Organizations & Opportunities
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The Episcopal Church Women or ECW has been long active in the life of St Matthew's. The Women gather monthly, in fellowship, fundraising for outreach, and service to both St Matthew's and our greater community. They also know how to have fun with swim parties, and dining out. Selena Ellis is the President.
Lay worship leaders
Opportunities for lay persons to assist in leading worship can be held by both youth and adults.
Greeter - welcomes people to church
Acolytes - carry the cross and assist the priest
Reader - reads the scripture lessons
Eucharistic Minister - offers the chalice
Worship Leader - leads Morning Prayer
Flower Guild - prepares flowers for worship
Altar Guild - prepares the Altar for worship
Dollars For Outreach
All $1 bills placed in the offering plate are collected throughout the year and distributed to local organizations as determined by the Vestry.
Kroger Community Rewards
Sign up with your Kroger Plus card account at www.kroger.com. Search for Community Rewards and enter code VM325 or "St. Matthew's Episcopal Church." 5% of your purchases will be donated to St. Matthew's.
In season, the flowers on our altar each Sunday come from our cutting garden, built, and maintained as a labor of love by our members, some of whom are master gardeners. Volunteers are always needed to help maintain the garden.
And of course, in season, the lawn needs to be mowed. All help appreciated here also! It helps keep our church looking beautiful in the growing season.
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