February 16, 2023

Last Chance to Sign Up for Golf Challenge!

Fr. Bob Davidson and Rich Bartels are organizing an early season golf challenge — are you interested in playing? The format would include 2 nines and one 18 hole round. Suggested date are:

  • Saturday, April 1, 9 hole tee times (maybe at Tewksbury again)
  • Friday, April 14, 18 hole tee times (maybe at Butternut Farms or some fun course you might recommend)
  • Saturday, April 22, 9 hole tee times (maybe at Pine Meadows in Lexington) 

Everyone can play any or all of the matches. Feel free to bring along a non-Epiphany friend! The format could be best ball or Captain’s choice depending on what your foursome would like. 

If you’re interested, please contact Rich Bartels by this Sunday, February 19 indicating which date(s) you want to play. If you have one, please include your handicap to help form foursomes.


Lenten Book Study 

Sign Up to Participate in Lenten Book Study!

This Lent, as a parish together, we will be reading Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle. Fr. Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. This book is about solidarity with our neighbors, compassion, and ultimately about God’s love. Sojourners said this about the book: “Reading this book is a spiritually cleansing experience that won’t leave you the same.” 

The deadline to sign up to participate is this Sunday, February 19. The study begins the week of February 26 and runs for five weeks. We will be gathering in small groups as we journey through the book together. We have a number of offerings at different times throughout the week in various locations, with some groups meeting at Epiphany, some in homes, and potentially an online option. We are hoping that this book and the discussions that come out of it will help guide us through Lent and further into the future as we learn to better embody Christ's love in our time. Click on the button above to sign up for our Lenten Book Study! 


Forum Hour: 
The Book of Ruth: A Family Story

The Book of Ruth is the story of a family. But when family stories are examined closely, they can be surprising — even unsettling. During our final session this Sunday, February 19 at 11:30 am, we will take a close look at the Book of Ruth, and see what surprising things it may have to tell us about God, our ancestors in faith, and ourselves.


Parish Office Closed for Presidents' Day

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day. The office will be reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 21. 


Potluck Dinner for Christmas Fair Team:
All Considering Helping with Fair Invited!

Sign Up to Bring a Dish!

On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 pm, there will be a potluck dinner in Hadley Hall to thank all who worked on the 2022 Christmas Fair and invite anyone who might be considering working on the 2023 Christmas Fair. Please join us! Share ideas on what worked well or we might improve. If you have been thinking about how much fun the Fair can be and would like to learn more, please come. Click the button above to sign up to bring a dish, but know you are welcome to attend even if you aren't signed up.


Ash Wednesday Worship

Begin your Lenten journey at Parish of the Epiphany with Ash Wednesday worship next Wednesday, February 22. We will offer services of Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes at 7:30 am (spoken word) and 7:00 pm (with music).  


Word & Table: February 26

Our next Word & Table service will be held on Sunday, February 26 at 5:00 pm in Hadley Hall. Offered once a month, Word & Table is a casual, contemporary, and creative service based on our familiar Episcopal liturgy. Our additional upcoming services will be held on March 19, April 23, and May 21.  


Clothing Drive for Malden Warming Center

The Malden Warming Center provides a warm and safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness during the winter months. They are currently on the lookout for these items:

  • Hoodies/Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Coats
  • Winter Boots
  • Backpacks
  • Small or Medium Suitcases with wheels
  • Thermal Underwear

Let’s care for our unhoused neighbors! Leave donations in the back of the church in the shopping cart in the Nave until March 5. Rev. Janelle is also gathering a group (18 and older) to be trained to volunteer at the center. If interested, please email her. You can learn more about the Malden Warming Center here


Photo courtesy of Malden Warming Center

Help Earthquake Relief Efforts

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is mobilizing with long-term partners after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Working through Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), ERD will rapidly respond to the disaster through existing networks by providing supplies including winterization kits, hot meals and other food, medicine and emergency support. In addition to your prayers, you can support relief efforts by donating through the ERD fund found here


Reception for Haiti:
Introducing Locally Haiti

On Saturday, March 25 at 4:00 pm in Hadley Hall, join Rev. Nick and the Executive Director of Locally Haiti, Wynn Walent, as he visits Boston and introduces the amazing work and innovative approach to sustainable, vibrant, and impactful non-profit work in Haiti. This Episcopal-affiliated and Haitian-led organization focuses on community health, education, agriculture, and girls' empowerment in the community of Petit Trou de Nippes. Come for a festive reception and evening together as we learn about Locally Haiti.


Photo courtesy of Locally Haiti

Youth Winter/Spring Calendar


Holy Land Pilgrimage 2024

We are excited to announce that Epiphany will be taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on February 3-14, 2024. If you have interest in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Nick. You can join an informational meeting and presentation on the planned pilgrimage on Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday), after the 10:00 am service. Please mark your calendars!


Help with Fellowship Hour

Sign Up to Help with Fellowship Hour

We are looking forward to fellowship hours on Sundays in February and March, and would greatly appreciate your help! Please click on the button above to contribute a baked good, a gluten-free snack, fresh fruit, or your help with serving and clean-up. 


This Week's Calendar

Click here to access the complete parish calendar.

Thursday, February 16

11:00am Gwen Johnson Celebration of Life and in the Chapel 
12:00pm Gwen Johnson Reception in the Upper Parish Hall 
3:00pm Bequests & Planned Giving Committee Meeting in the Rector's Study
5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 
7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 
9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Sunday, February 19

8:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite I in the Sanctuary
9:00am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 
9:00am Bible Study in the Suter Room
9:00am Parish Choir Warm-up in the Sanctuary
9:45am Nursery Care Available for Ages 0-3 (Limited Capacity) in the Dewart Room 
10:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite II in the Sanctuary and via YouTube 
11:15am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall (Sign up to help) 

11:30am Adult Forum Series on the Book of Ruth in Hadley Hall 

Monday, February 20

All Day Parish Office is Closed for Presidents' Day  
6:00pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall 
7:30pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall 

Tuesday, February 21

8:00am Holy Eucharist in the Chapel 
8:30am Bible Study in the Suter Room
10:00am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room
1:00pm Pastoral Care Meeting in the Rector's Study
6:00pm Potluck Dinner for Christmas Fair Team in Hadley Hall 
7:30pm Mission & Outreach Committee Meeting in the Suter Room 

Wednesday, February 22

7:30am Ash Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary 
5:45pm Parish Choir Warm-up in the Sanctuary 
7:00pm Ash Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary 

Thursday, February 23

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 
7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 
7:30pm Healing Ministry Team Meeting via Zoom 
9:00pm Compline via Zoom 


For More Information

For pastoral emergencies, please contact Rev. Nick by dialing 781-729-1922 Ext. 5. 
Click to view our Family Newsletter for parents, youth, and children. 
Click to find information on our worship services
Click to learn more if you are new to Epiphany.
Sign-up for online pledge payments here.


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