May 1 – Confirmation by Bishop Sean Rowe at 10:30 service
Bishop Sean will celebrate at both the 8 and 10:30 services. The latter service will include the confirmation of the 2015-16 class.
May 1 – Lawrence Ketchum Memorial Scholarship Applications Due
All active, graduating seniors are invited to complete an application on-line. Go to EpiphanyScoop.com and click on the link on the home page.
May 3 & 10 – Ugly Quilt Group 1-2:30 PM
In the Fellowship Hall – come and help put together “ugly quilts” for the homeless. No sewing skills required.
May 8 – Mother’s Day – No Sunday School
Most of our teachers are mothers so we give them a well-deserved day off.
May 15 – Day of Pentecost
Wear a flame color (red, yellow, orange) to church and hear the Gospel lesson read in multiple languages. This is also the day to turn in your Heifer Project Ark Bank. Go to heifer.org for more information on their work.
May 18 – Staff Meeting – 11:15
In the Church Office.
May 18 – Vestry Meeting – 7 PM
In the Commons Room
May 21 – StopHungerNow Event at Waverly UMC
Click HERE to register to volunteer to pack meals on Saturday, May 21 from 10AM to Noon. The goal is to pack 10,152 meals in two hours!
May 22 – Meal for the Hungry at Good Shepherd
Contact Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up to help. (Scroll down for additional information on this ministry.)
May 29 – 5th Sunday – Brunch and One Service
No 8 AM service. Potluck Brunch at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall followed by worship at 10:30AM (Rite I).
June 5 – Youth Sunday, Awards Sunday, and the Annual Parish Picnic
A busy day at Epiphany! Graduating seniors will preach and youth will serve as ushers, readers, intercessors, and more during worship. At 9:15 we will gather in the Fellowship Hall to recognize the contributions of our youth and their leaders. Following the 10:30 worship, bring a dish to share (if you are able) at the Annual All Parish Picnic. Beverages, hamburgers and hotdogs for the grill, and Manning’s ice cream will be provided. Bring a friend – or a few – and come celebrate our Epiphany family.
June 6 – Last Day to Register for Surf Shack VBS
Click HERE to register children age 4 through grade 5 (completed this school year).
June 12 – Summer Service Time Begins
There will be one Sunday service at 9:15 AM from June 12 through September 4.
June 20-24 – Epiphany/Trinity Vacation Bible School at Epiphany 9-12:30 daily
Come and be part of the awesome energy of VBS! Lunch will be served each day with a family program and potluck picnic on Friday. For more information, visit EpiphanyScoop.com. Registration deadline is June 6.
July Rummage Sale at Epiphany
A rummage sale is planned for early July to benefit the Ketchum Scholarship Fund. Donations can be left in the Prayer Room on the lower level of the Parish Hall (or in the choir room if you’re unable to get down to the lower level). Contact Melissa Driscole with any questions.
ONGOING AT EPIPHANY:
On Sundays, Holy Eucharist (Rite II) services are held at 8 and 10:30AM. [In months with a 5th Sunday, we will come together for a brunch at 9:15 am followed by Holy Eucharist (Rite I) at 10:30]
Summer Sunday service will be held at 9:15 AM from June 12 through September 4, 2016.
In the Episcopal church, everyone is welcome and all baptized Christians are invited to receive communion. (If you need a gluten-free wafer, please let an usher know before the service begins.)
Young children, age 3 – grade 3, are invited to attend Bird Church (Junior Worship) if they wish. Bird Church meets in the Commons Room in the parish hall (just off the foyer) beginning at 10:30. They will rejoin their families at the sharing of the peace to participate in the eucharist with the congregation.
At this time, Epiphany does not have a nursery for infants and toddlers; children of all ages are welcome at worship. There are soft play bags and a selection of activity books available in the narthex.
Sunday School and Adult Forum 9:15-10:15AM. (mid-September through early June)
Children from age 3 through grade 12 are encouraged to join us for Sunday School. Classroom for preschool through 8th grade are located on the lower level of the parish hall. High school aged youth meet in the fellowship hall for The Group (when they’re not meeting off-site at Duffy’s Coffeehouse in Clarks Summit).
