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We gather to worship. We gather for the Lord’s Supper. We gather to serve. We gather for many more reasons, such as fellowship, fun, learning, care and support. 

Epiphany is an inter-generational congregation with opportunities open to all of God’s children, from tots to teens to older adults. Regardless your age, interests or talents, this family of faith worships, serves and learns together. Small group fellowship and church-wide events also provide faith-building opportunities. Another way to connect and get involved is to serve on a ministry team.

Preschool

At Epiphany Lutheran Preschool, we view children and families as treasured resources given by God. Specializing in early childhood education for 2½-5 year olds, we offer academic excellence in an enriching, faith-based environment where children grow in knowledge and the love of God, as well as physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Children & Families

From marriage to parenting, family is a core value of Epiphany. As a community of faith, Epiphany offers various ministries to help nurture family relationships through all life stages. Epiphany provides a foundation of Biblical principles and values. Through outreach and service projects, children model the passion to serve God, share their faith, and make a difference in the world. Through fellowship, children and families develop nurturing life-long relationships.  

Youth Ministry

Tired of superficial experiences? Looking to be involved in something more meaningful and bigger than you? Epiphany’s youth ministry seeks to transform the lives of our next generation’s leaders (grades 6-12) through challenging teaching; meaningful encounters with Jesus in worship, prayer, and study; and authentic community that crosses generations. Young people are challenged to become world-changers, making an impact for Christ in their schools, community, nation, and world.

Child Care Center

Epiphany’s Morning Care Program provides high quality, flexible day care in a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for children ages two months to 6 years old.  This positive, caring, and Christ-centered atmosphere helps set the stage for children to flourish. We are honored to serve families and their children, precious gifts from God.

Sunday School

Sunday School reaches out to all people to listen to the gospel. Teaching, learning and discovery presented in a way that solidifies faith formation, trusting the Lord for salvation. Sunday School is a nurturing environment that cares for the spiritual health of all. 

 

Sports & Health

We have been marvelously created by God and must therefore be intentional in how we take care of ourselves. Living an abundant, balanced life requires us to faithfully take care of our spiritual health and physical health, as well as our social, emotional, financial, vocational, and educational well-being. 

Small Groups

Small groups are Christ-centered communities of 3-12 people who meet together regularly to explore God’s Word and connect with each other in genuine relationships. Small groups are an excellent way to grow spiritually, as you pray together, ask questions, join in discussions, and share insights and experiences.
 

Young at Heart (50 & Up)

Young at Heart events are scheduled throughout the year providing faith-building and fellowship opportunities for those age 50 and better. From monthly “Flag Room Chat Series” with pastors and other guest speakers to Bible studies and social outings, this ministry opens doors to new and deeper friendships.

Support Groups

On an as needed basis, Epiphany develops caring support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one, experiencing divorce or job loss, or facing a serious illness like cancer or ALS. Epiphany also has a long history of hosting various 12-step and support groups. While these groups are not formally a part of the ministries of our congregation, we value serving others by offering a place for them to meet. 

Bible Studies

Epiphany Bible studies and classes are open to anyone. Some classes may meet all year long while others may meet for a quarter or continue longer.  These studies will help you on your journey of faith and also offer a wonderful fellowship opportunity.

Epiphany disciples get together throughout the week in small groups to study God’s Word, discuss and learn from the Bible and each other.  Some of our groups include

Saturday Morning

Men’s Group

8:00-9:30 AM – The Saturday Morning Men’s Group is a sharing, caring, and growth opportunity for men of Epiphany with a focus on building stronger family bonds and drawing close to God through prayer, study of his Holy Word and issues relevant to the practical everyday life of a Christian man today. The first Saturday of the month we meet at the Centerville Panera Bread (Main Street); all other Saturdays we meet at the Far Hills Conference Room.   

Women’s Ministry

Women wear many hats through the journey of life – friends, wives, moms, daughters, sisters, grandmas, work and school, volunteers – the list goes on. Whether you are single, married or widowed, retired or working, an empty nester or mom with kids at home, Epiphany’s Women’s Ministry provides opportunity to continue growing in your relationship with God and each other through worship, service, fellowship, and study.

Hospitality & Care Teams

Hospitality and Care Teams reach out to members and visitors that come to worship and events. These team members are far more than “kitchen help”. Hospitality volunteers have the chance to reach out to others through some of the most basic needs – food, drink and fellowship with others. The teams do one of the most important things that we can do as a church body by showing the Lord’s love to those among us through our card ministry, greeters, Welcome Center hosts/hostesses, communion team, refreshment team and ushers.

Retreats & Renewal

Growth and learning don’t just happen on Sundays, and they don’t just happen in a classroom. Throughout the year, Epiphany participates in opportunities to grow deeper in faith and service through retreats and camps, such as Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO). LOMO is a year-round ministry serving the three Ohio synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). All of the LOMO sites are ACA accredited. LOMO operates four camps: Camp Luther, Camp Mowana, Lutheran Memorial Camp (LMC), and LOMO Outreach. These camps provide programs year-round for youth, adults, families, and environmental education. 

Funerals

In the book of Romans, God’s word reminds us to, “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and recalls the promise that in his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has made death the gateway to eternal life. At funeral services we gather in worship to give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. We rest on God’s promise that in baptism we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and joined to Christ forever. At the time of a loved one’s death you are invited to call a pastor at any time at (937) 433-1449.