October 20, 2020

Dear Members, Friends and Guests:

 

Here is some important information for this weekend and beyond.


Precautions

Please observe the following precautions while on campus:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Make frequent use of hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you are sick

 

Confirmation Day

This weekend at 11 am, we will confirm Alexander F, Starli K, Jenna W, Desmond B, Brielle N, Amber F, and Caroline R.  I invite you to pray for these 7 young adults as they profess their faith in Jesus Christ before His Church at Epiphany. 

While we expect a full, socially distant Sanctuary at 11 am.  If you attend the 11 am service, please feel free to do so.  However, if you are more comfortable with less people in attendance, I invite you to attend Saturday at 6 pm or Sunday at 8:30 am. 

All services will celebrate Reformation Sunday and will offer the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

 

Online Worship and Weekly Devotions

Our Confirmation Service will be viewable on Tuesday, and Kid’s Church will be viewable on Saturday.  My weekly devotions are viewable on Wednesday.  Like and subscribe on YouTube at “Epiphany Chandler” or go to our website at https://www.epiphanychandler.org/daily-devotional/ .

 

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

Our first weekend of in-person Sunday School, Confirmation Class, and Pastor’s Bible Class.  Given the ongoing pandemic, I am happy to share that we had 15 out of 25 possible Sunday School students present, 6 out of 8 confirmation students, and 13 in my adult Bible study, including 3 guests.  In the latter, we began studying the Gospel of Luke and it’s a great class to attend as your schedule allows. 

 

Holy Communion by Private Appointment

Deacon Bob celebrates Holy Communion on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2:00-3:45 pm, and the second and fourth Saturdays from 10am – noon in Room 220.  We kindly ask all communicants to wear a mask.

If you would like to receive the Sacrament on this Thursday, October 22 or Saturday, October 24, please email Pam by 5 pm on Wednesday, October 21 at Pam@EpiphanyChandler.org or call her at 480.606.8045.

 

Giving

 Thank you for your continued regular and generous giving to Our Lord’s work through Epiphany.  Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has thrown at us, the work of the proclaiming the Gospel has continued uninterrupted.  As we begin month 8 of our modified activities, we still appreciate you using the options at https://www.epiphanychandler.org/give/ to support the continued mission and ministry of Jesus through His Church.

 

 Drive thru Candy for Halloween

In lieu of Trunk or Treat, this year we’ll host a Drive Thru Candy Giveaway for our members, guests and neighbors.  The event is Saturday, October 31 from 3pm – 4:30pm.

If you’d like to donate candy for the event, please see Pam VanDusen, or contact her at pam@epiphanychandler.org or 480.606.8045.

 

Habitat for Humanity

This year’s build will begin on October 31st near the same location as last year (12th Ave and Buckeye in Phoenix).  Due to the need for social distancing, the number of volunteers for each week is limited, and there is an online sign-up system for volunteers to use.  Please contact Jon Dhuse at jmdhuse@cox.net for more information.  As always, donations are a welcome way to contribute (with a tax credit, to boot!) – make your check out to Habitat for Humanity and drop it in the collection plate – thanks

 

May God richly bless you this day!

 

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark Rossington