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Welcome to Epiphany on the Web!

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.

Peace,

The Rev. Benno Pattison, Rector

Our Mission

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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Chili Supper January 6

This Week at Epiphany - December 22

Help with Christmas Decorations: There are multiple opportunities before, during and after Christmas for you to be involved with the joy of the Christmas season through our flower ministry. Please visit the signup link on the People & Posts page of our website to sign up for a task!

Staff Christmas: Parishioners are invited to express their gratitude to the clergy and lay staff by making an offering designated as "Staff Christmas."

The office closes at noon on Tuesday, December 23 and will reopen on Monday, January 5.

NOTICE:

  • The Mid-day Eucharist will not take place on December 24 or December 31.
  • Wednesday Night Supper & Bible Study will not take place on December 24 or December 31.

Using our resources to fulfill the mission of the Church: We are now accepting your prayerful pledge for the 2015 budget year. We appreciate you turning your pledgeso that we can complete the budget for 2015. Click here for a pledge card.



Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Christmas Lessons & Carols

Christmas Eve at Epiphany:

At 3 p.m. we will have a family celebration, Children’s choirs will sing, the homily will be preached from the steps with kids all around, and we will put chairs everywhere that makes sense to make room.

At 5:30 p.m. the Hildegard Ensemble & the Epiphany Ringers will help us make our music, the homily will be in the aisle standing up, and we will light candles at the end and sing our silent night.

At 11 p.m. we will sing it all, swing the incense and have the Epiphany Choir and Strings as we celebrate God with us. An extended prelude begins

at 10:30 p.m. and will feature the Epiphany Choir, Organ and Strings as well as congregational carols. Childcare is available for the latter two services. Parking at St. Elias is an option for the first two services.

12/25—Christmas Day service will take place at 10:30 a.m.

12/28—Christmas Lessons & Carols: Please note that this service will take place at 10:30 a.m. and is the only service on Sunday.

 


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NOTICE:

  • The Mid-day Eucharist will not take place on December 24 or December 31.
  • Wednesday Night Supper & Bible Study will not take place on December 24 or December 31.

Year End Gifts: Gifts need to be received at the church or postmarked by December 31 to be recorded for 2014.

Food for DEAM: January is Epiphany’s month to help stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry. Our goal is to collect 200 boxes of cereal and 200 cans of meat products. Watch for our progress on the tally sheet posted near the DEAM basket.

1/2-8 are our next dates at Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for homeless women and children. We need your help! Two church families work together to prepare and serve dinner (which need not be elaborate) one evening for 25-30 guests at the shelter. This is a great opportunity to seek and serve Christ in some new faces! Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/hagars or on the sign-up sheet posted in the Crossing Hall on Sundays. Questions? Contact Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.

1/4—Crown Making: All are invited to participate in the traditional crown-making craft on Sunday, January 4. The crowns are for all those who attend the Epiphany Pageant on January 6 to wear.

1/5—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. January: Mink River by Brian Doyle.

1/6—Epiphany Pageant: Our Feast Day is Tuesday, January 6. Save the date for the Pageant at 6 p.m. with the Chili Dinner to follow. The sign up link for parts is on the homepage. Bring a box of cereal or canned meat for the Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) Basket as your Epiphany offering.

1/10—Sight in the Sandstorm Book Release and Signing: Please join us in Jones Hall on Saturday from 4 – 6 p.m. for the book release celebration of Sight in the Sandstorm: Jesus in His World and Mine. Author Ann Temkin will give a reading, followed by a Q & A and book signing. A reception for the author will begin at 4 pm and she will speak at 4:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to Regina Kay. For more information about Ann Temkin or to purchase a copy of the book, please visit www.anntemkin.com.

1/11—Annual Parish Meeting: Please join us in the church at 10 a.m. for our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 11. We will hear reports from the vestry members and heads of parish organizations, as well as the Rector; elect new vestry members and thank the retiring; and receive the 2014 Financial Report and 2015 Annual Budget. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

 
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