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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

The Epiphany Book Group
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m. (JH)

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
2nd Tuesdays during the program year
11:00 a.m. (JH)

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Women's Book Group
1st Thursdays
7 p.m. (Breed Residence)

Daughters of the King (Banfield Residence)
4th Thursday of the month
10:30 a.m.



Parish Events


Week of February 12

2/12—Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on the 2nd Monday of every month in Jones Hall. Anyone interested in our in partnership with the Bishop Tharp Institute, a college of the Diocese of Haiti is welcome to attend.

2/12—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.

Atlanta Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic offers free acupuncture for veterans and family members to relieve stress, insomnia, PTSD and pain Mondays at Epiphany from 6-7 p.m. No appointments or ID needed. Visit acupunctureforveterans.org.

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.

2/13—The Episcopal Church Women meets 2nd Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The program starts at 11 a.m. Gretchen MacLachlan, Clark University professor emerita will present a program in keeping with Black History Month. A covered dish luncheon follows.

2/13—Shrove Tuesday: Join us at 5:30 p.m. for live music while you eat our now famous amalgamation of pancakes, bacon, and sausage (cooked by Epiphany’s Youth/donations accepted), and Potluck Cajun (you bring it). Children will decorate the Alleluia banner. A King Cake Scavenger Hunt for the Baby Jesus will take place. The Burning of the Palms Liturgy will follow. Click here to RSVP.

2/14—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. Click here to make a reservation or contact the Parish Office by Tuesday, February 13 if you want to join us for dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Menu for 2/14: Fresh Fruit of the Season, Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and ranch dressing, Assorted Breads, Sunday Pot Roast with Carrots and Onions, Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Beef Au Jus Gravy on Side, Bouquetierre of Vegetables, No desserts during Lent

Wed. Night Supper: The meal from Bridge Catering is served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. Sign up on the RSVP link at epiphany.org by 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Wed. Night Bible Study: Led by the clergy, we read and have a free-ranging discussion about the upcoming Sunday scripture selections. We meet from 6:30-8 p.m. in Jones Hall Room A.

Flex and Stretch Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. $5 per class, Silversneakers cardholders free (bring card). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact: Ellen Mintzmyer 404.421.8476.

2/15—The Daughters of the King (DOK) usually meet 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence, but they are meeting in February on the 15th. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

Food for DEAM: January was Epiphany’s month to stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry and we are happy to saw that we reached our goal of 100 each for Jelly (120) and Toothpaste (130) and Evaporated Milk (163). Bins remain out year-round to accept donations of grape or strawberry jelly, pasta sauce, canned greens (not spinach), soup, and small boxes of corn muffin mix.


This Sunday - February 18

Adult Formation: What does the Bible actually say about sin? Join us for a Lenten tour through the Old and New Testaments to find out. On the way, we will discuss the topics of evil, sacrifice, chaos monsters, and the devil. 
For readings:

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes collage work by Kay Hunt through February. 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany. See the round table in the gallery for payment instructions.

The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or special occasion. Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6. Click here to sign up.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is in the Gallery tract rack. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. $1 a copy.


Upcoming Events

2/21—Endowment Fund Grant Application forms are available online and in the gallery. Grants may be for Capital Improvements; debt reduction; scholarships or grants to members; or Community Outreach Projects. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 21, 2018.

2/22—Fundraiser for Making Your Business (MYB) Les Cayes on February 22, 5:30 – 8:30pm at Decatur CoWorks. Attend business seminars and network with business leaders, including Stephanie Everett and Matthew May. $15 advance/$20 door. Click here for more info.

2/25—Hunger Walk: Epiphany is once again be supporting efforts to fight against hunger. Click here to register to walk or support a walker.

2/27—Pub Theology: On 4th Tuesdays, (this month) The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers facilitates a discussion at The Marlay in Decatur at 7 p.m. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion.

3/1—Women’s Book Group meet 1st Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed’s home and is currently discussing Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith by Karen Wright Marsh. Email Catherine for directions and to RSVP.

3/4—Newcomers’ Gathering: All are invited to a Newcomers’ Gathering at the home of the Rector (265 Elmira Place, 30307) at 4:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP. Old-timers: Please bring cheese & crackers, fruits and nuts or lite hors d'oeuvres. (No desserts, it’s Lent.)

3/5—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. March’s selection: Surprised By Joy, C.S. Lewis. Contact: John Yntema.

3/8—The IEA GA Chapter meets here 2nd Thursdays at 7 p.m. for exploration and understanding of the Enneagram. $10 for non-members. Visit ieageorgia.org for more information.

3/10—The Feeding Ministry has a new “gig” with Gateway Shelter to serve on 2nd Saturdays starting March 10. You can opt to help cook from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., help serve from 4 -6 p.m. or help clean up after the volunteer dinner at 6 p.m. If you are interested in participating in this ministry in any capacity, contact Brandon Laird.

4/8—UTO Ingathering: The United Thank Offering contributions support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church. UTO boxes and envelopes are in the Gallery.


Additional Notices

Announcements: Notices – 40 words or less – are due 9 a.m. Wednesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you want to share, contact the parish office at 404.373.8338.

Parish Directory & Pledge Status: Log in to Access ACS access your personal and financial information, including pledge status. Link is on the homepage. First-time users have to register. Registered users can download the Church Life smart phone app. A print version parish directory is published in January and June and is in the gallery. It is also available online as a pdf. Financial Questions? Contact our bookkeeper, Susie Boyko.

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: Epiphany received $28.39 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between January 1 and March 31, 2017. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Church of Epiphany. Bookmark this link 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.

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