The Week of February 26th to March 4rth 2007


Monday February 26th
Lenten Feria
Church Office Closed
Harvest Unlimited 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday February 27th
Lenten Feria - Feast of George Herbert - Priest
Harvest Unlimited 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday February 28th
Lenten Feria
St. Oswald, Bishop of Worchester,
Archbishop of York, Abbot, 922
5:30 pm Stations of the Cross/Holy Eucharist
Lenten Series on Prayer with a Soup Supper

Thursday March 1st
Lenten Feria
Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia,
Wales, c 544
Harvest Unlimited 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday March 2nd
Lenten Feria
Feast of Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
Day of Abstinence
Harvest Unlimited 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday March 3rd
Lenten Feria
Feast of John and Charles Wesley
Priests, 1791, 1788

Ember Day
Safe Church Workshop 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Luke's (5923 Royal Ln. Dallas)

Sunday March 4rth
Second Sunday in Lent
9:30 am Adult Sunday School in the Library
10:30 am Children's Sunday School in the Education Building
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
12:00 pm First Sunday Lunch
Lay reader: Jennifer Hamrick
Lay Eucharistic Minister: Deacon Moore
Oblations: Susan Goodson & Bari Hart


Harvest Unlimited
Harvest Unlimited teaches congregations how to contact their neighbors and invite them to church, using the telephone, and it provides all of the demographics by zip code. This ministry has proven highly effective throughout the U.S. It not only brings in many new families, but it also infuses the parish with new life. Members of St. Matthias have attended numerous hours of training and the program has begun! If you are interested in participating please contact Father Perschall. Vicki Beeler is the Call Chair and Deacon Moore is the Prayer Chair.

Father Perschall and Deacon Moore at Harvest Unlimited Training.

The Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross is a devotion based on the time Jesus carried the cross through the streets of Jerusalem to the place of crucifixion. St. Matthias will walk the Stations of the Cross each Wednesday at 5:30 pm followed by the Eucharist. We will then move to the Parish Hall for a light supper and the Lenten Series.

Lenten Series
The 2007 Lenten Series begins this Wednesday.
The Series will focus on Anglican Spirituality. Each Wednesday we will cover the basic tasks that traditionally have been associated with Lent. Stations of the Cross, Prayer, Scripture Reading, Almsgiving and Fasting.

Safe Church Workshop
March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke's 5923 Royal Ln. Dallas
The workshop focuses on diocesan policies and suggestions regarding safe church environments, as well as child abuse prevention and detection. It is for those who have not previously attended. The workshop is required for all clergy, employees (including clerical and day maintenance personnel), volunteers who supervise youth activities, and parochial school staff. Participation by unpaid Sunday school teachers is not required; however, they are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ellen Gunn 214-826-8310. You should direct questions to the Office of the Canon to the Ordinary at the same phone number.

March 22 – 25 at All Saints Camp 418 Stanton Way, Pottsboro
The rector will be Jo Dodson from St. Paul's, Greenville. For applications or more information, contact Linda 214-351-9330 or go to

All Saints Camp
Is now accepting registrations for Summer Camp 2007 that will carry the theme, "Listen! God is Calling." All Saints invites people of all ages to spend a week surrounded by God's creation and listening for God's call among the stately trees and wave-lapped shores. They have a camp for every age. Come join them! For more information about the summer camp schedule, go to

Newsletter & Blog
If you would like to submit a picture, article or have a suggestion please contact Jennifer Mason. Thanks to Greg Mason and especially Rene Spann for submitting so many pictures for both the newsletter and this blog.

The Week of February 19th to February 25th 2007


Monday February 19th
Last day of the Tanzania Primates Meeting
Please continue praying for the Primates
Church Office Closed
Vestry Meeting 6:00 pm Parish Hall

Tuesday February 20th
Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper 5:30 pm Parish Hall

Wednesday February 21st
Ash Wednesday
The First Day of Lent
Services at both 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
(No Eucharist/Healing)

Thursday February 22nd
St. Peter's Chair at Antioch

Friday February 23rd
Polycarp, Bishop of Martyr Smyrna
Deadline for newsletter submissions

Saturday February 24rth
St. Matthias, Apostle

Sunday February 25th
First Sunday in Lent
9:30 am Adult Sunday School in the Library
10:30 am Children's Sunday School in the Education Building
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
12:00 pm Coffee/Goodies in the Parish Hall


Shrove Tuesday:
Thanks to the Men of the Church for hosting our Pancake Supper!
Please bring friends and neighbors and enjoy the pancakes, sausage and fellowship.
There is no charge but donations are appreciated.

Ash Wednesday:
There are two services for Ash Wednesday. The imposition of Ashes will occur at both services. The 5:30 pm Service will replace our usual Eucharist/Healing Service.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard! We broke some records this year! A full report to follow in our March newsletter.

Harvest Unlimited:
Members of the church have attended two training sessions for this new program. A full report to follow in our March Newsletter. Please visit their website to learn more:
UPDATE: Next week we will begin this program. If you are interested in participating or to find out more please contact Father Perschall. If you would like to join the Prayer Team contact Muriel and if you would like to join the Calling Team contact Vicki.

New Link:
There is a new link in our "link section"- check it out! This link is for our daily readings according to our Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in the English Standard Version (ESV).

The Week of February 12th to February 18th 2007


Monday: February 12th
Primates Meeting at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Church Office Closed

Tuesday: February 13th
Absalom Jones
51st Annual Smorgasbord
Please arrive by 10:00 am

Wednesday: February 14th
Cyril and Methdius
Valentines Day
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist/Healing Service

Thursday: February 15th
Thomas Bray

Friday: February 16th

Saturday: February 17th
Harvest Unlimited Meeting

Sunday: February 18th
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Amazing Grace Sunday
9:30 am Adult Sunday School in the Library
10:30 am Children's Sunday School in the Education Building
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
12:00 pm Coffee/Goodies in the Parish Hall


Smorgasbord Reminders:
Please turn all ticket money in to Rene or Peggy.
Please be at the church on no later then 10:00 am.
Please bring all food prepared and ready to serve!
Please bring food in several smaller containers instead of one large dish.
Please remember to mark any dishes, utensils etc. with your name.

Birthdays & Anniversaries:
Anne Perryman 12th
Mary Ann Perryman 14th