It’s Ice Cream Churn Time!

It’s Ice Cream Churn Time!

Bring your ice cream maker for an “ICE CREAM CHURN OFF” to the parish hall on July 30th for the next 5th Sunday Fun! The Ministries Committee loves ice cream, and realizes that we ALL do . . . so why not a CHURN OFF?    Participants are invited to bring your own ice cream maker and favorite ice cream recipe to make ice cream. On July 30th after the 10:30 a.m.service, we will be enjoying pizza while we wait for the ice cream to finish churning. Yum!   For more details, please download the registration form from this Link or pick up a form at Church on Sunday.   ~Faith and Fun...
DIME: Delving Into the Mystery of the Eucharist

DIME: Delving Into the Mystery of the Eucharist

DIME: Delving Into the Mystery of the Eucharist – Children & Eucharist At what age should my child receive Communion? This is a question many parents ask as they are striving to raise their children in the Episcopal Church. Once we are baptized, regardless of our age, we are welcome to receive Communion. Our Book of Common Prayer (p. 858) indicates that, at the time of Baptism, we receive the inward and spiritual grace of union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family (the Church), forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. Once a child is born into God’s family, that child is welcome to participate in Communion. This represents a change for many of us as parents since we may have had to wait until Confirmation or other instructional opportunities before taking our first Communion. What caused this shift? The General Convention of 1970 resolved that “children might be admitted to communion before confirmation.” In 1971, the House of Bishops stated, “Confirmation should not be regarded as a procedure of admission to the Holy Communion.” How does my child learn about the Eucharist? First and foremost, children learn from attending church. Here they can see and be a part of the service and begin to understand the sacrament they are seeing. Additionally, from your actions and discussions with your child, he/she sees that Communion is important and that participating in Communion is something you do on a regular basis. Children recognize your reverence at the altar from your body language (kneeling, placing your hands one over the other). For them to...
Basic Enneagram Workshop

Basic Enneagram Workshop

Fr. Matt will be conducting a Basic Enneagram Workshop at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Lafayette, Louisiana.    The date of the workshop is February 10-11, 2017.   You may register by printing the registration form found in the link below and mail to St. Barnabas.  For more information on Enneagram, you may access the link at:  www.enneagraminstitute.com Registration fee is $25. Registration Form   Hope to see you...
A Holy Lent

A Holy Lent

The Book of Common Prayer issues the following invitation: “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (p. 265).  Does this mean that Lent is simply to be endured, a time to put aside the excesses of my life in order to accomplish a new goal – an exercise plan, weight loss, better eating habits, a more healthy life-style?  As good as these goals are, they really don’t have anything to do with Lent.  Lent, rather, is the Church’s annual retreat into the desert with Jesus where we encounter all the illusions we live by so as to see – perhaps for the first time – that true life is in God alone.  Historically, Lent was always about baptism: going down with Christ into his death and being raised up with him to new life.  It was time when the Church prepared those who were to be baptized at the Easter Vigil:  the new Christians were born in the waters of baptism and welcomed by a church community who had relived their own 40-day journey from death to new life in Christ.  Thus, the entire Church experienced in ever new ways the truth that the deepest meanings of life are to be seen in Jesus own life, death and resurrection: how he willingly died to self so that others might live.  The Lenten season begins on February 10th with the celebration of Ash Wednesday.  On this day we will be signed with...
Youth Sponsors Workshop for Adults

Youth Sponsors Workshop for Adults

August 29 training workshop for adults who work with youth. Click here to register! Are you an adult who works with youth at your church?  If so, please plan to join other adult leaders of youth to learn more about effective youth ministry. Designed for the experienced youth leader as well as the novice, this training will cover a range of topics that will help you plan and implement a meaningful EYC program.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to get to know one another better and exchange ministry ideas. There is no charge, and lunch is included. We have put together a chart (click here) that shows everything we have planned for the entire...
Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Epiphany will take place the week of July 20-24 and we are in need of volunteers to help put VBS on this year. We are especially in need of a volunteers willing to donate some time to this wonderful ministry.   A sign- up sheet is available for adults and teenagers interested in participating in this ministry, or you may contact the office for more information. To register, you may come by the Office to fill out a registration form or print the form found by clicking the below link. Vacation Bible School Registration Don’t forget to check out the the “Fun Run” T-Shirt is hanging in the back of the of the church for your...