Parish Notices for May 27, 2022
Issue Highlights
Interfaith Pray for the Planet Event
June Pantry Drive for DEAM
Friendship Center Plant, Art & Bake Sale
Pentecost Bread Making
Pentecost on June 5
Freedom School Supplies Needed
Summer Choir begins June 12
Kittens, Kittens, Kittens
Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) Launches June 3
Next week we will send an email to active parishioners with a link to participate in the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), a bench-marked survey designed to provide an in-depth look at the experiences, perceptions, and aspirations of our parish. The CAT survey will help us systematically discern where we are, where we see God leading us as a congregation, and how we might want/need to change and grow. Your responses will provide crucial information we will use to help define our priorities and determine our goals and strategies as a parish.
The CAT survey is a fairly quick set of online questions that takes just 20-25 minutes to complete. Paper copies for those without internet access are available in the church office. All answers are strictly anonymous. The survey will be open June 3 - 27. Vestry will meet to learn more about the interpretation of data in July, and there will be a parish-wide session to discuss the results of the survey after church on Sunday, August 7.
We are excited to discern how God is calling us to live out our mission at Epiphany, and invite you to participate in this important next phase of our planning process. Please let the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore or Sr. Warden Erin Braden 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 are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Tom Hairston by Robin Hairston.

  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Joan Hambalek by Barbara Belcore, and in loving memory of Tom Hairston by Robin Hairston.
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.
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
Upcoming ERJG Sunday Service Visits
Please mark your calendars
Sunday, May 29 - Church of the Common Ground: The service starts at 1:00 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 10:00 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.

June Pantry Drive for DEAM
For the month of June we are collecting items to help the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) pantry. Bins for your donations are just inside the front door.
This time we are collecting:
  • 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.

Note: These are the only items we are collecting at this time. If you would like to make a financial donation online instead, Click here and note DEAM Pantry Drive in the memo field.
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 for June 3 or 4
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!
Seedtime and Harvest June Plant, Art, and Bake Sale
Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Holy Comforter
We'll have pollinator plants, beautiful containers, perennials for sun and shade, and tomato, pepper and basil plants to stretch your food garden production. Come visit our gardens, do an art project, and snack on our delicious baked goods. We're located at The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Church, 737 Woodland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.
Pentecost Bread Making - 6/4

Calling all kids! Join the Rev. Nicole Lambelet and Ellen Mintzmyer on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m. for bread making and a mini workshop on the Eucharist. Not only will we make the bread for that will be used for Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday, we will tell stories, and wonder together about the mystery of Christ's presence with us in the bread and wine. If you have any questions, or would like more information email Nicole.
Summer Breakfast starts 6/5
Parish groups, families or individuals are invited to sign up to provide breakfast on Sunday mornings. It can be pastries, fruits, casseroles or any combination of breakfast items. The Vestry Person of the Day (VPOD) is responsible for making the coffee. Parish groups are welcome to set up displays, handouts or fliers to promote their ministries.
Pentecost Sunday - 6/5
Next Sunday, June 5 is the 50th day of Easter, the day of Pentecost. We will begin our Feast Day in the courtyard and process together into the nave where we will celebrate the baptisms of Declan Bryan, Mira Gross, and Caroline Walden. Join us back in the courtyard after the service for “tongues of fire” popsicles, and don’t forget to wear red!
Freedom School needs donations for Projects by June 5
The six-week summer program at Emmaus House needs magazines with photos, shoe boxes, and paper towel rolls for art projects and collages. Please bring donations to Epiphany by Sunday, June 5, and place them in containers near the entrance to the church. Thank you!
Summer Choir begins 6/12
The Epiphany Choir is finishing a wonderful and fulfilling year of music-making. During the summer months, we take a break from Wednesday rehearsals and the Epiphany Summer Choir takes over. 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 beginning Sunday, June 12. Contact Julie Ryder for more information. 
Chez Epiphany Returns on June 14!
Chez Epiphany Cooking Class is now back in session (after a distressingly long hiatus). The theme this time is Chinese food! The class will be Tuesday, June 14, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the church kitchen with Joel Fowler. The cost is $25 per person due at the time of registration, which includes the class and the dinner we have together from what we cook. Hope you can make it!
Ongoing Meetings
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: Laura Keys

6/26—The Epiphany chapter of the Daughters of the king (DOK) meet on 4th Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in the parish hall. The DOK are a lay order whose goals are prayer, service and evangelism. Contact Judy Jarady for more information.

6/27—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.

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.
Happy Memorial Day!
The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Parish Picnic Pics
Click the photo to see all the photos from last Sunday's Annual Parish Picnic.
Welcome New Member - Marsha Bond
We are asking new members who have official joined our parish to introduce themselves in the newsletter.
Born in Pensacola just before the end of WW2, I was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith by a very devout mother and father. I was educated all the way through college in Catholic schools. I joined the Sisters of Mercy convent right after high school, and lasted about 5 years in the community in Baltimore. As a “fallen away” Roman Catholic for many, many years, I discovered St. Bartholomew’s parish and met Rev. Beverley Elliott. My faith was renewed and I was affirmed as an Episcopalian while at St. Bart’s. After joining Epiphany in late 2021, I was officially accepted as a parishioner. I am extremely happy here, and joined the Altar Guild and ECW, and hope to get to know more folks here. (Since Florida recently became the “Don’t Say Gay” state, I say gay, gay, gay am I)
Eli Brush (on the left) took part in the Diocesan service honoring graduates.
Kittens needing homes: Mark & Kristin Banfield have several kittens ready for adoption. If you are looking for a new kitty, you can contact them at 678.342.8981 or via email.
Missing Alb
Chris Millers white Alb with a Velcro fastener has been missing since Easter Sunday. If you have borrowed an Alb, or took one home to clean, would you please see if it belongs to Chris. It was given to him by his parents so he would really like to find it. Contact the parish office if you think you might have it.
United Thank Offering Final Results
The tally for this year’s UTO offering icame to $452. An Episcopal tradition since 1889, the United Thank Offering (UTO) contributions support Episcopal missions and ministries. Thank so much to every one who contributed.
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 • Jane Stutz • Kathy Walmsley • Larry Wilcox • Evan Vega • Emily

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 • Russell Saxon, nephew of Kathie Ryan •Karen Richmond, sister-in-law of Barbara Ryder •Cindy Vander Would, friend of Linden Abston • Parvin Heidara, friend of Kaylie Gibbs • Dorthey Gray, mother of Lisa Gray • Stephen Fluharty, friend of Richard & Susan Messner • Doris Gentry, aunt of Shea McNutt • Judy Palmer, cousin of Shea McNutt • Martha Fernandez, grandmother of Duane Burns

For members who desire our continuing prayers: Alma Fuller • Tom Mundy • Idamay Shaw • Pat Spivey • June Sparks • Kathy Walmsley
For those who have died: Sheila Thompson, neighbor of Susan & Richard Messner • Margaret Jackson, mother of Ted Jackson 

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 5/29-6/4: Susan Pierce & Robert Cunningham 

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 5/29-6/4: Adam Gaeddert • Mindy Pillow • Harper Baltrusaitis • Auden Hooker • Dave Schneberger • Bryan Sinclair • Adrienne Hill • Greg Sheffield • Quinn Thompson • Brendan Bender • Amy Rooks • Megan Fraijo-Paul • Sara Kelly • Gretchen Maclachlan • Christine Stanislaw • Charlotte Dickey • Marsha Bond • Karla Finnegan • Kate Kavanagh • Mike Sanderson • John Yntema

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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