Please Remember Your Stewardhip 2017 Pledges
- Pledge cards for both the 2017 Annual Giving and for the Capital Campaign can be found online and in the Gallery.
- Please be sure to use the memo forms on your checks to distinguish which pledge payment you are making.
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.
2/17—Peachtree Pine: Instead of our normal food preparation and service at the Peachtree Pine men's shelter each month, for the month of February we will be touring the facilities with the retiring long-standing executive director of the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Anita Beatty. We'll meet at Manuel's Tavern at 12:15 p.m. for lunch, then carpool for a 1:30 p.m. tour. Questions? Call Brandon Laird at 404.373.7466.
2/17—You're Invited: Cliff Edge and Les Howell invite you to share in their joy at their wedding on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Dressy Casual. A reception follows in Jones Hall. RSVP to Cliff Edge if you plan to attend.
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.
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.
Refugee update: Every year Epiphany partners with New American Pathway to sponsor a refugee family. In anticipation of the ban being lifted, the Outreach Committee has decided to start collecting items for our next family’s apartment. Requested donations can be found on the Sign-up Genius accessible from the Epiphany home page. Bring your items as soon as possible to the refugee table in the Crossing Hall. If you would like to be more involved please contact Bev Lorenzo 404.825.3402.
Needed—Volunteer to make 6 lunches, once a month (expenses reimbursed): Church of the Common Ground operates a weekly foot clinic staffed by homeless volunteers to tend to the feet of homeless men and women who visit the clinic. In return for their service, the rector likes to give the volunteers lunch. We will provide you with the paper bags, plastic bags, chips and cookies; all you need to do is provide 6 sandwiches and 6 fruits. To volunteer, call Mary Ann Schneider at 404.377.9134.l
DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept your donations. For February, the most needed items are:1 lb packages of white or yellow rice, 1 qt packages or powdered milk, canned fruit other than applesauce, canned black eyed peas, canned lima beans, sm. boxes of corn muffin mix, lg (24-28oz) size pasta sauce, and pasta side packets or hamburger helper. And we are very low on toiletries especially toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary supplies and shampoo. Toilet paper and bar soap are also needed.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Lance Carlson for February. Please view his work in the Gallery. Epiphany receives 25% of sales. All paid-for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.
Adult Formation Offerings at 10:00 a.m.
- Practical Theology: This class will be structured as an opening speaker or presenter introducing a topic, followed by small group discussion of theological reflections around that topic. The goal of this class is connecting our everyday lives with our call to live righteously and our identity as Christians.
Today’s topic: Walk Humbly. 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.
Today’s topic: Pastoral Offices. Led by The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers. Room 202.
- Bible & Theology: This class features the study of sacred texts and traditions. Each session looks at sages who have preceded us in faith, and will have at its heart a yearning to know. If you would like to do some pre-reading for this class syllabus can be found in the tract rack by the front door.
Today’s focus is on Mainline Christologies of the 20th Century. Room JH C.
The Earth Guild is meeting today after the 11:15 a.m. service in room 202 to discuss plans for 2017 and what we can do here at Epiphany to protect God's creation and keep it safe and beautiful. All are welcome. Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.
2/19—The Earth Guild is meeting Sunday after the 11:15 a.m. service in room 202 to discuss plans for 2017 and what we can do here at Epiphany to protect God's creation and keep it safe and beautiful. All are welcome. Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.
2/19—The Union of Black Episcopalians will celebrate the Feast of Absalom Jones at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Honorable Clinton Deveaux , Retired Judge, Municipal Court of Atlanta will deliver the message. This annual service celebrates the life and legacy of Absalom Jones, the first priest of African descent in the Episcopal church. Contact: Tiffany King at 770.380.4615.
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.
2/23—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.
2/26—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.
For the season of Lent, we will be doing something new. Beginning on Sunday, March 5, you will need to open the Book of Common Prayer (blue book in the pew with the gold cross) or bring your own to worship. The bulletin will be reduced to it’s simplest format and only include page numbers for the service. We are doing this in an effort to remember that our liturgy connects to a common prayer book used throughout the Episcopal Church.
2/28—Shrove Tuesday: Join us in Jones Hall at 5:45 p.m. for live music while you eat our now famous amalgamation of pancakes, bacon, and sausage (cooked for you/donations accepted), and Potluck Cajun (you bring it). Children will decorate the Alleluia banner. The Burning of the Palms Liturgy will follow. A King Cake Scavenger Hunt for the Baby Jesus. And the Celebration of our Capital Campaign conclusion. Click on the RSVP link on the homepage to let us know you are coming.
3/1—Ash Wednesday Services will take place at 12 & 7 p.m. The Stations of the Cross will take place at 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation in the Crossing Hall or contact the Parish Office by Tuesday February 28 if you want to join us for dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
3/2—Women's Book Group meets 1st Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed's house. We are discussing Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott. Email Catherine for directions and to RSVP.
3/5—Hunger Walk: We are again supporting efforts to fight local hunger. Members of the Youth and Outreach Committee will be collecting registrations between services, or you can register for the Epiphany Magi on-line: (engage.acfb.org). Registration fee is $25 (donation) to walk or $35 to run. The walk/run begins at 2 p.m. For those who wish to ride together, we leave from Epiphany at 12:30 p.m. and meet at the ACFB and Meet Your Team Area. Please consider supporting us through prayer, participation, or sponsorship. Contact: Martha Rummel 404.953.8230.
3/6—The Epiphany Book Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. March Selection: The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.
3/7—North Decatur Presbyterian Senior's Group, SAGES, is meeting here the 1st Tuesday of the month while their parish hall is being renovated and they've invited us to attend their programs. Their February program will be a presentation by Tim Moore, Executive Director of L'Arche Atlanta which exists to build communities of belonging with and for people with intellectual disabilities. The gathering includes lunch catered by Badda Bing. If you would like to attend, it's $8 and RSVP to Jim Goodspeed at 770.934.2008.
3/12—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.
3/13—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.
3/14—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.
3/14—Justice, Freedom, and Peace: Activist Episcopalians meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Jones Hall A. All are welcome. Contact Shirley Banks at 404.644.4861.
3/23—Health Screenings: Life Line Screening will be here once again to offer preventative health screenings that scan for potential health problems. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. To register, please call 1.888.653.6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
Join Imagine That! & Future Tech this summer at Epiphany for fun and educational Minecraft, 3D Printing, Science, Coding, Technology and Robotics Summer Camps for ages 5-14. Check out the Imagine That 2017 Summer Camp Flyer for a schedule of all dates, locations and programs. For more information about Imagine That! please call 770.455.1980 or visit http://www.ImagineThatFun.com.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr 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.