Debbie Wiedwald

Sunday Eucharist service – 10:30 am at Otterbein Chapel

St. Matthew’s 10:30 am Eucharist service will be held at Otterbein Chapel, located in Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley St. Matthew’s Goes to College A New Chapter Begins As I spend time with the reality of our move from an Irish Pub to a University Campus, it becomes clear to me that we (St. Matthew’s) are an adaptive community that …

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GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH – June

Dear St. Matthew’s Family. How will we be different as we emerge from this pandemic? How will we be the same? What needs to change? What needs to stay the same? How do we need to be the church for each other? How do we need to be the church for our community? And, always, What does it mean to …

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Pentecost and Trinity Sundays ~ submitted by Clifton Flemister, Sr. Warden

Pentecost and Trinity Sundays ~ submitted by Clifton Flemister, Sr. Warden PENTECOST SUNDAY (this year it was May 23) Pentecost Season is the sixth and last of the seasons in the Church Year and lasts about half of the year. The Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) is the start of the season and begins fifty days after Easter Day. Pentecost (‘fiftieth’) …

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GREETINGS FROM FATHER JOSEPH – A GARDEN CATHEDRAL

A GARDEN CATHEDRAL “So will I build my altar in the fields, And the blue sky my fretted dome shall be, And the sweet fragrance that the wild flower yields Shall be the incense I will yield to thee.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge The grower of trees, the gardener, the man born to farming, whose hands reach into the ground …

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Ascension and Pentecost Sundays ~ submitted by Clifton Flemister, Sr. Warden

Ascension and Pentecost Sundays ~ submitted by Clifton Flemister, Sr. Warden ASCENSION DAY (this year May 13) The Season of Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Day. Forty after Jesus was resurrected on Easter Day and returned to his ministry as a person, he bodily ascended into heaven. We celebrate that day as Ascension Day, one of the Principle Feast …

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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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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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