How long does the service last? A typical service lasts about 90 minutes.
Is childcare available during the worship service? Yes! We have a nursery for kids from birth through preschool. Older children are welcome to attend the service from the beginning through the True Story from the Bible. Then they go downstairs with their teachers for age-appropriate learning groups and chapel time when all the kids gather for worship.
Where should I park? If you are a visitor or someone who may benefit from closer parking, there is a parking lot adjacent to the south side of the building. All others are encouraged to use the parking lot to the north and across Yamhill Street. (Do not be alarmed by the signs warning against parking there; we have an agreement to use the medical clinic’s lot on Sundays.)
What should I wear? On Sunday mornings you will see a range of clothing from jeans and T-shirt to jacket and tie. Please wear what makes you feel comfortable.
What about coffee hour? Please feel free to join us after the worship service for coffee and other refreshments in the parish hall. This is an excellent opportunity to meet others and ask questions.
How does your communion work? If you are a baptized Christian, you are welcome to come forward to receive the bread and the wine. If you are not yet baptized or committed to Christ, you are welcome to come forward and receive a prayer of blessing on your life.
Do I need to give money at the offering? The ministry of St. Matthew’s is paid for by the voluntary, sacrificial and generous giving of our members. If you are visiting, please do not feel obligated to put anything into the offering plate. You are a welcome guest and we are glad you’re here!
Is the building handicap accessible? Yes! It is possible to attend the service, use the rest rooms and go to coffee hour without ever climbing stairs.
Is hearing assistance available? Yes! Please ask a greeter or usher for a listening device.
What is the music like? Our worship services are an elegant blend of Anglican liturgy, music from several centuries and teaching from the Bible. St. Matthew’s choir leads the congregational singing, supported by organ and piano. The music of our worship services is a blend of traditional hymns and chants together with contemporary sacred songs.
What are the sermons like? At St. Matthew’s, we practice expository preaching – carefully explaining what the Bible says and thoughtfully applying it to our lives.