2017 Annual Giving Pledge Cards Ingathering will take place on the Feast of Epiphany on January 6.
Capital Campaign Pledge Card Ingathering will take place on Sunday, February 5.
Pledge Cards for both campaigns can be found 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.
1/24—Children’s Choirs resume: Beginning and Intermediate Choristers will resume rehearsals this Tuesday, January 24 in the Music Suite (upstairs). If your child is new to choir this semester, please contact Julie Ryder for more information.
1/24—Justice, Freedom, and Peace: Activist Episcopalians will meet January 24 at 7 p.m. in Jones Hall A. Meting topic: Debriefing and Reflecting on the Marches; Next Steps. All are welcome. Contact Shirley Banks at 404.644.4861.
1/25—Holy Comforter Dinner: It's Epiphany's turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese, about 60% of whose congregation lives with mental illness. We need people to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and also to provide cupcakes. Click the RSVP button on the home page to sign up. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.
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 alternating between hot meals from Bridge Catering and Boxed Sandwich 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.
1/26—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meets the 4th Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.
Quarterly Statements for households with recorded emails were sent on January 17. 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.
1/29—Young Adults Sunday 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, about 12:30 p.m., to carpool to our location.
Food for DEAM: January is Epiphany’s month to help stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry. Our goal is to collect at least 100 each of four items DEAM needs most at this time. Please bring: canned pears or peaches, sm pkgs corn muffin mix, 1 qt pkgs dry milk and toilet paper. As of this past Sunday (1/22) we have collected 116 cans of pears or peaches, 105 boxes of muffin mix, 128 packages of dry milk and 183 rolls of toilet paper. Thanks for helping us reach our goal, but the pantry is always in need, so if you would still like to give this Sunday, please do.
Bulletin Help Needed: Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings, we print and fold the bulletins, and then Friday mornings the bulletins are stuffed and distributed. If you would be willing to help with either the printing and/or the stuffing, contact the parish office at 404.373.8338.
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Looking for someone's address or phone number? There are several ways to access our parish database information.
- Paper: At least twice a year a good ol' fashioned paper directory is printed. Copies of the January edition are on the black library table in the gallery.
- Electronic: A link to a pdf version of the January 2017 paper directory can be found on our website under News and Events on the Newsletters and Other Publications page. The document is password protected. Contact the parish office for the password.
- Online: Access data using our online directory, which is uploaded every evening. You can also send me correction requests from it. Click on the Members Online Directory link on the Home Page. First time users have to register. There you can also look up your financial information or send group emails to groups you're a member of (provided I've been given an updated list of members, of course!).
- Smartphone: The Members Online Directory also has a Smartphone app for mobile phones. Look for the free ACS Church Life app at the app store.
Thanks! L. Shea McNutt, Parish Administrator
In Memory & In Thanksgiving
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light online sign up for 2017 is live. Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/altar19 if you wish to make a dedicatory offering of altar flowers or sanctuary light or contact the parish office. The Altar Flowers or the Sanctuary Light can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. List your name in the signup field and list your intention in the comments field. To be listed in the Sunday bulletin, sign up by noon on Thursdays. Make checks payable to the Church of the Epiphany, noting “Flowers” or “Light” and the date given in the memo field and mail it to the church, leave it in the treasurer's cubby or in the alms basin on Sundays. Suggested offering: $70 for flowers and $6 for the light.
Endowment Fund Grant Application forms are available online and in the gallery. Grants may be fore Capital Improvements; debt reduction; the building program of the parish; scholarships or grants to members; or Community Outreach Projects. Application Deadline is Tuesday, Feb, 22, 2017.
2/2—Women's Book Group meets 1st Thursdays 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.
2/6—The Epiphany Book Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 /p.m. in Jones Hall. February Selection: News of the World, by Paulette Jiles. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.
2/6—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.
2/12—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.
2/14—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.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Nov/Dec/Jan 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.
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, Susie Boyko.
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.
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.
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.