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Black Tie Gala with the Epiphany Choir

Jeremy Filsell, Director of Music and the Choir of the Church of the Epiphany cordially invite you to join them for a Black Tie Gala held at the University Club of Washington.  The evening will include a silent auction and a special performance by the choir.

VIP Happy Hour begins at 6:00 P.M. VIP TICKETS REQUIRED. All proceeds will support the Choir’s July 2018 tour to the United Kingdom.

Please follow the links below to purchase tickets:

Gala Admission: $75
V.I.P. Admission: $100

(VIP ticket holders receive early access to the Silent Auction and copies of both Epiphany Choir CD’s )

UNIVERSITY CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D.C

1135 16TH STREET NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20005

The choir is honored and humbled to be representing the Church of the Epiphany as well as the Episcopal Diocese of Washington abroad while performing at the historic Lincoln Cathedral.

Parishioner Reflections

Epiphany is a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community. After 175 years, we remain a sacred space for refuge, rest and prayer.

Listen as a few of our members reflect on why they love Epiphany and what keeps them coming back year after year.

Anne Schmidt, member since 1954

Caroline Klam, 16 year member

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. The wave of prayer starts May 25 and run for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost. It’s not complicated – people are simply asked to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they want for others to come to know Jesus Christ.

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on the need for #Pledge2Pray

Thy Kingdom Come | Episcopal Church

Meet Reverend Huber

Rev. Glenna Huber is currently serving as interim Rector at St. Andrews Episcopal church in College Park, MD. Before that she served as Vicar at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Baltimore. She has also served as a consultant for urban congregations on the efficacy of community organizing in congregational development.

For the past 15 years Rev. Huber has served in a number of pastoral roles in Baltimore and Atlanta, including ecumenical and educational positions. Her positions have provided her with the opportunity to offer pastoral care and counsel to teachers, seniors and parents, and students from pre-school to high school.

She has experience in working in a variety of communities and neighborhoods ranging from suburban affluent neighborhoods to under served and economically depressed environments.

In relationship to her capacity within the church, Rev. Huber is a sought out lecturer and has addressed subjects ranging from leadership in the church and in the community to faith and justice and systemic injustice, including urban poverty, education, housing, redlining, and how the church can respond to issues affecting our community, to racism and reconciliation.

She has contributed a chapter to “Organizing and The Church: Congregations Organizing for Growth,” which is to be published sometime in 2017. Awards that Rev. Huber has received include the Distinguished Alumni award, conferred by Holland Hall School, Community Service Award, conferred by the Baltimore Police, and Marylander of the Year, honorable mention by The Baltimore Sun.

Other positions held in the community are as a board member of the Episcopal Urban Caucus and a former board member of the Anti-Racism Commission Diocese of Atlanta, Feminist Women’s Health Center (Georgia), Episcopal Service Corporation, Holy Nativity St. John’s Development Corporation, and the Parks Heights Community Health Alliance and the former Pimlico Road Youth Program (Maryland).

Rev. Huber received a Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary (New York) and her undergraduate degree in history from Spelman College (Georgia).

She is married to Richard, and they have two children – Jonas (4), and Adayah (2).

Coffee & Conversation: Transgender Rights

Sunday, April 2

9:30-10:30am, The Willard Room

Seminarian Mary Matthews will lead  “A Theological Reflection on Transgender Rights” based on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s words.

 

Sam Wells & the St. Martin’s Voices

Monday, March 13
6:30pm
As part of the Stations of the Cross exhibition, we are delighted to be welcoming the Revd. Dr. Sam Wells and the choir of St. Martin in the Fields, London.
Sam Wells is the author of a number of books about Christian ethics, and his most recent work, A Nazareth Manifesto reflects on the Christian vocation to serve the poor.
Wells and the St. Martin’s Voices will explore in word and song what the shape of Jesus’ life means for theology and ethics, ministry and mission.
St. Martin in the Fields is a large church in central London, whose ministry is in many ways similar to that of Church of the Epiphany. They too are a downtown congregation in a powerful capital city who seek to serve the poor and marginalized. And like us, they enjoy a rich musical tradition with regular public concerts. This promises to be a fascinating evening where we as a congregation will be able to hear how a church similar to ours understands its ministry and mission. Please make every effort to come along – see it as part of your Lenten commitment.

