March 31, 2022

Lenten Sunday Series
Grief and Grace: Healing Together

Join Rev. Nick and Dr. Brian Litzenberger in Hadley Hall each Sunday during the season of Lent after the 10:00 am service for a forum series that will help us explore the many feelings of grief and loss and disorientation that we've experienced through the pandemic. Nick and Brian will host conversations to engage both the theology and practice of moving from trauma to healing. These sessions are open to all ages, as Dr. Litzenberger is particularly engaged with parents, youth and young people in his practice. 


2022 Easter Flowers and Music

Make Your Easter Lily Dedication Online!

Every year the sanctuary is decorated with beautiful Easter lilies and flowers in memory of loved ones or in gratitude for blessings received. To dedicate a lily using our online form, please click the button above. Submissions must be received by Palm Sunday, April 10 so that your dedication can be included in the Easter bulletins. 

To make a contribution for Easter flowers and music in any amount, please give online (select "Easter Memorials" from the "Fund" dropdown menu) or by check. Please make checks payable to the Parish of the Epiphany and write "Easter lilies" in the memo line. Drop your check in the Sunday offering plate or mail it to: The Parish of the Epiphany / 70 Church Street / Winchester, MA 01890.


April Birthdays and Anniversaries

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


Palm Sunday Fellowship at 9:00 AM

Next Sunday, April 10, our entire congregation is invited to join together in Hadley Hall and the Cloister Garden between our two services, from 9:00 to 10:00 am, for a special Palm Sunday reception. This will be a wonderful time of fellowship, hot cross buns, and activities for children. At 9:45 am, we will begin gathering for the Palm Sunday Procession, which will lead us into our 10:00 am service of worship. 


Holy Week Worship Schedule

We invite you to join us for Holy Week at Parish of the Epiphany! 


Epiphany Spring Golf Outing

On Saturday, April 23, we invite you to Parish of the Epiphany's Spring Golf Outing at Sagamore Spring Golf Course (1287 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA). Tee times begin at 9:00 am (18 holes). The green's fees are $59 walking or $80 riding. All Epiphany members (and guests), men and women, regardless of ability, are welcome to play. Please RSVP no later than April 11 to Rich Bartels at or 781-862-8208. Carpooling from the church is encouraged. 


Celebration of New Ministry:
Welcoming Rev. Nick as Rector

Join us on 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. More details to come.


Tapestry Restoration Update

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved our fundraising goal of $42,000 to cover the cost of the conservation of Epiphany's tapestries. Thank you very much for your financial support! Thank you also to the members of Epiphany's Altar Guild who helped coordinate the process.

If you missed the presentation on the background of the tapestries and the steps taken to date, please see attached slides from the presentation.

The tapestries will be delivered to Museum Textile Services this week to begin the conservation process.  We plan to share updates and photos of the work as it progresses. The conservation work should be completed by April 2023.

We are very grateful for your support of this centerpiece of our sacred space.


Hospitality and Muslim Culture


Source: Wikimedia Commons

The family we are helping to resettle through the Winchester Interfaith Resettlement Partnership are members of the Pashtun, the largest ethnic group in present-day Afghanistan. Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims, and speak the Pashto language. In Afghanistan, they live mostly in the northeast corner of the country, east of the Hindu Kush mountains. In fact, an even greater number live in Pakistan, to the west of the northern stretches of the Indus River. In the early 21st century, about 11 million Afghans—roughly 40% of the population—were Pashtun, while another 25 million Pashtun lived in Pakistan. One reason for this is the many decades of war and social disruption in the late 20th century, which resulted in many refugees fleeing to camps in Pakistan. But several Pashtun tribes moved from what is now Afghanistan into what we now call Pakistan beginning in the 13th century, long before our modern national boundaries were drawn.

Pashtun society is based on kinship, so we can see the importance of having found a home for our family within walking distance of their cousins.

Another core value in Islam is hospitality and the welcoming of guests, which tradition says the prophet Muhammad himself directed all believers to practice lavishly. The member congregations of WIRP look forward to reciprocating with a warm welcome to six Afghan evacuee families at our festive Eid al Fitr dinner on May 7. To volunteer for this event, speak to the Reverend Bob Davidson, For other ways to help, check the list of needs here.

(Sources:; Sahih Muslim)

Summer Camp: Barbara C. Harris Camp

We’re thrilled to announce that camp is back for summer 2022. Summer Camps at BCH are inclusive Christian formation ministries and open to families, campers 4th-12th grades. If you are interested, please visit BCH's website here


Playspace Toy Donations Wanted

St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP), one of our Mission and Outreach organizations, is creating a playspace for children (ages 5-10 years old) in their afterschool program. They are looking for the following, in new or gently used condition: 

  • pans / dishes / food items for a play kitchen
  • veterinary clinic / doctor's office items — tools, stuffed animals (clean and like new), doctor / vet outfits
  • puppet theater / puppets
  • dress up clothes / costumes
  • dolls / doll clothes / doll accessories (racially diverse dolls preferred)
  • cars / trucks — both large and small
  • wooden train set
  • building toys — blocks (wood, magnetic), marble runs, gears, no Legos please (we have lots)
  • bracelet making materials — beads, thread
  • craft kits for groups of kids

If you would like to donate something new, click here for our Amazon wishlist. If you would like to donate something gently used, please contact me at 781-249-6554 or I am happy to pick up items in and near Winchester.

Thank you so much!
Betsy Walsh


This Week's Calendar

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Thursday, March 31

12:45pm Contemplative Book Discussion in the Suter Room

3:00pm Afghan Meeting in the Suter Room

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:00pm Healing Prayer via Zoom 
7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

7:30pm Contemplative Book Discussion via Zoom

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Saturday, April 2

11:00am Reverend Louis W. Pitt, Jr. Funeral Service in Sanctuary

12:00pm Reverend Louis W. Pitt, Jr. Funeral Reception Hadley Hall 

Sunday, April 3

8:00 am 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 
10:00am Church School in the Upper Parish Hall 
11:15am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall

11:15am Grief and Grace: Healing Together 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, April 4

5:00pm Prayer Team Meeting via Zoom

6:00pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

7:30pm AA Meeting in Hadley Hall

Tuesday, April 5

8:30am Employment Transition Group via Zoom 

9:30am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room 

1:00pm Epiphany Visitors Meeting in Hadley Hall 

6:00pm Property Committee Meeting in the Suter Room

Wednesday, April 6

6:30pm Children's Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

Thursday, April 7

12:45pm Contemplative Book Discussion in the Suter Room

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 

7:00pm Healing Prayer via Zoom 
7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

7:30pm Contemplative Book Discussion 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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