Family Newsletter:

Week of November 6, 2022

Family Calendar

Sat, Nov 5     :   7:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Board Game Night

Sun, Nov 6    :   10:00am  :    First Sunday Worship: All Saints Day

Sun, Nov 6   :    5:00pm    :    Choral Requiem

Wed, Nov 9  :    5:15pm    :    Choristers

Fri, Nov 11    :    Morning   :    Apple Pie Making (sign-up)

Sun, Nov 13  :    10:00am  :   Church School (Storymakers & Godly Play)

Wed, Nov 16  :    5:15pm    :   Choristers

Wed, Nov 16  :    6:15pm    :   Midweek: Dinner & Formation for All

Sat, Nov 19    :    10am-4pm :  Christmas Fair

Dear families,

This week is First Sunday Worship, when all ages worship together during the 10am service.  Many children will have special roles and jobs. If your child would like a role in this or following "First Sunday" services, please let me know. We also have several baptisms with Sunday, which is always just a delight to witness and take part in. Nothing says holy worship quite like babies and bells, I think!

Now that November is here, we are preparing for Advent -- yes, that's right, we prepare for the season of preparation. Our Christmas Pageant will be on Christmas Eve -- Saturday, December 24 -- during the 4pm service. All children are invited to take part, and rehearsals will be held at 11:15am on Sundays during December -- look for more information next week on how to sign up!



Youth Board Game Night: Saturday, November 5

All youth (6th -12th grade) are invited to a Board Game Night on November 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Bring a game to share.

Parents and siblings are also welcome to join! Please RSVP to Janelle at

More Help Needed for Pie-Making Event!

One of our favorite service projects and fundraisers of the year! Children are welcome!

Apple pies will be available for sale beginning on November 11 at the end of the the pie-making event and for sale again on November 13 after both services. Also, pies will be available during the Christmas Fair on November 19.

Pies are still $15 each this year — get yours before they're gone. Thank you!

Apple Pie Helper Sign-Up

Needed: 4 or 5 Good Shoe Boxes

Church School needs 4 or 5 good sturdy shoe boxes, for a service project we'll be doing the Sunday before Thanksgiving (11/20). These need to be in good condition, sized for adult shoes (but not boots). The lid can hinge or come off (box and lid needed). If you have any sturdy shoe boxes, can you bring them to church with you on Sunday or to Midweek next Wednesday? You can leave them in the Church Office, or the Suter Room if the office is closed. Thank you!

Epiphany's Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive starts now! Our Epiphany congregation will continue our tradition of contributing to the Council of Social Concern food drive for Thanksgiving dinners for families. Last year we had a tremendous outpouring. May we count on you to assist again?

A list of suggested food items is available below. Local supermarket gift cards are needed too. (Please put gift cards with amount noted on card into envelopes.) Bring donations to the narthex (church lobby) on October 23, October 30, November 6, or the final Sunday, November 13.
 Gift cards can also be placed in the office or in the secure drop box left of office door.

The Council of Social Concern’s mission is serving individuals and families who are in need through their food pantry, early education and child care programs.

Questions? Please ask Ellen W. Rockefeller, Coordinator and member of Mission and Outreach Committee

Church School: Parent Helpers Needed

We ask each family with children in Church School to have a grown up (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle) volunteer with us at least one Sunday per trimester to help support our classes.

Please choose your Sunday HERE. Thank you!

This is a great opportunity to be with your child and see what they are learning, and it helps our amazing Children's Ministry volunteer team to keep our classes supported and running smoothly. 

Church School Registration

If you haven't registered your children for Church School, please take a quick minute to do so. This gives us important information like allergies and opting into (or out of) photo permissions. We re-register each year to keep our information current. Thank you! 

Church School Registration

Upcoming Youth Events

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming youth activities!

  • November 5: Board Game Night, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • December 10: Christmas Movie Night, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Note new date!

Choristers: This Wednesday Evening

The Chorister choir program at Epiphany is for children entering grades 2-8. Our weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15pm (a snack and optional skills session will also be offered from 6:15-7:00pm on many Wednesdays). Children will receive professional music theory and vocal training, and will sing in church monthly (on First Sundays). 

This program isn’t just for Epiphany parishioners—children are welcome and encouraged to bring friends along to try out the program. It is perfectly acceptable to try out the program for a few weeks without committing to the entire season. Please reach out to Jeremy Bruns, Director of Music & Organist at with any questions.

Important Dates for Families

Saturday, Nov 5  :  7:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Board Game Night

Sunday, Nov 5  :  10:00am  :  First Sunday Worship (with Baptisms)

Sunday, Nov 13 :  10:00am  :  Church School

Wednesday, Nov 16  :  6:15pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation

Saturday, Nov 19  :  Christmas Fair

Saturday, Dec 10   :   7:00-9:00pm  :   Youth Christmas Movie Night

Saturday, Dec 24  :  4:00pm  :  Christmas Pageant & Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, Jan 21  :  9:00am  :  Communion Enrichment Program (grades 2-5)

Sunday, Jan 22  :  10:00am  :  Communion Enrichment Sunday

Sunday, May 21 : 10:00am  :  Church School's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Coat 

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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