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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:  Thursday November 20th - Tuesday December 2nd

     THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20th

[Takudh Language Workshop at Yukon Native Language Center in Whitehorse.]

10:30 AM Pioneer Home Eucharist

     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21st

[Takudh Language Workshop at Yukon Native Language Center in Whitehorse.]

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd

[Takudh Language Workshop at Yukon Native Language Center in Whitehorse.]

10 AM Altar Guild Cleaning

4 PM Volunteer Cleaning of The Church

[7 PM Hydz presents Fairbanks 4 Concert & Fundraiser – Tribal Hall]

     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd  - Feast of Christ the King -- The Last Sunday before Advent

    NOTE: All of t hose Baptized and/or confirmed in the last year are remembered this Sunday.

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

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

11:15 AM Holy Baptism (Mitchell Shewfelt Jr.) & Eucharist, Rite II, Sunday School begins after the opening Collect

3 PM Gwitch’in Singing – 1841 Hilton

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

6:30 PM Bella Jean’s Beginning Bible Study – Parish Library

     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24th

[1987- Bishops Cochran & Harris consecrate new Holy Trinity Church in Circle]

[5 PM Vernon “Boo” Roberts Raffle Fundraiser Drawing – TCC Lobby]

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th  

11 AM Denali Center Eucharist

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall

     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th

[1899- 1st service held at St. Peter’s, Sitka]

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

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

7 PM THANKSGIVING EVE EUCHARIST

     THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27th – Thanksgiving Day

[1905 – Archdeacon Hudson Stuck departs St. Matthew’s with 6 dogs & a basket sled for 2000 mile trip to Ft. Yukon, Koyukuk, & the Arctic Coast.]

1 PM TRADITIONAL ST. MATTHEW’S THANKSGIVING DAY COVERED DISH/POTLUCK, etc. – Parish Hall

[Sign up in Parish Hall if possibly coming]

     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

9 AM Vestry & Volunteers (YOU!) Winterization of Parish Hall & Rectory

     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

4 PM Volunteer Cleaning of The Church

7 PM Removal of Names from Memorial & Baptismal Banners (will be available to Family members until January 5th 12th Night Bonfire)

     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th -- The 1st Sunday of  Advent 

[1895 – Peter Trimble Rowe consecrated in New York City as 1st Episcopal Bishop of Alaska; 1910- Missionary nurse Annie Craig Farthing dies in Nenana]

[NOTE: Names for St. Nicholas Secret Advent Friends will be exchanged at all services this Sunday.]

8 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, with Penitential Order  

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

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

3 PM Gwitch’in Singing – 1841 Hilton

4 PM Y12Step Recovery Group – Parish Hall

6:30 PM Bella Jean’s Beginning Bible Study – Parish Library

    MONDAY, December 1st

5 PM Advent Evening Prayer

6 PM Education for Ministry – Parish Hall

     TUESDAY, December 2nd

6:45 PM NA 12 Step Program – Parish Hall
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PHOTO CREDITS: 1)Kaysen Huntington & Juliette Shewfelt baptized Wednesday evening, November 19th ) Detail of Christ the King icon 3) Thanksgiving
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*BIG PLANS for 9:15 & 11:15 Sunday Schools beginning November 23rd! Come See!

* Liturgical Planner Charlotte Perotti will be gone for several weeks, so please sign up in Parish Hall to Assist with Sunday services.

* WATCH. The Advent Command. During Advent, as in previous years, Evening Prayer will be prayed Monday through Friday at 5PM in the Church.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! As of Sunday, November 16th, 120 People have contributed $25, 492.43 towards the Operating Budget from their Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends. Thank You to the Vestry Fundraising SubCommittee that organized this Effort; & all who have contributed!!!!!!!!!!!!

      

  

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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