St. Matthews Episcopal Church Restoring people to unity with God and each other in Christ...

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St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is a member of the Diocese of North Carolina of The Episcopal Church in the United States. The Episcopal Church is a member of the broader Anglican Communion - one of the traditions, or expressions of the Christian faith. The word Anglican is derived from esslesia anglicana, a medieval Latin phrase dating to at least 1246. It is translated to mean English Church, but during the last 200+ years, the term has expanded to refer to churches throughout the world. Anglicanism -- representing Anglican and Episcopal churches throughout the world -- now has 85 millions members in a plethora of countries in all the world's continents.

Anglicans and Episcopalians the world over share aspects of their history, tradition and ways of worshipping -- neither protest nor Catholic but having elements of both. No two churches are exactly alike. It is this unity in diversity that makes the Anglican Communion so special.

Whether you are returning to church after a time away, new to the faith, looking for a new church home or simply seeking a place of quiet, please know that you are welcome at St. Matthews Episcopal Church.

We are a community of believers and lovers of the Word of God with a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community.

Our congregation strives to recognize and nurture Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter. We offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and worship experiences, and we actively share our faith in Christ with others through service, outreach and fellowship.
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Everyone is welcome at St. Matthew's Episcopal church wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Whether male or female, young or old, lesbian, bi-sexual, straight, gay or whatever your marital status, you are welcome here. Whether you are homeless or housed, rich or poor, you are welcome here. Whatever your physical or mental abilities or limitations, the color of your skin or your cultural heritage, you are welcome here.

God resides in you because you are beautifully and wonderfully made. You are welcome here because Christ welcomes you, and so do we.

Please join us this Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ!

Our worship is from the 1979 Edition of the Book of Common Prayer. Rite 2 - modern language - option of the Eucharist Liturgy is used except during Lent when we sometimes use Rite 1.