Epiphany Lutheran Church
2370 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803.324.8877
epiphany@epiphany-rockhill.org
The Proclaimer
Epiphany's weekly newsletter to help keep you informed.
July 22, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 26, 2020
Click on the links below to read this Sunday's scriptures:
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.   Romans 8:26

Have you ever started to pray and realized you didn’t know how or what to pray? This is an occurrence that might be familiar when you feel overwhelmed by your circumstance or the strains and pressures of the world. James Dunn translates these words, “we do not know what to want” let alone how to ask for it in prayer. We are told that when the Spirit of God lives in us, it is this abiding presence that keeps our lives aligned with God’s will. We no longer have to come with the words ourselves to pray, but simply come before God with an openness that allows God’s Spirit to intercede in prayer through us.

A LETTER FROM COUNCIL AND THE TRANSITION TEAM is being mailed to you (and is posted as a link below) explaining the steps and procedures necessary for us to return to gathering indoors for worship and ministry activities.  

The month of July is a TIME OF PRAYER for us as a congregation as we seek the Spirit’s guidance in considering two persons as nominees for election and appointment to a three year term beginning September 1 on Epiphany's Council. You may nominate members by submitting names to persons on the Nominating Committee (see article below). Your prayers are also requested as the Lutheran churches of the SC Synod ELECT A NEW BISHOP this Saturday at its virtual/online assembly (more info below).
    
We continue to offer Outdoor Worship with livestream each Sunday at 9:00am. 
See you in the Parking Lot or online! 
    Pastor Ken   
TRANSITION TEAM STATES PLAN FOR RETURNING INDOORS
Read Congregational Letter and Plan - Transition Task Group Plan
ATTENTION MEMBERS WHO USE OFFERING ENVELOPES
We are in the process of ordering church envelopes for 2021. If you are using digital giving and no longer need church envelopes, please let the church office know as soon as possible. You can either email Lisa at admin@epiphany-rockhill.org or call the church office at 324-8877. If you wish to continue receiving offering envelopes, no action is needed!!! Thank you!!!
Our worship leadership team in the shadow of the cross leading us in worship!
Outdoor Worship
in Parking Lot
Each Sunday At 9:00 AM
Click below for more info:
YOUR SAFETY IS A PRIORITY!
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AND TO KEEP A SOCIAL DISTANCE.
Invite your friends and family to
Epiphany's Outdoor Worship- July 26
ON-LINE WORSHIP SERVICES - This Sunday - Livestream Video
 Worship Videos on Epiphany's Facebook Page (Sunday 9am; and anytime after)
Worship Videos on Epiphany's Website (a direct link to Facebook at 9am; will be converted to YouTube by 12noon)
Epiphany Lutheran Church Rock Hill YouTube channel (livestream video recorded and posted by 12noon)
Family Promise Yard Sale

Great News!!!!! They made $11,000!!!!!

Thank you for all of you who donated and volunteered!!!!
TIME OF PRAYERFUL DISCERNMENT FOR NOMINATIONS TO SERVE ON EPIPHANY'S COUNCIL - The members of the Council will serve three year terms (September-August), with two positions being filled every year before September. Council members may not serve consecutive terms. Each year in July, a congregational discernment process begins for a time of prayer to develop a list of potential members for the council from the congregation.  
   The Nominating Team this year consists of Doug Hinson (803-327-0042, doug@odarbyspirits.com), Joy Davies (704-608-1855, jncd76@gmail.com), and Buc Hiltebeitel (832-302-7514, buckh1104@gmail.com). The congregation is encouraged to prayerfully consider whom God is calling to serve. Names are to be submitted to persons on the Nomination Team, so that they can be brought before Council for election.
SC Synod Assembly, Saturday, July 25, ON-LINE
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Epiphany will have three voting members (Bill Droz, Arlene Vecellio, and Pastor Gillikin). Churches throughout SC will be electing a new bishop. Members are welcome to participate by watching online SC Synod Assembly Livestream
SOUTH CAROLINA BISHOPS WRITE GOVERNOR
CONCERNING PLAN TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL
The Haven Men's Shelter- Meal for Friday, July 31,2020

We now have begun assembling a team of volunteers to help with meals for this local men's shelter, and are well on our way to creating a good dinner for the evening of the 31st of this month.

