Sunday, October 15, 2017

8:30 am Choir Practice

9:30 am Worship Service, nursery provided

10:45 am Fellowship/ Third Sunday Potluck

11:00 am Sunday School/Adult Forum packing boxes for Police Officers in Puerto Rico (more information below)

11:30 am Iglesia Reformada Misionera En Cristo Worship Service


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:00 am Church Management Team

12:00 noon Bible Study


Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 pm Conversational Spanish Class

7:30 pm Conversational English Class


Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:30 pm Coffee House and Open Mic Night


Save the Date, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, 9:30 am

Save the Date, November 18, 2017, Fall Outdoor Cleanup

Save the Date, December 9, 2017, Christmas Potpourri

Note: Annual Reports due December 15, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adult Forum to Pack Care Packages for Police Officers in Puerto Rico

A Note From Pastor Ileana LaTorre-Klum: 

Heart breaking to see the names of 55 Police officers serving and protecting the people, who have totally or partially lost their homes working at the Arecibo area Command Station alone. Behind the physical lost a greater amount of pressure is what they facing, since many serve in Municipalities away from home, and work for days without a day off. Also, shifts of 12 hours no stopping. The Chief of the Police gave orders to suspend all Police Officers days off at the imminent hit of hurricane Maria. Still, these men and woman continue to do what they love; they save lives. Let's unite to lift them up through acts of love and kindness, through acts of true faith.

The Adult Forum will be packing care packages to send to the Police Officers of Arecibo, Puerto Rico on October 15th.  If you want to help, please bring any of the following items that have been requested by the officers--we will pack them and mail them to the officers.

     Small flashlights

     Batteries AA, AAA, C, or D

     Milk powder

     Small battery operated fans

     Instant noodles

     Tuna fish in pouches

     crackers

     Trail mix

     Peanut butter

     multivitamins

     Disposable razors

     Soap

     Tylenol

     Deodorant

     Shampoo

     Small water bottles

     Instant Coffee

     Hand Sanitizer

We will add a personal note of encouragement to the officer and his/her family.


Sunday School

Epiphany Lutheran Church has a joint Sunday School with the Reformed Missional Church in Christ from 10:45 am to 11:15 am Sundays for children age 3 through 6th Grade.  We welcomed Pastor Ileana and her congregation on August 6th; they continue to be a blessing to Epiphany.


Conversational Spanish and English Classes

Jeff Smith has again agreed to teach us Spanish  this fall at 6:30 Thursday evenings at Epiphany.  We had a such a good  time last year learning some beginning Spanish, and some of us have become a bit rusty over the summer.  We will start at the beginning, so if you missed the classes last year, please come and join us.  We are adding English classes at 7:30 pm on Thursdays --if you would like to help with these, please contact Jeff Smith.   Hablo un poco de español.


Women's Group

The Women's Group will meet November 3rd at 2 pm to discuss Fierce, a 2017 book about women of the Bible by Alice Connor. "These women aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and fanny and demanding and relevant to 21st century people." (From the book jacket) To order the book click below.

Church Management Team

Please join us on Tuesdays at 10;00 am as we attempt to keep our church organized; it is important because we have many groups that use our building. We take a break at 12:00 noon and have a Bible Study.  You are welcome to just come at noon to the Bible study, if you wish--we are reading and discussing Ecclesiastes at the present time. 


Save the Children

Caring Ministry, in cooperation with the children of Epiphany Sunday School, sponsors a child through Save the Children. Donald is now seven years old and lives in Kentucky. We have the opportunity to correspond with Donald via snail mail and/or email and to send him small gifts. Donations designated to Save the Children may be added to your offering. For more information or to send a note to Donald, please see Becki.


ACTS Food Bank

Thanks for all you do to help the less fortunate in our community. Please remember that food insecurity is a constant struggle for many families in our community and donate  as much as you are able this month.


Christian Education

Small children have Story, Music and Craft Time during the time they normally spend in the nursery during the church service.  Older children have Sunday School after church; Adult Forum is also after church.


Book Club

Epiphany Lutheran Church's book club will have its next meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 7:30pm,  at the Starbucks near the corner of the Prince William County Parkway  and Hoadly Road to discuss The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher. New members are always welcome.


3rd Sunday Potluck

Join us after service on October 15th   for our next monthly 3rd Sunday Potluck.  Dessert will be provided; please bring a main dish or a side dish to share.  Those whose last names begin with A-L bring a main dish, and those whose last names begin with M-Z bring a side dish to share.  As always, those who help with set-up and clean-up are greatly appreciated!


Prayer Chain--Staying in Touch

God tells us to "Pray without ceasing." When we--or those we care about--are hurting, it is natural to call out to God for help. More importantly, He promises to answer those prayers ("Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you.") We are all invited to become part of the Epiphany Prayer Chain and/or send out a prayer request at Pray@epiphlutheran.org