At St. Matthew's, worship is the heart of what we do. We are a community that is on a spiritual journey. From our oldest to youngest members, tallest to smallest, we gather to worship with all of who we are and all of what we carry. Worship is a place for us to gather and find shelter in the most difficult of times, and also a place for us to share our great joy with a community where we are welcome to be our whole selves.
We hope you'll take a look through these pages to learn more about our worship life at St. Matt's. While Sunday morning is our primary time to worship, there are many opportunities to gather for prayer and song throughout the seasons.
Please note July Service Times:
Sunday 8am and 9:30am
August Worship & Joint Worship Schedule:
- August 4th: 8:00am at St. Matt's; 9:30am at WPC*
- August 11th: No 8:00am service; 9:30am at WPC
- August 18th: 8:00am & 9:30am at St. Matt's
- August 25th: 8:00am & 9:30am at St. Matt's
*Please note, on the first two Sundays in August, our second service will take place across the courtyard with ou…Read More »
Baptism is just the start of a spiritual journey, inviting us more and more deeply into the mystery of faith. Before one is baptized, they make a series of vows about how they intend to live their life with Jesus going forward. If we’re baptizing a baby, their parents and Godparents make these promises for them until they’re old enough to make them for themselves. And then, t…Read More »
Our faith teaches us that marriage is a sacramental rite in which two persons “enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows" (BCP, p. 861). The union is understood to be intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity…Read More »
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything e…Read More »
At St. Matthew's, music is an important and vibrant component of worship and parish life. This ministry is strongly valued by our congregation as a whole, and includes children, youth and adults as equal partners in music making and leadership. As a musical parish, we place great emphasis on congregational singing through hymns, psalms and service music.
Our parish choirs are vit…