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November 15- Congressional Chorus Concert

Join us on Saturday November 15 at 7:30 PM for the Congressional Chorus performance, “American Folksongs & Spirituals: A Fusion of New Music, Poetry, Visual Arts, and Dance.”  Tickets can be purchased online at the Congressional Chorus website.


American Folksongs & Spirituals: A Fusion of New Music, Poetry, Visual Arts and Dance

Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Church Of The Epiphany
1317 G St., NW | Washington, D.C. 20005

in collaboration with
Afromoda Dance Theater
Capitol Movement
DC Modern Quilt Guild
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Split This Rock

Featuring the Washington D.C. premiere of Rollo Dilworth’s
“Freedom’s Plow”

November 16- Annual Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16, in Community Hall, after the 11:00 Eucharist. We will begin with a time of fellowship, followed by the election of a Junior Warden, Vestry Members, and Diocesan Convention Delegates.

November 8- Ordination of Deacons

The Diocesan Ordination of Deacons will be held at The Church of the Epiphany on Saturday, November 8, at 10:00am.  Last year, we only provided the place.  This year we have agreed to be more involved, and we need volunteers.  If you can help, please contact the Rector at 202-347-2635 x12 or  All Epiphany parishioners are invited to attend.

November 1- The Windsbach Boy Choir

November 1- Serenade! International Choral Series presents, The Windsbach Boy Choir : At 7:30 PM on Saturday November 1, Germany’s leading boy’s choir, the Windsbach Boy Choir, will perform at Epiphany. The program includes musical selections from Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Schutz, and German Folk Songs. Tickets are $20-$30. To reserve tickets or find additional information, please call 703-683-6040 or visit

Does God want us to be happy?

The Atlantic recently published a story asserting that there’s more to life than being happy. The article focuses on the differences between leading a happy life and leading a meaningful life. Leading a happy life is associated with being a “taker,” in essence, getting what you want, when you want it. By contrast, people who lead a meaningful life experience joy from giving to others, and are transformed in the process.

This difference between being happy and finding meaning is worth keeping in mind as we move through Stewardship season towards Nov. 2, when we are all are invited to bring our 2015 Pledge Forms forward to be blessed by God. While happiness is fleeting, meaning leads to a deeper joy that brings us closer to God. Last week’s Stewardship Letter offered reflection about the many reasons we have to be filled with joy and gratitude at The Church of the Epiphany. When discerning your 2015 pledge, please prayerfully consider how participation in life at Epiphany helps you to find meaning and joy in your own life.

For further reflection, the Rev. Becky Zartman who blogs as The Vicar of H Street, discusses the difference between happiness and joy by asking the question, Does God want us to be happy? (Spoiler alert…the answer is a pretty definitive no!)

October 25- “I love to tell the story!”

October 25 is a day for the people of Epiphany to engage the Baptismal promise to “proclaim by word and example to Good News of God in Christ.” On Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, come discover and refine your personal and unique proclamation language as we learn, share, and play together. Carter Echols will lead a workshop in which we will learn how to craft and tell an “Epiphany Story.” An Epiphany Story is a 3-minute description of an event through which we had a realization about God and God’s presence in our lives. We will meet in Community Hall at Epiphany. To sign up, please contact the parish office at 202-347-2635 or 

October 26: Finding Hope, Bringing Hope- A Bible Study on Jeremiah

Finding Hope, Bringing Hope
A Five-week Bible Study on the Book of Jeremiah, led by The Rev. Fanny Belanger
Sundays at 9:45 in the Willard Room

In a time of turmoil, when there was little economic, political, or even religious stability, Jeremiah grounded his life in a personal relationship with God, and he exhorted his people to do the same.  Jeremiah’s relationship with God was the root of human life and the human experience.  “Having a personal relationship with God” is a well-know expression, and yet it is often misunderstood.  Our relationship with God is not only about personal well-being or even personal salvation; it is also about bringing healing to others through acts of justice and compassion.  It is a way of proclaiming in our time a reason to hope.  With Jeremiah, we will learn more about relating to God and working with God, in order to become agents of God’s mercy and power as we build tomorrow’s world.

October 26
The Field of Hope – God’s Redemption (Jeremiah 32)
Conclusion: Jeremiah’s Impact on History

Recommended Reading: Mordecai Schreiber, The Man Who Knew God, Decoding Jeremiah

September 24: Music and Meditation with J.S. Bach and Get Holy Get Happy

Come and experience Music and Meditation with J.S. Bach in Epiphany’s sanctuary from 6:00 to 6:30 PM. Then, head across the street for happy hour and conversation at the Laughing Man Tavern from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

View a full schedule of this fall’s Wednesday evening worship services here.

October 5- Creation Sunday and Blessing of the Animals

Celebrate the glory of God’s creation on Sunday, October 5! All pets and their owners are welcome to participate in a Blessing of the Animals in the garden at 10:00 AM and Holy Eucharist in the church at 11:00.

Episcopal Relief & Development Celebrates 75 Years

In 1940, the National Council of The Episcopal Church established Episcopal Relief & Development – originally the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief – to respond to the needs of European refugees fleeing World War II.  Now, working on behalf of the Church with partners in nearly 40 countries, the organization continues its legacy of bringing together the generosity of Episcopalians and others to help communities overcome challenges and create lasting change. (From the Episcopal News Service)

Learn more about the 75th Anniversary celebration on the Episcopal Relief & Development website

Read 75 stories about how Episcopal Relief & Development transforms lives

View a photo exhibition highlighting Episcopal Relief & Development’s work across five continents

Learn about how to get involved in supporting Episcopal Relief & Development’s mission