Worship & Christian Education
St. Matthew's is an Episcopal parish, which means we worship in the Anglican tradition. We Anglicans are both Catholic and Reformed. We try to capture the best of both traditions. We celebrate the seven sacraments of the catholic faith, and we sing beloved hymns and spirituals in our worship. Our worship is heavily based on the Bible, and we celebrate the ancient feasts and honor the saints of the Church calendar. At St. Matthew's you'll find steady, consistent worship that will sustain you through the changes and chances of this life. You'll also find vibrant, lively community that will celebrate your greatest joys and mourn your greatest sorrows. So whether you're a lifelong Christian or brand new to faith and spirituality, come visit us. You won't just gain friends, but become our family!
Sundays at St. Matthew's are the time when the majority of us gather together for worship. It is a time for prayer, reflection, spiritual nourishments, fellowship, and dialogue.
Since June 2021, we are back to gathering in-person for Sunday worship. You are welcome to join us so long as you can follow our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. For now, we are holding one Sunday worship service at 9:30 AM.
We also live stream our Sunday worship services (and other major holidays) to our church's Facebook page. These videos are available for anyone to watch, even if you do not have a Facebook account. You can watch these live when they begin at 9:30 AM on Sundays, or go back to watch them later.
Sunday Worship at 9:30 AM
Weekday Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer is a regular service of the Church for public or private use. It is a hallmark of the Anglican spiritual tradition, and we say it together both to worship God and to teach one another how to prayer. You can find today's Morning and Evening service here.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we migrated our weekday Evening Prayer services to the internet. We gather for Evening Prayer at 5:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays over Zoom. If you want to join us on Zoom, you can find the Zoom info in our weekly email Newsletter (sign up on the bottom of the homepage)!
We also live stream our Zoom Evening Prayer services to our church's Facebook page. You can watch, comment, and pray with us there. Again, you don't need a Facebook account to view these videos, and they are available anytime.
Evening Prayer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5:00 PM
Sacraments & Other Worship
Here is an overview of the sacraments and other occasional worship services we hold at St. Matthew's. If you're interested in receiving any of these, please contact our priest, Fr. Arboleda.
Baptism is available for people of all ages, from infants to adults.
Holy Eucharist / Communion is available three times per week and is open to all baptized Christians of any denomination. Confirmation and membership are not prerequisites for Communion. The unbaptized are encouraged to attend Holy Communion and receive God's blessing from the priest during the time in the service when the people approach the altar rail. Private communion is available for the sick, homebound, or dying.
Confirmation is available for children, teenagers, and adults who profess a mature Christian faith.
Marriage is available for Christian couples of any gender.
Anointing with Holy Oil is offered publicly every Wednesday. It is also available by appointment for the sick, homebound, and dying.
Private Confession is available for Christians at any time; it is not required before receiving Communion.
Burials are available for people of all faith backgrounds.