First Sunday in Lent - February 11, 2024

Beginning Lent

The last few weeks have been a bit of whirlwind at Epiphany. We had a joyful Sunday morning wedding. Then it was World Mission Sunday; then Transfiguration Sunday; then Shrove Tuesday pancakes (photos here and below); and finally Ash Wednesday.

This Sunday, we will be making one more change as we begin the season of Lent together. Our worship will become quieter. We will hear the Ten Commandments together and ask for God's mercy on our failures to keep them. We will celebrate Holy Communion with a clearer sense that the Last Supper, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are drawing near.

My hope is that as we begin this season of reflection and preparation for Easter as a church many of us will do the same as individuals. Lent is a good time to work more prayer and Bible reading into our daily routines. It is a good time for all of us to be as honest with ourselves as we can bear about those places we need to repent and return to the Lord.

"Bless the Lord, who forgives all our sins

His mercy endures forever"

P.S. If you are interested in a way to get more prayer and Bible reading into your life this Lent but aren't sure where to begin, one option is an app you can download on your smartphone called "The Daily Office (iOS link)." Just search for it in the App Store/Google Play. It provides the daily prayers and readings that Anglicans use each morning and evening without requiring a lot of flipping pages in a Bible or a Book of Common Prayer. It's free! (Yes, I know, Anglicans have weird names for things. If you are curious about why our prayer app is called "The Daily Office," catch me during coffee hour).

Sign-Up Here for Dementia and Christian Hope Retreat March 2-3

Click here to Sign Up

Epiphany will be hosting a congregational weekend focused on the theological and clinical realities of dementia March 2-3. Our speakers are Dr. Karen Scandrett, a geriatrician at UPMC, and associate professor of geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett, associate professor of historical theology at Trinity School for Ministry. Together, we will explore the medical and spiritual realities of dementia. There will be time for questions.  Please sign-up here.  If you would like to sign up but need assistance, please contact Mtr. Pamela (

Pancake-Palooza Pictures

We had a full church and lots of fun at this year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Palooza! Click on the photo above or here to see photos.

Jesus' Confusing Identities

Altar Guild, Lay Eucharistic Minister,

and Lector Training Feb. 24

Are you interested in learning more about what our lay ministries (Altar Guild, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and Lectors) do?  Maybe considering joining one of those ministries?  If so, please join the members of the Altar Guild, LEMs and Lectors for an orientation / training session on Saturday morning, February 24th.  A SUMPTUOUS LUNCH will be provided after the training.  So please join us at 9:30am on February 24. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Church, so we’ll know how many folks to plan lunch for. See you there!

Livestream Moving to Youtube on Sunday

Our current live streaming service is ending operations, so we are moving to a new platform. We will be moving to YouTube starting February 18. What does this mean to you? If you view live streamed events by going to the church’s website and clicking on the “Livestream” link on the top, then continue to do that. If you currently receive email notifications of events that are about to start and click on the link in the email to go to the event, then you will have to register again by sending an email with your name and email address to Set the Subject to “Register me for live stream events”. If you go directly to our livestream page, you will need to go to If you have any questions about this change, please send an email to  

Help Needed Coates Elementary Food

Remember nothing with nuts, thank you. Please bring donations of individual items or packed gallon bags by Sunday, March 3 for our next delivery. We have a special need for lunches and dinners that will fit in the one gallon bag.If you’re not sure what is needed, pick up a list of suggested items on the Coates donation container by the receptionist’s desk or contact Sally Eckard ( or Bea Long ( 

This Week At Epiphany

Epiphany Calendar

Feb. 16 - Feb. 25

Friday, February 16

9:00am Morning Prayer

8:30 Men's Ministry in Library or via Zoom

Saturday, February 17

Sunday,February 18

8:00am Worship with Holy Communion

9:15am Anglicanism 101

10:15am Worship (Youtube livestream)

11:30am Confirmation

February 19


February 20

9:00am Morning Prayer

Wednesday, February 21

9:00am Morning Prayer

6:00pm Crossover Rehearsal

Thursday, February 22

9:00am Morning Prayer

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 23

8:30 Men's Ministry in Library or via Zoom

9:00am Morning Prayer

Saturday, February 24

9:30am Liturgical Training Day

Sunday, February 25

8:00am Worship with Holy Communion

9:15am Anglicanism 101

10:15am Worship (Youtube livestream)

1:15 & 2:00pm Worship at Chantilly Heights

If you have an Epiphany event to add to the calendar, please contact Jimmy Crawford at

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