St. Matthews Episcopal Church

Holy Week Services

Sunday, September 25 
Palm Sunday Eucharist at St. Matthews at 9:00 AM
Joint Choir Cantata - Stokesdale UMC at 11:00 AM

Wednesday, March 28 at Noon
Community Lenten Service at Main Street UMC, with Rev. Carol Fulton preaching
Lunch following at 12:30 in Main Street Fellowship Hall ($5.00)

Thursday, March 29 at 7:3\0 PM
Maundy Thursday Eucharist

Friday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
Good Friday Services

Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
Easter Vigil

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The Bishop Visits St. Matts

The annual visit of the Bishop was one for the memory books.  It was filled with all the pomp and circumstance that St. Matthews could muster.  The Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges-Copple was celebrant for the day's Eucharist.  She met with members of the congregation for a question and answer period following the service, followed by a meeting with the vestry.

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People who were at church but who did not attend yesterday

You undoubtedly noticed a group made up mainly of tweens, teens, and 20-somethings in the church parking lot yesterday morning when you arrived for mass.  They blocked access to several visitors and handicapped parking spaces on the north side of the parking lot.

We checked with them and found that they were there because of Pokemon GO, the popular network game.  I'm sure you noticed that they, without exception were tightly holding their phones or tablets.

Pokemon was contacted yesterday…

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Congratulations to Rick

St.  Matthews extends it warmest and proudest congratulations to our own Rick Seigler on his ordination to the Diaconite of the Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 28th.  The Rt. Rev. Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple was officiant at the ordination which was held in the beautiful Phillips Chapel at Canterbury School in Greensboro. 

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It SNOWed # 2 - No Services Tomorrow

The Vestry just issued the following document pertaining to services tomorrow morning, January 8th.

While the parking lot is plowed and well used streets appear to be clear, we need to remember that the temperature tomorrow morning will be in the single digits.  We will have black ice everywhere so will not ask you to get out tomorrow for church. 

If you have a prayer book at home, you can read through the service or  familiarize yourself with some of the Prayers and Thanksgivings...

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It Snowed!

It snowed last night.  Don't believe it?  Just look out your window.

The parking lot has been scraped.  The sidewalks are scraped but potentially a bit icy.  Now the question is -- to church or not to church?

An announcement will be made later today or this evening about whether St. Matthews will observe Eucharist tomorrow morning.  I will attempt to put an entry on this blog as soon as I get information about whether or not a service will be held.

The codeword is "safety."  You...

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Presiding Bishop Curry's Installation Service

Those of us who were not fortunate enough to trek to Washington for the installation of the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry can see his installation service from the Washington National Cathedral by clicking the following link.


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Christmas Music

The choirs of St. Matthews and the Methodist Church in Stokesdale will combine and present a wonderful service of Christmas music on Saturday, December 17th at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.  This is a wonderful addition to our celebrations of Advent and Christmas.

A reception of finger foods and punch will follow the concert, combined with the annual tradition of "Hanging of the Greens" to get the church resplendent with decorations reminding us of the joy of the season in which Jesus, the...

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Feast Day of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Today is the day we recognize the patron saint of our church.  

Matthew was approached by Jesus and told to lay down his lucrative position as tax collector and follow him.  Matthew, without hesitation, did as Jesus requested.

We know less about Matthew than some of the other apostles.  He obviously lived a fairly long life because we know his gospel was written at least twenty years after Jesus' death.  Tradition states that Matthew stayed in Jerusalem for about 15 years and then went...

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Used Book Sale

Avid reader?  Looking for that "special book?"  Need reading material but short on cash?  Have nothing else to do on Saturday, September 24th?

"Yes" to any of those questions means that you should join us st St. Matthews on the morning of Saturday, September 24. We will have books from all periods and covering a wide assortment of topics. And they will be priced RIGHT.

It's a must event for readers who still like the feel and weight of a real book. 

Hope to see you there. 

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