Epiphany Lutheran Church
               Rock Hill, SC  29732 

February 6, 2019
The Proclaimer
Epiphany's  weekly newsletter to help keep you informed.

The Word of God from the Scriptures for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany, February 10, 2019 

Isaiah 6: 1-8        Psalm 138        I Corinthians 15:  1-11
Luke 5:  1-11     

  Be blessed and renewed!

Sunday Worship at Epiphany...
9:00 am Sunday School 
10:00 am - Worship 

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35.  On several occasions the gospels describe when Jesus deliberately goes to a solitary place, where he is alone, and prays. Oftentimes, it is when the crowds of people are following him because of the miraculous healings that he performed. Jesus sought this time away from the activity of human interaction, so that he could seek the will of God. There are a variety of ways that we can also find time away from our routine to seek God's will in prayer.

One great way to do this is by utilizing our camp ministries. We have a great resource within a couple hours of driving distance, at Camp Lutheridge and Camp Lutherock. There are other camps and retreat centers at the beach that are also available to us: Camp Kinard (Leesville, SC), Camp Agape (outside of Raleigh, NC), Isle of Palms Retreat Center (Mt. Pleasant, SC), and the Retreat Center at Kure Beach (near Wilmington, NC).

This Sunday will be Camp Sunday at Epiphany! We will have a guest, Zenan Sutton, with us from Lutheridge/Lutherock Ministries to share with us about summer camp and retreat opportunities for our children and youth, as well as programs and facilities that are available for adult groups. Camp ministry has been life changing for so many of us! God's Spirit is alive through camp and retreat ministries, enriching and providing guidance and direction to God's call upon our lives!

See you in church!
Pastor Gillikin 

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Rick and his beautiful bride, Myra, were married at 11:00 am today in our Sanctuary.   We wish them our prayers,  love and joy in the Lord as they start their new life together.

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca and Devon to our church family. You're invited to a baby shower for them immediately following church on Sunday, February 24. Please join us as we celebrate this joyous occasion. They are registered at Target and Amazon under the name Carson Askew.

Psalm 127: 3 - "Children are a gift from God, they are His reward."

Handchime Choir rehearsal tonight and every Wednesday this month!
We will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the worship area to begin growing a group of ringers. Page has begun building an appealing library of songs - come, ring and learn with us! Our worship-supporting debut will be on Transfiguration Sunday, March 4.

Monday Morning Study Group
February 11,  10:30 in Epiphany Community Room. Focus: Chapter Five in Amy-Jill Levine's The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, "With Friends Like These..." Curious? All are welcome!

Family Promise Week, February 10-17! 
Guests will begin arriving this Sunday afternoon! We will set up after worship, help welcomed! Two hosting opportunities are still open - meal preparation/hosting on Wednesday the 13th and overnight hosting on Friday the 15th. Thanks, all who will be helping set up and host! At present we know of just five guests - two adults and three children.

NAMI family class for families dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and suicide.   The class is designed for family members who are going through this and may need support.  It is an 11 week class on Saturdays from 9:30-12noon. The class started Jan.26.  If interested contact Judy Rauppius with NAMI at namiptc@gmail.com ASAP, so that you can get registered and participate this Saturday, Feb.9. 

"HEAT AND AIR PROJECT" to replace the HVAC system in the worship area of this beautiful facility.  On January 20th, we started an appeal to collect funds to replace the heating/ventilation, and air conditioning system.  Additional information about this project has been included in the congregational mailing with the 2019 Ministry Spending Plan/Budget.  In order to make a contribution towards this project, we are asking people to designate their gift to:  "HEAT AND AIR PROJECT".  We are off to a great start!  Our goal is to collect the seed money toward this project by March 31st.   Thank you in advance for making a gift toward this project.



Coming Up . . .

YOUTH HAND-MADE ORNAMENTS.   These lovely ornaments are made with love and support the ministry of Epiphany Youth especially with plans for camping and other activities.  Let the youth know they are appreciated.  Everyone please take one home at a small cost of $10 each.   They are on the table in the Community Room.   You can leave your payment in the office or with Pastor Ken or Robin Brooks.   

February 10th - Lutheridge!! Xenan Sutton from Lutheridge Camp will be with us to talk about what summer camp is like and how you might get there.   There are camp opportunities for first through twelfth grades plus opportunities for families or grandparent camp so this should be an exciting talk for everyone!
Youth Service- For February, or March. Youth and Families please be looking at your calendars and let Robin Brooks or Hannah George know which dates are NOT good for you to lead a youth worship service so that we can find a great date when we can all be inspired by your leadership and voices.



Tuesday, February 12, 7-9 p.m.  Third session in the 22nd Comparative Religion Series at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. This year's topic is Spirituality: How Do You Connect with Your Higher Power? Next Tuesday's speaker will be Imam Mohammed Khan of the Islamic Center of Charlotte, presenting an Islamic perspective.


Congregational Prayer List 
Please  email admin@epiphany-rockhill.org  or the Hallowed Hands Ministry (sandra@odarbyspirits.com) w ith additions or deletions to this important ministry.
Recent Additions

The Family of Kimberly Hipp (Amanda Maghsoud)
Delores Richardson (Mother of Robert Richardson)
JoRita Kandel (Fran Raney's daughter)
Melissa Makin (Michael Rogers)
Anna Miller (Mother of Jan Droz)
Jayne Scarborough
Ralph Leistner (Marilyn Magers)
Kenny Green (Husband of Ellen Green)
James Bennett
Jeff Stoltz (brother-in-law of Roberta Ross)
Holly,Kristina & Annabeth Truitt (Sandra Hinson's Family)
Ronnie Gates  (Beverly Gates' Husband)
Julie and Ron Waldrop
Jacob Rast  (Father of Judy Krenzer)
Christia Humburg
Larry Sampson (family of Barbara Eggert)
Charley Williams
Ella Mae Sampson
Ann Gilbert (Phyllis Lewis) 

NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR EPIPHANY We no longer have a post office box.   Please note our street address in your records:
2370 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732

If you have a Proclaimer news item, please send it to the office by Tuesday evening of each week  at:  admin@epiphany-rockhill.org or call Sarah at (803) 324-8877.   Thank you very much.
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