If you are interested in being part of the team for this or future meals or have any questions, please contact Marilyn Magers at the following CHANGED email address: marilyn2m@outlook.com. She'll add your name and contact info to the group list, which is easier to organize in MS Outlook. Phone and text contact remain 803-280-0082.

We will begin gathering contributions at the church on Thursday, July 30, and assemble the full set of goodies on Friday, 7/31, in time to deliver to The Haven by 6 PM on Friday. Menu so far: meat loaf, Italian/other fresh store bread, fresh garden salad, fresh green beans, potato salad, watermelon, assorted cookies.

Thanks to all for your willingness to help!!! Your ideas about when and how many meals we might provide in August are welcome. Our contact: Board Member Lynn Snowber-Marini, lynnsnowber@gmail.com , text or phone  (803)-367-6595. 

BASIC INFO FOR THE PROJECT:
What : Meals for 22-24 guests plus 2 managers
Where : Pathways Community Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Suite G
When : 6 PM, Mondays-Saturdays. On Sundays the shelter is open all day, and they can use both lunch and dinner.
E C A T Ministry Available to Help You Stay Safe
Click this link to learn more about ECAT Ministry
DIRECT BENEFIT FUNDS TO EPIPHANY
 You don’t have to sign up for a separate account or special login; use your existing Amazon login, just access it through  Smile.Amazon.com.  It’s that simple. Utilizing Amazon’s app isn’t included in the smile donation program. A percentage (0.5%) of your purchases completed through Amazon Smile go to Epiphany on a quarterly basis. If you shop through Amazon on your home computer just do it through  smile.amazon.com  now. Anyone needing help message Ann Kilburg 910-416-0957; fefelants@yahoo.com) .
"Hallowed Hands Ministry"

"Hallowed Hands" meetings are canceled until further notice. A reminder from Julie for all faithful prayer partners to refer to the the Proclaimer for updated prayer needs.
Please email Julie at w70julie@outlook.com with additions or deletions to this important ministry.
Shawn Price ( Phyllis Lewis)
Jacob Rast (father of Judy Krenzer)
Sandra & Freddie Stewart (Krenzers)
Joyce Gillette (health issues)
Cindy Mobley (J. Gillette)
Ella Kingston (13-month-old Cerebral Palsy/Deb Zaken)
Holly, Kristina & Annabeth Truitt (Sandra Hinson)
Shirley Robinson (Joy Robinson)
Ellen & Kenny Green
James Bennett
Charley Williams and husband (Pat Tucker)
Larry Sampson (Barbara Eggert)
Bill and Jenny Marsh
Marilyn Washington (Ann Kilburg)
Elizabeth Nilsson (sister of Ann Kilburg)
Janie Sigmon (cancer)
Nancy Namestha (illness and pain) /J. Gillette
Ginney Elmgreen (J.Gillette)
Nancy Smith (Christia Humburg's mother)
Emory McLaurin (cancer/D.Keener)
Epiphany Lutheran Church (praying for everyone during this Coronavirus crisis)
Pat and Desi Ware (Sharon Eichler)
Ella Mae Sampson (Marilyn Magers)
Lil Dowdy (sister of Myra Roulette) physical and spiritual healing
Evelyn Grado-Wolynies (M.Magers)
Drew Wolynies (M. Magers)
Steve Barthelmess (cancer)/Uncle of Joe Taylor)
Angel Creson (illness) J. Gillette
Brandi and Brian Bishop (Brian has cancer) R. Brooks
Bob (sickness) / uncle of Jeff Gwaltney
Mike Percival (cancer) /cousin of Jim Percival)
Sylvia Brown (swallowing problem) /J.Gillette
Cameron Kane (30 years old with Covid) /J. Gillette
Wanda Ogle (Covid 19 very ill) /J. Gillette
Pat and Sherrill Tucker (son Barry passed away) / Pastor Ken
Lois Cooley (very ill) / Helen Issel
Judy Kellogg (open heart surgery) / J. Gillette
Carla Loveless and Family (house fire lost everything) / J. Gillette
Anne Shuler (Covid 19 and for her daughter's health) / J. Gillette


                                          updated 7/22/2020         
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2370 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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