Monthly Events CalendarMarch 2023

March 23, 2023

Dear Members, Friends, and Guests,

There are 38 miracles of Jesus that are explicitly recorded in the Gospels,

including His resurrection on Easter morning. The Gospels tell us that Jesus frequently healed people and cast out demons.  God was walking on the earth in a human body and displaying His almighty power.

Sometimes, when life gets us down, we forget that the same Almighty God who walked the earth some 2,000 years ago is the same God that we worship today.  Human beings have endured extraordinary circumstances when they had hope that their situation would get better.  As we walk together through this Sunday’s Gospel, we’ll discover that with faith in Jesus, we always have hope that things will get better!

Our Final Midweek Lenten Service is Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm. In keeping with the Series “Vision Problems”, the final message is “Cataracts”, based on Matthew 26:57-58, 69-75.

Our Holy Week Worship Schedule is:

Holy Thursday, April 6 ~ 7:00 pm (Holy Communion)

Good Friday, April 7 ~ 7:00 pm

No Saturday night worship

Easter Sunday, April 9: 

  -6:00 am:  Sunrise Worship in the Courtyard

  -8:00 am:  Traditional Worship in the Worship Center (Holy Communion)

  -9:30 am:  Traditional Worship in the Worship Center (Holy Communion)

  -11:00 am:  Contemporary Worship in the Worship Center (Holy Communion)

Easter Breakfast will be served by our youth in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 am – 10:00 am.  Free will donations benefit youth for National Youth Gathering 2025!

May God richly bless us near the end of the Lenten Season!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark


This Week at Epiphany 

Thursday, March 23~

7:30 pm -~ Choir Practice


Saturday, March 25~

9:00 am ~ ABC Bible Study in Room 325

Pastor Bob Morris is leading a study on the book of Hebrews.

6:00 pm ~ Traditional Worship


 Sunday, March 26~

8:30 am ~ Traditional Worship

9:45 am ~ Education Hour

Coffee & Cake Bible Study ~ Fellowship Hall

Pastor Mark’s Bible Study ~ Conference Room 112

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

Confirmation in Room 325 (7th & 8th grades)

High School Bible Study in Room 110

Teacher’s Lounge with Suzi, Room 220

11:00 am ~ Contemporary Worship

Kid’s Church during Pastor Mark’s message


Tuesday, March 28~

6:30 am ~ Early Birds Bible Study on Zoom

To join contact Karen Wilson


Wednesday, March 29~

7:00 pm ~ Lent Worship


Thursday, March 30~

7:30 pm ~ Choir Practice


Thrivent Choice Dollar Deadline: March 31

Thrivent members have until March 31 to direct Choice Dollars.  Thousands of 501c3 nonprofits qualify, including Epiphany.  For questions, contact your Thrivent financial advisor.

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. 

Vacation Bible School:  June 12-16 – Registration is Open

This year’s Vacation Bible School will be Stellar, where students will Shine Jesus Light!  Check out the volunteer signs ups and registration forms at the Connecting Point Tables! Questions?  Email

Women inC

Thank you to all who donated cake mixes and oil to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Twenty-three women from Epiphany toured their facility on March 4 and delivered 94 cake mixes, 20 bottles of oil, 10 frosting mixes, and donated $100 from Women inC. 

The next Women inC event is Saturday, April 1, at 10:00 AM.  Our presenter will be Teresa Murphy, the choir director at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Sun Lakes.  Teresa is the co-founder of Latidos (Heartbeats) Music Foundation of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. All women are invited to join us to hear Teresa’s story.  Check out Teresa at  Light refreshments will be served.  

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 15 at 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Saving Grace Lutheran Church in Queen Creek.  Jean Weber and Jeannie Becker will give a presentation about Orphan Grain Train in Arizona. Registration fee is $15.00 which includes lunch. An ingathering of new adult and children’s socks and underwear will be delivered to Orphan Grain Train. 

Habitat for Humanity

This year’s build is located in Tempe, at 3608 S Roosevelt St. (that’s between Southern and the 60).  Register to volunteer and fill out the necessary paperwork on line at  

Orphan Grain Train

It’s spring-cleaning time again!  Orphan Grain Train needs your gently used clothing (men’s, women’s and children’s), shoes, new underwear and socks, school supplies, medical equipment, household & kitchen items, quilts, blankets, bedding, towels, bicycles, stuffed toys, hygiene kits and feminine kits.  Volunteers are also needed.

Matthew’s Crossing

Our next Meals to Grow packing session is Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Praise and Worship Center.  Contact Jody Schmoll at 949-842-5666 or to sign up.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there and thanks for all you do!

Meal packing volunteer sessions at Meals to Grow are every Tuesday morning from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Praise and Worship Center on Arizona Ave.  Walk in any time, join the fun and help pack meals for hungry and homeless youth in the East Valley.

Matthews Crossing annual fundraiser gala will be held at the Bella Rose Estate in Chandler on Thursday, April 13th.  For tickets and additional information contact Jody Schmoll.

Volunteers are needed at Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, all shifts, 5 days a week.  To volunteer call or text Mike Dippre at 602-295-3091.


Weekly Food Fact:

In New Jersey and elsewhere, congregations such as St. Paul Lutheran Church often are at work to fill in the gaps to feed the hungry.  Fully 95% of the ELCA congregations provide their communities with free meals, food distribution or some sort of food assistance.  Food banks dot the landscape in every state, helping those congregations and other groups feed those in need.


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. 


Please email us at

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