Father Jacob Evans, Priest in Charge
Our Worship & Programs

Who We AreChoir

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is a Pastoral-Sized Church, with members ranging from 9 months to 90 years old.   

Our worship services are found in the Book of Common Prayer.  It is perhaps easiest to describe our spirituality, worship services and teaching as a blend of both Catholic and Protestant – the providential result of our unique history as a Church together with our common historic Faith shared with all Christians.    

The overall atmosphere at St. Matthew’s is reverently causal.  We gather together with a reverent sense of God’s Presence among us, yet worshipers come in jeans and sneakers and sit along side those with dresses or jackets and ties.  We are Traditional in our approach, but don’t feel we have to be stuffy about it

We are a kid-friendly parish: we believe that we all need to worship, learn and grow together in the Lord’s House – including our infants and children.  We have facilities for Nursery Care, and areas to walk with children if they need to “get a little exercise”!  Many of us have “been there” and understand – and can help to make your time at St. Matthew’s more focused and meaningful.

Our Message

What We Believe In

God created human beings as an expression of His infinite Love, and that He has called us to New Life in His Son Jesus Christ.    

The world as we know and experience it is not the world the way God created it.  The brokenness and suffering that pervade our world are not part of God’s original Plan for the human family, but the result of the selfishness and disobedience (what Christians refer to as “the Fall” of man).

We are Bible-believing but not fundamentalist in our interpretation of it.  The Scriptures are God-given and God-inspired documents that bear witness to the revelation of God in History.

Our Faith is based upon the authority of Revealed Truth, contained in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.

We are informed by and continued to be formed within the Tradition of the Church Catholic , and as interpreted by the Fathers and ongoing witness of the Church Universal.  in her interpretation of the Bible; yet we recognize and welcome the place of human reason and experience in understanding those Truths.

 

The following creeds summarize our basic beliefs : Nicene and Apostles' Creeds

 

Trinity
One True God in Trinity of Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ
The Virgin Birth, Divinity and Uniqueness of Jesus Christ as Son of God, Savior and Lord
Holy Scriptures
The authority and Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures (the Holy Bible of Old and New Testaments)
Sacraments
The validity and efficacy of the Dominical Sacraments (Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism)
the Cross
The Substitutionary Atonement through the Cross of Jesus Christ
Resurrection of Jesus
The literal, physical Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead on the Third Day
Salvation
True Salvation and Life have been given & revealed uniquely in the Person & Work of Jesus Christ
Christ’s Return
The Consummation of All Things in the Kingdom of God at Christ’s Return
The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ, the expression of God’s Plan & Purpose for Us
Three-Fold Ministry
God’s Gifts to the Church of the Three-Fold Ministry of Bishops, Priests and Deacons