Friday, December 16, 2016 St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Choir and String Ensemble presented the Advent and Christmas portion of Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Check out the photos from this annual event in celebration of Christ’s birth.
Tuesday March 22
7:30 p.m. Service of Reconciliation & Healing
A quiet service of meditation and Taize music with prayers at the altar for reconciliation and healing.
Wednesday March 23
10:00 a.m. Healing Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, March 24
7:30 p.m. Hand & Foot-Washing and Stripping of the Altar
following the service (9:00 p.m. approx.)
Vigil at the Altar of Repose
The congregation is invited to sign up for one or more time slots on the Vigil poster in the narthex, to watch with Christ as the disciples did in the garden. Please note you do not have to be signed up to come and watch. All are invited to visit the Altar of Repose as they are able.
Good Friday, March 25
11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross
12:00 noon Good Friday service with music
6:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Service with Fauré Requiem
The congregation is invited to bring family and friends to this special Good Friday service and musical presentation offered by the St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Choir and String Ensemble
Easter Vigil, Saturday March 26
7:30 p.m. First Eucharist of Easter with baptisms
The congregation is invited to bring bells (small to medium sized) to ring at the Gloria as we celebrate the Resurrection at the first Eucharist of Easter.
Easter Sunday, March 27
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 a.m.
Festive Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. (with incense)
Flowering of the Cross at Both Services
Children of all ages are invited to bring flowers to place on the Cross. Flowers will also be available during the service for those who wish to use them for that purpose.
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The St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Choir and String Ensemble performed Fauré Requiem on Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., incorporated into a service of readings and prayers for Good Friday. Soloists included Althea Benton, Soprano, and Bob Ferrell, Bass. Julie Mitchell Smith, Organist. Dan Mitchell, Conductor.
Faure’s best known work and performed in Latin, Requiem is based upon the Catholic Mass for the Dead.
Photos from the Requiem will be published as soon as they become available. Messiah 2015 (Advent and Christmas portion) are included in this gallery.