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 27
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 is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Menu for October 29: Chef's Soup,
Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette,
Assorted Rolls, Scarlet Chicken Over Penne Paste with White Sauce,
Bouquetiere of Vegetables,
Dessert Presentation of Cake and Confections
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 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.
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
Pastoral Need: As many of you know Dot Romo is currently in hospice care. If you would like to assist the Bounty Brigade and take a meal to Liz and their family or just sign up to visit, please send an email to Amanda Dean to be added to the calendar.
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.
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 - November 2
Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday Night.
Carmen Gutierrez, a long time parishioner who died in 2011, donated her body to medical research. Her ashes have been returned to us, her family. The committal will take place immediately after the 11:15 service in the Memorial Garden.
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,
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.
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.
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: The Rector will lead a discussion on Anglicanism. Jones Hall, Room C.
- The Epiphany Parents Group: Discussing Aha! Parenting, led by Laura Gary. Room 001 (Downstairs)
- Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. 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 is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. We gather at the steps for the Gospel procession (parents are welcome to come up too) and process to chapel. After prayers, and children’s sermon, we rejoin our families at the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
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.
1/9—Veteran’s Day Service: The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore and Veteran’s Heart of Georgia will join us to recognize veterans of all eras and wars at the 11:15 a.m. service. We will list veterans in the bulletin that day and pray for them. Please let the office know the military branch and campaigns that you served. A light lunch will be served for all those planning to stay and attend Veterans’ Heart Georgia’s Just Listening Circle, which begins at 1:30 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com or 404.373.8338 by noon, November 7.
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.
11/9—The Earth Guild meeting program on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. will feature The Rev. Cynthia Hizer and Margaret Putnam speaking on the Navajo Nation from the earth prospective, specifically on Environmental issues sacred plants and holistic healing.
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).
11/15—Family-Friendly Hike: Join the Earth Guild on Saturday, at 2 p.m. for a hike in the woods of Henderson Park in Tucker. The park has several winding trails, a pond, a creek and lots of trees. Dogs are welcome.For more information, contact Brenda Lloyd at 770.934.2096.
11/15—Electronics, Paper & Shoes! DeKalb County is holding its electronics recycling event on Saturday, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Northlake Mall parking lot. See the list of accepted items in the Crossing Hall or visit www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org. Bring up to 5 boxes of paper to shred and at least one pair of shoes, with laces tied together or place a rubber band around the shoes.
11/15—Bring the family and join the Earth Guild on Saturday, at 2 p.m. for a family-friendly hike in the woods of Henderson Park in Tucker. The park has several winding trails, a pond, a creek and lots of trees. It’s a lovely place for a quiet walk in the woods on a cool autumn day. Dogs are welcome. Directions are in The Epiphany Star. Contact Brenda Lloyd at 770.934.2096.
11/16—Gratitude Luncheon: Please join us as we conclude our 99 days of Gratitude with a celebratory pot luck luncheon on November 16 at 12:30 p.m. We will celebrate our wonderful community and our many blessings. Sign up and RSVP on line at the link on our homepage at epiphany.org. We also need volunteers to help clean up!
11/16—Using our resources to fulfill the mission of the Church: We are now accepting your prayerful pledge for the 2015 budget year. There are several boxes placed around the church for your completed pledge cards. We appreciate you turning your pledge in by November 16 so that we can complete the budge for 2015.
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.
12/19-21—Winter Solstice Mountains & Forest Meditation Retreat – “The Work of Winter is the Work of Mary” led by The Rev. Cynthia Hizer. We invite you to our third annual winter meditation retreat at the beautiful and rustic Camp Mikell - in the north Georgia mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest. Great mountain hiking with the silence and interiority of winter, secret waterfalls and solstice fire Saturday night. For a brochure, visit www.epiphany.org.