In this Issue
Clergy Reflection

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

How exciting that the season of Interim has officially ended with me, Glenna Huber, joining the community as the 15th Rector of the church of the Epiphany. I have been humbled by your graciousness in welcoming me this first week, thank you for your hospitality.  This 2 year interim period, this time between Rectors, has seemed long. You have been led by 2 interims and enjoyed the steady presence of The Rev's Trin and Tricia. I assume that is was a difficult and grace filled time. I also assume that it has been a period of many revelations, both on a personal and community level.

On this upcoming Sunday our Gospel reading comes from the 9 th chapter of Luke, commonly referred to as the Transfiguration of Jesus. Just to remind you a bit about what happens in the passage: Jesus takes with him three disciples to the top of a mountain. Once they arrive at the top Jesus is transfigured into clothes of dazzling white. Beside him appear the figures of the prophets Moses and Elijah. The scripture goes on to say that a voice speaks and says, " This is my Son, my beloved; listen to him." After hearing those words the disciples keep silent.

Typically we hear this Gospel story at the conclusion of the church season Epiphany (which if I remember correctly was the Sunday members of the search committee came to hear me preach this past year!) The Transfiguration marks the end of the numerous ways in which God reveals Godself through the personhood of Christ. As is customary, when a major feast day falls on a Sunday, the feast takes precedence over the regular Sunday readings. So this year we get to celebrate the feast of the transfiguration twice.

I love how God works. It feels as if God is trying to tell us something through this scripture. Maybe we are being reminded about how faithful God is, even in the midst of transition. That if we keep our eyes open we will have opportunities to experience epiphanies and to see God in different ways. Maybe God is reminding us to listen for the voice of God in unlikely places from unlikely people. This church is host to so many different people, tourists, residents, students, believers, seekers, and many more. We must make sure that we are open to listening to the ways that God is speaking through them.

Things and people are being transfigured in our midst, one question for us to ponder in the silence that follows the shift, is to consider how we want to now shape our discipleship as a community with new leadership and an energized congregation.

I am thrilled to be here with you, my family is excited to learn about our "new church" and I look forward to joining you on this part of our spiritual journey.

Rev. Glenna
Mission & Ministry

Worship at Epiphany
  Sunday Readings

Parish Announcements
Memorial Service
A memorial service is remembrance of Karen Rowe 
will be held here at Epiphany on Monday, August 7 at 1:30pm.

"The Saturday Morning Breakfast Club"
On the second Saturday morning of each month for the next few months, we will have a parish work day from 10am to 1pm to finish up our list of tasks that need completion in and around the building.

All are welcome to join.  We will have a list of projects, the tools and materials needed to get them done and a willingness to pitch in and make things happen and have some fun together. Our first work day will be  Saturday, August 12 .

Name Tags
New name tags have been printed, so everyone should now have one! Please be sure to check and wear your name tag this coming Sunday, August 6, as we welcome Rev. Glenna on her first Sunday here at Epiphany. 

If you find that you still do not have a name tag, please contact Arrien Davison via email or at (202) 347-2635.  

2018 Calendars & other Welcome Table Needs
If you receive more 2018 calendars then you want or need, please save them and bring them to the parish office. Our Welcome Table guests will be happy to have them.

In addition to calendars, hotel size toiletries are perfect for us to give to our guests who often are carrying all their possessions. As you travel, please remember to collect toiletries and bring them in to the parish office. All toiletries are needed and welcomed, with the exception of conditioner and mouthwash.

This week in Epiphany History
One of the very first female pilots, the Willard Intercontinental Hotel 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
August 8, 2017 at 12:10pm

Cha Park piano , plays Haydn and Granados alongside Ravel's pianistic masterpiece  Gaspard de la nuit.

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 .

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
Prayer & Pastoral Care

We ask for your Prayers

For all who seek healing in mind, body, spirit or relationship, especially:
Susan Sutton
Carroll Pye
Tripp Jones
Ernest Xamboj 
Zalira Ayers
Sawyer Hutt 
Kim Sanders 
Anne Schmidt
Holly Foster, daughter of Barbara Ford-Foster
Kelly Miller
Angela Christian
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 (
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.

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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