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 Welcome to St. Matthews Episcopal Church
 
Friday March 20th - Sunday March 29th
 

     FRIDAY, MARCH 20th

[9 AM Doyon Annual Shareholders Meeting – Westmark]

12 PM The Stations of The Cross

[1 PM 70th Anniversary Open North American Sled Dog Races – Dog Mushers’ Hall]

[2 PM Home Show – Carlson Center]

2:45 PM Spring Equinox arrives in Fairbanks

[3 PM Young Native Fiddlers Spring Carnival & Silent Auction – Pioneer Park]

5 PM – Celebration of Holy Baptism (Regina Elizabeth Ann David) – The Rev. Bessie Titus

[6:30 PM Gwich’in Old Time Fiddle Dance – Morris Thompson Center]

[7 PM Fiddlers Association Spring Fling Dance – Tribal Hall]

[9 PM Free the Fairbanks 4 Fundraiser – Marc Brown & The Blues Crew – Gold Rush Saloon]

[North American basketball tournament – UAF}

     SATURDAY, MARCH 21st 

[10 AM Trappers Association Raw Fur Auction – Dog Mushers Hall]

 [10 AM Home Show – Carlson Center]

 [1 PM 70th Anniversary Open North American Sled Dog Races – Dog Mushers’ Hall]

[2 PM Funeral/Burial Service for Earl Erick Jr (+3-14), Venetie]

2 PM Bible Study with BellaJean – Parish Library

[5 PM Fairbanks Native Association Annual Potlatch & Pageant – Tribal Hall]

[5:30 PM Annual Trapper’s Fling – WestMark]

[6:30 PM Gwich’in Old Time Fiddle Dance – Morris Thompson Center]

[7 PM Fiddlers Association Spring Fling Dance – Tribal Hall]

[North American basketball Tournament – UAF}

     The 5th SUNDAY of LENT, MARCH 22nd

[HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH STOOOOOOOOOOOOOORVICK!]

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir. Sunday School begins after Opening Collect.

[10 AM Trappers Association Raw Fur Auction – Dog Mushers Hall]

[11 AM Home Show – Carlson Center]

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir. Sunday School begins after Opening Collect.

1 PM (ish) Adult Confirmation, etc Class – in The Church

[1PM 70th Anniversary Open North American Sled Dog Races – Dog Mushers’ Hall]

[2PM  Parka Parade – Dog Mushers Hall]

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

     MONDAY, MARCH 23rd

12 PM The Great Litany

[6 PM Ecumenical “Embracing An Adult Faith “ w/Deacon Montie Slusher – University Presbyterian Church ]

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

     TUESDAY, MARCH 24th

11 AM Denali Center Eucharist

12 PM The Great Litany

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th

Feast of The Annunciation (9 Months Till Christmas!)

[1903 - The Rev. Charles Rice & Esias Joseph reach Fairbanks, after 12 day trip in from Circle]

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

12 PM The Great Litany

5:30 PM  9:15 Choir Practice, in The Sanctuary

6 PM   11:15 Choir Practice – Parish Hall

6 PM YOUTH Confirmation Classes – Parish Hall, upstairs

7 PM Evening Prayer & Holy Eucharist

     THURSDAY, MARCH 26th

[36th Annual Koyukuk River Championship Dog Races, Hughes]

10:30 AM Pioneer Home Eucharist

12 PM The Great Litany

     FRIDAY, MARCH 27th

[36th Annual Koyukuk River Championship Dog Races, Hughes]

12 PM The Stations of The Cross

     SATURDAY, MARCH 28th

[36th Annual Koyukuk River Championship Dog Races, Hughes]

2 PM Bible Study with BellaJean – Parish Library

     THE SUNDAY of THE PASSION, being PALM SUNDAY  MARCH 29th

[1896 – Bishop Rowe celebrates his 1st Eucharist in Alaska, in Juneau. 1903 – The Rev. Charles Rice holds 1st religious service in Fairbanks, in Fairbanks Saloon.]

[36th Annual Koyukuk River Championship Dog Races, Hughes]

NOTE: ALL SERVICES BEGIN in THE CHURCH WITH A PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION OUTDOORS.

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir. Sunday School begins after Opening Collect.

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir. Sunday School begins after Opening Collect.

1 PM (ish) Adult Confirmation, etc Class – in The Church

2:30 PM Procession from Church to 1st & Cushman

3 PM 112th Anniversary of the 1st Religious Service in Fairbanks on the Site (sort of) of the Fairbanks Saloon

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

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Photos: 1) Scarlett & Gabrielle Smoke, Baptized Wednesday Night March 18th 2) Stock photo 3) 2014 North American Dog Races 4) http://www.gettyimages.co.uk 5) Palm Sunday once upon a time

 

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 30th, Tuesday, March 31st: Holy Eucharist 7 PM

Wednesday, April 1st: 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist, 7 PM Tenebrae “A Service of Darkness & Shadows”;

Maundy Thursday, April 2nd 5 PM A Simple Covered Dish, 7 PM Holy Eucharist, with Foot-Washing, etc.

Good Friday, April 3rd 12 PM Community Good Friday Service at 1st United Methodist, 7 PM Good Friday Liturgy ; Holy Saturday, April 4th : 10 AM Holy Saturday Liturgy; 10:30 AM Rehearsal & Instruction for those being Baptized tonight; 2 PM Easter Egg Stuffing Party in the Parish Hall; 7 PM Lighting of the Easter Fire, Easter Vigil & Baptisms & The 1st Eucharist of Easter;

Easter Sunday, April 5th Easter Sunday: 7 AM Community Easter Sunrise Service at Centennial Bridge Downtown; 8 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM The Easter Eucharist (No Sunday School this Sunday); 1 PM(ish) Easter Egg Hunt.

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1) There are 150+ places to help with the Holy Week Service – from lighting candles to reading lessons, etc. Sign up in the Parish Hall to Help.

2) CALL the CHURCH OFFICE NOW to schedule Baptisms Saturday Night April 4th.

3) NEEDED: Individually wrapped candy to stuff into the Easter eggs. Bring by the Church Office.

4) NEEDED: Someone who understands technology & closed circuit television to set up & run the closed circuit television system Easter Sunday morning. If YOU Understand ANY OF THIS, PLEASE CONTACT CHURCH OFFICE
 

COMING: Sunday, April 12th A VESTRY REPORT & APPEAL FOR HELP!!!!!Tuesday, April 21st 7 PM Bishop Lattime @ St. Matthew’s for Confirmations, etc. Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th: Interior Deanery Meeting at St. Matthew’s (St. Matthew’s Delegates are Marty Thomas & Linda Demientieff, with Val Adams & Marlene Desrochers as Alternates. )

 

      

  

Original Books Available NOW

"According to Mama"
as told by Laura David Anderson to Audrey Loftus 1956 - 2011
2nd edition with Afterword by James Kari 44 pp.  
ISBN 978-0-9749668-5-4

"According to Papa"
as told by David Paul to Audrey Loftus 1957 33 pp.

"According to Grandfather" (The Medicine Man)
compiled by Audrey Loftus 1965 33 pp.

To order books, please contact James Kari at james.kari@alaska.edu
He will respond to your order with further instructions.
Include $7.00 for shipping. 1st Class (1-3 copies) is an additional $3.00 or $6.00 for 4-10 copies sent priority
Payment by personal check is preferred.

 
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OUR MISSION: We the people of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska receive God's love and are becoming a warm and loving community who share that love with ALL God's Children.

Summer Sunday Services:  8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Wednesday Services 9:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Monday thru Friday "Compline Prayers at Midnight"

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Fairbanks, Alaska  99701
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