In this Issue
Interim Rectors Reflection

Dear Friends,

Yes, epiphanies do happen. It is also true that Epiphany happens. Please take a moment to reflect on these photos from last weekend.


Thanks to Marge McNaughton for organizing the hats. (There are a few left for sale at $10 each.) Now we move with renewed commitment to  the hard work of continuing to raise up the poor, the widow and the orphan in a world swift to forget them; a world swift to forget Torah as the original constitution of our faith; and swift to forget the Beatitudes of Matthew 5 (which will hear again this  coming Sunday ), the constitution of the New Humanity inaugurated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Mission & Ministry

Worship at Epiphany

Parish Announcements

Celebrating 175 Years
To mark our 175th Anniversary, we are highlighting 365 people and events -- one per d ay! Explore January here, and be sure to check back each day for your daily dose of Epiphany History.

EDOW Learning Leadership Day
Saturday, February 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Please join us for an exciting day of learning and fellowship with our sisters and brothers and leaders from the Diocese as we explore worship, formation and the ministry of administration.  
For a detailed description of each of the workshops, one of which is being led by Tricia Lyons and Lisa Kimball, please visit the Diocese event page.

Fee is $25 per person, but a group of eight or more gets a $10 per person discount! Transportation and scholarships can be arranged. We already have two people so we only need six more.  Sales close Feb. 11, but the sooner we register the more likely we are to get the workshops we want.  

Please contact Ann Gordon for information and to sign up
Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
January 31, 2017 at 12:10pm

Naira Babayan piano , performing music by Sergei Rachmaninov. Babayan studied in Moscow, Russia and in her native Armenia - She has established an international reputation of a magnetic and passionate performer. Babayan is active as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician who has appeared in many important music venues worldwide.

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
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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