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!
Thank you to everyone who came out for EYC Kick-Off Pool Parties in August! We had a great time at both parties and I think everyone is looking forward to an exciting year! As a reminder, from now on, the term “EYC” refers only to the Sr. High group (grades 9-12), while “PrEYC” refers to the Jr. High Group (grades 7-8).
The Dateable book study continues for the EYC. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 in the Sr. High classroom. Get yourself a copy of the book, Dateable: Are You? Are They?, and join in the conversation!
From now on, our visits to Madison Manor nursing home will be cut back to special occasions, rather than monthly. Our next visit will be around the holidays. Stay tuned for a specific date.
- 9/3 – 6:30-8pm, Dateable. Sr. High classroom.
- 9/7 – 3pm, Confirmation Class
- 9/10 – 6:30-8pm, Dateable. Sr. High classroom.
- 9/14 – 3 pm, Confirmation Class
- 9/14 – 5pm, Second Sunday. EYC will meet at the 5pm service for worship together. Afterwards, pizza and a movie!
- 9/15 – 6-7:15pm, Pizza With the Padre. PrEYC will meet in the Jr. High classroom for good pizza, great conversation, and a lot of fun!
- 9/17 – 6:30-8pm, Dateable. Sr. High classroom.
- 9/21 – 3pm, Confirmation Class
- 9/24 – 6:30-8pm, Dateable. Sr. High classroom.
- 9/28 – 3pm, Confirmation Class
If you signed up for the fall round of Foyers dinner groups, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! You are invited to attend the Kick-Off dinner in Gruman Hall on Friday, September 12th. You can contact the church office for more information.
The Art Angels will meet for a regular monthly meeting, this month. The meeting will be Thursday, Aug 28th at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your angel logo to the meeting! It is important that everyone attend as we have a lot of business to discuss. For more information, please contact the church office.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
8:30am - Holy Eucharist, Traditional
11:00am - Holy Eucharist, Traditional
5:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Contemporary
12:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Traditional
Visit our worship page for more information.