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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

Book Club (Regency)
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/KT)
4th Sundays of the month
10:30 a.m.

Bible Study
following the 12:15 Eucharist every Wednesday
1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 7 p.m.

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

Mental Health (BH)
1st & 3rd Thurdays
6:30 p.m.

Deliver & Serve Meal (Peachtree Pine Shelter)
3rd Friday of the month
5:00 p.m.

Daughters of the King (Room A)
4th Sunday of the month
10:00 a.m.


Week of August 24

A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist followed by Bible Study at 1 p.m. The group will continue their study of The Return Of The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.

8/26—The Wednesday Night Dinner will start up again. The 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. If you’d like to be on the standing reservation list, please contact the parish office. Menu for 8/26: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Creamy Ranch Dressing, Assorted Rolls, Herb Roasted Boneless Breast of Chicken, Garden Rice Pilaf, Bouquetiere of Vegetables in Light Jus, Dessert Display (Chef’s Choice)

8/26—Wednesday Supper and Blessing of the Backpacks: Students and teachers, please bring your backpacks for a prayer and blessing during our first Wednesday supper of the school year from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Be sure to register for dinner.

Altar Guild Members Needed: To learn more about what's involved and the rewards of being a member see Anne Warner's heartfelt article in the current issue of The Epiphany Star. Contact Kathleen Rinehart or Annie Strahan for more information.

Podcasts: Did you know our sermon's are available as Podcasts, and for Sharon, also as PDFs? Just go to this link to find recent sermons.

Ushers Needed: We have openings on teams at both the 8:45 and 11:15 services. If you would like to serve as Usher once a month, please contact Margo Timberlake.

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Thanks to the shopping efforts of our over-180 supporters, DEAM has received thus far over $2,467.00 from the Kroger Community Rewards program. And now it’s time to re-enroll. So please go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign into your already created Kroger.com account.  Once you find Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry (# 10566), select it and click “Save.” You will continue to earn rewards for DEAM after September 1, 2015, on qualifying purchases when you use your Kroger Plus Card. The enrollment period ends August 31.


This Sunday - August 30

The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. Gifts can be made online at this link, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338). Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6.

Adult Education at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum: The Rector will lead a discussion on Christianity in a Pluralistic  World. JH Room A.
  • Parents Group: Beth Kelhoffer will discuss Cellular Exodus, by Rob Bell, which explores some of the issues with screens and cell phones in our lives. Room 001 (lower level).
  • In the Buddhist Insights class: Twenty-six hundred years ago, a seeker in Nepal asked how to make an end of suffering. This session focuses on the Buddha's story, both as linear and sacred history. We will look at the Buddha's story as told in different traditions. Room 202.

8/30—Cookout at the Breed's: Children and families are invited to our home to get to know us and share fellowship with one another! We will have hamburgers and veggie burgers. Please bring a side, drink, or dessert to share. Please email Catherine Breed at to RSVP and for directions. Join us from 4 - 6 p.m.

Confirmation Classes UPDATE: We have found that Wednesday nights are not possible for most folks looking to be confirmed. Therefore we have rescheduled confirmation classes for Sunday afternoons, 1-4 p.m., in the Byrd house, through the Fall. The dates are Sept 20, October 18, November 8, and December 6. There will NOT be classes on Wednesday evenings. Contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers if you would like to join our classes!

New! *Ongoing* (no deadline) battery and cork recycling at Epiphany: 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, really large/ ? unmanageable quantity of batteries or corks and are able to email, a heads-up to our recycling czarina Sandy Land would be nice, so that we can keep our kitchen uncluttered.]

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 Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. It is designed for children ages 3-6. Children follow the cross to chapel after the reading of the Gospel for an age-appropriate service that involves songs, prayers, and stories. They return to church during the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Parents are welcome to join.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Epiphanite Jerry Kinnane for August. Please view his work in the Gallery. Remember, 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.


Upcoming Events

Food for DEAM: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of hearty soups, small pkgs. corn muffin mix,  jelly, cereal, 1 qt. pkgs. dry milk, and toilet paper.

Join the Choir: The Epiphany Choir, an all-volunteer choir, provides musical leadership for the weekly 8:45 and 11:15 am Holy Eucharist and major Feast Days. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9 p.m. (beginning September 2), and membership is open to adults and high school youth. On Sunday mornings, choristers typically sing for only one liturgy. Contact: Organist and Choirmaster Julie Ryder.

8/31—The Epiphany Book Club is in hiatus for the summer. We will start up again August 31 then resume meeting 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. August: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction).

9/3—Mental Health Support Group: A support group for people living with mental illness meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The group is a confidential, safe place for people to be honest about their condition and its impact in their lives. Contact: Wende Crow wendecrow@gmail.com/678.900.7930.

9/8—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.

9/13—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.

9/14—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. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

9/17-18—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.

9/19—AARP Smart Driver Course for Epiphany members will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. in Jones Hall. Cost is $15 for AARP members/$20 for non members. Drivers 25 years and older will earn a 10% car insurance discount good for 3 years. Bring your own lunch. Register with the parish office.

9/19—Post It Up DeKalb--Stop Human Trafficking In Georgia: Together, we can stop human trafficking and make DeKalb and Georgia safer for children and vulnerable adults. Join us at St. Philip AME, 240 Candler Rd., SE, Atl, 30317 from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register online: (and more information). www.interfaithchildrensmovement.org.

9/21 Deadline: Epiphany/St.Bart's EFM group: Education for Ministry, or EFM, is a program designed to help you explore your faith in the context of a small group. The group meets weekly to discuss the Bible, theology, and church history; more importantly, there is discussion in which group members wrestle with applying faith to their daily lives. The EFM curriculum covers four years: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology; the commitment to the EFM group is only for one year at a time, September through May. Contact: Esther Harbert. Sign up by September 21.

9/27—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. in Jones Hall, Room A. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us. 

9/27—Young Adults Lunch: If you consider yourself a young adult that falls between the ages of “a little out of college” and “not quite young family” 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.

10/23-25: Parish Retreat - Save the Date. Our annual Parish Retreat will again be at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Many more details to follow.

Pastoral Needs: Epiphanite Arlen Gray, now a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living, needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis. If you can help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.

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Announcement Deadlines: For the insert, notices must be in by 9 a.m. Thursdays. The deadline for Tuesday’s E-News is 4 p.m. Tuesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you are will to share with the public, please email the parish office.

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