This Week - April 20
There will be a FREE community training held at Epiphany on Tuesday, April 21, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Prior registration is not required. Join us to learn about the epidemic of child sex trafficking in Georgia and what you can do to make an impact!
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.
4/22—Holy Comforter Dinner: It’s Epiphany’s turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese, about 60% of the congregation lives with mental illness. We need people to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and also to provide cupcakes. Sign up on the People & Posts page of epiphany.org. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.
Wednesday Night 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. Menu for 4/22: Fresh Fruit of the Season with Mint Chiffonade,
Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing,
Chicken Stroganoff Over Egg Noodles,
Deconstructed Southern Succotash with Vegetable Broth,
Dessert Platter of Cookies, Tarts, and Confections
Quarterly Statements for households with recorded emails were sent on April 13. Hard copies for households without email are in the narthex for pick up. You can always access your financial information through the online directory. The link is on our homepage at epiphany.org.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Lorraine Kimsey for April. Please view her 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.
DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of cereal, jelly, 1 lb. pkgs. dry beans, mac & cheese, 1 qt. pkgs. dry milk, hearty soups, and toilet paper.
Pastoral Needs: Epiphanite Arlen Gray, now a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living, needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis to participate in the Choir. If you can help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.
Announcement Deadlines: For the insert, notices must be in by 9 a.m. Thursdays. The deadline for Monday’s E-News is 4 p.m. Mondays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you are will to share with the public, please email the parish office.
This Sunday - April 26
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.
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.
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.
4/26—UTO Ingathering: If you filled a United Thank Offering box during Lent, be sure to bring it back on Sunday. Boxes, envelopes and informational brochures are available in the Gallery.
4/26—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. The DOK take a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order; it requires a spiritual discipline of daily Prayer, Service and Evangelism.
4/26—Attention Acolytes: There will be a training session at 10 a.m. The training is open to anyone who wishes to become part of this rewarding ministry. All those in 3rd grade or above (including adults!) are eligible. Contact: Linda Ryder-Wolf/908.403.9847.
April 27 - May 2 are our next dates at Hagar’s House, a shelter for homeless women and children. Two families work together to prepare and serve a simple meal each evening for 25-30 guests at the shelter. Sign up at this link.
4/27—Epiphanites are invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center clinic at 4 p.m. Good Samaritan is located at 175 Samaritan Drive, Jasper, GA 30143. A carpool will leave from Epiphany at 2 p.m. Contact Tom Bell, 404.549.3363.
4/30—The Epiphany Women's Group, unofficially named Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work), will gather for fun and fellowship at The Imperial, on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. All women at Epiphany are invited! Please rsvp to Sara Dangel. The Imperial is located at 726 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.
Graduation Approaches: If you or a member of your family are graduating from high school, vocational school or college (undergraduate or graduate), we would love to know! Epiphany recognizes these great life accomplishments and transitions with a blessing at the parish picnic. To be included, please contact the parish office.
5/4—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595.
- May: Long Man by Amy Greene (This book comes out in paperback March 3rd. I'm told the library has several copies in hardback.)
- June: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler (Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize)
- September: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
5/6—Choir Appreciation Dinner @ 6 p.m.: As the program year draws to a close, take time to thank all those who participate in the Epiphany Music program by coming to a dinner in their honor. All members of our choirs and ensembles will be honored during this parish-wide event; sign up by calling or emailing the church office. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under.
5/7—Mental Health Support Group: A support group for people living with mental illness meets the 1st & 3rd 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. Contact: Wende Crow, 678.900.7930.
5/10—Mother's Day will also be Youth Sunday and the youth will be providing breakfast between services. Please come enjoy a light meal and share in community to celebrate the youth and the mothers of Epiphany.
5/10—Veteran’s Heart of GA invites active duty 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.
5/11—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.
5/12—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.
5/14-15—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.
5/17—The Parish Picnic begins with worship at 10:30 a.m. in the backyard of the Byrd House. Tickets for the grill will be on sale soon. Sign up to bring sides in the Crossing Hall. Note: There will be just one service at 10:30 a.m. that day, so join us outdoors.
5/24—The sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered for adults, infants and children. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.
6/5-6—The Jumble Sale is Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Preview Party, for parishioners and their guests only, will be Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. ($5 per person). This year includes a Silent Auction on Friday Night. We are not accepting donations until Sunday, May 24.
6/8-12—Music & Drama (MAD) Camp: With a performance on Sunday, June 14. Registration forms can be found online or in the Gallery.
6/22-26—Vacation Bible School: A fun-filled week in late June with Chapel time and theme-based program of art, games and music. Registration forms can be found online or in the Gallery.
Join Imagine That & Future Tech this summer for fun and educational Art, Science, Technology and Robotics Summer Camps for ages 3-14. Camps will be held at Epiphany. Course fliers are in the Gallery. For more information, call Imagine That at 770.455.1980 or visit www.ImagineThatFun.com.
Summer Camps at Mikell: Registration is under way at Mikell Camp and Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. The camp schedule and registration information is available online at right here.