WEEK OF 11/18/19
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes paintings and mixed media art by Barbara Nesin for November. Click here to learn more about the artist. Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
11/19—Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 7 a.m. on 1st Tuesdays. Morning Prayer takes places the rest of the month. The Men’s Breakfast Group gathers for breakfast and discussion afterwards and are typically on their way by 8 a.m.
11/20—A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist.
11/20—Wednesday Night Programming
Choir Rehearsals: Beginning Choristers/4-4:30 p.m., Intermediate Choristers/4:30-5 p.m., Junior Choir/5-5:45 p.m. and the Epiphany Choir/6:45-8:30 p.m. all meet in the Music Suite. Email Julie Ryder, Organist & Choirmaster
Supper: A catered meal is served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. $10/adults, $6/children 10 and under. Click here by 11 a.m. Tuesday to RSVP. Meals reserved must be paid for even if you are unable to attend.
Compline will take place in the Choir Loft at 6:15 p.m.
The SMA Group (for children 3rd-6th grade) focuses on building social skills and learning about Jesus’ example on earth. Join us 6:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. Email Laraine Fraijo-Paul, Director of Children’s Ministries
Episcopal 101/Confirmation Class is for those seeking confirmation and for those who just want to refresh their knowledge of the Episcopal tradition. Classes will be Wednesday Nights at 6:30 p.m. November 6 - December 18 (excluding November 27). Confirmation will be held during the bishop’s visit on January 5. Please email Amy if you want to be confirmed.
11/21—Flex & Stretch: Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome. $5 per class, Silversneakers© cardholders [65+] free (bring card). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Chair Yoga on 4th Thursdays. Questions? Email Ellen Mintzmyer.
SUNDAY - 11/17/19
We welcome members of the Community Music School of Atlanta as guest musicians today. Created and taught by Epiphanite and ASO violinist Judith Cox, CMSA is a successful strings group learning method that introduces students of all ages to the world of music and music making.
Nursery for newborns and children ages 3 and under is offered Sunday mornings.
Children’s Chapel: Children up to 2nd grade gather during the last verse of the Sequence Hymn and follow the cross to chapel after the Gospel. They return at the Peace. Parents are welcome to join us!
Sunday School at 10 a.m. for Children & Youth: Children ages 3 through 5th grade meet upstairs. Jr. High (6th-8th) and Sr. High (9th-12th) meet in the basement.
Sunday School for Adults at 10 a.m.
The Modern Families Group provides opportunities for learning, fellowship, and service centered on our shared experiences and challenges related to raising God-loving children in our unsteady world. We are focusing on the book Parenting Forward, by Cindy Wang Brandt. No pre-reading required. Jones Hall, Room A.
Do We Really Need the Old Testament? Led by Evan Bassett, this class wrestles with what it means to take the Old Testament seriously as Christian Scripture. JH Room C.
Adult Formation will not take place Sunday, November 24.
All are invited to a Newcomers’ Dessert TODAY at 4 p.m. in Jones Hall. It’s a time for questions and fellowship and an opportunity to get to know some of the staff and vestry better. The Dessert takes place quarterly and children are welcome. Click here to RSVP. Old-timers: Don’t forget to bring the desserts!
The Altar Arrangements & Sanctuary Light can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or special occasion. Click here to sign up.
Sermons from Sunday are uploaded to our site on Tuesdays. The Sermon Page is under Worship at Epiphany.org.
Need a name tag? Sign up on the clipboard on the black table in the Gallery.
11/24—Thanksgiving at Home: Emmaus House, a mission of the Diocese, sponsors a “Thanksgiving at Home” program for its neighbors in Peoplestown. Turkeys are provided as well as a bag of groceries for side dishes. If you would like to help supply the groceries, stop by Epiphany for a bag and a list of items. Bags must be returned to Epiphany by Sunday, November 24 as they are being given out on Monday. You can also fill your own (with handles) with: 2 Cans of String Beans (English cut), 2 Cans of Corn, 2 Cans of Peas, 1 Can of Cranberry Sauce, 2 Boxes of Muffin Mix, 1 Large Bag of Stuffing, 1 Box of Brownie Mix, 1 Bag of Rice (1 lb).
11/24—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The DOK is open to all women of the congregation interested in fellowship and study. Jones Hall, Room A.
11/24—Church in the Meadow will take place at 4 p.m. rain or shine. Join us out under the sky, feel the chorus of the elements, and give voice to creation as we celebrate Holy Eucharist outside. Come as you are, bring a blanket or chair.
