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Parish Clean-Up Day

Saint Matthew’s Property Committee will be running a Parish Clean-Up Day on Saturday, January 18th from 9am to 3pm. The primary goal of this event will be to clean-out and organize the four storage areas (closets) in the Parish Hall. If you manage or participate in a ministry with items stored in any of these…

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Epiphany and the Mission of the Church

During Epiphany the Church draws our attention to God’s intention that all people become a part of his beloved community. The Apostle Paul has much to say to all of us at St. Matthews about the call that is on our lives as believers to be ambassadors who bring the world’s people to peace with…

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Preparation for the 2020 Solemn Communion Group

While some of our children begin receiving communion at a young age, we offer Solemn Communion for further learning about the Eucharist as a group experience for elementary school children. Typically, the participants are in third grade or older. This Solemn Communion preparation is aligned with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd work and should…

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Hospitality

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 3:2 From before Jesus’ birth, while his mother and father journeyed to Bethlehem, we Christians, like them, have been dependent on Hospitality of strangers. In Bethlehem Mary and Joseph were unable to find room in the inn and so…

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Annual Parish Meeting & 2019 Annual Report

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 10 at 9:50 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Sunday school will be offered at the usual time of 9 a.m. and will continue until the meeting’s end. To accommodate the meeting, our 9 a.m. Eucharist will be abbreviated, and the later service will start at…

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The Art of Discipline

Discipline. Too often when we consider “discipline” we think of punishment. “Spare the rod, spoil the child,” we quote. But what if “discipline” is the process by which we become more Christ-like? Donald Coggan, an Archbishop of Canterbury observed, “I go through life as a transient on his way to eternity, made in the image…

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Announcing our New Coordinator for Youth Ministry

I am pleased to announce that with advice and approval of the Vestry, I have called Anthony Carrella to serve as Coordinator for Youth Ministry at St. Matthew’s. He will begin his ministry on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. I wanted there to be an overlap for Anthony to be introduced to the youth by Fr….

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Stewardship: our faithful response to God’s Generosity

Stewardship. God has given us memory, reason, and skill for the common good. If we would be faithful stewards of these gifts, skills, and resources we will mirror the incredible generosity of our God toward us as we engage the world around us. In the book of Deuteronomy God states an expectation for the people…

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Message from our Associate Rector Jay Walton

It’s been a whirlwind of a month both personally and around Saint Matthew’s. We just celebrated St. Matthew’s day where we heard the impact Saint Matthew’s has had on so many families and the community. The weather was beautiful, so we were able to sit and chat with each other while enjoying some delicious food….

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Message from Interim Rector Peter B. Stube

It has been my great privilege to be invited to walk with you as interim rector in this time of discernment and transition in the life of St. Matthews. I want to propose some of the work we will do together. Teamwork: We will use our time together to hear what the Spirit is saying…

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