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Now that you are here, you can find out all about this Parish that has been around for over 100 years, welcoming, working for social justice, praying, having fun, and proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ that all have a place at our table. 

But, more importantly we want to see you here, on Sunday breaking bread with us, or Wednesday nights for choir, parish supper, or bible study. We want to invite you to help us feed the hungry at Peachtree and Pine (Task Force for the Homeless Shelter), or at Hagar’s House (a women and children’s shelter in Decatur). We want your children to learn the stories of our faith and tradition through Godly Play, we want to invite you to a quiet moment of meditation on your faith journey.

We are a place that welcomes people, all people. We welcome ideas about how we know and live God’s love in this world. We welcome the energy and passion to make those ideas a part of our common life here at Epiphany and in the larger church and the world.

Browse our site, get a notion here about what we are about then, come find out, in person, we will be glad to see you.


The Rev. Benno Pattison, Rector

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The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is an inclusive community called to seek and follow Jesus Christ. We welcome all people in the Eucharistic Fellowship of Christ's Body. We receive strength and encouragement at the common table to carry out Christ's work of reconciliation in our broken world. Nourished by worship and witness, learning and teaching, fellowship and service, we strive to live out the Gospel's radical values with gladness of heart.


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This Week at Epiphany - January 26

1/27—Refugee Resettlement: If you are interested in helping to resettle a new refugee family in the coming months please join us for a meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 201. Contact: Bev Lorenzo 404-825-3402.

Bible Study is offered twice on Wednesdays. First at 1 p.m. following the mid-day service, led by The Rev. Barbara Ryder and again at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings, led by The Rev. Benno Pattison.

Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Menu for 1/28: Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Assorted Rolls, Scarlet Chicken Over Penne Pasta with White Sauce, Bouquetiere of Vegetables, Italian Green Beans with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Crumbled Feta, Dessert Display of Cookies and Confections

Chaperone Help at Hagar's House: Sybil Corbin, Manager of Hagar's House, is asking for volunteers to open the shelter on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 3 pm and then stay as chaperones until 6 pm when regular staff arrives. If you can help either of these Sundays, which will let the mothers and children come in off the street earlier on these days, please contact Mary Ann Schneider at or 404.377.9134. Thank you!

Join the Epiphany Choir: The Epiphany Choir, an all-volunteer choir, provides musical leadership for the weekly 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist and major Feast Days. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:00 p.m., and membership is open to adults and high school youth. On Sunday mornings, choristers typically sing for only one liturgy. Contact: Organist and Choirmaster Julie Ryder (music@epiphany.org).

Pastoral Needs: Epiphanite Arlen Grey, now a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living, needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis to participate in the Choir. If you can help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.


This Sunday - February 1

Food for DEAM: January is Epiphany’s month to help stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry. We've exceeded our goal of 200 cans of meat products, but we still need 100 boxes of Cereal. This Sunday is the last day we collect, so please consider bringing a box with you to church this Sunday.

Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and young children. Parents who regularly use the nursery are asked to volunteer once a quarter. Contact the parish office (404.373.8338, parishadmin@epiphany.org) to get on the rotation.

Children’s Bulletin: A bulletin designed for children is available in the Narthex along with crayons. We ask that crayons in good condition be returned to be used again.

Children’s Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. We gather at the steps for the Gospel procession (parents are welcome to come up too) and process to chapel. After prayers, and children’s sermon, we rejoin our families at the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Adult Education at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum: The rector will lead a discussion on Anglicanism. Join us in Jones Hall, Room C.
  • Members of the Vestry and finance committee will host a Q&A session on the 2015 Budget in the nave.
  • The Epiphany Parents Group meets in the downstairs classroom, Room 001.
  • Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.

End of Year Statements: 2014 Statements for households with recorded emails were sent on Tuesday, January 20 from bookkeeper@epiphany.org. Hard copies for households without email are in the Gallery for pick up. You can always access your financial information through the online directory. The link is on our homepage at epiphany.org.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is out. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. The booklets are located in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.

The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. The Flower & Altar Guilds rely on these gifts to fund their ministries. Gifts can be made online by clicking here, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338, parishadmin@epiphany.org). Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6.


Upcoming Events

Endowment Fund Grant Application forms are available online by clicking here and in the gallery. Grants may be for Capital Improvements, debt reduction, or the building program of the parish; scholarships or grants to members; or Community Outreach Projects. Application Deadline is Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

2/2—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595.

  • February: Home: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (sequel to Gilead, in case you read that one) (Orange Prize for Fiction)
  • March: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan (National Book Award for Nonfiction)
  • April: Long Man by Amy Greene (This book comes out in paperback March 3rd. I'm told the library has several copies in hardback.)
  • May: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler (Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize)
  • June: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) 

2/8—Veteran’s Heart GA invites active duty service members, Veterans of all wars, their family members, and healing professionals to speak with and listen to each other, create understanding, and collectively address the effects of war that touch all of us. The meeting is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every 2nd Sunday in Jones Hall Room C. *RSVP/register at www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a reminder every month.

2/9—Meeting Night: Committees are asked to meet on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6—7:30 p.m. We gather in Jones Hall, sign up for a room, pray together and then go our ways. Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

2/10—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The program starts at 11 a.m. with potluck lunch to follow.

2/17—Shrove Tuesday-Join us Tuesday to Burn Palms, Dance and listen to live music while you eat our now famous amalgamation of Pancakes and Sausage (cooked for you), and Potluck Cajun (you bring it). Festivities begin at 5:30 in Jones Hall. Children are invited to paint and decorate the Alleluia banner to be buried that night. There will be a King Cake treasure hunt and the winner of the hunt will lead the Banner procession. The Burning of the Palms Liturgy will be at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard. As for the pancakes, eat all you want for $3 per person with a maximum of $12 per family.

2/18—The Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist will be at 12 & 6:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross-a symbolic meditative journey from the time Christ was condemned to his burial-will be at 11:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. We are serving dinner on Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., so be sure to make a reservation!


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