This Week at Epiphany - July 21
Bible Study is offered on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. following the mid-day service at 12:15 p.m. NOTE: There will be no Noon Eucharist or Bible Study for the month of July.
Epiphany’s next trip to Jasper in support of the Matthew Project will be July 24-26 with additional trips planned for Aug. 7-9, Sep. 4-6, and Nov. 6-8. Details are in The Epiphany Star. Contact Tom Bell at 404.549.3363 if you’d like to participate or would like more information.
7/24—The Epiphany Women's Group, unofficially named Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work), will gather for fun and fellowship at Laura Gary's house from 7-8:30 p.m. All women at Epiphany are invited! Please rsvp to Laura Gary and let her know what appetizer or beverage you can bring to share. Laura's address is 412 East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Please park at Glennwood Elementary School, just past the house heading east on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
7/26—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.
This Sunday - July 27
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. There are open dates in August for offerings. 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).
Epiphany Summer Choir: In order to give our Epiphany Choir members a break and also continue to have good choral music during the summer months, the Epiphany Summer Choir comes to the rescue! Come to the music suite on any Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and learn the music for that Sunday’s service. You can decide to sing every Sunday or just on the odd or even Sundays! We will not process or vest and you may decide to sit in the congregation until the Peace, sing the offertory anthem, and then return to your seat. All adults and high school youth are welcome. Summer Choir continues through August.
Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.
Fundraising Opportunity! Sign up your group to host summer breakfast between services at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/summer200. Average attendance is between 75-100 people. Typically we charge $3/adult + $1/child, under 5 free. Series runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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.
The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for May/June/July out. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. The booklets are located in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.
DEAM Basket: While January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of cereal, tea, mac & cheese, sm pkgs corn muffin mix, 1 at pkgs dry milk, jello, 1 lb pkgs dry beans, bar soap and toilet paper.
Summer Camps at Epiphany: Join Imagine That & Future Tech this summer for fun and educational Art, Science, Technology and Robotics Summer Camps for ages 3-14. Camps will be held at Epiphany. Course fliers are in the Gallery. For more information, call Imagine That at 770.455.1980 or visit their website at www.ImagineThatFun.com
Summer Camps at Mikell: Registration is under way at Mikell Camp and Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. The camp schedule and registration information is available online at campmikell.com.
7/27-8/2 are our next dates at Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for homeless women and children. We need your help! Two church families work together to prepare and serve dinner (which need not be elaborate) each evening for 25-30 guests at the shelter. This is a great opportunity to seek and serve Christ in some new faces! The sign-up sheet posted in the Crossing Hall or use the link on our homepage. Questions? Contact Cindy Bell at 404.549.3363.
8/6—Holy Comforter Dinner: It’s Epiphany’s turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese. They currently feed approximately 80 people. We need 4-6 volunteers to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and 4-6 people to help with serving – leaving the church at 5:30 p.m. to go over there and 4 people to each bring two dozen cupcakes. The sign up link is on the homepage. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.
8/9—Alabama Pilgrimage: Each year the Diocese of Atlanta charters a bus to Haynesville, Alabama to honor the life of Jonathon Daniels, and the Martyrs of Alabama. Episcopalians from around the South will be participating. We will march in the footsteps of Daniels (an Episcopal seminarian who was killed working for the civil rights movement in 1965), Ruby Sales (who survived and became an Episcopal priest), Joyce Bailey and Father Richard Morrisoe. The bus leaves from the Cathedral Saturday morning and returns in the evening. Bus cost is $15 (lunch extra), limited to 10 people. To register, contact the Rev. Cynthia Hizer at 404.373.8338, ext 16.
8/10—The sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered for adults, infants and children and will be administered during the morning services on Sunday, August 10. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office or 404.373.8338.
8/10—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 second Sunday in Jones Hall. *We request that you register through our website www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a reminder every month.
8/12—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The monthly meeting and program will resume in September.
8/14-15—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.
8/23—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.
The Epiphany Book Club is on hiatus until the fall. We will meet again on 2nd Mondays starting in September at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) to discuss Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595.
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. EFM is an extension course of the University of the South (Sewanee), good for CEUs if needed, and there is a cost to the program. If you are interested, please contact Esther Harbert.
Attention Kroger Shoppers! You can donate to DEAM simply by using your Kroger Plus card. Just sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Their number is 10566 or they are listed as Decatur-Area Emergency. Kroger sends them quarterly checks based on the number of reward points the collective supporters accumulate. They currently have 111 shoppers enrolled and in the last quarter of 2013, they received a check for $669.79.
Our parish newsletter, The Epiphany Star: A Word to the Wise—is no longer sent bulk mail. If you would like to receive an email with a link to our site when it’s published, please notify the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies are available in the Gallery. If you do not own a computer, you can request a copy be mailed to you.
Community Events: Check out the Community Board and Diocese Bulletin boards in the Crossing Hall to see what events (musical, spiritual, and social) are taking place in the community.
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