Epiphanies Happen!
Interim Rector's Invitation & Reflection

After all have been presented, the Bishop addresses the congregation, saying

Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?

People:   We will.
Book of Common Prayer, p. 416

On Saturday, May 14, we will be richly blessed as four special people are welcomed as new or renewed members of our church. Vivian, Sol, and John will make adult confessions of faith and be received into the church; Ann reaffirms her vows to the 21st century Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement. It will be a day of great joy and expectation - not just for them but for the entire Epiphany parish. Of course with this blessing comes great responsibility.

As we gather at Washington National Cathedral (at 10:00am in the South Transept if you wish to join us!) we will speak for Epiphany, Episcopalians and Christians everywhere when we promise to do all in our power to support them in their life in Christ. You are part of that covenant with Sol, Vivian, John and Ann to be there for them on their journey of faith wherever that might take them.

Our celebration of their commitment will be part of the Pentecost service on Sunday. Between now and then, will you take a moment to do three things? First, say a prayer for Vivian, Sol, John and Ann. You can use our beloved BCP for help or pray your own but please pray for and with them.

15. For those about to be Baptized or to renew their Baptismal Covenant

O God, you prepared your disciples for the coming of the Spirit through the teaching of your Son Jesus Christ: Make the hearts and minds of your servants ready to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit, that they may be filled with the strength of his presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Second, make a promise to do what you can to be supportive - not just of these fellow Christians but also of Epiphany. Transition is hard. Working together to demonstrate, in word and deed, God's never-failing love is the best way to welcome a new rector and create a place for all to connect with God.

Finally, offer yourself . Your gifts of time and talent make a difference. Whether you mentor a new member or volunteer to read at a service, your actions speak louder than words. We all grow in Christ when one is generous with their gifts.

Thank you for your spirit. Sol, Vivian, John and Ann will be connected forever to a wonderful, caring community of dedicated and compassionate Christians. It is my deep prayer everyone at Epiphany continues to demonstrate the abiding love Christ has for us all.

Faithfully,
Elizabeth
Mission & Ministry Spirituality

Worship at Epiphany

Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 2016
Celebrate Pentecost. Wear red! 
6:30am  Welcome Table doors open
7:00am Gospel Art, Bible Study, and NA  
8:00am H ymn Sing,  followed by breakfast
10:00am Holy Eucharist
A Pentecost Picnic will immediately follow the 10:00am service in Community Hall. Please bring a side dish to share with others. We look forward to seeing you there.

Parish Announcements

May 14- Cathedral Confirmations
Epiphany will be confirming Vivian Dandridge-Charles from our weekday worship services and John Walsh from our 11:00am service. We will be receiving Sol Hicks and reaffirming Ann Gordon, both from our 11:00am service.  Please join us at the Washington National Cathedral. P lease support our Confirmation candidates by attending the service this  Saturday, May 14, at 10:00am.   Lisa Kimball  will meet Epiphany parishioners outside the Cathedral by the broken column next to the elevators from the parking garage between  9:30-9:45am.  If you arrive after 9:45 look for us inside in the south transept as we will sit near the candidates.  

Calling Committee Communique
Next week's Calling Committee task is to draft the outline for the profile. Between now and mid June we can definitely use help with both profile writing and graphics! Please let us know if you can help. Also, we have received rave reviews about our Fellowship Groups! If you would still like to participate, we will have one after the 11:00 service on May 22nd. Please let us know if you will attend:  epiphanysearch2015@gmail.com .
Service in Mission & Ministry
Volunteer Opportunities
Fellowship and service can be found in all aspects of life at Epiphany. To volunteer in worship, with Welcome Table programs, Street Church, the Tuesday Concert Series, contribution counters, or any other ministries contact the Parish Office. 202-347-2635. Explore the work of the people on our  website.
Sign-up in Community Hall
Help welcome visitors and get to know your fellow parishioners better by hosting Coffee Hour. Visit the bulletin board in Community Hall to put your name down. 

Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
On May 17 at 12:10pm:  Robert Simonds , violin, with a program of Purcell, Biber, and Piazolla. Mr. Simonds is the Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra and a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA.


May 24, 12:10pm:  Jocelyn Swigger, piano, presents on Frédéric Chopin's virtuoso Etudes Op. 25 and the three Nouvelle Etudes 

January-June 2016 Tuesday Concert Series brochure.

Upcoming Guest Performances
May 15, 2016, 3:00pm - DC Concert Orchestra and DC Chamber Music Players
The afternoon's performance includes Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Copeland's Our Town, Bizet's l'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, and Grieg's Symphonic Dances. For more information, please visit the DC Concert Orchestra  website .

May 28, 6:30pm - Youth Orchestra from the Philippines -  Presented by Ang Misyon, US-Philippines Society and Philippine Arts Letters & Media Council 
On their very first US tour! Ang Misyon's Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Strings Ensemble will play a broad selection of classical works by Bach, Mozart, McCashin, Borodin, Gardel, Villa Lobos, Marquina and Filipino composer Felipe de Leon. They will be joined by their internationally renowned artistic director, concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz. He will play short pieces by Albeniz, Chopin and Copland. A reception will follow in the Community Hall, where there will be a presentation by Maestro Cruz of the goals, plans and progress of Ang Misyon. Ang Misyon was founded in 2012 by private foundations and donors to help thousands of young people from poor families to learn a musical instrument. 
Funds from ticket sales will go to help expand the reach of Ang Misyon's program. Tickets at $25 available from: Agnes Yaptenco, tel:  571-315-9656, email:  yaptencoa@gmail.com. Information : Mitzi Pickard, tel:  703-909-0791, email:  mitzi888@gmail.com

June 4, 2016, 3:00pm- A Taste of Italy and Virginia
Presented by the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Donald Harrington, principal violist of the Philharmonic, will join WMP in a performance of Berlioz's symphony, Harold in Italywritten in 1834 shortly after Berlioz had spent several years in Italy. In addition, the Philharmonic will present From Time to Time, Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs by last year's WMPA Composition Competition winner, Anthony Iannaconne. This delightful piece, based on two Appalachian folksongs, "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" and "Shenandoah", is a buoyant and celebratory expression of hope for the 21st century. The Philharmonic will perform a piece by this year's WMPA composition competition winner. 

Please note that all of Epiphany's guest artists and ensembles handle their own ticket sales. Please contact the respective individuals/ensembles for ticket sales and information pertaining to these concerts.
 
Learn more about musical events at Epiphany by visiting our website
Gospel Art
Be sure to explore the new Gospel Art in the hallways!

 

Blogs & Websites
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