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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:  Wednesday April 16th - Saturday April 26th

     SPY WEDNESDAY, April 16th

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

12 PM Lenten Noon Prayers -The Great Litany

[2 PM Denakkanaaga Language Revitalization Class – Morris Thompson Center]

[2 pm Funeral/Burial for Josie Peter (+4-11) – Arctic Village]

5 PM Preparation of Church for Tenebrae & Triduum

5:30 PM Round & Chant Choir – The Church

6 PM Youth Confirmation, Parish Hall, upstairs       

6 PM Choir Practice – Parish Hall

7 PM Tenebrae

     MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 17th

[1949 - Bp. Gordon departs Fairbanks on 1st Cross Country Flight]

12 PM Lent Noon Prayers – The Great Litany

1 PM Funeral Service for Arlene Grant David (+ 4-12)

5:30 PM A Simple Covered Dish before the Triduum Fast –Parish Hall

7 PM Maundy Thursday Liturgy, including FootWashing & Stripping of the Altar. Preacher: The Rev. Shirley Lee.[The offering tonight will be given, in Thanksgiving, to Congregation Or HaTzafon]

     GOOD FRIDAY, April 18th

9 AM The Church Bell is tolled every Hour from 9AM -3PM, the Hours of The Cross [Sign up in Parish Hall to volunteer]

12 PM Community Ecumenical Good Friday Service – 1stUnited Methodist

7 PM Good Friday Liturgy

     SATURDAY, April 19th 

[The Rev Will Crist in Hughes for Easter services; The Rev. Mary Crist in Huslia for Easter services]

10 AM Holy Saturday Liturgy

10 AM Altar Guild Church Decorating

11 AM Easter Baptisms Rehearsal – The Church

1 PM Gwich’in Singing – Parish Library

2:30 PM Easter Egg Stuffing Party for Sunday Easter Egg Hunt – Parish Hall

[6PM BardAThon 15 Begins– Fairbanks Community Museum]

8 PM Lighting of The Easter Fire, The Easter Baptisms (Emma Dickerson, Elijah Mayo,  Layla Workman) & The First Eucharist of Easter , with Choir


[1974- David Cochran elected 4th Bishop of Alaska]

[The Rev. Mary Crist in Huslia; The Rev. Will Crist in Hughes, The Rev. Helen Peters in Beaver, The Rev. Bessie Titus in Tanana, Bishop Mark Lattime at St. Mary’s/ Anchorage this morning]

NOTE: No Sunday School This Sunday

[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

{Sunrise is at 5:57AM in Fairbanks today. Tradition says, if you watch the Sunrise on Easter Sunday, you will see the sun dance]

[7AM Community Easter Sunrise Service – Downtown Bridge; Easter Breakfast after @ Fairbanks Lutheran & 1st United Methodist]

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Choir

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist, with Choir.

1 PM (ish) Children’s EASTER EGG HUNT

1 PM (ish) Adult Confirmation/Inquirers Class – The Church

1:30 PM Fairbanks Correctional Center Women’s Eucharist

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

     EASTER MONDAY, April 21st


[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

[The Rev Will Crist in Hughes for Easter services; The Rev. Mary Crist in Huslia for Easter services]

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

     EASTER TUESDAY, April 22nd

[Stop. Look where you are. Earth Day 2014]

[1896 – Bishop Rowe departs Juneau for Chilkoot Pass & 1st trip into the Interior]

[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

[The Rev. Gail Loken in Eagle for Easter services]

11 AM Denali Center Eucharist

 [5:30 PM Group Support Cancer Connections – h. Solomon Building]

6:15 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

[7 PM Earth Day Celebration – Pioneer Park]

[Passover ends at Sunset, this night]


[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

[2 PM Denakkanaaga Language Revitalization Class – Morris Thompson Center]

5:30 PM Round & Chant Choir – The Church

6 PM Youth Confirmation, Parish Hall, upstairs       

6 PM Choir Practice – Parish Hall

7 PM Evening Eucharist

     EASTER THURSDAY, April 24th

[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

10:30 AM Pioneer Home Eucharist        

     EASTER FRIDAY, April 25th

[1962 – 66 gather in Anchorage for 1st Convention of Clergy & Laity]

[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

     EASTER SATURDAY, April 26th

1922- The Rev. & Mrs, William Thomas reach Nenana after 64 day dogteam trip from Pt. Hope.]

[Bardathon XV – Fairbanks Community Museum]

12 PM 21st Anniversary of the Murder of Sophie Sergie– A Gathering in Remembrance for her & other Victims of Unsolved Homicides in Fairbanks: Memorial Lunch, followed by service at 1 PM, followed by Memorial Walk to the Bridge

PHOTO CREDITS: 1) 2014 Palm Sunday Procession (Photo: Allan Hayton) 2) Good Friday 2013
3) Fairbanks Easter decorations 4) Sophie Sergie

**** NOTE, there WILL NOT be Sunday School on Easter Sunday this year; but there will be AN EASTER EGG HUNT immediately following the 11:15 am Celebration.

**** “Dancing with The Spirit” has a Kickstarter Campaign, for a Camp Program in Eagle this Summer, at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1081897477/dancing-with-the-spirit-a-music-camp-for-kids-in-e

**** Copies of the re-released movie “Spirit of the Wind” are available online atwww.jadeboutique707.com;

COMING…………. SUNDAY, MAY 11th  Youth preparing for Confirmation helping with the services; SUNDAY, MAY 18th, Last Day of Sunday School this Year; Bishop Lattime visits St. Matthew’s for Confirmations; SUNDAY, JUNE 8th is THE FEAST of PENTECOST (Whit Sunday); THURSDAY, JUNE 12th – HISTORIC TAKUDH Eucharist at St. Matthew’s

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.

SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00, 9:15 & 11:15AM
Wednesday Services 9:30AM & 7:00PM
Monday thru Friday "Compline Prayers at Midnight"

Office Hours:  Monday thur Friday  9 am to 4 pm
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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