Serving others, seeking needs, sharing faith.

Our lives are bound to those that we share then with: family, friends, and neighbors. At St. Matthew's, our parishioners know that St. Matthew's Episcopal Church exists for its community. Donating their time and talents to providing and help one another, and becoming a living image of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

LOCAL MINISTRIES

Red Mass

The Red Mass at St. Matthew’s is an annually celebrated Eucharist service which is for and participated in by judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials. The service requests guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice as they enter into a new year of service.

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Downtown Ash Wednesday Imposition

“Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the downtown of every day life.  It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing on centuries of tradition and worship to provide a contemporary moment of grace.

Outreach is at the heart of St. Matthews

We are a desirous as a congregation to help and contribute to our local community, be that through our open-plate contributions, organized service, or personal volunteering.

Below are some organizations that we have partnered with in our community:

RUSK COUNTY LIBRARY

Open-Plate Offerings

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS

Open-Plate Offerings

HENDERSON INTER-CHURCH MINISTRY

Offerings, Volunteers, Board Membership

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF RUSK COUNTY

Offerings & Volunteers

YATES PARK PROJECT

 Donation from Pumpkin Patch

Women on the Way, Community Lenten Drama

An annual, ecumenical dramatic reading of the women who met and interacted with Jesus on His way to the cross. Reminding us of the humanity and suffering of Christ and his followers during Holy Week.

St. Matthew's Annual Pumpkin Patch

St. Matthew's Pumpkin Patch is the largest community outreach ministry of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church with over 20 varieties of pumpkins, a space for seasonal fun, and monthly and weekly activities for families, seniors, and everyone in the community -"See You in the Patch!"

Educational Ministries

Our practiced faith needs some education and prayer in order to be called to service.

St. Matthew's is committed to biblical teaching and worshipful thinking, and extends that to our congregates through:

Nursery & Pre-K Care

Angels Class Child Formation

EYC, Youth Formation

Adult Bible Study

NATIONAL MINISTRIES

The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. At St. Matthew's our lay and ordained women are united as a chapter of women who, in the midst of our daily lives, find community and spiritual support.

Our men at St. Matthew's are a part of this ministry committed to personal spiritual growth, mutual ministry, and Christian service. Holding regular meetings, encouraging one another, and serving the community.

St. Matthew's is a partner and training center for The Community of Hope International, an ecumenical fellowship that provide bereavement and pastoral care in times of need.

Daughters of the King | Women's Ministry

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew  | Men's Ministry

The Community of Hope International

 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, come join us.

At St. Matthew's our mission is to be a body of believers united in a common desire to love and serve the Lord. Our faith journey is to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God, as exemplified by the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

214 College St., Henderson, Texas 75654

903-657-3154

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