July 7, 2022

Companions on the Way

This Sunday we hear one of the most beloved and well-known stories from scripture: the parable of the Good Samaritan. It is so well known, in fact, that it's hard to not lead to boredom. We know this, already, we say. At the heart of Jesus' teaching is the simple, yet extremely challenging message: "Go and do likewise." At the end of the day, what is at the center of Jesus' ethical teachings is not right thinking, but right action. Who among us doesn't wonder what the right thing to do is these days? If the story of the Good Samaritan gives us any idea, it is to do the thing that centers our neighbor's suffering and pain as that which calls us to action — not our perfect understanding of the situation or moral calculations based on ideological purity. The question is simply: do we act when faced with the suffering of others? Having compassion, loving our neighbor, is much more complicated than apathy, but only one is faithful to God's call in our lives. This is Jesus' teaching — it is simple, but not easy. Of course, this is the life of faith and it is takes our whole lives and living.

Trusting in God's ways in this world is the light burden of which Jesus speaks. It is light precisely because it is simple and because it is God who carries it with us. Evenmore, we help one another carry this love into the world. We need one another to build us up, strengthen our trust in God, and carry us when we find ourselves at the limits of ourselves. This is, in a very real way, the gift and power of being community together. So, this Sunday, let's give thanks for God's strong arms to carry us and the deep gift of having one another: companions on the way.

This Sunday, after the 10:000 am service, we will have a reception to celebrate the companionship and leadership of Eva Dalzell, our Interim Director of Youth Ministries, as she ends her time with us and heads to Princeton Theological Seminary to begin a new chapter in her calling. I hope you'll join me in sharing your thanks for her steady and faithful leadership during this time of transition. If you can't be here in person, I hope you'll take a moment to send Eva a message of thanks by emailing her at edalzell@3crowns.org.

See you Sunday,


Eva Dalzell and Epiphany youth at the June Youth Group Lock-In

Summer Choir: Join Us Any Sunday!

Through Labor Day weekend, the Summer Choir will assist in leading the music at our 10:00 am services, and anyone entering second grade or older is invited to sing. Simply be in the choir loft at 9:00 am on any Sunday you choose, and we will prepare the music for that day. Contact Jeremy at jbruns@3crowns.org with questions. 


Sunday Summer Punch

Join us in the Cloister Garden (weather permitting) after the service for hospitality as we enjoy conversation, fellowship, and our Summer Punch.


Livestreaming to Hadley Hall Discontinued

As of this Sunday, July 10, we will no longer livestream our 10:00 am Holy Eucharist in Hadley Hall. Please join us for worship in the Sanctuary. 


Join Us for a Day of Sun, Fun, Food & Magic!

On Friday, July 29, 80 kids and staff from B-SAFE, the summer program run by St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP), will visit Winchester. We will play, splash, run and create in the morning at Shannon Beach on Mystic Lake and then we will eat, laugh and witness some amazing magic at Epiphany in the afternoon.

We will also provide 50 bags of groceries for families facing food insecurity. 
Your donation of time and food will help make the magic happen. Click here to donate food and click here to volunteer your time.

Please contact Betsy Walsh with any questions. Thank you!


Help with Fellowship Hour in July

We will be enjoying punch, popsicles, and other light refreshments at fellowship hour after the 10:00 service in July. Please consider signing up to help serve or to bring a snack to share:

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This Week's Calendar

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Thursday, July 7

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:00pm Healing Prayer via Zoom

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Sunday, July 10

8:00am Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary 

9:00am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 

9:00am Summer Choir Warm-up in the Choir Loft

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

11:15am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall and the Cloister Garden

Monday, July 11

4:00 Circle of Life via Zoom 
6:00pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall
7:30pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

Tuesday, July 12

8:30am Employment Transition Group via Zoom 

9:30am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room
11:00am Programmatic Staff Work Day in the Suter Room
7:00pm Stephen Ministries Meeting in the Chapel 

Thursday, July 14

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:00pm 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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