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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

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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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Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Epiphanite Jerry Kinnane for August. Please view his work in the Gallery. Remember, Epiphany receives 25% of sales. To make a purchase, sign up on the list in the Gallery, fill out an envelope and put it with your check in the box on the round table. No cash please. Be sure to note the title and number of the art piece. All paid for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.

 
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Week of August 24

A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist followed by Bible Study at 1 p.m. The group will continue their study of The Return Of The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.

8/26—The Wednesday Night Dinner will start up again. The dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. If you’d like to be on the standing reservation list, please contact the parish office. Menu for 8/26: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Creamy Ranch Dressing, Assorted Rolls, Herb Roasted Boneless Breast of Chicken, Garden Rice Pilaf, Bouquetiere of Vegetables in Light Jus, Dessert Display (Chef’s Choice)

8/26—Wednesday Supper and Blessing of the Backpacks: Students and teachers, please bring your backpacks for a prayer and blessing during our first Wednesday supper of the school year from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Be sure to register for dinner.

8/26—Confirmation Classes Sundays: Confirmation is open to any adult or youth seeking to know more about the Christian faith as the Episcopal church has received it. Classes will begin Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and will meet weekly until 8 p.m. through December 9. Change: Confirmation will take place on our feast day of The Epiphany, Wednesday January 6. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers.

 


This Sunday - August 30

The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. Gifts can be made online at this link, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338). Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6.

Adult Education at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum: The Rector will lead a discussion on Christianity in a Pluralistic World. JH Room A.
  • Parents Group: Beth Kelhoffer will discuss Cellular Exodus, by Rob Bell, which explores some of the issues with screens and cell phones in our lives. Room 001 (lower level).
  • In the Buddhist Insights class: Twenty-six hundred years ago, a seeker in Nepal asked how to make an end of suffering. This session focuses on the Buddha's story, both as linear and sacred history. We will look at the Buddha's story as told in different traditions. Room 202.

New! *Ongoing* (no deadline) battery and cork recycling at Epiphany: Please drop off your batteries and natural corks (no synthetics) in the container next to the microwave in the kitchen.  [If you have a really, really large/ ? unmanageable quantity of batteries or corks and are able to email, a heads-up to our recycling czarina Sandy Land would be nice, so that we can keep our kitchen uncluttered.]

Confirmation Classes UPDATE: We have found that Wednesday nights are not possible for most folks looking to be confirmed. Therefore we have rescheduled confirmation classes for Sunday afternoons, 1-4 p.m., in the Byrd house, through the Fall. The dates are Sept 20, October 18, November 8, and December 6. There will NOT be classes on Wednesday evenings. Contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers if you would like to join our classes!

8/30—Cookout at the Breed's: Children and families are invited to our home to get to know us and share fellowship with one another! We will have hamburgers and veggie burgers. Please bring a side, drink, or dessert to share. Please email Catherine Breed at to RSVP and for directions. Join us from 4 - 6 p.m.

 


Upcoming Events

Join the Choir: The Epiphany Choir, an all-volunteer choir, provides musical leadership for the weekly 8:45 and 11:15 am Holy Eucharist and major Feast Days. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9 p.m. (beginning September 2), 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.

8/31—The Epiphany Book Club is in hiatus for the summer. We will start up again August 31 then resume meeting 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. August: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction).

9/3—Mental Health Support Group: A support group for people living with mental illness meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The group is a confidential, safe place for people to be honest about their condition and its impact in their lives. Contact: Wende Crow wendecrow@gmail.com/678.900.7930.

9/8—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.

9/21 Deadline: Epiphany/St.Bart's EFM group: Education for Ministry, or EFM, is a program designed to help you explore your faith in the context of a small group. The group meets weekly to discuss the Bible, theology, and church history; more importantly, there is discussion in which group members wrestle with applying faith to their daily lives. The EFM curriculum covers four years: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology; the commitment to the EFM group is only for one year at a time, September through May. Contact: Esther Harbert. Sign up by September 21.

9/27—Young Adults Lunch: If you consider yourself a young adult that falls between the ages of “a little out of college” and “not quite young family” please join the Epiphany Young(ish) Adult group for brunch on the last Sunday of each month. Gather in the courtyard following the second service, about 12:30 p.m., to carpool to our location.

10/23-25: Parish Retreat - Save the Date. Our annual Parish Retreat will again be at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Many more details to follow.

 


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