Parish Notices for July 1, 2022
Have a Happy Fourth!
The parish office will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the observance of Independence Day. Staff will not be in the office on Tuesday and will return to the office on Wednesday, July 6.
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
Sing in the Summer Choir
The Summer Choir is open to adults and youth; we rehearse one anthem on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. and then sing it during the 10:00 a.m. liturgy (no vestments, no weekday commitment, lots of fun and fellowship). Join us upstairs in the Music Suite. Contact: Julie Ryder
Altar Arrangements and the Sanctuary Light
  • The Arrangements at the Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Craig Ryder by Barbara Ryder.
  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birthday and ministry of the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore, by Nancy Thompson.
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 when you 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.
Expanded Coffee Hour
We hope you will join us after the service for expanded coffee hour this summer. 

Anyone is welcome to bring some simple breakfast items. Individuals may bring a dish or groups may sign up. We hope to see you then!

Please Note: The Vestry Person of the Day (VPOD) is responsible for making the coffee.
Rescheduled—The Daughters of the King (DOK)
The Epiphany chapter of the DOK will meet today at 11:15 a.m. in Room 201. The DOK are a lay order whose goals are prayer, service and evangelism. Contact: Judy Jarady.
Children's & Youth Formation on hiatus in July
Children's and Youth Formation will be on hiatus for the month of July. We look forward to starting our 2022-2023 programming again beginning in August. Please note: We will still be offering nursery for children three (3) years and under during summer choir practice (9:15 a.m.) and our 10 a.m. Worship service. 
June Pantry Drive for DEAM
While the month of June ended yesterday, we wanted to ask for items for one more Sunday for the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) pantry so we can reach our goal.

This time are hoping to collect 125 each of:

  • Quart sized, WET, shelf-stable milk cartons and cans of evaporated milk.

  • We will also collect the following canned fruits: applesauce, pineapple and fruit cocktail.

Wooden bins for your donations are located in the gallery.
Current Tally
75
95
Now Showing
Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes mixed media paintings by Jen Singh. Jen’s show closes July 11. Please make your art payments by check to the artist by the July 10. Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany. The show is also on the Art Ministry Page.

Upcoming Events
Young Adults
All Saints Church has invited Epiphany young adults to join them at a few gatherings during the month of July. 
7/10—Second Sunday—Young Adults Lunch Together: Next Sunday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m., Young Adults are invited to meet at Piedmont Park at the Double Decker Pavilion (between the athletic fields and the tennis courts). We’ll be joined by young adults from several congregations in our neighborhood and other Lutheran churches in Atlanta. Bring your own picnic lunch; non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. 
 
7/22Young Adults at the Braves! Friday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m., this same ecumenical group will meet at Truist Park, find a place to eat dinner together, and then watch the Braves play the Angels! The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer has purchased group tickets, which you can buy from them. Click here to RSVP and pay for tickets, or speak to Pr. Jenny at Redeemer if you have questions. (You can also join for just dinner or just the game, if you prefer). 
Upcoming ERJG Activities
Please mark your calendars
7/7—ERJG Movie Night will be a viewing of Just Mercy which stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. The film is based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), which opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that we are visiting September 10. All are welcome and lots of popcorn will be available! Email Kay Lee to RSVP.
 
8/3—ERJ Book Group discusses The Church Cracked Open: We are grateful and excited that our own Rev. Amy Dills-Moore will lead the discussion of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and the New Hope for Beloved Community, by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers. (6:45-8:00 p.m., Room 201)
 
 
9/10—ERJG Day Trip to Montgomery: Plan to join us for a day trip to Montgomery to visit both the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. A registration link will be available once transportation and costs are finalized. If interested, you are strongly encouraged to read Just Mercies by Bryan Stevenson.
 
EFM is Zooming!
The Education for Ministry (EFM) Zoom group got off to a good start last fall, and will continue again for the 2022-2023 school year. There are 4 states represented in the group—including GA, with Epiphany’s own Sara Cushing—and one group member from Turks & Caicos. Despite the format, the group has bonded well, but would be able to easily welcome new members. All 4 years are invited to join.
EFM is a four-year extension program of the School of Theology of the University of the South. It is partly academic readings, but the heart of EFM is theological reflection, or “TR.“ In a TR, participants discuss issues of faith, what they believe, what they question, how it relates to their everyday lives, and how they keep faith alive. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program. The cost of the program is $350 per year. The meetings will be held from early September through May. For further information, contact Esther Harbert.
Ongoing Meetings
7/5The Book of Forgiving book group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 201 and is led by Ellen Mintzmyer and Susan Ashmore. The book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu, is a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation.

