Food for DEAM: June is Epiphany’s month to help stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry. Our goal is to collect at least 125 each Cereal, Corn Muffin Mix, and Soup. As of Monday, June 27 we have collected 93 boxes of cereal, 87 cans of soup 80 boxes of Corn Muffin Mix.
Now Showing: Epiphany's Art Ministry welcomes Penn Sherwood for the month of June. Please view her work in the Gallery. Epiphany receives 25% of sales. All paid-for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.
Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and children under 4 years old.
Children’s Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. Children gather during the last verse of the Sequence Hymn and follow the cross to chapel after the Gospel. They return at the Peace. Parents are welcome to join.
Sunday School classes will start up again on Sunday. August, 21.
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or special occasion. Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6. Click the RSVP button on the home page or contact the parish office (404.373.8338) to sign up.
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 Sundays. 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 this Sunday.
Summer Breakfast is not offered today as no one signed up to sponsor it. If you or your parish group would like to sponsor the breakfast, sign up on the doors to Jones Hall.
Weekday Worship & Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Eucharist is celebrated at 7 a.m. A group of men gathers for breakfast and discussion afterwards and typically are on their way to work by 8 a.m.
A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist. Bible study afterwards is on hiatus until the fall.
The Wednesday Evening Bible Study will resume in the fall.
Thursday Shared Silence (7 a.m.) is a drop-in time for anyone who wants to sit with others in prayer, meditation, or self-reflection. The time is unprogrammed; come as you are and join a relaxed, open atmosphere.
NOTICE: The Parish office will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Final Affairs Fair Recruitment Call: On September 24, Epiphany will host her first Final Affairs Fair. This event will invite members to make plans for our “later years” including discussion around planning for retirement, the importance of wills and some resources, legacy planning, and living arrangements. Your clergy and Julie will be on hand to discuss planning one’s funeral, including selecting hymns and prayers. Do you have a particular passion or expertise in one of these fields, or something that may contribute to the discussion? Please contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers to be on a planning team for this event.
Host Summer Breakfast! Looking for a great way to celebrate and promote your group within the church and educate the parish about the awesome work you’re doing? Host Summer Breakfast! Sign up on the doors to Jones Hall.
Baptismal Banners: Would you like to help make the wonderful banners that our baptismal candidates receive? We are looking for 3-4 individuals willing to cut out letters and pieces and assemble them. A workshop will be held with our current volunteers who are ready to pass the, um, banner. Contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers
“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” We hear that often at the end of a service, but what does it mean for each of us individually? Education for Ministry (EFM), is a program designed to answer that question. Participants commit to weekly meetings, September through June, and to study in between meetings. Please contact Esther Harbert, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. A handout with further details is available in the narthex.
Summer Bible Study will take on the wily subject of Jesus and Politics on three summer evenings at 6:30 p.m.—all are welcome BYOB and Potluck. We will look at the biblical narrative, the tradition and our current political climate to see if we can come up with some thoughts on what Jesus might have done or said politically and what that might mean for us today. Come join us July 6, 13, and 20.
Summer Camps at Epiphany: Join Imagine That & Future Tech for fun and educational Art, Science, Technology and Robotics Summer Camps for ages 3-14. Course fliers are on the table 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 campmikell.com.
7/5—Peer-to-Peer Support Group is for people who have personal concerns or issues that might include questions about mental health. It meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. (001) Contact: Ron Hall at 404.299.1502.
7/10—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.
7/11—Meeting Night: Committees meet on 2nd Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. We gather in Jones Hall, pray together and then go our ways. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.
7/12—The Episcopal Church Women continue to meet during the summer 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 will be on hiatus until September.
7/14-15—Cook Peachtree Pine: Epiphany is now offering childcare both days: Thursday 1-5 prep; Friday 2-5 cook; 5-7 serve; 7-9 cleanup. RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to pitch in. Sign up for childcare at epiphany.org.
7/24—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.
7/31—Young Adults Lunch: 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 to carpool to our destination.
Epipha-nights: Join us for a casual night of fun 4 Friday nights this summer. Bring a appetizer, beverage or dessert to share and $5/person if you want pizza.
Dinner at 7:00 ish; Fun starts at 7:45 ish. Click here to RSVP.
July 29 - Outdoor Movie
Aug 26 - Back to School Party
Our next dates for Hagar’s House are July 31 - August 4: This ministry for homeless mothers and children offers a chance for hands-on assistance and connection with residents. Volunteers prepare a meal at home, serve it at the shelter, visit with guests, and clean up. This usually takes two hours, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meals are typically for 25-30 people, and need not be elaborate. Sign up online at epiphany.org or in the Crossing Hall.
The Jumble Sale will take place in August this year. The Preview Party will take place on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m., the sale is open to the public on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. We will begin accepting items for the sale on Sunday, July 24.
8/7—The sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered for adults, infants and children and will be administered during the morning services on Sunday, August 7. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.383.8338.
8/29—The Epiphany Book Group will next meet on the last Monday in August, so as not to conflict with Labor Day. The book for that meeting is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the Berlin Olympics. October will return us to our regular first Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. Contact: Dennis Edmiston 678.613.7401.
Children’s News: Sign up to receive the e-newsletter for Epiphany Children’s Ministries contact Catherine Breed.
Log in to the Online Directory to access your personal and financial information, including pledge status. First time users will have to register. The link is on the homepage. Questions about your financial information? Contact our bookkeeper, Robert Pitman.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is out. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. You’ll find them in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.
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.
Submission Deadlines: Insert notices – 40 words or less – are due 9 a.m. Thursdays. Weekly E-News items are due 4 p.m. Tuesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you want to share, email the parish office (404.373.8338).