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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 March 20

Wednesday Night Dinner: Dinner served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. This year we are alternating between hot meals from Bridge Catering and Boxed Sandwich meals or Pasta and Salad from Jason's Deli. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Contact the parish office to be put on the standing list.

3/23—Health Screenings: 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/community-partners.

3/23—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meets the 4th Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

3/25—Mandatory Safeguarding Training for Volunteers from 9 a.m.—12 p.m. at Epiphany. Sunday School Teachers, Chapel Leaders, Vestry Members, staff and anyone who currently volunteers with children are required to take this training. Coffee and breakfast will be provided. Click here to register.

3/25—8:30-9:30 p.m. local time Earth Hour: Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to the planet and our collective fight against climate change. There's never been a more timely and important moment for the world to stand in solidarity for the protection of our planet.

Refugee update: Thank you to the parish for donating items for our new refugee family. Because of the new ban on immigration we will not be sponsoring a family until June. If there is anyone who has some storage space for some of our items please contact Bev Lorenzo 404.825.3402.

DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept your donations. For March, the most needed items are: chunky beef soup, canned black eyed peas, canned lima beans, canned fruit other than applesauce, and one lb pkgs of any kind of rice.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes LaCorazones Valientes, a Costa Rican folk art cooperative for March. Please view their work in the Gallery. Epiphany receives 25% of sales. All paid-for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month. 


Sunday, March 26

Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m.: During Lent we are exploring how we encounter the Christ of Resurrection through teaching, contemplation, and conversation. This week we will be using the tools of the contemplative tradition in our experience of the risen Christ.

Adult Formation at 10 a.m.: During Lent we are exploring how we encounter the Christ of Resurrection through teaching, contemplation, and conversation. We will investigate the thoughts of Tillich, Kierkegaard, Whitehead and others as a spring board into a Jesus of engagement as we listen to the voices of Gutierrez, Dorothy Day, Bonhoeffer to guide is into a daily experience of Jesus now.

Resurrection stories wanted: How have you been raised from the dead? Parishioner Kristin Lennon is gathering stories for a Lenten art project. Stop by the table in the gallery Sundays during Lent, or contact Kristin directly for more information.

3/26—Young Adults Sunday Lunch: Please join the Epiphany Young(ish) Adult group for brunch on the last Sunday of each month. Gather in the courtyard following the second service, about 12:30 p.m., to carpool to our location.

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

The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be offered for adults, infants and children at the Easter Vigil on 4/16 and on 4/23, the Sunday following Easter. If you or member of your family desires to be baptized, please contact the parish office.

3/30—Women's Book Group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Catherine Breed's house. We are discussing Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott. Email Catherine Breed for directions and to RSVP.

3/30—The Dementia Maze: Understanding the Options & Care Costs. 11:30 a.m. – 1: p.m. St. Bartholomew’s Church. Call 404.634.3336 to reserve lunch. We will review the basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and discuss the financial impact on families, employers as well as those diagnosed. Identifying the options available and planning for loss in functional and cognitive capacity is the best way to support and advise individuals affected and their loved ones.

4/2—Perfect time for an Easter Hat or Derby Hat! Queen of Hats Angela Kang is visiting Epiphany once again for one day only. Angela will have her handmade hats and hair-band fascinator line on view for sale from 8:30- 11:30 a.m. in the gallery. Bring your checkbooks!

4/3—The Epiphany Book Group meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. April Selection: Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo. Contact: Dennis Edmiston at 678.613.7401.

4/4—North Decatur Presbyterian Senior's Group, SAGES, is meeting here the 1st Tuesday of the month while their parish hall is being renovated and they've invited us to attend their programs. For April, Douglas Faust, Executive Director of the Decatur Housing Authority, will discuss how they provide "Affordable Homes, Not Housing." If you would like to attend, it's $8 for lunch and RSVP to Jim Goodspeed at 770.934.2008.

4/10—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.

4/11—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.

4/9Palm Sunday: The narrative account of Jesus's last days is read at the morning services. Gather at the point (outside by our sign at East Lake Road).

4/9Veteran’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.

4/10—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.

Rite of Reconciliation: For those wishing to make formal confession along the Rite outlined in the BCP, please contact either Benno or Sharon to schedule an appointment.

4/12Tenebrae (Latin for shadows) is a contemplative service recalling the Passion of the Christ in music, verse and light. Join us at 7 p.m. Click the RSVP button at epiphany.org to sign up for a reading. Childcare provided. Note: Wednesday evening Bible Study will not take place this week.

4/13Maundy Thursday "Agape Supper," begins at 6:15 p.m. with foot washing and liturgy immediately following. Sign up in the gallery a seat and indicate if you want fish so there will be enough for all. Childcare provided.

4/13Watch One Hour, a prayer vigil from Maundy Thursday night through Good Friday morning is an opportunity to remember Jesus' last hours. Click the RSVP button at epiphany.org to reserve an hour.

4/14Good Friday services are at noon & 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. The Good Friday Offering goes to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem. To contribute, note "Good Friday" in the memo field. Childcare provided at 6:30 p.m.

4/15—Holy Saturday Workday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. includes helping Guilds prepare the Nave for Easter and making crafts for Easter. Sign up your child in the Crossing Hall for ways to help.

4/16Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 6 a.m. to begin our Easter celebration. There will be incense at this service. Remember to bring bells to ring and plan to stay afterwards for champagne and strawberries.

4/16Easter Breakfast from 9:45-11 a.m. Parishioners are invited to bring breakfast dishes to share. Parish Life will provide ham and biscuits. No charge, but donations are welcomed. Sign up in the Crossing Hall. Please include a card stating the name of the dish and any dietary/allergen comments (i.e., meat, dairy, gluten, nut ingredients).

4/16Easter Egg Hunt: Gather your children in church at 10 a.m. for directions and we will dismiss for the egg hunt from there. Please bring your own baskets. Eggs will be empty and children will trade them in for a goody bag in the courtyard after the hunt.

Easter Sunday liturgies are at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. with pre-service music beginning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., children will join the procession to flower the cross during the opening hymn.

4/20 & 21—Cook for the Peachtree Pine Men's Shelter: Thursday 1-5 prep; Friday 2-5 cook; 5-7 serve; 7-9 cleanup. RSVP to Bev Lorenzo at 404.825.3402 if you plan to pitch in.

6/5-9—Vacation Bibles School will be open to rising Pre-K students through rising 3rd graders. 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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