Members of St. Matthew's lay their hands upon Dick Fletcher in prayer before his ordination to the deaconate. (Photo by Echo Day)

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This month we have a few exciting things happening: Dick Fletcher will be ordained to the deaconate, a new vestry will be elected and our church directory will be released (early February).

Fletch’s ordination will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at St. Mary’s Cathedral (692 Poplar Ave., Memphis). Members of St. Matthew’s will be responsible for bringing cookies for the reception following the service, so if you will be attending, please help us provide sweet treats.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the annual meeting will take place following our regular service. It will be during this meeting that we will elect three new vestry members to take on the positions that will be vacated by Tommy Hill, Mary Dell Boyd and Tim Sloan. If you are interested in serving or wish to recommend someone, please let a current member of the vestry know. (Vestry members: we will have a meeting on Sunday, Jan. 22 following the service.) All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Following the election of new vestry members, the 2012 church directory will be published in early February. The 20-page guide will be full-color and will feature photos of St. Matthews’ families as well as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, the church history and other resources. We will let you know when these are available!


  1. Linda Meade Augustine

    Beautiful Job! Thank you so much. I haven’t heard, but will we be nominating/voting for a new recipient for the Catherine Holloway,Peyton Smith, Sue Arnold Award at our Annual Meeting? If so, I would like to nominate Mary Dell Boyd in honor of her many years of faithful service to St. Matthew’s. If this is something she could not consider, then, Dean Shoaf would be another great candidate for this honor. These ladies have long been towers of strength for our little flock. Linda Augustine

  2. The Rev. Mark Wilson

    What a wonderful way to honor the memory of Peyton, Catherine “the Bishop,” and Sue. I do not know Ms. Boyd, but Dean Shoaf was a pillar during my tenure. Glad to see St. Matthew’s is alive and well. Many fond memories of our time there.

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