Parish Notices for April 29, 2022
Issue Highlights
Latest Events Photos
April Gallery Show Ending
Parents with Young Children Cookout
Youth Sunday
Graduate Recognition
Labyrinth Walk & Contemplative Evening
Racial Just Group Events
Sacred Ground Potluck
Women's Luncheon
Parish Picnic
UTO Results
GIPL Award
Community of Hope News
Epiphany Photo Albums
Click on the photos to see the albums
Barnyard Bible hour players and crew.
Young Adults helping with this month's Feeding Ministry cook.
This Sunday
Sunday Morning Worship
Masks required during worship
Holy Eucharist - 10 a.m. in the nave
  • The Healing Station is open in the side chapel.
  • Childcare for newborns and children ages 3 and under is available in the nursery. Our vaccinated childcare workers wear KN95 masks.
Livestream Options: YouTube Link | Zoom Link
Altar Arrangements and the Sanctuary Light
  • The Arrangements at the Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for our church family by Michele & Rod MacLeod
  • The Light are given to the Glory of God.
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.
Formation Classes
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Adult Formation: Join us Sunday mornings for a series entitled: Returning to Our Roots: Exploring Who We Are as Episcopalians. This Sunday we will continue thinking about the Eucharist and have more time for any final questions participants may have about the whole series. 
 

Children's Formation: We offer the Godly Play curriculum during the formation hour. Children are invited to come upstairs after the service to meet their teachers. For now, and until we can reestablish a broader volunteer base, all ages will be together in the larger meeting space (Room 203). Contact: The Rev. Nicole Lambelet.

Youth Formation: For our Spring Semester Formation, we will be reading Praying With Our Feet by Lindsey Krinks. Lindsey Krinks is a street chaplain and co-founder of Open Table Nashville—one of the ministries we will be supporting during our 2022 Summer Pilgrimage. Youth formation will be held in person in Room 201.
Now Showing for April
Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes for the month of April, the “Out West” photography series by newcomer parishioner Zoe Aparicio. Note: The show comes down this Sunday.


Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
Youth Group
Youth Group this Sunday will be held in the parish hall from 5-6 p.m. Each week the first half is dedicated to games and social time, while the second is set aside for prayer and formation.

Weekday Services
Morning Prayer takes place every weekday at 9 a.m. on Zoom. Login at 8:45 a.m. for coffee hour. New Login Link as of 3/30. Contact the parish office for the link.

First Tuesdays Eucharist: The Tuesday Men’s Group meets on 1st Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for Holy Eucharist followed by a time of fellowship before heading on their way for the day. Contact: John Yntema

Wednesday Noonday Prayer takes place at 12 p.m. in the side chapel, followed by Healing with Eucharist at 12:15 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Cookout at Amy's for Young Families - 5/6
Parents with children (newborn – kindergarten) are invited to join us at 5 p.m. at the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore's house for food and fellowship, and to hear more about what we have cooking in the coming year! Hot dogs, burgers, and veggie burgers provided. Please bring a side or dessert!

Youth Sunday - May 8
Next week, May 8th is Youth Sunday! On Youth Sunday, we spotlight our youth and youth ministries by inviting youth to serve in most every area of our worship. Please come out to support our youth as they lead us in prayer and as ushers, greeters, preachers, and readers. If you are a youth and would like to participate in Youth Sunday, please sign up here.
Graduate Recognition
This year we will plan to honor all 2022 graduates and celebrate Youth Sunday on May 8. If you would like to celebrate a 2022 graduate, please send a recent photo along with the graduate's name, degree, and school to the Rev. Nicole Lambelet.
Upcoming ERJG Events
NEW: Visit to Montgomery - Saturday, April 30: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church’s Racial Justice Caucus has invited us to join them on a day trip to Montgomery on Saturday, April 30. They have two buses going. The cost is $10, plus whatever you wish to spend on lunch. The day will start in Alabama with a visit to the Lowndes Interpretive Center, a location significant to the Civil Rights Movement, followed by time spent at the Legacy Museum as well as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (often referred to as the “lynching museum/memorial”)  The buses will leave Glenn at 7 a.m. with an anticipated return by 7 p.m. If Saturday, April 30 is workable for you, please join us.  


