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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 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.


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

Week of August 21

8/21—Eclipse Viewing: Camp Mikell will be open and allowing folks to come set up in the fields to watch the eclipse. No meals will be served that day, but folks can use the public restrooms and park in the parking lots for free. Donations are welcome at http://campmikell.com/about/donate/

8/23—Holy Comforter Dinner: It's Epiphany's turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese, about 60% of whose congregation lives with mental illness. We need people to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and also to provide cupcakes. Click here to sign up. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.

8/24—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.

8/24—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)

8/26—The Epiphany Choir is having a Treat—our annual get started rehearsal here at Epiphany.  This is a half-day event from 9:30-12:30 on August 26 and is a great time for new members to join us! For more information, contact Julie Ryder.

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.

Food Drive: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the DEAM pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept donations. This month’s needs: soup (especially cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken noodle and chicken & rice), canned baked beans or pork n beans, canned pineapple, canned yams, 1 lb packages of yellow or brown rice, small boxes of corn muffin mix

Atlanta Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic offers free acupuncture here at Epiphany for veterans and family members to relieve stress, insomnia, PTSD and pain. The clinic meets Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. No appointments or identification needed. Contact: Judith Keenan Visit Acupunctureforveterans.org.

Sunday, August 27

Sunday Morning Formation Resumes today: Join us at 10 a.m. in Jones Hall to kick-off the formation year. We will all gather together to hear about the classes that will be offered for all ages…from 3.5 years old and up! Teachers will be introduced, as well as topics for our adult offerings.

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? Beginning this Sunday between services, and at the bar-be-que, you can purchase a raffle ticket (or 7) for just $5 each. We will continue to sell them each Sunday until we draw one lucky winner on Sunday, September 24. The winner gets one full registration (a $200 value!) for Parish Weekend, October 27-29, 2017! Buy early and buy often! 

Summer Choir continues until September 3 at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and youth. We rehearse one anthem and then sing it during the 11:15 a.m. liturgy. No vestments, no weekday commitment, lots of fun and fellowship. Join us!

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.

8/27—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.

Upcoming Events

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. 

8/28—The Epiphany Book Group, which usually meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall, will have its Sept. gathering Aug. 28 to discuss is A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry.

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.

9/12—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. Program resumes in September.

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: 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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