Worship on Sunday Mornings

"Worship the LORD with gladness; come into God's presence with singing." - Psalm 100:2


Gathering together in community to seek God - drawing near to God and to each other - is the heart of what we do as Christians. Each church tends to have its own way of doing things--their own unique flavor--and Episcopal churches are no different!  We follow an order of worship (or liturgy), found in the Book of Common Prayer, very similar to a Roman Catholic mass or Lutheran service. Liturgy means "the work of the people," and this work of worship joins us to the ancient scriptures and prayers that have been passed down to us from our ancestors in the faith, generation to generation. It draws us into the sweeping drama of God's work of redemption in the world. We are reminded once again of who and whose we are. And we are nourished and empowered to take that message and hope out into our world around us, to be bearers of good news, to be agents of healing and reconciliation.


St. Matthew's invites you to join us in any of our worship services. We're a friendly and helpful bunch, so if there is something happening in the service you don't understand or you're not sure what to do, just ask!  You won't ever be put on the spot or embarrassed in any way here. Dress ranges from formal to casual, basically whatever is comfortable to you. We truly believe God doesn't care what you wear, God cares about your heart. We do, too!  We hope to see you soon. 


Nursery and children's faith formation programming is available at all Sunday services

  • 8:00 am

    This is our most traditional service, following Rite I in the Book of Common Prayer. You will hear our wonderful new organ accompanying the singing of hymns, ancient prayers of the church which harken back to King James English and the early Celtic church, listen to readings from Holy Scripture, join in the ancient creed of the church, hear sanctus bells punctuate the saying of "holy, holy, holy" and the elevation of the bread and the wine at communion. This service aims to be reverent yet spirited in honoring the Anglican/Episcopal liturgical heritage.

  • 9:30 am

    "Come worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness..."

    This broadly traditional worship service (following Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer) has an equally broad range of music from beloved classical hymns to gospel spirituals led by our choir and accompanists on our grand piano and new organ. More importantly, you will find a broad range of people at this service: younger, older, and in the middle, from all walks of life. Together, we joyously seek the Lord. Prayer, hymns and praise, an inspiring message to ponder, communion, and good friends await you. Come and see!

Saturdays, 5:00 pm

Our Saturday evening worship service follows the traditional Evening Prayer format with Holy Communion offered twice a month. Here you will enter into spoken and silent prayer accompanied by guitar-led hymns and choruses, scripture readings, and a short reflection or homily. This is one of our more intimate services and is offered especially for those who have conflicts in coming to a regular Sunday morning worship service.

Taizé Prayer

Taizé is a prayer service of contemplation and song. It comes from the worship tradition of the Taizé Community in France, an ecumenical group of Protestant and Roman Catholic brothers. The songs are simple repetitive chants from words of scripture and prayers that draw us into the heart of God. The space is dimly lit with candles and beautiful icons focus our attention on the presence of God around us. 


Taizé prayer is held the first and third Sunday evenings of the month at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday Healing Service

Wednesdays at 10:30 am we gather in the small chapel (at the end of the Sunday School wing) for an

intimate time of prayer, laying on of hands for healing, and Holy Communion. All are welcome.