Epiphanies Happen!
Coffee & Conversation: Being Christian
New Series Begins  this Sunday,  April 3,  9:00am
On Baptism,  Facilitated by Lisa Kimball
Dunlop Room, Second Floor
Coffee and bagels provided
Everyone is invited

In this Easter season we find ourselves once again re-living the joy of the resurrection and looking for 'resurrection moments' in our own lives as we consider anew what it means to follow in the way of Jesus. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus we are all on a journey to somewhere, and whether or not we are fully aware of Christ's presence, he is with us as we pursue our calling to be followers of Jesus. In the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost the readings set for us offer accounts of Jesus making himself known to his disciples and we recall those early days, weeks and months when the followers of Jesus began to live into their calling as they developed new communities of people who wanted to follow Christ. 

As we hear and recall those events we join with the early members of the church to consider what all of this means for us today. At Epiphany, one of the ways in which you might like to reflect on the meaning of the resurrection is through a series called Being Christian, which we are starting this coming  Sunday, April 3 at 9:00am. The series will take us through the fifty days of Easter up to Pentecost on  May 15th. Having renewed our baptism vows on Easter Day, the first session will be a discussion on baptism led by Lisa Kimball. This series is open to anyone at any stage of their Christian faith; those who want to go deeper in their walk with God and those who are simply curious to understand better the central tenets of the Christian faith.  Coffee and bagels will be served, so you won't miss breakfast! We'd love to see you at any or all of our conversations, so please make a note in your calendars and join us!

Faithfully,
Catriona Laing
Interim Associate Priest
Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
On April 5 at 12:10pm The  Washington Bach Consort returns to Epiphany to perform Cantata: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42, and Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major, BWV 552, with Victoria Shields, organ


January-June 2016 Tuesday Concert Series brochure.

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Choral Evensong
Join us on April 6 Choral Evensong sung by Schola Epiphaniensis. More information in the Spirituality & Ministry section of this newsletter. 

Upcoming Guest Performances
April 2, 2016, 7:00pm- "Brava!" - A concert by DCDD's Capitol Pride Symphonic Band
Join D.C.'s Different Drummers' Capital Pride Symphonic Band as we explore the world of music from the viewpoint of women as composers and inspiration. The concert will features a number of genres and styles, including excerpts from Broadway's 'Wicked', 'Zephyrus by Mary Ellen Childs, 'Spring Festival' by Chen Yi, and many more. Tickets are available online.  Enjoy the show!

April 3, 2016, 4:00pm- Psalm-Enchanted Evening
Presented by the Washington Men's Camerata
Pslam Settings by Bach, Palestrina, Hassler, Rossi, Gabrieli, Sweelinck, Mozart, Miskinis and more. For more information and tickets, please visit the Washington Men's Camerata  website.

April 10, 2016, 3:00pm- Spring into Spring!
Presented by the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Maestro James leads us into April with Appalachian Spring  by Aaron Copland. The Philharmonic will perform Copland's rich and colorful full orchestra version. Also iconic in capturing the essence of spring is Danish Composer Carl Nielsen's enchanting " Springtime in Funen,"  performed by the acclaimed NOVA Community Chorus conducted by Dr. Mark Whitmire. Finally, the Philharmonic will showcase Robert Schuman's joyful and lyrical " Springsymphonyhis Symphony #1. For more information and tickets, please visit the WMPA  website .

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
Spirituality & Ministry Spirituality

Worship at Epiphany

April 6-Choral Evensong
Join us for Choral Evensong during the second week of Easter, sung by Schola Epiphaniensis. The evening's service will include Orlando Gibbons's The Short Service and Lucio Marenzio's Quem vidisti me. Choral Evensong is sung at Epiphany on the first Wednesday of each month.
 
Parish Announcements
Being Christian: Coffee and Conversation
9:00am in the Dunlop Room, Breakfast provided
Gather to explore the essential elements of Christian life and life at Epiphany Parish.  Open to all, especially those preparing for confirmation or baptism.
    April 3- Baptism
    April 10- Bible
    April 17- Eucharist
    April 24- Prayer
    May 1- History
    May 8- Discipleship


Rector Calling Committee Communiqué
At Tuesday's meeting, we gratefully welcomed back Carter Echols, who led the Epiphany Calling Committee in 1993. Carter helped us to discuss themes that emerged from the parish survey, and to develop questions to test these themes in our neighborhood fellowship groups. One of these prompts may be "Church growth emerged as an important theme. What do we mean by growth? What would growth look like for Epiphany? Why should we grow?" We hope to hold these groups in April and to release the parish survey results soon as well. Look for more news to come! And please, let us know if you are interested in hosting a fellowship group in your neighborhood. If you have any questions please write to us at epiphanysearch2015@gmail.com or find us in church.

Gracious God, we pray for this parish church and for the Calling Committee as we seek to call a new Rector. Help us to be strong, open, forgiving -- and truthful to those discerning a call to minister in this place. Accompany us on our journey in the knowledge of your love for us and your power to unite us all. AMEN

Godly Play
Godly Play returns this Sunday after a glorious Easter celebration. In this Sunday's lesson, Jesus and the Twelve, we meet the Apostles and follow them as they start their journey after Jesus's resurrection. Children ages four to twelve are welcome to join us in the Godly Play room on the second floor. Ann Gordon facilitates this Sunday.  
 

Blogs & Websites
Toast Newsletter from the EDOW Young Adults Office with ideas and tools for integrating the Christian way into everyday life
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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