Sunday Schedule

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 AM
Lectionary Bible Study
Mathes Hall Library

10:15 AM
Sunday School
Mathes Hall

10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II

11:30 AM
Coffee in Mathes Hall


St. Matthew’s To Host Lenten Series

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Charleston's South Hills will host a five-week series “God’s Story through Music,” beginning March 12. Each Wednesday night in Lent, a prominent Charleston-area musician will talk about how faith has been expressed through music and share examples of the music that has shaped God's history. From its Jewish roots through contemporary praise, Christian music will be shown as an expression of changes in faith and worship through the centuries.

The first week, March 12, Rabbi Jim Cohn of Temple Israel will talk about Jewish music. On March 19, Dan Faber, principal organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, will talk about traditional hymnody and how it led Christian worship for five centuries. On March 26, Emily Capece, artistic director of womanSong and well known Charleston performer, will address Shape Note/Sacred Harp singing and its influence in 19th century Appalachian worship. On April 2, Clacy Williams, longtime tenor for The Gospel Harmony Boys, will speak about the role of gospel music. Finally, on April 9, Benjy Cox, musical director at River Ridge Church, will talk about praise music and how it is used in contemporary worship.

Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a soup, salad and rolls “Lenten dinner” prepared by parishioners, which is open to all. At 7 p.m., our guests will begin their hour-long presentations, which will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period.
This is the second year that St. Matthew’s is bringing powerful, well-known speakers to talk about changes in faith and its expression. During Lent 2013, five distinguished local clergy addressed the resurrection of Jesus, speaking to a packed parish hall each week.

St. Matthew's Mathes Hall is at 36 Norwood Road in Charleston's South Hills behind the sanctuary.

An offering of $4 per person to help meet the costs of the dinner is requested but not required.

For more information about this or other events at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Charleston, call Fr. John Hagan at (304) 343-3835 or at (304) 542-1542.

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Upcoming Events

Baptismal Preparation Saturday April19 at 10am


Maundy Thursday Liturgy 7pm and All Night Vigil
April 17 8:15pm to Noon Good Friday
Good Friday Liturgy Noon April 18
Good Friday Stations of the Cross April 18 7pm
Easter-Sunday of the Resurrection April 20
6:30am-Festival Eucharist
8am -Festival Eucharist
10:30am-Festival Eucharist
Easter Egg Hunt 11:45am

Vestry meeting Monday April 21st at 6pm in Parish Hall

PRIME TIMERS LUNCHEON NOON APRIL 23rd!

Adult Christian ed meeting Wednesday April 23rd at 5:30pm in the library

womanSong Concert "The Road Home" Saturday April 26th at 7pm

CHOCOLATE SUNDAY APRIL 27TH!