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St. Matthew's, being a manifestation of the Body of Christ, is a community that respects the dignity of every human being. We worship, learn, and serve together as we experience the light and love of God in community. Embraced by God's grace, we are joyfully sent forth in service and mission, as we each strive to be examples of Christ in the world. 
("Vision Statement" adopted by the Vestry on October 14, 2012. Learn how we strive to live this out here.)


Service Times:

Holy Eucharist, Rite I  ~ 8:00 am

 
Holy Eucharist, Rite II ~  10:00 am 


Church School and childcare during the 10:00 am service



 Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Ministries Booklet 2014-2015
News and Announcements


Church School This Sunday
Blessing of the Animals

Habitat For Humanity Workday
Blood Pressure Screening and Flu Clinic
Arts At St. Matthew's



Sunday Church School

Talkabout Jesus, God's Servant
Gather ’Round Lesson

TALKABOUT Luke 4:14–30; Jesus announces his ministry.  Talk about the Bible story children and youth explored this week. Here are some ways to nurture faith at home based on this week’s story. (1) Read Luke 4:16–19. (2) What would sound like really good news to someone who is poor? (3)Stand in a circle. Then take steps back to make the circle larger. How many more people would fit into the circle?

Did you know? An Isaiah scroll found at Qumran was written on seventeen sheets of parchment and used the hides of at least nine animals.Prayer for the week Thank you, God, for making room for us in the wide circle of your love.





CALLING ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL!

The Wilton Clerical Association invites you to the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4th at the Pavilion at Wilton Town Center.   This joyous celebration with your best friend will begin at 4:00PM.  Bring along your cat, dog, horse, bird, monkey or mule.  If you do not have a four footed, winged, gilled or creepy crawly at home, feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal for a blessing.
 

 




St. Matthew's Habitat for Humanity Workday
Can you spare one Saturday to help a family improve the rest of their life? Please consider joining me on September 27 from 7:30am to 3:00pm for St. Matthew's Habitat for Humanity workday.  We will work side-by-side with homeowners in building their future and home. Everyone 16 years and older are welcome. There is a limited number of spots, so let me know if you can make it.   
Thanks, Stuart Holcombe 646.894.0855 / Stu.Holcombe@gmail.com




A Flu Shot and Blood Pressure Screening Clinic will take place on Sunday, September 28 in the lounge immediately following worship.  Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will be here to provide Flu Vaccines to friends/members/visitors of both churches.  The vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of the flu) will be available for ages 3 yrs. and up for a fee of $42 for the regular dose.  Those over 65 years of age who would  like the High Dose Flu Vaccine must obtain a note from their doctor and bring it to the clinic.  The cost for the High Dose is $60 and there is a limited supply available.  Pneumonia vaccines are also available for $80 to those who are 65 and older and have never had a pneumonia shot before.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Medicare Part B, Aetna, Anthem and Healthy Care are accepted - please bring your insurance card with you.  If your insurance is not listed, cash and checks are accepted.  If you have any questions, or if you are interest in receiving either the High Dose Flu vaccine or the Pneumonia vaccine, please contact Melody Matheny-Orpen, RN at VN&HFC, 203.763.8958 as supplies are limited.


SATURDAY, OCT. 25TH

TEN WILTON FAITH INSTITUTIONS, CHRISTIAN, JEWISH AND MUSLIM, WILL JOIN FORCES TO PACKAGE ENOUGH MEALS IN ONE DAY TO FEED OVER 400 STARVING CHILDREN FOR A YEAR: 150,000 MEALS.

St. Matthew's will be participating with nine other Wilton faith institutions in the fourth annual Stop Hunger Now all-day outreach event on Saturday, October 25th.  A combined force of 600 volunteers from all of these Wilton faith institutions, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, will be working together to get the job done -- and will have a wonderful time doing it as our Wilton faith community comes together to meet pressing needs. 

Help the organizer of this event, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee(Wi-ACT: "We Act Together for Good") meet Wi-ACT'sfood packaging goal of 150,000 highly nutritious meals in one day -- up from 115,000 last year, 100,000 the year before, and 76,500 meals the first year.  That's enough meals to feed over 400 malnourished children, likely in Africa but wherever the need is most pressing, for an entire year.  These meals will be served in school settings where the children can learn as well as eat.  Just like last year, the highly rated nonprofit Stop Hunger Now, Inc., will be providing the materials and equipment as well as the instructors on-site for the packaging operation.  Teams of volunteers will gather in our Parish Hall (as in past years) to work in four two-hour shifts (morning [9-11], mid-day [11-1], mid-afternoon [1-3], and late afternoon [3-5]) to do this packaging work, using supplies of bulk ingredients and special packet-sealing equipment.

St. Matthew's Outreach Committee has been a strong financial supporter of this event from its start four years ago, and St. Matthew's has also committed to supply volunteers.  A computerized sign-up system will be in operation for volunteers from all of Wi-ACT's member faith institutions.  Signing-up for St. Matthew's parishioners can be done beginning today at http://vols.pt/yocbHE   Sign-ups will be on a first-come/first-served basis.  No prior experience is needed or required!  This is intended to be a multi-generational event; so youth as young as 13 (on or before Oct. 25th) may sign up in their own names; children under that age can accompany parents who volunteer, and those children may work alongside them as they are able (but no childcare is being provided).  We find that kids as young as 7 can be gainfully employed in important aspects of this work and have a great time doing so!  Each volunteer is also asked to bring to the Event a non-perishable food item for our town food pantry to help those in need locally.

The four shifts throughout the day are listed on our sign-up site.  Choose the shift time that works best for you of course, but please remember that we have found that we can use even more volunteers on the last two shifts.  



Saturday November 15, 2014 

 The Return of theSt. Matthew's Talent Show

If you missed it last year, now is your chance to join the fun.

Please sign up to entertain your friends and show off your (hidden or not so hidden) talents.  If you need help planning your act or if you want to combine with others, please see Janet Nobles.

Guaranteed fun for the whole family. An event not to be missed! 

Questions?  Contact Janet Nobles (noblesj@optonline.net) or Pam Carlson (carlsons@optonline.net).









Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts at St. Matthew's Season...
 
Ben Verdery
Inspirational guitarist
November 16, 2014

North Shore Acapella
Five man a capella sensation
December 14, 2014

John Pizzarelli Quartet
Celebrated jazz singer and guitarist
February 22, 2015
 
For 17 seasons, the Arts at St. Matthew's has fulfilled its mission to bring the beauty of the arts and the warmth of our parish to the community-at-large. We have been graced with fabulous artists. The one constant that makes each performance such a special musical event is our venue. We invite you to enjoy world-class entertainment in an intimate, acoustically superb setting right here in Wilton. Come join us!
 
Season Tickets: $80 Regular  / $160 Patron (Preferred Seating)
(You get a 3% discount when you buy all season tickets.)
 
Get more details and tickets at: www.artsatstmatthews.org





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We are called to be a welcoming community of faith in which we are invited to share our journey of inspiration and service to others - leading us to become examples of Christ in the world.
("Mission Statement" adopted by the Vestry on September 16, 2007)
 
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is a part of

 
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
 
The Episcopal Church

The Anglican Communion

 
Holy Eucharist

Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am
Wednesdays 11:00am


Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church
36 New Canaan Road Wilton CT 06897
203-762-7400

The Rev. Mary Grace Williams, Rector