Conversational Spanish and English Classes at Epiphany
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 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. We may want to divide the students into two groups, depending on the fluency of those attending. Hablo un poco de español.
Free tutoring Services for ESL Students from grades 4 through 8 will be available beginning on Tuesdays November 7 , 2017. This program is sponsored by Epiphany Lutheran Church and Iglesia Reformada Misionera en Christo. If you would like to help with tutoring or know a student who would benefit from our program, please contact Rhoda Kraig (English only) or call 571-264-6701 (English or Spanish) for more information.
FYI--Link to Jeff Smith's New Book
Vacation Bible School
Thanks to everyone from Epiphany Lutheran Church, Congregación El Buen Samaritano, and Iglesia Reformada Misionera En Cristo who helped make Vacation Bible School possible August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2017. The children learned that God takes care of us always through the Bible stories of the Baby Moses, Ruth and Naomi, and Daniel and the Lion's Den. For more pictures of Vacation Bible School, please click here.
The Women's Group continues 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.
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.
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.
Epiphany Lutheran Church's book club will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 7:30pm, at the Starbucks near the corner of the Prince William County Parkway and Hoadly Road to discuss The Best Land Under Heaven: the Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis. New members are always welcome.
3rd Sunday Potluck
Join us after service on September 17th 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 side dish, and those whose last names begin with M-Z bring a main 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