Last Sunday after Epiphany: Moses and the Covenant


The Collect O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, … [Read more…]

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper scheduled


On Tuesday, Feb. 9, St. Matthews will host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, beginning at 6 p.m. and we invite our community to fellowship with us! Each year, we plan a pancake supper on Shrove, or Fat, Tuesday to consume sugar, fat, flour and eggs before the penitential season of Lent begins the following … [Read more…]

Sloan, 78, remembered as ambassador

tim & thirza

Following several months of illness, on Thursday, Jan. 14, former alderman, county commissioner and bank president Theodore B. “Tim” Sloan died. County executive Jeff Huffman, who served alongside Sloan as a commissioner in the 1970s and 1980s, said Sloan was instrumental in much of the county’s development in the last several decades. “He was a … [Read more…]

Directory photos scheduled

Photos for our 2013 church directory will be taken on Sunday, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24. Echo Day will be available before service, from 9:30-10:15 a.m., and after, from the end of service until 12:15 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Each group will receive a complimentary 5×7 gift print and additional prints may be purchased … [Read more…]

First All Hallow’s Eve Celebration


On Thursday, Oct. 31, St. Matthew’s hosted its first All Hallow’s Eve celebration, and it was a huge success! The children who attended enjoyed making treat bags, fishing for treats, the cake walk, ghost bowling, corn hole, bobbing for apples, eating a donut without hands, pinning the mitre on the bishop (this seemed to be … [Read more…]

Sloan to be honored for 50 years as St. Matthews’ organist

When Thirza Mobley Sloan began attending St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in 1961, she never dreamed she’d spend 50 years as the church organist. “I married Tim Sloan, and he’s been here all his life,” she said, explaining how she came to join the church. “I was already playing the organ from college.” Sloan, originally from … [Read more…]

‘Bold bee-lievers’ buzz in for VBS

It was a week of zipping, zapping and zooming, a week of teaching, a week of learning, a week of believing. And it was very exhausting, at least for the adult volunteers who helped make St. Matthew’s  2012 Vacation Bible School a success. “It really added something to our Matthew 25 service outreach,” said VBS … [Read more…]