This Week at Epiphany - August 18
August is Epiphany’s Month to Stock the Emmaus House Food Pantry with non-perishable dry goods and cans and jars – i.e.mac and cheese, ramen noodles, oatmeal, tuna, canned vegetables, peanut butter. A full list is suggested items is on the Bulletin Board in the gallery. Place your donations in the basket inside Epiphany’s front doors. Thank you!
Bible Study is offered on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. following the mid-day service at 12:15 p.m. We are using Mixed Blessings by Barbara Brown Taylor as a basis for our Bible study beginning August 27.
8/21—The Epiphany Women's Group, unofficially named Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work), will gather for fun and fellowship at Irma Navarro's house on Thursday, August 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. All women at Epiphany are invited! Please rsvp to Irma's email and let her know what appetizer or beverage you can bring to share. Irma's address is 1514 Sheridan Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Please park in visitor parking outside leasing office and proceed to poolside patio. Call Irma at 404.560.6192 to open gate.
8/23—Epiphany Choir Saturday “Treat”: Since our weekend retreat will be held in March, and since the program year is upon, and since we’re not going anywhere . . . the Epiphany Choir will get a jump start on upcoming music during a day-long “treat” on Saturday. Besides learning music, exercising our voices, and getting to know our fellow singers better, attendees will be treated to lunch at the church and a picnic dinner afterwards at the home of Julie Ryder and Terri Lawrence. For more information about joining the Epiphany Choir, please visit the Epiphany website or contact Julie Ryder.
8/23—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) to offer the DOK daily prayers. The DOK is a group of Episcopal women who focus on prayer, service and evangelism. All women are welcome. Pick up a brochure in the tract rack by the entrance or visit www.doknational.com for more information.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Aug/Sep/Oct is 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.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Epiphanite James Weigle for the month of August. Please view his work in the Gallery. 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.
This Sunday - August 24
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. Both the Altar Flowers and the Sanctuary Light slots are open for this Sunday. 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).
8/24—Deacon Caroline Branch has accepted the position of Assistant Rector at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Her last Sunday at Epiphany is August 24. Please join us in bidding her, Dan, Clara, Cullen and JR farewell.
8/24—Join us to kick off 99 Days of Gratitude! Come find out how Epiphany will celebrate gratitude this fall. Stewardship is hosting a breakfast at 10 a.m. ($5/adults; $3/children; $15/max) and a ministry fair. We are so grateful for all of the wonderful ministries at Epiphany—this is a wonderful chance to learn what they do and how you can participate.
8/24—Ministry Fair: If you work in a ministry that would like to participate in the ministry fair, please email Stephanie Everett.
8/24—Newcomers’ Cookout: New to Epiphany or wanting to get more connected? Then come to the Newcomers’ Cookout on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Veteran Epiphanites are asked to come bearing side dishes. Sign up in the Crossing Hall or online at the epiphany home page.
Say Cheese—We have over 1,000 members and sometimes the clergy just can’t quite put a name with a face. Please help them out by sending us your favorite snapshot or allowing Beverly Burke to take your family photo between services.
Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.
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.
The Earth Guild are collecting corks (natural corks only, not synthetics) for recycling. Please bring your stashes of corks that you've been hanging onto for years because you didn't know how to recycle them. The bin is located by the front door.
August-October 2014: Epiphany is participating in the 2014 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity interfaith build. We are partnering with other faith communities to build a home for a first-time homebuyer. Workdays are on Sundays. Sign up in the Crossing Hall, or contact Brian Gross (404.556.7564, c) for more information!
8/29-9/1—Weekend Getaway: Ted & Lissa Jackson invite Epiphanites to a relaxing weekend at their retirement home in Shady Valley, TN. It’s a long (6½ hours), but beautiful drive through northeastern GA and southwestern NC. There’s hiking trails and biking paths, a local theatre and they have scads of old videos and popcorn, a plethora of board games and puzzles, and wonderful porches and decks for relaxing the evenings away.Lodging is $20/person/night. Camping is $10/person/night. Shared Bathrooms. Food costs are extra. For more details, see the latest edition of The Epiphany Star. Questions? Please contact Ted and Lissa at 404.292.3466 and email to reserve a room or camping spot.
9/6—SafeGuarding God’s Children: Are you teaching Children’s Sunday School at Epiphany need Safeguarding God’s Children Training? A class will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Epiphany. To register, email the parish office.
9/7—Our Christian Education programs kick off September 7. Classes have changed, so please pay attention to the new breakdown as follows:
Godly Play 1: Pre-K/4 year olds
Godly Play 2: Kindergarten and 1st grade
Godly Play 3: Second and third grade
Club 45: Fourth and fifth grade
Middle School: Sixth through eighth grade
High School: Ninth through twelfth grade
If your child is in our database, they are automatically registered for the appropriate class based on age. Please make sure the parish office has your family's correct contact information and DOB for each child enrolled.
9/7—Children's Chapel Leader Training: Catherine Breed, and Fr. Ben Day will be hosting a "all-call" children's chapel training for adults and musicians who are interested in serving in this ministry. The training will be held in the parish hall, September 7th from 12:30-2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
9/7—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 2nd Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030). Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. September: Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor.
9/9—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 11:00 a.m. with potluck lunch to follow.
9/14—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 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every 2nd Sunday in Jones Hall Room C *RSVP/register at www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a reminder every month.
9/16—New Book Group! Fr. Ben will be hosting a “Fall Formation” book group on Tuesday Nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. We will read and discuss The Anglican Spirit by Michael Ramsey September 16, 23 and October 7. We will read and discuss Ellen Davis’s Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Old Testament on October 21 and 28, and November 4, 11, and 18. All are welcome and happy reading!
9/18-19—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.
9/21—Youth Group: We will kick off a new year September 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the Byrd House. Stay tuned for a forthcoming fall schedule.
9/27—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) to offer the DOK daily prayers. The DOK is a group of Episcopal women who focus on prayer, service and evangelism. All women are welcome. Pick up a brochure in the tract rack by the entrance or visit www.doknational.com for more information.
Save the Date! The Parish Retreat at Kanuga will be Oct. 24-26. Join us for spiritual growth, fellowship, and relaxation in the North Carolina mountains. More details to follow
Education for Ministry, or EFM, is a program designed to help you explore your faith in the context of a small group. The group meets weekly to discuss the Bible, theology, and church history; more importantly, there is discussion in which group members wrestle with applying faith to their daily lives. The EFM curriculum covers four years: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology; the commitment to the EFM group is only for one year at a time, September through May. EFM is an extension course of the University of the South (Sewanee), good for CEUs if needed, and there is a cost to the program. If you are interested, please contact Esther Harbert.
11/6-9–Matthew Project: Epiphany’s next trip to Jasper in support of the Matthew Project will be Nov 6-8. Details are in The Epiphany Star If you wish to signup go to http://doodle.com/v64s8ud23qkym2sz. Contact Tom Bell at 404.549.3363 for more information.
Attention Kroger Shoppers! Time to re-enroll into Kroger’s rewards program. 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. Last year, they had 180 shoppers enrolled and received $1,500.
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