8:00 Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church building. Nursery opens at 7:55.
Coffee and fellowship immediately following in the Fellowship Hall
9:15 Education Hour for all ages during our Program Year (September - May). Nursery open.
10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church building. Nursery open.
Coffee and fellowship immediately following in the Fellowship Hall.
(10:30 worship service includes congregational and choir music. Nursery services continue until 11:45.)
St. Matthew's celebrates family activities on Sundays evenings during the regular church year (September through May). Activities begin at 5:00 pm and include "Youth Group" for 6th through 12th graders, Children's choir practice, and various "themed" activities for the rest of the family. On occasion, simple potluck suppers are shared by all beginning at 6:00 pm.
Epiphany Celebration and Chili Cook-Off
Happy New Year! What better way to greet 2014 than with a glorious bonfire, a hot competition for the titles of “Best St. Matthew’s Chili Cooks,” and some delicious Kings’ Cake! On Sunday, January 5th, at 5:00 p.m., we’ll send your withering greenery (wreaths, Christmas trees, pine roping) up in a roaring blaze in the Fellowship Hall parking lot. Afterwards everyone is invited to a chili feast; Parish Life will supply cider, coffee, and chili accompaniments. The evening will end on the sweet note of Beth Swain’s famous Kings’ Cakes completing our Epiphany celebration.
Can the Maupin-Thomas dynamic duo be unseated as king and queen of the Cook-Off? Are you the one who can do it? Everyone is invited to compete in this annual chili cook-off. There are three categories--mild, spicy and vegetarian. Blue ribbons and glory await. We’ll leave the decision up to our distinguished judges Tom Stevens and Eric Peterson.
Trees and greenery may be left in the Fellowship Hall parking lot any time after January 1--there will be a designated area near the wooded path to stack them.
So mark your new calendars, stir up a batch of chili, and bring the whole family to this favorite St. Matthew fellowship tradition!
Special Offerings during Lent
Shrove Tuesday Supper & Ritual Burning of the Palms, Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, March 5— The Holy Eucharist, with Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at 7:00 a.m., Noon, & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning March 16—The Service of Evening Prayer will be offered at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Forum Series on Fasting Sunday mornings at 9:15
Inquirers’ Classes on Sunday evenings beginning March 9 starting at 5:00 be
Lenten Contemplative Offering on Sunday evenings beginning March 9 starting at 5:00
St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing Circle Concert: Sunday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m., St. Matthew’s will host a concert celebrating the long awaited Christmas CD of the St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing Circle’s: “Venite Adoremus.”
The CD features familiar and not-so-familiar Christmas and seasonal songs including Andrea Moore Healy singing “O Holy Night” and Claire Wright singing “Gesu Bambino.” Harpist Ericka Patillo accompanies many of the songs.
The concert will be in the church with candles and twinkle lights. Readings and poetry will be interspersed in the program. A light reception will follow. Many CDs will be available for purchase!!
Please come and help celebrate their work. CDs will also be available at FeST .
Saturday, December 7th: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th: Noon-3:00 p.m., followed by
Songs of the Season Concert: Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Songs of the Season: Bob Bedell, Curtis Stagner, & David Wilson give a concert at the conclusion of FeST and as part of Hillsborough’s Candlelight Tour. Plan to attend this delightful concert. You won’t be disappointed.
Nasher Museum Islamic Art Tour: Thursday, December 12
Doris Duke (1912-1993) known for her wealth and philanthropy amassed one of the nation’s largest private collections of Islamic art. She housed her collection at Shangri La, a five-acre estate in Honolulu. Her collections were diverse and encompassed a broad time spectrum from the pre-Islamic and medieval periods through the mid-20th century. This exhibit is the first time works from her collection have come to North Carolina.
Our own Bruce Lawrence and miriam cooke will lead a tour of the exhibit on Thursday, December 12. Join them for dinner at the café at 5:30 p.m. or come at 7:00 p.m. for the tour itself. The Nasher is free on Thursday evenings.
There is a sign-up sheet in the Ruffin House on which to indicate your interest in attending.
A Christmas Carol: Thursday, December 19 & Saturday, December 21
The church office has tickets for this annual Michael Malone & Allan Gurganus production. This year it will be held Thursday, December 19 (7:30 p.m.), and Saturday, December 21 (5:00 p.m.). Stop by the office during office hours. Tickets are $15.
Heaven and Earth: A Local Artist Exhibit, February 2 –March 2, 2014
St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts will host an exhibition of art by members and friends of the parish that reflects the theme of heaven and earth. The idea is inspired by a current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, “Heaven and Earth, Art of Byzantium from the Greek Collection.” Works presented for our exhibit may take ideas from theirs, but are not limited to this interpretation, as long as the work(s) reflect the theme of heaven and earth. The exhibit will be hung or displayed at various locations throughout our property.
For further information and a prospectus please contact the church office.