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DC Hypothermia Hotline

With temperatures below freezing, the streets are particularly dangerous for DC’s homeless population right now. If you see someone who is in need of shelter, please call the DC Hypothermia Hotline at 1-800-535-7252. 
A call to this hotline should result in a van coming to take the person off the street and to an emergency shelter. For more information about DC’s Hypothermia Alert please see the DC Department of Human Services website, and this helpful article from SOME.

January 4- Feast of the Epiphany


We will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 4.  It is our day, our parish name day.  There will be special music and fellowship time as we begin another calendar year together.  It’s also another great Sunday to invite guests to “come and see” The Church of the Epiphany.  We have room for all!

January 1- Church and Parish Office Closed for New Year’s

On Thursday, January 1, The Church of the Epiphany and Parish Office will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

“Opt In” to a Print Newsletter

Staying in touch and sharing information is a high priority at Epiphany. For the last several months of 2014 we mailed a weekly newsletter to all parishioners, in addition to our regular email newsletter, Epiphanies Happen. Given the amount of time, paper, and postage a weekly letter to the entire parish requires, we have decided to implement an “opt in” print newsletter for 2015.

We are still in the early stages of discerning what form Epiphany’s print newsletter will take.  Below is a form to complete if you would like to receive a print newsletter. On this form you will have the opportunity to express your preference for a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly newsletter, as well as space to provide input about the type of information you wish to receive from Epiphany. Once we have collected your responses, we will decide how many times a month this newsletter will be sent and what type of content it will include. Your feedback is an important part of this process!

The print newsletter form can be returned to the Parish Office on Sunday mornings, during the week between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, or by mail. You can also opt in to the print newsletter by contacting Epiphany’s Administrative Assistant, Catherine Manhardt directly at 202-347-2635 or

Opt In Print Newsletter Form

Now Hiring- Nursery Caregiver

Epiphany is hiring a new Nursery Caregiver beginning in January 2015. Operating under the general supervision of the Rector and the Children’s Formation Ministry Team, the Church of the Epiphany Nursery Child Caregiver provides child care services to nursery aged children from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Sundays. See a detailed job description and application instructions here. Please spread the word!

Christmas Worship Schedule

There are many chances to celebrate the joyful arrival of Christmas at The Church of the Epiphany! All are welcome.

Christmas Eve

12:10 pm Christmas Eucharist

 7:30 pm Christmas Music with The Epiphany Choir

 8:00 pm Festival Eucharist followed by Christmas Party

Christmas Day

11:00 am Christmas Eucharist

Sunday December 28

11:00 am Festival of Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist

Church of England Announces First Female Bishop

The Church of England announced yesterday morning that the Rev. Libby Lane will be the church’s first female bishop. She has been appointed bishop of Stockport and will serve as a suffragan (assistant) bishop in the Diocese of Chester. Lane will be consecrated at York Minster on January 26, 2015. Lane currently serves at the vicar of St. Peter’s, Hale and St. Elizabeth’s, Ashley and she is one of eight clergy women elected Participant Observers in the House of Bishops.

Lane’s appointment comes as soon as possible after the General Synod’s decision to allow female bishops became law in November. Women have been able to serve as priests in the Church of England since 1992, but it took the General Synod until July of this year to approve legislation allowing women to be bishops.

Various new sources including the Episcopal New Service, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Religion News Service covered this historic event. The Guardian also produced a profile of the Rev. Libby Lane.

Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble


May 31- Trinity and Transition Sunday

In June the Epiphany Choir recorded a CD of Epiphany music (for our feast of title, for our church itself and music written by former musicians of the church). Your Christmas present-buying is now catered for as discs are on sale and priced at $15 each. All proceeds will benefit the Tuesday Concert Series. You can purchase your Epiphany CD at the Parish Office, Tuesday Concert Series, or online.

Gospel Art! Christmas Cards on Sale

Christmas Cards by the Homeless Artists at Epiphany

The Homeless Artists in Gospel Art! are creating and donating artwork to produce and sell Christmas Cards for 2014. The artists decided that all proceeds from the card sales will go towards funding the Sunday morning breakfast at the Welcome Table.

The cards will be for sale on Sundays after the 11am Service and during the week. If you would like to buy the cards during the week, please call the church office at 202-347-2635 or email Epiphany’s Administrative Assistant, Catherine Manhardt at

The cards will be sold in packs of 8 cards at $10/pack

December 21- The Word Made Flesh: A Bible Study on the Incarnation

The Word Made Flesh: A Bible Study on the Incarnation
Led by Seminarian Ian Lasch, 9:45 AM in the Willard Room

During the four weeks of Advent (November 30th-December 21st), we will prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ by studying Scripture passages on the Incarnation, and discussing the relevance the Incarnation of God has for our lives.