Week of July 27
Babies: Our Guild of the Christ Child bulletin board barely has any booties on it. Have you had a baby within the past year? We’d love to post your newest family member. Send your child’s full name, date of birth and a favorite picture for posting so we can populate our board again.
A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist. The Bible Study at 1 p.m. will not take place during the month of July. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector will resume on August 26.
Podcasts: Did you know our sermon's are available as Podcasts, and for Sharon, also as PDFs? Just go to this link to find recent sermons.
This Sunday - August 2
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.
Summer Breakfast is offered between services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. if we have a host. Groups or individuals can sign up for a Sunday on the doors leading to Jones Hall.
8/2 & 8/9—The Earth Guild is sponsoring a small electronics event between services on the Sundays. If you can't bring your recyclables on either of those Sundays, take them to the Byrd House carport until end of day on August 10. No large appliances, please! Also, the recycling center requires a $10 fee for TVs and monitors.
Epiphany Summer Choir: Our Epiphany Choir is taking a well-deserved break from regular rehearsals this summer, but we will still have choral music on Sunday mornings. Here is your chance for singing with no mid-week commitment! Come to the music suite on Sunday mornings at 10:30 and learn the music for that Sunday’s service. We will not process or vest and you may decide to sit in the congregation until the Peace, sing the anthem, and then return to your seat. All adults and high school youth are welcome. Summer Choir begins next Sunday June 7.
Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and young children. Parents who regularly use the nursery are asked to volunteer once a quarter. Contact the parish office to get on the rotation.
Children’s Activity Bag: 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!) Be sure to return the bags to the nook at the end of worship.
Children’s Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. We gather at the steps for the Gospel procession (parents are welcome to come up too) and process to chapel. After prayers, and children’s sermon, we rejoin our families at the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Food for DEAM: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of hearty soups, small pkgs. corn muffin mix, jelly, cereal, 1 qt. pkgs. dry milk, and toilet paper.
8/5—Holy Comforter Dinner: It’s Epiphany’s turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese, about 60% of whose congregation lives with mental illness. We need people to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and also to provide cupcakes. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aaeaa2c7-holy1 or on the sign-up sheet posted in the Crossing Hall on Sundays. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.
8/6—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 firstname.lastname@example.org/678.900.7930.
8/9—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.
8/10—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.
8/11—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.
8/15—Alabama Pilgrimage: This year the Episcopal Church commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Jonathan Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian who died August 20, 1965, in Hayneville, Alabama, during the struggle for voting rights. The three buses chartered by the Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission for Dismantling Racism are full. People are encouraged to consider making the drive themselves to Hayneville, or set up carpools of their own. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Maclachlan at 404.524.2705 or Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.
8/20-21—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.
8/22—Epiphany Choir “Treat”: The Epiphany Choir will hold its second annual in-house retreat (Treat) on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. We’ll rehearse music, renew friendships, meet new members, and get a head start on the upcoming choir year. Lunch is provided. Contact: Organist and Choirmaster Julie Ryder.
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.
8/26—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.
8/26—Confirmation classes to be offered this Fall: 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, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. and will meet weekly until 8 p.m. through December 9. Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers
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).
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.
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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.