11/26—Pub Theology meets 4th Tuesdays for an evening of thoughtful conversation about a selected theological question. All are welcome, and no preparation is required. Led by Evan Bassett. Join us at the Marlay in Decatur from 7-9 p.m.
11/27-29—The parish office will close at noon on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen on Monday, December 2. Note: No Wednesday Evening Programs will take place on November 27.
The next baptism dates are January 5, 2020 during the Bishop’s visit for our Feast Day and on is January 12, 2020, the Baptism of Jesus. If you are interested in baptisms for you or your child on this day, please let the parish office know by December 16.
Adult Formation in December: This year our Advent offering will be a communal fellowship space—open to the whole community—we’re calling “Together for Advent.” It will take place in Jones Hall on the four Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas.
12/1—Advent Wreath Workshop: The First “Together for Advent” gathering includes the option of a workshop sponsored by The Epiphany Flower Guild to make Advent wreaths for the upcoming season. A Godly Play Story will also be offered as part of this event. The cost per wreath is $20. Click here to reserve your wreath materials.
12/1—Thanksgiving Offering for Appleton Ministries is collected the Sunday following Thanksgiving and designated for Appleton Episcopal Ministries–a diocesan ministry that supports the Freedom School Macon, a food pantry, a domestic abuse shelter, weekend lunch programs and other community ministry projects through the Middle GA Convocation. Pay Epiphany online or via check, marking "Appleton Ministries" in the memo field.
12/2—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For December, we just gather to for our Christmas Party. The selection for January is The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. Email John Yntema.
12/3-5—Help with the Nativities Exhibit: The Exhibit opens Saturday, December 7 and runs through Sunday, December 15. We need volunteers to set it up earlier in the week, and also have folks to greet the public. Click here if you want to help out with this favorite annual community event.
12/5—Grief Pastoral Care Group meets 1st Thursdays at noon in the music suite for a healing and faith based conversation around grief and loss. Led by parishioners Megan Fraijo-Paul and Nancy Thompson, both trained psychotherapists. You can bring your lunch.
12/8—Feast of St. Nicholas Celebration & Shoe Drive: Everyone will gather in the nave at 10 a.m. to hear the St. Nicholas’ story before continuing on to our Formation programs. Bring new shoes for the foot ministry of Church of the Common Ground. Please purchase the following sizes: Men (11-15), Women (all sizes). Please take shoes out of their boxes/bags and tie the shoestrings together.
12/8—Advent Lessons & Carols Nativity Event: At 4 p.m., The Epiphany Choirs will present Advent Lessons and Carols in the Nave. Following the liturgy, join us in Jones Hall for a reception and to view the Epiphany Nativity Exhibit. Wine & Cheese for the adults and cider along with Christmas cookies to decorate, eat, and/or take home for children. Childcare will be provided in the nursery for children ages 3 and under.
12/9—The Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on 2nd Mondays. Join us to take part our partnership with the Bishop Tharp Institute—a college of the Diocese of Haiti.
12/9—Committee Meeting Night occurs 2nd Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.
12/10 & 12—This month, the Episcopal Church Women are hosting a Nativities luncheon for Emmaus House seniors on Thursday. Folks are invited to join them for ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, and pie. The ladies will still meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. In January, they are back to meeting on the 2nd Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The program speaker will be Diane Ward from Project Transformation North Georgia, a summer academic support program for at risk children. A covered dish luncheon follows. Email Laura Keys.
12/13—The Feeding Ministry serves the Gateway Shelter on the 2nd Friday of the month. You can opt to help cook from 2-5 p.m., serve from 5-7 p.m. or help clean up after the volunteer dinner at 7 p.m. Click here to volunteer.
12/14—Vocational Diaconate Ordination: Our seminarian, Alex Sherrill, will be ordained to the Vocational Diaconate on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip. All are welcome to attend.
12/15—Christmas Craft & Bake Sale: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will hold their annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please support their many outreach projects by purchasing sumptuous baked goods and other handcrafted items to enjoy at home with family, share with co-workers, or to offer as gifts.
12/15—Emmaus House Christmas: Almost 1,000 children receive gifts from Santa on Christmas Eve at Emmaus House in Peoplestown. See epiphany.org or the most recent issue of The Epiphany Star for details. Please bring new presents wrapped and “Well Labeled” to Epiphany by Sunday, December 15.