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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

Book Club (Regency)
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast
following the 7 a.m. Eucharist every Tuesday
7:30 a.m.

Committee Mtg. Night
2nd Mondays of the month
6:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church Women (JH/KT)
4th Sundays of the month
10:30 a.m.

Bible Study
following the 12:15 Eucharist every Wednesday
1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Bible Study (JH-A)
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Mental Health (BH)
1st & 3rd Thurdays
6:30 p.m.

Deliver & Serve Meal (Peachtree Pine Shelter)
3rd Friday of the month
5:00 p.m.

Daughters of the King (Room A)
4th Sunday of the month
10:00 a.m.


This Week

Register Now for the Parish Retreat - The Parish Retreat (10/23-25) will again be at The Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. To register, click here.

9/29—A Benefit for DEAM: 7 p.m. Decatur Library Auditorium. Newberry Medal winner Katherine Applegate will discuss her new book, Crenshaw. Told from the point of view of a young boy, Jackson, her novel depicts the struggles of a family wrestling with the prospect of homelessness – with the possibility of Jackson’s two parents, a little sister, and their dog being forced to survive in a minivan along with Jackson and his oversized imaginary cat, Crenshaw. This work appeals to young teens and to the forever young, affirming that family and friendship make for resilience and hope. Ms. Applegate has asked that her audience bring canned goods, etc. for the DEAM pantry. Please bring cans of food, cereal, pasta and rice, or toiletries – especially toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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. Bring your lunch and join us!

9/30—Godly Play Teacher Meeting at 7 p.m. We have a huge number of children registered for Godly Play this year (3 years old through 3rd grade). And now we need a few more loving and dedicated teachers to be with them on Sunday mornings. No experience is necessary. All you need is a love for kids and a willingness to grow in faith with them. Please consider joining us in this ministry to the children of Epiphany! Our teacher for the evening will be Mary Hunter Rouse, Canon for Education at the Cathedral of St. Philip, who runs a large Godly Play program and is on the Board of the Godly Play Foundation.  Contact Catherine Breed if you have questions or to RSVP.

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

The Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 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 9/30: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette and Peppercorn Ranch, Assorted Rolls, Barbecued Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Southern Succotash, Chef's Choice Dessert

10/1—Peer-to-Peer Support Group: A support group for people who have personal concerns or issues that might include questions about mental health. Also, for those who know or live with others who have these concerns. A safe place where honesty and vulnerability are respected. Not therapy; but, a chance to hear from others who’ve lived in similar circumstances. It meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., in the living room of the Byrd House. Contact: Ron Hall 404.299.1502.

Join the 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 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.

Fall Harvest Membership: Epiphany is a pickup location for Red Earth Organic Farms Food Coop. Register now for the Fall Membership (Sept. 30 - December 17). For $300 you will receive a weekly box valued at $25 for 12 weeks. Fall produce will include Kalte, Carrots, Salad Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Squash. Sign up at www.redearthorganicfarms.com.

Is your will out-of-date? When you update it, please remember Epiphany, and join the Magi Foundation. Sharon@epiphany.org for more information



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.

Name Tags Are Here! Simply knowing one another by name can strengthen our feeling of community with one another. So we have new name tags for you to wear while you are at church. Pick yours up from the name tag towers as you enter the Gallery and return it to the towers when you leave. The name tags have strong magnets, so if you have a medical condition like a pacemaker and can't wear a magnet, let us know and we'll make you a clip-on name tag.  Need a new name tag? Contact Beth Kelhoffer (at 404.354.6804) or sign up on the black library table by the glass doors.  

Adult Education at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum—Islam, Modernity and State: Guest presenter Tom Sorlie earned his Masters in Theology at age 50 and has become an authority on the tactical aspects of political Islam, consulting with government and academic professionals. He will speak with us about the ways that Islamic faith informs Middle eastern politics. Next week: Urban Hiking Trails of Atlanta with Sally Sears. JH Room A.

  • Parents Group: Overview of Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World by authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen, led by Lisa & Randy Stewart. Downstairs Room 001.
  • Basics of Buddhism: Four Noble Truths: It's Always Something.We all experience separation from what we want, contact with what we don’t want, and confusion about our experience. Facing these facts can be oddly freeing. This is the first of the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha's first public teaching. Next week: The Four Noble Truths: Seeing the Causes. Room 202.

