Welcome to St. Matthew’s!
We are a mid-size, family-oriented group of disciples who believe in opening our hearts to the community to be the restoring and caring hands of hope and healing. We do this through our worship of God, educating ourselves and our children, caring for each other and all of our resources, and by reaching out beyond our walls to serve others and our local community.
Come and be a part of this branch of the Jesus movement on the east side of Indianapolis!
St. Matthew's will host an Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 AM. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Advent hymns and choir music.
The word “advent” comes from the Latin word, meaning “arrival.” This season attempts to turn our hearts back in order to look at the arrival of the Christ child and to turn our hearts forward in order to anticipate the arrival of the Christ King. Whenever we are expecting a visitor, there is always a sense of waiting, anticipation, and hope. However, there are also the feelings of anxiety, dread, and fear. What if things don’t turn out as planned? For some, the wait can be long and difficult.
These liturgical pieces are to help tune the heart to the pitch of proper waiting. They are to provide the right tension between anticipation and expectation. They do not seek to fill the gap and longing, but to help us to know God’s presence in these times.
Financial gifts may be mailed to ICAN c/o IAM, Emerson Avenue Baptist Church, 308 N. Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219.
Non-perishable food items and clothing may be placed in the ICAN basket in the narthex at St. Matthew’s.
Volunteers needed: Food Pantry at Downey Avenue Christian Church.
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on the second ballot Oct. 28 at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis.
Jennifer is 50 years old and is the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. She was elected with 67 votes in the clergy order and 82 in the lay order. Her election culminated a nearly two-year discernment and search process by the diocese at the 179th diocesan convention. The Rt. Rev. Catherine M. Waynick plans to retire in the spring of 2017.