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.
Sacred Ground Potluck - 5/13
Sacred Ground Participants are invited to a potluck in the parish hall at Epiphany from 6-8 p.m. This will be the end cap event for the Sacred Ground series. Come reflect with all the SG groups, learn about continuing opportunities to deepen our work for racial justice, and dream together with Holy Trinity about collaboration in the next programming year. Email the Rev. Nicole Lambelet with any questions. 
ECW Luncheon for the Women of the Parish - 5/15
The Epiphany chapter of the Episcopal Church Women would like to treat all the women of the parish to lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15 following services. Not a potluck, no program or agenda, just a chance to visit and meet other women who attend Epiphany. If you did not receive an Evite Invitation from the parish and would like to attend, please let the parish office know.
Ongoing Meetings
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

5/4—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

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.

5/10—The Episcopal Women (ECW) meet on 2nd Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the parish hall followed by lunch out. Contact: Laura Keys

5/11—The Earth Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall. All interested parishioners are welcome to attend!

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.


5/22—The Epiphany chapter of the Daughters of the king (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.

5/23—The Community of Hope's Circle of Care members gather monthly to pray, learn, and provide each other with mutual support as they reflect on their emotional and spiritual responses to pastoral encounters. If you or a loved one would like to receive a pastoral visit by one of the trained caregivers, please contact Ann Fowler. 

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.
Latest News & Announcements
Welcome Epiphany's Newest Member
Nduva Gene Aparicio Hartman, daughter of Kayleen Hartman and Zoe Aparicio Mendoza, who was baptized at the Easter Vigil.
United Thank Offering Results
The tally for this year’s UTO offering is $442.25 which is a bit less than halfway to our goal of $1000 each year. An Episcopal tradition since 1889, the United Thank Offering (UTO) contributions support Episcopal missions and ministries.

  • 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.
 
Community of Hope visits Church of the Common Ground
Members of the Community of Hope, Lisa Daily, Chris Miller, and Ann Fowler, served at the foot clinic with Church of the Common Ground on April 27. They will return to the ministry to provide foot washing and pastoral care for people on the street.
 
Community of Hope members gather monthly to pray, learn, and provide each other with mutual support as they reflect on their emotional and spiritual responses to pastoral encounters.

If you or a loved one would like to receive a pastoral visit by one of the trained caregivers, please contact Ann Fowler.
Epiphany Recognized by GIPL
This week Earth Guild Co-chair Sylvia Yaw and the Rev. Nicole Lambelet accompanied Dr. Behnoosh Momin and Sehr Abdulla from the Ismaili Council and Hannah Shultz from Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) to receive an award at the Non-Profit Organization Award at the annual River's Alive award's luncheon. Each year, River's Alive honors volunteers and organizations who make significant impact on their communities by working together to clean up their local waterways.

We were very proud that our partnership with the Ismaili Council and GIPL in 2021 was recognized by Rivers Alive. Look for more details in the coming months for how to be involved in this year’s river cleanup project. If you are interested in helping to organize this year's 2022 September collaboration and cleanup, please email the Rev. Nicole Lambelet.
GIPL Summit - 5/7
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) is hosting a Green Team Summit on May 7. There's a wonderful lineup of speakers and workshops, email please email the Rev. Nicole Lambelet with questions or register below. 

Plant, Art, and Bake Sale - 5/7
The gardeners and artists at the Friendship Center have lovely gift ideas for your Mother's Day shopping: beautiful flowers, whimsical containers, perennials, vegetables, even trees for her garden; paintings, needle art, jewelry, stained glass mosaics. And for your Mother's Day celebration, an array of delicious home baked goods. Join us on May 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Holy Comforter parking lot, 737 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta 30316. 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 training is offered by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Currently, the training is only being offered online via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In-person trainings have not yet resumed.


Safeguarding Training: Click the link to register for Safeguarding God's Children (SGC) or Safeguarding God's People (SGP) trainings. The link below is for the Zoom trainings. In-person trainings are restarting. Check with the parish office for any available dates if that is your preference.

Prayers of the People
  • Send prayer requests to the parish office.
  • 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 • Pat Spivey • Jane Stutz • Larry Wilcox • Evan Vega • Diane Tate

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 • 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 • Charlton, Jeni, and Stephanie, relatives of Jewel Allen • Sophia Baginski, friend of David Draper

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

For those who have died: The Rev. Lori Lowe, friend of Barbara Ryder

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 5/1-7: Bert Bender & Kay Lee • Joanne & Dan Deocampo • April & Jay Freeman

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 5/1-7: Michael Elliott • Lauren Davis • Randy Stewart • Rik Hill • Michelle Moody • Lisa Stewart • Abigail Peacock-Marcewicz • Barbara Ryder • Elizabeth Walden

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.
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