EPIPHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH

We welcome all.
No exceptions.

 
 
 
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Epiphany Lutheran Church is an ELCA congregation in historic Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia.  We are a welcoming and affirming Christian community that lives with a daring confidence in God’s gracious love for all people.

Come visit us soon!

 
 
 

Come worship with us
SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM

5521 Old Mill Road
Alexandria, VA

 
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NEWSLETTER

Updated 10/11/2019

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This Sunday, October 13, is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  Our regular service will be at 9:30 a.m.

The readings are (click on the links to see the full text):
First Reading:  2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c (The Syrian general Naaman is healed of leprosy by Elisha)
Psalm:  Psalm 111 (A prayer of thanksgiving for blessings received)
Second Reading:  2 Timothy 2:8-15 (The word of God is not chained)
Gospel:  Luke 17:11-19 (Ten lepers are cleansed; only one returns to give thanks)

A Memorial Service for Ruth Bond, who passed away in November 2018, will be held here at Epiphany on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3:00 p.m.  Burial will take place the following day at Arlington National Cemetery.

Events for this week (and beyond)

The Bible reading group will meet on Wednesday (10/16), 10-11 a.m. in the narthex.

The handbell choir will rehearse on Thursday (10/17), 7:30 -8:30 p.m., in the sanctuary.

Pastor David’s office hours next week will be Wed. (10/16) and Fri. (10/18) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please feel free to stop by!

Our fall cleanup day will be next Saturday (10/19). Weather permitting, we’ll pitch in and help to get our grounds in shape for the fall and winter seasons!  Bring some garden tools and come join us from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or for whatever portion of that time you can.

The Parish Planning Council will meet next Sunday 10/20 after the service.

Our book club will next meet on Saturday 10/26 at 10 a.m. – we’re reading Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s 2016 book, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, and we still have a few copies available for anyone who wants to read along with us.  Please try to read through page 103 for the next session – although you’re welcome to join us even if you’re not up on the reading!

Sunday School for Grades 1 and up – next session is Sunday 10/27 at 10:45 a.m.

Please check the calendar for a full schedule of events.

Bishop’s Installation Saturday:  The installation of Pastor Leila Ortiz as the next Bishop of the Metro D.C. Synod will take place on Saturday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m., at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, 7600 Baltimore Ave., College Park, Md.  The presiding bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton, will preside.  A reception will follow immediately after the service.  All are welcome.  In addition, you can watch the service live via the Synod’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/metrodcelca/ beginning at 9:50 a.m., and the bulletin for the installation service can be viewed by clicking here.

House for Rent:
Our renters at the church parsonage (at 8359 Orange Court) have completed their lease and moved out.  The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1,464 square feet of space, a 2-car garage, and a fenced yard.  If anyone is looking for a house rental in the area and might be interested in renting from Epiphany, please contact the church office (office@epiphanylutheran.org) for more information.

If you know of anyone who is sick or in the hospital, please let us know by sending an e-mail to office@epiphanylutheran.org. We want to be able to reach out and include everyone in our community, even if health prevents you from joining us in worship.