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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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This Week at Epiphany - March 2

Refugee Resettlement: Our refugee family will soon be here, but there are still many items on Sign-up Genius that have not been donated. The signup can be reached by clicking here. All donations need to be in Church by March 8. For help with large items please contact Bev Lorenzo at 404.825.3402.

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 3/4: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Beef Enchiladas with Traditional Red Sauce, Mexican Rice with Black Beans, Bouquetiere of Vegetables.

3/5—Mental Health Support Group: A support group for people living with mental illness meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. The group is a confidential, safe place for people to be honest about their condition and its impact in their lives. Members gather to discuss recovery, spirituality, trials, and triumphs. If you are interested in learning more about the group, or would like to join the group, please contact Wende Crow at 678.900.7930.

 


This Sunday - March 8

3/8—Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8. Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour before you retire on Saturday, March 7.

For the next two Sundays (March 8 and 15), the Earth Guild will collect electronic devices for recycling.  Please bring devices to the paved parking lot between morning services, and we will store them and take them to the City of Decatur Recycling Event on March 21. (Note that the City of Decatur will not accept large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, or vacuum cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and gas-powered equipment.)  Also, if you have a television to recycle, the City of Decatur will impose a $10.00 recycling fee, which you can give to one of the Earth Guild members accepting the electronics.

Acceptable items for recycling are: microwave ovens, copiers, printers,scanners, projectors, CB radios, video machines, VCR's, phones, cell phones, cameras, stereos,record players, speakers, CD players, portable radios, typewriters, computers, computer monitors, CPU's, laptops, disk drives, mice, keyboards, circuit boards, CD ROM's, modems, floppy drives,  cables circuit boards, UPS/Battery backup, electrical panels, test and networking equipment

Children’s Activity Bag: Your children are invited to take with them into church one of the colorful bags by the glass narthex doors. Inside are pipe cleaners, a children’s bulletin about the day’s scripture, and crayons. (Parents: please read the back page, that is for you.) Please be sure to return the bags to the nook at the end of worship.

Episcopal Relief and Development: During Lent, Epiphany’s Christian Education Program and Outreach Committee are co-hosting a campaign to raise money for Episcopal Relief and Development through the “Moms and Newborns” program in the ERD “Gifts For Life” catalogue. Gifts provide basic medicine and nutrition for mothers and newborns. For every $35 donated, we will put a silhouette of a baby on our ERD wall. 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 cubby.

Batteries & Corks: The Epiphany Earth Guild will be 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 crossing hall. 

 


Upcoming Events

Easter  Egg Hunt Preview: As we did last year, we will gather in Jones Hall to begin the hunt. But this year the eggs will be empty! Just like Jesus’ tomb – nothing there.  But when the children return with the eggs they have found and go to the Easter table, they will receive an Easter Goodie Bag filled with stickers, tattoos, toys, that remind them that Jesus Lives! And as they enjoy their “goodies” that Easter is the best day ever. So, we don’t need candy from parishioners this year, nor help stuffing eggs, but we  need cash to make these purchases.  Donations can be left in Ellen’s cubby or leave a check marked for the Easter Egg Hunt. Please note that with these  changes, all children will go home with some special goodies from the  parish, and we can continue to hide eggs as needed for any late comers.

3/9—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.

3/10—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.

3/13-14—Matthew Project Update: Building I is almost complete! Projected opening is March 17th. We are planning one final “mini-trip” to help with the move in: Mar 13/14 (Fri/Sat).  Come join us! If you wish to signup, go to http://doodle.com/v64s8ud23qkym2sz
Contact Tom Bell, 404.549.3363.

3/15—Hunger Walk: Epiphany will once again be supporting efforts to fight against local hunger. Members of the Youth and Outreach Committee will be collecting registrations between services, or you can register for the Epiphany Magi on-line right here. Registration fee is $25 (donation) to walk at the event or $35 to run. The walk/run begins at 2:00 p.m. For those who wish to ride down together, we will leave from Epiphany at 12:30 p.m. and meet at the ACFB and Meet Your Team Area. Please consider supporting us through prayer, participation, or sponsorship. Contact Tom Bell, 404.549.3363.

 
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