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Frederick Buechner: Call

Federick Buechner’s most quoted statement is probably the following: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  The Church of the Epiphany is deeply hungry for more people to be called to participate in the ministries of our parish. Of course, ministry happens primarily in the world, but it also happens in faith communities.
How are you called to minister at Epiphany?
More on this next week.

A timely read by Jim Wallis of Sojourners

Jim Wallis reflects on a faith response to the challenges our nation and our world face. http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/06/27/iraq-humility-best-option

July 27, 28, 29 – Books ‘n’ Bites

Books ‘n’ Bites is a fundraiser for Epiphany’s downtown ministries, all of which use our historic and sacred buildings. Hundreds of used and almost new books are for sale, as well as tasty treats while you browse through “so many books to read.” The booksale takes place in Community Hall.  Open hours are the following:

Sunday, July 27, 12:30-3:00pm

Monday, July 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, July 29, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Purchases can be made with cash, check, or credit card.

We are welcoming donations of books and baked goods and we are looking for volunteers to help with set-up

Anyone interested in volunteering to help is asked to call the church office at 202-347-2635.

 

July 28- Ice Cream Social

Join us on Monday July 28 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM for a summer treat compliments of Church of the Epiphany!

There will be enough ice cream for 400 people, so be sure to swing by the garden while supplies last.

 

Spread the word to your friends and coworkers, the more the merrier!

Is Praying for Justice Enough?

No, but it is a game-changer. There is no way that we believers can do justice work if we are not first centered in God’s guidance. There is no way that we can address the international, national, and communal issues of injustice if we cannot first depend on God’s support. It’s too overwhelming, too complicated, and too challenging. But if we ask God to lead and guide us, anything is possible. “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I will, with God’s help.”

What do you think?

June 29 – Church Outdoors: Alternative Worship in the Garden at 5:00

Join us on Sunday, June 29, 5:00-6:30pm, for a Sunday evening of alternative worship. This will be the last Church Outdoors for a few weeks. It’s been a great success so far, and the Worship Ministry Team will evaluate the series and determine whether or not to offer it more often. The music this Sunday is provided by the Welcome Table Choir, so don’t miss it!  Weather permitting, we will meet in the garden for creative activities, hearing and responding to the Gospel message, and sharing in the Eucharist and a simple community supper. Everyone is invited – seniors, kids, 20s-30s, babes in arms, newcomers, long-time parishioners, friends, family and curious neighbors. We’ve got room for everyone!

Welcome Table Parishioner Partners

Are you a parishioner at The Church of the Epiphany who has not yet been a guest of The Welcome Table? If so, we would love for you to join a Welcome Table Parishioner Partner Team.

Each team will choose one Sunday to experience The Welcome Table together with a theological reflection on the experience after breakfast. Each team member will contribute $25 toward breakfast for 200 homeless men and women on the Sunday that they participate.

Friends and Family are most welcome!

Please contact Rev. Randolph Charles to sign up.

Click Here to learn more about the Welcome Table.

170 years and counting! A sacred space on G Street.

Our church building was completed in 1844, and we are going to show our gratitude to this grand old house of prayer during its 170th anniversary year. In the weeks to come, we will talk about the history, architecture, beauty, use, developments, and challenges of our church building. Throughout it all, the story of the Epiphany church is one of courage, compassion, and deep faith. How has our sacred space supported you in your faith journey? We welcome your comments.

Ministry Minute: The Financial Stewardship Ministry Team

The Financial Stewardship Ministry Team focuses on engaging all parishioners in supporting the vision, mission, and ministries of The Church of the Epiphany. Throughout the year, we ask parishioners to reflect on how they can share their financial resources, talents, and gifts from a perspective of gratitude for God’s many blessings and the needs of the parish. In the fall, we are responsible for the Annual Pledge Campaign, which has a goal of 100% parishioner participation, whatever the amount of the pledge. We believe that making a financial pledge to God out of a sense of gratitude is the first principle of stewardship; the second is to ask for the funds required to support the ministries to which Epiphany is committed. If you would like to learn more about the Financial Stewardship Ministry Team, please feel free to speak to one of our members in Community Hall today or any other Sunday. The members are Jim McCarthy, Kathy Gallagher, and Brad Rickel, or feel free to contact us by email at BradleyRickel@gmail.com.

Brunch Bunch, Sunday, May 4th @12:30pm

Please join us after 11am worship for brunch at the Corner Bakery Cafe (529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045). There’s going to be a bunch of brunch and a bunch of fun.