News and Notes — March and April 2015
Lenten Adult Formation Series
Renown Old Testament Scholar, Dr. Christopher Seitz, will be teaching on the rationale behind the readings during Lent and why liturgists have paired specific Old Testament and New Testament lessons together. Dr. Seitz is a dynamic speaker and lecturer and he is certain to enhance your Lenten journey. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Where: Garrett Parlor
When: Sundays, 9:35a.m.
Beginning April 12, Bishop James Stanton will be presenting an Easter formation series on Resurrection: "In Christ’s Life and Ours." Please don’t miss this exciting new series! To RSVP please contact Rev’d Stephen Setzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“How to Speak Episcopalian”
Led by Dean Michell. This course is for those wanting to know more about St. Matthew's, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican way of being a Christian; for those interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church; and for those wanting a “refresher course” in what it means to be an Episcopalian. This 12-week class will meet each Sunday until April 5. This week's topic: Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation. Questions? Please contact Dean Michell @ email@example.com Great Hall, Stage End, 9:35 a.m. on Sundays. Bring your coffee and questions.
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 Varita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TODAY — Donations to Easter Flower Fund and/or Music Fund – If you would like to make a donation for an Easter lily or music in memory or in honor of someone special, please do so TODAY. You can fill out the form enclosed in the Sunday bulletin and place it in the alms basin during the service or give it to an usher, along with your donation. You may also place your check in the collection plate with “Easter Flowers” or “Music” noted on the check and then email your dedication to
email@example.com before March 30. Dedications will be listed in the Easter Sunday Bulletins.
The Maundy Thursday Watch
The Maundy Thursday Watch will begin immediately following the Maundy Thursday service on April 2. Please sign up in the foyer for this prayerful hour with Jesus.
Children at Easter
Sunday, April 5 — Children Will Sing and Flower the Cross on Easter — Parents please bring your children to the Youth Room 208 in Garrett Hall at 9:45 a.m. on Easter to practice their song and to line up for the procession. Children will need flowers for the cross and an Easter egg basket for the hunt after the service on the lawn out front.
Rebecca Tankersley Ordination
Saturday, April 11, 11am — The Ordination of Deacon Rebecca Tankersley,
St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff, 1302 West Kiest, Dallas.
Peru Mission Team Meeting
TODAY — Peru Mission Team meets this Sunday in the Library at 2:30 pm.
Food Pantry Next Sunday
Sunday, April 5 — Food Pantry Offering — The intake for food offerings will be next Sunday. Thank you for your generosity to this very important ministry. Also, there is a need for monetary contributions to the Food Pantry at this time.
CREW, Saturday, March 28
CREW will meet Saturday, March 28, from 12 to 3 p.m. in the youth room in Garrett Hall. Come for music, prayer, study, games and fun!!!! CREW is for 4th-7th graders. For more information contact Varita Michell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moms Connect, Saturday, March 28
Moms Connect, Saturday, March 28, 3 - 5 p.m., is a ministry for mothers with young children. We begin with a Godly Play lesson for the moms and toddlers and then sitters will watch the children in the nursery while the moms have a snack and topical discussion in the Library. The nursery will be available for children five and under. For more information contact Keeley Chorn at email@example.com.
Congratulations to Sonia Ayala. She is now the proud owner of a house built by Habitat for Humanity. Check out the photo of the house blessing with Sonia and Fr. Tony Muñoz in the Thursday edition of the Dallas Morning News.
Good for your Soul
Miserere Mei is a setting of Psalm 51 (50) by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. It was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for use in the Sistine Chapel. Go here. This will melt in your soul--in a good way. (Dean Michell)