All visitors who have been drawn to Christ are encouraged to share our celebration of the Holy Eucharist. We welcome all people and hope that all visitors feel the love of Jesus Christ as they worship with us.
Baptism, entrance into Christ's body, for children or adults is offered at St. Matthew's on four traditional baptismal days a year: the 1st Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 6); Easter, Pentecost (50th day after Easter); and the Sunday after All Saints' Day (Nov. 1). Three baptismal classes are held prior to baptism. In emergencies or under special circumstances baptisms can be scheduled at other times but unless it is a crisis all baptisms are held on Sunday mornings during worship.
Holy Matrimony is a sacrament of the Church and is properly solemnized in the church. Arrangements should be made with the clergy in advance. Please note: pre-marital instruction is required, and while some exceptions may be made, Lent is not an appropriate time for marriages to take place.
Funerals ought to take place from the church. When a parish member dies, it is fitting that the Burial Office and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist take place at St. Matthew’s. At the time of death of a loved one, please notify the clergy at once.
In times of pastoral needs such as illness, hospitalization, death, bereavement, and other personal crises, please inform the clergy immediately. Our clergy are eager to offer prayers and provide spiritual support