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.)
Special Offerings during Lent
Wednesday evenings during Lent through April 9 —The Service of Evening Prayer will be offered at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Forum Series on Fasting Sunday mornings at 9:15 through April 6h
Inquirers’ Classes on Sunday evenings through April 6 starting at 5:00 be
Lenten Contemplative Offering on Sunday evenings through April 13 starting at 5:00
Holy Week & Easter Service Schedule
Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion
9:15 a.m. Faith Formation: Palm Weaving
10:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms with Procession; Holy Eucharist with Dramatic Reading of the Passion
Wednesday, April 16
Thursday, April 17: Maundy Thursday
5:30 p.m. Children’s Program
7:00 p.m. Soup & Bread Supper and Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar
Friday, April 18: Good Friday
Noon Solemn Liturgy & Passion Meditation
Saturday, April 19: Holy Saturday
9:00 a.m. Solemn Liturgy in Memorial Garden, followed by the decorating of the church
Sunday, April 20: Easter Day
7:00 a.m. Easter Vigil; Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist, music led by the Junior Choir
10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt. All children invited. Please bring Easter baskets.
11:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist, music led by the Senior Choir
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.