7/7—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.

7/8—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 2:00–5:00 p.m., serving from 5:00–7:00 p.m. or helping clean up after the volunteer dinner at 7:00 p.m.


7/10—Walking the labyrinth, we seek a sacred path, open to God's guidance, leading us forward. Come gather with us at 4:00 p.m. in the courtyard for an evening of reflection, instruction on walking meditation, and gathering with others seeking a more grounded way of being in the world. Led by Bobbi Patterson, Elizabeth Ura and the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore.

7/24—The Epiphany chapter of the Daughters of the King (DOK) meet on 4th Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in room 201. The DOK are a lay order whose goals are prayer, service and evangelism. Contact: Judy Jarady.

7/25—The Community of Hope's Circle of Care members gather monthly on 4th Mondays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. 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.

8/3—ERJ Book Group discusses The Church Cracked Open: We are grateful and excited that our own Rev. Amy Dills-Moore will lead the discussion of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and the New Hope for Beloved Community, by the Rev. Stephanie Spellers. (6:45-8:00 p.m., Room 201)


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
Epiphany Stars
We celebrate with Amanda Kay Seals who has been named partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore as of January 2023. She was also recently honored at the Georgia Legal Awards and in the Fulton County Daily Report as a 2022 lawyer "On The Rise" in Georgia. Congratulations Amanda! We give thanks for your gifts of leadership and your many contributions to our community. 

Have you or another parishioner you know given a gift of their time and talent to Epiphany? Do you know someone who has received recognition for a personal achievement? If so, please let us know! 
Staff Anniversary
July 1 marks the second anniversary of when the Rev. Nicole Lambelet joined the staff of Epiphany.
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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.

Weekday Services
Morning Prayer takes place every weekday at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Login at 8:45 a.m. for coffee hour. 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 Services: Wednesday Noonday Prayer takes place at 12:00 p.m. in the nave. A Healing Service with Eucharist follows at 12:15 p.m.
Prayers of the People
For members who are bidding our prayers: Jewel Allen • Sally Brockington • Bob Burnett • Lane Burnett • Kaylie Gibbs • Lisa Gray • Ron Hutcheson • Judy Jarady • Rod MacLeod • Sally McClintock • Colleen • Floyd Parker • Jennie Richardson • Ann Rowles • Dave Schneberger • Jane Stutz • Stephanie Thompson • Evan Vega • Larry Wilcox • John Yntema

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 • Keren Clay, neighbor of Susan & Richard Messner • Diana Lawrence, niece of Terri Lawrence • Peggy Bryant, mother of Patrick Bryant • Russell Saxon, nephew of Kathie Ryan • Sophia Baginski, friend of David Draper • David & Jenn Gillis, brother-in-law and sister of Terri Lawrence • Mike Carscaddon, friend of Annie Strahan • Bonnie Strawn, granddaughter of Mary Ann Schneider • Katie Strawn, daughter of Mary Ann Schneider • Alisha Thompson, sister-in-law of Nicole Lambelet • Meredith Melinder, daughter of Peter & Julie Dodge • Archie T. Miller, father of Chris Miller

For members who desire our continuing prayers: Alma Fuller • Tom Mundy • Idamay Shaw • Pat Spivey • June Sparks • Wayne & Judy Urban • Kathy Walmsley

For those who have died: Doris Jean Gentry, aunt of Shea McNutt • Kenney, friend of Nicole Lambelet • Anne Scott, mother of Susan Scott • Garland Wayne Smith, father of Cecilia Democko

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 7/3-9: Leah & Tom Felcher • Elena & Tad Braswell, Jr.

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 7/3-9: Ari Alexander • Katherine Arrington • Ada Corcoran • Carol Newsom • Virginia Davis • Amy Dills-Moore • Katrina Shoemaker • Ari Alexander • Rob Godsall • Kate Wierwille • Erin Democko • Ellen Wojcik

For those awaiting the adoption of a child: Jessica & Duane Burns

For those awaiting the birth of a child: Claire & Cody Chaffins • Megan & Laraine Fraijo-Paul • Kaylie & Evan Gibbs

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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