Clergy Reflection
 
From the Rector:

The groundhog emerged last week to announce to all gathered that we would have to endure, or enjoy six more weeks of winter. I was not amused by the groundhog's announcement, but upon further reflection I have decided that a little bit more winter would help set the mood for a contemplative Lenten season.

Soon the church will invite us to enter a season of forty days to observe a holy lent, a time of self-examination and repentance. Some may use this time for preparation for baptism or confirmation. Some may be intentional about giving up activities, foods, or behaviors that could be considered unhealthy. While others may take on a practice that enhances their prayer life and brings them closer to God. However you choose to honor the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, we hope that Epiphany provides the support, the formational resources, and the spiritual space to connect more deeply with God.

Our goal is to provide a number of different ways for you to be engaged. We will have in person and online, corporate and individual worship opportunities. We seek to challenge and support you during your Lenten journey. Please take note of our weekly offerings at the church. We will continue to offer our regular Eucharistic and Tuesday music services, and we will add book studies on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, plus we have added a Labyrinth walk on Fridays.

The Rev. Catriona Laing has been working on an artistic, interactive Stations of the Cross, based in New York City. If you aren't in NY city during the season of Lent you still access the content via the website and by downloading the app.

The publishing group Forward Movement and our Presiding Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, have invited Episcopalians around the world to participate in The Good Book Club. During the season of Lent, we would be reading the Gospel according to Luke, and during Eastertide, we would read the book of Acts. For more information and how to participate please visit the website.

Oh, and I hope you check out our new video post, let us know what you think!

May you have a holy and blessed Lent,
GJH+
A brief message from Rev. Glenna

A message from Rev. Glenna



Ash Wednesday
February 14
8am- 9am Ashes To Go at Metro Center
12:10pm Ash Wednesday Eucharist with imposition of Ashes

Stations on the Labyrinth
Walk, meditate, and pray 
Fridays, 10:30am - 11:30am

Holy Week
Palm Sunday, March 25
8am Palm Sunday Eucharist with procession
11am Palm Sunday Eucharist with procession

Monday, March 26
12:10pm Eucharist

Tuesday, March 27
1:00pm Street Church
Franklin Square Park

Wednesday, March 28
12:10pm Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29
6:00pm Eucharist with foot washing

Good Friday, March 30
12:10 Good Friday Liturgy
1pm-3pm Meditations on the Cross

Easter Vigil, Saturday March 31
8pm Easter Vigil with festive Eucharist

Easter Sunday, April 1
8am Festive Eucharist
11am Festive Eucharist

*Bulletin Note: We will not be printing the text of the lessons in the bulletins during the season of Lent. If you would like to read the lectionary readings in advance, they can be found here. Inserts of the lectionary readings will be available in the rear of the church for those who would like a hard copy.
Parish Announcements

Epiphany Lenten Book Study
Jesus and the Disinherited
by Howard Thurman

Arlington, VA
Sundays at 6:30pm
Join fellow members of Epiphany in reading and discussing Jesus and the Disinherited, by the African American prophet/mystic Howard Thurman. We will meet the four Sunday evenings in March  (March 4, 11, 18 and 25) at the home of Carter Echols and Bill Johnson in S. Arlington. Come for a  simple supper of soup at 6:30pm with book discussion following from  7:00pm-8:00pm.  For more information or to sign up, contact Carter and Bill at  703-888-1125  or email  Carter at  rcechols@gmail.com.

Beginning February 21, please join us here at Epiphany for a lunch time book study of Jesus and the Disinherited led by Rick Houghton. We will meet in the church at 12:45pm, all are invited to bring a bagged lunch.

Howard Thurman Retreat Day
brought to you by the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

Several people have indicated interest in participating in the Howard Thurman Retreat Day offered as an online retreat by Howard Thurman.  The retreat is organized into 4 online retreat sessions including a guided meditation/presentation with silent time for reflection and an online journal with questions for reflection and space for journaling.  The sessions may be done all in one day or over a period of time. The outline of the sessions can be  viewed here.

Some have expressed interest in doing the workshop together  in one day  while a few others who would like to participate on their own at home and check in with the group to share thoughts and reflections.  For those who want to meet in person, we can select one day of the Presidents' Day Weekend (February 17, 18, or 19) and meet at the church for 6 hours and do the retreat together.  For others who would prefer to do it at home that weekend, we can schedule check-in sessions via Zoom with audio conference capability  on Monday Wednesday and  Friday  of that week.

The first step is to register for the conference online. Select the reduced fee option and when asked to put the other members of your group in, use Rev. Catrina Liang and Caroline Klam.  If we have over 10 participants, there will be an additional discount and we will refund that portion to you. If you are in need scholarship assistance for the group, please let Rev. Trin know, scholarships are available.

After you are registered, let Caroline Klam (klamcd@aol.com or 703-538-4549) know and a poll will be sent out to arrange the schedule of meeting times and online Zoom check ins.  

We look forward to a rich time of "pondering these things in our hearts," both individually and together. If you are participating in any any of book groups studying Howard Thurman's, Jesus and the Disinherited, this would be a powerful counterpoint to your reading and studying.

If you have any questions you can speak to either Rev. Trin or Caroline.

Mardi Gras Coffee Hour
Sunday, February 11
The Coffee Hour Committee invites you to stick around after the 
11 am  service on  February 11  for a special  Mardi   Gras  celebration. Wear your beads and prepare to laissez les bontemps roullez. Who knows? Maybe it will be YOU who cuts the winning slice from a King Cake!