Please click here to register your preschool – grade 8 child(ren) for Sunday School. High school students can text “Uncle Rick” Little to participate in Youth Chat (570-840-6163).
For more resources for children, youth, families and friends of Epiphany visit our companion website EpiphanyScoop.com
Adult Forum meets in the Commons Room off the main foyer of the parish hall.
Fellowship and coffee (etc.) will be available at 9, 10:15, and after the second service in the fellowship hall (unless the weather is conducive to setting up outside).
Holy Communion service is at 9:30AM.
On the first Wednesday of each month, the service includes the Litany for Healing.
(Seasonal note: In the event of closures or delays in Abington Heights and/or Wayne Highlands school districts on a Wednesday morning, this service will not be held.)
Our Adult Choir sings on the first, third, and fifth Sundays, rehearsing on those Sundays as well as each Thursday evening prior to the Sundays they sing, from mid-September through early June. New voices are always welcome! If you’re interested in joining, leave a message for Melissa at 570-563-1564.
Children’s Choirs and Chimers are known to perform for special occasions (Christmas Eve, Easter, Mother’s Day) with minimal rehearsal. The greater the interest, the greater the opportunities to make wonderful music under the guidance of our fabulous choir director, Melissa Driscole. She will be more than happy to hear from interested music makers.
Please come to a service at Epiphany ~ we welcome visitors!
‘SEASONS OF LOVE’ MEAL
Volunteers from Epiphany travel to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton to prepare and serve a meal to area hungry on the fourth Sunday of each month (unless otherwise publicized).
Meal preparation begins around 10:30AM, serving is at 2PM, and clean-up is usually finished by 3. In addition to prep, serving, and clean-up, volunteers are needed to pick-up and deliver diners as well as sort and distribute clothing donations.
If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Sue Six: email@example.com.
USED CLOTHING DROP-OFF SHED
Sponsored by The Church of the Epiphany, the shed is located below the church on Church Hill. Anyone can donate used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. Place donations inside the shed in plastic bags to protect from the elements (extra bags are available at the shed). Tax deductible receipts are located in the black box on the shed.
The following items cannot be accepted: rags, fabric scraps, pillows, plastic toys, household goods, electronics/ TV’s*, or TRASH. (*These items may be taken to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center in Scranton, PA or retailers with recycling programs such as Best Buy.)
Epiphany supports a ministry to the Pygmies of Uganda including a school and medical clinic. Click here to visit the Batwa Pygmy website. Linda K. Rogers created the site to share information on this ministry as well as photos and videos from her travels in Uganda on behalf of the Reaching the Pygmies ministry.
AEM FOOD PANTRY
Epiphany collects non-perishable food in unbreakable containers to support this thirty+ year-old organization serving families who reside in Abington Heights or Lackawanna Trail school districts. Located in the lower level of Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 Turnpike Rd, Dalton, PA. the food pantry is open Monday nights from 6-7:30PM. Recipients may come twice monthly for food assistance. A driver’s license and proof of current residency are required; there are no income restrictions.
Volunteers are always needed to help sort food on Monday evenings. Contact Nancy Thompson, coordinator, at 570-878-8843.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the food pantry, please write/send your check to ‘AEM,’ PO Box 125, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-0125 and mark ‘Food Pantry’ in the memo line.
EPIPHANY PARISH PROFILE
To learn a bit more about Epiphany,
feel free to read our current parish profile found here.
Reach us via mail: PO Box 189, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-0189; fax: 570-563-2006; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or telephone: 570-563-1564.
On the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month,
your Vestry meets in the Epiphany Commons Room.
Unless previously announced, Vestry meetings are open.
Parishioners may attend, to present a topic or
to simply listen to current issues before Vestry.
Meetings begin at 7 PM.
Please contact Dr. Linda Rogers, Sr. Warden, if you have
a concern you want brought to Vestry’s attention
or you want to present a topic at the next meeting.
For the date of the next meeting, please visit the calendar page.
EpiphanyScoop.com is a website with more information for children, youth, families, and friends of Epiphany. Please click here to visit.