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Christian Stewardship Ministries at St. Matthew's Parish

Mark 16:15
15He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.


Daughters of the King

Health Ministries

Vestry Service

Time and Talent Tithe

Prison Ministry

Sunday School

Chior - Music


Acolyte(AK-o-lite)(Greek, "follower"). A lay person, usually a child or young adult, who assist ministers in worship services.

A term specifically applied to one who carries a torch or a candle in processions and at other times during the liturgy. This term is also commonly interchanged with server. Originally a minor clerical order but now usually a lay function in the church.

Crucifer a person in a religious procession who bears the cross and who leads the procession into the church.

("cross-bearer"). Acolyte who carries the cross in a church procession before the service. The crucifer is followed by the choir, the acolytes, the lay ministers, and then the clergy in order of rank (highest last).

Torchbearer One that carries a torch.


Lay Eucharist Ministries

Can't come to Church? Church will come to You!!

As the monthly listing of services shows, there are a number of Lay Eucharistic Ministers trained and willing to bring the Eucharist to those who are sick, shut in, or unable to come to the Church. If you would like someone to bring you the Communion, or know of someone who would like that, please contact the Church Office at 456-5235 or slip a note in the offering plate on Sunday mornings.

Pioneer Home Lay Euchristic Ministers visit for services with friends. If you would like to join this Ministry please contact the office for more information.

Denali Center Lay Euchristic Ministers visit for services with friends. If you would like to join this Ministry please contact the office for more information. 



Altar Guild Ministry

Altar Guild  members prepare the Church for all services, caring for linens, polishing silver and brass, ordering supplies, and taking care of vestments.

Altar Guild Manual

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National Altar Guild Website

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OUR MISSION: We the people of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska receive God's love and are becoming a warm and loving community who share that love with ALL God's Children.

Regular Sunday Services: 10:30 AM on the Lawn

10:30 AM Morning Prayer streamed on our Facebook Page 

Wednesday Services (Sept. - May): Compline Streamed Live on FB


Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

1030 2nd Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska  99701
Phone# 907-456-5235

Entrance to the Church itself is on 1st Avenue through the wooden doors.

For pastoral emergencies please call 907-456-5235 ext. 6.

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