In this Issue
Clergy Reflection

To all of my friends at Epiphany,

I'd like to thank you all for the most amazing nine months of being a
part of your parish as a student. I have felt very much at home and
have got to know many of you in a deep and joyful way. I have
particularly enjoyed my time of singing in the 8 am choir and would
like to thank Bob, Peate and Irvin for your joy of music and the fun
fellowship we have had around the piano on Sunday mornings.

I have also enjoyed helping to lead the community bible study at 7 am
with its lively conversations with all who have attended through out
the year. I have learned so much from Street Church and loved getting
to know this community too. I will miss you all.

Over the summer I will be spending eight weeks working with staff at
Coventry Cathedral in England and am looking forward to my time being
mentored by the Reverend Cannon Sarah Hills. I will be travelling with
her to present workshops on reconciliation for The Community of the
Cross of Nails in Romania for Eastern European countries and also in
Germany and at Lambeth Palace, England.
Please pray for me that I may learn and be a blessing to this
community. I will also be spending three days with the Society of
Saint John the Evangelist in Boston before I commence my final year in
Seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary.

I would sincerely like to thank Lisa Kimble, Patricia Lyons and
Catriona Laing for your deep care, mentoring, support and humour as I
have learned so much from you all that I will bring with me into my
future ministry. I would also like to thank my lay committee including
Kathy Gallager, Lois Nembhard, Teresa Hobgood and Brad Rickel who have
been so encouraging and helpful throughout the year.

Walking in Christ's light and joy,
Mary Matthews

Mission & Ministry

Worship at Epiphany
Sunday Readings

Parish Announcements
Saturday, May 6, 11:00am
Ascension & St. Agnes

Join Rev. Catriona Laing along with  Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes  this Saturday, May 6, for the Blessing of Bicycles. There will be prayers, food, music and more! 

Mother's Day is near! Celebrate the moms in your life while donating to Epiphany by shopping with Amazon. Purchase a gift at and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Epiphany! 

ADAMS Mosque Open House
Sunday, May 7, 3pm-7pm
46903 Sugarland Rd.
Sterling, VA 20164
All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), which Epiphany hosts every week day for midday prayer, will be doing Mosque open house for neighbors and friends from other faiths to visit and get the complete experience of Islamic faith and activities in a mosque.

There will be mosque tour, exhibits on Islam, Islamic Art exhibition, refreshments and more.

Potluck Lunch
Sunday, May 21
Please join us as we thank the Calling Committee for their dedicated leadership and hard work that brought us to this exciting time of anticipation as we prepare to welcome Rev. Glenna.  Every step - developing questions for the parish survey, sharing the results, convening focus groups, development of the parish profile, reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, conducting site visits, and the difficult steps of culling down the list from 45 to 3 was accomplished with great care, attention, and trust in the Holy Spirit.  

We will honor the members during both liturgies and then celebrate with a potluck lunch after the  11:00  service in the Community Hall. Fried chicken will be provided, and we invite you to bring a salad or dessert to share.  We hope you can join us!

Memorial Service for Michael Stoops
May 25, 2017 at 12:00pm
Church of the Pilgrims
2201 P St., NW, Washington, DC

Michael Stoops, co-founder of The National Coalition for the Homeless, Street Sense, and The North American Street Newspaper Association, passed away at Casey House, Montgomery County Hospice on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was 67 years old. Michael, with Mitch Snyder, was the architect of The McKinney Vento Act and numerous academic papers on ending homelessness. Michael served as Director of Community Organizing at The National Coalition for the Homeless since 1988.

This week in Epiphany History
The 1st female Priest to celebrate the Eucharist, Aunt Mary Lenthall and one of Americas leading scientistsBe sure to  get your daily dose of Epiphany History by following  the Celebrating 175 page .

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
May 9, 2017 at 12:10pm

Carlos Rodriguez, Paul Bratcher, & Sam Post, pianos, in Ragtime: An American Musical Revolution; Scott Joplin, Fats Waller and William Bolcom.

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
May 6, 2017, 6:00pm - Finlandia Foundation Concert

Modern kantele concert by Finnish artist Ida Elina at Church of the Epiphany. This program is co-sponsored by Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter, she is touring the U.S. as part of the  Finlandia Foundation  National Finland 100 Music Program. Tickets are $25 at the door.

May 7, 2017, 4:00pm - American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (AYPO)

Students will perform three concerts exploring the theme "Bach to the Future," and will conclude the season with will conclude the season with repertoire of the "future" featuring Holst's The Planets, Star Wars, Back to the Future. Please visit their  website  for more information.


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. 
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 (
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 (

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 (
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 (

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

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:


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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