March 4, 2021

 

Dear Members, Friends and Guests: 

 

COVID-19 Never Slowed Down Our Quilters!

 

The Epiphany Quilters delivered 70 quilts to the camp director Jann’e Guitierrez for the Royal Family Kid’s, a faith-based camp for children in foster care. These were crafted by the talented ladies of the group.

Because of Covid the camp was unable to accept the quilts last summer; however, this year they will have day camps and a limited summer camp for these children.

We thank the members of Epiphany for their donations for the batting used to complete the project.

 

This Weekend’s Message

John 3:16 shows up in many public places.  Hoisted on posters, etched on jewelry, and recited from memory by most Christians.  But it suffers from isolation syndrome.  The power of this verse is enhanced when it’s read carefully and in context.  And that’s where we are headed this weekend. 

 

Midweek Lent Service – March 10th 

As we continue to look at the “Places of the Passion”, we move onto the “The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love”, based on Luke 22:47-53.  The liturgy is simple, we’re singing your favorite hymns, and I’m endeavoring to make applications to your everyday life from God’s living Word. 

For those who can’t join us in worship due to the pandemic, the midweek services are uploaded to our website and to our YouTube account, “Epiphany Chandler”.

 

Holy Communion by Private Appointment

 Deacon Bob will be celebrating Holy Communion on Thursday, March 11th, from 2 to 3 pm, and on Saturday, March 13th, from 10 am to 1pm 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, March 10th at  Pam@EpiphanyChandler.org or call her at 480.606.8045.

Even though we have moved in person Holy Communion to the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays, private appointments will remain on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays and Saturdays.  We invite you to schedule in advance and we’re happy to offer regular appointments (same time, same day of the week) as well.

In addition, for the month of April, Deacon Bob has added two additional days during Holy Week for private appointments – Thursday (April 1; 2pm – 3pm) and Saturday (April 3, 10am – noon).

 

Holy Week Service Times

April 1st – Holy Thursday with Communion: 7 pm

April 2nd – Good Friday: 7pm

April 4th – Easter:  6 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11 am

As we did for our Christmas Eve services, we will be making adjustments to our services so that they comply with CDC guidelines and provide a safe worship service experience.  While we can’t prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we are doing everything feasible to minimize your risk while at Epiphany.

 

Thank you from Scout Troop 280 & 3280

 A total of $510 was donated towards the food drive. This will allow Pastor Saul to purchase about 1,100 lbs. of food in San Mateo Mexico. Thank you for your generous contributions! Even with the pandemic the congregation contributed at a level greater than the past 10 years.

 

May God richly bless and keep you safe as we follow Jesus daily!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark Rossington