Weekly Word for May 4, 2018

May 4th, 2018

Join this peaceful prayer service in the candle-lit Chapel.

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Monthly Taizé Service
May 15 | 8 pm | Chapel

Taizé music is beautiful simple, repetitive chant sung as a prayer. We sing with the help of a piano and a cantor, say a few prayers, and sit together in one long period of silence in the middle of the service. Some people sing and others just rest in the beauty of the experience.

Taizé music was developed by the monastic community of Taizé in southern France. Founded after WWII to pray for peace, the Taizé community is the only ecumenical monastery in the world which is authorized by both the Anglicans and the Roman Catholics. Along with this spirit of ecumenism, Epiphany is part of a group of churches in Seattle which are organizing to offer Taizé somewhere in Seattle every week. We are the 3rd Tuesday of every month!

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On-going Taizé Schedule:
1st Tuesday | 6:30 pm – The Well, 1606 5th Ave W in Queen Anne
2nd Sunday | 8 pm – Valley & Mountain in Columbia City (Rainier Ave S & S Orcas streets)
3rd Tues | 8 pm – Epiphany Parish in Madrona
4th Sun | 8 pm – Ravenna Collab, 5751 33rd Ave NE, in Wedgewood/Ravenna

First Sunday Brunch
May 6 | 10 am | Great Hall

* Get Your Name Tag
* Enjoy Good Food
* Get Involved
* Discover What’s Happening
* See Old Friends
* Meet New Friends
Sponsored by Eucharistic Ministers

See you there!

Choristers and Choristers-in-training sing a new Ave Maria!

David Bednall’s Ave Maria enjoys its North American premiere today as sung by the Epiphany Choristers. This piece premiered in the UK June 2016 with Joseph O’Berry featured on organ just as today. Puget Sound violinist and music educator Wendy Lee joins us on the violin.

“[He] is one of the leading British choral composers of his generation. He has an extensive freelance playing and conducting career, and is Organist of The University of Bristol, Sub-organist at Bristol Cathedral, and conducts The University Singers. He won prizes in Improvisation and Performance at the examination for FRCO, and has improvised on live radio, and performed extensively in the UK and abroad. He is most prominent as a composer, and recordings of his works have received high critical acclaim. ”
– from the Oxford University Press press release


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Madrona Mayfair
May 12, 2018 | 9 am to 1 pm

Madrona Mayfair is a long running (over 40 years) kids and family tradition organized by the Madrona Community Council (MCC). Mayfair starts in the morning with a 3-block walking and kids’ bicycle parade down 34th Ave. from Al Larkins Park to the Madrona Playground.

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We need you at the Madrona Mayfair!
Please help as Epiphany reaches out to the children and families of Madrona at the annual Mayfair event. We need volunteers to help with staffing, making, and serving popcorn at the Epiphany booth! Other volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact Ruth Anne @ rgarcia@epiphanyseattle.org ASAP!


Three Sundays in May

Choral Evensong for The Feast of the Ascension
May 13 | 5 pm | Chapel
Sung by the Epiphany Parish Choir
Radcliffe Responses
Psalm 93
Stanford Evening Service in G
Mathias Lift up your heads, O ye gates

Pipe and Bow, Wind and Wood: A Concert for Violoncello & Organ
May 20 | 6:15 pm | Church
Michael Kleinschmidt, organ
Page Smith, cello
Program to include a virtuoso arrangement for cello and organ of a Toccata by the early baroque composer, Girolamo Frescobaldi; an adaptation for cello and organ of the gorgeous “Moderato Cantabile” from Charles-Marie Widor’s Eighth Organ Symphony; and J. S. Bach’s beloved Sonata in D for viola da gamba and harpsichord, here
performed on pipe organ and modern cello.

Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday & Recognition of
Dr. Carole Terry, Artist-in-Residence
May 27 | 5 pm | Church
Sung by the Epiphany Choirs & Choristers
Radcliffe Responses
Psalm 29
Dyson Evening service in D
Stainer I saw the Lord


Celebrating Dr. Carole Terry - DRAFT 3

Pentecost Sunday
May 20

Pentecost is the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter.

The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Priests wear red vestments, and in modern times, the custom has extended to the lay people of the congregation wearing red clothing in celebration as well.

At Epiphany, we encourage you to wear red and enjoy red cupcakes during the Everybody Hour.

If you would like to help by baking cupcakes, please contact Diane Carlisle.

It’s Time to Register for
Epiphany Vacation Bible Camp
July 9-13 | 1-4 pm

Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) at Epiphany is a place for all ages to experience God’s love in a safe and welcoming environment.

Bible Storytelling | Crafts | Games | Chapel | Music | Service

To register now, click here.



Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
Psalm 98


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