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On Stewardship

Come with us

We are stewards By Peggy Palmiter I told Annie Strahan, our Stewardship Committee Chair, that I was interested in participating on the committee because, to me, it sounded like fun. I work for a nonprofit organization and our ongoing challenge is to get the word out...

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An Invitation to Join

An Invitation to Join Alix Janke I’m a joiner, really. It’s what I do. I join. I participate. And it’s not difficult to understand why. I come from a proud line of joiners; the oft-told story is that my parents, in the years since their retirement, have...

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Making a Difference Through Stewardship

Making a Difference through Stewardship By Robert McCullar The opportunity to make a difference is such a core piece of what Epiphany offers and inspires. Whether you give your time by serving on a committee or teaching Sunday School, your abilities by...

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What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

I guess my article title kind of gives away my age. I had been married for a few years and visited my in‐laws in another state on a regular basis. It’s been a while, but we generally went to church with them whenever we were there. I enjoyed the Episcopal service,...

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Gratitude for Family

Clare Schexnyder Vestry Member Why do I give to Epiphany every month? Because I know everything I pledge will go toward the incredible programs the church offers and the day-to-day functions that support so many people in our community. The church has been a true...

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Multiple Invitations

Annie Strahan As a long time member of this parish I’ve been supported by this community in a multitude of ways. The spiritual guidance and education by clergy and other parishioners have both grounded and elevated my being. Although it’s changed...

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One Foot Across the Threshold

I am writing this letter for those of you with your foot halfway inside the threshold of the parish door and halfway out.  I get it.  I still feel that way oftentimes even though I am now the Sr. Warden.  While I have been attending Church of the Epiphany for over a...

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Why I Pledge

By Holly Slater A couple of months ago I went to my second vestry retreat. It was a great weekend filled with hard work, socializing with old and new friends, spiritual growth, and, of course, lots of talk and planning around the budget and stewardship. Now, I am a...

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Give and You Shall Receive

By Bonnie Kissler During my first vestry retreat, I was asked why I said yes. I said yes because I felt so honored someone wanted me to be on the vestry! I only had a vague idea what I would be doing. Now that I am in my third and final year, I have gained a better...

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