Family Newsletter:

Second Sunday of Lent

Week of March 5, 2023

Family Calendar

Sun, March 5   :     10:00-11:00am :     First Sunday Worship (all-ages in worship)

Sun, March 5   :     9:45-11:15am   :     Drop-off Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sun, March 5   :     11:15-12:15      :     Exploring our Faith (Youth)

Wed, March 8  :     5:15-6:15pm     :    Choristers Rehearsal (children's choir)

Sun, March 12 :    10:00-10:40am  :    Church School (Story Makers & Godly Play)

Sun, March 12 :     9:45-11:15am   :     Drop-off Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sun, March 12 :    11:15-12:15       :     Exploring our Faith (Youth)

Wed, March 15:     6:16-7:30pm     :     Midweek Dinner and Formation

Three Things of Note

First Sunday Worship: This Sunday, we worship together with all generations at the 10am service. If your child would like a role in the service -- like greeter, usher, or reader--please email Bryn.

St. Luke's Community Kitchen: St. Luke's Community Kitchen is re-opening! Members of Epiphany are invited to signup to help on the third Saturday of the month. Families (recommended ages 8+), this is a great opportunity to serve!

Youth at St. Luke's Food Pantry Rescheduled: Our youth morning at St. Luke's is being rescheduled; it will not be this coming Saturday. We'll update you with the new date asap!

St. Luke's Community Kitchen: Opportunity for Families to Serve

Great news for Epiphany parishioners and friends who are interested in volunteering at St. Luke’s–San Lucas Saturday Community Kitchen in Chelsea! After closing for three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the soup kitchen will reopen in March! Established in 2009, the Community Kitchen is a partnership between St. Luke’s–San Lucas and four congregations from the Mystic Valley Deanery, including Parish of the Epiphany. Epiphany volunteers can prepare, cook, and serve a hot breakfast or lunch to Chelsea residents on the third Saturday of every month, starting on Saturday, March 18.

To accommodate everyone’s busy schedules, volunteers can sign up to work the 8:00 am – 10:30 am shift or the 10:30 am – 1:00 pm shift. Please know that we welcome family members of all ages (recommended age of 8+). If interested, please click here to sign up. For more information, please contact Claudia Bell

Parish Weekend Away:

Planning Committee Begins March 5

We are beginning to plan our next Parish Weekend Away. Would you like to join our planning committee? This committee creates the outline for our time together at the Barbara C Harris Camp this coming September 22-24. We plan workshops, worship, outdoor activities, art, fellowship, and more! We need many types of help (from budgeting to hiking to crafting to snacking). If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Bryn.

Our first planning meeting is Sunday, March 5, from 7-8pm in the Suter Room. 

Childcare for Infants & Toddlers During 10am Worship for Ages 0-3

Our nursery is open! Parents and guardians may drop off their young children -- ages 0-3 years -- in the Dewart Room during the 10am service. Our paid and experienced nursery caregivers will be ready to receive babies and toddlers beginning at 9:45am. Parents and guardians must pick up their children by 11:15am, and must remain in the building at all times.

Children need to be registered in order to be dropped off. This gives us important information about allergies, needs, and who may pick up your child. Please register here:

Nursery Care Registration

Youth at St. Luke's: Rescheduled

The youth morning serving at St. Luke's Food Pantry is being rescheduled. It will not be this coming Saturday. We'll update the calendar as soon as we have our new date!

Summer Camp at BCH: Registration is Open!

The Barbara C. Harris Episcopal Camp is offering sleepaway camp for those entering grades 4 and older, as well as a fun Family Camp long weekend this summer. Parish of the Epiphany loves BCH! 

At least two Epiphany kids are going the week of July 31!

If your child or family would like to sign up for a camp experience this summer, please reach out and let Bryn know. We might be able to help coordinate some of our children's weeks together! 

Find out more at BCH's Website: The Barbara C. Harris Camp

Church School Registration

Church School registration is always open! This gives us important information like allergies and opting into/out of photo permissions. We re-register each year to keep our information current. Thank you! 

Church School Registration

Mystic River Run

& Our Creation Care Team

The 27th Annual Herring Run and Paddle is coming in May 21, and members of our own Creation Care and Sustainability Group will be participating. This would be fun for families! If you are interested, you can find more information here or email Josh Reynolds, the chair of our Creation Care Committee. 

Important Dates for Families: Winter and Spring 2023

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  :  Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  : First Sunday Worship (no Church School)

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  :  Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sunday, Mar 11  :  10:00am  :  Church School

Sunday, Mar 12 :  11:15-12:30pm  :  High School Youth Forum on Discernment with Bethany and Peter

Wednesday, Mar 15  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, Mar 18  :  8am-1:30pm  :   St. Luke's Community Kitchen

Sunday, Mar 19   :   5:00pm   :   Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Sunday, Mar 26  :  5:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Progressive Dinner

Thursday, April 6  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Maundy Thursday Dinner and Worship

Sunday, April 9  :  9:00am and 11:00am  :  Easter Worship

Sunday, April 9  :  10:15am  :  Easter Egg Hunt & Fellowship 

Saturday, April 15  :  8am-1:30pm  :   St. Luke's Community Kitchen

Sunday, April 23  :  5:00pm   :   Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Wednesday, May 3  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, May 6  :  10:30am  :  Confirmation Service, Cathedral of St. Paul, Boston

Friday, May 12  :  5:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Boda Borg Outing

Wednesday, May 17  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, May 20  :  8am-1:30pm  :   St. Luke's Community Kitchen

Sunday, May 21  :  10:00am  :  Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 21  :   5:00pm  :  Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Ongoing Choristers Schedule: Every Wednesday Evening

Bryn Hollenbeck, Director of Children's Ministries and Parish Life:

Janelle Hiroshige, Associate for Youth and Community Partnerships:

Jeremy Bruns, Director of Music and Organist:

Nick Myers, Rector:


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