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Blood Drive

Published February 25, 2016

Dear friends, I’ve been asked to share the following with you about an up coming blood drive here in town: The Athens Masonic lodge is having a blood drive 10:00-2:00 March 5th at the Brookshires parking lot. The donations are going to the  Scottish Rite hospital In Dallas and one pint can save 3 lives. Thanks soo much y’all! Faithfully, Fr. Matt

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New Paraments and Vestments

Published February 15, 2016

Today we blessed new paraments and vestments at St. Matthias’.  They are the generous gift of the Beeler family in memory of their son, Chad Beeler.  They are lovely and we are blessed!

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The Stations of the Cross

Published February 12, 2016

Please join us each Friday beginning tomorrow 2/12 at 12:30 PM for the Stations of the Cross.  Each week the meditations will be different but the service the same.  It is a very moving experience and a wonderful opportunity to take something up spiritually to fill the space left by the things we give up for Lent.  God bless and hope to see you there.  

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St. Matthias’ 60th Annual Smorgasbord Day

Published January 27, 2016

From Henderson County Now: “Mayor Vaught read a proclamation honoring the St. Matthias Episcopal Smorgasbord, which is in its 60th year.”

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Lenten Program

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January/February Edition of the Apostle

Published January 20, 2016

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Statement by the Bishop of Dallas on the Recent Primates Meeting

Published January 20, 2016

Please follow the below link to read a statement by our Bishop Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. George Sumner, on the recent rulings of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury: http://edod.org/resources/articles/bishop-sumners-statement-on-primates-meeting/  

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Requiem for Mona Berry

Published January 6, 2016

Dear friends in Christ, I have met with Mona Berry’s family and the date set for her funeral is Saturday, January 16th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to St. Matthias’ Church. Again, please join me in up lifting them in prayer in this difficult time. God bless you. Fr. Matt

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The Death of Mona Berry

Published January 5, 2016

Dear friends in Christ,   It is with sadness that I must announce to you the death of Mona Berry.  Plans for the service and currently in the works and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.  Please keep her family and friends in your prayers during this time of sorrow.   “Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord: And let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon them.  Amen.”   Faithfully, Fr. Matt

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The Death of Muriel Moore

Published December 30, 2015

Dear friends in Christ,   It is with sadness that I must announce to you the death of Muriel Moore who served as deacon at St. Matthias’ while she and Jim lived here in Athens.  She has been sorely missed since she and Jim moved back to North Carolina, and will continue to be sorely missed.  Please keep Jim in your prayers especially at this time, along with their whole family.  The Service of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 2nd at 11 AM at the Church of the Holy Cross in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.  In lieu of […]

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