"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 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