Parish Notices for April 15, 2022
April 15—Good Friday Liturgy 12 p.m. * & 7 p.m.
April 16—Emmaus House Stations of the Cross10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

April 17—Easter Sunday Services and Events
The Great Vigil of Easter • 6 a.m.
Easter Day Service • 9 a.m.*
Easter Breakfast • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt • 10:15 a.m.
Easter Day Service with incense • 11 a.m. *

* Services livestreamed on YouTube and Zoom
4/15—Good Friday: Join us at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a service commemorating the Passion and Death of Jesus. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Good Friday Offering when, in 1922 in the aftermath of WWI, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. The offering for the day will go to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Please note “Good Friday Offering” in the memo field.
The Good Friday service at 12 p.m. will be live-streamed.

4/16—Emmaus House Stations of the Cross: Presenting the stories and the history of the Peoplestown community, the EH Stations re-contextualizes elements of the traditional pilgrimage centering our baptismal promise to seek and serve Christ in every human being.

Easter Sunday
Childcare for newborns and children ages 3 and under is being offered once again on Sunday mornings. Our childcare workers in the nursery are both vaccinated and they will be wearing KN95 masks.
A few notes for Easter Sunday

  • Masks Required during worship
  • During the 9 a.m. service, children will be invited to FLOWER THE CROSS. Please bring a flower from home.
  • The Easter Egg Hunt will begin from the nave at 10:15. Please bring your own baskets or bags.
  • Formation Classes will not take place on Easter Sunday.
  • The Youth Group will not meet on Easter Sunday.
Easter day services at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. will be live-streamed.

Easter Egg Hunt
Gather your children (up to 5th grade) in the church following the 9 a.m. service for instructions and we will dismiss for the egg hunt from the Nave at 10:15 a.m.

Please bring your own baskets or bags.
Easter Breakfast
Easter Breakfast will be served from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Please sign up with your table ready breakfast dishes to share (fruit, sweets, casseroles and other savories). Parish Life will provide biscuits with jams and jellies, ham and beverages. Include a card listing dietary/allergen comments (i.e., meat, dairy, gluten, nut ingredients). No charge/donations welcome.

Altar Arrangements and the Sanctuary Light
  • The Arrangements at the Altar are given to the Glory of God.

  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Ralph William Hartman, III and Kaye Hartman Baker, by Kayleen Hartman.
The color and selection of flowers is based on the appropriateness of the liturgical season. However, you may request a particular flower or color be used on the signup. Suggested donation is $75.
The light is a visible sign of the presence of the Blessed Sacrament held in reserve in the Tabernacle and burns for seven days. Suggested donation is $6.
Now Showing
Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes for the month of April, the “Out West” photography series by newcomer parishioner Zoe Aparicio.


Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
Events Later in April
Noonday Service and Healing Eucharist will not take place on Wednesday, April 18
Pick up your UTO Boxes or Envelopes
The ingathering will take place on Sunday, April 24
During Lent, we take up a collection for the United Thank Offering (UTO). An Episcopal tradition since 1889, the UTO contributions support Episcopal missions and ministries. UTO envelopes and coin boxes are available in the gallery for use however you choose: daily, special occasion of gratitude, extra change, etc. We hope to once again surpass our goal of $1,000. The ingathering will take place on Sunday, April 24.

Grants in previous years associated in our area include:

  1. Rainbow Village in Duluth (helping families live successfully our of homelessness.)
  2. Navajo Land, Ft Defiance, NM. (Our former Associate Rector, Cynthia Hizer received the grant for improving the chapel on the facility.)

  • If you choose to donate by check, please make checks out to The Episcopal Church Women, noting UTO in the memo field.
  •  If you would like to give online, click the link below and select “ECW/UTO Offering” as the fund.
 
Young Adult Picnic- 4/22
Join young adults for the first, fourth Friday Funday! On April 22, We will meet at Epiphany at 6:30 pm and walk over to Deepdene park for a picnic palooza. Please bring a snack to share and a blanket or chair to sit in. There will be socializing, frisbee, and all-around fun. Email Emily Badgett if you have any questions or suggestions. 
Barnyard Bible Hour - 4/24
On Sunday April 24, come see members of the Epiphany youth group perform their original one-act play, based on various biblical scenes. The show begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $10.

Upcoming ERJG Events
Visit to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 24
The next Epiphany Racial Justice Group (ERJG) Sunday Service visit of fellowship and communion will be to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 24. Their website advises that the service starts at 10 a.m. and masks are required. We will meet in front of the church at 9:45 am. 
 
Visit to The King Center For Non-violent Social Change - Saturday, May 7
ERJG will meet at the Park Visitor Center on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. There is no fee to enjoy the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Park. The Center is about a 15 - 20 minute walk from the King Memorial Marta Station.  

All are welcome to join us. And if you wish to be added to the ERJG email list on upcoming plans, please contact Kay Lee
Ongoing Meetings & Events
4/24—The Daughters of the King (DOK): The Epiphany chapter of the DOK meet over Zoom on 4th Sundays at 5 p.m. The DOK are a lay order whose goals are prayer, service and evangelism. We welcome interested women to visit. Contact Judy Jarady for the meeting link.

