Parish Life at St. Matthew’s is rich and full. Whether we are welcoming newcomers, caring for members in the parish or gathering in fellowship to celebrate the blessings of life, there are many ways to get involved:
- Parish Nurture groups serve the pastoral needs of our church family during times of illness, death, etc.
- The Bereavement Ministry sends a condolence cards.
- The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a lay order of men devoted to prayer, study and service.
- The Daughters of the King is a lay order of women devoted to prayer and service.
- Flower Deliveries are made from Sunday’s flowers on Monday morning to those who are sick, in the hospital or celebrating for special occasions and anniversaries.
- The Prayer Shawl/Lap Robe Ministry makes small blankets that clergy take to assist in healing of hospitalized parishioners.
- The Care Team ministry is comprised of volunteer parishioners. We make connections with our parish family through cards, emails, visits, phone calls and meal deliveries. Working closely with our clergy, the Care Teams provide support to parish members in need.
Hospitality opportunities are numerous. We join together to host receptions, to celebrate members of the parish, and for major events such as the Parish Annual Meeting Luncheon.
- The Bread for Newcomers Ministry bakes and/or delivers a loaf of bread to first time visitors.
- The Cookie Jar Ministry keeps a supply of homemade cookies and bars available for receptions and events.
- The Cooks and Bottlewashers support events such as The Annual Luncheon, The Agape Dinner during Holy Week, and The Parish Breakfast. There is always a need for people who enjoy helping with set up, cooking and clean up. Ask to have your name added to the e-mail list to learn when help is needed.
- The Funeral Visitation Ministry assists parishioners who choose to have visitation at the church.
- Our Greeters/Welcome Group welcomes and assists parishioners, visitors and newcomers coming to Sunday services.
- The Kitchen Ministry organizes and makes sure the kitchen is ready for groups to use.
- Sunday Morning Coffee is served in the narthex (lobby) by men in the parish during the fall, winter and spring. Families host with lemonade in the summer months.
For more information on any of these activities, please inquire using our Contact Form.