Sunday Service Schedule
|8:30am||HOLY EUCHARIST: Rite 1 • Chapel|
|9:30am||Childcare available until 12:00pm|
|10:30am||Sunday School for children age 3-10|
|10:30am||HOLY EUCHARIST with Music • Nave (air-conditioned in summer)|
|5:00pm||EVENING EUCHARIST • Chapel
(Choral Evensong on selected Sundays)
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Tuesday, February 13 • 6:00 pm
The night before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, come join us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. Epiuphany’s youth will be flipping pancakes on the griddle and there will be games and activites for kids.
Ash Wednesday at Epiphany
Wednesday, February 14
12:00 noon • Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm • Holy Eucharist
Ashes will be available in the Chapel from 1 pm to 7 pm.
Lighting our way in faith and hope
In 2018, the Church of the Epiphany is going to be engaging our whole congregation in a process to help us make faithful and wise decisions about our future as a parish. Epiphany’s parish has had a structural budget deficit for the last 20 years. Annual deficits have been covered by our (modest) endowment during most of those years, with several years’ deficits being covered entirely by Day School revenue—an unsustainable model for our school.
We have addressed this deficit in a variety of ways over the last six years: by investing in our Day School and building, which are now stable sources of revenue; by growing our ministry and membership; by reducing costs wherever we can; and by increasing our annual giving.
Nonetheless, a stubborn $100,000 deficit remains.
The story of the Epiphany is about wise people who followed a star to Jesus. We are a group of wise people who are following Jesus by the light of the Gospel, and we will act on our faith in Jesus to build the church God desires on the corner of 74th and York.
We invite all members of the parish to participate in some small group conversations, facilitated by parish lay leaders, following worship on February 25 and March 4. Our conversation will be guided by the following three questions:
• What do you most value about the Church of the Epiphany?
• What would you be willing to sacrifice or take on to make the Church of the Epiphany financially sustainable?
• What event, ministry, or worship service is important enough to make you invite a friend or acquaintance to
We hope you can join us in person at those two listening sessions. This deficit is not insurmountable—we believe we have the capacity to close it. But it will not be easy. It will require the faith and hope of our entire congregation, and it will not happen without conscious change.
Listening to the Still, Small Voice: A Lenten Retreat
Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4
Join us for a retreat that explores the role and benefit of times of quiet and silence in our tradition and in our spiritual lives. Our time together will help us listen to the still, small voice of God, struggle with the frustrations and longing that come with silence, and find a place of a quiet restfulness. We will gather at the newly renovated Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, CT in time for dinner at 6 pm on Friday, March 2. The fee is $100 per person for double occupancy rooms. The retreat will be led by the Reverends Carla Roland Guzman, Susan Hill, Elizabeth Maxwell, and Jennifer Reddall. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jennifer Reddall at email@example.com.
Join the “Good Book Club”
This Lent and Eastertide we’ll be joining Episcopalians around the world who are reading the Gospel according to Luke and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations are committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you’ll join the journey too! You can sign up for reminders and more information at www.goodbookclub.org.