“Well done, thy good and faithful servant”
Our small staff is dedicated to work alongside the many volunteers in our congregation to ensure all of our day-to-day activities run smoothly.
While we were awaiting the arrival of our newly called Pastor Martha Sipe, we were blessed to have clergy from both our Episcopalian and Lutheran partners fill in on Sundays to support our weekly service as well as the service from Reverend Barbara Thrall. Our thanks to Deacon Pat O’Connell for several weeks, to Rev. Canon Dr. Rich Simpson, Pastor Steve Wilco, Associate to the NE Synod Bishop, Pastor Barbara Thrall for a couple of weeks, and Pastor Duncan Hunter, former pastor to Christ the King. Led by the Holy Spirit, we look forward to welcoming Pastor Martha Sipe and her spouse, Tricia. They will be joining us for our worship on August 22, 2021, at our 10:00 service.
Please join us in this new beginning, celebrating the eucharist together as Lutherans and Episcopalians, here at Christ the King – Epiphany church. Refreshments to the served.
Just a brief note to express my gratitude for the incredibly warm welcome you gave to Tricia and me the first weekend of June at both Saturday’s “meet and greet” and then again after Sunday’s service and election. It was a wonderful and affirming weekend, and I felt the Spirit moving powerfully among us.
I feel great excitement at the prospect of starting our ministry together (which happens officially on August 16th). My sense is that getting to know one another will be a joy, and that working together to discern what God is calling us to do will be rewarding. As well, I look forward to becoming familiar with the community and discovering all that I have heard that Western Massachusetts has to offer. Our blessings overflow, don’t they?
I asked one of you (I’m sorry – I don’t remember who!) what you call someone who lives in Massachusetts. The answer was: Just say “New Englanders.” Please continue to pray for me and my family as we prepare to start our life anew as New Englanders. And know that I am praying for you: that God continue to bless you and also to give grace to us as we embark on this new chapter in our journey of faith together.
Blessings and Peace –
Dawn joined Christ the King-Epiphany as our parish administrator in September 2019. She comes to us from the U.S. Postal Service where she retired from in 2018 after a thirty-five-year career. She lives in Sixteen Acres with her family. Dawn is usually in the church office Monday through Wednesday 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and will be available by phone and email during those hours. She is the one who greets you in the office and on the phone at 413-596-3045. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.