Join us for worship and fellowship Sundays at 10 am!
Coffee fellowship immediately following the service
Sign up here to be a worship assistant for Brunch Church 7/14 - 7/21!
Please contact Carol Webster if you need assistance.
Upcoming Events
7/20, 7/24 & 7/27 @ 8:30-11:30 am
Community Garden Workdays

Sunday, July 21
Brunch Church at 10 am
Kingsway Fellowship Hall

Sunday, July 28
Worship with Holy Communion at 10 am
Schaeffer Memorial Chapel

Service Opportunities
But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves .  ~James 1:22
Epiphany Community Garden
Workdays every Wednesday & Saturday from 8:30 - 11:30 am

Collierville Food Pantry

Collierville Connected Resource Center

Chosen Vessel Ministries

Room In The Inn (RITI)

See upcoming events schedule
for specific happenings!
Summer Brunch Church
Thanks to all who have been attending our special summer Brunch Church! We have one more Sunday - July 21st. We will conduct worship from 10 am - 10:20 am, then serve food and conduct our study discussion as we eat together. Brunch Church will end by 11:30 am with a brief cleanup. On Brunch Church Sundays, please bring “potluck” brunch items to serve, including a serving utensil. Also, we have a special SignUp Genius signup for Brunch Church - please click here to sign up to serve on the next four Sundays.

Our last reading: July 21 - Being Lutheran in a Wider World, pp. 147-174 - Together by Grace
Our regular worship service
with holy communion will resume July 28th at 10 am in
Schaeffer Memorial Chapel.
The Word This Sunday
July 21, 2019
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Perhaps the church, at its best, is “all ears.” Almighty God urges the faithful, again and again, to “listen up!”—to heed the word from above. So it was with Abraham and Sarah, with Mary and Martha, and the early church at Colossae. So it is today as we join the assembly to hear the word of God, the words of life.

The hospitality of Abraham and Sarah to three visitors of the Lord

Lord, who may abide upon your holy hill?  (Ps. 15:1)

Hymn to Christ, the firstborn of all creation

Jesus says: Martha, your sister Mary has chosen the better part
Pastor Monica's 
60-Second Sermon
" When women are named in the Gospels, it’s evidence that their lives and interaction with Jesus are significant within the first-century patriarchal system that often silenced women’s voices. Sisters Mary and Martha both welcome Jesus into their brother’s house, each in different ways: Martha demonstrates hospitality to Jesus by cooking him a delicious meal, where Mary ignores traditional ‘woman’s work’ to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to his teachings. Both women are being faithful to God and showing love and respect for Jesus, but Mary seizes this rare opportunity to learn from a respected teacher without rejection. Martha honors Jesus with her gift of hospitality, while Mary honors Jesus as a teacher of God’s wisdom and ways. Yet Mary understands that time spent with God is a priceless gift that transcends duty and responsibility."

Peace to all,   Pastor Monica
On Sunday, July 28, 2019 we will be collecting a special offering for the benefit of the ELCA Disaster Relief Fund for flood victims (50%) and the Germantown GIVES Flood Relief Fund (50%). On June 7, 2019, over 140 Germantown residents (uninsured against flood damage as they reside outside flood zones) incurred damage to their homes as a result of more than 10 inches of rain in just 3 hours; over $7 million of uninsured damage was estimated once the water receded. This special collection will be in addition to the weekly offering and is tax - deductible. Checks should be made to Epiphany with a note on the memo line noting “Disaster Relief Fund.” If one check is issued for both the weekly offering and special offering,please note on the check the amount for each. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, July 31; if you will be out of town during the next two weeks, you may mail your donation to: Epiphany Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1805, Collierville, TN 38027 before the deadline or request that a fellow church member turn in your donation for you. Thank you!
On August 4th, we will be collecting the following items for the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf :
• Washable markers
• Jumbo crayons
• Pencil boxes (to store audiological equipment)
• Large glue sticks
• Large bottles of Elmer’s white school glue
• Ziploc bags: Snack size; sandwich size; quart size; gallon size

Please consider adding some of these items to your shopping list for the next month!
Many many thanks to the Epiphany congregation for recognizing my three-year anniversary with the gorgeous flowers and cake. I am truly blessed and humbled.
~Pastor Monica
Adult Summer Cookout 8/17
Join us at the home of Ed & Becca Schumacher on August 17th at 4:30 pm for brats and hotdogs. Please bring a picnic food to share (to feed 12) and have it prepared and ready to serve - see Martha Garner for the sign-up sheet! Event is BYOB; bring your suit and towel if you care to swim - the pool will be open! RSVP to Becca (843-422-4066) by August 10!
Epiphany Community Garden - Feeding God's People
Worship Servants
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