Summer Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 am Holy Eucharist & Sermon
9:30 am Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Baptism
Come Worship With Us!
Everyone is Invited
Our worship together is a primary way we offer thanks to God, express our unity, and seek reconciliation with God and one another. Our prayers and liturgy are shaped by The Book of Common Prayer, creating services that are beautiful and engaging. Worship services include readings from the Holy Scriptures, prayers, sermon and Holy Communion which we call the Holy Eucharist. Prayers for healing are also offered at each service. All are welcome to receive the sacraments of the Church.
Epiphany’s choir enriches the sense of community through shared music from a wide variety of musical sources including the 1982 Hymnal and the Lift Every Voice and Sing: An African American Hymnal. Dr. Mark Hardy is the Director of Choral activities at the nationally acclaimed Baltimore School for the Arts. He holds a B.M. in Composition from the University of Lowell, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University. He also remains active as a composer of choral, chamber, and orchestral music. His music is published by Cantante Press.
Every few years a group of members go on a pilgrimage together for a week. Travel has included Canterbury Cathedral (England), Church for the Fellowship of All People (San Francisco, CA), and The Taize Community (France). Youth are encouraged to participate.
A bible study group meets each Sunday at 9:30 am. The group uses the African Bishops’ Bible Study Method to discover how stories were intended for the people who first heard them in early Christian communities and what they offer for us today. The method honors different perspectives for a fuller understanding of what the Good News is for us today.
Sermons are intended to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, connecting the Bible and the practice of the church to our daily lives. Proclamation lifts the spirit- -offering vision, healing, & hope for the days ahead. Here’s what people say about sermons at Epiphany:
From the Rector: “Sermons are supposed to be a dialogue not a monologue. That’s the challenge. Best to know what people are thinking about in order to offer up my half of the conversation.”
“This is a part of the Sunday service I enjoy and anticipate, and I look forward to sermon time.”
“Phebe has a unique way of adding something unexpected or unique to her sermons, sometimes a theatrical twist, and I look forward to that element of surprise because I know a good and memorable lesson is coming.”
“Spot on. Thanks”
“Consistently appealing to one’s intellect while at the same time spiritually inspiring. I feel that my growth as a Christian is enhanced on a weekly basis by the content because I feel challenged without feeling threatened.”
“The Gospel message is brought up-to-date – connecting with modern life, with immediate relevance to today’s problems and anxieties.”
At the time of the Reformation in the 1500’s a distinctive form of faith and worship emerged focused on the study of scripture and the power of grace while maintaining the traditional sacraments of the centuries-old Catholic Church. The Episcopal Church is a world-wide church that in many parts of the world is known as the Anglican Church. Epiphany is one of 110 congregations in the Diocese of Maryland.
LOCATION 1419 Odenton Road Odenton MD 21113
All Are Welcome!