Epiphany Lutheran Church is located on Chautauqua Street, just west of Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, Illinois. Core to our belief is that each of us is made right with God through the love, grace, and forgiveness given by God through the crucified and resurrected Son of God, Jesus Christ. We are met by God in two sacraments; Holy Baptism and the Holy Communion. While we cannot earn God’s love (it is a gift), we are equipped, empowered, and commissioned to love our neighbors, using our time, talent, and treasure. Denominationally, we are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Epiphany is united with churches near and far in the denomination, but partners in ministry with other congregations within the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.
Within our religiously diverse community, Epiphany Lutheran Church is active in the Carbondale Interfaith Council. God’s Holy Spirit works in, around, and through us for the sake of the world. Our partnership is not limited only to those who have similar theology, rituals, and beliefs. The Holy Spirit works to unite us within the body of Christ, and to work in the world with people with a diversity of religious practices and beliefs, for the sake of God and the sake of our neighbor.
As a part of the Carbondale community, Epiphany Lutheran Church is also a part of the Campus Ministry Association at Southern Illinois University. We continue to strive to be good neighbors, extending the love and care of Christ to neighbors near and far. We are well connected to the university, and campus ministry is an important part of our evangelism (“sharing the good news”) commitment.
For more information, check out these websites:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): https://elca.org/
Central/Southern Illinois Synod: https://www.csis-elca.org/
Carbondale Interfaith Council http://cdaleinterfaith.org/
Campus Ministry Association (SIUC) http://siucmin.rso.siu.edu/