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The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany


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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

Book Club (Regency)
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast
following the 7 a.m. Eucharist every Tuesday
7:30 a.m.

Committee Mtg. Night
2nd Mondays of the month
6:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church Women (JH)
2nd Tuesdays during the program year
11:00 a.m.

Moms Group (202)
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9:30 a.m.

Bible Study
following the 12:15 Eucharist every Wednesday
1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study (JH-A)
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer (001)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 p.m.

Deliver & Serve Meal (Peachtree Pine Shelter)
3rd Friday of the month
5:00 p.m.

Daughters of the King (Room A)
4th Sunday of the month
10:00 a.m.


This Week

4/27—The Moms’ Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. We gather for coffee, fellowship, scripture reading, and prayer. Childcare is available. Contact: Catherine Bree.

4/30—On Saturday, DeKalb County Sanitation is taking hazardous household chemicals, including paint, batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs, for proper disposal from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the county’s central transfer station at 2730 Leroy Scott Drive (off of Memorial Drive near I-285.). No charge for DeKalb residents. Limit of 10 gallons of paint per vehicle. Pharmaceuticals or bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste NOT accepted. For more information, visit http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/beautiful/index.html.

4/27—Refugee Update: The Musa family arrive on Wednesday. Thanks for all the items donated to make their new apartment a welcoming home. Now that they are here, there will be opportunities to take them to cultural events such as the zoo, Stone Mountain, the Aquarium, ESL training, etc. If you are interested, please contact Beverley Lorenzo 404.825.3402.

Wednesday Night Supper is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8/adults, $3.50/children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Contact the parish office (404.373.8338) to be put on the standing list. Menu for 4/27: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing, Southern Corn Bread, Duet of Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken with Traditional Red and Carolina Gold Sauces On Side, Macaroni and Cheese, Deconstructed Southern Succotash with Vegetable Broth, Dessert Platter of Cookies and Confections

Lovingkindness Meditation is a method for developing a kind, open heart. Led by Shirley Banks on Wednesdays 6:15-7 p.m. (202)

Now Showing: Epiphany's Art Ministry welcomes Epiphanite Maggi Ewing through the mont of May. 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.

Weekday Worship & Bible Study

Morning Prayer (Thursdays at 8 a.m.) and Evening Prayer (Mondays at 6 p.m.) are part of the Daily Office, a format for group prayer found in The Book of Common Prayer which focuses on reading Psalms, Canticles (liturgical poems), Bible passages, and prayers. Trained lay people lead the service.

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 and then Bible Study at 1 p.m. The group is studying the Revelation of John.

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.

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. Followed by Morning Prayer.


This Sunday

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 for children 3 years old through 5th grade meet upstairs from 10 - 11 a.m. Junior High & High School Classes meet next door in the Byrd House.

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.

Adult Formation at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum—The Life of Mohammad, led by Thomas Sorlie. A discussion of the Christian understanding of the world's fastest growing religion. (JH-C).
  • Epiphany Parents—Three Questions from the Lectionary, led by Beth Kelhoffer (Room 001)

The Earth Guild is sponsoring a fabrics recycling drive ends this Sunday, May 1. If you have clean old clothes, towels, sheets, or other linens beyond saving, bring them to church (no upholstery) Sundays or to the carport at the Byrd House at your convenience. They will be donated to re:loom which employs and empowers homeless and low-income individuals through weaving beautifully-designed products out of recycled materials. Check out their products at http://www.reloom.org.

Last Chance for MAD Camp: Let your voice be heard! MAD (Music And Drama) Camp, for rising 3rd-9th graders, is a high energy camp focused on the preparation of a biblically based musical that features the unique talents of each performer be it dance, voice, instrument, set design, or something new! Campers make the musical their own by learning songs and movements and creating back drops and costumes. Be a star! Join us at MAD Camp! The deadline for registration is this Sunday, May 1. Click here to register.

The 8:45 usher teams are in need of volunteers to serve every 5 weeks. If you are interested in working as an usher—the first to greet newcomers and old-timers alike, please contact Margo Timberlake (mtimberl@bellsouth.net or 404.508.5606). Thanks!

Upcoming Events

Graduation Approaches: If you or a member of your family are graduation from high school, vocational school or college (undergraduate or graduate), we would love to know. Epiphany traditionally recognizes these great life accomplishments and transitions with a blessing at the parish picnic. To be included in our celebration, please contact the parish office (404.373.8338). 

5/2-6—is our turn to provide dinner for Hagar’s House, a Decatur shelter for homeless women and children. Two households work together to prepare and serve simple dinners one evening for 25-30 shelter guests. Volunteer at SignUpGenius.com/go/hagars. Contact: Anne Warner at 404.876.3245.

5/2—The Epiphany Book Club meets 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Dennis Edmiston 678.613.7401. May: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.

5/3—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.

5/4—Choir Appreciation Dinner @ 6 p.m.: Thank all those who participate in the Epiphany Music program by attending a dinner in their honor. Sign up in the Crossings Hall or contact the parish office (404.373.8338).  

5/8—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.

5/9—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.

5/10—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.

5/11—The Moms’ Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. We gather for coffee, fellowship, scripture reading, and prayer. Childcare is available. Contact: Catherine Breed.

5/15—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 (404.373.8338).

5/15—Capital Campaign Survey Results: Leslie Pendleton of the Episcopal Church Foundation will present the summary results from our recent survey. Leslie will present the findings following each morning service. The vestry will meet that afternoon to discuss the findings and comments offered. Hope to see you there!

5/17—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.

5/19-20—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 Beverly Lorenzo if you plan to pitch in. Sign up for childcare at this link.

5/22—Coffee & Donuts for Newcomers will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden. Join us for the service at 10:30 a.m. and then stay for the picnic.

5/22—The Parish Picnic begins with worship at 10:30 a.m. in the backyard of the Byrd House. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. No charge for entrees, donations welcome. Sign ups for Burgers/Hot Dogs/Veggie choice begin May 1.

5/22—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. (JH-A). We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us. 

5/25—The Moms’ Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. We gather for coffee, fellowship, scripture reading, and prayer. Childcare is available. Contact: Catherine Breed.

5/29—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.


Summer Notices

6/6-10—Music & Drama (MAD) Camp: With a performance on Sunday, June 12. Click here to register.

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.

Vacation Bible School: We will take a brief sabbatical from hosting Vacation Bible School this summer. We can point you to VBS programs at neighboring churches if you desire. In the meantime, if you are interested in being a part of the VBS planning and leadership team for 2017 please email Catherine Breed.

The Jumble Sale NEW DATE 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.


Additional Notices

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.

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.

Q: Who needs a will? A: Every adult who owns anything and cares what happens to it. Also, anyone who wants to leave a bequest for the church can contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers.

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)

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