Celebrations

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 our patronal feast marked by a festive Eucharist and followed by a fancy reception.

MARDI GRAS

Always the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, you’ll find great people and tasty food (usually pancakes for dinner!)—the perfect event for the whole family!

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. And don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2–11!

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 8:45 am and 11 am services, we’ll continue the festivities with a special coffee hour, balloons, and Holy Spirit cupcakes.

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 Epiphany Choir as well as the Christian formation hour for all ages. Don’t miss the potluck picnic, bouncy house, henna tattoos, and everything else on this fun Sunday!

THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS AND THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

Bring all your creatures, great and small, to the 8:45 am or 11 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.

CHRISTMAS EVE

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.