Epiphany Lutheran Church
               Rock Hill, SC  29732 
                         803-324-8877

         epiphany@epiphany-rockhill.org
                 www.epiphany-rockhill.org 
                                                       
January 9, 2019
The Proclaimer
Epiphany's  weekly newsletter to help keep you informed.

The Word of God from the Scriptures for Sunday, January 13th - the Baptism of our Lord

Isaiah 43: 1-7      Psalm 29     Acts 8: 14-17    
Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22


  Be blessed and renewed!


Sunday Worship at Epiphany...
9:00 am Sunday School 
10:00 am - Worship 
A WEEKLY CONVERSATION WITH THE PASTOR
 
Do not fear; for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.   Isaiah 43:1
These are the words of the prophet, Isaiah, that will be read as part of our first reading this Sunday. We will also be reading the gospel text from Luke about Jesus' baptism. I have often quoted these words upon visiting people in the hospital and when reminding them of God's promise upon their lives in baptism. I treasure the words that follow as well, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you." It gives us the great gospel assurance that no matter what comes at us in life, GOD IS WITH US!
We will have an opportunity to remember our baptism during worship this Sunday. As we sing the song, Borning Cry, following the sermon, the congregation will be given the option to walk forward to the baptismal font at will to make a sign of remembrance, dipping one's fingers in the water, making the sign of the cross, or whatever is meaningful. This is a great way for us to begin the new calendar year, looking to God's Word of promise and affirming God's call to us in baptism.
There will be some important information coming to you over the next few weeks as Mission Council prepares to present our proposal for the 2019 Ministry Spending Plan (budget) at the upcoming annual congregational meeting. The time, date, and details will be forthcoming shortly. As we enter the church seasonal year known as the Sundays after Epiphany, may God continue to reveal his plan and purpose in our individual lives and through our ministry together.

  
See you in church!
Pastor Gillikin 
 

   
New Member Interest Meeting

Sunday, Jan. 13, 9:00-9:40am

Church Office -
Conference Room

We will look at the best time for everyone in scheduling additional meeting times for Epiphany 101 (New Member Classes) sessions.  
Existing members of Epiphany are always welcome to join with our visitors in reviewing the mission and history of our church's ministry.   
 

ROCKET GIVING TEAM MEETING ON JANUARY 15TH FROM 6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM AT EPIPHANY!


MISSION COUNCIL MEETING AT THE CHURCH ON JANUARY 10TH AT 6:00 PM.



 
 
THANKS to all who've come and all who've hosted and planned for our youth gatherings over Christmas Break. I've heard unanimous comments from the adult end about how much they've enjoyed the time with you. Please know how much seeing your smiles, listening to you and being around your energy helps all of us in our faith.
 
Coming Up . . .
 
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 January, 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.
 
Movie Night watching "God's Not Dead" at the Holmes house was a great success. Stay tuned for the next movie date!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

                           
 
 

   
 
 
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

LIBERTY HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESENTS JAZZ ON THE HILL
FEATURING THE DAVID PANKEY TRIO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 4:00-6:00
P.M.   20 MEETING LANE LIBERTY HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA 29074 ADMISSION $15.00 PER PERSON/2 FOR $25.00 For ticket information, call the church office (803) 273-9191 


The Monday morning study group will resume meeting on January 14, 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room. Discussion will focus on "The Pauline Gospel," pp. 78-82 in Amy-Jill Levine's
 The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. Newcomers are welcome!
 
Family Promise Hosting Week  is coming next month! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area this Sunday, showing openings for room setup, meal preparation and hosting, overnight hosting during the week of February 10-17. Questions? Talk to Susan Rodgers (meals) or Marilyn Magers (overnight).

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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

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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