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

Welcome to Epiphany!

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 underserved 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
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


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.

Clergy Transition Update

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We’re very happy to announce that we have called the Rev’d Geoffrey Hoare to be the next interim rector of our church. Rev’d Hoare comes to us from All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, where he has served as rector since 1998.

A native of England, Geoffrey came to America as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina in 1976. After taking an additional degree from Cambridge University, where he was a member of Magdalene College, he returned to the United States and to the Yale University Divinity School together with its Episcopal component, the Berkeley Divinity School.

Geoffrey was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Diocese of North Carolina. He served at Christ Church in Raleigh (1982-1987), and as Rector of St. Paul’s Church Alexandria (1988-1998). During those years he also served as adjunct faculty at Virginia Theological Seminary. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is a member of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion. Additionally, he has served as an instructor in the contextual education program of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Throughout his career Geoffrey has actively engaged in critical issues including domestic violence, AIDS, child abuse, and homelessness. He served as director of Visions, Inc., an organization devoted to combating modern racism and other relationships with inherent differentials of power, and currently serves on their Advisory Board. Among All Saints’ many outreach ministries is Covenant Community, a life transformation residence and halfway house for homeless men recovering from substance abuse.

Geoffrey will be with us for the next 4 to 6 months until we call a permanent rector. His ministry at Epiphany will begin on September 1st. Despite this time of change, many constants will continue. Our interim associate rector Catriona Laing will continue to serve in her various capacities. We’ll rely on supply clergy during the month of August, many of whom will be familiar faces. Please do call or email the office if you are in need of pastoral care at any time. Thank you for your continued patience.

Elizabeth will be with us through the end of this week. We encourage you to take this time to say goodbye if you haven’t yet.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact either of us. Rasheen can be reached at 240-274-2921, and Bea can be reached at 703-795-8687.

Rasheen Carbin, Senior Warden

Bea Trapasso Dermer, Junior Warden

Fellowship Groups for Parish Profile

We Need You!

To join us in a Fellowship Group and help the Calling Committee with the Parish Profile.


Announcing our Fellowship Group schedule below!  Please call or email Sandi Ingram as soon as possible to let her know your preferred group, and any alternate choices. Call 202-394-5464 or email singram810@aol.com.


Saturday, May 7

* 10:30am, Lee Tyner (weekday worshiper/Calling Committee member) will be hosting a brunch in NW DC

* 2pm, Bob Wallin and Bea Dermer will be hosting a wine and cheese gathering in Alexandria, VA

* 5pm Sandi Ingram will be hosting a gathering in SW DC

Pentecost Celebration- May 15, 10:00am

Our community at Epiphany will celebrate the birth of the church with a joint service at 10:00am.  Everyone is invited to stay for our annual picnic immediately following the service.

To volunteer at the service or for the picnic, please contact Elizabeth Gardner at egardner@epiphanydc.org or by calling the parish office.