This is the 5th Sunday of Easter. In the Easter season we are invited to a deepened relationship with the Risen Christ. We hear this as abiding or remaining as branches connect to the Vine. Abiding in Christ should cause an ongoing change in each of us: to love more deeply. Our actions in the world should reflect this ongoing transformation. Am I making choices to live more fruitfully for all in the world?
This weekend all of our readings call us to relationship. This abiding and pruning and remaining in Christ deepens our relationship with the Body of Christ, the community of Epiphany, and comes to include all the world, all of humanity. This enables us to be bolder in our discipleship, in our commitment to imitate Jesus, and to be an Easter people, light in the world.
On June 7, 2015 Epiphany will celebrate its 44th birthday. The celebration will be from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Community Spirit is currently in need of volunteers for a number of committees. We are in need for volunteers to assist with set-up, supervision of children, supervise games, serving appetizers, and clean-up. Parents this would be a great opportunity for your teen to earn Beta hours.
Patricia “Pat” Kaelin Noe, 90 of Middletown, KY, passed away Thursday April 23, 2015 after a brief illness.
She was a graduate of St. Catharine Academy in Springfield, KY, and worked as a bookkeeper for several car dealerships before working with her husband in their electrical contracting business. Pat was an avid boater, golfer, knitter, needle pointer and U of L fan. She was a faithful member of The Church of the Epiphany. For many years she volunteered with the school for autistic children in Louisville.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, W.E. "Dub" Noe; and her parents, Louis C. Kaelin and Catherine Donnelly Kaelin; as well as a sister, Betty (John) Ward.
The Annual Stewardship Report is published each year as a way of giving an account of the stewardship we exercise in responsibly managing the treasure so generously contributed by the members of our community. Meeting the needs of our community as well as those of the most vulnerable is the mission of our stewardship Committee in this regard. Below are highlights from this year’s report. [Click here] for the full text of our 2015 Stewardship Report.
Diane Marie Holt, 61, of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Baptist East with loved ones at her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born December 17, 1953 in Springfield, KY to Margaret Clements Mudd and the late Christopher E. Mudd. She graduated May 1971 from St. Catherine Academy, and went into the field of radiography, in which she worked diligently for over 40 years. The last six of those years were at Women's Diagnostics Center.
Diane was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She taught her sons to be more thoughtful of others' needs and was a devoted grandmother who tended carefully to her granddaughters every second she had with them. She had a bright smile, caring heart that extended to all and had an amazing ability to make friends.
This is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This weekend we again hear Jesus proclaim, “I am the Good Shepherd” and “I know mine and mine know me.” To know Jesus is to be one with him, growing from sheep who hear the Good Shepherd’s voice to becoming good shepherds ourselves. Transformed, we take up the life he has laid down. With Christ our saving brother, we are God’s children and, as our first communicants sing to us, we are called to feed the hungry, clothe the naked -- called to live the corporal works of mercy. We continue to do good works in the name of Jesus, and live in service to the One Shepherd so that all may be of one flock, though of different folds. How is God calling me to become a “good shepherd” and carry on Christ’s mission? What will help us better serve the needy in his name?
The Churches of St. Albert the Great, St. Aloysius, St. Bernadette, Epiphany, and Immaculate Conception (LaGrange) have joined together to offer Divorce Care, a seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt. We will meet weekly on Wednesdays, beginning May 13, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at St. Bernadette’s Parish Center.
Each of the 13 sessions will address a different topic, such as “What’s Happening to Me?”, “Facing My Depression”, “Financial Survival” along with other practical sessions. The program is faith-based and includes informational videos along with small group discussion.
Deadline approaches for applications for Epiphany’s Annual Grants. Grant applications must be received by April 23, 2015. Epiphany solicits applications for our annual grant program for projects that involve Epiphany members and meet grant guidelines. Applications are submitted by an Epiphany member.
For more information and for an application, guidelines, and process, contact Larry Howe-Kerr at or 502-245-9733, or you can view this information in PDF format, click HERE. (The application can be sent to you electronically in WORD format if requested.)