Monday, June 4, 2018

We're invited to Bellwether Farm

Thursday, June 21, we are invited to Bellwether Farm, the camp and conference center being developed by the Diocese of Ohio. The event is the meeting of the Mission Area Council (MAC), an association of seven local Episcopal churches.

The meeting will be an informal potluck picnic. Meat to grill will be provided, as will plates, napkins, and silverware. We should bring potluck picnic dishes (along with serving utensils).

Date and time: 6 p.m., Thursday, June 21.

Place: Bellwether Farm, 4655 State Route 60, Wakeman, Ohio 44889

Monday, May 28, 2018

Not getting our emails?

Some of our parishioners report that they are not getting parish announcement emails. The problem could be that we simply do not have your address.

Or the problem could be that you are still using AOL email. (AOL is famous for just shutting down from time to time. When that happens, the sender doesn't get a notice that the message "bounced," and the recipient doesn't see anything except that the inbox is mysteriously empty.)

Another possibility is that your email program might be set to reject anything sent to more than one person as "spam."

I suggest:
  1. Look in your "spam" folder to see if our messages are landing there. It might be somewhat hidden.
  2. If you have an AOL account, I strongly suggest you get an additional account from a more reliable server. Gmail (from Google) works well and it's free.
  3. Go to the bottom of the column on your right, and click the link to send a message to the St. Matthew's webmaster, asking to be added to our email list. (If you change email servers, we will not know until you tell us!)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Weekly Bible Study Summer Vacation

Today was the last meeting of the Thursday morning Bible Study group. We will be taking a break for the summer, and we will publish a notice when the fall schedule resumes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Evening Prayer takes a vacation

Evening Prayer will be taking the summer off, beginning with Thursday, May 17. We expect it to resume in the fall, and we will let you know the date.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Story of our Crosses Sunday

Please bring crosses to be blessed this Sunday, August 20th.

During sermon time everyone will be invited, but not required, to tell their story about their favorite crosses. For example I plan on bringing my Seminary Cross.

This is part of our 200 Diocesan event. Hopefully, we will have 200 crosses to bless, so bring as many as you want. They will be blessed during the service and we will take pictures following the service for the upcoming Diocesan Convention. Don't worry, your crosses are not to be given away. They will be blessed and you can take them home. Thanks so much.

Rev. Kay

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Welcome-Back Potluck

Sunday, August 20, will be a special Welcome Back Potluck during coffee hour to celebrate Rev. Kay's return.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wedding Celebrations

This Sunday, July 3rd Buck and Nellie will be celebrating their 70th anniversary a bit early. Actually, their anniversary is in the Fall. However, their family has vacation now and will be in town to celebrate. There will be a short "renewal of wedding vows" during the 10am service. Their son, Jim Harrison (a priest) will be the guest celebrant and officiant of their vows. Kay will be the preacher. Please bring a celebration card.

On Sunday July 10th we will be having a SURPRISE Wedding Shower for Kevin Jacque during coffee hour. Tracy Gibbs hopes to decorate by using framed wedding pictures of many of us, so bring your wedding picture this Sunday or next. We will not be providing a parish present, so cards with or without money are appropriate. Also, Kevin will be playing a short recital after our 10am service.

Also, remember this Sunday is a Pot Luck.