Join us for worship and fellowship Sundays at 10 am!
Coffee fellowship immediately following the service
Upcoming Events
New Lessons Posted Each Wednesday during Lent

Choir Rehearsal
3/24 @ 9 am

Youth Leadership Collierville
at the Garden
3/21 @ 3:30 - 6 pm

3/31 @ 10 am

Service Opportunities
But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves .  ~James 1:22
Epiphany Community Garden
Workdays will start soon!

Collierville Food Pantry

Collierville Connected Resource Center

Chosen Vessel Ministries

Room In The Inn (RITI)

See upcoming events schedule
for specific happenings!
Week 3 - Lenten Online Bible Study
The second lesson of Pastor Monica's online Lenten Bible Study is on Psalm 27. Comments may be posted on the YouTube page below the video.
The next lesson will be posted on Wednesday, March 27.
The Word This Sunday
March 24, 2019
Third Sunday in Lent
The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Lent is a season of repentance. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness: “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God!

Everyone who thirsts, come to the water; seek the Lord

O God, eagerly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you.  (Ps. 63:1)

Israel, baptized in cloud and seas, ate the same spiritual food as Christians

Unless you repent, you will perish: parable of the fig tree
Pastor Monica's 
60-Second Sermon
"Jesus instructs his followers on the necessity of repentance; to ‘repent’ is to express sincere remorse for one’s sin or wrongdoing. One way to repent is to confess our sins to God and to each other, which is why Lutherans and other Christians use a Rite of Confession in worship. God already knows our sins, so we don’t name them specifically, but by reciting together the words of Confession, we participate in renewal: not only of ourselves, but also of Creation. As members of a faith community in the Body of Christ, the Rite of Confession reminds us of our holy baptism, God’s great “do-over” that showers us in forgiveness. This is why in Lutheran worship, after Confession, we always pronounce God’s forgiveness of all our sins, made possible by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to confess, repent and receive God’s unconditional mercy!" (Luke 13:1-9)

Peace to all,   Pastor Monica
On Sunday, March 31, we will be worshiping together with all four ELCA Memphis-area congregations at 10 am at St. Luke Lutheran Church . Bishop Julian Gordy will be preaching during his last visit to our area (a new bishop will be elected in May); a combined choir will also take part in the service. There will be NO worship service that day at Schaeffer Memorial Chapel.
Lunch will be provided immediately following worship.
Please RSVP as soon as possible so we will know how much food to provide. Thank you and look forward to seeing you there!
Dear Epiphany Friends, 
I have been alerted that scammers are using copycat pastor email addresses and fake social media accounts to request “gift cards” for impoverished persons from churches across several denominations. If you receive an email or social media request from “Pastor Monica” or “Epiphany” instructing you to purchase gift cards and send them to a PO Box or other address, please be aware that this is not a legitimate request. You should report the email or social media post and do not reply to it. Thank you!
Attention all Thrivent Members!
The deadline to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars is March 31st online or March 29 by phone. Please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Epiphany Lutheran - we are listed as one of the organizations . The number to direct dollars with the help of a Thrivent associate is 1-800-847-4836.  
Palm Sunday Potluck Brunch
On Sunday, April 14, we will have a Palm Sunday Potluck Brunch in the Kingsway Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Sign up sheets will be available starting this coming Sunday at church. Please e-mail Martha Garner or call her at 901-619-8939 for any questions or to volunteer to help.
The Prime Timers will be attending some of the Lenten Preaching Series in March and April at Calvary Episcopal in downtown Memphis. On April 3, the speaker series features Barkley Thompson. Some of the group will eat before the service and some will eat afterwards. You may drive to St. Mary's Episcopal near downtown, park, and then take a shuttle bus to Calvary

Another favorite speaker is Rabbi Micah Greenstein from Temple Israel who will speak on April 4th and 5th at noon with lunch following.  
Tennessee Disciples Women's Ministrty is hosting the TN West Area 2019 Spiritual Journey at Kingsway Christian Church on March 30th from 10 am - 2 pm.

Download the flyer for more information. Registration deadline is March 23rd.
Please click here to find out how you can easily give to Epiphany on a regular basis by automating your contributions through your online banking system. Never forget to bring a check to church again!
Please sign up to serve for our
special worship services during Lent and Holy Week.
Come Marching In With Us!
On Sunday, April 28th, we will celebrate "Holy Humor Sunday!"

Please plan on joining us for a fun and uplifting worship service!

Know any good jokes or "holy humor" you'd like to share? Let Pastor Monica know !
Our Worship Servant Sign-Ups for 2019 are now available. Please click here to view the online sign up sheet. It is very helpful if you can sign up as far in advance as possible. Please contact Carol Webster if you need assistance.
Epiphany Community Garden - Feeding God's People
Worship Servants

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