Naming a Reality and Now What?

I recently came across an article that dealt with something I have been seeing for a while now – growing and deepening differences and disagreements among evangelical Christians. The article doesn’t mince words. Its main point is that evangelicalism is fracturing in ways that won’t be undone. “The tectonic plates are shifting underfoot.” With all […]

Epiphany Star Newsletter for June and July 2021

“Red Eyed Time-Travelers,” Baptism Sunday schedule for July 11, “Jesus and our Babies,” social distancing ends at church, communion is now being offered with wine, Marriage Ministry goes for a walk in the park, missions report from Uganda Christian University.

New “Mask-Optional” Service at Epiphany

As State and Federal guidance has changed and COVID continues to recede in Northern Virginia, Epiphany is adapting its Sunday worship patterns. Our 8:30 service is now “mask optional” in line with the new guidance that those who have been vaccinated can safely meet together indoors without masks.  If you are not wearing a facemask, […]

A Word About the CDC Announcement and Epiphany

Friends, you may remember how quickly things changed from “almost normal” to a totally different world during a week in March of 2020 as the pandemic began. It seems that the end of those major restrictions is coming in the same way, with little advance warning. What you may or may not remember is that […]

Now the Green Blade Rises: An Easter Visit to Arlington

There is an Easter hymn that when I first heard it, seemed a bit obscure.  The first verse goes. Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain, Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain Love lives again that with the dead has been Love is come again like wheat that springeth green […]

Star Newsletter for April and May 2021

A Visit to Arlington, Easter at Epiphany, Coates Food Ministry Up and Running, Social Media Team Begins Work, Expanded In-Person Worship Schedule at Epiphany, Missionary Update from Belgium.

Holy Week and Easter At Epiphany

All Holy Week and Easter Services will be offered in-person and via livestream this year.  Our schedule is: Maundy Thursday (Tenebrae): 7pm in-person and livestream Good Friday: Noon and 7pm in-person and livestream Great Vigil of Easter (Saturday): 7:30pm in-person and livestream Easter Sunday: 10:15am in-person and livestream. Due to limited capacity, please sign-up here […]

Expanding In-Person Worship at Epiphany

For more than a year, Epiphany’s 10:15 Sunday worship service has been “livestream only.” With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines advancing rapidly, we are going to change that starting on Easter Sunday with in-person and Livestream worship for 10:15 and further changes continuing on following Sundays. This means that we will be able to worship […]

When There is Nothing Good to Say…

I wrote a couple of weeks ago in the Candle newsletter about how we lost my wife Andrea’s father, David, in late January.   He died from a brain injury he sustained falling off a ladder while cleaning ice out of the gutters of their family home. Andrea’s dad was a careful person and in good health.  […]

Epiphany Star Newsletter for February and March

When There is Nothing Good to Say to Jesus:  Fr. Peter writes about what it feels like when we pray and the miracle doesn’t happen.  Ash Wednesday:  We will have two services on Feb. 17, and a chance for those on livestream to drive up to receive their ashes in the afternoon.  Getting our Hip […]

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