Last year we began a new Christmas tradition at Epiphany – giving a gift on behalf of our whole church as part of our Christmas Eve offering. This is an important way for us as a church to share some of God’s great abundance to us with others. This year, we will be working with one of our church’s mission partners, Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda, to help 11 of their college students continue their education.
Announcing this year’s “Epiphany Gift,” Lessons and Carols is Dec. 18, Is our Christmas Tradition Right?, Prayer Retreat with Bishop Guernsey, AED/CPR Training, Year End Giving at Epiphany, Christmas Drama Planned, Update from the Joshua Committee.
Prayers and Praises at Epiphany, Throw a “Matthew Party,” Details about Epiphany’s annual meeting on Nov. 13, vestry nomination biographies, a bylaw change for the congregation to consider at the annual meeting, Prayer, Praise and Pie for Thanksgiving, Pumpkin pictures from Oct. 30.
What kind of facility do we need for the future? Men’s ministry at Epiphany, mark your calendars for “Prayer, Praise and Pie” Resolution on the size of the vestry to be considered at our annual meeting, Rest in Peace: Ronald Harp Jr., Hot Meals ministry friends featured in the Washington Post, a Missions Update from the Browns in Niger, pictures from Epiphany’s Parish Weekend Oct. 1-2.
Epiphany will remember Mr. Ronald Harp Jr. of Sterling, VA, on September 29 and 30. Ron died on September 21. There will be a visitation at the church (13515 Dulles Technology Dr., Herndon VA 20171) between 5 and 8 pm on Sept. 29. A funeral service for Ron will be at 10 am on Friday, September 30, also at the church. Burial is at 2pm on Sept. 30 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Did you know that God’s story can be told with colors? This coming October 1-2, Epiphany’s fall parish retreat will explore the ways that we can understand and share the good news of Jesus Christ through great works of visual art, particularly ones that we can see and share locally at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Fr. Peter writes about what makes Epiphany a special church, Mtr. Pamela reports on our work to share Jesus with our neighbors, new Junior High ministry beginning, pictorial directory is now available, baptisms will be Sept. 18, seeking nominations for vestry, women’s fall Bible studies and events.