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July 26, 27, 28- Books ‘n’ Bites

Mark your calendars and spread the word about Epiphany’s annual used book and bake sale!

Sunday, July 26
12:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Monday, July 27 and Tuesday July 28
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

We are now accepting donations of used books. All proceeds benefit Epiphany’s justice ministries.

July 2 and 4- Chorworks Workshop Concerts with Phillip Cave

Concert: Thursday 2nd July, 7:00pm Church of the Epiphany
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Sally Dunkley, James Kennerley, Philip Cave, Gabriel Crouch and Jeremy Filsell
MUSICAL BATTLES including music by Janequin, Monteverdi, Lassus

Informal Concert: Saturday 4th July 2:30pm Church of the Epiphany
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Sally Dunkley, Philip Cave, Gabriel Crouch and Jeremy Filsell
Music by Victoria, Carissimi, Clemens, Porta, Anerio
In partnership with Washington Cornetts & Sackbutts

For more information, please visit the Chorworks website.

July 5- Welcoming our Interim Rector

Our Interim Rector, Elizabeth Gardner, will celebrate her first Sunday Eucharist with us on July 5! Following worship, we will have a special Coffee Hour to greet her. She will be with us for a year or so while we develop our parish profile and discern who we will call as our next Rector.

You can read a note from Elizabeth here.

July 12- Adult Formation and Alternative Liturgy: Our Bodies in Eucharist

Adult formation and alternative liturgy during Pentecost
Join us as we explore the significance of bodies to our faith, liturgy, and place in Creation in:
This is My Body: Celebrating and Incorporating Our Physical Selves in Faith

 

Sundays in Pentecost
5:00-6:30pm
Learning, reflection, and outdoor liturgy

This series will conclude on Sunday, July 12 with Our Bodies in Eucharist
Learn the practice and significance of bodily signs in Eucharist. When, why, and how do we reverence the cross and cross our bodies? How can these practices deepen our experience of God’s presence?
Meet in the side garden.

June 27- Serenade! Festival 2015 benefiting The Welcome Table

Saturday, June 27, 7:00 pm: Serenade! Festival
presented by Classical Movements

Experience music from around this world! The 2015 Serenade! Festival will feature performances by Coro Entrevoches (Cuba), Transfiguration Choir of Boys & Girls (USA), Australian Children’s Choir (Australia), and Tapiola Chamber Choir (Finalnd).

Admission is free, suggested donation of $5-$15 to benefit The Welcome Table
Reserve your ticket now!

For more information, please call Classical Movements at 703-683-6040

June 28- The Welcome Table Fourth of July Picnic

Fourth of July Picnic

The Welcome Table ministry would like to extend an invitation to all Epiphany parishioners to join us on June 28th immediately following the 11:00 am service for our annual Fourth of July Picnic. Guests will enjoy burgers, hot dogs, beans, potato salad, dessert, and lemonade. Our musical entertainment will be provided by AJQ Plus 1! We hope to see you all.

Bishop Mariann and Dean Hall Call for Solidarity in Wake of South Carolina Shooting

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4

“We and all people of good will are compelled to name this tragedy for what it is: the conjoined sins of racism and violence.”

 

STATEMENT OF
THE RIGHT REV. MARIANN EDGAR BUDDE
BISHOP OF WASHINGTON
and
THE VERY REV. GARY HALL
DEAN OF WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2015) — We mourn the senseless killing of nine worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and join in solidarity to condemn this hate crime that claimed the lives of our sisters and brothers at prayer. This is not only an assault on the martyrs of Mother Emanuel, but an attack on houses of worship everywhere. To our friends in Charleston we say: We stand with you, we mourn with you, and we will walk alongside you in the difficult days ahead.

We and all people of good will are compelled to name this tragedy for what it is: the conjoined sins of racism and violence. For too long, our African-American sisters and brothers have lived in the shadow of a reign of terror that has targeted churches, homes and businesses in the false notion of white supremacy. Such a visceral hatred for people of color has no place in our country, our homes or our hearts.

As a nation, we delude ourselves if we think that Wednesday’s attack is an isolated aberration. From 16th Street Baptist in Birmingham to the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, sanctuaries of prayer have been the target of violence. Too often, the false idol of racial superiority has been the motivation; too often, easy access to guns has been seen as the solution, not a symptom of a more severe sickness.

This week, we will toll the mourning bell of the Cathedral for the lives lost in Charleston. On Friday at 7 p.m., we will gather in prayer at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1514 15th Street NW), the oldest African-American parish in the Diocese of Washington, to mourn the dead, to ask God’s healing on our land and to commit ourselves anew to justice and racial reconciliation.

Goodbye Message from Randolph Charles

Dear People of Epiphany,

Thank you for letting me serve you as rector these twenty-one years.

Thank you for persevering courageously when times were challenging, and celebrating joyfully when times were filled with hope and potential.

Thank you for seeking faithfully the truth of God, the mind and heart of Jesus Christ, in your own way at your own pace.

Thank you for touching the pain of the world and celebrating the beauty of the human spirit through our ministry with the poor, our diverse and inclusive community, and our worship and music.

Thank you for being a rock-solid foundation for the entire Epiphany Community, as we proclaimed to the people of Downtown DC and the Washington Metropolitan Area our faith in God and our compassion for all humanity.

Thank you for being generous with your resources, your time, and your commitment.

Thank you for walking with me, shaping and enriching my faith journey, as we moved deeper into the presence of God.

Thank you for being my friend, my companion along the way.

As I sit on my side porch, I can watch the sun rise over Virginia Piedmont farmland and wonder about new beginnings, yours and mine, and what God is calling us to do.

“Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, and new possibilities.” (New Zealand Prayerbook)

I love you, all of you.

Faithfully,
Randolph

11178 Kilkenny Road
Marshall, VA 20115

PBS NewHour reports on New Media Projects at Street Sense

PBS NewHour reports on New Media Projects at Street Sense 

PBS NewsHour recently filmed a segment about the new digital media and film projects at Street Sense. We are thankful for the innovative and important work happening at Street Sense, and glad to see this part of the Epiphany Community getting the recognition they deserve.  Please take a moment to watch this video (filmed mostly in and around Epiphany!).

June 7- Clergy Transition Conversations

Clergy Transition Conversations

Please plan to be at Epiphany on Sunday, June 7. Joey Rick, Canon for Congregational Vitality for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, will preach at both services and will hold two Q&A sessions, one from 9:45-10:45am and again at Coffee Hour after the 11am service. Her sermons will explore the emotional and spiritual aspects of our clergy transition, and the Q&A sessions will explain nuts and bolts. If you can’t make the 7th, please check our website later in June for a summary of  Joey’s visit.