Getting Involved in Worship
Every Sunday at 7:00am and 9:30am is an opportunity for worship. Worship at Epiphany is based on the rich traditions of the Episcopal Church and the Book of Common Prayer. Our worship consists of singing, prayer, readings from the bible, an uplifting message and Holy Communion.
Other opportunities to grow in faith
Getting Involved with Community
SERVICE TO GOD IN OUR WORSHIP MINISTRIES
Lay Readers and Eucharistic Ministers:
Epiphany has a small cadre of licensed lay readers/chalice bearers serving at the 9:30 am service and serving at the 7:00 am service.
Eucharistic Visitors Ministry:
Visit and provide communion to home-bound congregation members. It is a special way they can still be part of our worship. Being a Eucharistic Visitor is special and rewarding way to serve Jesus.
Altar Guild Ministry:
The Altar Guild is comprised of happy parishioners who are dedicated to the glory of God by preparing and displaying the appropriate decorations and linens for each church season especially during high holy days. Prior to Sunday and Wednesday services, flowers are arranged on the altar and the items for Holy Eucharist are properly prepared.
Acolytes of all ages find this ministry spiritually rewarding. Acolytes carry the cross, candles and assist at the altar with the priest. You come close to the presence of God during this ministry.
Ushers and Greeters Ministry:
Our ushers and greeters assist the congregation during church services. They present the congregation’s offerings, carry hosts and wine to the Priest for blessing and consecration on behalf of the congregation. The ushers and greeters are also in the forefront of greeting visitors by giving lei and introducing them to the congregation. They are there to help to you.
The all-volunteer music program at Epiphany includes a choir director who also plays the organ and piano and composes service music. We are always recruiting for new members to the choir to help lead the singing at the Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship services from September through May. We sing traditional hymns from the 1982 Hymnal, along with more contemporary hymns from the other approved Episcopal hymnals.
FOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND FUN AT EPIPHANY
The Aloha (Hospitality) Committee’s goal is to make Epiphany Church a warm and inviting place to worship while enjoying the fellowship of others. The hospitality committee organizes various fellowship functions such as Sunday coffee hour, third Sunday Fellowship breakfast, Epiphany Pageant BBQ, Christmas Parade BBQ, Annual Meeting, Independence Day Brunch and movie night in conjunction with the Formation and Nurture Committee. We are always open to any suggestions for other fellowship opportunities.
The Menehunes are a volunteer organization of parishioners and friends of Epiphany who contribute to the maintenance of Epiphany Church buildings and grounds, including the rectory. Throughout the years, the menehunes have helped in various church projects, such as landscaping church grounds, painting throughout the buildings, restoration of the rectory, undercroft reorganization and cleaning, and numerous other tasks. The monetary savings to Epiphany has been immeasurable. Those who have participated enjoy the camaraderie and practical stewardship, while planning and working on the various projects.
Part of Hawaiian folklore, menehune were thought of as dwarf-sized folk who were expert craftsmen and fishermen.
Annual Family Camp:
The Epiphany Church Family Camp is held at Camp Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu on Admissions Day weekend in August each year. Camp Mokuleia was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii in 1947. Campers arrive on Friday afternoon and stay in the lodge or in tents at the campground. It is an informal weekend of fun and fellowship. We swim at the beach and in the pool, fish, hunt for sand crabs at night, sing along at the Campfire, and make the most delicious s’mores!! There are excursions to Haleiwa and Waialua and various other sites on the North Shore. Eucharist on Saturday evening is conducted facing the ocean (weather permitting). On Sunday, we finish off our camp with games and lunch. We invite members of Good Samaritan Church to join us for the day. All activities end on Sunday afternoon.
Getting Involved with Epiphany Outreach
Relationship, Partnership, Friendship
Epiphany Episcopal Church believes in service to the needy in the name of Jesus Christ. Our Outreach Committee coordinates and plans the outreach efforts in partnership with the organizations listed below. We encourage all of our members to participate in any way they can to support our outreach efforts to these organizations.
Palolo Elementary School is located in Palolo Valley along 10th Avenue. We welcome are donations of books, magazines, school supplies-pencils, crayons, paper, etc. Parishioners volunteer by reading to students and also help with major cleanup projects.
Palolo Homes, officially known as the Mutual Housing Association, is a non-profit property development and management organization dedicated to providing quality, safe, and affordable rental apartments for households earning less than the median income for the State of Hawaiʻi. It provides housing at 306 units. Epiphany supports it with donations of household supplies, clothing and shoes, furniture, appliances, monetary donation.