June 23, 2022

Announcing the Summer Choir

During the summer months, the Summer Choir will assist in leading the music at our 10:00 am services, and we would like to invite anyone interested to join in. No commitment needed — simply be in the choir loft at 9:00 am on any Sunday you choose, and we will prepare the music for that day. Make it a family event if you like; anyone entering second grade or older is invited to sing. The summer choir will not vest or process.

If you’ve ever considered joining the Parish Choir, but were afraid of making that commitment, this is your chance to give choir a try in a more relaxed setting. We hope to see some new faces and hear some new voices over the summer. If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Bruns in the music office at jbruns@3crowns.org


July Birthdays & Anniversaries

Do you have a birthday or anniversary during the month of July that you would like remembered in 3 Crowns and the Sunday bulletin? If so, please send the details to Kathryn in the parish office by Sunday, June 26. 


Help with Fellowship Hour in June

We are looking forward to fellowship hours on Sundays in June, and would greatly appreciate your help! Please click on the button below to contribute a baked good, fresh fruit, a gluten-free snack, and/or your time. 

Sign Up to Help with Fellowship Hour!

Bible Study on Hiatus During July & August

Please note that Epiphany's Bible study, held on Sundays at 9:00 am, will be on hiatus during the months of July and August. Join us for our last meeting of the program year this Sunday, June 26. Bible study will resume following Labor Day. 


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!


Understanding the Afghan Tradition of Hospitality


The Rawan children with Bob Davidson (L-R: Sapna with two friends, & her brothers Toheed, Kifayat, Mansor, and Adil)

Learning about the Rawan family’s cultural assumptions is both a challenge and a joy. We’ve read that “Afghans take great pride in their hospitality. It is considered an honor to host guests… It is customary to be offered tea and sweets as refreshment. It is very important to accept any refreshment as a mark of friendship. Non-acceptance could create misunderstanding… People generally extend an offer multiple times. It is expected that you politely decline the gesture initially before accepting on the third offer.”

No family is entirely typical, of course, as one volunteer found:

The first time I took Ihsanullah to the food pantry, Zahida invited me in for tea when we returned. By the time we got back from the food pantry, it was 5:30 PM or so and I felt like I had to go home to start making our dinner. So I declined and started to leave the house. As I was walking to my car, I felt leaving was rude and returned.  I had the best tea ever with Zahida and Betty Stone and a leisurely visit. Per your notes, I didn’t wait to be asked three times. In fairness, she didn’t have a chance to ask multiple times since I started to leave!

Flexibility, good humor, and sensitivity are great assets as this new relationship grows and deepens.

Volunteers are needed all through the summer, especially providing rides to medical appointments or children’s activities. Watch for emails from Bob Davidson and Betty Stone, WIRP co-leads, or email Bob, frbobdav@msn.com, to become a volunteer.

Updating Friends in Deed for 2022

After the last couple of years, we need to make sure that our Friends In Deed list is up to date. If you want to remain on this list, if you would like to join us, or if you have any questions, please let Sara Post know. 

Friends In Deed is a group of parishioners who show the love of this community in times of need and moments of celebration. When a need arises, a request is sent out to all our members and they respond as they are able. We've provided rides to appointments, meals, small gestures of care (plant, flowers, bread), and even helped with baby holding. Our Baptismal Covenant asks us to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as our self. Friends In Deed does this.


Christmas Fair is Coming on November 19:
How Can You Help? 

Many people have already committed to leadership roles but there are still positions open. Find a friend and sign up! There is a detailed book on what has been done in the past, but you can remake it to be new, different and yours! Most needed is a co-chair or co-chairs who will be able to take over next year. The Children's Room needs leaders. You might have some great ideas for activities to engage our young people. If you'd like to be more involved with Jewelry, White Elephant, or any of the other areas, sign up.

Over the summer if you make jams or do crafts, consider saving some to contribute to the fair. What can you contribute to the silent auction? Collaborate with friends to do a theme basket! Offer tickets to a sporting event, theater, or symphony! Share a vacation home! Offer to share your unique talent for a tour, dinner, you name it!

Contact Sara Post with any questions or to sign up.


This Week's Calendar

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Thursday, June 23

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:00pm Healing Prayer via Zoom

7:30pm Healing Ministry Team Meeting via Zoom

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Friday, June 24

5:00pm Youth Lock-In at Parish of the Epiphany & St. Luke's Food Pantry 

Sunday, June 26

8:00am Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary 

9:00am Bible Study in the Suter Room

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, June 27

6:00pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall
7:30pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

Tuesday, June 28

8:30am Employment Transition Group via Zoom 

9:30am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room
7:30pm Stewardship Committee Meeting in the Suter Room

Wednesday, June 29

6:45pm Capital Budget Planning in the Suter Room

Thursday, June 30

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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