St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Brecksville, OH

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St. Matthew's News

News of what's happening at St. Matthew's, and news of interest to parishioners/friends.

Auction Letter

Hello from the vestry and members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church!

Since 50 people attended our first service on Easter, 1958, our parish has had a strong focus on community, outreach, and healing ministries for members of all ages.  Sharing our gifts of time, talents and resources has remained a part of who we are and what we do. 

In support of these goals, we are excited to announce a special event—a live Auction
to be held at the church on
September 16, 2017, at 6:30pm to benefit the many programs comprising our outreach ministries, including:

  • Every 6 weeks, a group serves lunch at the Cathedral downtown for the homeless
  • Several times a year, members cook and serve dinner at the Brookside Center for families in need
  • During the holidays, we prepare gifts for shut-ins and supply gift cards for Adoption Network and to youth in foster care
  • For Valentine’s Day, we send cookies to collegians and military.
  • We periodically send educational materials to a school in El Salvador

By such outreach efforts we celebrate our stewardship of God's gifts.  
Now, we are asking you to share in this endeavor.

  • If you have any items or services to donate (value >$50), we would appreciate your donation. The Auction program will list all donors and encourage guests to support your enterprise. In addition, a form officially acknowledging your gift for tax purposes will be given for all donations.
  • If you know of a friend, colleague, local business, etc. who might do the same, please ask them on our behalf or allow us to contact them for a donation.

The Auction event promises to be an evening of fun and socializing while browsing the bid items, so your participation will be a valuable contribution.  

Any questions about donations or how to arrange delivery of items? Please contact Fran Hummer 440.227.6600 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  or Dan Benya  440.845.6651.

Saturday Summer Services

Saturday Services:  June 24th, July 22nd, and August 26th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Please save the date if these services interest you. To make it easy on those who love Sunday worship services, for these 3 weekends we will also have one Sunday morning service at 9:00am.  

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile:  Click this link to support St. Matthew’s while shopping at Amazon - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1328426 Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St. Matthew's whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know ~ same products, same prices, same service.  Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com!

PayPal Donations

PayPal Donations:  Click this linkhttps://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WNB6BM73VUEJL to donate to St. Matthew’s via PayPal.

Follow us on Instagram!

instagram logoFollow St. Matthew’s on Instagram:  St.matthews.brecksville.  Post a photo every Sunday to share with all of our followers!

Praying from the Heart Group

Praying From The Heart at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

Praying From The Heart is an Ecumenical Contemplative group. The purpose is to introduce new people to Contemplation through Centering Prayer as taught by Thomas Keating, to form new groups to facilitate this journey, and to promote the development of Contemplative Spirituality.

Meetings are held in the cross room at St. Matthew's every Tuesday at 3:30pm.

Click on this link: http://www.prayingfromtheheart.org/ to learn about St. Matthew’s Praying from the Heart Group.

Stephen Ministry Link

Click the link below to watch as Stephen Minister Care Receivers tell their stories:

 

  http://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/1597

Audio/Visual Sermons

Audio/Visual Sermons: Please visit this link to listen to our Sunday sermons: http://bit.ly/StMattSerman   The link will take you to the Google Drive which contains the individual sermons.  The downloadable files will play on almost any computer. 

*If the file does not play for you when you select the file to play, then click the download button at the top of the page and open the file with windows media player or another music application.