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SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM
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This Sunday, July 21, is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Our regular service is at 9:30 a.m.
he readings for this week are:
First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10a (The hospitality of Abraham and Sarah)
Psalm: Psalm 15 (Who will dwell on God’s mountain?)
Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-28 (Jesus is the image of the unseen God)
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 (Jesus visits Martha and Mary)
Thanks to the Woods Family for providing the flowers and fellowship refreshments this Sunday!
Installation of Pastor David: On Sunday, July 28, we will move our regular Sunday service to 2:00 p.m. for Pastor David’s installation service. Pastor Anna Anderson, dean of the Metro D.C. Synod Potomac Conference and pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, will preside over the installation. We’ll have a reception with “finger food” following the service in Fellowship Hall. There will be a signup sheet in the back of church on Sunday for those who would like to bring something for the reception.
Upcoming Events – From Our Synod and Neighbor Congregations
Bishop-Elect Leila Ortiz will be visiting the Mount Vernon area churches on Saturday, August 24, from 3-5 p.m., for a “Play and Pray” event. Nativity Lutheran Church will host the event and has invited Epiphany and Messiah, as well as the French- and Spanish-speaking congregations that share their worship space.
A Farewell Service and reception for our retiring bishop, Bishop Richard Graham, will take place at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md., on Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome, but please RSVP by August 15 at this link.
Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting a regional “Rise Up Against Hunger” food-packing event on Sunday, September 29, from 1-3 p.m. We are hoping to have 50-60 volunteers from the area to pack 10,000 meals during the two-hour event. Information on how to sign up, donate to the event, or both will be available soon.
Service Opportunities at Epiphany
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the Migrant Transit Assistance program and who has donated supplies for those arriving in our area. If you attended the training session or otherwise expressed interest in meeting arrivals, you should have received the signup link by now. If you haven’t, or you have had other trouble getting signed up, please contact email@example.com.
We will be hosting the FACETS “Back to School” night on Monday, August 12, from 5-7 p.m. FACETS works with homeless families and families in danger of becoming homeless in the Route 1 corridor, providing emergency shelter and other services to these families. If you would be interested in donating school supplies for the event, or in participating as a volunteer to “shop” with the children as they participate in the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org..
A team from Epiphany covers delivery routes for Meals on Wheels on the fourth Wednesday (July 24, August 28) and the firth Friday (August 30) of each month. Contact Ed Bauer 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 email@example.com. We want to be able to reach out and include everyone in our community, even if health prevents you from joining us in worship.