10/4—Epiphany101: Wonder why Epiphany is like it is? And why we do what we do? And what this space is all about? Join us for four weeks of Epiphany 101! We will talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian, what makes Epiphany particular, how and why we worship like we do, and our service inside these walls and out. We begin on Sunday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in the choir loft. (You can attend any and/or all, but each class is independent. Join when you can!)

10/4—St. Francis Animal Blessing: All restrained critters are welcome at the 4:00 p.m. Eucharist this Sunday evening. This year it will take place in the Byrd House backyard. Note New Time.

Confirmation Classes Rescheduled: 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 September 20, October 18, November 15, 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!

Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and young children.

Children's Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. It is designed for children ages 3-6. Children follow the cross to chapel after the reading of the Gospel for an age-appropriate service that involves songs, prayers, and stories. They return to church during the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Parents are welcome to join.

Sunday School classes for children 3 years old through 5th grade meet upstairs from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Classes for children in junior high and high school meet next door in the Byrd House.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Craig Ford for September. 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 show.


Upcoming Events

10/5—The Epiphany Book Club meets 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. October 5: We Are the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates; November 2: The Warden by Anthony Trollope, January 4: River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh

10/8—The Annual Integrity Eucharist will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Bishop Keith Whitmore will preside, and the Rev. Kimberly Jackson, campus missioner at Absalom Jones Episcopal Center, will preach. All are welcome.

10/8—All Abilities: A Special Exhibition of Adult Program Portraits is the culmination of the Frazer Center's Portrait Project in partnership with Scott Lowden Photography. As you'll see in these 27 photographs, Frazer's adult participants are people-seeking jobs, volunteer opportunities, fun and fellowship-who just happen to have a disability. Join the Frazer Center on October 8 for this one-night-only gallery-style show from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Let's celebrate the benefits of true diversity together! Register at www.frazercenter.org/portraits.

10/11—Veteran’s Heart of GA invites service members, veterans, 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. on 2nd Sundays in Jones Hall. *RSVP/register at www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting.

10/12—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. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

10/13—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.

10/15—Peer-to-Peer Support Group: A support group for people who have personal concerns or issues that might include questions about mental health. Also, for those who know or live with others who have these concerns. A safe place where honesty and vulnerability are respected. Not therapy; but, a chance to hear from others who’ve lived in similar circumstances. It meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at the Byrd House. Contact: Ron Hall 404.299.1502.

10/15-16—Peachtree Pine Homeless Men’s Ministry: Please volunteer to help feed 500 men once a month. No experience necessary, just kind hearts and willing hands to give to those less fortunate. Contact: Bev Lorenzo, 404.825.3402.

October 26 - 31 are our next dates at Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for homeless women and children. Two church families work together to prepare and serve dinner (which need not be elaborate) each 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 in the Crossing Hall. Questions? Contact Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.

10/25—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. in Jones Hall, Room A. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us. 

10/25—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.

11/1—All Saints’ Sunday: The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be offered for adults, infants and children and will be administered at the morning services. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.

11/7—Welcome to Epiphany—A Night To Remember: Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. You are invited to a Banquet—Music and Remembrances. A time to commit ourselves anew to our Church Family. Our Mission—our work with each other and our work in the world. Who we are—Where we've been—Where we are going!  All you have to do is RSVP to Stephanie Everett.

Ongoing Battery & Cork Recycling: 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 large quantity of batteries or corks contact: Sandy Land (alexandra_land@yahoo.com) would be appreciated.]

Is your will out-of-date? When you update it, please remember Epiphany, and join the Magi Foundation. Sharon@epiphany.org for more information

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

Podcasts: Did you know our sermons are available as Podcasts, and for Sharon, also as PDFs? Just go to this link to find recent sermons.

AmazonSmile program: When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Church Of Epiphany. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-0838713 and support us every time you shop.

Announcement Deadlines: For the insert, notices must be in by 9 a.m. Thursdays. The deadline for Tuesday’s E-News is 4 p.m. Tuesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you are will to share with the public, please email the parish office.

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