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

News and NotesFebruary 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
Where: Garrett Parlor
When: Sundays, 9:35a.m.

“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: Where Do I Fit In?  Questions? Please contact Dean Michell @ Great Hall, Stage End, 9:35 a.m. on Sundays. Bring your coffee and questions.

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 Varita at

Food Pantry
Sunday, March 1, Food Pantry — The intake for food offerings will be next Sunday (it's always on the first Sunday of the month).  A list of suggested items will be available as you leave the church service today. Thank you for helping reach out to those in our neighborhood who are in need of help with groceries.

Moms Connect
Moms Connect, Saturday, March 7, 3:00 pm, 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

 Seder Meal - Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m.  The Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. Come experience part of our Jewish heritage as Christians as we share a Passover meal together. In the Great Hall. 
Choral Evensong
Sunday, February 22 at 4 p.m.—The men of the Cathedral Choir will sing plainsong and music of AGeorge Dyson and Maurice Besley for next Sunday's Evensong. Bring a friend!

New Sundermann Gallery Display
"Common Exposures" - Justus Sundermann Gallery - A photographic exhibit featuring Black and White Street Photography of Dallas from artist Richard Hill, a parishioner of Church of the Incarnation. Artist Reception, Thursday, February 26, 6-8 p.m.

Home Eucharist Services – Lent, 2015
The Home of Evelyn Luciani Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrant: Fr. Stephen Setzer

The Home of Mike and Helen Cline Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrant: Dean Neal Michell

The Home of Chris and Laura Hodge Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrant: Fr. David Miller

The Home of Steve and Margaret Sale Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Celebrant: Fr. George Luck
For more information or to register, please contact Rev. Stephen Setzer at       

Good for your Soul
Os Justi by Anton Bruckner. The words are from Psalm 78: "The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just." This will melt your heart Go here. (Dean Michell) 


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. — Traditional Holy Eucharist (Rite 1 with music)

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

9:30 a.m. — Adult Class

10:30 a.m. — Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Full Choral

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

10 a.m. — Holy Communion and Healing Prayer

5:30 p.m. — Centering Prayer

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