Are you Downsizing or remodeling? Let us know!
We’re looking for some CHURCH FURNISHINGS
As we wind down the renovations of this campus, we find new spaces emerging that will become places to gather, study, meet, and relax. In particular there is the Upper Room on the second floor of the Parish Hall, and there is also the Garden Room, the Icon Room, and the Study on the first floor of the Parish Hall. Let me outline for you what these spaces may be used for as we go forward.
The Upper Room will be given priority to children on Sunday mornings, particularly during that time between the 8:45 am and 11 am services. It is equipped with cabinets to hold books, supplies, and arts and crafts materials. But it will also be used as a meeting room for groups up to twenty people or so, and a small group gathering space that can comfortably seat twelve.
The Garden Room is the room in the south wing on the first floor of the Parish Hall directly underneath the Upper Room and the same size. It will also be used as a meeting room, and a small group gathering space. The Garden Room can also be used as a place where people can telecommute during the week.
The Icon Room is the larger office in the south wing on the first floor of the Parish Hall, which is currently Tom Foster’s office. This will become a small meditation room with an altar, but also a study room with a desk and enough chairs to comfortably seat six to eight people.
Finally, there is the Study, located in the south wing on the first floor of the Parish Hall. This room will be equipped with a desk and two chairs.
All of these rooms are intended to flexibly accommodate different uses. We are hoping that they will be homey and comfortable, robust and attractive, and we need your help in furnishing them. If you are downsizing or remodeling, please let us know! We are looking for tables, chairs, comfy chairs, sofas, love seats, end tables, coffee tables, lamps, small desks, and rugs. We can’t take just anything, as you would assume, but you may have just the right thing for what is needed now. We may over time purchase pieces to furnish these rooms, and if we do, we would like your permission to donate your furniture pieces elsewhere. If you think you might have pieces we could use, please let me know, and I’ll send over the furniture team.
Thank you so much for all you have contributed already to this 100 Year Building effort. We are almost there!
Registration is Open for Vacation Bible Camp!
We’re trying something new this summer: Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) for our children! VBC at Epiphany is a place for all ages to experience God’s love in a safe and welcoming environment. Activities include Bible storytelling, crafts, games, chapel, music, and service. Join us July 5–8 at 1–4 pm and on July 10 at the 11 am service.
Our theme for the week is TASTE AND SEE THAT GOD IS GOOD. We all love to eat! But how often do we think of those who are hungry or what the Bible says about food? Come to VBC at Epiphany this summer to discover that:
- Our food comes from God and human hands.
- God provides food for the hungry.
- We share what we have.
- We remember God’s saving acts with food.
- God invites everyone to the feast.
Find out more about the theme, how to vounteer, and registration information on our website at www.epiphanyseattle.org/vbc. Hope to see you there!
—Elizabeth Walker, Children’s Ministry Convener
House an Organ Student from St. Olaf College
A group of music students specializing in organ performance from St. Olaf College in Minnesota are coming to the West Coast on an organ tour. They will be performing at St. Mark’s Cathedral after Compline on Sunday night and will visit some of the other instruments in the region. They may even do an informal recital on Epiphany’s two organs as well.
The group is looking for homestay housing in Seattle for two or three nights from May 29 to June 1. They would like to stay in groups of two or more. If you are willing and able to host a couple organ students, contact Mike Evans.
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April 24, 2016
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Upcoming Events in the Life of Epiphany
This Week at Epiphany
April 23: Safeguarding God’s Children
Safeguarding God’s Children is a training program for the Episcopal Church designed to make our churches as safe as possible for our children and youth and those who work with them. Read more here. If you would like to participate, contact Laura Sargent.
April 24: Adult Forum – An Introduction to the Music Guild
Doyt has commissioned a group called the Music Guild that will promote Epiphany Parish as a prime musical venue in Seattle. At 10 am in the Great Hall, you will hear all about what they have planned for concerts and recitals in the church and the chapel.
May 1: Adult Forum – Reconciliation
During the Formation Hour (10–10:45 am), Doyt will facilitate a forum on the topic of reconciliation in the Great Hall.
May 4: Taizé
Led by Epiphany Choir, this service of quiet meditative songs, repeated over and over, becomes a new way to listen to God. Join us at 7:30 pm in the Church.
May 7: Monthly Women’s Mini-Retreat
Join other women of Epiphany for a morning of discussion and prayer at 9–11 am in the Fireside Room. Coffee and treats are provided.
May 22: Concert – To Music!
The opening concert of a long series of music organized by the Music Guild will take place on May 22. Named “To Music,” the concert is inspired by Saint Cecilia, the ancient patron saint of music. Epiphany Choir and staff singers Erika Chang (soprano), Zachary Finkelstein (tenor), Gregory Lewis (baritone), Tyler Morse (countertenor), and Linda Tsatsanis (soprano) will be joined by noted Seattle instrumentalists. Free admission. Free-will offering at the door.
April 23: Cathedral Day at St. Mark’s
We have been invited to St. Mark’s Cathedral on Saturday, April 23, at 10 am–3:30 pm for a fun day of games and activities for all ages, including the ever-popular Dunk the Bishop contest, tours of the new Urban Garden, and a paper airplane contest from the organ loft! Register at www.ecww.org/cathedral-day-2016.
April 30: A Mass for Healing
St. Mark’s Cathedral is hosting a Mass for Healing, dedicated to those who have been wounded by the Church, with music by Susan E. Bloomfield. The service will take place at 7 pm.