St. Andrew’s invites you to the 92nd annual Epiphany Lunch

Please join us on January 6 at 10:00 AM for the 92nd Annual Epiphany Luncheon, a festive gathering of the Episcopal women of Pierce County, hosted by the women of St. Andrew’s.

For over 90 years the women of the Episcopal churches of Pierce County have been gathering to celebrate Epiphany each year on the Saturday nearest to January 6th.  This was originally a function of the formal group known as Episcopal Church Women. With the changes in society many churches no longer have a formal ECW thus the luncheon now is promoted as a gathering of ALL WOMEN of the Episcopal Church. Guests from other areas and men are also welcome to attend.

The schedule for the day usually runs something like this: We gather at 10 AM and celebrate Holy Communion followed by a guest speaker and lunch. We are especially honored to have the Rev. Judith McDaniel as our guest speaker for 2018.

The highlight of the lunch is the Epiphany cake and the drawing of symbols which designate special tasks the women will work on for the next year.  Each Church represented will have a project to work on and report back at the next year’s luncheon. It is wonderful to hear of the creative ways people come up with to share love with those around them. An example of the symbols and tasks are:  Thimble=  a missionary project involving sewing;  A Cross= be available for prayer for special needs and/or set aside a regular time for study;  an Anchor= perform a service to aid an institution which offers ‘hope” to others.;  a Heart = perform acts of kindness and charity for someone during the year; a Dime= make the dime grow and bring the proceeds back to the next luncheon to be contributed with the offering of the day to a charity.

If you have never attended an Epiphany Luncheon in Pierce County this would be a great year to begin. We want this long standing tradition to continue into the next generations, so invite the younger women in your life to join us for a festive, fun, informative, and spiritual day.