A Message from the Associate Rector 5/28
It was so wonderful last Sunday to have our 10:30 am Eucharist back in person! I will confess that I was incredibly nervous leading up to it, even more so when I realized that we would have almost 90 degree weather and no air conditioning in the church! (Update: the air conditioning has been serviced and is now working!) But once we began, I breathed a sigh of relief: everything felt RIGHT. Hot, but right.
For those of you who may have viewed the live stream, I wanted you to know we are aware of the sound issues that occurred. We are working to install additional microphones so that the organ, choir, and congregational singing will be better heard. This may take a few more weeks, so I ask you to please bear with us as we continue to make improvements. If you wish to view a live stream later on, you can do so by going to Epiphany’s YouTube page (and the link is at the very bottom of this email).
As we continue to get back into the swing of worshipping together, I do ask that you continue to register if you plan to attend 8:30 am or 10:30 am. You will find the registration link here: https://www.epiphanynyc.org/
Finally, I will miss you this Sunday, as I have a day off to be present to dear friends who are soon expecting their first child. Fr. Roy will also not be at church, as he is home and recovering well from an outpatient medical procedure earlier this week. Please give a warm welcome back to The Rt. Rev. Andrew St. John, a good friend of Epiphany, who will celebrate both the 8:30 am and 10:30 am Eucharists. Bishop Andrew has previously served as the Rector of Church of the Transfiguration and the Interim Rector of Holy Apostles Church here in Manhattan, and last fall he supplied for us and also taught a course on Church Music. And stepping in to preach will be my dear spouse, Chris Ashley. You may not know that Chris has an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD from Union Theological Seminary. His PhD was in Systematic Theology, so he is very much looking forward to preaching on Trinity Sunday!
I hope and pray you all have a safe and restful Memorial Day Weekend.