Parish Notices for May 13, 2022
Issue Highlights
Memorial Wall Installed
Women's Luncheon on Sunday
May Gallery show is also online
Two Listening Circles Left
RSVP by Wednesday for Parish Picnic
Newcomers' Gathering May 22
Upcoming ERJG Visits
Living Contemplatively Group in June
Painting Project at Emmaus House
Youth Sunday Photos
New Memorial Wall
The additional marble wall for the Memorial Garden has been installed!

Thanks to the Memorial Garden Committee members, Bill Graves, Sabra Hanson, Liefy Smith for all their work on this project.

The project included removal of a window in the sacristy - which Bill converted to a built-in shelf - as well as an old wall mounted AC unit. The transformation to prepare the wall for the marble included replacement brick and mortar matching to fill those spots from the sacristy side of the memorial wall.

The tradition of including scripture and psalm with the engravings was continued. The new marble has these two inscriptions:

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2

I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6

While the expanded space for future memorial plaques was needed, it is our hope that it will not be put to use for quite some time.
If you would also like to make plans for a future memorial plaque - not to be installed any time soon - we do encourage members of the parish to make their funeral arrangements in advance. This information is kept on file in our office along with the Memorial Garden Application and a record of any prepayments if you chose to have your ashes interred in Epiphany's Memorial Garden.
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 celebration of the life of Diane Mundy, by Dan Mundy.
  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in memory of her two sisters, Sandra and Marianne, by Marsha Bond.
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.
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. on Sunday, May 15 following the service. 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.
Youth Group
Youth Group this Sunday will be held at Holy Trinity on Sunday, May 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The time will be dedicated to celebrating the past year with cake and games.
Now Showing for May
Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes mixed media paintings by Jen Singh for the month of May and early June 2022. Remember, 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany. The show is also on the Art Ministry Page.

Upcoming Events
Listening Circles
As we emerge from the pandemic, re-building and re-imagining children & youth ministries at Epiphany is a priority. Join one of the Listening Circles below to share your hopes and dreams for the future of Epiphany children & youth. We need your input!

Saturday, May 14 (children)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in person (childcare provided)

Sunday, May 22 (youth)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in person (during the regular youth group meeting time)
Please join Parish Life for food and fellowship at the Parish Picnic on May 22. We will gather in the Meadow, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Community Q will be catering. The menu includes two meats and two sides, buns and sauces. Cost is $10 per adult, $7 per child (13 and under); family maximum $34. Drinks (tea, lemonade and water) will be provided. Parishioners are asked to bring a table ready dessert or other side to share.
Newcomers' Gathering
Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m.
Epiphany’s membership committee invites all newcomers and visitors, both individuals and families, to a dessert reception on Sunday May 22 from 4 - 5 p.m. in the courtyard. Old-timers welcome too! The committee will provide the desserts.

This social gathering will be a time to get to know one another and learn more about our parish, programs, and ministries from clergy and parishioners. We will provide a taste of our parish life and help familiarize folks with our physical space. We hope you will join us and look forward to welcoming you in person on the 22!
Upcoming ERJG Sunday Service Visits
Please mark your calendars
Sunday, May 29 - Church of the Common Ground: The service starts at 1 p.m. at Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. We will meet at the Park at 12:45 p.m. We strongly encourage you to take MARTA.


Sunday, June 26 - Emmaus House Chapel: The service starts at 10 a.m. We will meet at 9:45 a.m. Our understanding is that masks are required. As many of you already know, Epiphany has had a very strong connection to Emmaus House.

Living Contemplatively - 6/1
The Living Contemplatively Spirituality Group will begin a new book study together on Zoom on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 1. We will be reading and discussing Henri Nouwen's book Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety. If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information, contact the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore.
Emmaus House Needs Painting Volunteers
This summer, Emmaus House will hold its seventh Freedom School for K-8th grade children living in the Peoplestown community. Freedom School’s purpose is to close the achievement gap by improving literacy and learning for children who face poverty and lack access to the educational resources they need to succeed.  We will be in a newly acquired education building and several classrooms need to be painted before the program begins. If you would like to volunteer to paint on Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 4, please sign up at the button below and indicate the hours you want to help. Bring friends!
Ongoing Meetings
5/18—The Epiphany Choir
rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. New members are always welcome. Contact:

5/22—The Epiphany chapter of the Daughters of the king (DOK) meet over Zoom on 4th Sundays at 5:00 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 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. 

6/1—Epiphany Racial Justice Book (ERJB) Group will meet in Room 201 from 6:45-8:00 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 through 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


6/2—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.

6/6—The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. Contact: Linda Ryder-Wolf.

6/10—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.


6/14—The Episcopal Women (ECW) meet on 2nd Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall followed by lunch out. Contact:

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
Financial Update for April
Youth Sunday Participants
Great work by Epiphany's youth last Sunday for our annual Youth Sunday service.

On Youth Sunday, the youth serve is most every role in worship and lead us in prayer and as greeters, preachers, and readers.
Clergy with preacher of the day Jessa Corcoran
L-R Mat Schramm (Youth Director), Boyd Braden, J. P. Loughlin, Riley Davis, Brady Davis, Jessa Corcoran, Ada Corcoran, Garren Lambelet, Naomi Lambelet
Congratulations Graduates!
  • Eli Brush, son of Mary Beth Nelson and brother of Edie Brush; graduating from Decatur High School and going to UGA in the fall. He has been active in diocesan youth events and Camp Mikell and has been singing in the Epiphany Choir during the 2021-2022 year.

  • Emily Elder graduated this month with an MDIV from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She was awarded the highest Award for Academic Excellence and the Chad Davis Memorial Award for Old and New Testament studies.
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.
 
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 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.
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 • Ron Hutcheson • Rod MacLeod • Sally McClintock • 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 • Peggy Bryant, mother of Patrick Bryant • Charlton, Jeni, and Stephanie, relatives of Jewel Allen • Sophia Baginski, friend of David Draper • Parvin Heidari, friend of Kaylie Gibbs

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

For those who have died: Robert A. Wolf, father of Steve Wolf, father-in-law of Linda Ryder-Wolf • Wells Van Houten, friend of Kim Boswell and the Epiphany Choir • William G. Posey, friend of Linda Ryder-Wolf and Steve Wolf

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 5/15-21: Kitty Snyder & Ben Weatherford • Chris Miller & Ron Hutcheson • Colleen & Peter Morich • Eric & Ruth Olson

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 5/15-21: Henry Bryant • Will Bryant • Livie Fraijo-Paul • Sarah Keys • Cassie Leung • Sharon O’Flaherty • Susan Ashmore • Anne Widiger • Chris Moser • Shannon Sprinkle • Tristan Shelton • Dave Thompson • Patrick Bryant • Stacey Lucas • Martha Rummel • Brynn Schneberger

For those awaiting the birth of a child: 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.
The weekly parish notices are published Friday mornings at 7 a.m.
The submission deadline is Wednesdays at NOON.