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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 this page
or you can click on the Vestry link at the top of this page
 
 
This Week:  Tuesday December 16th - Wednesday December 31st

     TUESDAY, December 16th

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

[Chanukah Begins. 6PM Congregation Or HaTzafon’s “Miracle of Lights” Celebration – Pike’s Lodge]

5:30 PM Vestry Hiring SubCommittee – Parish Library

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, December 17th

[DEADLINE. Bring “Adopt A Family” Presents By today]

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

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

7 PM Holy Baptism (Josephine & Earl Halverson) & Eucharist

      THURSDAY, December 18th

10:30 AM Pioneer Home Eucharist

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

     FRIDAY, December 19th

[Loss of 52 seconds from Thursday. 3 hours, 42 minutes, 13 seconds of Daylight today]

 [Bishop Lattime visiting Venetie this weekend]

3:30 PM Memorial service for Brian Sullivan (+12-8), Reception following in Parish Hall

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

     SATURDAY, December 20th

[Loss of 31 seconds from Friday. 3 hours, 41 minutes, 41 seconds of Daylight today]

[Bishop Lattime visiting Venetie this weekend]

[5 PM Traditional Christmas Potlatch - Tribal Hall]

     SUNDAY, December 21st - The 4th Sunday of Advent 

[Bishop Lattime visiting Venetie this weekend]

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1  

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

10:30 AM (ish) December Birthdays Party – Parish Hall

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

1:30 PM Fairbanks Correctional Center Visit & Service

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

12 AM “Bang-Pots-And-Yell-And-Scream-To-Chase-Away-The-Great –Dragon-of-Darkness” Winter Solstice Midnight Compline Service

     MONDAY, December 22nd

[THE ROAD TO JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  IF God is merciful & listens to us Sunday Night, we will GAIN 9 seconds of Daylight Monday the 22nd!]

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

    TUESDAY, December 23rd

10 AM “Greening” of The Church, as The Altar Guild turns Church & Parish Hall into Christmas

[12 PM FNA Community Services Christmas Potluck – 315 Wendell]

3 PM Funeral, with Eucharist, for Mary Pearson (+12-16), Potlatch following at The Tribal Hall

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, December 24th

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

The Eve of The Nativity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, being CHRISTMAS EVE

OutDoor Christmas Lights Turned on when the Light of The 1st Star Appears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5PM Holy Eucharist,  Rite II. Service includes “The Gwitch’in Singers”

8 PM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with the combined St. Matthew’s Choirs

10:30 PM Christmas Caroling begins in The Church

11 PM Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with the combined St. Matthew’s Choirs. Bishop Mark Lattime, 8th Episcopal Bishop of Alaska Celebrant & Preacher, with assisting Clergy. Bill Stevens & perhaps other special offerings also at this service.

     THURSDAY, December 25th
 

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, being CHRISTMAS

11 AM Christmas Day Holy Eucharist

     FRIDAY, December 26th

Feast of St. Stephen…..Boxing Day…

[Church Office closed]

     SATURDAY, December 27th

     SUNDAY, December 28th  

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1  

10 AM Lessons & Carols, plus Eucharist, Rite II

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

     MONDAY, December 29th

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

     TUESDAY, December 30th

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, December 31st

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

[ traditional New Year’s Eve Sobriety Dance & Covered Dish – Tribal Hall]

11 PM New Year’s Eve “Jump Through The DoorMidnight New Year’s Eve Eucharist - Fr. John Holz

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PHOTO CREDITS: 1) December 14th Sunday School St. Lucy Presentation of Cookies 2) Midnight Pot Banging in Former Times 3) Christmas 2013 4) Good King Wenceslas 5) Jumping through the Door.
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+++ It is “The Tradition” in some parts of the Interior to have a New Year’s Eve Eucharist, beginning at 11PM. The service ends exactly at Midnight and then, with Church Bells ringing, one JUMPS through the door into the New Year. [All of this courtesy of the Late Katherine Peter]

+++ Services on Sunday, January 4th will ALSO be at 8 & 10AM and we will return to our regular schedule January 11th.

++++Sunday School Planning Summit Sunday, January 4th and there will be an Epiphany Pageant Sunday, January 11th. If you’ like to help, Contact the Church Office or Valorie Adams.

++++ Monday, January 5th…..12th Night Covered Dish at 5PM , then other traditional UNMENTIONED 12th Night Activities in the Church Yard.

++++ The Annual Meeting of St. Matthew’s will be held Sunday, January 25th. The Vestry has posted their proposed 2015 Budget in The Parish Hall. They invite you to prayerfully examine it. If you have questions or suggestions or requests, please contact the Vestry.  

      

  

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
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St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
1030 Second Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska  99701
Phone# 907-456-5235                  Fax# 907-456-2934

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