May 7, 2021

 

Dear Members, Friends and Guests:
 

This Weekend

We are celebrating Mother’s Day at all three worship services. All mothers are invited to pick up a special Mother’s Day gift as you leave worship this weekend.  Please also know how much we appreciate all you do to love and care for the children God has entrusted to you.

Because my wife and I both work on Sundays, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday.  So that my family can take our special wife and mother out to dinner, Pastor James will be leading worship and giving a Mother’s Day sermon on Saturday night.  I’ll be doing the same on Sunday morning.

 

Celebration of Eternal Life for Don Brunner

Wednesday, May 12 @ 11 am

Don was a beloved lay Deacon at Epiphany and served faithfully in his role as a worship assistant, visiting our “shut in’s” monthly, and giving them Holy Communion.  He also was active in other ministries at Epiphany and was a respected resident of the Sun Lakes community.

At his Celebration of Life on Wednesday we will continue to observe precautions at Epiphany to minimize the spread of the virus, so masks will be required.  While we expect that we will be able to accommodate all of Don’s local friends, we may not be able guarantee social distancing for his service.

As an alternative, we will be live streaming the service on our YouTube channel.  It will also be recorded for later viewing.

In July, a second celebration of life will be held in the Midwest for Don’s family and friends.

 

Annual Voters Assembly

Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm

 We are back to our normal schedule for Voter’s Meetings! This meeting is important for our congregation – for budget transparency, to fulfill our legal requirements as a non-profit, and to elect a group of devout Christians to serve on the Board of Ministry Directors.

While we abide by the constitution and bylaws in everything we do, the Board of Directors has taken steps this year to run a short, but thorough meeting.  So, I want to personally invite all confirmed members, 18 and over, to spend about an hour on May 26 to attend this meeting. 

 

Live Stream on YouTube

Each Sunday at 8:30 am, we will be live streaming our traditional worship service on YouTube.  The recording will be saved and can be viewed at any time on our channel: “Epiphany Chandler”.  If we reach 100 subscribers, we will be able to have a custom name for a link to our channel, rather than a link like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtoImlXG1uoFvYx7S7fNQZA/featured.

So, in order to celebrate this new addition to our Sunday worship options, we invite you to click the link above to like and subscribe to our channel!

We are well over halfway to our goal, so every subscriber counts!  Feel free to invite your friends!

 

Holy Communion by Private Appointment

Deacon Bob will be celebrating Holy Communion on Thursday, May 20 from 2 to 3 pm, and on Saturday, May 22, from 10 to noon in Room 220.  We kindly ask all communicants to wear a mask.

If you would like to receive private Holy Communion, please email Pam by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 19 at  Pam@EpiphanyChandler.org or call her at 480.606.8045.

 

Vacation Bible School is Coming:  June 18, 19 and 20!

This year we’ll host a shortened, two and a half day in-person Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 thru 6th grade.  We’ll need plenty of volunteers, including a cleaning crew to make sure everything is “Covid-friendly.”  To sign up to volunteer, please see Pam at the Connecting Point tables or contact her at pam@epiphanychandler.org.  Registration is live on our website epiphanychandler.org!

May God richly bless and keep you safe as we continue to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection this Season of Easter!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark Rossington