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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.

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.


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


Sunday, November 19

Adult Formation Sundays at 10 A.M.

  • Introduction to the Incarnation class chooses one topic each semester to study from a number of different angles. We dive deep into biblical texts, the history of Christianity, and contemporary scholarship. Syllabus is in tract rack and online right here. Taught this week by Shirley Banks. Jones Hall Room B & C.
  • The Reclaiming the Bible class visits pivotal stories and themes in the Bible, noting God’s passionate interest in humanity and all creation. Each session includes facilitated group engagement with a scriptural passage, lively discussion, and even a coloring book page! Taught this week by the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers and The Rev. Benno D. Pattison. Jones Hall Room A.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes paintings by Wesley Usher for the month of November. 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany. See the round table in the gallery for payment instructions.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Nov/Dec/Jan 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 sign up: 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.

Food Drive: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the DEAM pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept donations of: grape or strawberry jelly, pasta sauce, canned greens (not spinach), soup, small boxes of corn muffin mix.


Upcoming Events

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.

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 by 11 a.m. Tuesdays by clicking here. Menu for 11/15: Guacamole and Salsa with Tri-Colored Chips, Caesar Salad with Traditional Dressing, Croutons, and Shaved Parmesan, Duet of Beef Enchiladas with Red Sauce and Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Spanish Rice, Vegetarian Black Beans, Chef's Choice Dessert

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

11/16—The Daughters of the King (DOK) usually meets 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence, but will meet the 16th of this month instead. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. All ladies of the congregation are invited to join us.

11/16—Pub Theology: A monthly, 3rd Thursday event facilitated by Dr. Brennan Breed will convene at The Marlay in Decatur at 7 p.m. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion. Click here for the readings.

11/18—Life Line Screening will be here once again to offer preventative health screenings that scan for potential health problems. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. To register, please call 1.888.653.6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle

11/26—Thanksgiving Offering for Appleton Ministries: An offering for the Sunday following Thanksgiving is designated by the Diocese for Appleton Episcopal Ministries, a diocesan ministry in Macon. Appleton operates an after-school program at St. Francis’ Church for at-risk children, as well as a mentoring program for their parents. It is supported by the four Episcopal congregations of Macon, a small endowment, and this Thanksgiving Offering. You may make a check out to Epiphany marked for “Appleton Ministries” and leave it in the alms basin.

11/29—An Advent Wreath workshop, sponsored by the Flower Guild, will take place Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. The Rev. Ruth Pattison will teach an Advent Season lesson and then guild members will help families make their own Advent Wreath. Cost: $20 per family. Click here by 11/25 to sign up.

12/4—The Epiphany Book Group, meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. December will be our Christmas Gathering and choosing of books for 2018. All are welcome.

12/7—Women’s Book Group meet 1st Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed’s home and is currently discussing The Gift of Imperfection by Brené Brown. Email Catherine Breed for directions and to RSVP.

12/9—Our Nativities Exhibit opens Saturday, December 9 and runs through Sunday, December 17. Sign up here if you want to help out with this favorite annual community event.

12/10—Feast of St. Nicholas Celebration & Shoe Drive: Join us at 10 a.m. you’re your gifts of shoes for the homeless and to hear a brief story from St. Nick before continuing on to Sunday School. Please purchase the following sizes: Men (11-15), Women (all sizes). When you bring your shoes, please take them out of the box/bag and tie the shoe strings together.

12/10—Advent Lessons & Carols Nativity Event: At 5 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 kids will have cider along with Christmas cookies to decorate. Childcare will be provided in the nursery for children ages 3 and under.

12/11—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.

12/11—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.

12/12—The Episcopal Church Women meet 2nd Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The program starts at 11 a.m., with potluck lunch to follow. This month the ECW welcomes Emmaus Seniors Program as their guests to view the Nativities exhibit.

12/14—IEA Meeting: Join us at 7 p.m. for an exploration of Enneagram type-specific inner critic messages and how the inner critic interrupts and interferes with the manifestation of your capacity to love yourself and others. $10 for non-members, free for IEA Georgia members ($30 annual).

12/17—Annual Bake &Craft Sale: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will hold their annual Christmas Bake & Craft Sunday morning. 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. Some items to look for include delicious cookies in decorative containers, freshly baked cakes, muffins and loaves, canned jellies and sauces, and items for beloved pets.

12/21—Pub Theology: A monthly, 3rd Thursday event facilitated by Dr. Brennan Breed will convene at The Marlay in Decatur at 7 p.m. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion.

12/21—The Daughters of the King (DOK) will meet 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence on the 21st of this month. For directions, email Audrey at banfieldn@bellsouth.net. All ladies of the congregation are invited.


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: 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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