October is Stewardship Month — There are so many ways to share your gifts with Epiphany, and to help us serve God, the parish and the community. Please watch for the new 2020 Stewardship packages coming this week and prayerfully reflect on the ways in which you can increase the time, talent, and treasure you share.
No scents please!—A gentle reminder that Epiphany is a fragrance-free environment. We have parishioners with severe reactions to scented products including perfumes, body sprays, lotions, powders, etc. Please help keep our church fragrance –free for the safety and enjoyment of all.
You're welcome on Wednesdays! - Need a mid-week spiritual boost? Wednesday morning Eucharist services are back. Join us weekly at 10am for an intimate service in the chancel, followed by coffee, cookies, and conversation.
Calling all knitters! - Thank you to those of you whose busy hands have already completed prayer shawls for this new ministry! If you’d like to knit a prayer shawl for someone in need of comfort, you can download the pattern here.
Coats, coats, coats!— The 8th Annual Community Coat Redistribution Day will run on October 19, 2019 and clean, used winter coats in good condition are being accepted now. Coats may be left with the church office or in the donation box in the Narthex.
Upcoming dates to remember—Please mark the following dates / events in your calendar:
-Sunday, October 6th - Order of Niagara induction at Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton
-Saturday, October 12th - Men's Group
-Sunday October 13th – Thank Offering Sunday / Thanksgiving Sunday
-Sunday October 20th - Blessing of the Animals
-Sunday, October 27th - Rev'd Ronda induction
-Saturday, November 9th - Clean up day
-Saturday November 16th – Hollyberry Fair
Men’s Group—The next meeting of Epiphany’s Men’s Group is Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8:00am. Don’t miss this month’s exciting guest speaker, Philip Gai of World Vision Canada.
Parish Council—The Parish Council is meeting on Monday, October 7 at 7:00pm. Members, please forward your reports and any requests for agenda items to the church office no later than Wednesday, Oct. 2.
All creatures great and small — Our Blessing of the Animals service will take place at 10:30am on Sunday, October 20. This will be an outdoor service with no communion. Please keep all pets on a leash or in an appropriate carrier. Everyone welcome!
Celebrate our new Rector—God has blessed us richly with our new Rector, Rev’d Ronda. Please join us for her induction service on Sunday, October 27 at 4:00pm.
October Outreach—Each month our Outreach Committee is focusing its efforts on a specific area. This month they are asking for donations of personal care items such as travel-sized shampoos and body washes, deodorants, dental care items, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers and adult incontinence products. Your donations will be provided to local food banks and to those who come to Epiphany’s doors in need.
Hollyberry Fair—Keep November 16th available for the Hollyberry Fair! There will be crafts, Heavenly Handbags, the deli table, bake table, book stall, silent auction, gift baskets, jewellery stall, Christmas decor and vendors, as well as bacon on a bun and of course, the lunch/tea room. There will be so much to enjoy, and we will need the help of all parishioners to make this Hollyberry Fair an exciting event! Please watch this space for more information in the following weeks