Holy Eucharist Rite I
Lectionary Bible Study
Mathes Hall Library
Holy Eucharist Rite II
Coffee in Mathes Hall
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Soon after arriving at St. Matthew’s I was attending a meeting of one of our teams and I asked them, “What do you want to say about St. Matthew’s?” And one of the team members said very quickly-“I want a church that I want to tell people about-I want a church that I want to invite people to.” Makes sense. We want to be a part of a community that we are proud of.
What do you want to say about your church? Willie Lively likes to use the business term “brand”. Whatever we call it, what is the image that comes up in your head when we say, “church” or “St. Matthew’s”? That’s what we want to get at-that image, that first thought, that picture when we think of our church.
It’s not that easy. Ask 20 people what is the first picture they have of Jesus and they may have 20 different images-“loving-powerful-forgiving-merciful-righteous-saving”. It may be simple, but it’s never easy. Ever heard that old saw, “there’s a mile of wire in a screen door”?
What we are working on, step by step, is slowly deciding on our image, our picture of St. Matthew’s. Each day we move a little closer, the picture gets a little clearer. “A community church”, “a church for families”, “a church with a great Vacation Bible School” I hear these from time to time. What else do we want our church to be?
This fall, on September 8th we begin our new program year with “Rally Day”. Two weeks later we celebrate “Bring-a-Friend-Sunday”. Both are days of celebration when we move a little closer to telling folks who we are, what we think of ourselves. Step by step we continue something Jesus began when he “set his face towards Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). We are constantly saying to ourselves and to others who we are, who we are called to be, and where we are going. “I want a church that I want to tell people about-I want a church that I want to invite people to.”
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Choir Practice 7:30pm
Lessons and Carols Sunday Dec. 15th at 10:30am
Christmas Eve services
Christmas Pageant and Eucharist 4:30pm
Choir Concert and Candlelight Eucharist 10:30pm