This Sunday St. Matthew’s will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27th in Julia Beylard Hall. To make attendance easier for all, there will only be one church service that day at 9:00 am with the Annual Meeting immediately following. Childcare will be provided. Senior Warden Evan Powell will lead the meeting, which will include a report from Fr. Eric Hinds, the issuance of a written Annual Report, review of the 2019 budget, a stewardship update, and the election of vestry members and deanery representatives. All parishioners are invited and urged to attend this important event in the life of the parish.
And new to this year, there will be a ministry fair in Julia Beylard Hall. Before and after the Annual Meeting, parishioners are encouraged to visit tables with various St. Matthew’s ministries to learn more and explore all of the exciting options for participating in the life of the church.
The first Family Potluck of 2019 is this Friday, January 11th at 6:00p at Julia Beylard Hall. All are welcome! Bring your favorite dish and share a meal with fellow parish families.
We are excited to present our holiday service schedule for Christmas and New Year’s. Each service is distinctive. Join us for one or more of these joyous festive services!
All during Advent St. Nick will pop up around the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew! Learn fun facts about our glorious church building and community throughout Advent until Christmas day.
St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra in the 4th century, beloved as the patron and protector of seafarers, sailors, brides & grooms, bakers, travelers, and especially children. In his life and ministry, he was an advocate for the poor, expressed generosity to those in need, and had many legendary stories of faith attributed to his great love for Jesus Christ and people.
Follow St. Nick’s adventures on Facebook. Like our page to get updates on his whereabouts on your News Feed!
Advents starts this Sunday, December 2nd and this Advent we welcome back Patrick O’Halloran to assist us in developing a practice of contemplative prayer and living. Over the span of three sessions, participants will be invited to step out of the world of instant communication, multi-tasking, and increasingly complex personal issues to recharge their spiritual batteries. Quiet, inner peace and a renewed zest for life are the goals for taking time to tend to our spirit and soul.
We will gather in the Conference Room in St. Matthew’s Hall on three consecutive Sundays, December 2, 9 and 16 at 9:10 am. You may attend any or all three sessions. Invite a friend!