February 22, 2024


Dear Members, Friends, and Guests, 

This weekend, we explore what it really means to take up your cross and follow Jesus, as He commands us to do in Mark 8:34.

Our Midweek Lent 3 service is Wednesday at 7 pm.  We’ll sing your favorite hymns, celebrate Holy Communion, and continue onward in our sermon series, the Miracles of Lent as we learn the meaning of the earthquake at the moment Christ died on the cross.

Please sign up for our Lent meals, which are served each week from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Sign up binders are in the Narthex and on the Connecting Point Tables.

To God alone be the glory in everything we do!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark


This Week at Epiphany 


Thursday, February 22~

7:30 pm ~ Choir Practice in Worship Center Loft


Saturday, February 24~

8:00 am – Noon ~ OGT sorting & boxing at warehouse

9:00 am ~ ABC Bible Study in Room 325

6:00 pm ~ Traditional Worship


 Sunday, February 25~

8:30 am ~ Traditional Worship

9:45 am ~ Education Hour

Coffee & Cake Bible Study in Fellowship Hall

Pastor’s Bible Study in Room 112

Sunday School (ages 3 yrs. – 6th grade) in Rooms 104 & 108

Confirmation in Room 325

High School Bible Study in Room 110

11:00 am ~ Contemporary Worship

Kid’s Church during Pastor’s Message


Tuesday, February 27~

6:30 am ~ Early Bird Bible Study on Zoom

To join contact Karen Wilson

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ~ Meals to Grow packing at Praise & Worship Center


Wednesday, February 28~

5:30pm – 6:30 pm ~ Lent Dinner in Fellowship Hall

7:00 pm Lent Worship with Holy Communion


Thursday, February 29~

7:30 pm ~ Choir Practice in Worship Center Loft


Women inC
Our next Women inC Event will be on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, 3405 N. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ.  We will have a tour of the horse barn and learn about the Equine Therapy Program for the children. They will also arrange a tour of the garden, which was very popular on our last visit.  Women are free afterwards to shop in the thrift stores or bring items to donate to the thrift stores. We will meet at the front office and be given a ride to the horse barn via shuttle cart.  Please RSVP to Kathy ( to advise if you will attend and will drive directly to the Children’s Home or if you wish to carpool from church.



The next Ironmen breakfast is Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 am.  Wray Johnson will provide devotion.  Please sign up at the Connecting Point tables.


Epiphany Quilters

The Epiphany Quilters made 20 lap size quilts and shipped them to the USS Eisenhower. The doctors, counselors and psychologist on the ship, will select sailors experiencing a difficult time on their seven month deployment in the Middle East, currently in the Red Sea. The Quilters wouldn’t have been able to pay for the shipping cost without the support of the congregation. Funds were used from the sale of our quilts and other items at the Christmas Tea. Pastor Mark blessed these quilts on February 5.


Arizona Tax Credits for 2023

Arizona provides two separate tax credits for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations for 2023:  

1. Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) – $421 single, married filing separate or head of household; $841 married filing joint. 

2. Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations (QFCO) – $526 single, married filing separate or head of household; $1,051 married filing joint.

Arizona law allows QCO and QFCO donations made during 2023 and donations made from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 can be claimed on a 2023 Arizona Personal Income Tax return.  Detailed information at scroll down to “Tax Credit” link.  Check with your tax preparer for advice and appropriate forms.

Epiphany Outreach opportunities that qualify for Arizona Tax Credit and would welcome your financial support (see dates above for 2023 donations made in 2024) are:

  • Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank – QCO 20497
  • Orphan Grain Train Phoenix Branch – QCO 22046
  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona – QCO 20434
  • I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Lodging Program) – QCO 20491
  • Christian Family Care (Epiphany’s “Christmas in July Shoeboxes”) –QFCO 10024

More information about these Epiphany Outreach opportunities is at the Connecting Point.


I-Help Volunteers Needed

The first Thursday of each month Epiphany volunteers supply food, (cooked at home), and serve dinner at Holy Trinity Church in Chandler for the men and women in the I-HELP program (Interfaith Homeless Lodging Program through AZEND). Please sign up at the Connecting Point Tables. 

Sisters of Strength

A ministry for women who have outlived their husband. This is not counseling or grief support but a group of women helping women who have walked in their shoes. We meet monthly. Point of contact is Marcia at

Orphan Grain Train

THANK YOU, EPIPHANY!  Your generous donations of underwear and socks, this past weekend, resulted in the following totals:


Men’s 112 pair

Women’s 81 pair

Children’s 111 pair


Men’s 120 pieces

Women’s 211 pieces

Children’s 220 pieces


Orphan Grain Train will distribute these to an orphanage in Rocky Point, Mexico, two homeless groups in the Metro Phoenix area, a women’s recovery center in Phoenix and two American Indian communities in Arizona.

Several other churches in the Valley have also participated in the Undie Sunday and we are anxious to see the totals as the items arrive in our warehouse.

Currently, OGT is in need of all clothing:  men’s, women’s, children’s.  Supplies are low! 

Sort and boxing at the OGT warehouse is scheduled for February 24th from 8:00 am – Noon. 

Please contact Jean –, or David for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities at Meals to Grow & Matthew’s Crossing

Weekly packing sessions at Meals to Grow every Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Praise and Worship Center in Chandler.  No sign up necessary.  Walk in, have some fun and help feed hungry and homeless youth in the East Valley. 

Volunteers are needed for all shifts, five days a week at Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank.  To volunteer, complete the volunteer application at or text Mike Dippre at 602-295-3091. 


Feed to Succeed! Read to Succeed!

2024 brings an urgent need to help those hungry and vulnerable in our neighborhoods.  If you are able, place food, books, etc. in the donation boxes in the Narthex.  Your donations are appreciated.

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” Matthew 25:35


Weekly Food Fact:

Food drives play a pivotal role in supporting those facing food insecurity in our community.  While such initiatives can have a profound impact on specific occasions, their significance stretches well beyond single events.  Food drives are a crucial year-round effort that helps keep the shelves of local food banks stocked.  Food drives provide a continuous supply of non-perishable items that support families and individuals facing food insecurity.


Live Stream on YouTube

Each Sunday at 8:30 am, we live stream the traditional worship service on our YouTube channel, “Epiphany Chandler”. The recording is saved and can also be viewed later on YouTube 

The service bulletin is available before the service as a PDF download at


Holy Communion with Deacon Bob by Private Appointment

Contact Pam at or call her at 480.606.8045. 



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if you would like any additional info
or to sign up for any of the events above.