Healing Service 

10:30 a.m. Wednesday


The church office is open

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

Monday through Thursday.

Closed Fridays

Please note the office will be closed

Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day

In This Issue:

  • Rector's Corner: Youth/Graduation Sunday
  • Warden's Corner
  • Our St. Matt's Garden Landscape
  • Do you speak a foreign language? We need you May 28
  • Pentecost - ONE SERVICE 10:00 a.m.
  • Flat St Matt available again this Sunday
  • Restaurant Foyers May 19
  • Outreach - May Food Drive
  • VBS Volunteer and Camper Registration is Open

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Youth Sunday

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes all ages

Ice Cream Party - Last Class of the Year

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

Nursery available for young children

Recognition of Hish School Graduates

& Recognition of SS teachers, youth leaders

Or view the 10:30 service on FB Live

Service Bulletin

Feature Photo of the Week:

Our St. Matt's Garden

Lots of work being done on our gardens. See Janis Williams' article in this edition.

Do you speak a foreign language? We need you Sunday, May 28 on Pentecost, to be part of the Acts reading. Please contact Fr. Tim, Greg Andrews, Joan Kengla, or call the church office at 770-979-4210.


There will be ONE service at 10:00 a.m. on Pentecost, May 28, as we celebrate the birthday of the Church. Don’t forget to wear RED! 

A Word from Fr. Tim

Youth Sunday: Come and Worship!

In our baptismal liturgy, which we will hear next Sunday on the Day of Pentecost, we promise God and the candidates to do all in our power to support them in their life in Christ. We commit to their care in the church. We promise to witness their upbringing in the church as God begins a new chapter and beginning in their lives. It is a serious question that the celebrant asks the congregation and one that I take to heart when I answer it. The bold statement, “We will” should echo through the nave and into the narthex as a declaration that our young people matter to the community, and we commit to our role to help today's youngest church members grow and mature in their faith.

We will celebrate and honor our youth during our worship services this Sunday. Celebrating our youth and youth ministry as the church of today instead of the church of tomorrow and the future will be exciting. Jacob Hurst will preach the sermon at the 8:00 and 10:30 services. At the 10:30 service, our youth will lead the worship service as ushers, greeters, lectors, and intercessors. We will also honor and bless our seniors during the liturgy. It will be a fun-filled day as we conclude the program/school year on a positive note! In addition to Youth Sunday, we will recognize all Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, and volunteers who have cared for our children and youth during the year.

I would like to encourage you to come to the worship service this Sunday! It would be a great way to show our love and support to the youth and adults who take care of them. St. Matthew's has always been dedicated to youth ministry, and it's important that we keep that tradition going strong. I can't wait to see you at church on Sunday!

God’s Blessings,

Father Tim

Wardens Corner – Just Be

God works in ways we least expect sometimes. In the past few weeks I have been concentrating on a “Be” that Fr. Tim talked about during our Annual Meeting, JUST BE. It was not something I planned, but a doctor prescribed rest and relaxation time. Guess what? Things still got completed and ran well. If you know me, asking others for help is not a normal for me. I encourage you this summer to take some intentional time to “Just BE.” 

Let Go, Let God, and All Will Be Well!  

Peace, Trisha Voiles

Take Flat St. Matt with You this Summer

We have more "Flat St. Matts'" ready to go with you this summer! If you weren't able to snag one last week, pick one up this Sunday (one per family, please) to take with you on your travels this summer (or to the pool, or the lake, or the golf course...or the grocery store…) Post your photos of Flat St. Matt on our FB page this summer, or send them to admin@stmatthewssnellville.org, (please put Flat St Matt in the subject line) and let’s see how far he goes! For the full story, click below:

Take Flat Matt with You This Summer! - St. Matthews Episcopal Church (stmatthewssnellville.org) 

Our St. Matt's Garden Landscape

from Janis Williams

My heart always felt an affinity for the Earth, and gardens in particular; my family was a huge influence in developing this passion. As a member of the Building and Grounds Committee since 2010, I am very familiar with almost every plant on our beautiful church campus. Our gardens suffered significant damage in the sustained freeze last December, so we are working to repair and replace damaged plants. In doing this we are continuing the tradition of honoring some cherished Saint Matthew's members with donations of plants in their memory as we continue our efforts to beautify the landscape.

