Debbie Wiedwald

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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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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