Parish Notices for June 17, 2022
CAT Survey Deadline this Monday, June 27
CAT Deadline this Monday!

You have been hearing and reading about the Congregation Assessment Tool, and active parishioners should have received the link to the CAT via email. If you haven’t already, please set aside just 20-25 minutes to complete the assessment. The information gained from this tool will be critical as we plan for our future, with questions about worship, communications, programs and offerings, parish goals, and your priorities for our parish community. 

PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY THIS WEEKEND if you haven’t already shared your experiences and perspectives by participating in this important process. If you need a paper copy, please stop by the office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

The CAT will close at midnight this coming Monday, June 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Braden.


Your CAT planning team
Erin Braden, Shelle Bryant, Lisa Daily, Paul Hinson, Paige Howell, and the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore
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 beginning Sunday, June 12. Contact: Julie Ryder
Altar Arrangements and the Sanctuary Light
  • The Arrangements at the Altar are given to the Glory of God.
  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Ella Collins, 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
It turns out that after the service is a better time to gather for many people, so we are incorporating summer breakfast into an expanded coffee hour.

We hope you will join us after the service this Sunday and throughout the 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.
Community Engagement Meeting at 4 p.m.
Join us this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for a Community Engagement Meeting. Not only will we be discussing our ministry area updates, we'll be thinking through and practicing the first Community Engagement principle, BUILDING CONNECTIONS. This will be the first in a series of meetings that will introduce us to the tactics and principles of community engagement as we continue to pursue our community and ministry partnerships in and around Atlanta. 
Youth Group - Sundae's with Mat
This Sunday, youth and their families are sending Mat off with sundaes!
Join us from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the courtyard to celebrate Mat's Schramm's ministry among us.
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 Adult Fourth Friday Hang
Come hang out with Epiphany young adults this Friday June 24. We'll meet in front of St. Thomas More Catholic Church (where there's free street parking) at 7:30 p.m. to walk to Jeni's ice cream together. Email Emily Elder if you have any questions. 
June Pantry Drive for DEAM
For the month of June we are collecting items to help the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) pantry. Wooden bins for your donations are located in the gallery.
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.
Current Tally
Dinner for Freedom School Parent Night
Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.
This summer Emmaus House will host their Seventh Freedom School summer. During Freedom School, Emmaus works with young scholars to foster positive attitudes towards learning and reading, empowering them to make a difference in themselves, their families and communities. As part of the summer program, they host parent nights, which include a guest speaker who addresses issues that are relevant to the families and a tasty dinner for 50 people.

This summer Church of the Epiphany will be providing dinner for one of these parent nights on Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. Susan & Loren Williams and Kelly Loftin have agreed to organize the meal and prepare the main course. We will need volunteers to provide sides, desserts, and help deliver and serve the meal at Emmaus House.
Upcoming ERJG Activities
Please mark your calendars
6/26Emmaus House Chapel: The service starts at 10:30 a.m. We will meet at 10:15 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.

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
6/29—Living Contemplatively: The Living Contemplatively Spirituality Group book study group meets together on Zoom on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. This time they are reading and discussing Henri Nouwen's book Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety. Contact The Rev. Amy Dills-Moore.

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.

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.

6/28The 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.

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.
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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. A Healing Service with Eucharist follows at 12:15 p.m. Due to HVAC issues, these services are in the parish hall for the time being.
Prayers of the People
For members who are bidding our prayers: Jewel Allen • Sally Brockington • Bob Burnett • Lane Burnett • Lisa Gray • Ron Hutcheson • Judy Jarady • Rod MacLeod • Sally McClintock • Colleen • Jennie Richardson • Ann Rowles • Dave Schneberger • Idamay Shaw • Jane Stutz • Stephanie Thompson • Evan Vega • Kathy Walmsley • Larry Wilcox, Kaylie Gibbs • 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 • Susie Boyko • 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 • Doris Gentry, aunt of Shea McNutt • Mike Carscaddon, friend of Annie Strahan • Bonnie Strawn, granddaughter of Mary Ann Schneider • Katie Strawn, daughter of Mary Ann Schneider • Anne Scott, mother of Susan Scott • 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: William Morgan Smith, uncle of Judy Jarady • Ruth A. Smith, stepmother of Margo Timberlake

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

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 6/26-7/2: Ellyn & Michael Bryan • Brandon & Tracey Laird • Lissa & Ted Jackson • Andrea Carpenter & Dennis Edmiston

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 6/26-7/2: Phillip Ranglin • William Rose • Terri Lawrence • Brian Sprinkle • Lilly Burnett • Joe Patterson • Amy Roth Simian

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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