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Welcome to Epiphany on the Web!

Now that you are here, you can find out all about this Parish that has been around for over 100 years, welcoming, working for social justice, praying, having fun, and proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ that all have a place at our table. 

But, more importantly we want to see you here, on Sunday breaking bread with us, or Wednesday nights for choir, parish supper, or bible study. We want to invite you to help us feed the hungry at Peachtree and Pine (Task Force for the Homeless Shelter), or at Hagar’s House (a women and children’s shelter in Decatur). We want your children to learn the stories of our faith and tradition through Godly Play, we want to invite you to a quiet moment of meditation on your faith journey.

We are a place that welcomes people, all people. We welcome ideas about how we know and live God’s love in this world. We welcome the energy and passion to make those ideas a part of our common life here at Epiphany and in the larger church and the world.

Browse our site, get a notion here about what we are about then, come find out, in person, we will be glad to see you.


The Rev. Benno Pattison, Rector

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The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is an inclusive community called to seek and follow Jesus Christ. We welcome all people in the Eucharistic Fellowship of Christ's Body. We receive strength and encouragement at the common table to carry out Christ's work of reconciliation in our broken world. Nourished by worship and witness, learning and teaching, fellowship and service, we strive to live out the Gospel's radical values with gladness of heart.


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99 Days of Gratitude
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for September 2014
Register for Kanuga

Join our Community in celebrating 99 days of gratitude!  Every day we want you to find something, or a person, or a moment to be grateful for.  We hope that this will be  a season in your life that can be transformative, healing, giving.  This is our season of being grateful for your family, this church, the work we do, God in our midst.  Come celebrate these 99 days!

Sundays we will have Town Hall meetings to listen, and talk about our gratitude for the work we do around Epiphany.  We will talk about mission and ministry, and numbers and budgets.  We want everyone to join us in this conversation.  Below you will see an alphabetized invitation.  If you can't come at the time that corresponds to your moment, come when you can!

9/28 10/5 10/9 11/2 11/9
A-F Last Name G-L Last Name M-R Last Name S-Z Last Name All Call

This Week at Epiphany - September 15

Bible Study is offered on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. following the mid-day service at 12:15 p.m. We are using Mixed Blessings by Barbara Brown Taylor as a basis for our Bible study.

9/16—New Book Group! Fr. Ben will be hosting a “Fall Formation” book group on Tuesday Nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. We will read and discuss The Anglican Spirit by Michael Ramsey September 16, 23 and October 7. We will read and discuss Ellen Davis’s Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Old Testament on October 21 and 28, and November 4, 11, and 18. All are welcome and happy reading!

9/17—Ordination: Please help us celebrate Caroline's Branch's ordination by contributing an appetizer or dessert for the pot-luck reception that will follow the ordination. The ordination will take place at St. Bede's this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The reception follows in the Parish Hall and Commons. You can deliver your food to St. Bede's immediately prior to the ordination or you may drop it off earlier in the day. If you'd like to make a monetary gift towards the purchase of a vestment gift for Caroline, you can make the check out to Epiphany noting Branch gift in the memo field.  

9/20—A Blessing Liturgy: Cynthia Hizer and Margaret Putnam were married on August 27 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Cynthia and Margaret invite you to the blessing of their marriage on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m., at Epiphany, with the Bishop Rob Wright officiating. Reception to follow. Please RSVP to the evite sent 9/4 or email the parish office. No gifts please.

For contributions to Liturgy Blessing reception Sept. 20, please see sign up in crossing hall or contact Maggi. Ewing 770.313.3183 or her email.

Time to Register: The Epiphany Parish Weekend is October 24-26 at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. We hope ALL parishioners will join us for a fabulous weekend in the mountains — there are discussion groups, activities, quiet time, child care something for everyone. Prices for the weekend are reduced and scholarships are also available! Register before September 28 for the best prices. Click here for the registration form. For more information, contact Charlie Slater at 404.835.2798 or his email.

Rides for Arlen: Epiphanite Arlen Grey has recently moved to Sunrise of Decatur on Clairemont, but is remaining active at in the Choir, and needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis. Although choir members will be providing a great deal of transportation, we still have many openings. If you can help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.


This Sunday - September 21

Adult Education at 10 a.m.

  • Adult Forum: Ann Temkin will lead a discussion on “Heroines of the Church.” Jones Hall, Room C.
  • The Epiphany Parents Group will discuss “Choice Words,” led by Laura May. Room 001 (Downstairs)
  • Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.

Listening…: The clergy and a small group from pastoral care would like to have a ‘listening’ session with anyone engaged in long term care for a spouse/partner, parent, or child. We want to engage our community in the best pastoral response, and with the best resources we can to share the journey with people and families that find themselves engaged in the care, decision making, and planning for long term care issues. We will meet immediately following the 11:15 a.m. Eucharist. The Church will provide a light lunch. To RSVP, email the parish office.  Thank you and looking forward to hearing your story.

Youth Group: We will kick off a new year September 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the Byrd House. Stay tuned for a forthcoming fall schedule.

Join us on Sunday from 4-6 p.m., for Hildegard of Bingen: Praying through Word, Music and Image with Dewey Weiss Kramer, Ph.D. Through meditation on a poem, a song and an illumination revealed to Hildegard by God, the workshop draws participants into a deep immersion experience of crucial aspects of the Good News. Participants will be invited to take an active part by both gazing and singing with Hildegard. All are welcome to Chorale Evensong with Eucharist at 6 p.m., featuring the Hildegard Ensemble. The service is free and open to the public. Register for the workshop at www.episcopalatlanta.org/Hildegard/


Upcoming Events

Children’s and Youth Choirs resume

  • Junior Choir (grades 3-6) First rehearsal: Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Choristers (grades 1-2) First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Choristers (pre-K*-Kindergarten) First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 p.m. *Pre-K means no more than 1 year prior to Kindergarten

Registration forms for children’s choirs can be found right here.

9/25—The Epiphany Women's Group, unoffically named Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work), will gather for fun and fellowship at the home of Christina Montesinos on Thursday, from 7-8:30 p.m. All women at Epiphany are invited! Please RSVP to Christina at email and let her know what appetizer or beverage you can bring to share (all vegetarian items this month please!). Christina's address is 2389 Harrington Drive, Decatur, 30033, and her phone number is 404.849.2168.


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