Social Justice Ministry Meeting
Sunday, February 11 at 10am
The Willard Room

During last week's ministry team fair a small group met to discuss social justice. After a robust conversation, the group would like to continue the discussion this Sunday. All are welcome to join the conversation!  We will focus on defining social justice. To prepare, we invite you to consider the following questions: 

1. What does the Bible/God say about social justice?
2. What does the Episcopal Church say about social justice?
3. What does Epiphany do/what have we done with social justice?
4. What does social justice mean/look like to you?

We look forward to seeing you! If you cannot make this meeting but are still interested in participating, please let us know. We hope this is the first of many productive meetings and actions on this topic.

Holiday Closing
Monday, February 19
The church and parish office will be closed in observance of President's Day.

A note from  Joshua Daniel, seminarian
This is a brief note about a shift in my responsibilities at Epiphany. Recently I found out a bit more about my assignment from the Bishop of Arkansas after seminary. In the past, seminarians from Arkansas have almost always gone back to be an assistant priest after graduation, but my bishop has asked me to serve as a "rector-in-charge" in a small parish in Arkansas. This means that I will likely be the only full time staff member of the church. This is both an unexpected and a daunting request. In response I've decided to work at a church near the seminary a couple days during week to try and capture some of the training I expected to get as an assistant next year back in Arkansas. Unfortunately, this means that I will not have any formal "seminary" responsibilities at Epiphany. But it does not mean that I am leaving Epiphany early. My family and I will still be regular Sunday worshipers and also active in the church in other ways. S ince I started coming to Epiphany  in the Spring 2016 my time here has been incredibly rewarding. I have learned so much from the clergy, staff, and members of this church. M y family and I very much look forward to the few months we have left as a part of this community!
Febuary Rotas

Coffee Hour Hosts
February 11 - Mardi Gras party, Hospitality Team
February 18 - Vivian Dandridge-Charles
February 25 - Crystal Green


Offertory Counters
February 11 - Glenn Greene and Bob Weinbeck
February 18 -  Rasheen Carbin and Rick Guadalupe
February 25 - Caroline Klam and Brian Stecker



Music & The Arts



February 13
Wayne JenningstenorPamela SimonsonsopranoLouis Davisbaritone, & Lester Greenpiano, the Coalition of African Americans in the Performing Arts presents Sweet Chariot, a collection of spirituals performed by the Washington National Opera members.

February 20
Lukas Hasler organ . This celebrated Austrian organist on tour in the US offers music by J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck, and Max Reger.

February 27
Jeremy LyonsguitarStephen Rayflute, & Peter Kibbiecello, perform 20th-century cabaret songs by Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Kurt Weill, and Arnold Schoenberg.

Concerts are held each and every Tuesday at 12:10pm. Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested to support the Concert Series.
 

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

Guest Performances

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC
Saturday, March 3 at 8:00pm
DURUFLÉ REQUIEM

GMCW will present the world premiere TTBB arrangement of the classic choral masterwork by Maurice Duruflé to be presented with orchestra at the Church of the Epiphany where it will be recorded live. Visit their website for more  information.

Congressional Chorus 
Saturday, March 17  at 8pm
Sunday, March 18 at 4:30pm
Curtain Up!

"Overture, curtain, lights, this is it, the night of nights!"  An evening of high-energy song and dance as we celebrate nine decades of Broadway brilliance. From Jerome Kern's 1939 classic, "All The Things You Are" to "You Will Be Found" from the 2017 Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen,  80 singers and dancers, accompanied by a swingin' live band, are putting new spins on your favorite Broadway show tunes. From lush, lyrical love songs in contemporary a cappella arrangements to hilarious novelty numbers and from intimate solos to high steppin' kick lines in bold, brassy production numbers, you'll enjoy a wide variety of music from twenty-three Broadway shows. Come escape the winter doldrums and let us lift your spirits as we raise the curtain on an evening of Broadway musical magic! For tickets and more information, please visit  CongressionalChorus.org.




Prayer & Pastoral Care

We ask for your Prayers
For all who seek healing in mind, body, spirit or relationship, especially Marshall Cusaac, colleague of Kathy Haines, Albert McNeill, William Hutt, Thelma Wise, Beatrice Moulton, Kenny Lewis, Ruth Fletcher-Ferrill, Cynthia Jackson, Bill Johnson, Susan Sutton, Carroll Pye, Zalira Ayers, Anne Schmidt, Holly Foster, daughter of Barbara Ford-Foster, Jonnie Lee Walker Martin, cousin of Irvin Peterson, Elaine Hollingsworth, sister of James Hollingsworth, and Chuck Demella and his family

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.

Service Times

Church Open
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm

Sunday Worship 
8:00am 11:00am   Holy Communion
9:30am Faith Formation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:10pm
HolyCommunion

Tuesday
12:10pm TuesdayConcertSeries      
1:00pm StreetChurch,FranklinSq.Park
     
Members of the Staff
The Rev. Glenna Huber, Rector
The Rev. Dr. Catriona Laing, Associate Priest
Dr. Jeremy Filsell, Director of Music
Catherine Manhardt, Parish Administrator
Arrien Davison, Social Media & Communications Manager
Dr. Joshua Daniel, Epiphany Seminarian

Members of the Vestry
Bea Dermer, Senior Warden, Ann Gordon, Junior Warden
Kathrine Ebert, Glenn Greene, Jennifer Walsh, Annie Wright, Class of 2017
Linda Grigsby, Michele Hutt, Uyi Oviasogie, Brian Stecker, Class of 2018
Charles Burg, Caroline Klam, Kelli Sampson, Class of 2019


Service in Mission & Ministry
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).

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

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