Parish Notices for May 6, 2022
Issue Highlights
Families w/young children cookout
Youth Sunday & Graduation Recognition
Labyrinth Walk on Sunday
New Art Show for May
Listening Circles for families w/Children & Youth
Women's Luncheon
RSVP for the picnic
Newcomers' Gathering
Living Contemplatively Group
Events this Weekend
Cookout at Amy's for Young Families - 5/6
Parents with children (newborn – kindergarten) are invited to join us at 5:00 p.m. at the Rev. Amy Dills-Moore's house for food and fellowship, and to hear more about what we have cooking in the coming year! Hot dogs, burgers, and veggie burgers provided. Please bring a side or dessert!

Visit to the King Center - 5/7
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 9:00 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.
GIPL Summit - 5/7
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) is hosting a Green Team Summit on May 7. There's a wonderful lineup of speakers and workshops, email please email the Rev. Nicole Lambelet with questions or register below. 

Plant, Art, and Bake Sale - 5/7
The gardeners and artists at the Friendship Center have lovely gift ideas for your Mother's Day shopping: beautiful flowers, whimsical containers, perennials, vegetables, even trees for her garden; paintings, needle art, jewelry, stained glass mosaics. And for your Mother's Day celebration, an array of delicious home baked goods. Join us on May 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Holy Comforter parking lot, 737 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta 30316 / 404.627.6510.
This Sunday
This Sunday is Youth Sunday!
On Youth Sunday, we spotlight our youth and youth ministries by inviting youth to serve in most every area of our worship. Please come out to support our youth as they lead us in prayer and as greeters, preachers, and readers.

Graduate Recognition: After the service you are invited to join us in the courtyard for a small reception to honor our 2022 graduates.
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 Glory of God.
  • The Sanctuary Light is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Adalyn 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 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.
Labyrinth Walk - 5/8
The labyrinth, as one of the spiritual practices of walking meditation, has existed in traditions around the world. What they have in common is an inner practice for the larger than life questions we face. Walking the labyrinth, we seek a sacred path, open to God's guidance, leading us forward. Come gather with us at 6:00 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 Amy Dills-Moore.
Young Adult Second Sundays
Young Adults are invited to gather at 6:00 p.m. this Second Sunday to celebrate World Labyrinth Day. We hope you join us for a contemplative evening and time of respite as we walk the labyrinth together in the courtyard.
No Youth Group on Sunday
Youth Group will not take place this Sunday. The next youth group 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.

Upcoming Events
Listening Circles
As we emerge from the pandemic, we are prioritizing re-building and re-imagining children and youth ministries at Epiphany. Over the next couple of weeks, the Rev. Nicole Lambelet and Emily Elder will be hosting a series of Listening Circles for parents of children and youth. These circles will create space for Epiphany families to share their hopes and dreams for the future.
Sacred Ground Potluck - 5/13
Sacred Ground Participants are invited to a potluck in the parish hall at Epiphany from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This will be the end cap event for the Sacred Ground series. Come reflect with all the SG groups, learn about continuing opportunities to deepen our work for racial justice, and dream together with Holy Trinity about collaboration in the next programming year. Email the Rev. Nicole Lambelet with any questions. 
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.
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. Clicker here to learn more about Emmaus House and its chapel 

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.
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.
Ongoing Meetings
5/10—The Episcopal Women (ECW) meet on 2nd Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall followed by lunch out. Contact:

5/11—The Earth Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the parish hall. All interested parishioners are welcome to attend!

5/11—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

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.


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.

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
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.

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 • Charlton, Jeni, and Stephanie, relatives of Jewel Allen • Sophia Baginski, friend of David Draper

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

For those who have died: Wells Van Houten, friend of Kim Boswell • William G. Posey, friend of Julie Ryder, Linda Ryder-Wolf and Steve Wolf • The Rev. Lori Lowe, friend of Maggi Ewing and Barbara Ryder

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

For those celebrating a marriage: Jackie Breitenstein & Mary Beth Nelson who were married at Epiphany on Saturday, April 30.

For those celebrating an anniversary for the week of 5/8-14: Kienan & Lindsay King

For those celebrating birthdays for the week of 5/8-14: Alma Fuller • Nick Theyerl • John Wierwille • Cody Chaffins • Joseph Hiley • Emma Krawczyk • Naomi Lambelet • Sara Kathryn Wierwille • Pat Spivey • Rita Warwick • Sue Jamieson • Esteban Simian • Paul Welty • Richard Messner • Madison Stevens • Clem Gainty • Patrick Hanna • Nancy Kinnane • Marcus Hoesterey

For those awaiting the birth of a child: Megan & Laraine Fraijo-Paul • Kaylie

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.