Daughters of the King
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a national organization of women who follow a Rule of Life that includes prayer, service and evangelism.  The St. Matthias chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month.  All women in the parish are welcome to explore this option for spiritual growth and community. For more information contact the Rev. Carole Horton-Howe

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Dreams & Resurrection
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Dreams & Resurrection

From author and group facilitator Jack Call:

Can we realistically hope to be resurrected after we die? Is it reasonable to believe in an afterlife, or is this a case where reason and faith diverge? Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. Are we to believe that the idea of an afterlife doesn’t make sense but we should believe in it anyway because the Bible tells us so? To me, that would make it very hard to follow the part of the commandment that says to love the Lord your God with all your mind, as well as all your heart and all your soul.

In my book Dreams and Resurrection, I try to explain why I think we have good reasons to believe in an afterlife and that, in fact, it is the idea of eternal death that doesn’t make sense. I would love to share my thoughts with you and to learn about your thoughts on this topic, in a discussion group on the book this fall. We are meeting in the chapel, from 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings from September 23 through October 28. You may purchase a copy from Father Bill for $10, or online at amazon. Everyone is welcome, and if you have missed an earlier meeting, come anyway. I hope to see you there.

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Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Dreams & Resurrection
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Dreams & Resurrection

From author and group facilitator Jack Call:

Can we realistically hope to be resurrected after we die? Is it reasonable to believe in an afterlife, or is this a case where reason and faith diverge? Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. Are we to believe that the idea of an afterlife doesn’t make sense but we should believe in it anyway because the Bible tells us so? To me, that would make it very hard to follow the part of the commandment that says to love the Lord your God with all your mind, as well as all your heart and all your soul.

In my book Dreams and Resurrection, I try to explain why I think we have good reasons to believe in an afterlife and that, in fact, it is the idea of eternal death that doesn’t make sense. I would love to share my thoughts with you and to learn about your thoughts on this topic, in a discussion group on the book this fall. We are meeting in the chapel, from 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings from September 23 through October 28. You may purchase a copy from Father Bill for $10, or online at amazon. Everyone is welcome, and if you have missed an earlier meeting, come anyway. I hope to see you there.

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Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Wine Tasting Trip
Nov
2
12:00 AM00:00

Wine Tasting Trip

On Saturday, November 2, we’ll be traveling by bus to Santa Barbara for wine tasting and a visit to the Funky Town district. The cost for transportation is $30. Please sign up on the clipboard or see Sally Schacht (sally@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Choral Evensong & Feast of Memorial Lights
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Choral Evensong & Feast of Memorial Lights

The Choral Evensong and Feast of Memorial Lights is an old tradition at St. Matthias. It is held on the Sunday closes to All Saints Day and is an opportunity to honor family members, friends, and pets who have died.  Each loved one’s name is read during the service and is represented by a tree light which is turned on after the service on the patio.

 

Following the service, the Pastoral Commission sponsors a dinner. The profits from the dinner are used by the Pastoral Commission to provide flowers, meals, and special needs to St. Matthias family members. All of the money goes directly back to our St. Matthias family. This is the only fundraiser that the Pastoral Commission has during the year, and we encourage all you to attend. This is a family event and children are welcome. Tickets will be sold in October and November.     

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Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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ECW Book Group
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

ECW Book Group

The ECW Book Group is a small gathering of Saint Matthias women who enjoy sharing good books and good conversation. A new book is selected each month. The books may be fiction or non-fiction, spiritual or not. Meetings rotate among group members' homes. Contact Mary Jo Call or Andrea Schmid for more information.

Book -

Host - Angela Warner

 

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Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Daughters of the King
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a national organization of women who follow a Rule of Life that includes prayer, service and evangelism.  The St. Matthias chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month.  All women in the parish are welcome to explore this option for spiritual growth and community. For more information contact the Rev. Carole Horton-Howe

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Advent Quiet Day
Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

Advent Quiet Day

Prepare for Christmas with a morning of prayer and reflection focusing on the Advent themes of waiting and anticipation.

For more information, see Angela Warner or contact Rev. Carole Horton-Howe at carole@stmatthiaswhittier.org.

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ECW Book Group
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

ECW Book Group

The ECW Book Group is a small gathering of Saint Matthias women who enjoy sharing good books and good conversation. A new book is selected each month. The books may be fiction or non-fiction, spiritual or not. Meetings rotate among group members' homes. Contact Mary Jo Call or Andrea Schmid for more information.

