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Thursday, April 28

12:45pm Contemplative Book Discussion Group in the Suter Room
3:00pm Eid Planning Meeting in the Suter Room

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:30pm Contemplative Book Discussion Group via Zoom

7:30pm Healing Ministry Team Meeting via Zoom

7:30pm Healing Prayer via Zoom

7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Friday, April 29

6:00pm Vestry Retreat 

Saturday, April 30

8:30am Vestry Retreat
11:00am Children's Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

5:00pm El Hogar Reception

Sunday, May 1

8:00am Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary 

9:00am Bible Study in the Suter Room

9:00am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 

9:00am Parish Choir Warm-up in the Sanctuary

9:00am Zoom Church School Lesson via Zoom 

10:00am Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary, Hadley Hall, and via YouTube 

11:15am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 

11:15am High School Youth Group in the Garret and via Zoom

12:00pm Confirmation in the Garret and via Zoom

5:30pm Middle School Youth Group in the Garret and via Zoom

Monday, May 2

5:00pm Prayer Team Meeting via Zoom

5:30pm Children's Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

6:00pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

7:30pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

Tuesday, May 3

8:30am Employment Transition Group via Zoom 

9:30am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room

5:00pm Parish Choir Warm-up in the Sanctuary 

6:00pm Celebration of New Ministry in the Santuary, Hadley Hall, and Cloister Garden

Wednesday, May 4

7:00pm Sacred Ground Meeting in the Suter Room

Thursday, May 5

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:30pm Healing Prayer via Zoom

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 


For More Information

For pastoral emergencies, please contact Rev. Nick by dialing 781-729-1922 Ext. 5. 
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