Thanks be to God, we are pleased to announce that the Vestry has called The Rev. Stephen Schlossberg as our new Rector. Steve is a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and a former member of Truro |Episcopal Church. Solidly orthodox, he loves the Bible and roots his sermons in the scriptures. He is also devoted to relating the worship of the church to its mission.
Many hands make work easier and fun! It's spring-cleaning time at St. Matt's, and we need your help! The Vestry and Buildings and Grounds committee are organizing a parish-wide clean-up day Sat., June 2. We'll need help cleaning the Sanctuary, hallways, offices and classrooms, as well as moving mulch to our flower beds around the building. All helpers are welcome, whether for a few hours or half a day. Contact Jim Padgett to sign-up, at MidloPadgetts@aol.com. Or sign-up on the big sheet in the Parish Hall. See you there with gloves on!
IF YOU GET DISCOURAGED by your spiritual failures, you're not alone. In fact, you're in pretty good company. From the life and death of Samson to Peter's denial of Jesus, the Bible is filled with stories of people who wanted to serve God but frequently failed. And yet God still worked through these men and women for his purposes and glory. Through God's power, their points of weakness became their greatest strengths. Beginning May 13th, we will begin a six week study of men and women of the Bible who were Never Beyond Hope. Join us in the Parish Hall next Sunday at 9:15 a.m. to learn more about this opportunity.