January 31 – Annual Parish Meeting 9:15AM
Beginning at 9:15 in the fellowship hall, we will gather together for a potluck breakfast (bring a breakfast item to share if you are able). At 9:45 we will share the Ministry of the Word. At 10, the annual meeting will take place; children convene downstairs for special activities during this period. At 11, all will join together again to celebrate The Great Thanksgiving in the fellowship hall.
February 9 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5-7PM
Everyone is welcome at the annual pancake supper put on by the men of Epiphany with help from the acolytes. Fare includes Travato’s breakfast sausage links. Donations collected at the door will benefit the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium’s Dalton Food Pantry and the AEM Emergency Fund. Join us for this annual tradition to usher in the season of Lent.
February 10 – Ash Wednesday Service at 9:30 AM followed by Brunch
The eucharist service includes imposition of ashes. A simple brunch of hot cross buns, fruit, and beverages will follow.
February 28 – Seasons of Love Meal at Good Shepherd (to be confirmed)
Volunteers are needed for our monthly meal for those in need served at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton. If you can help between 11 and 3 with cooking, clothing sorting, driving, serving, and/or clean-up, please contact Sue Six at email@example.com.
March 19 – 10:00 AM Altar Guild Meeting
Fellowship and preparation for Easter week. Folks interested in learning more about the altar guild are encouraged to attend. AG is an equal opportunity group in need of new members to perform a very important function in the worship life of Epiphany.
March 19 – 10:30 AM Make Palm Cross
Join the altar guild in making palm crosses for the Palm Sunday service. Learners and experienced cross makers are welcome.
March 20 – Palm Sunday
March 24 – Maundy Thursday
March 25 – Good Friday
March 26 – Holy Saturday
March 27 – Easter Sunday
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 am followed by Holy Eucharist (Rite I) at 10:30]
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com; or telephone: 570-563-1564.
On the 3rd Tuesday 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.
Next meeting: February 16, 2016.
EpiphanyScoop.com is a website with more information for children, youth, families, and friends of Epiphany. Please click here to visit.