+ Celebrations +
Happy Anniversary! George & Marlene Kinlin (1/27).
Happy Birthday! Larry Cheslik (1/26), Shirley Stevens (1/27), Debbie Geiger (1/29), Martin Mackey (1/29), Davin Leslie (1/31).
+ To the Glory of God +
Weekend Flowers, Altar: no sponsor; Chancel no sponsor; Bulletins: in honor of Shirley Ernst on her birthday by Juanita Tausendschoen; Communion Elements: in loving memory of Elsie & Fred Ernst on my birthday by Shirley Ernst; Sanctuary Lights: no sponsor; Tower Light: no sponsor; Wednesday Altar Flowers (1/29): no sponsor.
+ Opportunities for Youth +
Youth Group meets every (or most every) 2nd & 4th Sunday, 4-6pm, including dinner. This is for all 6th-12th graders. The next youth group will be on Sunday, January 26th, 4-6pm.
Confirmation Class meets every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays 4:30-6pm. Our next Confirmation Class is on February 2nd at 4:30pm.
Junior Youth Group is on the 4th Sunday of the month and our next one will be on Sunday, January 26th at 4pm and will include dinner. This is for ~3rd-5th graders.
Dinner sponsors/Hosts are needed for youth group dinners. Sponsors will provide a meal that can serve about 16 people. If you are interested, sign up for a 2nd or 4th Sunday listed on the sign-up sheet in the Commons or let Marilyn Aryee know! Thank you!
+ Opportunities for Worship +
Next weekend (Feb 1 & 2) we will celebrate Candlemas, the presentation of Jesus in the temple, how he is a light to Simeon and Anna, and a light for the world. Bring your candles to be blessed in worship.
Help prepare the Lord’s table here at Epiphany with altar set up or clean up. Please contact Donna Fairley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-627-0152.
+ Opportunities for Sharing +
The bidding for the Silent Auction will end this Sunday (1/26) at 12noon. Items will be available for pick up on/after Feb. 2nd and monies are due when you pick up your items. For more info, contact Pat McGowan at 410-262-4059.
SOUPer Bowl Saturday. After the 5pm Chapel service on Sat, Feb 1, we will make Friendship Soup mixes to share at Food Pantry. Until then, we will collect cans/packets of soup. Join us and help us be a blessing to others. For more information, contact Pr. Arwyn.
FOOD PANTRY is in need of non-perishable canned food items: canned soups, peanut butter & jelly. Please drop off food donations in the Cloister. Thank you for your generosity.
Gift card donations are being collected by Diane Steimetz for the GIFT CARD RAFFLE. As more gift cards are collected, the value of the prize will increase. Raffle tickets cost and drawing date TBD.
Can you offer a ride?
Several members of the Congregation are looking for a ride to Worship Services. If you can help, please call Deacon Rodger Thomas at 410-852-0027.
+ Opportunities for Mentoring +
Are you interested in mentoring young adults as they play basketball and form community? Let a member of the LEAD Team know if you're interested.
+ Opportunities for Learning +
Bible Study: Small Books, Mighty Truths –
we will be studying seven of the shortest books of the Bible, starting with Obadiah. This will be taught by Pastor Parker and Bishop Gohl.
Be sure to welcome back this beloved pastor of Epiphany!
+ Opportunities for Fellowship +
Fellowship Hosts are needed after the Sunday, 10:30am Festival Service. Especially for the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month. If you can help, please call Linda Gruzs at 410-325-5216, or the church office.
On the menu for a special Valentine’s Dinner: spaghetti, linguine, meatballs, red sauce, chicken with alfredo sauce, salad, bread, desserts and wine. Please sign up, and pay, by February 8.
Cost is $15 per person (kids 12 and under are free). For more information, contact Pat McGowan 410-262-4059 or Linda Gruzs at 410-325-5216. Guest sign-up sheet in the Commons.
+ Opportunities for Stewardship +
39 GIVING UNITS RETURNED A PLEDGE FOR A TOTAL OF $91,533. If you haven’t done so already, please complete a commitment card available in the Parlor and place it in the offering tray or mail it to the church office. Thank you.
Savers Fundraiser brought in $375. Thank you to all who participated!
+ Serving God in Worship +
Wednesday, 1/22, 7pm Worship
Assisting Ministers: Deacons Doug Wittich & Lynn Pilachowski; Greeter: Lesa Jackson; Crucifer: Chris Janson; Lector: Rosemary Mukhopadhyay; Communion Presenters: Emmie Shelsby, Elaine Wagenfuehr; Communion Servers: Steve Fogle, Bob Vickers, Becky & Alex Wright; Altar Guild: Susan Fogle, Tom Kopriva. Acolyte: Deborah Hansen; Chimer: Tom Kopriva; Bell Ringer: Carol Thomas; Ushers: Buddy Jones, Gil Shelsby.
Saturday, 1/25, 5pm Worship
Usher: Carol Addison; Fellowship: Carol & Rodger Thomas.
Altar Clean-Up: Debbie Buckless, Cecelia Welsh.
Sunday, 1/26, 9am Worship
Altar Care: Henry Ferguson; Lector: Buddy Geiger, Mike Smith; Communion Servers: Michelle Bartholomew, Debbie Geiger; Fellowship Hosts: Henry Ferguson, Thomas Ferguson; Ushers: Bob Horst, Buddy Jones.
Sunday, 1/26, 10:30am Worship
Assisting Minister: Bill Shupe; Deacon: Rodger Thomas; Lector: John Miller; Acolytes: Michael Ferro, Chloe Peters, Katinka Teasley; Communion Clean-up: George Heidelmaier, May Heidelmaier, Aimee McGee, Shirley Stevens; Usher Team D: Terry McGee, Leo Schleupner, Loza Lee, Virginia Schnepf, April Parvizian; Fellowship Hosts: May Heidelmaier, Aimee McGee, Shirley Stevens. Altar Care: Linda Gruzs, Shirley Stevens.
Wednesday, 1/29, 7pm Worship
Assisting Ministers: Deacon Rodger Thomas & T.J. Smoot; Greeter: Marie Garrity; Crucifer: Chris Janson; Lector: Alan Shephard; Communion Presenters: Kevin & Linda Chaney; Communion Servers: Daryan Lenz, Justin Shunkwiler, Steve & Anita Webster; Altar Guild: Susan Fogle, Tom Kopriva. Acolyte: Deborah Hansen; Chimer: Tom Kopriva; Bell Ringer: Carol Thomas; Ushers: Buddy Jones, Gil Shelsby.