January 20, 2022

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

 

Epiphany and COVID-19

As we near the second anniversary of COVID-19 disrupting our lives, I want to thank you for your long-suffering, patience, and perseverance in following the protocols we had in place while visiting Epiphany for worship and other activities.  While your cooperation has prevented what was once called a “super spreader event”, it’s vitally important to acknowledge that five members, guests, and friends of Epiphany are now in Heaven because of COVID-19.

We all have opinions about COVID-19 and what precautions should or shouldn’t have to be taken.  We also have different viewpoints on whether to be vaccinated or not.  Regardless of what your opinions and viewpoints are, please continue to act with charity and love for your fellow members, guests, and friends.  You never know who has lost a relative or friend to the virus, and you don’t want your words to unintentionally wound a grieving person. 

We request that if someone is wearing a mask, please respect their social distancing.  Please ask before shaking hands or hugging someone.  Please stay home if you are sick.  Allergy season will soon be upon us again and we ask that you exercise personal discretion.

Finally, join me in prayer that this pandemic will end by God’s grace and providence.  Regardless of your opinions and viewpoints, we can all agree that it’s negatively impacted almost every area of our lives.  But be of good cheer, Jesus has delivered His Church through pandemics over the last 2,000 years and He will continue to do so until His Second Coming! 

 

This Week at Epiphany

Saturday, January 22~

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

A new study titled “The Great Deceiver”. 

6:00 pm – Traditional Worship – Worship Center

 

Sunday, January 23~

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 – Conference Room 112

Sunday School for age 3 through 6th grade – Rooms 104 and 108

Confirmation – Room 325-326

Teacher’s Lounge with Suzi – Room 220

11:00 am – Contemporary Worship- Worship Center

 

Tuesday, January 25~

6:30 am – Early Birds Bible Study on Zoom

To join contact Karen Wilson – wilsonwk@cox.net

 

Mark Your Calendar:  Church Picnic

Sunday, March 6; 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Arrowhead Park

Look for further details in mid-February

 

Scout weekend is February 5 and 6

Scout Troops 280 and 3280 are conducting their annual food drive again this year. In lieu of collecting food, they will be accepting checks. This will allow the food to be purchased in Mexico which will streamline the process and help support the local economy. Please follow the steps below to make your contribution.

  • Check to be made payable to Scout Troop 3280
  • Memo line include Food Drive
  • Place the check in the Epiphany offering plate no later than Sunday February 13th
  • If you mail a check it must be postmarked no later than February 15th and addressed to:

Amy Stewart

772 E. Sheffield Ave

Gilbert, AZ 85296 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Orphan Grain Train

Orphan Grain Train is now open in the metro Phoenix area and serves all of Arizona. Orphan Grain Train started in 1992 and has blossomed into a ministry and a movement, which has sent more the 3,965 semi-loads of supplies to people here at home and around the world. Whenever those relief supplies are distributed it is an open door to share God’s word with destitute people.

More information regarding Orphan Grain Train is available at www.ogt.org

For more information or to volunteer contact Jean Weber westsidewebers@cox.net or David Eide kdeide@cox.net

 

Matthew’s Crossing

Matthew’s Crossing is still accepting donations of canned food, cereal, peanut butter, hygiene items, etc. as well as grocery bags.  No expired items or glass containers can be accepted. At this time, no volunteer opportunities are available for Matthew’s Crossing.

 

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.

 

May God richly bless and keep you safe as we celebrate the season of Epiphany!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

Pastor Mark Rossington