Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost - Oct. 22, 2023

Fall Gathering this Sunday and Other Events

Plan to have lunch at Epiphany after church this Sunday (11:30am). We'll have a dozen different kinds of homemade chili to sample, games and facepainting for children and youth, and a "Dad/Mom Joke" contest. This is a great time to build relationships enjoy being together.

A bunch of other activities and events are coming up over the next few weeks as well.

Oct. 28 - Prayer Ministry Meeting (10am to 1pm). This is an "all hands on deck" meeting for everyone involved in prayer ministry at Epiphany or interested in our prayer ministries. There is a sign-up in the fellowship hall and more information below.

Oct. 29 - BellTree Duo Concert (3pm). Erin and Ben Roundtree, daughter and son-in-law of Epiphany members Frank and Margaret Donivan, have been performing since 1999. They have given concerts and workshops in Germany, Latvia, Ukraine and Virginia. For more information, visit their website.

Nov. 5 - All Saints Sunday. Every All Saints Sunday at Epiphany we remember and give thanks for friends and family who have died in the last year. If you have a name you would like us to include in our prayers, please send it to Mtr. Pamela or put it on the list in the fellowship hall.

Nov. 8 - A Night of Praise and Worship (7pm). Hosted by Epiphany's contemporary band, CrossOver, this evening is built around contemporary praise songs and scripture readings that offer an environment for prayer and reflection.

Nov. 12 - Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year we are committing to 25 food boxes for needy families in our area. Read below for information about how to participate. Food is due on Nov. 12.

Nov. 19 - Annual Meeting. Epiphany's Annual meeting will be at 11:30am on Sunday, Nov. 19. We will elect new vestry members and hear about the state of the church from Epiphany's leaders.

God bless,

P.S. Our neighborhood pet blessing in Chantilly was a lot of fun! Pictures are below.

Neighborhood Pet Blessing Photos

Invitation to the Wedding Feast

Prayer Ministry Meeting Oct. 28


What:  A Meeting of the Entire Prayer Ministry – Prayer Lines, Prayer Letter, Prayer Corner, Prayer Vigil, Stand in the Gap

Time:  10:00am – 1:00pm

Why:  A review of all the branches of the prayer ministry (how they work, what to do, what is needed), an opportunity to discuss what is working and what is not, a chance to ask questions.

Food:  light snacks and coffee/tea in the morning, lunch before we dismiss

Who:  All prayer people involved in these ministries and those who are curious and would like to learn more. 

Questions:  Call Jan Reiter – 703-620-1118 or email -

Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall so we know who/how many are coming.

FACETS Hot Meals Program

Help Needed

FACETS Hot Meals Program needs your help. Every night of the year a different church, group or family shops, cooks, and delivers meals to those in need along Route 50 in Fairfax. Epiphany’s teams serve on the second and third Saturday of each month. One volunteer (or couple) shops for the food and delivers it to Christ Lutheran Church where a team of five or six volunteers prepare sandwiches, soup or tuna salad, and pack a bag lunch with cookies and fruit for each meal. Currently we are serving over 150 meals a night. With the increased demand and loss of volunteers, the ministry needs cooks and servers. Training is provided. If interested, please contact Beth or Charlie Monroe at 703-263-0324 or

THANKS - Please join me in thanking Chris and Denise Beckley for all their support for this ministry. Chris carried the load for many years and was ably supported by Denise for many more. They will be stepping down to concentrate on their family now that they have two beautiful girls to keep them busy. I cannot convey how grateful I am to them for their love and support for this ministry. I know they will continue to be a blessing to their family, church, and other ministries.

All Saints Remembrance List

One of our traditions at Epiphany is to remember and give thanks for those we love who have died in the past year as part of our worship on All Saints Sunday, November 5. If there is someone you would like to have us include, please write their name (along with a pronunciation tips) on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall or send it to Mtr. Pamela (

Fall Back November 5

Daylight Saving ends November 5 at 2:00am.

Don't forget to set your clocks back.

Coates Food Bags

Please bring donations for weekend food bags by Sunday, November 5 for our next delivery.Not sure what is needed? Contact Sally Eckard ( or Bea Long (

Thanksgiving Food Drive Beginning

WFCM's annual Thanksgiving food drive, in mid November, has a goal of 1200 boxes to feed families in our local community.  Epiphany has committed to help by completing 25 boxes!  

WFCM gives us a detailed list of what to include in each box.  Here is the signup for the Thanksgiving groceries we need.  

Cash donations will be used to purchase items needed to complete our boxes and any remaining funds will be donated to WFCM. Cash donations can be made payable to Epiphany with ‘Holiday Food’ specified in the memo line.

Food & cash should be dropped off at Epiphany by Sunday, November 12. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Hanger at or 202-436-1686. 

This Week At Epiphany

Epiphany Calendar

Oct. 20 - Oct. 29

Friday, October 20

8:00am Men's Ministry in Library or via Zoom

9:00am Morning Prayer

Saturday, October 21

9:00am Band of Brothers Men's Group

Sunday, October 22

8:00am Worship

10:15am Worship (livestream)

11:30am Fall Gathering

1:15pm and 2:00pm Worship at Chantilly Heights

Monday, October 23

9:00am Morning Prayer

9:30am Ladies Morning Bible Study in Library or via Zoom

Tuesday, October 24

9:00am Morning Prayer

Wednesday, October 25

12:00 noon Simple Eucharist

6:00pm Crossover Rehearsal

Thursday, October 26

9:00am Morning Prayer

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 27

9:00am Morning Prayer

Saturday, October 28

9:00am Band of Brothers Men's Group

10:00 Prayer Ministry Gathering

Sunday,October 29

8:00am Worship

10:15am Worship (livestream)

3:00pm BellTree Duo Concert

If you have an Epiphany event to add to the calendar, please contact Jimmy Crawford at

Church of the Epiphany | 3863 Centerview Drive | 703-481-8601


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