Category Archives: Parish Life

Senior Peer Counseling Program Presentation

Twice in January, Michele Epstein of Peninsula Family Service (PFS) and Kitty Van Beckum made presentations to parishioners on the Senior Peer Counseling Program offered by PFS.  They met with parishioners on Sunday, January 12th and later in the month with St. Catherine’s Section.

The goal was two-fold: to educate St. Matthew’s community about this wonderful, caring service for seniors and to invite our own senior parishioners to become volunteers. Michele talked about the program parameters and Kitty spoke from her volunteer perspective about how rewarding this service this can be for volunteers. 

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist

We welcome everyone, especially visitors to the Bay Area, to come to St. Matthew’s as we gather for a Eucharist service at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019. This service provides an opportunity, with music and prayer, to gather, reflect and give thanks for what might be close to one’s heart on this special holiday. St. Matthew’s is one of the few parishes that offer a Thanksgiving eucharist in our area.

Thanksgiving Day is listed among the major feasts in the Episcopal Church calendar.  It is one of two national holidays that are also part of our church list of Holy Days marked to be observed throughout the year (the other is Independence Day).  

Aloha Spirit Gala Pictures

The parish gathered on a balmy Saturday, October 5th, 2019 for the annual gala fundraiser. With the theme of Aloha Spirit, attendees came out in colorful Hawaiian attire and a festive feeling was in the air.

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.

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.