- As many of you know, James Kari received an Endowment grant to work on making hymns available in the native languages.
1915 hymnal links as of December 12
On December 9 Susan Paskvan and James Kari formatted two hymns from the 1915 Koyukon hymnal on Google Docs. These are now being used in language classes at Yukon-Koyukuk School District; some were sung by students during the YKSD Virtual Christmas Party on Dec. 14.
The hymns are transcribed in the Upper Koyukon writing system. To view and listen to these go to:
Hark the Herald -- sung by Hilda Stevens, Mable Charlie, Sarah Silas, Geroge Edwin, and Bessie Barnabus
Come All Ye Faithful -- sung by Hilda Stevens and Mable Charlie
We will add more hymns to Google Docs from time to time. There are about 55 audio files by five Koyukon or Lower Tanana speakers singing 30 of the 36 hymns from 1915 hymnal. We will try to publish a new version of the hymnal during 2017. We thank the St. Matthews Endowment fund for supporting this 2015-2016 project.
- There is a new sign-up sheet in the parish hall listing needed janitorial and kitchen supplies. If you would like to donate items, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet so that others can see what is still needed.
- St. Matthew’s is looking for someone who is interested in organizing St. Matthew’s historical documents and artifacts. If you have a talent for organization and would like to help preserve St. Matthew’s history, please contact Jessica or Rev. Liz at the Church office
- St Matthews has implemented a Tobacco-Free Church Grounds Policy for the overall health and welfare of its members. Tobacco use will not be permitted within church buildings or anywhere on church grounds. This policy will apply to all employees, members and visitors attending events at the church. This policy went into effect September 1, 2016. For more information please contact Jessica at the Church Office.
Our Junior Warden, Tom Marsh, can always use our help so, to help expedite this, there is a new email list (Google Group) that Tom will be posting to in terms of what projects are being worked on and when your help is needed. If you would like to sign up for this email list please complete the form below.