At Epiphany we love a party, and there are many festive occasions in the life of the parish.
THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
Every year on January 6, Epiphany celebrates its patronal feast day with a festive Eucharist, followed by a champagne reception in the Great Hall.
This is a party and youth fundraiser! The Mardi Gras pancake supper in the Great Hall supports the youth group. You’ll find great people, tasty food, and Mardi Gras music—the perfect event for singles, couples, and families! All funds raised benefit youth group activities including outreach, mission trips, and local events.
THE DAY OF RESURRECTION – EASTER DAY
A Festival Eucharist with choir and brass ensemble celebrates the greatest feast of the Christian year as we praise God for Jesus’ resurrection. With unbridled festivity, we pull out all the stops in our liturgy and music. An Easter morning brunch between services is the time to celebrate with the Epiphany family.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt is a swift and entertaining event for children ages 2–11. The Youth Group will organize several different egg hunts for different age groups. Come join in the fun!
THE FEAST OF PENTECOST AND A HOLY SPIRIT BIRTHDAY PARTY
Wear red! And join us in the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church, and baptisms on this special day. After the 10:30 am service, we’ll continue the festivities with a special coffee hour, balloons, and a Holy Spirit birthday cake.
FALL KICKOFF AND ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC
Whether you’ve been at Epiphany all summer or have traveled afar, we celebrate the homecoming of our church community the Sunday after Labor Day. This day marks the return of the choir as well as the Christian education hour. The Sunday School program, which is year-round for ages 0–12, returns to the Godly Play curriculum for the school year. Don’t miss the potluck picnic, bouncy house, henna tattoos, and everything else on this fun Sunday!
THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS AND PET BLESSING
Bring all your creatures, great and small, to the 10:30 am service at Epiphany for our annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This feast day is observed on the first Sunday of October. Box and leash all pets appropriately, but be prepared for a little chaos underfoot, along with a chorus of barks, mews, croaks, hisses, and tweets.
The earlier service on Christmas Eve is family-oriented and includes the children’s Christmas pageant, the Epiphany choir, and Holy Eucharist. The later service is the traditional Christmas Eve Eucharist with sermon, choral anthems, and carols.