Debbie Wiedwald

GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH

St. Matthew’s family, near and far, As I have been working 20 hours a week to establish a new Episcopal community with a core team during this pandemic, it has been a challenge, to say the least. So, while I have not been able to bring people together at a local café on the West side of Columbus, I began …

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Looking Ahead – Holy Week/ Easter

March 28 – Palm Sunday: Live Streamed services at 8am and 10:30am with a special Eucharist and blessing of palms at 9am outside. April 1 – Maundy Thursday: Live Streamed service at 7pm and Altar of Repose live streamed from 9pm to Midnight. April 2 – Good Friday: 3pm Outdoor Stations of the Cross in front of the Pray.Think.Love.House and …

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GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH – March 2021

St. Matthew’s family, near and far, I share a devotional vision from the writings of Thomas Merton as he described a life changing revelation in his book, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. As we journey this Holy Lent, I pray that our time will open our eyes to the realization of the image of Jesus Christ in all we meet. I am praying …

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Musings by Julia Baker-Swann & Thomas Baker-Swann

Rainbows Arch from Inside One drop darkens a circle on the sidewalk. I stand at the door and watch till a hundred circles have become one. Sun brushes water with colors of light. Early evening and my neighbors are all inside. Squares of honey-glow pour toward one another in this growing dark. Around the world children hang rainbows in windows, …

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2021 Lenten Offerings

SHROVE TUESDAY The Great St. Matthew’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Take-Out Tuesday, February 16, 5-7 pm Come, join the annual tradition. This year we will be doing the dinner as takeout. Simply place your order ahead of time and then drive up to the back of the Pray Think Love House for quick and easy pick up. Carhops will be waiting …

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Greetings from Father Joseph – February’s letter

St. Matthew’s family, near and far, It was a year ago this week that the Corona Virus was just a rumor, if that, and we were gathering in the upper room of the Old Bag of Nails Pub. It was a time of planning for a growing year both in mission and spirituality for St. Matthew’s. Little did we know …

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Lenten Offerings – Two Book Study Opportunities

On the five Sundays of Lent, join Rick Kohut on Zoom from 11:45 to 12:30pm for a study entitled “The Gospel of Mark: Journey to Jerusalem.” The topics and chapters of Mark, the main lectionary gospel for this church year, as will be discussed week by week: February 21st – The formation of the Earliest Gospel and Chapter 1: The Urgent Overture. February …

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