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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

The Epiphany Book Group
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m. (JH)

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
2nd Tuesdays during the program year
11:00 a.m. (JH)

Supper
Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.
(JH-A)

Women's Book Group
1st Thursdays
7 p.m. (Breed Residence)

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

 

 

Parish Events

Eucharistic Visitors (EVs) extend the Eucharist beyond the church walls by taking the sacrament to sick or shut-in parishioners who cannot attend Sunday worship service. The Pastoral Care committee is looking for volunteers to join this important ministry. A training will take place June 24 at 10 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Ann Fowler at or 404-808-1864.
You Are Invited Blog: The Stewardship Committee gathered the “You Are Invited” newsletter articles, added additional articles and – starting in May – interviews will all the “stewards” of Epiphany. Please visit youareinvited.info, take a moment to read the articles and add your comments.

This Weekend - June 16 & 17

6/16—Parish Workday: All are invited to help give a little TLC to our campus. Work includes gathering loose limbs, bagging leaves, trimming low hanging limbs and spreading mulch. Bring gloves, pruning shears and rakes if you have them.

Today’s Summer Breakfast is hosted by The Refugee Ministry from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Please join us in Jones Hall for some food and fellowship.

Summer Choir continues today at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and youth. We rehearse one anthem and then sing it during the 11:15 a.m. liturgy. No vestments, no weekday commitment, lots of fun and fellowship. Join us!

Food Drive: June is Epiphany's month to help stock the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) food pantry. Our goal this month is 100 each the following: Jiffy corn muffin mix (8.5 oz), Evaporated Milk (12 oz), Boxes of crackers in sleeves. Bins are located in the gallery. Tally so far is Muffin Mix - 32; Milk - 28; Crackers – 20.

Prize Collection: The ECW is collecting items for the Holy Comforter Friendship Center bingo games. Suggested Items: puzzle books, playing cards, personal care items (shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes), stationary (pens, greeting cards, stamps). A donation basket is in the gallery.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is in the Gallery tract rack. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. $1 a copy

 

The Week of June 18

Atlanta Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic offers free acupuncture for veterans and family members to relieve stress, insomnia, PTSD and pain Mondays at Epiphany from 6-7 p.m. No appointments or ID needed. Visit acupunctureforveterans.org.

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.

Flex and Stretch normally meets Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., but is on hiatus for June. $5 per class, Silversneakers cardholders free (bring card). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact: Ellen Mintzmyer 404.421.8476.

No Jumble Sale This Year

The two groups that have put on the Jumble Sale for the last several years decided to take a break this year, so no sale this summer.

However, if you’ve been saving up, we do have two options for you:

  1. Decorative Housewares, antiques and artwork can be taken to Treasure Mart located at 3550 Broad St # H1, Atlanta, GA 30341 (770.458.1200). We have an account with the consignment shop. Just mark it for Epiphany Account #15. They take consignments from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  2. Furniture (sofas, chairs and kitchen tables), dishes and silverware are always needed by the Refugee Ministry. If you have items that you think would be appropriate for one of the refugee families, contact Bev Lorenzo at 404.825.3402.

Upcoming Events

6/26—Pub Theology: On 4th Tuesdays, Brennan Breed facilitates a discussion at The Marlay in Decatur at 7 p.m. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion.

6/28—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

6/28—Movie in the Courtyard: Join us to watch Coco on the big screen! Bring blankets and lawn chairs; we will provide popcorn and drinks. All are invited to this family-friendly event. It’ll be a great time for all ages and kids can come in their P.J.’s! Gathering at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.

7/1—Coming Soon: Baby Fraijo-Paul! Our Director of Children’s Ministries—Laraine and her wife Megan are expecting their first child! You are invited to come to Jones Hall on Sunday between services and celebrate this beautiful couple before the baby arrives. There will be a light breakfast, and some silly baby games. Gifts are not necessary, however, if you are inclined to make a purchase, they are registered here. All ages are welcome! 

7/9—Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on the 2nd Monday of every month. Anyone interested in our in partnership with the Bishop Tharp Institute, a college of the Diocese of Haiti is welcome.

7/9—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.

7/10—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. Program resumes in September.

7/11—Turning the Other Cheek? How does the church turn the other cheek in the face of societal violence and prejudice? What is the 'right' thing to do as a loving community? Come join us for Summer Bible Study. BYOFD (Bring your own food and drink to share). Starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 11, 25 and August 1.

7/14—The Feeding Ministry serves the Gateway Shelter to 2nd Saturdays. You can opt to help cook from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., help serve from 4 - 6 p.m. or help clean up after the volunteer dinner at 6 p.m. If you are interested in participating in this ministry in any capacity, click here to sign up!

Epiphany 101: Wonder why Epiphany is like it is? Why we do what we do? What this space is all about? Join us July 15, 22, 29 & August 5 for four weeks of Epiphany 101! We will talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian, what makes Epiphany particular, how and why we worship like we do, and our service inside these walls and out. You can attend any and/or all, but each class is independent. Join us in the Choir Loft. 

8/12—The sacrament of Holy Baptism for adults, infants and children will be administered during the Feast of the Transfiguration services on Sunday, August 12. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.

The Epiphany Book Group is on hiatus until August. Then they will resume meeting 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. August’s selection: A Gentleman in Moscow,by Amor Towles. Contact: John Yntema by email.

Additional Notices

Announcements: Notices – 40 words or less – are due 9 a.m. Wednesdays. 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 Access ACS access your personal and financial information, including pledge status. Link is on the homepage. First-time users have to register. Registered users can download the Church Life smart phone app. A print version parish directory is published in January and June and is in the gallery. It is also available online as a pdf. Financial Questions? Contact our bookkeeper, Susie Boyko.

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.

 
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