TIDINGS – February 9, 2020


begin on May 3 at 9:00AM in St. Matthew’s Parlor

Starting Sunday May 3rd, the Rector will offer a series of 5 CLASSES as an informative overview of the history, liturgy, theology, and distinct spirit and character of The Episcopal Church.

All inquiring minds are invited to participate in these conversational sessions held in St. Matthew’s Parlor between the 8AM and 10:15AM Sunday service. These FIVE classes are REQUIRED for those seeking to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church.

Bishop Gayle Harris will preside at a Service of Confirmation and Reception on June 27th, 2020 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St. Boston, MA.

If you wish to be Confirmed or Received this coming June, please contact the office at 978-356-2560 by Monday, April 20, 2020 to meet the deadline to register.

Dates and Topics for 2020 Episcopal Church #101:

5/03/20 – Introduction: “Why bother with religion at all?”
5/10/20 – History and Spirit of the Episcopal Church
5/17/20 – Bible Basics
5/24/20 – Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy
5/31/20 – Spiritual Practices and Review


02.09 Sunday
8:00AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30AM – The Challenges and Graces of Aging

02.10 Monday
12:15PM – Holy Silence

02.11 Tuesday
11:00AM – Ipswich Aware Meeting – St. Matthew’s Parlor
4:30PM – Honors Youth Choir – Boone Hall Choir Room
7:00PM – AMC Movie Night – St. Matthew’s Parlor

02.12 Wednesday
9:30AM – Bible Study – St. Matthew’s Parlor
3:00PM – Youth Group Meeting – Boone Hall Classroom
5:30PM – Holy Silence/Holy Communion
6:00PM – AMC Book Group – St. Matthew’s Parlor
7:30PM – Adult Choir Rehearsal – Church
7:30PM – Chorus North Shore Executive Committee – Parlor

02.13 Thursday
7:00PM – Education for Ministry – St. Matthew’s Parlor

02.14 Friday
10:00AM – Ipswich Senior Center Luncheon – Dorman Gym
5:00PM – TTS/Ipswich Indoor Floor Hockey League – Dorman Gym
7:00PM – Narcotics Anonymous – Boone Hall – Choir Room

02.15 Saturday
8:00AM – AMC Men’s Group

02.16 Sunday
8:00AM – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:15AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II