In this Issue
Weekly Reflection

Last week we hosted our annual homecoming celebration. I want to thank all who came to worship with us, as well as all the people who made sure we had name tags, food, decorations, and fabulous music. We also celebrated the life and ministry of Dyanna Tardd. So many people volunteered to help create a space that allowed for reflection, grief, and fellowship. There is indeed a Sweet, Sweet, Spirit in this place.

Upcoming, we will be making some improvements in how we communicate to the parish and the wider community. Starting in October you will receive a monthly newsletter on the first Tuesday of the month. The newsletter will include a reflection, Tuesday Concert Series info, and a calendar of events. Eventually, we plan to make sure that information about all ministry leaders, space usage requests, and anything else that occurs at Epiphany shows up in the newsletter. The last day to submit information to Arrien will be the last Friday of every month. More details about this new approach to the newsletter will be outlined to those who are responsible for organizing counters, ushers, altar guild, and LEMs. On the other Tuesdays of the month, communication will come from the church regarding any schedule changes, urgent messages, or happenings that were not previously published.

Also, with the consent and blessing of the vestry we will begin a  9:30am service of Holy Eucharist in the Mission Center. This service will be led primarily by our seminarian, Joshua Daniel. The goal of this service is to provide a worship experience that more fully incorporates our younger members and uses music in some different ways. We are going to try this service for a period of time to see if we are able to meet the needs of a different group of people. If we decide that this is not as successful as we would like, we can discontinue the service in June of 2018.

This upcoming  Sunday I look forward to marching to Empower the Homeless. The march will begin after the  8:00am service. All are invited to participate so that we may reflect for the wider community the urgency of respecting the rights of all, particularly the homeless.

As always, should you have questions or concerns, please contact me at or 202-347-2635.

Mission & Ministry

Worship at Epiphany

Parish Announcements
Empower the Homeless Walk
Sunday, September 24
All are invited to join us for this year's Walk to Empower the Homeless on Sunday, September 24. The walk will begin immediately following the 8:00am service. We will walk together from Epiphany to the White House and back. The walk usually takes about 30 minutes.

In conjunction with the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, this walk is an effort to raise funds to help end homelessness in our area.

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is a faith-based community partnership bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness, or other debilitating challenges.  

If would like to support  Samaritan Ministry and their work which directly impacts 1,000 homeless and downtown poor, please bring cash or a check for $25 payable to "Samaritan Ministry."  Any donations can be turned in to Susan Weinbeck, Rasheen Carbin or Lois Nembhard. If you would like to support the walk by donating online to Samaritan Ministry, click on  this link .

Episcopal Bishops Issue Statement on DACA
A letter signed by over 130 Episcopal Bishops, including our own Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, in support of the DACA program appeared on page 17 of  The New York Times   today.  You can read the whole statement by following this link

The Stories of Epiphany

Why I love Epiphany - Caroline's Story
Why I love Epiphany - Caroline's Story

Caroline Klam reflects on her time here at Epiphany and what encourages her to remain active after nearly 16 years!

If you too would like to share your story, please contact  Arrien Davison by email or calling  the parish office at (202) 347-2635 to schedule a time.

This week in Epiphany History
This week in Epiphany History, Beatrice Aitchison breaks a 121 year trend in becoming the first female Vestry member, and much more. Be sure to  get your daily  dose of Epiphany History by following  the Celebrating 175 page .

Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
September 26, 2017 at 12:10pm

The Carya Ensemble
, featuring Sonya Sutton and Sophia Vastek on piano and the voices of Mary Shaffran, Andrew Brown and James Shaffran, offer Claude Debussy's Printemps (1887) and his rarely performed Cantata L'enfant Prodigue (The Prodigal Son).

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

Jeremy Filsell, Director of Music and the Choir of the Church of the Epiphany cordially invite you to join them for a Black Tie Gala held at the University Club of Washington.

The evening will include a silent auction and a special performance by the choir.
VIP Happy Hour begins at 6:00 P.M. VIP TICKETS REQUIRED. All proceeds will support the Choir's July 2018 tour to the United Kingdom. Tickets can be purchased here.

Epiphany Choir CD

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

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
Upcoming Events!

Prayer & Pastoral Care

We ask for your Prayers
For all who seek healing in mind, body, spirit or relationship, especially:
Kathrine Ebert
John McDermott
Bill Johnson
Jonnie Lee Walker Martin, cousin of Irvin Peterson
Susan Sutton
Carroll Pye
Ernest Xamboj 
Zalira Ayers
Anne Schmidt
Holly Foster, daughter of Barbara Ford-Foster
Jyl Woolfolk 
Kelly Miller
Elaine Hollingsworth, sister of James Hollingsworth

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:

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 (

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 (
If you are interested in learning about one or more of these ministries, you can also complete our Epiphany volunteer poll here.

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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