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Seeking the Welfare of the City of Dallas since 1857—Jeremiah 29:7

News and NotesJuly 2015
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Parenting Class
New session of the Parenting Class at 9:30 in Room 204  in Garrett Hall. This class uses the ARK or Adults Relating to Children program for Christian Parents. The foundation of this program is unconditional love received by God and shared with each other. Topics for this session are, “Convening a Family Meeting, Setting Boundaries, Avoiding Over-Reaction, Instilling Responsibility, Focusing on Communication and Handling Sibling Fighting.” For more information contact Logan Hurst at 

Adult Sunday Class
"The strange and dangerous words of Jesus of Nazareth set up a drama that will culminate in a surprising battle between two kings, and in the wake of this conflict, an empire will be defeated - and the world will be changed."
Come learn more about this man from Nazareth this
Sunday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Stage End of the Great Hall
Teacher: Fr. David Miller


Come One Come All!
During the summer the choir will sing on the 4th Sunday of the month. Our next opportunity is this Sunday, July 26. We will be singing at the 10:30 a.m. service. We will rehearse at 9:30 a.m. in the choir stalls! Interested in joining the choir or for more information contact Keith Franks at

Children's News
Summer Sunday School continues through July 31 — Children ages 4 and up are invited to attend a "one room" Sunday School in Room 208 from 9:30-10:20. Come and join the study and fellowship.
Word of God (Children's Chapel) is taking a break this Summer — Children will have the opportunity to attend church with their families this summer. Children's worship bulletins will be available at the back of the church. 

Food Pantry Intake Day
Sunday, August 2, will be Food Pantry Intake Day. You can find a list of suggested items for the St. Matthews Food Pantry by clicking here. Special needs include: large bags of rice and pinto beans as well as easy to open foods for those without cooking facilities. Thank you for helping us reach out to our neighbors!

Moms Connect 
 Future Moms connect get togethers have been planned on Saturday, August 15 and September 12. Mark your calendar!

Daughters of the King
Do you feel that God may be calling you to DO something for Him?  Daughters of the King (DOK) is an order of women who are responding to God's call of a deeper commitment and relationship with Him.  We pledge to pray and serve and share His love with others.  If you are interested in exploring the beginning of a new DOK chapter at St. Matthew’s, please call Janet Page at (972) 948-5534, or email Janet at  We are an order of women who pray.  Won’t you join us?
Summer in the City Dinners Needed
Each year the Cathedral is host to youth groups from around the Diocese for an inner city youth mission. This year SITC begins June 14 and goes thru July 31. Please sign up to bring dinner to the youth during the summer. Dinner is served at 5:30 and there will be between 10-20 people. A firm count will be given as the teams arrive each week. Sign-up in the foyer. Contact Varita Michell for more information at

Summer Volunteer Opportunities
100 Children are coming to St. Matthew's every weekday until July 31 for Bishop's Camp. We also have youth groups coming in to serve Summer in the City. We have the following food needs: 
  1) breakfast foods to serve the food pantry folks,
  2) cookie dough for Cathedral Gardens outreach, and
  3) food for the shelter dinners. 

Additionally, we need volunteers to

  4) help with the Bishop’s Camp VBS Monday - Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to8 p.m. Interested in helping out? Contact Varita at

Stanton Center
Are you interested in learning more about Jesus, about the Christian faith, about what it means to be an Anglican, or about your own spirituality?  The Stanton Center may be just the place for you.  The Stanton Center offers twenty-four classes on a variety of topics taught by some of the finest instructors in the diocese. Classes meet one weekend per month from August through May. If you are interested in learning more about the Stanton Center see Janet Page for a catalog, or call her at (972) 948-5534 or email

stanton center

Peru Mission Prayer Team.  One of the most important ways we support those who are going to Peru to witness Christ’s love is to pray for them. The Prayer Team members are given information and prayer requests from the Mission Team members. We pray at home each day, starting as they are preparing for their trip until they return safely home. If you would like your name added to the Prayer Team, please let Deacon Diana or Fr. Tony know. You can contact us at or or simply speak to us. Thank you.

Good for your Soul
"God of our Fathers" This orchestral version performed by the United States Marine Band is quite stirring. (Dean Michell) 

LAST WEEK to sign up for the St. Matthew's Pictorial Directory!
Click here for more information about St. Matthew's Pictorial Directory.


Our Mission

The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer says that the mission of the Church is to reconcile all people to God and one another through Christ.

This is also the mission of the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew. All aspects of the Cathedral's life seek to make the love and compassion of Jesus Christ known to all and to seek reconciliation among all people.

The three words that hold us together are Christ + Community + Compassion. These express our core values. We want to make Christ known to all. We also want to live as a community of compassion to one another and to the world around us, specifically to the East Dallas community.

While we have services in English and Spanish, we strive to be one congregation of diverse people. We believe there is room for all people in God's family and we welcome all to our community.

As the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Dallas, we are also the "Bishop's Church." St Matthew's is the oldest Episcopal Congregation in North Texas, and was the first church during the formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Garrett named St. Matthew's as his Cathedral in 1875 and we continue to be one of the leading congregations of this vital and healthy diocesan community. We host many diocesan events, and we offer the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation. This intensive center for study prepares diocesan deacons for ordination, and provides for in depth theological education for lay leadership of the Diocese.

The Cathedral Church contains some of the most beautiful stained glass and art work of any Texas churches. While we believe the Cathedral itself is a beautiful and holy place, we also strive to be an alive Christian Community of Sacrament and Word in the Catholic expression of the Episcopal Church. Join us for worship, fellowship, and service.


Sunday Services
      with Holy Communion

8 a.m.—Holy Eucharist,
Rite 1, Music—Fr. Bob Johnston

9 a.m.—Breakfast—"Best Breakfast in Town" 

9:30 a.m.—Video Series:  "Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man"—Facilitated by
Fr. David Miller in the Great Hall, Stage End

9:35 a.m. — Sunday School

10:30 a.m.—Holy Eucharist, Rite II—
Fr. Bob Johnston Preaching  

12:30 p.m.—Santa Eucarista (Spanish)

Workday Services

8:30 a.m.   — Morning Prayer

6 p.m.  — Evening Prayer

10 a.m. — Holy Communion
7 p.m. — Oracion Vespertina

10 a.m. — Holy Communion and Healing Prayer
6 p.m. — Eucharist, Oratory
(Feast of Mary Magdalene)
7 p.m. — Oracion Vespertina

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