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In-Person Worship

In-Person Worship

Updated In-person Worship Guidelines

To the saints at Church of the Epiphany-Tempe: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our savior Jesus Christ. I pray that you continue to practice a safety first approach as we continue to hope for the end of this pandemic! I have been heartened to see many of you return to in-person worship, and I look forward to seeing many more of you joining us for in-person worship as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last…

March 2021 COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I am writing to you on behalf of our Vestry in response to new developments within the State of Arizona as it relates to the COVID-19 restrictions. On March 25, 2021 Governor Doug Ducey announced the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions across the state, and I am writing to remind you of the practices at Church of the Epiphany-Tempe and what you can…

Worship Update: Moving to Outside Worship

For many months now, we have been in the midst of a time in which there has been a single constant for us as a congregation: change. The pandemic has pushed us to become a nimble parish that is able to respond to the changing environment as it relates to the spread of COVID-19 in our local community. Early on in the pandemic, we had to learn how to do church completely online, and we had to learn how to…

Epiphany’s Covenant of Care

So, now we know a new schedule for the fall, and we have learned a little bit about how to get tickets for in-person worship services. But how will we care for each other when we gather in-person? This is where our covenant of care comes into the picture.  If you remember your Bible stories, you might remember that there are several covenants that God makes at different times. The first covenant is with Noah, and it reflects God’s commitment…

Making Reservations for In-person Worship

It is exciting that we are looking at the possibility of returning to in-person worship at Church of the Epiphany! We are all excited about the possibility of seeing sisters and brothers in Christ that we have not seen at church since March.  As we prepare for a return to in-person worship, we are also adopting a new practice: registering for a worship service in advance. The reason we are doing this is to help us maintain limits on attendance…

Preparing for In-Person Worship: A New Sunday Schedule

In a few short weeks, Church of the Epiphany-Tempe will be making a return to in-person worship with limits on attendance and following other safety practices during a time of pandemic. It also means that we have to re-think our Sunday schedule in order to create room for things like formation classes (formerly known as Sunday school)!  Thus, beginning on September 13, we will make a shift to a new schedule to lay the foundation for the remainder of the…