Welcome to St. Matthew’s!

St. Matthew’s is a vibrant, welcoming parish of the Episcopal tradition located in Madison, Alabama. We love welcoming guests to our church, whether you’re just in town for the weekend or are looking for a new church home. We hope you will enjoy your visit with us!

No Wednesday Eucharist Today

Due to the absence of both Fr. Steve and Fr. Rick we will not have a noon Holy Eucharist today. However, noon prayer will be available at 12pm in the sanctuary.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

We are looking for ADULT volunteers who are willing to serve one Sunday a quarter. We need them for both services especially the 8:30 service. Contact the church office if you are willing to help.

Dateable!

DATEABLE is back by popular demand! A number of parents have asked to restart the Dateable discussion group, so we will begin this weekly look at the world of teenage dating, beginning on Wednesday, August 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm.

This class is for EYC only (meaning Sr. High youth). You will need to get a copy of the book Dateable: Are You? Are They?, by Justin Lookadoo and Haley DiMarco. This book explores the ins and outs of teenage dating in this day and age, while maintaining your Christian values. Get the book, read the first chapter, and come to our first discussion night on August 20th! I know everyone has busy schedules, so feel free to bring your dinner with you!

Youth Kick-off Party

Our first event of the 2013-14 EYC year will be the annual EYC Kick-Off Pool Party on August 16th. The PrEYC party (7th and 8th grade) will be from 3:00 – 5:30 and for the first time, we are asking parents to attend as well! The kids will swim and the parents will have a chance to chat with me and each other about what to expect in the coming year for PrEYC. The Sr. High party (9th-12th grade) will be from 5:30 – 8:00. There will be swimming, volleyball, music, food and good times! This is a great time for newcomers to jump into EYC! Contact the church office for more information.

Daughters of the King Training Reminder

The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We make a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. The St. Matthews DOK will start a Fall 12 week training session beginning Sunday August 17. If you want more information about the DOK please see the DOK board in the hallway or you can ask any DOK officer or member. Daughters can be recognized by the crosses we wear. A sign up form is posted on the board for all who are interested.

Christian Education Open House

We will have a Christian Education Open House on Sunday August 24th, at 10:00 a.m. Please bring your children by their classrooms at this time so they can meet their teachers and you can view the curriculum. As usual, we have wonderful and enthusiastic teachers again this year!

Actual Sunday school classes will begin on September 7th, at 10:00 a.m. We will also continue to offer our wonderful Adult Christian Education classes led by Michael Cape, Andy Williams and Father Rick! Sunday school is available for children who turn 4 years old before August 1st, 2014, through adult.

Youth Confirmation Classes will begin August 10th, 3:00 p.m., for anyone that is a rising eighth grader or older. These classes will be led by Amy West and Lee Ann Mack. If you have taken confirmation classes before and would just like a refresher course, please feel free to join us.

Foyers

Beginning the 10th of August, all St. Matthews adults may sign up for the Fall Foyers. Sign-up will run from August 10th to the end of August. The groups will be organized, a Kick-Off Party will be announced, and the dinner groups will begin in September. We hope you will join us for fun, fellowship, and good food. Contact the the church office for more information.

Upcoming ECW Events

Your ECW has some exciting things ahead! In August, we’ll have one meeting on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00am in Gruman Hall. If you haven’t yet had a chance to attend a morning meeting, come join us and get a sense of what we’re about.

The big meeting will be in September. On Tuesday, September 9, we’ll have a 10:00am meeting and a 6:00pm meeting, both in Gruman Hall. At both meetings we’ll be discussing how to allocate our donations, including various diocesan charities and the St. Matthews Building Fund. We have raised a great deal of money and are eager to hear your thoughts on how it should be donated, so please join us for one of our two meetings! At the evening meeting, we’ll order pizza for everyone.

Remember, all women of St. Matthews who are 18 and over are automatically members of the ECW, Episcopal Church Women. So come join us for fellowship and fun!

Youth Group Changes

A new school year is about to start and with it comes some big changes to the St. Matthew’s EYC! We are tweaking the structure of our youth groups in an attempt to better serve the young people of our parish. From this point forward, the Sr. High group will no longer be called “Sr. High EYC,” but will be called simply, “EYC.” The Jr. High group will no longer be called “Jr. High EYC,” but will be called, “PrEYC.” “PrEYC” is a more accurate title for the group as that is what it will be, a precursor to EYC. Little will change for the Sr. High group, other than the name. For the Jr. High group, PrEYC, there will be some changes. We will continue to have Pizza With the Padre every third Monday of the month for this group. Additionally, we will have periodic social outings for PrEYC, but they will be exclusively for Jr. High.

Confirmation Opportunity
Bishop Sloan will visit and we will celebrate Confirmations on Sunday, October 5th. If you or your child are interested in being Confirmed, you will need to attend Confirmation Classes to prepare.
  • Confirmation instruction for the youth on Sundays, 3:00 p.m. beginning on August 10th. Anyone beginning 8th grade or older is welcome. Please contact Lee Ann Mack or Amy West to enroll your youth.
  • Confirmation instruction for adults will be led by Fr. Steve & Fr. Rick on Sundays, beginning on August 10th. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to attend. Contact Fr. Steve or Fr. Rick to enroll.
The annual Pig-Roast & Parish Picnic will be held on that date as well. This is one event that you and your family donʼt want to miss! Food, Tents, Food, Water Play, Food, Fellowship, Food, Fun, Food! Save the date on your calendar.

Worship Schedule

Sunday:
8:30am - Holy Eucharist, Traditional
11:00am - Holy Eucharist, Traditional
5:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Contemporary

Wednesday:
12:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Traditional

Visit our worship page for more information.

Parish Events

20Aug
ChoirTime: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
21Aug
Ladies Bible StudyTime: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
24Aug
Holy EucharistTime: 8:30 am – 9:45 am
24Aug
CE Open HouseTime: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
24Aug
Holy EucharistTime: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
24Aug
DOK MeetingTime: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
24Aug
Inquirer's ClassTime: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
24Aug
Holy EucharistTime: 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
25Aug
Seamstress GroupTime: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
27Aug
Holy EucharistTime: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
27Aug
Growth CommitteeTime: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
27Aug
ChoirTime: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
28Aug
Ladies Bible StudyTime: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
28Aug
Kairos MeetingTime: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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