October Calendar October 2022


September 29, 2022

Dear Members, Friends, and Guests,

This weekend, we celebrate the Women’s Ministries at Epiphany.  Our Women inC group (Women in Christ) meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month at 10 am.  Women inC is part of a larger ministry that is well-known and beloved in the LCMS, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League or LWML.  The LWML is a “powerhouse” in the LCMS and provides significant and substantial support for Christian missions throughout the world.  One of the innovative ways they fund the spread of Jesus’ Gospel is through the collection of spare change each year.  A tradition of Women’s Ministries Weekend is to collect change (and currency!) during the service in a “noisy offering”.  We invite you to participate and fund Jesus’ work throughout the world.

In conjunction with my daughter’s (and our international student’s) fall break, I will be taking a vacation from Monday, October 3 through Monday, October 10.  Pastor James Hoefer will be leading the worship services on the weekend. May God richly bless you until we gather again in worship!

Pastor Mark 


This Week at Epiphany 

Saturday, October 1~

9:00 am – ABC Bible Study – Rooms 325-326

 40 Things the Word of God Does for You – A Joyce Meyer booklet.  Cost:  $5 Here’s a link to the introduction: 

10:00 am – Women inC – Fellowship Hall

6:00 pm – Traditional Worship – Worship Center


 Sunday, October 2~

8:30 am – Traditional Worship – Worship Center

9:45 am – 10:45 am – Education Hour

Coffee & Cake Bible Study – Fellowship Hall

Pastor Mark’s Bible Study – Room 112

Sunday School – On break until October 16

Confirmation – On break until October 16

High School Bible Study – On break until October 16

Teacher’s Lounge w/Suzi – Room 220

11:00 am – Contemporary Worship- Worship Center

Kid’s Church during Pastor Mark’s message


Monday, October 3~

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Epiphany Quilters in Room 102


Tuesday, October 4~

6:30 am – Early Birds Bible Study on Zoom

To join contact Karen Wilson -wilsonwk@cox.net


Handbell Choir

If you can read music and would like to participate in the adult handbell choir, please contact Jean @ jean_spyksma@hotmail.com


Women inC

Women inC will begin its new season this Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our program will be led by our organist, Jean Spyksma, and entitled “Fun with Music!”  Please take this opportunity to meet Jean if you have not done so already.  All women of the congregation and their guests are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Kathy Baumhofer (kbaumhofer8760@gmail.com) with any questions.

Trunk or Treat:  Coming October 22, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sign up at the Connecting Point Tables to be a part of this fun annual event where we reach out to the community with candy, games and fellowship!  For more information and to sign up contact pam@epiphanychandler.org


Orphan Grain Train

Thank you, Epiphany, for your continued support of OGT!  OGT is still in desperate need of ALL items on the suggested list, so feel free to tell your friends and neighbors!


Volunteers are needed for the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month between 8:00 am and noon.  You can volunteer for as many or few hours as you’d like.  Treats and beverages are provided along with a 30-minute fellowship break.  Please contact Jean Weber westsidewebers@cox.net, or David Eide kdeide@cox.net 


Matthew’s Crossing

Next volunteer opportunity for Meal to Grow packing is Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm at Praise & Worship Center.  To sign up and receive additional information email or text jodyschmoll@me.com or 949-842-5666.   

Matthew’s Crossing is accepting donations of canned food, cereal, peanut butter, hygiene items, etc. No expired items or glass containers can be accepted. Plastic bags are also needed. Please place all donations in the designated container in the Narthex or Fellowship Hall. 


Weekly Food Fact:

GENYOUth, a national non-profit youth wellness organization, founded by the American Dairy Association and the NFL, announced the kick off of Mission 57:  End Student Hunger (a community-based initiative that will equip schools in high need communities with “Grab and Go” school meal packages to tackle hunger among the youth in Arizona).  84% of Arizona students qualify for free/reduced price school meals based on household income.*

*In Arizona, only 55% of students who qualify for free/reduced price school meals participate in school breakfast.

*Arizona ranks in the bottom half – 29th out of 51 states – in school breakfast participation.


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 https://www.youtube.com/c/EpiphanyChandler 

The service bulletin is available before the service as a PDF download at https://www.epiphanychandler.org/daily-devotional/


Holy Communion with Deacon Bob by Private Appointment

Contact Pam at pam@epiphanychandler.org or call her at 480.606.8045.