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Mission & Ministry Spirituality

Worship at Epiphany

Parish Announcements

THIS SUNDAY: Empower the Homeless Walk
WHENSunday, October 9th at 9:00AM - immediately following 8:00 service
WHERE:  From The Church of the Epiphany to the White House and back
WHY:  To support the effort of those in need of affordable housing in Washington , DC area
COST:  $25 (Checks made payable to "Samaritan Ministry")
The Rev'd David Wolf, Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry, will walk with us and will preach at both the 8:00am and 11:00am services. While homelessness has not disappeared in our communities, this walk to the White House has proven to be a powerful experience of support of those in need.  As a walker, you are a part of the effort to raise funds for Samaritan helping us all to become stronger in our resolve to eradicate homelessness.  Epiphany has been a dedicated supporter of Samaritan Ministry in its 30 year effort to help those in need including many Welcome Table participants. Help to continue this relationship with Samaritan Ministry by supporting, walking, and praying with us.  Learn more.

Calling Committee Communique
Our posting for a new Rector remains open through October 21, 2016! We have received six applications as of October 2, which is a solid start. Do you have ideas of persons who might be a good match? Please give us the names so we can follow-up. Or perhaps you have connections to clergy networks? Please spread the word! You can also post on your social media outlets with a link to our profile: This is not a time to be shy! Help us to cast a wide net. Also, if you haven't already, read the Parish Profile and pray for our parish family. F or any questions about the Rector search process, please write to us at , or find us in church.

Gracious God, we pray for this parish church and for the Calling Committee as we seek to call a new Rector. Help us to be strong, open, forgiving -- and truthful to those discerning a call to minister in this place. Accompany us on our journey in the knowledge of your love for us and your power to unite us all. AMEN.

"Don't Boo, Vote!"
Coffee & Conversation  explores the theological foundations for Christian civic engagement.
We find ourselves in the final month before the Presidential Election, come and join us at Coffee & Conversation for some discussions about faith and politics. The next conversation will be Sunday, October 16 at 9:15am, in the Willard Room. Upcoming dates: October 23 & October 30.  

Look out for more information in the coming week!
Stewardship efforts will begin this month and we will be visited by The Rt. Rev'd Rowan Williams at All Saints' Sunday. 

Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series

October 11th at 12:10pm, Nakia Verner,  soprano: presenting Wagner's  Wesendonck Lieder , and Andre Previn's " Honey and Rue ." Ms. Verner appears as part of our ongoing partnership with the Levine School of Music.
Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested to support the Artists and the Concert Series itself.

Upcoming Guest Performances

October 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
"The Ensemble da Camera of Washington" presented by the  American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Works by Schumann and Schubert, including the Arpeggione Sonata and The Shepherd on the Rock. Tickets available through their website.

YSOP Benefit Concert: October 14, 7:30pm
The Youth Service Opportunities Project is holding a benefit at the Church of the Epiphany on October 14th at 7:30 p.m. to raise money for its programming engaging young people in volunteer service to the homeless and hungry.  Acclaimed tenor Nicholas Phan and pianist Myra Huang will be performing a program entitled, "Gods and Monsters", with works by German Romantic composers about myths, legends, and fairy tales. Tickets to the recital and the following dessert reception are available on YSOP's website:

October 16, 2016 at 3:00pm. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
performs the Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. More information available on their website.

In addition to our Tuesday Concert Series, Epiphany hosts guest ensembles year-round, from choirs to orchestras to solo performers. Our church is a regular performance venue for the Washington Master Chorale, Arts Nova Chamber MusicWashington Metropolitan Philharmonic OrchestraAvanti Orchestra of the Friday Morning Music Club, and Congressional Chorus, as well as ensembles visiting from all over the world.

Please note that all of Epiphany's guest artists and ensembles handle their own ticket sales. Please contact the respective individuals/ensembles for ticket sales and information pertaining to these concerts.

Support the arts at Epiphany by making a secure donation online now, or set up a recurring gift.
Learn more about musical events at Epiphany by visiting our  website
Church Staff Focus:

Charged by our Senior Vestry Warden to write something on your Music Director's extra-curricular activities outside music, I thought I might tell you about Saturday mornings, when I am usually to be found volunteering at Capital Adaptive Rowing Club on the Anacostia River. Despite my true sporting loves being Squash and Cricket, I have rowed/sculled since University days at Oxford in England. At Capital on Saturdays, I help haul, set up, rig and row boats for and with people with disabilities. Since 2009, Capital's Adaptive Rowing Program has introduced the sport, along with its rehabilitative benefits, to individuals with disabilities including spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual and cognitive impairments. Capital works with its partners - the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Rehabilitation Hospital, and the US Olympic Committee Paralympic Sport Program- to build a program that serves the Washington area's population of disabled military veterans and civilians. In recent years I have - bizarrely - won championship medals in Regattas with different partners, but principally with Dammie Onafeko, a remarkable 6' 5" athlete of Nigerian descent who is blind. He and I row double sculls (two blades per rower, as opposed to sweep oar when each individual has one) and have won in his category in Philadelphia at BAYADA Regatta for two years running. It is exciting that the Paralympian Rowing committee is looking at Dammie as a possible US paralympian for 2020 - when he wouldn't, er, be rowing with me! Honorable mention here goes to another Epiphany sculler - our own vestryman Scott Marquardt; he and I have graced the Potomac in a double sculling shell over the summer ... Epiphany Rowing is alive and well! To get a taste of Capital's program, click here:

- Jeremy
Service in Mission & Ministry
Volunteer Opportunities
Fellowship and service can be found in all aspects of life at Epiphany. To volunteer in worship, with Welcome Table programs, Street Church, the Tuesday Concert Series, contribution counters, or any other ministries contact the Parish Office. 202-347-2635. Explore the work of the people on our  website.
Serve at the Welcome Table
Please think and pray about taking part in  the worship and program ministries at
the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings. Learn more about how you can take part. Contact Rev. Catriona Laing for more information.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
In order to continue to provide this opportunity for fellowship, please consider hosting Coffee Hour following the 11:00 service. A sign-up sheet is posted in Community Hall. For more information, contact The Rev'd Catriona Laing.
Prayer & Pastoral Care

Prayer List
We invite you to add those on your heart to our prayer list.
We will pray for them aloud on Wednesdays at our 12:10 Healing Service and will add them to the Sunday list. Contact the church office with the name of the person and what we need to know about them.

Pastoral Care
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer or conversation, please contact the church office. We would rather hear from many than miss the opportunity to connect with someone.

Labyrinth entrance Wednesday Silent Prayer
Come and join us for 20 minutes of silent prayer and meditation followed by a short time of prayer for the parish. We will meet in the sanctuary on Wednesdays at 11:30am. All are welcome. To find out more, contact Catriona:


Blogs & Websites
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