Adult Forum to Pack Care Packages for Police Officers in Puerto Rico
A Note From Pastor Ileana LaTorre-Klum:
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.
Batteries AA, AAA, C, or D
Small battery operated fans
Tuna fish in pouches
Small water bottles
We will add a personal note of encouragement to the officer and his/her family.
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.
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.
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, 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