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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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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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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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Soul Collage – A creative Lenten practice

Three dates during Lent – you are invited to attend one, two, or three! Saturday, February 27, 5:30-8:30pm ~ $30 [Beginner’s] Friday, March 12, 6:30-8:30pm ~ Free [Lenten] Saturday, April 3, 6:30-8:30pm ~ Free [Easter] Marie is a trained facilitator for the practice of SoulCollage®, a simple yet meaningful collage process that uses clipped images and 5″ x 8″ cards. It …

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STEWARDSHIP- F.L.A.S.H. – Feel Love And Share Hope

Greetings fellow superheroes! It has been my pleasure to bring the F.L.A.S.H. stewardship program to you again this year. St. Matthew’s has been making me feel loved and has shared hope with me for over 50 years now. Our congregation has more recently been focused on sharing that hope, love, and resources with our surrounding community. There is no greater joy in life …

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THE BROKEN CROSS ~ submitted by Clifton Flemister

There have been a number of questions, concerns and offers made about the cross (crucifix) seen on the screen during the streaming services. Also, many of you have seen the cross with Jesus (crucifix) at the Pray.Think.Love House. You have most likely noticed that the left arm of Jesus is missing. This is the story of how Jesus lost his arm. First, …

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