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As Episcopalians, we believe that God calls all people to participate in the mission of God.
On these pages you'll find information about the agencies with whom we partner and some concrete ways to get involved. We hope you'll join us as we love and serve our neighbors in Wilton and beyond!
Meet our Partners
We are partnering with Circle of Care, Open Door Shelterand HomeFrontand will focus our efforts toward these three wonderful and different organizations, and we believe we will grow into meaningful relationships and do our part to help build the Kingdom of God.
Read more about our partners by clicking on the links to the right.
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Scroll down and look through the upcoming opportunities to join us as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
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Interfaith Service Day, serving the community of New Haven. Sunday, August 6th at 9am-12:30 pm This will be St.Matthew's second year participating in Interfaith Service Day. It will be our act of worship for this Sunday as we gather in Ne...
Join us on Sunday the 22nd for a special forum after church with the Co-Founder of Circle of Care. Liz will join us for church and introduce the forum at the end of worship. Then, stay for the forum at 11:30 and learn how you can be more involved...
St. Matthew's is collecting toys and gifts for pediatric cancer patients, ages 13-17. Bins are be available for drop-offs beginning November 1st. An Amazon Wishlist is also available for those who would rather purchase online - those gifts woul...
St Matthew’s is a community of disciples and we are on a journey together. We are called to participate in God’s mission. We learn and dream, worship and pray, laugh, cry and serve together. St. Matt’s is a place where we learn about God and learn to be disciples. It’s a place to call home. A place to belong. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome.
At St. Matthew’s, we are committed to cultivating a faith-filled space that warmly welcomes all, as we seek to grow in our knowledge, love and pursuit of Jesus and his way, together. We believe our Children and Youth, rooted in Christ, are equipped to start leaving their mark in our communities and across the world.
“For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you” (1 Chronicles 29:14, NRSV)
Many Episcopalians know this line of scripture because we say it in our Eucharistic liturgy every week. It reflects our deepest understanding of thanksgiving and stewardship - God gives us everything! When we give to God, others, and the church, we are really giving back what is originally a gift from God. We are all stewards of the resources, abilities, and opportunities that God has entrusted to our care, and s caretakers of these gifts, we support our church and God’s mission by using our time, our skills, and our financial resources.
A pledge is a spiritual promise, a commitment to the life of a faith community, a commitment to which God calls each one of us. Pledges help with orderly financial planning and they make possible all the programming and fellowship that we enjoy together, including: children’s and youth ministries, music, building operations and maintenance, clergy and staff compensation, mission engagement, fellowship, and much more. YOU are the heart of St. Matthew's. Your generous gift makes all of our programming possible.
It is the tradition of St. Matthew’s to use fresh flowers at our altar every Sunday for worship as well as other special occasions. Prepared by our Flower Guild, you may sponsor the flowers on a date of your choosing in memory of a loved one, in thanksgiving, or other purpose for a suggested donation of $75. Those named in memory or in thanksgiving are also included in the prayers of the people on that Sunday. Following worship, our Petal Pushers deliver the flowers to members or friends of St. Matthew’s, bringing our prayers from our altar to their home.
III, Canon 9, Section 6(b6), of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal
Church (2015) is generally interpreted to mean
that, at a minimum of one Sunday a month, the loose offering at the Holy
Eucharist is designated for the clergy discretionary fund. Congregations may
wish to set aside a budgeted amount for the discretionary fund in addition to
or as a substitute for the above method. Congregations may designate that all
fees or gifts received for weddings, funerals, and baptisms are contributed to
the discretionary fund. Individuals may also contribute to the fund with