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June 22, 2016
A Word at Midweek
This past Sunday, the story of the Gerasene demoniac showed us that God is not deterred, is not put off or afraid of our craziness and brokenness - the things that can possess us at times. In fact, he draws nearer to us when we are caught up and bound by things like anger and misunderstanding and fear and anything that robs us of the peace and joy that he intends for us. At the core, these kinds of ailments can consume us, define us in ways that are unhealthy. As the demoniac is given back his identity, we are reminded that our identity is rooted in our baptism where God publicly declares us as his own and nothing, ever, can take this away from us. Please see my sermon, attached.
Yesterday, we welcomed Carissa Riedesel as our Parish Administrator!!!!! WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! She is off to a very good start and I hope you will stop in on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 8:00 am-5:00 pm to welcome her and to introduce yourself.
If you plan to welcome the family in any way or with gifts, please be aware that the family is fasting now for Ramadan , meaning that they cannot eat or drink during the day light hours. Please continue to pray for the Alhamwi's during this transition and in this season of Ramadan.
God's love to you all,  Fr. Frank 
   Frank's Sermon
Wednesday, June 22
Holy Eucharist 10:00am - Fr. Frank
BSA Troop 161 @ 7:00pm 
Templo Gracia @ 7:30pm 
Friday, June 24
Templo Gracia @ 8:00pm

Saturday, June 25
Triangle AA @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 26: 
 6 Pentecost
Holy Eucharist @ 9:30am
Templo Gracia @ 3:00pm
St. Simon AA @ 8:00 pm
Monday, June 27
Vestry @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 29
Holy Eucharist 10:00am - TBD
Pitch-in Lunch @ 11:15am
BSA Troop 161 @ 7:00pm
Templo Gracia @ 7:30pm
Church Happenings
Calling all painters!   

 July 9 and August 14In preparation for the Centennial, we will be painting the hall nursery, the entry way, the stair way to the basement, and if we have enough help, the narthex. Plan to work from 9am to 3pm both days. Lunch will be served. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  While all helpers are welcome, we really need those who are good at interior painting. If you can't make day, but want to help: we can use help prepping, including drywall seam and hole repair. If you would like to give a can of paint to the cause, please donate $40 to the Centennial Fund.  
Gardening Help
Do you have a green thumb and a few hours a month to give to St. Mathew's?  The Columbarium and the raised bed on the west side of the building maybe calling your name!  The Ministry of First Impressions is seeking a volunteer gardener for routine maintenance of those two spaces: weeding, trimming, tidying, and watering on a regular basis.  Visiting weekly would be ideal, but all offers will be entertained gladly!!!  Please contact Missy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Centennial T-shirt Orders: DUE THIS SUNDAY

If you would like to order a short-sleeved white t-shirt with our St. Matthew's centennial logo please contact Jan Higbie at
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by this Sunday, June 26th at 5pm.
T-shirts are $12, with a $2 discount for the first 30 ordered.
If you are unable to meet the above deadline, but would still like
to order, please contact Jan directly.
Deadline for July sMATTerings articles are due to Esther by June 24th.
Please consider signing up to host coffee hour for a Sunday during this next quarter - A sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board.
Coming In July
Bishop Cate's last annual visitation 
to St. Matthew's is 
Sunday, July 31
Community Happenings


Programs to serve breakfast and lunch during summer

Please contact Father Frank with pastoral concerns, upcoming surgeries, hospitalizations, illness, etc.


We ask that you continue to hold all those persons listed on our prayer list in your hearts and prayers. 


 Those serving on
June 26, 2016 
CELEBRANT/PREACHER      The Revd Frank Impicciche
LECTORS                                 Bonnie Godfrey, Crystal Black
INTERCESSOR                        Denny Krauser
CHALICE                                   Don Runyon
CRUCIFER/SERVER                Brayton Leswing
USHERS                                     Kaye Palmer, Allison Albrecht
GREETERS                                Jon Robbins, Phil Sowder
OBLATIONS                             Andrew Lloyd-Jones
COFFEE HOUR                         --  
COUNTERS                              Jennifer Albrect, Natalie Palmer
ALTAR GUILD                           Team 4

Service Times

Sunday (One service):
     9:30 a.m.
     June 5 thru. Labor Day

Nursery Care is available

     10:00 a.m. (year around)

Christian Formation for ALL ages
    See calendar for dates

Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday
     9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The Mission of St. Matthew's is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ". We do this through worship of God, education of ourselves and our children, care for each other and outreach to others, sharing faith stories with others, and caring for all our resources (our time, treasure, and talents).