Book -

Host - Feppy Rahn

 

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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Dreams & Resurrection
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Dreams & Resurrection

From author and group facilitator Jack Call:

Can we realistically hope to be resurrected after we die? Is it reasonable to believe in an afterlife, or is this a case where reason and faith diverge? Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. Are we to believe that the idea of an afterlife doesn’t make sense but we should believe in it anyway because the Bible tells us so? To me, that would make it very hard to follow the part of the commandment that says to love the Lord your God with all your mind, as well as all your heart and all your soul.

In my book Dreams and Resurrection, I try to explain why I think we have good reasons to believe in an afterlife and that, in fact, it is the idea of eternal death that doesn’t make sense. I would love to share my thoughts with you and to learn about your thoughts on this topic, in a discussion group on the book this fall. We are meeting in the chapel, from 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings from September 23 through October 28. You may purchase a copy from Father Bill for $10, or online at amazon. Everyone is welcome, and if you have missed an earlier meeting, come anyway. I hope to see you there.

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ECW Book Group
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

ECW Book Group

The ECW Book Group is a small gathering of Saint Matthias women who enjoy sharing good books and good conversation. A new book is selected each month. The books may be fiction or non-fiction, spiritual or not. Meetings rotate among group members' homes. Contact Mary Jo Call or Andrea Schmid for more information.

Book - A High Wind in Jamaica

Host - Andrea Schmid

 

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Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

St. Matthias Discernment

As we plan ahead for 2020, Fr. Bill is seeking a group of people to commit to praying for God’s guidance for our parish. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30  in the sanctuary for a short liturgy and prayer time, and will also commit to individual daily prayer. Meetings will run from October 1st through November 12th. Sign up on the clipboard outside the church or contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) for more information.

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Dreams & Resurrection
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dreams & Resurrection

From author and group facilitator Jack Call:

Can we realistically hope to be resurrected after we die? Is it reasonable to believe in an afterlife, or is this a case where reason and faith diverge? Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. Are we to believe that the idea of an afterlife doesn’t make sense but we should believe in it anyway because the Bible tells us so? To me, that would make it very hard to follow the part of the commandment that says to love the Lord your God with all your mind, as well as all your heart and all your soul.

In my book Dreams and Resurrection, I try to explain why I think we have good reasons to believe in an afterlife and that, in fact, it is the idea of eternal death that doesn’t make sense. I would love to share my thoughts with you and to learn about your thoughts on this topic, in a discussion group on the book this fall. We are meeting in the chapel, from 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings from September 23 through October 28. You may purchase a copy from Father Bill for $10, or online at amazon. Everyone is welcome, and if you have missed an earlier meeting, come anyway. I hope to see you there.

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Inquirers' Class
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Inquirers' Class

This five-week class begins at 9 AM and meets in the Chase Room. It’s open to all interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church as well as those preparing for confirmation.

Confirmation is the process of affirming our faith and committing to the responsibilities of our baptismal vows. Our Diocesan Bishop, John Taylor, will visit and confirm on October 13th.

If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal church or have questions about it, please contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) or Rev. Carole (carole@stmatthiaswhittier.org).

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Oct
5
7:00 AM07:00

Grounds Beautification

In preparation for Bishop Taylor’s visit, we’ll be planting new flowers, weeding, mulching, and trimming hedges around the church this Saturday morning, October 5, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Rakes, brooms, shovels, etc. will be provided, but plan to bring your own gloves and smaller gardening tools. Sign up on the clipboard in front of the church. Contact Mary Jean (mchrist1@uci.edu) or Larry Christian for more information.

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Inquirers' Class
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Inquirers' Class

This five-week class begins at 9 AM and meets in the Chase Room. It’s open to all interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church as well as those preparing for confirmation.

Confirmation is the process of affirming our faith and committing to the responsibilities of our baptismal vows. Our Diocesan Bishop, John Taylor, will visit and confirm on October 13th.

If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal church or have questions about it, please contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) or Rev. Carole (carole@stmatthiaswhittier.org).

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Inquirers' Class
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Inquirers' Class

This five-week class begins at 9 AM and meets in the Chase Room. It’s open to all interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church as well as those preparing for confirmation.

Confirmation is the process of affirming our faith and committing to the responsibilities of our baptismal vows. Our Diocesan Bishop, John Taylor, will visit and confirm on October 13th.

If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal church or have questions about it, please contact Fr. Bill (bill@stmatthiaswhittier.org) or Rev. Carole (carole@stmatthiaswhittier.org).

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Daughters of the King
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a national organization of women who follow a Rule of Life that includes prayer, service and evangelism.  The St. Matthias chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month.  All women in the parish are welcome to explore this option for spiritual growth and community. For more information contact the Rev. Carole Horton-Howe

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