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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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GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH

Dear beloved children of God who call St. Matthew’s home, I invite you to prayerfully consider how you can use your gifts and assets to support our mutual mission at St. Matthew’s. As we look back at 2020, we have had to adapt and pivot our witness to Christ in more ways that I can count, but we have prevailed. …

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Musings – submitted by Thomas Baker-Swann

Musings   Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 and Psalm 78:1-7 • Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 and Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70 • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 • Matthew 25:1-13 “Bundled by still warm dreams, gaze upon the ridgeline where the juniper’s sleep. Watch as they stir, glided by dawn’s lips. The rim on fire. Until the spill, light pours honey-slow down cold stone.” Spill your memory across stone, the memory that lies in …

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Advent – How is God Calling You? – submitted by Douglas Argue

Through the season of Advent, I invite you to ponder this question: How is God calling you? As Episcopal Christians, we hold the belief that each and every person is called by God to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in the world. Furthermore, in our baptismal vow we are asked: “Will you seek and serve Christ in all …

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The Poem – Musings by Julia Baker-Swann

Let yourself fall into step with The Poem. Which includes the night you are emerging from where again you wrestled with death. It felt nothing like The Poem. Here in the sun-dew meadow The Poem is easy to read. My body opens as I step deeper into The Page. And then I notice The Page in front of me scattered …

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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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