Parish Notices for April 22, 2022
Issue Highlights
Agápe Supper & Easter Day Pics
TODAY - Earth Day
TODAY - Young Adult Picnic
Barnyard Bible Hour Premieres Sunday
UTO Ingathering this Sunday
Daughters of the King Meeting
ERJG Outings
Women's Luncheon
Save the Date - Youth Sunday
Save the Date - Parish Picnic
Click on the pictures to see photos of last week's activities
Today is Earth Day
The Episcopal Call to Climate Action: Facebook Premiere
Join the Earth Day Premiere at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22

Climate change is already impacting people and places around the world, especially the most vulnerable. What is our call as Episcopalians to protect the earth, our fragile island home? This Earth Day, watch and share this four-minute video with Episcopal perspectives on climate change advocacy, featuring voices from the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference COP26. Watch the premiere here >>

To learn more about Episcopal climate change advocacy at the United Nations, or to get involved, visit the Episcopal Church UN Climate page.
Young Adult Picnic - 4/22
Join young adults for the first, fourth Friday Funday! On April 22, We will meet at Epiphany at 6:30 p.m. and walk over to Deepdene park for a picnic palooza. Please bring a snack to share and a blanket or chair to sit in. There will be socializing, Frisbee, and all-around fun. Email Emily Badgett if you have any questions or suggestions. 
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 and the Sanctuary Light for this Sunday 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 through May 8 for a series entitled: Returning to Our Roots: Exploring Who We Are as Episcopalians. This Sunday we will continue thinking about our witness and our work in the world with a session entitled: The Task of Discipleship, considering how the church pursues its mission "as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace and love.” (BCP 855). 
 

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 formation will not take place today as they are presenting ...
... an original one-act play, “The Barnyard Bible Hour” at 6 p.m. in the nave.

Youth working on the backdrops for the play. Click the image to see more photos.
UTO Ingathering on Sunday
An Episcopal tradition since 1889, the UTO contributions support Episcopal missions and ministries. UTO envelopes and coin boxes are available in the gallery for use however you choose: daily, special occasion of gratitude, extra change, etc. We hope to once again surpass our goal of $1,000. 

Grants in previous years associated in our area include:

  1. Rainbow Village in Duluth (helping families live successfully our of homelessness.)
  2. Navajo Land, Ft Defiance, NM. (Our former Associate Rector, Cynthia Hizer received the grant for improving the chapel on the facility.)

  • 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.
 
Daughters of the King - 4/24
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.
Now Showing
Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes for the month of April, the “Out West” photography series by newcomer parishioner Zoe Aparicio.


Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
Barnyard Bible Hour - 4/24
On Sunday April 24, come see members of the Epiphany youth group perform their original one-act play, based on various biblical scenes. The show begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $10.

Weekday Services
Rite of Reconciliation: For those wishing to make formal confession along the Rite outlined in The Book of Common Prayer, contact the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore or The Rev. Nicole Lambelet to schedule a time.

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
Upcoming ERJG Events
Visit to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 24
The next Epiphany Racial Justice Group (ERJG) Sunday Service visit of fellowship and communion will be to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 24. Their website advises that the service starts at 10 a.m. and masks are required. We will meet in front of the church at 9:45 a.m. 
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
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 & Events

4/25—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. 

4/27—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

4/28—Epiphany’s Membership Committee meets bimonthly and our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 on Zoom. New Members welcome. Contact: Liefy Smith or Annie Strahan

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

5/5—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.

5/8—Young Adults are invited to join us every Second Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. We’ll eat, pray, and ping-pong together. Contact: The Rev. Nicole Lambelet.

5/10—The Episcopal Women (ECW) meet on 2nd Tuesdays in the parish hall. This month we are starting at 10 a.m. instead at 11 a.m. as we are stuffing the eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt! Contact: Laura Keys

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.


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.
Announcements
Friendship Center Seedtime and Harvest Plant Sale Schedule
Remaining Sales for this season:

  • May 7
  • June 4
 
The Friendship Center is located at Holy Comforter Church, 737 Woodland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 and can be reached at 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 • Jane Stutz • Diane Tate • Larry Wilcox • Evan Vega

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

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

For those who have died: Dan Belcore, brother of Barbara Belcore

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 4/25-30: Cyndi & Nicholas Carpentieri • Kenan & Ben Morrissey

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 4/25-30: Laura Eby • Mike McAuliffe • Bill Phelps • April Maa • Aidan Bassett • Brian Gross • Lena McBath • Lily Brandon • Chris Introna • Jimmy Rabb • Esther Bryant • Rekha Gross • Evan Vega

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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The submission deadline is Wednesdays at NOON.