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8:00 am
Rite I Communion with no music
9:30 am Contemporary communion service with praise band
11:00 am Traditional communion service with choir
A nursery is provided at all three services
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5pm Communion Service
with Rock Band
Starts September 20th


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Building Program - Complete!         (for now)

We've done it!  We've made space to share!

In concert with our Capital Campaign Committee, the Building Committee worked with parishioners and our architect, engineering, and contractors to complete construction in late summer 2011.

The project included:

  • Renovation of our exising buiding, including a new energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system, new restrooms, and a much larger kitchen
  • Expansion of the Parish Hall to include new classrooms, as well as space for the Flower Ministery, Altar Guild, Choir, and other groups
  • Site and landscaping improvements

Our goals were accomplished.  Construction was completed ahead of schedule, and in August 2011, we moved in--just in time for Sunday School.  We celebrated on St. Matthew's Day (September 25) with a wonderful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

To everyone who has made our building program a success:  THANK YOU!

However you have contributed--through your time and talents or making a pledge to our Making Space to Share Capital Campaign--you have made the difference.

Building Committee


The Building Committee serves the vision and mission of Saint Matthew’s by addressing the physical space needs of the congregation. The Committee seeks input from parishioners on building and grounds requirements, establishes plans and designs for capital projects, leads special fundraising efforts, and implements construction of facility improvements and expansions.


Currently, the Building Committee is not meeting on a regular basis. Meetings will resume as needs arise.

Summary of Recent Program

Planning for the recent building program began in late 2007.  By mid 2009, with the support of a Mustard Seed Grant from the Diocese and a generous estate gift, St. Matthew’s completed an overall master plan for the renovation and expansion of our church facilities.  From late 2009 through Summer 2010, we completed our design for Phase 1 (the recent project), including:

  • Renovation of our existing building—especially the bathrooms and kitchen
  • Expansion of the Parish Hall to include new classrooms, as well as space for the Flower Ministry, Altar Guild, choir, and other groups
  • Minor site and landscaping improvements

By October 2010, we received all of our permits for construction, and began construction.  Utility relocations were completed in December 2010, and the slab was poured in January 2011.  Our contractor worked tireless through the winter, spring, and summer on the renovations and the new space.  By August 2011, we received beneficial occupancy.

Our team of professionals included:

  • Construction Contractor - Sully Construction

  • Architect - LeMay Erickson Willcox

  • Surveyor - Rice Associates

  • Civil Engineer - Dewberry

A later building phase may include more space in the Sanctuary for our services.  The recent project renovated and added space for the needs of our parish in accomplishing our mission—space for knowing and sharing God’s love.



History of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church - 2008

2008 Annual Meeting Presentation

Wish List - April 2008

User Survey - December 2008


2009 Annual Meeting Presentation

Schematic Design Sketches - October 2009


2010 Annual Meeting Presentation

Schematic Design Drawings - March 2010


2011 Annual Meeting Presentation


2012 Annual Meeting

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Office Manager | Miriam Turner Rector | Rob Merola Sr. Asst. Rector | Anne MacNabb Asst.Rector | Margaret Peel