4/27—The Epiphany Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. New members are always welcome. Contact: Julie Ryder, Organist & Choirmaster

4/28—Epiphany’s Membership Committee meets bimonthly and our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 on Zoom. New Members welcome. Contact: Liefy Smith or Annie Strahan

5/2—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. Contact: Linda Ryder-Wolf.
  • May: Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • June: Songs of Achilless by Madeline Miller
  • No meeting in July or August

5/5—The Grief Pastoral Care Group meets on Zoom 1st Thursdays at noon for a healing and faith based conversation around grief and loss. Led by parishioners Megan Fraijo-Paul and Nancy Thompson, both trained psychotherapists. Please contact Megan or Nancy before attending for the first time.

5/8—Young Adults are invited to join us every Second Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. We’ll eat, pray, and ping-pong together. Contact: The Rev. Nicole Lambelet.

5/10—The Episcopal Women (ECW) meet on 2nd Tuesdays in the parish hall. This month we are starting at 10 a.m. instead at 11 a.m. as we are stuffing the eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! Contact: Laura Keys

5/13—The Feeding Ministry cooks at Epiphany and then serves the meal at Gateway Shelter on 2nd Fridays. You can help with one or more of the following activities:
  • Wednesday - Food Shopping
  • Thursday - Chopping Veggies
  • Friday - cooking from 2–5 p.m., serving from 5–7 p.m. or helping clean up after the volunteer dinner at 7 p.m.


6/1—Epiphany Racial Justice Book (ERJB) Group will meet in Room 201 from 6:45 - 8 p.m. The ERJB Group is reading How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith (approximately 336 pages, available throughs the DeKalb County Library system). Please join us, we would love to have you. Any question please feel free to contact Kay Lee or Lisa Daily


The Flex & Stretch class—which is the basic SilverSneakers class—meets online on Thursdays and the Chair Yoga program meets on Tuesdays and Fridays. For the link, email Ellen Mintzmeyer.
Announcements
The office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week - April 18 & 19.
Friendship Center Seedtime and Harvest Plant Sale Schedule
Remaining Sales for this season:

  • May 7
  • June 4
 
The Friendship Center is located at Holy Comforter Church, 737 Woodland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 and can be reached at 404.627.6510.
Required Trainings for Staff & Lay Leadership
If you are not sure which courses to take or what your training status, contact the parish office.
Dismantling Racism is offered by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, and runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Safeguarding Training: Click the link to register for Safeguarding God's Children (SGC) or Safeguarding God's People (SGP) trainings if you've never had the training. Re-recertification for expired training requires the Inclusion Module via Zoom for SGC and/or the Healthy Boundaries and Preventing Abuse Module via Zoom for SGP.

Prayers of the People

  • Names of friends and family remain on the list for four weeks.

  • The Anniversary & Birthday List for the month can be found here.
For members who are bidding our prayers: Jewel Allen • Sally Brockington • Pam Hall • Sabra Hanson • Ron Hutcheson • Rod MacLeod • Sally McClintock • Jeff McGrath • Colleen • Jennie Richardson • Ann Rowles • Idamay Shaw • Jane Stutz • Diane Tate • Larry Wilcox • Evan Vega

For friends and family: Isabel, granddaughter of Mike & Beth Towers • Betty Porter, relative of Christen Erskine • Dave Tipton, brother of Pam Tipton • Rosalind, sister of Katharine Hilliard-Yntema • Nicky Cullen, friend of Linda Ryder-Wolf • Susie Boyko • Keren Clay, neighbor of Susan & Richard Messner • Linda Best, cousin of Bob Thompson • Diana Lawrence, niece of Terri Lawrence • Brandon Aull, nephew of Cristin Davis• Harrison Geltz and family, friend of Kaylie Gibbs • Charlotte and Annie, friends of Anne Warner • Alec Bonner, grandson of George Councill • Alexandra Dauphin, granddaughter of Laura & John Keys • Bonnie Wolf, aunt of Brittany Allen • Russell Saxton, nephew of Kathie Ryan • The Rev. David Davenport, friend of Linda Ryder-Wolf • Darwin Embser, husband of Larry Wilcox • Meredith, friend of Lisa Gray • Chris, Yolanda and Carrie, relatives of Barbara Belcore • Louise Valente, friend of Rob Godsall

For members who desire our continuing prayers: Alma Fuller • Tom Mundy • June Sparks • Pat Spivey • Kathy Walmsley

For those who have died: Dan Belcore, brother of Barbara Belcore • William Armstrong, friend of Chris Miller & Ron Hutcheson

For those in the armed forces: Henry Laird • Stewart Mundy

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 4/17-24: Michelle & Randall Moody • Ellen & Jeremy Wojcik • Chris Maurer & Paula Maiberger

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 4/17-24: Laura Eby • Mike McAuliffe • Bill Phelps • April Maa • Aidan Bassett • Brian Gross • Lena McBath • Lily Brandon • Chris Introna • Jimmy Rabb • Esther Bryant • Rekha Gross • Evan Vega

For those awaiting the birth of a child: Megan & Laraine Fraijo-Paul

Did we miss your anniversary or birthday? Send your full date of your anniversary and/or your date of birth to the parish office so that we can update our records.
The weekly parish notices are published Friday mornings at 7 a.m.
The submission deadline is Wednesdays at NOON.