Welcome Joseph O’Berry, Epiphany’s Interim Director of Music
I am very pleased to announce that Joseph O’Berry will be joining us this July as our Interim Director of Music. He comes to us most recently from Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, Massachusetts where he has served as Interim Director of Music since returning from England last September. His time in England was spent at Blackburn Cathedral and Truro Cathedral. There he was exposed to a broad range of Anglican choral worship as he conducted many different types of choirs. At Truro, he worked with the boys’ choir five days a week, as well as the girls’ choir and the professional adult choir. At Blackburn, where all seven choirs were made up of volunteers, Joseph was exposed to the art of choir building based on the singing gifts brought by energetic volunteers. Before his time abroad, Joseph was Director of Music at Holy Trinity Parish, Decatur Georgia.
Joseph hails from Blackshear, Georgia where he grew up in the Baptist tradition. Upon moving to Macon, just south of Atlanta after high school, Joseph found, fell in love with, and was received into the Episcopal Church. He is a man of faith, and understands the role of music in liturgy as a piece of the whole, partnering with all parts of the service to glorify God.
Joseph will be settling in the Capitol Hill neighborhood so as to be a close bus ride to the church. He loves being with people, and is excited not only to meet you all, but also become acquainted with our great city. Please join me in welcoming Joseph O’Berry to Epiphany Parish.
New Summer Class Starts This Sunday!
Walking with Daedalus: A Hands-On Introduction
June 11, 18 & 25 in the Great Hall
Dan Niven and Ann Lockhart
In mythology, Daedalus was a skilled craftsman and artist, and the father of Icarus. He created the labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur (part man, part bull) was kept. In the story of the labyrinth, as told by the Greeks, the Athenian hero Theseus was challenged to kill the Minotaur, finding his way out with the help of Ariadne’s thread. In our three Sunday morning series, we’ll travel through history, using as waypoints various cultures’ labyrinths, discussing their usage and aesthetics. We’ll view photos, learn to draw several types of patterns, and create full-scale temporary designs. Finally, we’ll dedicate and walk our own Epiphany labyrinth. “Solvitur ambulando-it is solved by walking.” -St. Augustine.
Ancient labyrinths. Nomenclature 101. Drawing, assembling, and walking a classical labyrinth.
13th century labyrinths. Nomenclature 102. Drawing, constructing, and walking a Chakra vyuha labyrinth.
Contemporary practices. Nomenclature 103. Dedicating and walking Epiphany’s canvas labyrinth.
This Sunday during the Everybody Hour
June 11 in the Great Hall following the morning services
“Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.” (from Sewanee: University of the South’s website)
Join other parishioners from Epiphany for study of the Bible, exploring the history of Christianity, learning about theology as it pertains to the Episcopal faith and many other faith traditions, and for a deepening of your own faith. This course meets weekly during the academic year. If you have questions, would like to look at the material, or want to sign up, please contact Diane Carlisle at email@example.com. Diane will be available during coffee hours after the morning services on June 11 in the Great Hall.
Choristers Singing at Park Shore this Sunday
Our middle school aged choristers will be bringing their gift of music to Epiphany’s 9:30 am Sunday service at Park Shore Retirement Community this coming Sunday June 11th. We look forward to singing with you!
Parishioner Sandra Darling highlighted in this Month’s Madrona News
Family Movie Night – How to Train Your Dragon
June 16 at 6 pm in the Great Hall
June 17 at 5:30 pm in the Fireside Room
Do you have boxes of photos and memorabilia you’ve been meaning to organize? Now is your chance! Please join us for an evening of scrapbooking and fellowship. All are welcome, whether you are an accomplished scrap booker, want to organize a box of photos, work on journaling, or just come see what it’s about! Please contact Jessica Yates, (206) 931-5119, email JRYates@live.com.
Road Closures for Races the Next Two Sundays
Remember, there’s always a 5 pm service!
This Sunday, June 11 – Shore Run
Next Sunday, June 18 – Rock n Roll Marathon
Summer Concerts and Socks
Friday Evenings in July at 6:30 pm in the Epiphany Courtyard
July 7 – Scott Lindenmuth Trio
July 14 – Brass Band Northwest
July 21 – Denny Blaine (Jack Johnson and Steve Aliment)
July 28 – Peter Benjamin
Enjoy live music every Friday night in July. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket or lawn chair to this popular summer series.
The Epiphany Summer Concert Series and Social Outreach are teaming up this July. … sing and sock events! We encourage you to bring a donation of white athletic socks to each concert. A large container will be available for drop off.
We will share the bounty with NightWatch and Teen Feed.
Cheers……Ann Beck for Social Outreach
Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14 – 1-4pm
With VBC Sunday July 16, 11am
Registration is still open for campers and volunteers!
Go to www.epiphanyseattle.org/VBC to register or use a paper form
Contact Elizabeth Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Service Opportunity at Vacation Bible Camp
At Vacation Bible Camp this summer, we are learning how to listen and respond to God’s message of love and care for others. In our service station, our children will create hygiene kits that will serve Syrian refugees through a Seattle-based humanitarian aid organization called Salaam Cultural Museum. Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM) is engaged in humanitarian and educational activities, whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by conflict and natural disaster within the MENA region, and to bring cultures and people together to build bridges of understanding.
Donate HYGIENE ITEMS that we will package into clear plastic gallon size Ziploc bags for Syrian refugees!
Travel sized toiletry items
Small wash clothes
Small toys to add a person touch for kids
… your help would make a big difference at Epiphany’s 2nd Annual Vacation Bible Camp. It is the week of July 10-14 from 1-4pm. We still need more adult and youth leaders, snack hosts and donators, party planners, and more!
We also are collecting personal hygiene items in the Christie House office for our service project. Contact Elizabeth Walker at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved or have questions!
Underhill House Training
Underhill House is growing! We are now seeking to open on Wednesdays, expanding on our current Thursday time. Come to our next training on Wednesday, June 21 from 12:00pm–2:30pm and consider whether you’d like to greet, listen and pray with our guests once or twice a month, either Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Underhill House is a quiet place to pause for prayer. It is located half a block east of Broadway on Republican on Capitol Hill in Seattle. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact The Rev. Susan Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and discern — no commitment necessary to attend training. To learn more please visit our web site at www.underhillhouse.org/partners.
Sunday Lectionary Corner
First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2)
Parish Prayer List
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