Jesus was the ultimate host. Jesus gathered diverse crowds of people and made room for everyone to sit at the same table.
In our St. Matthew’s community, we follow Jesus’ lead as we gather for worship, study, prayer, acts of justice and mercy and connection.
EVENTS IN COMMUNITY
As a community centered around Christ,
we follow God's lead in serving the neighborhood and fostering
Check out our upcoming and on-going events.
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CHILDREN & YOUTH
We offer special ministries for Children in K-5th Grade, Middle Schoolers in 6th-8th Grade, and High Schoolers in 9th-12th Grade.
BAPTISMS, FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS
We love celebrating faith through baptism, as well as honoring life and commitment ceremonies like weddings and funerals in our facilities and on our campus. Please share with us how we can celebrate with you!
MUSIC AND ARTS
Artists and musicians gather to worship together and prepare pieces to share with the larger community. There are many ways to connect in community through the arts. Let's talk about your interest!
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MORE ABOUT SUNDAY WORSHIP
St. Matthew's is offering in-person and live streaming options for worship!
8:30 AM | Traditional liturgy with communion
10:00 AM | Informal, family-friendly worship
Live Streaming Worship at 10 AM
or join on Facebook
Worship at St. Matthew's is a work of God's people.
Worship is participatory,
grounded in God's promises,
Questions are welcome, even encouraged! Dress however you feel comfortable. For now, all in-door worship services require masks, to keep children and our most vulnerable safe. For the summer months, we have three themes guiding all of our services...HEALING, CONNECTION, and SPIRITUAL ALIGNMENT! Come commune with God and God's beloved children, that's YOU!
MORE ABOUT CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY
We care about investing in the lives of our young people, and them being able to learn, grow and connect in community!
CHILDREN | K - 5TH GRADE
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kin-dom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
We believe our children offer us a glimpse of God’s love on earth, and we empower them to make a difference in the world around them, serving God in their own lives.
Through various activities and events throughout the year, we allow children to learn about God’s love while feeling a part of a special community and making lasting friendships.
Check-out our YouTube for recorded videos!
Contact Bobbi Cyr with questions and for resources.
GRATITUDE FAMILY FAITH BOX
This fall, we will be offering a simple Family Faith Box centered around GRATITUDE. The fall faith box will include:
a craft guide
a children's activity
a family activity
a family devotion
MIDDLE SCHOOL | 6TH - 8TH GRADE
Gathers twice a month on Sundays from 12:00-1:15PM in the Coffee Room
HIGH SCHOOL | 9TH - 12TH GRADE
The High School Ministry calls our students’ faith into action.
During hang-outs, we seek to challenge what the students know, what they believe, and what they question with topics and input from our Youth Leadership Team, a group of students who work together with adult leaders on issues relevant to their lives today.
The High School Youth Group is a place of belonging and a time of application and practice through various activities, events, discussions, and service opportunities.
Every facet of this program is a deliberate attempt to build community and to create an atmosphere in which we can tackle the questions and issues that our youth face today. We seek to challenge ourselves to grow closer to God and to one another as we explore young adulthood as people of Faith.
Middle School Students have a place to belong and connect at St. Matthew's!
The Middle School Ministry is highly relational, accessible and engaging for students to build lasting friendships and explore their own understanding of God and faith. Students are encouraged to ask questions and serve the community as they also get acquainted with the bible and roots of Christianity. We will engage students in discussion and activities that speak to their struggles, hopes and dreams. We will create a fun, safe, joyful space for our youth to belong and grow in their relationship with God and with one another.
During the fall of 9th grade, students who are interested in affirming their faith and being Confirmed will have a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on All Saints Sunday; the first weekend in November.
Gathers twice a month on Sundays from 5:30-7:30PM in the Coffee Room
FALL Youth re:TREAT
November 12-14 | Seabeck Conference Center
Registration & Payment ($100) Due by Oct 10
6th-12th grade students will be spending some time reConnecting, reCharging and reFocusing TOGETHER from November 12-14 at Seabeck Conference Center.
Cost is $100 per student. Seabeck requires vaccination or negative covid test within 72 hrs of the retreat.
ELCA NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
July 24-27 (+travel dates) | Minneapolis, MN
Registration & Commitment Payment ($150) Due by Oct 1
The ELCA Youth Gathering for high school-age youth takes place every three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play. It is an opportunity for youth to engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ.
MORE ABOUT WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
SUSTAINABLE RENTON | FREE DRIVE-THRU GROCERY STORE
Every Monday evening, St. Matthew's partners with Sustainable Renton to host a Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store in the parking lot of the church campus! If you are in need of food (meat, produce, bread, deli, dried goods, etc.) you can park your car and wait in line by 3:30 PM. The Free Drive-Thru Grocert Store runs from 5:30-7:30PM, but there is often a wait due to demand.
The Free Grocery Store is a community effort. 50-70 volunteers are needed every Monday for the Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store! But, we are in need of volunteers other days as well! Click here for volunteer information!
If you would like to donate items, volunteer or need more information, please reach out!