St. Matthews Episcopal Church

Programs

Formation 
Children are always welcome during worship; but children who seek to study subjects geared directly to their age group may leave church after the beginning of the service and return before elements are consecrated and distributed; so they are encouraged to know about key elements of the Episcopal worship experience.

They are during their "children's church"

  • taught Bible stories, sometimes with interactive tools to show our stories
  • taught the Lord's Prayer
  • taught post-communion prayers
  • taught the Nicene creed
  • taught about seasons of the church year and the significance of colors of stoles and paraments used in the church
  • planning a Christmas pageant
Prayer Shawl Ministry 
Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Jewish prayer shawl is a fringed garment worn by Jewish men on the outside of their regular garments in the synagogue, especially during morning, Sabbath, and other holiday services. The Hebrew name for this prayer shawl is tallit, which simply means “a robe,” “a cloak,” or “a sheet.”

Our prayer shawl is knitted by a group of dedicated knitters, blessed by the priest and presented to someone who may have a health problem or some other need. The intent of the shawl is to let the recipient know that he or she is not alone and that there is a group of dedicated "pray-ers" supporting his or her need.
Girl Scouts 
Over 18,000 girls between the age of 5 and 17 from the piedmont section of North Carolina are members of a girl scout troop. St. Matthews is proud to support our girls as part off this exciting program!

The Girl Scouts helps to transform a young girl into a productive young lady. Girls who take
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout law seriously are well on their way to becoming productive citizens and we're happy to support them in their efforts.

Girls or parents of girls who want more information about his program should use the Contact Us page to request more information.
Nursing Home 
Residents of Bradford Village Nursing Home in Kernersville have fun from time to time when members of St. Matthews come to visit and share their love of God with the residents.

The residents are particularly happy around Valentine Day because the St. Matthews family does not come empty handed -- they come with plates filled with luscious Valentine appropriate goodies.
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Men's Breakfast 
The men of the church meet on Saturday morning once every month to gorge themselves on a delicious breakfast prepared for them, to study and discuss a topic of interest for them and then to spend time working to ensure that St. Matthews remains spic and span and ready for worship.