November 6: All Saints—All Souls—All are Welcome:
- 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.
- Gather: At 5 p.m. with our Epiphany community for Choral Evensong with Eucharist as we celebrate the liturgy of All Souls with The Epiphany Choir, followed by a feast in the parish hall
- Strengthen: Our community with photos or objects brought with you to the liturgy that reminding you of special souls in your life. Also, bring stories of the heritage of Epiphany with you to share with others at dinner.
- Flourish: As we celebrate the great work of our community and the Capital Campaign.
- Please RSVP for dinner by clicking here.
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.
Quarterly Statements for households with recorded emails were sent on October 18. Hard copies for households without email are in the Gallery. You can access your financial information anytime via the online directory link found on the homepage of epiphany.org.
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.
10/26—The Interfaith Children's Movement's Annual Call to Action Prayer Breakfast is October 26 with Rt. Rev. Robert Wright of the The Diocese of Atlanta as our keynote speaker. Tickets and registration available at www.interfaithchildrensmovment.org. Get them soon!
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.
10/29—Tour of Ranglin Biofeedstocks: Epiphanite Phillip Ranglin, a member of the Earth Guild, has invited us on a tour of his composting company on Saturday, at 11 a.m. He has regular and earthworm composting, a container garden for growing vegetables, including corn, beans, etc., and a green house on the property. He can only accommodate 15 persons, so sign up soon.
Directory Update: Our parish database is available online to members and we’d like to ask you to take a moment to go visit and update your membership information. Just click here to login. First time visitors register by clicking on the "Need a login?" link. There's also a free smart phone app version, called "Church Life." And if you don't have a photo on file yet, or want to update your photo, please send it to the parish office.
Haiti Hurricane Matthew Relief: Normally when there is a natural disaster, we encourage you to assist via donations to Episcopal Relief and Development. However, due to our personal parish relationship and mission work with the Bishop Tharp Institute (BTI), a college of the Diocese of Haiti—whose roof was lost in the hurricane—we are asking that if you wish to donate relief funds, please make your check out to Epiphany noting BTI in the memo field. We would like to present the funds to The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Executive Director, Bishop Tharp Institute (BTI) when he visits us in November.
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.
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.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes artists from Emmaus House & Holy Comforter for the month of October. Charlotte Cameron is the Art Director for both of these programs and will be at Epiphany on October 9th and 16th. All proceeds from any sales will go directly to this very important program in our diocese. Please make checks for purchases out to Emmaus House. Paid for items may be taken from tables upon purchase. Sold wall items will be placed in the office at the end of the month.
11/1—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.
Names of people who have died will be printed in the All Souls' Evensong bulletin on Sunday Night, November 6. Please send your names to the parish office by Wednesday, November 2 to included.
11/1-5—Provide dinner for homeless families in our community: We need your help to feed homeless mothers and children at Hagar's House next week, November 1 - 5. Volunteers prepare a meal at home, serve it at the shelter, eat and visit with guests, and clean up. You would arrive at 6:00 and generally finish by 7:45pm. Two households cover each dinner, so you can enjoy getting to know other Epiphanites better or serving with your friends, plus it is a joy to connect with the residents!
Several slots are still open:
Tues, Nov. 1 - Dinner helper (side, salad, dessert) needed
Wed, Nov. 2 - Main dish plus dinner helper needed
Thurs, Nov. 3 - Helper needed
Fri, Nov. 4 - Helper needed
Sign up here. Contact: Erin Braden, 404.386.3600, or Anne Warner, 404.876.3245.
11/3—Women's Book Group will meet again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed's house. We are discussing Carry On by Glennon Doyle Melton. Email Catherine for directions and to RSVP.
11/5—Voices for Earth Concert: Saturday, 7 p.m. Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church invite you to a concert, celebrating sustainability and stewardship, at Holy Trinity (515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave). It’s free and open to the public. Live music includes Caroline Herring performing “Black Mountain Lullaby,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Paradise,” “The Garden Song,” as other favorites performed by Charles Absher, Mary Martha Clark, Caitlin Curtice, Anna Rose Gable, the Glenn Memorial UMC Chapel Choir, Meredith and Stiles Knight, and Dianna Ozio.
11/6—Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday Night.
11/7—The Epiphany Book Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. 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.
11/8—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.
Thanksgiving at Home: Each November, Emmaus House, a mission of the Diocese, sponsors a “Thanksgiving at Home” program for its neighbors in Peoplestown. Turkeys are provided as well as a bag of groceries for side dishes. If you are interested in helping this important ministry, please sign up and pick up a grocery bag at Epiphany. Please look for the sign up table on Sundays between the services. Bags should be returned to Epiphany by Sunday, November 13 with the following ingredients: 2 Cans of String Beans (English cut), 2 Cans of Corn, 2 Cans of Peas, 1 Can of Cranberry Sauce, 2 Boxes of Muffin Mix, 1 Large Bag of Stuffing, 1 Box of Brownie Mix, 1 Bag of Rice (1 lb)
11/12—Join Peach State Opera in Epiphany’s Jones Hall for their "Fall into the Stars" fundraiser Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. featuring PSO stars Andrea Green, Pedro Carreras Jr., and Carrie Anne Wilson. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be offered while patrons enjoy a preview of PSO's current production of “Tosca.” Click here for tickets. If you are unable to attend, please go to peachstateopera.org and click to donate. Peach State Opera is a touring company that enriches the cultural life of small communities in the Georgia region and nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers.
11/13—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.
11/14—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.
11/15—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.
11/17-18—Cook Peachtree Pine: Thursday 1-5 prep; Friday 2-5 cook; 5-7 serve; 7-9 cleanup. RSVP to Bev Lorenzo at 404.825.3402 if you plan to pitch in.
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, 11/17, 2/2 & 3/2. Contact: Ann Fowler at 404.808.1864.
DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept your donations of: cans of beef stew, sweet cereal, canned fruit (other than pears), soup, hamburger helper, 1 lb. packages of yellow rice, 1 qt. packages of dry milk, toilet paper, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste.
Announcements: 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.
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.
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.