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 Welcome to St. Matthews Episcopal Church
  
The Vestry has released their draft 3 year strategic plan and would appreciate your comments
the plan can be downloaded from the left hand side of the page
or you can click on the Vestry link at the top of the page
 
 
This Week:  Friday September 19th - Sunday September 28th

     

     FRIDAY, September 26th

[1904- Following the opening of the Hospital, work begins on building St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks]

11 AM Visitation & Prayers for Annie Titus (+9-23), before Caravan Home to Minto

1 PM “Tea” for Jenny Williams (+9-25) – Parish Hall

[6 PM “Celebrating Traditions of Knowledge” – Tribal Hall]

     SATURDAY, September 27th

[Last Tanana Valley Farmers Market]

10:30 AM Altar Guild Church Cleaning

[12 PM Wally Flitt Emergency Fundraiser – Tribal Hall]

[1 PM Funeral/Burial for Kenneth Minano (+8-4) – Nenana]

1 PM “Tea” for Jenny Williams (+9-25) – Parish Hall

1:30 PM FREE THE FAIRBANKS FOUR RALLY – Golden Heart Plaza

[6 PM 15th Annual Tanana Valley Potato Extravaganza – The PumpHouse]

7 PM Volunteer Cleaning of The Church

     SUNDAY, September 28th

[Celebrating the coming Feast of St. Francis, Animals & other companions (There was an oven mitt one year), stuffed or otherwise, will be blessed during the services this morning. Polite folk are blessed INSIDE during the service.

More rowdy or nervous folk are blessed OUTSIDE after the Service. ]

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

9:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Sunday School begins after the opening Collect

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Sunday School begins after the opening Collect

1:30 PM St. Matthew’s Diocesan Convention Delegates meeting – Parish Library

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

     MONDAY, September 29th      

[Feast of St. Michael & All Angels]

[1931- John Bentley consecrated in Denver as Suffragan Bishop of Alaska]

[Funeral/Burial Service for Annie Titus (+9-23) - Minto

[2 PM Funeral/Burial Service for Jack Duyck  (+9-20 – Nenana]

1 PM Private Party – Parish Hall

     TUESDAY, September 30th

11 AM Denali Center Eucharist

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, October 1st 

[1890- Dr. John Driggs opens 1st School in Point Hope]

[Diocesan Clergy Conference – The Shrine, Juneau]

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist – No Clergy yet

5:30 PM St. Matthew’s Choirs Practice – Parish Hall, Sanctuary

7 PM Holy Eucharist- Deacon Montie Slusher

     THURSDAY, October 2nd

[1986 – 13th Convention recognizes St. James, Birch Creek as newest Mission in Diocese, with the Rev. Titus Peter as Priest-in-charge]

[Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends beginning to be distributed today]
 

39th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska @St. Brendan’s, Juneau
St. Matthew’s officially represented by Laura Bender, Jim Hameister, Allan Hayton, & The Rector

[6 PM Candidates Forum – Tribal Hall]

     FRIDAY, October 3rd
 

39th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska @St. Brendan’s, Juneau
St. Matthew’s officially represented by Laura Bender, Jim Hameister, Allan Hayton, & The Rector

     SATURDAY, October 4th

[YOM KIPPUR]
 

39th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska @St. Brendan’s, Juneau
St. Matthew’s officially represented by Laura Bender, Jim Hameister, Allan Hayton, & The Rector

4 PM Volunteer Cleaning of The Church

     SUNDAY, October 5th

39th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska @St. Brendan’s, Juneau
St. Matthew’s officially represented by Laura Bender, Jim Hameister, Allan Hayton, & The Rector

The Rev. John Holz will be in charge this morning.

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

9:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Sunday School begins after the opening Collect

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Sunday School begins after the opening Collect

1:30 PM Fairbanks Correctional Center Eucharist

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

     MONDAY, October 6th 

[1962- Ordination of David Salmon as 1st Athabascan to the Priesthood]
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PHOTO CREDITS: 1) September 24th Baptism of Scott Sommer  2) Fr. John Holz 2013 Animal Blessing 3) Icon of St. Michael 4) PFDs falling from sky

St. Laurence Cowley IN England (http://stlaurencecowley.org) are OUR friends. Photos posted in Parish Hall.

BE CREATIVE, INTERNATIONALLY!

We will be producing a JOINT CHRISTMAS magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking for stories on an Advent, Christmas, Epiphany theme. 1000 words or less. DEADLINE NOVEMBER 18th!

Send Contributions to sfisher@mosquitonet.com

The Rev. Bella Jean Savino will be beginning a weekly Bible Study Sunday Evening, October 12th at 6:30 PM

The Diocese has +$10,700 in Faith into Tomorrow (FIT) Grants available, for work with Youth, Victims of Poverty & Abuse, & Encouraging Spiritual Growth. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is OCTOBER 15th. Visit www.episcopalak.org for further information & applications.

The FALL InGathering of Blue Boxes for the United Thank Offering will be November 19th.

A REMINDER: St. Matthew’s currently has (as of August 31st) a year To Date Deficit of -$22,062 YOU can contribute online at the St. Matthew’s Website: www.stmatthewschurch.org

      

  

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"

Office Hours:  Monday thur Friday  10 am to 2 pm until August 30
Mailing address: 
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
1030 Second Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska  99701
Phone# 907-456-5235                  Fax# 907-456-2934

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