This Week at Epiphany - March 23
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 3/25: Fresh fruit of the Season,
Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette,
Asian Soup with Bok Choi and Mushrooms,
Coconut Chicken Curry,
Stir Fry Asian Vegetables
This Sunday - March 29
This Sunday will be the last Sunday to donate for the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Moms and Newborns project, which has been co-sponsored by Epiphany’s Christian Education Program and Outreach Committee. Every $35 donated provides the basic medicine and nutrition mothers and newborns need for survival. To date we have received an amazing $1369, denoted by 39 baby silhouettes on our ERD wall. If you would still like to donate, checks should be made out to Epiphany with ERD on the memo line; checks and cash may be put into the ERD envelopes in the vestibule and then into the collection plates or into Kim Finnegan’s cubbie. Thank you for helping people impacted by poverty worldwide!
Palm Sunday Sunday School hour: Please note that everyone is invited to Jones Hall to greet our new priest Sharon Hiers during the Sunday School hour. Children will gather in the Godly Play 3 room to begin their special Holy Week event during Sunday School with Mike McAuliffe and Cristin Davis.
We will pray the Stations of the Cross beginning at Holy Trinity Parish at 4 p.m. through Decatur back to Epiphany.
Batteries & Corks LAST CALL: The Epiphany Earth Guild is collecting and recycling your batteries throughout the season of Lent. Help us keep your household batteries (AA, AAA, cell phone, etc.) and corks (no synthetics please) out of the landfill by depositing them in the container in the Gallery.
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, email@example.com). Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6.
Easter Flowers & Music
To make a monetary contribution for lilies, decorations, or Easter Music, please complete this form and place it in the offering plate or return it to the parish office with your check made payable to Church of the Epiphany. Please note Easter Flowers or Music in the memo field. This form with check attached must be returned to the parish office no later than Monday, March 30, for the donation to be listed in the Easter bulletins.
Did you know you an give the altar flowers for any Sunday? The 2015 calendar for regular Sundays can be found online here. The color and selection of flowers is based on the appropriateness of the liturgical season. More than one person or family may sign up for the altar flowers during the same week.
The Flower Guild invites members of the parish to help with Easter Decorations and to make the Easter season for all a wonderful experience! There are multiple opportunities before and after Easter for you to be involved with the joy of the season through our flower ministry. We have created a plan and divided it into manageable tasks. Please sign up online for one or more of the designated times.
Holy Week & Easter
Holy Week Services will take place every day. Monday 3/30 at 6 p.m., Tuesday 3/31 at 7 a.m. and Wednesday, 4/1 at 12:15 p.m. There are lessons and psalms to be read during the services throughout the week. Sign up for a role at this link.
Rite of Reconciliation: During Holy Week (3/30-4/3), our priests are available by appointment for those wishing to make formal confession along the Rite outlined in the BCP. Please contact either The Rev. Benno Pattison or The Rev. Sharon Hiers (after 3/23) by phone or email if you wish to schedule an appointment.
4/1—Tenebrae (Latin for shadows) is a contemplative service recalling the Passion of the Christ in music, verse and light. Join us for this service at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up to read a lesson using this link.
4/2—Maundy Thursday “Agape Supper,” begins at 6:15 p.m. with the liturgy immediately following. Sign-up sheets for tables are located outside the kitchen in Jones Hall. Fish will be served for $7/person or capped at $25/family. Tickets for fish are for sale on Sundays between services through March 29.
4/2—Wait With Me One Hour, a prayer vigil from Maundy Thursday night through Good Friday morning is an opportunity to remember Jesus’ last hours. Reserve your hour online using this link.
4/3—Good Friday services are at noon & 6:30 p.m. with Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Since 1922, the Episcopal Church has contributed the Good Friday Offering to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. If you would like to contribute, make a check payable to Epiphany noting “Good Friday” in the memo field.
4/4—Holy Saturday Family Workday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. includes helping Guilds prepare the Nave for Easter and making crafts for Easter. Sign up your child in the Crossing Hall for ways to help. Because of Spring break beginning this week-end, we especially ask that children sign-up for this event this year so we can plan appropriately.
4/4—Holy Saturday Meditation: The Lovingkindness Meditation Group will host a special meditation session on Holy Saturday from 4-6 p.m. in room 202. The session will combine selections from the Book of Common Prayer with meditations on death from Buddhist sources. All are welcome. Those new to meditation are encouraged to contact Shirley Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.644.4861 for more information.
Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin our Easter celebration. There will be incense at this services. Remember to bring bells to ring during the service and plan to stay afterwards for champagne and strawberries.
Remember to bring a flower to flower the cross on Easter Sunday!
Easter Breakfast begins Easter morning at 9:30 a.m. (Correction) Parishioners are invited to bring breakfast dishes to share. Sign up in the Crossing Hall.
Children of all ages are welcome to the Easter Egg Hunt, which starts immediately following the early service. All ages should go to Jones Hall to find out where they will be hunting for their eggs. Remember to BOYB (basket!). Please return the eggs to the courtyard where the children can get their Easter bags from friendly bunnies.
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