Women’s Monthly Mini-Retreat

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 9–11 pm
Location: Fireside Room

Hope your Thanksgiving celebration was a good one. In this Advent season make some quiet time on Saturday morning to be in the moment (out of the busyness) with women of Epiphany. Looking forward to our getting together again.

—Karen and Ann


  • Light continental breakfast
  • Discuss scriptures of the day
  • Connect with other women in the parish
  • Pray, laugh, talk, come-as-you-spiritually-are!

Prayers for you and your families as we move through this busy season. May we remember what we are waiting for in our Advent time.

In the Bleak Midwinter
by Christina Rossetti
written 1872, published posthumously in 1904

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.