Epiphany’s 43rd Birthday Celebration

Happy BirthdayWhat: Epiphany’s 43rd  Birthday Celebration

When:  Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 2:30-5:00 PM.

Where: Epiphany Grounds

Mark your calendars for this important event!

Great entertainment; cake & ice cream and games for all.

Progress Continues On The Construction Front

Thank YouAs you can see when walking in the Worship Center, Phase I  of our construction is almost complete.

Phase II (new Gathering Space) should be complete by the end of June and Phase III (new Kitchen and new Nursery) by the end of July.

We will have so much to celebrate come August 1, 2014!

Ministry: Administration

Reflections and Spiritual Practice for the Week of May 25, 2014

Fruits of the Spirit“Even today...from the action of the Holy Spirit, ever new missionary energies are released, new ways in which to proclaim the message of salvation...May we witness the novelty, the hope, the joy that the Lord brings to life...Because evangelizing brings us joy! It energizes us. Being closed up within ourselves brings bitterness. Proclaiming the joy and hope that the Lord brings to the world lifts us up!” Pope Francis, General Audience, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. We again are invited to the joyful news of Easter, to living in a hope which allows peace in even stressful times. We are promised the Spirit to guide us to truth, and assured that in Christ we are not abandoned or left orphans. We live the resurrection and show our love of Jesus in the same way as the early disciples did – by practical doing in our everyday lives. We are able to live this way because Jesus sends the Spirit to dwell within us.

  • PRAY: This week listen attentively to how it is we are to abide in God, to live in this hope and joy with gentleness and reverence. Pray to the Spirit to open your mind and heart to the opportunities to care for others with gentleness and reverence.

Parish Secretary Position

Job VacancyAfter 27 years of faithful service, our parish Secretary/Information Processor, Bobbe Moutray, is ready to move on to new things in retirement. Bobbe serves as our Bulletin Editor and she manages our parish electronic data management system. Her last day will be May 30, 2014.

We are in the need of someone with good computer and people skills to take on the duties of Parish Information Processor. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to supporting the life of the community in a collaborative office environment.

Ministry: Administration

Obituary for Mike Murphy

MikeMichael "Mike" Patrick Murphy, 68, of Goshen, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 13, 2014 surrounded by family and friends after his courageous battle with cancer. We would like to thank Dr. Renato LaRocca and his staff for helping Mike maintain a good quality of life these past three years. And our good friend Patsy Burge, a Hosparus nurse, for making Mike's transition as easy as possible.

He was born in Louisville, son of Raymond and Evelyn Dudley Murphy. He was a graduate of DeSales High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was the owner of M & K Interior Contractors Inc., and before retirement was active in several contracting organizations in Louisville. Since retiring, he spent winters in Florida and time traveling on family vacations with his grandchildren as often as possible. He was a founding member of the Southend Yacht Club spending many good times with its members. He was a Catholic and member of the Church of the Epiphany.

Ministry: Bereavement

Obituary for Ardis Wickens

ArdisArdis Ruth Wickens, 74, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

She was active in working with the homeless and was a good friend to many. Ardis was a member of Church of the Epiphany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jon; and her parents, Clarence and Ruth Hawks Branche.

Ardis is survived by her children, Wendy Sperling (Don), Jon Wickens and Brian Wickens; grandchildren, Christopher Wickens, Ocean Wickens, Sean Wickens, Amanda Sperling and Jacob Sperling; sister, Bonnie Keady (Jim); several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Ministry: Bereavement

Do We Want to Become Holy? Yes or No?

Pope FrancisThe Vatican has prepared a virtual book to mark the one year anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. 

Beginning with the Pope’s familiar plea for the faithful not to be “men and women of sadness” because “a Christian can never be sad,” the virtual memoir offers short quotes by Pope Francis taken from his homilies, speeches and addresses given throughout the year.

Below each quote is a link to the exact text from which it has been extracted, and each phrase is accompanied by a picture of him on the adjacent page, courtesy of Vatican daily news source L’Osservatore Romano

Ministry: Adult Formation

The Underground Railroad

Underground RailroadWhat: The Underground Railroad

When: May 18, 2014 (following 11:30 AM Mass)

Where: Community Center

Speaker: Stephen Allten Brown

The Sages General Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 18, 2014 (following 11:30 AM Mass) will feature Mr. Stephen Allten Brown of Louisville. Mr. Brown graduated magna cum laude, General Honors from the University of New Mexico in 1994. He has written several novels, the latest Blood on the Trail, and previously A Promised Moon.

Ministry: Epiphany Sages

Hand in Hand Appalachia Mission Trip Planned for July 2014

Hand in Hand MinistriesWhat: Hand in Hand Appalachia Mission Trip Planned for July 2014

Who: Youth who are at least 14 years old

When: July 9-12, 2014

Cost: $200 before June 8, 2014 ($250 if registered after June 8, 2014)

Registration Deadline: June 16, 2014

Our annual mission trip to Appalachia is July 9-12th! The cost of the trip is $200 if you register before June 8th, after this date until our deadline, June 16th, the cost will rise to $250. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have completed the forms below. Spots are limited, so act fast! 

Ministry: Youth Formation

Obituary for Jeannine Heicken

CandleMary Jeannine Heicken, 71, of Louisville, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Baptist Health.

She was born July 28, 1942 to the late Anthony and Mary Patterson Heicken. She was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and a retired executive secretary with R J Reynolds Company. She was a member of Church of the Epiphany. She loved to line dance at church and with the Jeffersontown Seniors. She also loved all the nature that was around her including the many birds.

Ministry: Bereavement