Welcome workshop—How can we better invite, welcome and connect with newcomers to our church? This important topic will be explored at a diocesan workshop on Wed. May 22, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at St. John the Evangelist in Thorold and we encourage Epiphany parishioners to attend. Contact 416-567-1827 to register. Cost is $25 per person.
Diocesan vision—Bishop Susan Bell has been sketching the outlines of a new vision for the Diocese of Niagara, and now she’d like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a town hall meeting on Wed. May 22 , 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Palermo to share your hopes, aspirations and dreams for renewal and mission in our parish and the diocese.
Extravaganza countdown—Less than a week to go, ladies and gentlemen! The Epiphany Extravaganza is Sat. May 25, from 9am - 2pm.
Please bring in all your items as soon as possible. If you would like to donate, or know of anyone would like to donate, a gift certificate, it would be much appreciated and these can be brought in and given to Alison in the office. Should you have queries please talk to Liz or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. We're looking forward to a fun and successful day!
Calling all bibliophiles — The next meeting of the Epiphany Classic Book Club is Sunday, May 26 at 1:00pm. Enjoy a discussion of The Floating Admiral by members of The Detection Club.
Anglican Journal - If you wish to keep receiving the Anglican Journal and the diocesan news in the mail, you must confirm your subscription, otherwise the June 2019 issue will be the final one you receive. To confirm your subscription, please email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number, and the ID# on your mailing label.
Weekly message from the Reverend Lou Hays
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." This Sunday's Gospel reminds me that the Church of the Epiphany is the most loving faith community with which I have ever been involved. Each week I observe the love with which parishioners greet each other, and each week I feel the love that you so generously share with me. But is this the love to which Jesus is referring? We will explore the question of what does Jesus mean when he commands us to love one another. See you in church!
A letter from the Bishop was read in church on April 28, announcing that the Reverend Ronda Ploughman has accepted the position of Rector at Church of the Epiphany. Ronda is a graduate of Trinity College, Toronto, and was ordained in 2005. She served as Priest In Charge at All Saints, Medicine Hat, and St. Ambrose, Redcliff, Alberta until 2011. In the Diocese of Niagara, she has ministered as Chaplain at the Mission to Seafarers - Southern Ontario, Associate Priest at Church of the Ascension, Priest In Charge at All Saints, Hamilton, and from time to time as Priest In Charge at St. Aidan's, Oakville and St. Paul's, Norval. In addition, she was Regional Dean of Hamilton-Haldimand for four years.
We look forward to giving Reverend Ronda a warm Epiphany welcome when she begins her duties here on June 16.