Category Archives: Parish Life

Family Fun Fest and Parish Picnic, September 22

Join us for one of our most anticipated events of the year! The Family Fun Fest and Parish Picnic is held on the feast day of St. Matthew our patron saint.

Everyone is invited to our free Family Fun Fest! Your kids will love the bouncy houses, carnival games, face painting and crafts, while you will love the lunch and community.

Details
Date/Time: September 22, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Free event parking available
Questions? Call the church office at 650-342-1481.

Youth Mission Car Wash Fundraiser, Sunday June 30

UPDATE – July 9 – Thank you to everyone who supported the youth ministry with your dirty cars. This fundraiser contributed $2,800 to the mission trip!

Our Youth Mission Team will be washing cars in the church parking lot this Sunday, June 30th at the 8:00 am and 10:15 am services! This year the Youth Mission Team will be working in coastal communities near Crescent City on the Oregon border. They will be serving local residents and organizations repairing homes, stewarding the environments, creating connections, and living faith in action. Come support them with your dirty cars and donations!

Angelic Faces: Roger Dewes

By Darlia Clerico

Roger has been attending St. Matthew’s ever since his mother first brought him and his three brothers to church back in 1964! The family had moved to the area from Evanston, Illinois. Though such a move can be challenging, Roger says that, “St. Matthew’s became a touchstone for stability, family togetherness, and contentment.” Roger has been a faithful servant of our church ever since.

Roger began his volunteerism at St. Matthew’s as a youth coordinator for high school students. He enjoyed planning winter ski trips, service activities, and movie outings. Roger sang bass in the church choir for over two years. In his current roles as veteran greeter and usher, he is a natural at making people feel welcome at St. Matthew’s. He warmly greets everyone as they enter the church for services and hands out programs. Roger’s genuine way of making people feel comfortable comes from his heart: “I continue to serve my friends as Sunday usher.” He greets communicants, offering an arm as he assists them down the stairs or gives a high five to the young ones as they proceed back to their pews. Roger is an excellent listener and has a knack for sensing when a parishioner needs assistance, which he offers gently and with dignity to the person in need. Roger says that he “feels right at home and in just the right spot on Sunday mornings.” 

Thank you, Roger, for your heartfelt and sincere commitment of time and talent to St. Matthew’s.

Easter Services

Join us for joyful Easter services on Sunday, April 21 at 8:00am or 10:15am. After the 10:15am service, there will be an all parish photo immediately after in front of the big window facing El Camino Real.

The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:45 am followed by an Easter feast and crafts for the kids!

Angelic Faces: The Hagerty Family

By Darlia Clerico

While relocating to San Mateo, the Hagerty family attended a summer service. They were so warmly greeted at coffee hour, they immediately knew St. Matthew’s would be their church home. The Hagerty family is exceptionally active at church and the Day School. Each one of them is always willing to do more for St. Matthew’s and we are blessed to have them in our church and school community. 

Diane and Jeff stated, “We feel truly blessed to have a deep experience of both our church and school. Collectively, it is such a nurturing, loving, and fun community.” Some of their favorite activities are Blessing of the Animals, Easter Services, the Gala, and the Youth Group Overnight. They love the unending hospitality, cherished friends and many wonderful experiences at St. Matthew’s. 

Diane serves on the Vestry and is a member of St. Catherine’s. She did an outstanding job as the Gala Co-Chair. Diane is always making delicious goodies for our church functions. 

Jeff serves as an Usher. His project management skills came in handy to lead the Joint Church and School Master Planning Committee. One significant project he undertook was the bench work over the bioswale as part of the update to our beautiful Memorial Garden. Jeff also served on the Day School Board of Trustees. 

Lauren and Patrick are Acolytes. They participated in the Confirmation Class of 2017. They help in the church nursery during services and attend Youth Group. Lauren and Patrick are two respectful, well-mannered, wonderful young adults.  

Diane, Jeff, Lauren and Patrick, thank you for all that you do and give of yourselves for the Glory of God.