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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 May 22

5/24—Ascension Eve Service: In the BCP, seven days are listed as principle feast days. You can likely guess six of them. (If you want to check, see page 15 of the BCP). The one you may miss is Ascension Day, the day we recall Jesus’ ascension into heaven 40 days after Easter. We will mark this feast day on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the nave. Please make plans to join us.

5/25—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.

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.

DEAM Food Drive: June is Epiphany’s month to help stock the pantry at the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM). Our goal is to collect at least 100 each of four items DEAM needs most at this time. Please bring: toilet paper, bar soap, kid’s cereal, and canned black-eyed peas. Watch for our progress on the tally sheet posted near the DEAM boxes.

Summer Breakfast is offered between services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. provided we have a host. Please consider providing Sunday breakfasts and fellowship during the summer. Church groups, groups of friends, and families are invited to sponsor a Sunday breakfast. The Sign up is posted on the doors leading to Jones Hall.

Come sing in the choir! Members of the Epiphany Choir have sung for all liturgies since August 2016. It’s time for summer vacation and now you have an opportunity to serve: our Summer Choir begins June 11 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!


Sunday, May 28

The rector is on vacation with his family and will return on Sunday, June 18. The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers is on sabbatical and will return on Sunday, August 6. Today we welcome The Rev. Bobbi Patterson as our celebrant and preacher. On June 4 and June 11, The Rev. David Wagner will be our celebrant and preacher.

Join us today for Summer Breakfast between services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Today’s breakfast is hosted by the Parish Life Committee. If your parish group would like to host a breakfast, the sign-up is posted on the doors leading to Jones Hall.

5/28—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 Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for May/June/July 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

6/5—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. 6 June: The Class of '65 by Jim Auchmuty. New members welcome. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.

6/5-9—Vacation Bible School/ Week of Wonder is open to rising PreK through rising 3rd grade children. Please register by May 15. The registration fee is $60 per child. Children must be independent in the bathroom. Some scholarships are available. *Important Update: Epiphany and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church have decided to join together for VBS! Click here to register.

6/10—Holy Comforter Seedtime and Harvest Garden and Greenhouse will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The gardening program provides opportunities to work, learn specialized skills, and engage with the natural world. All are invited to join in gardening activities, which include planting and seeding vegetables, annuals, and perennials in the greenhouse, maintaining a meditation path and woodland garden surrounding a 175-year-old red oak tree, and caring for a butterfly garden and the organic raised-bed gardens.

6/12—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.

6/13—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.

6/19—Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on the 3rd 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.

7/15—The Jumble Sale: The Preview Party for parishioners and their guests will take place on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., the sale is open to the public on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. We will begin accepting items for the sale on Sunday, July 2. Take donations to Room C in Jones Hall.

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: 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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