Thursday, December 1, 2016

7pm Play Rehearsal (The Gift of the Magi)

7pm Women's Group


Sunday, December 4, 2016

8:30am Choir Practice

9:30am Worship Service (nursery provided)

              Young children's story, music, and craft time

11:15am Adult Forum/Sunday School

12:00noon Play Rehearsal (The Gift of the Magi)


Monday, December 5, 2016

6pm Building and Property Meeting


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

9am-2pm Church Reorganization and Cleanup


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

7:30pm Church Council Meeting (all are welcome)


Saturday, December 10, 2016

6:30pm Dinner

8pm The Gift of the Magi (see below for more information)


Save the Date, Sunday, December 18, 2016, 9:30am, Sermon in Song

Save the Date, Saturday, December 24, 2016, 9pm, Christmas Eve Service

Save the Date, Friday, January 6, 2016, 7:30pm, Epiphany "Burning of the Greens" Service

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Gift of the Magi

We are excited to announce that Epiphany Lutheran Church and Congregation El Buen Samaritano will present "The Gift of the Magi" on the evening of December 10th at 8pm; dinner is at 6:30pm (please RSVP ELC@epiphlutheran.org by December 8th if you plan to attend the dinner). You will not want to miss this musical starring two teenagers--a member of Epiphany and a member of El Buen Samaritano.  Rehearsals are being conducted by Chris Johnston, Epiphany's music director.  If you would like to  help with sets, props, or costumes, please contact Song or Chris Johnston, or Rhoda Kraig. Please click here for more information.


DAY OF SERVICE 2016

Please click here to see pictures from our Day of Service at the Lake Ridge Fellowship House, where we brought refreshments, spent time with the residents, and presented "Music from Our Youth," a sing-a-long.


ACTS Donation in Memory of Ralph Neeper
Attendees of the memorial service for Ralph Neeper were asked to bring cans of food. 701.7 pounds of food was donated to ACTS in memory of Ralph Neeper! ACTS was a charity that was very important to Ralph.


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.


Thanks so much

There are many members to thank for helping to work in the memorial garden and the yard at Epiphany.  It takes a lot of work to keep the grounds looking this good. We appreciate all of your help!


Women's Group

The Women's Group will meet on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm in the church library.  We will continue our discussion of Biblical women whose lives speak to the way we live today. This month we are studying a woman who is not in the Bible, Katherine Luther, Martin Luther's wife.  Please join us!



The Epiphany Book Club will have its next meeting and Christmas party on December 20th at 7:30 pm at the Smith's house (we usually meet at the Starbucks near the corner of Hoadly Road and the Prince William Parkway). This month we are reading Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander.


3rd Sunday Potluck

Join us after service on December 18th  for our next monthly 3rd Sunday Potluck.  Turkey and dessert will be provided; please bring a side dish to share. As always, those who help with set-up and clean-up are greatly appreciated!


Prayer Chain

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 to send out a prayer request at any time, at pray@epiphlutheran.org. If you wish, you can now add a postal or email address to your prayer request. When a postal (street) address is included, a picture postcard will be sent to the recipient of our prayers. When an email address if given, the same message will be emailed to the recipient of our prayers. An address is not required to submit a prayer request. If you would like to see the postcard, talk to Becki or Sharon.