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Dr. Brené Brown at the National Cathedral

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:24

On Sunday, January 21st Dr. Brené Brown will be speaking as part of the National Cathedral’s regular 11:15am service. We will be offering the opportunity to watch the service via live streaming here at Saint Matthew’s in place of our regular 11am service. Invite your friends and join us for this unique opportunity. Child care for infants—5th grade will be offered.

Dr. Brown is an Episcopalian, and a research professor at the University of Houston where she studies courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy.

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Book Series: Braving the Wilderness

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:22

The Lenten Book Series on Wednesdays, Starting February 21st

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, with services at 6am, noon, and 7:30pm. Then on Wednesday, February 21, our book study (Brené Brown’s  Braving the Wilderness) will begin. It will include a brief summary of the evening’s reading followed by small group discussion. You will see that we are offering two identical tracks to provide flexible options for families and those coming from work. The schedule is as follows. (Come for any portion of the program if you cannot make the whole thing). 

 5:30pm Track 1:  Braving the

Puerto Rico

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:20

We always go to help those with the greatest need! St. Matthew's is looking forward to serving the people of Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane season of 2017. Tentatively scheduled for the week of August 4th, we are working with Praying Pelican Missions, who St. Matthew's has worked with for over a decade on other mission trips such as Haiti and Belize. 

This will be an adult mission trip that will involve a variety of ministries including rebuilding and children and community outreach. Please email David Diegtel at if you have questions or are interested in

SNL Middle School 2018 Mission Trip

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:19

We are teaming up with Team Effort again this year to do some mission work, but this time we are road tripping a little closer to home: Virginia Beach! We'll be working on different repair projects in lower income areas that need a little extra love, and would love it if you joined us! Dates: July 1st-7th; Price: $430

SNL High School 2018 Mission Trip

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:19

We are headed to New York, New York for urban ministry with CSM (City Service Mission) this summer! We're going to be working with local kids, and a whole variety of community-based ministries around the city. It's going to be an absolutely incredible time of service, fellowship, faith, and fun. Don't miss out, and invite your friends! Dates: July 29th-August 4th; Price: $550


Save the Date

Check out these important upcoming events:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • January 14 – I Have a Dream Potluck Lunch
  • January 20 – Men’s Breakfast
  • February 2 – First Friday Fun & Fellowship
  • February 4 – Annual Meeting
  • February 13 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • February 14 – Ash Wednesday Services at 6am, noon, and 7:30pm
  • March 3 – Kids Wellness Day
  • March 10 – Community Lunch
  • July 1-7 – SNL Middle School Summer Trip
  • July 23-27 – Vacation Bible School
  • July 29 – Aug 4 – SNL High School Summer Trip
  • January 14, 2018 – I Have a Dream Potluck Lunch
  • July 23-27, 2018 – Vacation Bible School