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The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany


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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

Book Club (JH)
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.

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 (Banfield Residence)
4th Thursday of the month
10:30 a.m.


Weekday Worship & Bible Study

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 Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector 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.


At the Welcome: We are going to try to streamline our announcements for a season and see how it goes. There is a form to fill out in the narthex—give that to the Rector before church and he will announce the good news of the parish. Thanks all!

In the Bulletin & Weekly E-blast: 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, contact the parish office at 404.373.8338.

This Week

Wednesday Night Dinner: Dinner served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. This year we are offering Boxed meals or Pasta and Salad from Jason's Deli. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. If you'd like to be on the standing reservation list, please contact the parish office.

9/30—There will be a memorial celebration of life for Barbara Stewart on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Font Area of the Church. Barbara came to 11:15 services and was a faithful member of the ECW and the Wednesday Eucharist and Bible Study group. All are welcome.


This Sunday

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.

Nursery care is offered 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 for children 3 years old through 5th grade meet upstairs. Junior High & High School Classes meet next door in the Byrd House.

Adult Formation Offerings at 10 a.m.

  • Bible and Theology: Prophets and Prophecy in Ancient Israel. If you would like to do some pre-reading for this class syllabus can be found here. Led by Brennen Breed. Room JH B&C
  • Practical Theology: Relationships: Extendeds and Blendeds. The heart of this class will be small groups that will reflect theologically on a story or situation that a presenter will offer. Room JH-A.
  • Anglican Prayer: This class will reflect on Anglican practices of spiritual contemplation. Each week’s class will focus on a different aspect of the Book of Common Prayer, order of worship or other aspect of Anglican tradition. Room 202.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Richard McGuinness for August/September. Please view his 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.

Upcoming Events

10/3—The Epiphany Book Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. October: All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015. November: The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan. This book won the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.

10/4—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. (Room 001) Contact: Ron Hall at 404.299.1502.

10/6—Women's Book Group will meet again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed's house. We will discuss the rest of the first section of Carry On by Glennon Doyle Melton. Email Catherine for directions and to RSVP.

10/9—St. Francis Animal Blessing: All pets (and people!) are welcome (properly restrained pets, please) at the 5 p.m. Eucharist on Sunday. Reception to follow: Animal crackers for people, People crackers for animals!

10/9—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.

10/10—Meeting Night: Committees meet on 2nd Mondays 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.

10/11—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.

10/8—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. (Room 001) Contact: Ron Hall at 404.299.1502.

10/21-23—Parish Retreat: Register now for the annual Parish Retreat to Kanuga October 21-23, 2016. Registration forms are on the large bulletin board in the gallery or click here.

10/27—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Thursday at 10:30 a.m. At the Banfield residence. For directions, email banfieldnbellsouth.net. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

10/30—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.

11/6—The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be offered on All Saints’ Sunday for adults, infants and children. If you or member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.

Volunteers are needed to help Emmaus House elementary school students with reading and homework, and pre-K children with activities, while their parents attend Homework Relief Boot Camp. Homework Relief Boot Camp It will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. for five week sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/6, 10/20, 11/17, 2/2 & 3/2. Contact: Ann Fowler at 404.808.1864.

The Peachtree Pine Men's Shelter feeding ministry needs a volunteer with a sizable vehicle to pickup food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank every month. Contact Brandon Laird at 404.373.7466.

Refugee Update—The Musa children have started school. Several of us have been tutoring them and their English is improving. Yaser has his commercial driver’s license and Barwin has her permit. He has experience driving trucks and buses and he is also a fine tailor. She was a high school teacher and would like to study to become a teacher here. If anyone has any knowledge of these skillsets and would like to mentor them please contact Beverly Lorenzo at 404.825.3402.

Help Wanted—No Experience Necessary! The 2016 Habitat for Humanity Interfaith build is going on until the end September! Come collaborate with other faith communities to build a home for a first-time homebuyer. Sign-up in the crossing hall, or contact Brian Gross at 404.556.7564.

“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” We hear that often at the end of a service, but what does it mean for each of us individually? Education for Ministry (EFM), is a program designed to answer that question. Participants commit to weekly meetings, September through June, and to study in between meetings. Contact Esther Harbert if you are interested. A handout with further details is available in the gallery.

DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept your donations of cereal, chunky soups, small boxes corn muffin mix, pasta sides, hamburger helper, suddenly salad, and canned fruit.

Additional Notices

Parish Directory & Pledge Status: Log in to the Online Directory to access your personal and financial information, including pledge status. First-time users have to register. Once you register, you can also download the Church Life app for access on your smart phone. The link is on the home page. A paper directory is published in January and June. Financial Questions? Contact our bookkeeper, Robert Pitman.

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.

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. You’ll find them in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.

Offering Envelopes: Epiphany doesn’t use a numbered offering envelope system. However, there are generic ones available in the Gallery if you prefer using envelopes for your monetary gifts.

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. Hard copies are available in the Gallery. You can also request a copy be mailed to you.

AmazonSmile program: When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Church Of Epiphany. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-0838713 and support us every time you shop.

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Donate to DEAM by using your Kroger Plus card. Sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com with Decatur-Area Emergency/10566. Kroger sends them quarterly checks based on the number of reward points the collective supporters accumulate.

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