Every year, Epiphany celebrates the gift of Jesus to us by giving a gift as a congregation to our community or to a missionary effort. The gift is funded by our Christmas Eve offering. This year, our “Epiphany Gift” will be providing sleeping cots for our area’s homeless residents. “During the Christmas seasons, it seems […]
Epiphany will be celebrating Jesus’ birth this Advent and Christmas season with special worship services and activities. Christmas Eve services at Epiphany this year will be at 5 and 9pm. Our 5pm will include our kids in a musical presentation. The 9pm service is a traditional candlelight service. The mask-only worship area in the fellowship […]
Getting back to church for in-person worship and communion is important. At the same time, I understand that the way we are worshipping in the sanctuary right now (without mandatory social distancing, mask-wearing optional and with congregational singing), may just seem like a bridge too far for some of us. This coming Sunday, Nov. 21, […]
Epiphany’s annual congregation meeting will be at 11:30 on Sunday, November 14. This year’s meeting will be held-in person. During the meeting we will elect four new members to Epiphany’s vestry (governing board), and hear annual reports on the state of the congregation from clergy and the finance committee.
I came across a fascinating article in Christianity Today this week. It’s here. The case it makes is “Religious participation strongly promotes health and wellness.” It turns out that there is a lot of evidence to support this. For instance one study among medical workers showed those who regularly attended services “were 29 percent less likely to become depressed, about 50 […]
This last May our family dog, Napoleon, died. We had only had him for six months, but his death at a year-and-a-half old was traumatic and painful. At the time, it was hard to even imagine getting another dog. Yet, over this past summer and into the fall that started to change. A few weeks […]
Have you ever thought about what the word “incorporated” means? We mostly hear it when referring to a certain class of businesses. This is not the only way we use the word “Incorporated,” though. We also use it when something is joined to a body larger than itself. This can be mundane. Like saying “I incorporated this sentence into […]
Yesterday at sundown, Jews began their celebration of Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is a biblical observance, commanded in Leviticus chapter 16. It is also the most important holy day on the Jewish calendar. Today in the country of Israel everything is closed. Almost no cars are on the roads. Because […]