Join our Community in celebrating 99 days of gratitude! Every day we want you to find something, or a person, or a moment to be grateful for. We hope that this will be a season in your life that can be transformative, healing, giving. This is our season of being grateful for your family, this church, the work we do, God in our midst. Come celebrate these 99 days!
Sundays we will have Town Hall meetings to listen, and talk about our gratitude for the work we do around Epiphany. We will talk about mission and ministry, and numbers and budgets. We want everyone to join us in this conversation. Below you will see a last name alphabetized invitation. If you can't come at the time that corresponds to your moment, come when you can!
|A-F Last Name
||G-L Last Name
||M-R Last Name
||S-Z Last Name
This Week at Epiphany - October 20
Formation Book Group, led by The Rev. Ben Day, meets on Tuesday Nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. 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. Tonight we will look at Chapters 1 - 2. You don't have to attend every session. All are welcome and happy reading!
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.
Wednesday Night Dinner and Evening Bible Study will not meet this week in order for us to attend the reconciliation service at the cathedral
10/22—A Service of Repentance & Reconciliation is will be "a time of reflection on racial healing and reconciliation" and is designed to bring together every parish in the Diocese of Atlanta. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, and Bishop Rob Wright will preside. NOTE: There will be no Dinner or Bible Study at Epiphany in order to attend the service.
10/22—Join us at ICM's 14th Annual "Call to Action" Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta. The prayer breakfast is ICM's signature fundraising event. The keynote speaker, Deborah J. Richardson, Executive Vice President, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is recognized nationally as a leader on social justice for women and girls and an advocate to end child sex trafficking.
10/25—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.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Kristi Larsen for the month of October. Please view her work in the Gallery. There will be an Artist's Reception on Thursday, October 30. Kristi will bring note cards, ornaments, and other gift items, to the reception.
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.
Early Voting for Nov. 4 General Election is open: Some Saturday and Sunday hours are available. For exact locations and hours, click link below for Fulton and DeKalb counties. Fulton County schedule DeKalb County Schedule
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, one lb pkgs dry beans, jelly, and toilet paper.
This Sunday - October 26
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). Cost: Flowers $70 Sanctuary Light $6.
Nametags: Each year in the fall, Epiphanites get reacquainted and meet new people with the help of nametags. It helps the clergy put names with faces too! So please write your first name in big letters!
Adult Education at 10 a.m.
- Adult Forum & Parents Group will not meet today.
- Lovingkindness Meditation, led by Shirley Banks, meets in the Associate 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.
Children’s Chapel will NOT meet this Sunday.
10/26—Epiphany Concert Series: The Atlantic Reed Consort, featuring members of the United States Air Force Band, will present a free concert at 4:00 p.m. The group strives to bring chamber music to a broad audience in an unexpected format. Comprised of all reed instruments, the ensemble embraces the experimental with its cutting edge sound and style and also adds a new twist to the likes of Bach, Vivaldi and Debussy. The instrumentation of Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone and Bassoon lends a fresh new sound to the quintet medium. The quintet performs collaborations with artists, composers, dancers, photographers, silent film-makers, choirs and other musicians.
Rides for Arlen: Epiphanite Arlen Grey, 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.
10/28-11/1 is our next week at Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for homeless women and children. We need a second person/household to help with food and serve for Thursday, 10/30, and Saturday, 11/1 to help prepare and serve dinner for 25-30 guests at the shelter. Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/hagars or on the sign-up sheet posted in the Crossing Hall on Sundays. Questions? Contact Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.
11/1–Invitation to a Blessing of the lifelong commitment of Michael Eurey and Stanley Harper, Saturday at 5 p.m. On our forty-first anniversary, our personal commitment to each other will be blessed. The Rite “Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” with Holy Eucharist will be officiated by Benno and Cynthia. Please come witness and celebrate this event, its importance to us, our community, and our Faith. A Champagne toast will follow in the Parish Hall. Michael and Stanley. Please RSVP to our email or 470.242.5613.
11/2—Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday Night.
11/2—Each November, Emmaus House, a mission of the Diocese, sponsors a “Thanksgiving at Home” program for their neighbors in Peoplestown. Turkeys are provided as well as a bag of groceries for side dishes. Nov. 2nd, we will be distributing brown paper bags which will include a list of items (also in the newsletter) to purchase and return to Epiphany through Nov. 16. We are accountable for 100 bags, so we thank you very much in advance for your help in returning the bags - filled! Contact: Jeanette Hanson, 404.982.9134,
11/2—Epiphany Concert Series: A concert in memory of former Epiphany Organist/Choirmaster Patrick Hagan, will be presented at 4:30 pm. The choir, comprised of members and friends of the Epiphany Choir, will be directed by composer and former Epiphanite Mary Place Badarak.
11/2—Vigil of All Souls with Choral Evensong, Baptism, and Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m. The Epiphany Choir will sing works by works by Stanford, Puccini, and Chilcott for the service. Bring mementos and pictures of loved ones for the Altar of Repose. There will be incense at this service.
11/3—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 1st Mondays (New Night!) at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030). Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. November: Emma by Jane Austen. January: Mink River by Brian Doyle.
11/3—All are invited to participate in the 26th Annual Homeless Memorial Day and Requiem Monday at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip. This Ecumenical Requiem is for the homeless who have died on our streets over the past year. The event opens National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month. We will carpool from Epiphany at 6:15 p.m. Let Tom Bell (404.549.3363 or his email) know if you would like a ride.
11/9—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.
11/10—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.
11/11—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.
11/13-15—NEW DATES: Epiphany’s next trips to Jasper in support of the Matthew Project will be Nov. 13-15 and Jan. 22-24. Details are in The Epiphany Star. If you wish to signup go to http://doodle.com/v64s8ud23qkym2sz. Contact: Tom Bell (404.549.3363, or his email)
11/20-21—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.
11/22—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.