Update on the Church Building

Sometime during the night of July 7th our beloved church was vandalized by persons unknown. Rocks were thrown through four of our historic stained glass windows, an urn was smashed and the exterior of the building was scratched in several places. Shock has quickly given way to action and we are in the process of beginning repairs and working with the police in this ongoing investigation. The outpouring of prayers and offerings has been truly overwhelming and a testament to the special place that the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew has in our community. We are renewed in our strength as a parish, uplifted by the support of our friends and neighbors from all faith traditions, and growing all the time in our commitment to be a beautiful beacon of God’s love in the center of San Mateo.
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Summer Sunday Worship in July and August

Starting on July 1st and continuing through August 26th, we move to our summer worship schedule of one service at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. We follow Rite I (contemporary language) in July, and Rite I (traditional language) in August. As always, nursery care is available for little ones, and a summer program for kids – Summer Spark – will begin at 8:45 am through the first half of church for children in grades K-6.

Those who normally attend the 8:00 service are asked to provide coffee hour according to the usual alphabetical schedule in July, while those who normally attend 10:15 will do so in August. Coffee hour will be al fresco. As in summers past, coffee hour will be held under the oaks in the Baldwin side garden. Please bring your goodies on a paper plate, well wrapped (to discourage critters), and place them on the table on your way into church.

July Tau Cross Is Here

Some items in this issue of Tau Cross include:

  • Fr. Eric’s sermon from Father’s Day
  • Angelic Faces: Stannie Holt
  • Getting to Know Our Congregation: Philip Kiel
  • Morning Prayer on Independence Day
  • Thrift Shop News
  • Milestones
    • Baptisms
      • Evan Michael Ravelo, May 27th
    • Weddings
      • Ashley Porter & Martin Holly, June 2nd
    • In Memoriam
      • Robert (Bob) Folger, May 3rd
      • Elizabeth Spanjian, May 7th