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Vestry Minutes

Our Vestry meets once per month and you can stay up to date on Parish happenings by viewing the meeting minutes here!

October 2017

September 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

Epiphanies Happen! Newsletter

Click on the dates below to view our “Epiphanies Happen!” now monthly e-blasts.

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November 7, 2017 – Doing Ministry Together

October 3, 2017 – Seeing the face of God in each other

September 21, 2017 – Change is coming

September 14, 2017 – Homecoming

September 7, 2017 – Unity

August 31, 2017 – What can we do to help?

August 24, 2017 – Being with

August 17, 2017 – A prayer for unity & justice

August 10, 2017 – Promises in the Storm

August 3, 2017 – A time of Transfiguration

July 27, 2017 – The Kingdom of God

July 20, 2017 – Field of good wheat

July 13, 2017 – Sowing Seeds

July 6, 2017 – True rest

June 29, 2017 – A new season for Epiphany

June 22, 2017 – Why did God let this happen?

June 15, 2017 – Ordinary Time

June 8, 2017 – Pride

June 1, 2017 – Celebrate Pentecost

May 25, 2017 – Pledge to Pray

May 18, 2017 – Hebrew Scriptures

May 11, 2017 – The Practice of Feasing

May 4, 2017 – Saying goodbye to our Seminarians

April 27, 2017 – Light & Hope

April 20, 2017 – Welcoming Rev. Glenna

April 13, 2017 – Easter Greetings

April 6, 2017 – Palm Sunday

March 30, 2017 – Preparing for Easter

March 23, 2017 – Holy Season Celebrations

March 9, 2017 – Sam Wells

March 2, 2017 – Lenten Greetings

February 24, 2017 – Lenten Season is near

February 16, 2017 – A New take on Stations of the Cross

February 9, 2017 – Celebrate and Learn

February 2, 2017 – Hospitality

January 26, 2017 – Epiphanies do happen

January 19, 2017 – Inauguration

January 12, 2017 – Celebrating 175 Years

January 5, 2017 – Happy Anniversary

December 29, 2016 – Cheers to the New Year

December 22, 2016 – Merry Christmas

December 15, 2016 – Christmas is Near

December 8, 2016 – Season of Advents

December 1, 2016 – Annual Meeting

November 23, 2016 – Giving Thanks

November 17, 2016 – End of Year Giving

November 10, 2016 – Post Election Healing

November 3, 2016 – Rowan Williams

October 27, 2016 – Special Guest

October 20, 2016 – Stewardship Party

October 13, 2016 – Vestry Nominations and Stewardship

October 6, 2016 – Coming up at Epiphany

July 7, 2016– “Coffee & Conversation”

June 29, 2016– New “Around the Diocese” section

June 23, 2016– “Who is my neighbor?”

June 16, 2016– Praying for Orlando

May 12, 2016– Cathedral Confirmations

May 5, 2016-Pentecost

April 28, 2016-God’s Love

April 21, 2016– Creation Care

April 14, 2016– Diocesan Opportunities and Announcements

April 7, 2016– Remember the Sabbath

March 31, 2016– Coffee and Conversation

March 24, 2016 – Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter – Services

February 25, 2016– Seeking God during Lent

February 18, 2016– “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus”

February 11, 2016– Spreading the Word through social media

February 4, 2016– Ash Wednesday

January 28, 2016– Good Stewards

January 21, 2016– First Snow

January 14, 2016– “The time is always right to do what is right.”

January 7, 2016– New Year’s Resolutions

Finding Community in Tragedy


The shootings last week in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, and Dallas left many of us feeling sad, angry, and powerless. Our country witnessed 7 very public deaths that called into question America’s progress on race and gun violence issues. I felt resigned that these incidents were further evidence of the intractable problems that could forever haunt our nation.

On Friday morning, Lisa Kimball sent an email that helped change my perspective. Her email voiced the personal pain she had experienced in the wake of the shootings. She suggested that we postpone our scheduled “Coffee & Conversation” plans, and instead provide a time to discuss these troubling events as a community.

This was a brave act. Lisa’s faith and vulnerability allowed her to imagine that others might be also struggling, and that a listening session might do us all some good. Too often we assume that our problems are not shared by others, and as a result, healing is slow and solutions are hard to find. Her voice strengthened mine and reminded me of my baptismal vows. I am grateful for that encouragement. I really needed it.

We could have of remained isolated within our individual inabilities to make sense of these horrific events. Instead, over 40 members of the Epiphany community gathered together to comfort each other, and to have a dialogue on police-community relations. Three members of the Metropolitan Police Department joined us to provide their frontline perspective. They were candid and thoughtful, and I applaud their willingness to engage with us in a meaningful manner. It was a cathartic hour and fifteen minutes in the Willard Room last Sunday. People expressed their anger and sadness, but also their willingness to enter into deeper community. 

It was Epiphany at its best: with all our diversity and inclusiveness on display. Without a doubt, God was present, molding our hearts for the work ahead.

Rasheen Carbin
Senior Warden

Welcome Table Visitor Reflects on Experience

Earlier in October, a group of young adult leaders from around the east coast came to stay in the Epiphany Mission Center and participate in The Welcome Table. Chris Sikkema reflects on his experience at Epiphany in a blog post for Mission Centered Episcopalians. You can read his post here.

Photo credit: Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Church Facebook Page

Gospel Art! featured in Episcopal Evangelism Society video

Gospel Art! featured in Episcopal Evangelism Society video
Epiphany’s Gospel Art! program takes place every Sunday morning at 7:00 am. Around 15 participants create art and poetry projects in response to the Sunday Scriptures and share their art projects and the faith it inspires with each other. The hope is that the participants’ faith will deepen by seeing how their creativity can be connected with it.

Check out this video from the Episcopal Evangelism Society where Epiphany parishioner Lisa Kimball shares her thoughts about the significance of the Gospel Art! program. If you are interested in learning more about Gospel Art! or volunteering with this program please contact the parish office at 202-347-2635 or info@epiphanydc.org.