Welcome to Epiphany

Join us each and every Sunday as all are welcome to worship together.

Epiphany Sunday

Joint Service

Sunday, January 8

10:00 am

Let us all come and worship together!

Coffee Hour to follow, all are invited to bring a dish

Epiphany Evensong

Choral Evensong

Friday, January 6, 2017

6:00pm

Mark the Feast of the Epiphany at the Church of the Epiphany!

Choral Evensong features Epiphanytide music by Weelkes and Sweelinck and is sung by the Schola Epiphaniensis. An Epiphanytide Social Gathering follows.

The Parish Profile

The Parish Profile is now complete, view here.

 

The Parish Profile

A message from the Calling Committee:

A year ago in September 2015, the Vestry appointed the Rector Calling Committee. Since then, the committee has been working on gathering input from members, clergy, staff, volunteers and friends of the Church of the Epiphany. We created and conducted a comprehensive Parish Survey and held a number of Fellowship Groups with members. We have incorporated the results from the survey and the input from both Fellowship Groups and individual conversations together with deep discernment and contemplation about the past, present and future of Epiphany into the Parish Profile. The Profile represents this deep listening to the Spirit in a prayerful discernment of who we are, who we hope to be, and our hopes for the strengths and gifts we seek in a new rector.

We are deeply grateful for the prayerful support we have received from the parish. At times when the way seemed long and the questions difficult, we reminded ourselves of the many people who were upholding us in prayer and of the constant presence of God’s Spirit in the process. We also want to thank all the parishioners of the Church of the Epiphany who contributed their love and knowledge of Epiphany to the Parish Survey and Fellowship Groups, to Carter Echols, David Downes and Bob Wallin who drafted the Profile, to Bea Dermer and Ann Gordon who edited the Profile, to Farley Lord Smith who did the graphic layout, to Marybeth Sanders-Wilson and Kathrine Ebert who provided help in finding the art and photos, to Jeff Levin and all the photographers who offered us images for the Profile, and to Sid Stucki who did the final copy editing, This Profile is the result of many hands and many hours and a deep love for the Church of the Epiphany.

WHAT NEXT?

As they we receive them, the search committee will review submitted applications and conduct further assessment to select candidates for deeper and more thorough consideration. We will conduct web-based interviews to further refine our selection and finally make site visits by teams of search committee members. Our goal will be to prayerfully discern a slate of two to four candidates for submission to the full Vestry for their consideration. The Vestry makes the final decision about whom to call as the next rector. This part of the process is highly confidential.

HOW CAN THE PARISH HELP?

  • Most important, continue to hold the Rector Calling Committee and our mission in your prayers.
  • Share the news that Epiphany is searching for a new rector with your friends and acquaintances, and encourage potential candidates to apply by sending their OTM Profile and resume to epiphanysearch2015@gmail.com.
  • Finally, please continue to support the church during this transition period by giving joyously and generously of your time, talent and treasure

If you have questions about the process you can send them to epiphanysearch2015@gmail.com or contact any one of the members of the Rector Calling Committee individually by phone or email (we are in the Directory) or after either of the Sunday worship services.

Grace to you and peace,

The Rector Calling Committee


Members of the Rector Calling Committee: D’Oniece Dillard, Kathy Haines, Sandi Ingram, Caroline Klam, Judy Lokerson, Peate Pegues, Irvin Peterson, Lee Tyner

Prayer for the Calling Committee:

Gracious God, we pray for this parish church and for the Calling Committee as we seek to call a new Rector. Help us to be strong, open, forgiving — and truthful to those discerning a call to minister in this place. Accompany us on our journey in the knowledge of your love for us and your power to unite us all. AMEN