Harrowing Of Hell

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Dear Epiphany, As most of you know, I am off to the Holy Land on pilgrimage with 22 other Epiphany pilgrims. We will return on March 9. It’s a long-planned trip, as these things must be, indeed, having been rescheduled a few times given the pandemic. These pilgrimages are refreshing to my soul, and also,

Celebrating The Rev. Kate Wesch

Dear Epiphany,   Many of you remember Kate Wesch, our beloved Senior Associate, who was here at Epiphany for over 10 years. She left in 2018 to be the Rector of the Saint John the Baptist Parish in West Seattle, where she accomplished great things in a short period of time. Recently she’s been called

Epiphany’s Anchorite: Meet Susan Pitchford!

Dear Epiphany,   I am thrilled to announce that Susan Pitchford is joining the Epiphany team as a volunteer professional to ply her gifts as an educator to help with adult spiritual formation. Many of you have experienced classes she has taught and retreats she has led here at Epiphany. Click here to read her

Big News! A Guided Liturgy for Families

Dear Epiphany,   BIG NEWS!   Beginning Sunday, September 5, at 8:45 am, there will be a new service called A Guided Liturgy for Families. Yes, it will run concurrently with the 8:45 am service in the church. We can handle it, by the grace of God, through the wonderful leadership of so many of

Parish Reading: Keller & Von Balthazar

Hope in the Time of Fear (Timothy Keller)   I invite you to join me in reading this book over the summer. Timothy Keller is the Senior Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He comes out of the Reformed tradition and, as such, carries with him a theological perspective that is just

Congratulations Charissa!

On June 15, Charissa Bradstreet will be ordained a priest at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. She has been an active leader in the life of Epiphany Parish for 12 years, and will be carrying on her ministry as an ordained person before the broader Episcopal Church. She will be of great service, though we are sad

Rector’s Summer Reading

Dear Epiphany, As summer sets upon us, I hope you have an opportunity to do some reading. Maybe you’ll even join me in reading Timothy Keller’s new book Hope in Times of Fear. I’m a fan of Mr. Keller, having been influenced by his wonderful book The Reason for God. Keller wrote that book 20+

Choosing Safer Church: Guidelines from CDC

Dear Epiphany   It may be that as quickly as the pandemic came upon us it will recede out from under us here in the United States. The miracle is the vaccine, and a picture is worth 1000 words. Click here to find the Choosing Safer Activities poster (put out by the CDC) that reveals

A Perfect Season for Consideration

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” In some ways, the words of Charles Dickens capture the essence of this pandemic for our nation. Indeed, it is easy to chronicle the Tale of Two Cities-esque blight of COVID-19: poverty, unemployment, depression, increase in suicide, ruptured education, malnutrition…all the things that