This Week at Epiphany - March 3
Missing Pagers: Parents, check your diaper bags. We are missing the following pagers from the nursery: 3, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18.
3/3—The Matthew Project (4/3-6):An interest meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. The Outreach Committee is organizing a mission trip to help build a new health clinic in Jasper, GA. We need volunteers willing to explore our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve in perhaps a new way, moving us beyond the hammer in our hand to a place of true transformation. Interested? Contact Tom Bell, 404.549.3363.
Refugee Family Update: Our new family will be arriving March 18. They are from Burma and consist of Dad and Mom in their early 30’s and two children, a boy and a girl, ages 6 and 4. We will meet on March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at church and proceed to their apartment for set up. Items we still need are small night stands for children’s room; new or used booster seat and car seat; books and toys. If you would like to donate any of these items please contact me. Bev Lorenzo 404.825.3402.
Please Note: Regular Weekday Eucharist on Wednesday, and Wednesday afternoon and Evening Bible Study will not take place this week on Ash Wednesday.
3/4—Shrove Tuesday—Join us Tuesday to Burn Palms, Dance and listen to live music while you eat our now famous amalgamation of Pancakes and Sausage (cooked for you), and Potluck Cajun (you bring it). Festivities begin at 5:30 in Jones Hall. Children are invited to paint and decorate the Alleluias banner to be buried that night. There will be a King Cake treasure hunt and the winner of the hunt will lead the Banner procession. The Burning of the Palms Liturgy will be at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard. As for the pancakes, eat all you want for $3 per person with a maximum of $12 per family.
3/5—The Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist will be at 12 & 6:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross—a symbolic meditative journey from the time Christ was condemned to his burial—will be at 11:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. We are serving dinner on Wednesday from 5:30 – 7, so be sure to make a reservation!
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 3/5: Chef's Choice of Soup, Bridge Salad, Flat Bread, Pulled Roasted Chicken, Homemade Dressing, Italian Green Beans With Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Fruit Of The Season
Lent Program: Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. during Lent for a writing workshop on Lenten Themes. Led by the Rector and Epiphany’s Writing Group. We will look at the gospel reading of the previous Sunday, identify themes, read together some inspiring and even some challenging poetry, talk it over, and then break into small groups to do some writing of our own. Nobody will be pressured to share what he or she has written, but we hope the small group format will make it feel safe to write.
3/8—Quiet Day, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: This Quiet Day features the wisdom and teachings of Teresa of Avila, a Spanish Carmelite nun. Led by Carl McColman, author of "Answering the Contemplative Call" and "The Big Book of Christian Mysticism." Cost is $25. To register, contact the parish office.
3/8—You're invited: Join Bishop Wright, clergy, laypeople and guest the Rev. Thomas Brackett on "The Disciplines of Leading Faith Communities in Transition." Let's take time to come together to converse and dream about how that will be done on Saturday, March 8, at the Cathedral. All are welcome. Read more and register at www.episcopalatlanta.org.
This Sunday - March 9
Let’s Fill Up an Ark for Episcopal Relief and Development! During Lent, the Christian Education Program and Outreach Committee will co-host a campaign to raise money for ERD through its “Gifts For Life” program. Other groups or individuals are invited to participate as well by raising/donating money toward an animal or farm aid from the “Gifts For Life” catalogue. For every donation, we will put a picture of the animal or item in the “ark” soon to appear in our gallery. Handouts with information on catalogue amounts for animals or agricultural aids and ERD envelops with information on making a donation are available in the Gallery by the ark.
Hunger Walk 2014: If you would like to make a donation, please make you checks out to “Church of the Epiphany” with “Hunger Walk” in the memo line, or donate online: Link for the Magi of Epiphany (Foodbank Donation): http://engage.acfb.org/goto/MagiofEpiphany, Link for the Epiphany Stars (Episcopal Charities Donation): http://engage.acfb.org/goto/EpiphanyStars.
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. We still have lots of spaces for both items in April and May. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Adult Education at 10 a.m.
- Adult Forum: Justice in the Old Testament - The Preferential Option for the Poor, led by Brennan Breed. Jones Hall, Room C.
- The Epiphany Parents Group: An Altar in the World - A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Tayler. Led by Laura Gary. Jones Hall, Room C.
- Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.
3/10—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. March: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan.
3/11—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The ECW chapter meeting and program begins at 11 a.m. followed by potluck lunch.
3/20-21—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.
3/21-23—Annual Lenten Retreat: Join us for our annual Lenten Silent Retreat in the beautiful hills of Sewanee, TN at St. Mary’s. The cost will be approx. $150 for double rooms and approx. $170 for single rooms. Sign up by contact the parish office. Led by Ann Temkin and Br. Aelred Dean.
3/22—Workday: Join us from 9 a.m.—noon to spruce up the church grounds for Palm Sunday and Easter. Bring rakes, small pruning shears, gloves, and other garden tools. We will be raking and bagging leaves, branches, & yard debris; also minor pruning and mulching of shrubbery and garden beds.
3/22—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). Pick up a brochure in the tract rack by the entrance for more information.
3/23—Join us at the Woodruff Park waterfall wall at 1 p.m. for Altars Everywhere, Church of the Common Ground edition! We'll be joining our neighbors for Eucharist. Transportation and parking information to come. Questions? Ask Caroline Branch, email@example.com, 404.697.7644.
4/3-6—The Matthew Project: The Outreach Committee is organizing a mission trip to help build a new health clinic in Jasper, GA. We need volunteers willing to explore our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve in perhaps a new way, moving us beyond the hammer in our hand to a place of true transformation. Interested? Contact Tom Bell, 404.549.3363. The travelers will meet on March 24 at 7 p.m. and anyone interested in attending are welcome.
4/13 & 20—The sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered for adults, infants and children and will be at the Easter Vigil and the Sunday following Easter. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.
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 tea, mac & cheese, canned chicken, one quart pkgs dry milk, spaghetti sauce, small pkgs corn muffin mix, cereal, Jell-O, bar soap and toilet paper.
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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