January 11/12, 2020 Calendar: Saturday 1/11 6.00 pm ~ Epiphany’s Chili Cook-off!!! Sunday 1/12 9.30am ~ Sunday School / The Group 12.45-5 pm ~ Spinners Web, Common Room Wednesday 1/15 8.30-10.30 am ~ Lacka. County Food Council Meeting, U. of Scranton Sunday 1/19 9 am ~ Potluck Breakfast 9.30 am ~ Epiphany’s Annual Parish Meeting & 2019 Committee Reports 9:30 - Sunday School Wednesday 1/22 11.30 am ~ Chapel Service (eucharist/healing) & Luncheon Sunday 1/26 1.30 pm ~ Epiphany’s Meal for Hungry, Good Shepherd, Scranton-Confirmed! To volunteer, please call/text Scott 570-575-8342 or email@example.com Sunday 2/16 1:00 pm ~ Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Epiphany: Can't Dodge the Tombstone at Boot Hill 6:00 pm ~ Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at St. Peter’s Tunkhannock Tuesday 2/25 5-7 pm ~ Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!
Pledging Update: Thank you to all who have turned-in a 2020 pledge form. As of January 7th, 43 pledges were received totaling $84,722. Please prayerfully consider your pledge, and return your form via mail or to an offering plate in church. Our Vestry relies on your pledge commitment to prepare the 2020 budget. Blank forms are STILL available in the Narthex rack.
The Monday Book Club: Our book selection is Tattoos on the heart - the Power of Boundless Compassion by Greg Boyle. We meet again January 20 at 10.00 am at Barbara Monick’s home. Please read the Introduction and first 2 chapters to discuss! The author also has a Ted Talk. This should be a very interesting read & discussion. Bring a friend!! We meet Mondays through Feb 24
The Episcopal Church Seeks information on formation resources &practices: All practicing Episcopalians are invited to participate in a survey. Responses requested by: January 31, 2020. The Task Force for the Formation & Ministry of the Baptized… is seeking input from lay and ordained Episcopalians throughout the church about the formation and efficacy of the processes and practices… through a 25-min. survey: https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/baptized_ministry
Lackawanna County Food Policy Council Community Meeting: Please join us for our bi-annual community meeting. There are good things happening and we want to share! University of Scranton, DeNaples Center, Room 405. Parking is available in the garage across Monroe Ave. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:30 - 10:30 am. Light breakfast will be served. The meeting covers food security issues in our region. RSVP to Gretchen firstname.lastname@example.org Provide your name & the names of any guests you will be bringing. Please share & bring friends!
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 pm at Epiphany. Cowboy stew is the menu - and ice cream. Dinner will be served at 12.30, the show follows at 1:00. Open to the public. Western/Cowboy murder. Contact email@example.com for tickets/reservations. Deadline (no pun intended) February 12. Cost: $10 for one ticket; $8.00 each if two tickets bought. Children under 10 are free. If you may provide Stew, bread, crackers, paper bowls, etc. please contact Mo. Lou 570-878-4670. Blessings y'all - heeee hawwww!
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AGAPE: As we enter the colder months (or at any time of the year), if you know anyone who needs assistance including YOURSELF from Epiphany’s AGAPE Fund, please contact Joe Skinner 570-587-2073 or Mo. Lou Divis 570-878-4670. All assistance requests are confidential. ‘The AGAPE Fund was set up as a type of Parish Discretionary Fund to enable the AGAPE Committee to freely help those with financial needs. This help may be of an emergency nature (one-time need) or can be an ongoing requirement. It also provides a means to assist charitable agencies to carry out their ministries.’ If you want to assist this ministry financially, there are pink AGAPE envelopes in the pew holders for so doing. Thank you & God bless! Joe Skinner