Marina is a city that is at the crossroads of our county and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. The opportunity to meet so many people, from so many places adds adventure and fun to our community. As one of your neighbors, we would like to take a moment to introduce our special community within Marina - Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church.
We are a true blend. Diversity for us is more then a culture or ethnicity. It is the way of our faith life. With both the Lutheran (ELCA ) and Episcopal Churches coming together under one roof, we truly express diversity in our walk of faith.
We do not always see the world through the same eyes of experience, so we search and celebrate the faith touchstones that can bring us to a common place of experience. Our Sunday Worship and experience is a blend of historical traditions, world wide community, contemporary music, as well as prayer and fellowship of other sojourners, all with a focus on the integrity of our blended community.
What will you see at Epiphany? Our average Sunday worship is about 45 people, in a small chapel (Church membership is over 100 and growing. But, not everyone comes every Sunday). However, the chapel is still large enough, that if you want to be quietly unnoticed and check things out, you can. Music that is contemporary (not Praise), with a choir that will amaze you. We do not seek perfection in the worship, we celebrate our gifts. Some people dress casual and some in their Sunday best. You will see a community dedicated to community service and making our world a better place. We strive for excellent preaching every Sunday (We realize that even the preacher can not reach perfection every Sunday). However everyone will welcome you, and we can promise that you can be you; the whole you.
June 2013 Newsletter “Click Here”
Godly Play for children comes to Epiphany
Godly Play is the gold standard of children's Christian education and formation. Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world.
Check out this YouTube video for more information about Godly Plays
8th Annual Friends of Epiphany
Save the date! Saturday June 22, 2013
Theme: “Many Cultures, Many Nations, All Children of God
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A simple and sacred way to start the weekend. Taize prayer is simple melodies woven into a tapestry of continuous prayer accompanied by acoustic instruments. The songs express basic inspirations that can quickly be grasped by the mind and gradually penetrate the heart and the whole being. The underlying aim is to enter together into the mystery of God's presence. You will emerge renewed and encouraged. Every 3rd Friday of the month at Epiphany. Click here for Calendar
Senior Produce Market
Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Rocky Han Community Center
211 Hillcrest Ave. Marina, CA
Tues. 5- 7 PM
SAT. 9 AM - 11 AM
Located at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
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What does "Diversity" mean at Epiphany?
- 20% With Disabilities
- 15% GLBTQ
- 5% Latino
- 8% African-American
- 2% Native American
- 10% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 3% Middle Eastern
- 16% Seniors
- 17% Under 18
We are a blend of all of God's Children and each culture and ethnic community is celebrated!
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church is an inclusive community, grounded in the Gospel and compassion of Jesus Christ, embracing all individuals and families, and committed to making a difference in our world.
We live this mission by being a place where:
- + We celebrate our diverse traditions and our unity in Christ;
- + Each person's individual journey into Christ is honored, respected, and nurtured;
- + All are invited to take an active role in the life of the Church;
- + We actively support the health and well-being of our neighbors.