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What do you like most about St. Matt’s? – Survey results

We are thrilled with the results of the recent St. Matt’s survey. Here are some responses to the question, “What do you like most about St. Matt’s?” The warmth and friendliness of the congregation, the shared joy in worshipping together, spiritual guidance, being part of a global church, the music ministry, opportunities to serve, etc. There are more, but those were …

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GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH

Dear Siblings of St. Matthew’s, An Advent Birthing comes upon us! A church cannot exist in a vacuum. During this current pandemic, it has become exceedingly clear that faith communities (especially ‘mainline” denominations), already fragile before its appearing, are now wondering how they will recover. This fragility was evident even before the pandemic by an exodus of those who decided …

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Alpine Glow – submitted by Julia Baker – Swann

Alpine Glow When you notice the sun climb the granite wall covering each day-warmed crevice with dusk’s purple robe, stop and watch, so you don’t miss the goodnight kiss, when each gnarled twist of Juniper root clung to the ridgeline’s stone, is revealed. When you wake cocooned in your sleeping bag, only your eyes daring exposure, go out into the …

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Greetings from Father Joseph – November e blast

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well (Psalm 139:14) What is your narrative, the story that you tell yourself? Have you surrendered to the tyranny of the perfect? What scars do you have that you are ashamed of? Why are you ashamed of them? What is your disability and …

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MESSAGE FROM FR JOSEPH: How We Will Be The Church Moving Forward

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER JOSEPH HOW WE WILL BE THE CHURCH MOVING FORWARD, as of March 18, 2020   In light of the rapidly changing landscape of the coronavirus, it is imperative that we remain the Church in prayer, connection, and service in creative ways Know that the Episcopal House is our Command Central as we navigate these days.   …

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Caring for our Youth and Young Adults – Recap and Resources

Thanks to Amber Nickels and also to Kristen Gillman for sharing their wisdom and resource ideas with us on Sunday, October 27th at AfterWORDS. After our 4-Sunday series in September there was a wealth of information and ideas from these two professional mental health specialists and the group that gathered after worship at the house. This is a feeble attempt …

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PRAY.THINK.LOVE. St Matthew’s Episcopal Church Rule of Life

PRAY Rejoice always. pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.             1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 We are called to pray to God – Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer – honestly and humbly presenting our lives.  Prayer is communication in its purest form; it is developing a relationship with God by talking, …

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