Epiphany Spire

Church of the Epiphany
Worshipping in Canada's most southern town since 1853

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NEWSLETTER 2017


HEADLINES!

GALLERY

Sign of OUR Times

Golf Tourney

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 Corey & Lyndi

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Mothers day

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See more pictures on Facebook


Back to Church Sunday is something we can do every week.

PLEASE NOTE: Vestry approved Renew We would like to thank our parishoners who have supported thus far. By creating a Renew Trust we hope to provide a form of sustainability for the parish with contributions from estates, wills, and planned giving, etc...information was presented at Vestry. Flyers are available for anyone who may consider contributing to the RENEW fund of the parish. Our fund will be invested to defer future parish music costs.

Save your stamps, for the Canadian Bible Society. There is a box at the back of the church for them and thank you.

CANON MORLEY, leads our Parish prayer group. Please contact him if you have a request. All souls are confidential and welcomed.

PARISH NURSE DEACON VICKY
, our Parish Nurse and Deacon. takes an active roll in parish worship and is the chaplain at Royal Oak Nursing Home.

DEACON JANE has now retired from the workforce and is doing some workshops in the parish. We thank her for work in the doll program, jail ministries and with support for those who are grieving.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Check our YOUTH page for more information. Also see many pictures on Epiphany's Facebook page

New E reports to those who email a request for them. Sunday's bible readings, a synopsis of the sermon and announcements are available in the mailing.

 

Point North flights will take our collected goods north. Keep them in your prayers for a safe trip. Barry, from Kingsville, has gone up on instruments ahead of the trip to take fresh vegetables then going with the group again on the coordinated flyin date.

  • Our first Sunday in July was a baptism for Saraa. The family brought items for coffee time following the service to share with everyone. A memorable day as the 10th Collins grandchild was baptised by Fr Bryan. 

  • Angels Baseball continues Monday nights

  • COFFEE TIME which follows the 10:30 service, will take its summer rest in July and August. Thank you to all who have helped with this important time of Christian Fellowship. Keep those great recipes for fall!

  • June 6 - A Blanket Exercise was held for the county, here at Epiphany. The dialogue from KAIROS was read as the 74 people in attendance moved about the blankets that reflected Turtle Island. This was the largest gathering to date in the Diocese with excellent participation.  

  • June 18th Parish Picnic with BBQ Pork & Chicken was held on the back parking lot following the 10:30 service, with 75 in attendance. There were some games for the children and our cloudy day made it very comfortable and relaxing. Thanks to our helpers and glad so many came out.

  • June 21 - Essex Deanery Golf Tournament in support of Youth Ministry saw Epiphany with 3 teams all in Orange shirts. The tournament featured a challenging whole requiring a 1 arm Tee-off, in memory of Colin Bradley. Colin golfed the tournament every year from it's intiation and in his last year did it entirely with a one arm swing.


RECENT Events

  • Pie folks are appealing for rhubarb again. If you have some you can spare for our freezer we'd love to have it. Fruit pies will begin again nearing the end of Sept.

  • Rummage Sale thanks you for helping them to raise $ 2214.82.

  • Mother's Day Epiphany offers corsages to all the ladies in church. Please join as a family with Christs' family and give thanks.

  • Sunday May 7th - Loonies for the Lord Sunday we enjoyed guest speaker Lillian Scorrar on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, a project of PWRDF. The church was lined with loonie donations from the altar to the back of the church and that combined with an Egg & Muffin Breakfast before each service helped us to collect $1,076.30 in donations. The money will be placed on the offering at the annual Diocesan Synod service the end of this month. Thank you everyone!

April 24th we set up an INSTAGRAM Account. Find us @epiphanykingsville

Operation Point North.

With ground transport to Pickle Lake and then by air to Kingfisher most of the parishes in Essex Deanery are coming together to fill these planes with groceries!  The items that Epiphany has supplied for this project are: Brown Sugar (1 kg); White Sugar (2 kg); and Mayonnaise totalling 674 pounds in all.  We had a guest speaker, Ruth, on Sun April 2nd to kick off this campaign.

Our Tom will be flying with this group who are expecting to go nearing the end of June. We hope he'll take lots of pictures for us.

CONFIRMATION for the 3 Pye teens was at St James' Roseland Sunday April 23rd. Please see facebook for pictures

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  • Essex Deanery ACW Annual Meeting was held at Epiphany April 8th.

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Tues Feb 28th our annual Pancake Supper & Sausage served 225 adults and many children. Everyone had a great time indulging in a long tradition. Thank you to both helpers and guests

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ACW 61st Anniversary Dinner

ACW 61st

The ladies celebrated their ministry with a dinner for all women of the parish. Deanery ACW President Gayle brought congratulations as Epiphany's Ethel M Blackwell ACW is now celebrating 61 years. There was one charter member present in Doreen. This group was formed before ACW's began and transferred into the movement as one of the 3 charter groups in the Diocese of Huron. Thank you ladies for your dedication.

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VESTRY

We had a record attendance at Vestry for 2017 and presented numbers that pleased everyone. For the first time we had as many baptisms as funerals, which is a great measurement for a retirement community like Kingsville. More food than any group could eat was served for a pot luck and Diana's 2 soups were sold to raise more funds for the Cathedral. Thank you to Art who steps down as People's Warden and welcome Brandy as the new Deputy People's warden. We are truly blessed with a caring community.

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Deanery Youth are collected to make 365 (one for each day in the year) birthday kits for the local foodbanks. We have sent 65 mixes et al.. to help with the kits. Thank you everyone.

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Ladies Pie making is now done until the fall. Thank you for your support of the successful and tasty ministry!

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Our Annual Complimentary Christmas Dinner
 was held at noon Christmas Day, in the parish hall. There were 95 guests and over 20 donated their time to the event.

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ODDS 'n ENDS

The Kingsville Legion joined us for church parade Nov 6th

ANNUAL ROAST BEEF DINNER was a terrific success thanks to our volunteers and hungry customers! We served a record number of takeouts (almost 80) this year and had a packed house who ate almost everything it sight. Thank you for your support of the choir music program and their outreach.
RENEW LETTER
If you have never heard of our
RENEW campaign before please take a minute to read the letter you should have gotten. To date we can thank so many for helping us to reach our goals and establish a perpetual fund for the parish.

SERVERS NEEDED for 10:30 worship. Any age welcome! Great to have Jim Allen join the group!Check our the
Youth page for all their recent events.