Love

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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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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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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Greetings from Father Joseph – February’s letter

St. Matthew’s family, near and far, It was a year ago this week that the Corona Virus was just a rumor, if that, and we were gathering in the upper room of the Old Bag of Nails Pub. It was a time of planning for a growing year both in mission and spirituality for St. Matthew’s. Little did we know …

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Epiphany – ~ submitted by Douglas Argue

Not being a life-long Episcopalian and not coming from a family of faith, the twelve days of Christmas was always a long song filled with weird gifts. Who in their right mind gives eight maids a milking? Seriously…who does that? Somewhere in my adulthood the concept of giving God lavish praise for the gift of Jesus suddenly made sense. One …

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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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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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