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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

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

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

Bible Study
following the 12:15 Eucharist every Wednesday
1:00 p.m.

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

Bible Study (JH-A)
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Deliver & Serve Meal (Peachtree Pine Shelter)
3rd Friday of the month
5:00 p.m.

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

Parish Events

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.


Week of April 17

Wednesday Night Dinner and Bible Study will not take place this week.

4/22—March for Science: As part of Earth Day activities, please join members of the Earth Guild Saturday for the March for Science event at Candler Park. It begins at noon with speakers who are local scientists, including one high school senior who is an amateur paleontologist and geologist. The march begins at 1 p.m. Meet at Epiphany at 11:30 to carpool over. On Sunday, the Earth Guild will provide a breakfast at Epiphany as we celebrate Earth Sunday.

Flex and Stretch Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. $5 per class, Silversneakers cardholders free (bring card). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact: Ellen Mintzmyer 404.421.8476.

Funeral Reception Coordinators: We need 1-2 more people to help with the generous hospitality of funeral receptions at Epiphany. We have a fine team of folks to do the on-the-ground work, but are in need of someone with good skills for coordination and mobilizing to be sure all the parts go seamlessly. Think this might be you? Contact Nancy Chandler.

DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept your donations. For May, the most needed items are: boxed sweet (kid) cereal, canned lima beans, canned black-eyed peas, canned mixed vegetables, canned mandarin oranges, soup of any kind  - especially chunky chicken and chunky beef.


Sunday, April 23

Adult Formation Offerings at 10 a.m.

  • Bible and Theology: Presentation on the recent pilgrimage of racial reconciliation to Ghana by The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers and parishioner Ann Fowler. Come listen as they tell stories about their recent experiences in West Africa. Today’s Topic: African Christologies. Room JH B & C
  • 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: Your Call to Creation Care. Led by Chris Moser. 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: Anglican Prayer, led by Shirley Banks. Room 202.

4/23 & 30—Earth Guild Fabric Drive for re:loom, a non-profit organization that turns unwanted fabrics into purses, wallets, rugs, dog leashes and other products while helping adults who have struggled to secure and maintain jobs. Fabrics must be clean and at least one yard (no small pieces), and can be any type of fabric. Re:loom currently is making some things for a client and especially needs fabrics or clothes that are gray, even if other colors are in the fabric. Contact: Contact: Brenda Lloyd.

Now Showing:Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Katie Archibald for April. Her work “Through the Checkpoint” is a multimedia project providing vision and voice to life lived amidst occupation in Palestine/Israel. Epiphany receives 25% of sales.

The United Thank Offering contributions support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church. Pick up your UTO box or envelopes in the gallery. Ingathering is 4/23.

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.

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.


Upcoming Events

4/27—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meets 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

4/30—Young Adults go to brunch on the last Sunday of each month. Gather in the courtyard following the second service to carpool to our location.

4/30—Newcomers' Dessert: All are invited to a Newcomers' Dessert at the home of the Rector (265 Elmira Place, 30307) at 4:00 p.m. Sign up in the Crossing Hall or online right here. Old-timers: Don't forget to bring the desserts!

5/1—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. NOTE: The May & June selections have switched. May Selection: Jacksonland, by STeve Inskeep. June: The Class of '65 by Jim Auchmuty. New members welcome. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.

5/1-5—It's Epiphany's turn to serve meals at Hagar's House, a Decatur shelter for homeless mothers and children. Volunteer for half of an evening meal during the week—two households cover each dinner. Click on the RSVP button at epiphany.org for the signup link. Contact: Anne Warner, 404.876.3245.

5/4—Interested in the Enneagram? Make your voice heard. Help us build a local Enneagram Community and provide opportunities for education and development.  This event is FREE and open to the public. 7 – 9 p.m. in Jones Hall. Please direct all inquiries to info@ieageorgia.org.

5/8—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.

5/9—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.

5/14—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.

5/16—Film Screening: The Commission for Dismantling Racism and Emmaus House invite you to a screening and discussion of the film 13TH. This film is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Join us Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Emmaus House, 1017 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta.

5/21—Parish Picnic: Mark your calendars for the Annual Parish Picnic. Just one service at 10:30 a.m. in the Byrd House backyard. Bring lawn chair or blanket and bring a side dish to share. Entrée tickets will go on sale soon. Shea McNutt’s 20th Anniversary will be celebrated. If you’d like to contribute towards her gift, make your check out to Epiphany and note “Shea” in the memo field.

6/5-9—Vacation Bible School is open to rising Pre-K students through rising 3rd graders. To register, use the link on the epiphany.org homepage. Many volunteers are needed to make VBS successful so please consider joining the VBS planning and leadership team. Contact: Catherine Breed / cbreed@epiphany.org.

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.

Parish Weekend SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for October 27-29, 2017 for our annual Parish Weekend at Kanuga!  Details to follow, but we know you won’t want to miss it!


Additional Notices

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. 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.

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