In this Issue
Clergy Reflection

Dear Friends in Christ,

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for our Holy Week and Easter services and for those who were not, I hope you had a blessed time and please know that you are in our prayers. I want to extend a special thanks to all the members of the parish who worked so hard towards our worship last week. The altar guild, the flower guild, the choirs, the Welcome Table team, the ushers and greeters, the readers, the eucharistic ministers, other servers and the unsung heroes. Thank you! Our Easter joy was further increased with the happy news from our wardens, who announced that the Reverend Glenna Huber has accepted the vestry's call to serve as the fifteenth rector of Epiphany. We are delighted with the news and look forward to welcoming Reverend Glenna and her family when she takes up her ministry amongst us on  July 31st . You can read Glenna's letter and hear her Easter message to us below. Thank you to the Calling Committee and the vestry for the hard work you have done to help us find Reverend Glenna. 

At our beautiful Easter Vigil service we baptised baby Alistair Stout and we pray for him as he begins his new life in Christ. In so doing we pray for ourselves. Many of us renewed our own baptism vows at one of the Easter services as we recalled the promises we have made to seek after Christ in all that we say and do. Our Collect this week reminds us of that once again: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith. Let this Sunday's Collect be our guide for the week as we reflect once again on the resurrection of our Lord and the  promise, which that brings. So as we continue to bask in the joy and hope of the resurrection - in the fact that God has conquered death - let us look for ways in which we might show forth in our lives, what we profess by our faith. Alleluia! Christ is risen!

With love,
Trin
Mission & Ministry

Worship at Epiphany
Sunday Readings

Parish Announcements

Welcome Reverend Glenna Huber

We are honored and delighted to announce that the Vestry has called the Rev. Glenna Huber to be the 15th Rector of the Church of the Epiphany.  Thanks to the extraordinarily careful and faithful work of the Rector Calling Committee, the Vestry explored a call to Epiphany with three highly qualified and gifted candidates. After our own thorough process that included interviewing each of them and spending time in prayer, we together discerned the Rev. Huber to be our next Rector.
 
Rev. Glenna Huber is currently serving as interim Rector at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in College Park.  Before that she served as Vicar at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Baltimore, where she began a Jubilee Ministry and transformed the church into a lively congregation. We were drawn to her passion and demonstrated commitment to urban ministry, with all its related joys and challenges and to her appreciation for all of the facets that make up the Essence of Epiphany which we highlighted in our Profile - music, diversity and outreach.
 
In her written materials and conversations with the Calling Committee and Vestry, Rev. Glenna spoke often of "equipping the Saints of Epiphany."  We look forward to working, praying, and walking with her as we take Epiphany into our next chapter. 
 
Rev. Glenna will visit with us on Pentecost Sunday and will begin with us formally on July 31.

Read her full biography here.
 
We are grateful to the members of the Calling Committee:  D'Oniece Dillard, Kathy Haines, Sandi Ingram, Caroline Klam, Judy Lokerson, Peate Pegues, Irvin Peterson, & Lee Tyner for all of their hard work.  In early May we will come together to thank them formally.  We give thanks for our interim rectors, Elizabeth Gardner and Geoffrey Hoare, and our current staff:  Rev. Dr. Catriona Laing, Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons, Jeremy Filsell, Arrien Davison and especially Catherine Manhardt.  Thanks also to all of you for your prayers and encouragement.  
 
Alleluia!  Christ is Risen from the Dead!  Alleluia!

Faithfully,
 
Bea Trapasso Dermer, Senior Warden
Ann Gordon, Junior Warden
Caroline Klam, Chair, Search Committee



Greetings from Rev. Glenna
Greetings from Rev. Glenna



Clothing Closet
We are in need of a couple of people to help us sort out the clothing closet in the Willard Room. Our clothing closet is very popular on Sundays, but it's a bit of a mess! Would you have an hour to spare to help us tidy it up, so that looking for clothes is an easier and more pleasant experience for our guests? Please contact Catriona if you're able to help. 


This week in Epiphany History
We explore the Parish Symbol, Founder of the Washington Post and the sentiment of flowers!Be sure to  get your daily dose of Epiphany History by following  the Celebrating 175 page .



Stations of the Cross
 

Thank you all so much for participating in this year's Stations of the Cross exhibition. It was a great success and we are already planning where we might take it next year! Please check out the Stations of the Cross feature in the Washington Post.
Epiphany Choir at Washington National Cathedral
Friday, May 5, 5:30pm
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

The Epiphany Choir will sing Choral Evensong at Washington National Cathedral on Friday, May 5. All Epiphanians are invited to come and support the choir that afternoon. 

Cathedral Flower Mart will be in full swing - offering festival foods, children's  rides, flowers and artisanal gifts. This is a wonderful way to spend a Spring afternoon with family and friends.
Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
April 25, 2017 at 12:10pm

The Dvorak Duo: Julianna Nickel, flute, and Melissa Dvorak, harp, in a program offering insights into the relations between Arts and  Society. Featuring music by Hendrick Andriessen, Maurice Ravel and Cameron Wilson

Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested to support the Concert Series.



Epiphany Choir CD

Copies are available now for just  $15 in the church office or by contacting our Director of Music,  Jeremy Filsell .

Guest Performances
April 23, 2017, 3:00pm - The Encore Chorale

The Encore Chorale is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. 
 
The Encore repertoire includes  Let There Be Music, A Cappella Overtures, There Is Sweet Music Here, Va Pensiero, Do Lord Remember Me, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables, You Make Me Feel So Young and And So I Sing.  

Support the arts at Epiphany by making a donation online now, or set up a recurring gift.
 
Learn more about musical events at Epiphany by visiting our  website
Service in Mission & MinistryService
How might you become more involved in the mission and ministry of our parish? There is so much going on at Epiphany and we are so grateful for the contributions you all offer towards making this happen. There are a few areas where we could really use your help! Please have a look at the list below and think where you might feel you could benefit from and contribute to the life of our community. 
 
Sundays:
The Welcome Table team are looking for more volunteers to help in the kitchen and dining room. Please contact Maria Hunter if you are interested in getting involved in this important aspect of our ministry at Epiphany ( mhunter@strategicm.com).
 
Coffee Hour after the 11am service. Pat Pickering and John McDermott do a fantastic job, but they can't do it every week. Coffee Hour can be as simple or as elaborate as we want to make it. What's important is that we have a time of fellowship after worship.  Please contact Catriona if you can help ( claing@epiphanydc.org).

Liturgical Leaders: We are always looking for people to help with the important ministries that make our Sunday worship possible. We welcome new additions to the ranks of greeters, ushers, readers, lay Eucharistic ministers, as well as the flower guild, and altar guild. If you are interested in learning more about any of these roles, please contact Catriona ( claing@epiphanydc.org).
 
Weekdays:
Office Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to sit at the front desk between 10am-2pm on weekdays. Bertha does a great job on Tuesdays and we're looking for others to help throughout the week. If you want to find out more, talk to Bertha and please contact Catherine in the office if you can help (  cmanhardt@epiphanydc.org).

Music Library: Epiphany's music director would appreciate a volunteer to help with organizing the music library, including alphabetizing, rearranging shelves, labeling boxes, and updating the music library spreadsheet. Please email Jeremy at jfilsell@epiphanydc.org

If you are interested in learning about one or more of these ministries, you can also complete our Epiphany volunteer poll here.
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: claing@epiphanydc.org.

 

Blogs & Websites
Episcopal Cafe   S ite featuring Episcopal news, commentary, and meditations 
Sojourners  Faith in action for social justice
Sacred Space  Daily Prayer from the Irish Jesuits

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