We are working as a team and wish to thank Warren, Dennis, Judith, Kim, Cecilia, Katherine, Ava Kay, Rosemarie, Peggy, Sylvia, Scout Troops 533 & 5553, and others. While our gardens are developing, the temps get higher, and rainfall less frequent, so we will need more volunteers to keep everything beautiful this summer. A very big thank you to you all.

If you can help with the watering, please contact Janis Williams at 770-367-4930.


St. Matt's Youth

Youth Sunday/ Graduation Sunday! May 21st! Youth practice at 9:30am in the sanctuary!

Come celebrate graduates Caroline Bond and Jacob Hurst. Also, Youth Sunday. Please plan to come sing and participate in the 10:30 worship service. Practice at 9:30am in the sanctuary!


*Summer Kickoff Pool Party THIS SUNDAY May 21st from 12:30 to 4pm

2571 Bexley Ct, Snellville

Pizza and lifeguard provided. Bring your own snacks, drinks, towels, floats, sunscreen and goggles. Please RSVP for a food count.


*Summer Events being planned: More information to follow!


*Youth Retreat August 11-13th @ Camp Mikell!

More details to follow. Mark your calendars!

Please contact Holly Bond, Amanda Livermont, or Jay Jones for more information.


May Food Drive Continues -May is the month in which St. Matthew’s will focus on collecting special items for the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministries. 2023 has been an especially difficult time for many of their clients. The food supply is at a seasonal low right now. The Co-op has asked we collect PB & J, Mac &Cheese, 1 lb. bags of white or brown rice, canned chicken, canned pasta and canned pineapple. The pineapple is always in high demand and just seems to fly off the shelves.

The Outreach Committee will be handing out bags with attached food list after both services. Please fill a bag or donate as you are able and return it to the barrel outside of the Parish Hall. Thank you for your support.

For more information on the SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministries and how you can help, please click this link.

Proverbs 22:9 A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor. 

Around St. Matt's


Hosts this Sunday may 21: NEEDED

Breakfast Next Sunday May 28: No Breakfast--Treats after the 10am service!

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

To sign up for a Sunday in May, please click here. May 21 & 28 are still available to host.

Please contact Trisha Voiles if you can help. Some items are already available to serve. Funds are available to assist with costs. Ministry groups, committees, and individuals are invited to sign up for any open Sunday,

Restaurant Foyers This Month --

Friday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.

at The Flying Machine at Briscoe Field, 510 Briscoe Blvd., Lawrenceville GA 30046

Individuals and couples; Foyers meets monthly for good food and fellowship. All are welcome.

Please register on Realm to get a head count.


VBS 2023 -- VOLUNTEER Registration (onrealm.org)

Register CAMPERS on Realm here.

OR, pick up a registration form from the bulletin board in the hallway.

We need adult and youth volunteers! (Forms are available for that, too).

Questions? Contact Terri Hurst at hurst10@bellsouth.net  

Birthdays and Anniversaries May 21-27

Birthdays: Jessie Hurst, Jamie Atkinson, Ronald Cobb, Jr, Alyson Neilson, Muriel Ohlin, Flip Porter, Kim Beasley, Mackenzie Richards, Waylee George, Nadine Kumbu-Smart, Susan Larson.



 Anniversaries: : Julie & Mark Franke, Whitney & Tim Meyers, Larry & Leigh Bottomley, Bobbi & Doug Mendrala, Paula & Scott McEvoy.

St. Matt's Financial Update as of April 30, 2023


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