St. Matthew's Messenger

January 8, 2023

Healing Service 

10:30 a.m. Wednesday


The church office is open

10 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday.

Closed Fridays


  • A Video Message from Fr. Tim
  • Warden's Corner
  • Coming Events:
  • Youth & Youth Parents: Potluck Dinner/Meet Fr. Tim This Sunday
  • Save the Date: Celebration of a New Ministry Tuesday Feb 2
  • Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, Jan 29--Mark Your Calendars!
  • Reports for Annual Meeting Due Jan 15
  • Outreach: January Food Drive, & Upcoming Outreach Projects

Sunday, January 8, 2023

First Sunday After the Epiphany

The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Fr. Timothy Meyers, Officiant and Preacher

or attend the 10:30 service via Facebook Live

Service Bulletin for both services

Breakfast 9:00 a.m.

All Christian Ed Classes Resume 9:30 -10:15 a.m.

An Invitation to Worship

View a video message from Fr. Tim!

Note: Please wear your NAME TAGS Wearing your name tag on Sundays and to all church events will help Fr. Tim as he gets to know us.

If you have lost your name tag, or never received one, please add your name to the "Need a Name Tag" list in the narthex so we can get one made for you. You can also email the church office to get a name tag. Thank you!

Warden's Corner:

What a fun New Year's service and Brunch! Thank you to all who attended and to those who brought a dish to the brunch. It was wonderful to begin the year in worship and fellowship with the community who share the same faith.

We look forward to this Sunday, January 8th, where we hope the pews will be filled to welcome Fr. Tim, Whitney, Henry, and Lydia. The Brotherhood will be hosting our breakfast.

We are encouraged with our pledges and increased numbers in the pews. We would love for all to see St. Matthew's as a place where vital relationships are formed and a place to foster spiritual growth and community. Allow 2023 to be the year we all grow closer to God together as a St. Matthew's Family.

Trisha Voiles, Sr. Warden


The flagpole has been raised and plaque laid in the lower gardens to the left of the buildings. We will be having a Blessing and Flag Raising soon.

Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Installation of The Reverend Timothy Meyers

as rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

Celebration of New Ministry

Holy Eucharist

The Right Reverend Robert Wright

Celebrant & Preacher

A Reception Follows the Service

Around St. Matt's

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, January 29

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting 9:15 a.m.

Worship 10:30 with HS Rite of Passage service

for the HS youth who missed Rite 13

due to Covid lockdown

12 noon Annual Brotherhood Fish Fry dinner

Vestry elections & other important parish business will be conducted at his meeting. Don't miss it!

IMPORTANT! If you are the head of a ministry or committee, you should have already received information about submitting a year-end report to be available at the Annual Meeting. Please contact your vestry liaison or Trisha Voiles if you have any questions. Reports are due in the parish office by January 15. Please copy Trisha Voiles on the report email. Thanks!

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Upcoming Youth Activities

All youth grades 6 through 12 invited

THIS SUNDAY -- January 8th- Parent Meeting/ MEET THE NEW PRIEST!/ Potluck Supper

  • 5-7pm
  • We'll play games, have dinner, MEET FR. TIM, and go over the Spring plans!
  • We're thrilled to be able to spend time with Fr. Tim on his first day. Many of our youth met him at New Beginnings in the Spring and Fall of this year. We know he'll fit right in and help us take our youth group to the next level!


Amanda, Holly, and Jay 

Save the Date:

A Rite of Passage ceremony for High School Youth who missed their Rite 13 ceremony during the Covid years will be celebrated Sunday, January 29 at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Looking Ahead:

The youth will maintain their schedule of regular Sunday night dinners and programs in 2023. Watch for activities such as Laser Tag on Jan 22 and a Super Bowl party on Feb 12.

Below are highlighted events in the coming months:

Jan. 8: Parent Meeting. We would like Father Tim to join us to meet everyone. Part of the meeting will be to begin planning for youth ministry activities through May.

Feb. 21: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Apr. 2: Passion Play (Palm Sunday)

May 7: Preparation for Youth Sunday

May 21: Youth Sunday

If you want more information on youth activities at St. Matthew's, or would like to volunteer to help grow this important ministry, please see Amanda, Holly or Jay.

Try Something New in 2023

Café Theology is starting the book The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in Dialogue this Saturday, January 7. The class meets twice a month on Saturdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. New members are welcome to join the class at any time. For more information, please contact Vicki Conway.

Knit Crochet & Pray is a craft group that meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon to create prayer shawls, chemo caps, prayer squares, rosaries and other items. All are welcome; bring a craft of your choice or join in the work of the group for fellowship and ministry. See Beth DiGiovanni for more information.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a men's group that meets the third Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and prayer/study, and good fellowship. All men of the parish are welcome. See Greg Andrews for more information.

Lunch Bunch meets the third Thursday of each month at 12 noon at different restaurant! See Becky Olbon for more information.

More ideas coming next week!


St. Matt's Outreach in January


As you shop for groceries this month, please pick up a few extra items for the

Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry.

The need continues to be high for the following items:

  • Canned and dried meats and beans
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Grain items such as oatmeal, grits, cereal, rice, pasta, etc.
  • Soups & Side Items, canned or boxed pastas, sides, and meals
  • Personal care items such as shampoos, soaps, dental care, deodorants, razors
  • Feminine hygiene, diapers, pull-ups or adultiIncontinence items
  • Household items such as dish or laundry detergent & paper products

Collection Barrels are located in the main hallway next to the parish hall. You can bring items any Sunday, or during the week during regular office hours

(M-Th, 10a—1p)

Or order online and ship direct to:

St. Matthew’s Outreach, 1520 Oak Road Snellville GA 30078


To learn more about the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op, please click here.

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January 30 the Outreach committee sponsors the Monday evening dinner at the co-op.

Mark your calendar and watch for information

on how you can help.

And mark your calendars for Saturday, April 15

St. Matthew’s is forming a team

for a Habitat for Humanity build on that day. Watch for more information, coming soon. YOU can help with this in many ways, and we need you on the TEAM!

Birthdays and Anniversaries January 8-14

Birthdays: Jacqueline Lenz, Annie Sutojo, Sandra Hildebrant, Linda Pearson, Graydon Ferrell-Mixon, Sylvia George, Sheila Ferrell, Thomas Jones, Faith Ozumba, Ike Ozumba


Anniversaries: None this week.


Hosts this Sunday: Jan 8: Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Breakfast Next Sunday, January 15: Nancy Griner, Mitchell Michaels, Katherine Reynolds, Cheryl Wheeler

Which Sunday would you or your group like to help serve breakfast?

To sign up to host in January, please click here. Open Sundays begin with Jan 22.

Funds are available to assist with costs. Ministry groups, committees, and individuals are invited to sign up for any open Sunday,

For more information on this ministry or to volunteer, contact Trisha Voiles.


To request a Commitment Form,

please click here.

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