This Week at Epiphany - April 14
Holy Week Services will take place every day. Monday 4/14 at 6 p.m., Tuesday 4/15 at 7 a.m. and Wednesday, 4/16 at 12:15 p.m. There are lessons and psalms to be read during the services throughout the week. If you'd like to participate, sign up here.
Rite of Reconciliation: During Holy Week (4/14-18), our priests are available by appointment for those wishing to make formal confession along the Rite outlined in the BCP. Please contact either Benno or Ben if you wish to schedule an appointment.
4/14—The Epiphany Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030). Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. For April: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.
One Way Only: Reminder, the entrance driveway to Epiphany is one way. Please exit off the gravel lot.
Weekday Bible Study is offered at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays following the mid-day service.
Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. (NEW TIME!) During Lent, dessert is not offered, so the cost is $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Menu for 4/16: Asian Broth Soup, Bridge Salad, Red Curry Chicken with Coconut Milk, White Rice, Wok Cooked Vegetables, Fresh Fruit for Dessert
4/16—Tenebrae (Latin for shadows) is a contemplative service recalling the Passion of the Christ in music, verse and light. Join us for this service at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up to read a lesson right here.
Agape Supper Clean Up Crew Needed! We have a wonderful crowd of people expected at this week’s Agape Supper Service, now all we need are a few generous hands to help clean up after! So far, we have ONE volunteer. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help for 30-45 minutes after the dinner service. Many hands make light work!
4/17—Wait With Me One Hour, a prayer vigil from Maundy Thursday night through Good Friday morning is an opportunity to remember Jesus' last hours. There are five spots left. Reserve your hour online here.
4/18—Good Friday services are at noon & 6:30 p.m. with Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Since 1922, the Episcopal Church has contributed the Good Friday Offering to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. If you would like to contribute, make a check payable to Epiphany noting “Good Friday” in the memo field.
4/18—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.
4/19—Holy Saturday Family Workday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. includes helping Guilds prepare the Nave for Easter and coloring Easter Eggs to take home. Sign up your child in the Crossing Hall for ways to help.
4/19—Easter Flowers: If you would like to help the Flower Guild with the splendor of Easter flowers physically (no experience needed!) you can sign up to help HERE.
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.) out of the landfill by depositing your batteries in the container in the Gallery.
This Sunday - April 20
4/20—Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin our Easter celebration. There will be incense at this services. Remember to bring bells to ring during the service and plan to stay afterwards for champagne and strawberries.
4/20—Easter Breakfast: We could use some helping hands and/or a ringleader for this Event.
You can email Cameron or volunteer for one of the many
positions needed to host this event by visiting 2014 Easter Breakfast Sign-Up. Hard copies will be available in the crossing hall. Please contact Cameron McNabb with any questions.
4/20—Children of all ages are welcome to the Easter Egg Hunt, which starts immediately following the early service. Remember to BOYB (basket!).
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. The Flower & Altar Guilds rely on these gifts to fund their ministries. Gifts can be made online right here, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338).
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 Bulletin: A bulletin designed for children is available in the Narthex along with crayons. We ask that crayons in good condition be returned to be used again.
There will be no Adult Formation Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for May/June/July out. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. The booklets are located in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.
Also in the tract rack: New titles Easter. Please take a look at the publications in the rack by the front door.
D and A Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Spring/Summer session runs April 23 through August 20. The cost for a half-share, about 1/2 bushel of produce is $200 and full shares are available. The pick-up is at Epiphany on Thursdays between 4 & 7 p.m. Please visit www.dandafarm.com for further information and to sign up. Contact: Kathie Ryan.
4/23—Holy Comforter Dinner: It’s Epiphany’s turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese. They currently feed approximately 80 people. We need 4-6 volunteers to cook starting at 2 p.m. and 4-6 people to help with serving – leaving the church at 5:30 p.m. to go over there. We also need two people to make 24 cupcakes each for dessert. Please sign up here. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.
4/24—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur, 30030). Pick up a brochure in the tract rack by the entrance for more information.
4/28—5/3 are our next dates at Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for homeless women and children. We need your help! 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 here. Questions? Contact Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.
5/10—The Spring Epiphany Family Group’s, Parent Social will take place at the home of Stephanie Everett and Jason Wiles (1939 Grist Stone Court, Atlanta GA 30307), beginning at 7 p.m. Stephanie and Jason will provide the BBQ and ask that all the men bring a side dish (it is the day before Mothers’ Day, after all!). An online sign-up and more details will be forthcoming.
5/11—Veteran's Heart GA invites active duty service members, Veterans of all wars, their family members, healing professionals and concerned citizens 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 from1:30-3:30 p.m. every second Sunday in Jones Hall. *We request that you register through our website www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a reminder every month.
5/12—The Epiphany Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030). Selection for May: Tinkers by Paul Harding. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595.
5/13—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The ECW chapter meeting and program begins at 11 a.m. followed by potluck lunch.
5/18—The Parish Picnic will take place in the Memorial Garden on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the grill will be on sale soon. Note: There will be just one service at 10:30 a.m. that day, so join us out doors.
5/26—Hike To The Hike Inn: Please join The Earth Guild for a wonderful five-mile quiet walk through the woods beginning at Amicalola Falls and ending at the front porch of the Hike Inn. It’s an easy to moderate trail that crosses streams. The overnight stay includes supper and breakfast served family style, rustic rooms, and a hot shower, as well as stunning views of mountains. The price per room/per night, including tax, is $172.50 for double occupancy or $123.05 for single occupancy. Contact Brenda Lloyd 770.934.2096.
6/6-7—The Jumble Sale is Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Preview Party, for parishioners and their guests only, will be Friday, June 6 ay 7:30 p.m. ($5 per person). We are not excepting donations until May 25.
6/23-27 Mornings—Vacation Bible School: A fun-filled week in late June with Chapel time and theme-based program of art, games and music. Morning and after-care available. Registration forms can be found online here or in the Gallery.
6/23-27 Afternoons—Music & Drama (MAD) Camp: With a performance on Sunday, June 28. Look for registration forms in the Gallery and online soon!
Summer Camps at Epiphany: 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 their website at 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.
DEAM In-kind Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry at DEAM, but the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of cereal, tea, mac & cheese, one quart pkgs dry milk, small pkgs corn muffin mix, bar soap and toilet paper.
Attention Kroger Shoppers! You can donate to DEAM simply by using your Kroger Plus card. Just sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Their number is 10566 or they are listed as Decatur-Area Emergency. Kroger sends them quarterly checks based on the number of reward points the collective supporters accumulate. They currently have 111 shoppers enrolled and in the last quarter of 2013, they received a check for $669.79.
Our parish newsletter, The Epiphany Star: A Word to the Wise—is no longer sent bulk mail. If you would like to receive an email with a link to our site when it’s published, please notify the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies are available in the Gallery. If you do not own a computer, you can request a copy be mailed to you.
Community Events: Check out the Community Board and Diocese Bulletin boards in the Crossing Hall to see what events (musical, spiritual, and social) are taking place in the community.
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