Joy of Ireland- COmpanion Parish

This Spring group of eight people from St. Matt’s traveled to Ireland to visit our companion parish. They are: Pastor Hollis, Chris Parsons, Darin and Tammy Carei, Laura Mockler, Brice and Pat Noble and Lucia Webster. It’s actually two parishes. The larger church is All Saints in Raheny, County Dublin. Their rector, The Rev. Norman McCausland also pastors St. John’s in Clontarf, County Dublin. And so we visited both. We were privileged to connect with wonderful people, and enjoyed tremendous hospitality. Among other things, we were given a large and very lovely bopok on the history of the Chiurch of Ireland. It was signed by Rev. Norman and by many members of both churches, and is available to view in the Gathering Space.

We are putting together a team of people to continue our connection. To date these include Darin and Tammy Carei, Bruce and Pat Noble, Bill Shannon and one other person whose name pastor Hollis forgot to write down! (If that’s you, just let one of the above people know, please.) Anyone else interested can just contact one of the above people.

We cannot thank the good people of All Saints and St. John’s enough. What wonderful people and what a beautiful country!

Ministries

This page highlights some of our ongoing and most active ministries at St. Matthew's. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the church office for more information.

  • church-sponsored ministries

    • Mens & Women's Ministries St. Matthew's has very active men's and women's ministries including Episcopal Church Women, Men of St. Matthew's, and WWJD (Wine, Women, Jesus, & Desserts). These groups meet monthly for fellowship and service.
    • Yoga for seniors is offered on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. Moves and poses are taught in a way that is low impact and adapted for those with mobility issues while strengthening your core. Even though this is geared toward the older crowd, all are welcome to participate. $5 suggested donation for the yoga instructor is appreciated. 
    • Pop Pilates  is offered on Monday mornings at 11 am. It is a mat based program that supports the bodies strength and flexibility. Everyone is invited. $5 suggested donation for the instructor is appreciated. 
  • around st. matthew's

    St. Matthew's is always in need of ministry assistants at all of our services such as acolytes, readers, eucharistic ministers, musicians, hospitality and greeters, and altar guild. In addition we have a vibrant pastoral care and eucharistic visitor team that rotates seeing those who are hospitalized, in nursing homes and other shut-ins, and we need more. Training is provided in all cases for those interested, and often training is held periodically depending on need. Current needs around the church are always announced every Sunday. If you're interested, contact the church office for more information on how you can take part.