St. Matthias Mission Extension Fund - Agencies we support
A place where those with special needs and those that are typically developing can come together to learn, play, worship, and work
A community residential hospice operated by Christus Schumpert Foundation. For additional information, call (318) 681-7730
Furnishes a hot meal delivered daily to deserving senior citizens, helping them to remain in their homes.
Offers emergency shelter, food, clothing, medical care and counseling for homeless men, women and children
A hunger-relief organization, solicits, stores and distributes food and other essential items to low-income children and families through a network of over 100 community and faith-based non-profit organizations within seven parishes.
Provides coordination of investigation, prosecution and treatment services by bringing together professionals and agencies to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. (318) 674-2900
Is a community of caring for children in crisis. Specially trained volunteers are assigned by judges to speak on behalf of children who have been placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect
St. Matthias Ministries
The Daughters of the King
Is an Order for Women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches who are in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and
the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at her Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening
of the spiritual life of her parish.
The Order was founded on Easter Even, April 14, 1885 in Holy Sepulcher Church (now Church of the Resurrection), New York City.
The National Council DOK is made up of an executive board, committee chairmen and eight provincial representatives. The national headquarters of the Order is in Marietta, Georgia.
St. Matthias' chapter was chartered in 2007.
E.F.G. (Episcopal Family Group)
We are a group of "younger" Episopalians who come together as a family (hence, the name) to serve God and our church through social and service activities. Formed in July of 2006, we include a variety of adults (single, married, with and without kids) working together to renew and expand our Parish.
Some of our activities and accomplishments include:
- The design and construction of the new playground
- The organization of the Halloween Spectacular! festival
- Monthly lunch meetings in the Parish Hall
- Helping out other organizations in our church
- "Dinner in December", our group Christmas party and Toys for Tots drive
- Occasional get-togethers outside of the church for a variety of activities including bowling, a day on the lake, pool parties, bar-b-q's, paintball, and others...
As one of the newer groups at St. Matthias we are eager to increase the fun and fellowship in our group. That means we want YOU to come try it out! All of our activities have an open invitation attached.
Please feel free to join us anytime!If you have any questions regarding the EFG, please feel free to contact us through the church office, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be an acolyte is something very special. It takes someone who is committed to their church as a member and dedicated to being on time and willing to serve when they are needed. Being early and available is a commendable
virtue and acolytes must have it.
Acolytes are responsible for two assignments during the service: crucifers and torch-bearers. The crucifer is responsible for carrying the cross at the front of the processions and leading the procession during the service. The torch-bearer's job is to escort the cross into the church during the procession. Both of these positions require patience and reverence during the service. Only people of special aptitude can hold such a position.
Serving as an acolyte brings a unique feeling of serving our Lord as well as a view of respect from the church body. Do you think you have what is needed to handle it? Please contact the church office and let them know.
The Young At Heart Ministry
Young at Heart is a ministry for those 50 and above who enjoy sharing Christian fellowship. Many are unable to get out at night so our ministry is held during the day at the St. Matthias Parish Hall on the first and third
Thursdays of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Our first meeting was held to see if there was a need for this ministry. Indeed, there was! We have a great support group which consists of God, Clergy, Vestry, Parishioners, and Friends. All are welcome. The only requirement is to be "Young@Heart".
We have Bingo on the first Thursday of each month and, of course, prizes for the winners. Lunch is provided that day (snacks may be brought). We have "Game Day" on the third Thursday of the month when whe play Bingo, Pokeno, Scrabble, or your choice of other games. Please bring a sack lunch for the third Thursday fellowship. Of course, if you have a "Senior Moment" and forget to bring a lunch, not to worry, there is always plenty of food and drink.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the St. Matthias Church office by phone or email using the Contact Us link at the top of the page.
We look forward to seeing you on the first and third Thursdays of each month!
Rhythms of Grace
Rhythms of Grace strives to provide a safe haven where the special needs community can worship and learn about God. We encourage all to embrace individuality in learning and worship. Whether you are a loner or the
star of the show, you are welcome to be who you are. Join us on the first and third Sundays of every month at 4:30 PM to hear wonderful stories and worship our amazing God.
The mission of Rhytms of Grace is to provide a welcoming, safe enviornment where all can learn about and worship God.
Our service is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at 4:30 PM.
The Rhythms of Grace service is tailored to super special, extraordinary children that are hardwired a little differently than the average population. For this reason, we do things a bit differently than a regular worship service. Although this service is designed for children with special needs, it is family friendly and typically developing children also attend. Our service is considered interdenominational, because we have some elements of different denominations. A typical service is outlined below. Please contact us if you have any questions.