On All Saints Sunday, November 2, St. Matthew’s again celebrated the lives of family and friends who have gone on before us with a special evening service incorporating some of the traditions used by cultures around the world. Those attending could light a candle, place a flower on the cross or a stone on the altar, or simply sit quietly in prayer as they remembered their loved ones.
Brief memorial services were held in the courtyard during which the names of those we have lost in years past were read. The labyrinth was set up in the parish hall for those who wished to walk its path in prayer and contemplation. Quiet music was provided by Mindy Barringer and Chuck Marsh on guitar. Mother Debbie and Sally Ulrey were available for those who just wanted to talk to someone.
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At St. Matthew’s, our MISSION is to continue the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, by serving the greater community through loving its children, caring for the unfortunate and witnessing to the healing power of God’s love.