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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.

Young Adults Sunday Lunch
Last Sundays of the month
12:30 p.m.


Hurricane Relief

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Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with church partners after disasters, equipping them to meet needs of those most vulnerable in their communities. Currently, our staff is responding to areas devastated by multiple Hurricanes, and watching developing tropical storms. Because of our strong diocesan partnerships, Episcopal Relief & Development is ready to assist in the recovery of the impacted areas for as long as necessary. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit episcopalrelief.org/hurricanes2017

DIAPERS: Epiphany is collecting diapers and wipes to support MedShare's response to flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and monsoons in South Asia. A collection box is in the Gallery. For more information, see: www.medshare.org/flood-relief/


Parish Events

Sunday, September 24

Adult formation 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. Click here for the syllabus or pick on up in the Gallery tract rack. Taught by Brennan Breed. 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 by the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers and Shirley Banks. Jones Hall Room A

Win a trip to Kanuga for Parish Weekend! What if you could experience three days and two nights in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina with your 80+ of your fellow Epiphanites for just $5? Purchase a raffle ticket ($5 each) between services. We will sell them each Sunday until we draw a winner on Sunday, Sept. 24. The winner gets one full registration ($200 value!) for Parish Weekend, October 27-29, 2017!

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for August/September/October 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.

Confirmation Classes will be held Sundays from 1-3 p.m. for five consecutive weeks (9/24 – 10/22). Confirmation is open to any adult or youth seeking to know more about the Christian faith as the Episcopal Church has received it. We will discuss prayer, scripture, church history, sin and redemption, ethics, the BCP, worship and liturgy.  Email The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers to register.

9/24—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.

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.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes photography by our youth from their Summer Pilgrimage to New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado. 90% of all sales benefit the Youth program and 10% to Fort Defiance (Cynthia Hizer’s parish in AZ). Please note Epiphany Youth Program in memo field.


Week of September 25

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.

Choirs Resume: Epiphany Choir (adults) begin on September 6, and children’s and youth choirs will begin the week of September 25 (after the first Decatur City Schools break). All are welcome! For more information, contact Julie Ryder.

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.

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.

9/28—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.

9/30 - 10/1—Candler Park Fall Fest: Epiphany is hosting a booth this year! Please help us to spread awareness of our parish and ministries at the booth! We need volunteers for 2-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Sign up for a booth shift here. Read more >>

Food Drive: September is our turn to stock the Emmaus House pantry, a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta, located in a low-income neighborhood near Turner Field. A list of needed items can be found in the newsletter on epiphany.org. Place items in the bins in the gallery. Contact Lisa Daily/ 404.421.4898.

Registration open for Parish Weekend: October 27-29, 2017. Come join us at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC for our annual parish retreat! We will worship, play, share stories and deepen our relationship with God and our parish family. Register between Sunday services, or use this link.


Upcoming Events

Epiphany 101: Wonder why Epiphany is like it is? Why we do what we do? What this space is all about? Join us October 1, 8, 15 & 22 for four weeks of Epiphany 101! We will talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian, what makes Epiphany particular, how and why we worship like we do, and our service inside these walls and out. You can attend any and/or all, but each class is independent. Join us in the Choir Loft. 

10/2—The Epiphany Book Group, meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. October - Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard; November - The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom. December will be our Christmas Gathering and choosing of books for 2018.

10/5—Women’s Book Group meets 1st Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed’s home. Email Catherine for directions and to RSVP.

10/8—St. Francis Animal Blessing: All pets (properly restrained, please) are welcome at the 5 p.m. Eucharist celebrating The Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Reception to follow: Animal crackers for people, People crackers for animals!

10/9—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.

10/9—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.

10/10—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., with potluck lunch to follow.

10/19—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.

10/29—Newcomers' Dessert: All are invited for coffee and sweets at the home of the Rector (265 Elmira Place, 30307) at 4 p.m. Old-timers: Don't forget to bring the desserts!

10/29—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.

11/5—The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be offered on All Saints’ Sunday, November 5, for adults, infants and children. If you or a member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.

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)


Additional Notices

Registration for the Fall Folk School (10/20-22) at Camp Mikell has begun, visit http://campmikell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017fall-folk-school-registration.pdf to register. Contact: Amanda Price 706.886.7515. 

The Community Pop-Up Studio for Practicing the Pastoral Arts is open and ready for the season of balance and equilibrium and consistent cycles of sun and moon. For the best of autumn the studio offers Celtic spirituality in art and retreat opportunities. See the flier in the Crossing Hall, then register with The Rev. Ruth Pattison. The studio is located at 4945 High Point Rd. NE Sandy Springs.

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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