May 4, 2023

Learning to Let Go


Episcopal 101: May 7

This Sunday, May 7, join Rev. Nick in the Chapel at 9:00 am for the second session in this two-part series designed for inquirers and those interested in knowing more about the Episcopal Church and how we understand and engage scripture and our lived faith. For more details, contact Rev. Nick.


Newcomer Coffee Hour: May 7

Are you interested in learning more about Parish of the Epiphany? We invite you to our Newcomer Coffee Hour this Sunday, May 7 at 11:15 am, immediately following the 10:00 am worship service. Join us in Upper Parish Hall to find out more about who we are as a parish and how to get connected! 


Faith Forum: Exploring New Life Together

Continuing today at 11:30 am and weekly on Sundays through May 28, we are excited to welcome back Dr. Brian Litzenberger to our Faith Forum in Hadley Hall. During the season of Eastertide, we will explore the seeds of possibility and wholeness as we discern God’s voice in our own lives and life together. Reflecting upon the post-Resurrection stories in the New Testament, Dr. Brian and Rev. Nick will invite us to explore, through dialogue and teaching, where God is calling us as a community. 


The Perfect Gift — Rummage

Mother's Day is nearly here (May 14). Why bore your mother or mother-in-law with the same old gift of flowers or brunch? Find an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind treasure at the Epiphany Rummage Sale!

And what about a gift that soon-to-be graduate? Buy a set of china or pots and pans to help them as they move into their own place. 

Weddings coming up in June? Hostess gifts for your summer travels? Our specially curated "Notions" table could hold that hidden gem that will spark joy. 

Bring your donations of clothing, housewares, toys, and collectibles now. Volunteer to be a cashier during the sale: May 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and May 13 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Help bag and take away unsold items: May 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 


May Birthdays & Anniversaries

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


Youth Outing: Boda Borg

Sign Up for Boda Borg!

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join Rev. Janelle and the youth leaders for a Boda Borg outing on the evening of Friday, May 12. Boda Borg offers a series of "quests" in which small teams figure out clues in order to advance through challenges. To sign up, click the button above! Please reach out to Rev. Janelle for more information.


Parish Weekend Away:
Registration Open Now

Registration for our Parish Weekend Away opened this past Sunday, and the response was strong. We have over 80 parishioners signed up already, ranging in age from toddlers to retirees. 

If you can't come for the full weekend, please come for the day on Saturday. You can arrive that morning and join us for coffee, workshops, lunch, a myriad of afternoon activities (including canoeing, nature walks, social time in the lodges, and more), the popular adult social hour, and dinner. Stay as long into the evening as you'd like: we'll have our legendary square dance, cards and games, and a campfire and sing-along. 

We have plenty of overnight space available in our "camper" category of accommodations. This means you will be placed in cabins which have bunk beds, electricity, heat, and bathrooms. Camper cabins are a little less cushy than lodge rooms (mainly in terms of the bunk beds) but are still a comfortable and only mildly-campy option. Camper cabins, because of their size, will have at least five people per cabin. Our retreat team will thoughtfully match up families or individuals to share these cabins. (Or, if you've got a large family, you might get your own!).

Standard accommodations are currently fully booked, with the possible exception of one female adult space. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for standard accommodations, please reach out to Bryn — she is tirelessly working to make more space. 

For more information, please visit our website. Please register HERE.


Presentation on Bequests & Planned Giving

On Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm, the Reverend Nick Myers, Warren McFarlan, and Kim Erskine will be giving a one-hour presentation on the work of the Bequests & Planned Giving Committee during the past year, and why it is of relevance to every parishioner. In particular, the presentation will introduce the Cornerstone Society. Please click for the Zoom link for the session.


Word & Table: May 21

Our last Word & Table service of the program year will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 pm in Hadley Hall. Offered once a month October through May, Word & Table is a casual, contemporary, and creative service based on our familiar Episcopal liturgy. 


Choral Evensong at Christ Church, Andover

All are invited to a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 21 at Christ Church in Andover, sung by the combined Parish Choirs and Choristers of both Christ Church, Andover and Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester on the Sunday after the Ascension. Music for choir and soloists will include ‘I will not leave you comfortless’ by Everett Titcomb, ‘The 2nd Service’ by William Byrd, and ‘God is gone up’ by William Croft. Jeremy Bruns will play the organ prelude recital beginning at 4:30 pm or a few minutes earlier, and the service will begin at 5:00 pm. A festive reception will follow.


Help with Fellowship Hour!

Sign Up to Help with Fellowship Hour

We are looking forward to festive coffee hours in May. Contributions to the shared food and help with clean-up are always appreciated. Please sign up to help by clicking the button above. 


Choral Evensong & Investiture of Choristers

Join the Parish Choir, Choristers and guests for Choral Evensong and the Investiture of Choristers at Epiphany on Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 pm. This festive service on Trinity Sunday will conclude the 2022-23 choral season. Music for choir and soloists will include ‘The 2nd Service’ by William Byrd, ‘O Lord, Support Us’ by David Briggs, and ‘I saw the Lord’ by John Stainer. Watch future 3 Crowns announcements for a bit more detail on the music for this festive end-of-season service. 


Winchester PRIDE Fest: June 6

Order Your Epiphany PRIDE T-Shirts!

On Tuesday, June 6 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, all are welcome for the third annual PRIDE Fest, a student-organized celebratory and educational festival on the Winchester Town Common. This event is free and open to families and children of all ages. Join us for arts and crafts, speakers, a DJ, education, advocacy, vendors, and more!


This Week's Calendar

Click here to access the complete parish calendar.

Thursday, May 4

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom

6:30pm Choristers Rehearsal with Christ Church Andover Choristers in Upper Parish Hall 
6:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal with Andover Singers in Upper Parish Hall 

9:00pm Compline via Zoom 

Saturday, May 6

10:30am Confirmation at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston 

Sunday, May 7

8:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite I in the Sanctuary
8:50am Parish Choir and Choristers Warm-up in the Sanctuary  
9:00am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 
9:00am Epiphany 101: Living Our Faith in the Chapel 
9:00am Bible Study in the Suter Room
9:45am Nursery Care Available (Ages 0-3) in the Dewart Room 

10:00am Holy Eucharist: Rite II in the Sanctuary and via YouTube

11:15am Fellowship Hour in Hadley Hall 
11:15am Newcomer Coffee Hour in the Upper Parish Hall 
11:30am Faith Forum: Exploring New Life Together in Hadley Hall 
11:30am Sacred Ground Meeting in the Chapel 

Monday, May 8

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

Tuesday, May 9

10:00am Staff Meeting in the Suter Room 
7:00pm Stephen Ministries Meeting in the Chapel 

Wednesday, May 10

5:15pm Choristers Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 
6:15pm Optional Extra Choristers Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 
7:30pm Finance Committee & Investment Subcommittee Meeting in the Suter Room

Thursday, May 11

5:30pm Men's Group via Zoom 
7:30pm Parish Choir Rehearsal in the Upper Parish Hall 

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.
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