June 25th ~ Weekly eNews  

VBS – MIGHTY FORTRESS Registration:  We are online & ready for you to register your kids.  There are 3 methods to register:

1 – Go to the St. Matthias website (www.stmatmidlo.com) and click on the VBS link to register online.

2 – Print the form from the website and mail it in.

3 – Fill out a registration form at church.

Spread the word and invite a friend.  Questions?  Contact Kristen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 278-8588 (ext. 104).


The Cultural Series Committee is currently planning its 10th Season.  We will have a meeting in the Choir Room today, following the 10:00 am worship service.  If you would like to become a member of the Cultural Series Committee, please feel free to join us for this meeting.  If you have any question, you may contact Greg Moquin, Chairman, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or John Murdock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call John at 804-272-8588, ext. 103.


Youth Outing:  The Youth Group is heading to First Landing State park for a day!  We’ll dig in to God’s word and then play in His waters.  Thursday July 6th, 8:30am – 8pm. 

  • Bring: snacks, lunch and money for dinner
  • Bible/pen
  • Towel, sunscreen and whatever beach things you want
  • Change of clothes – there are showers!

Please sign up (on Crista’s office door or via email) by Friday July 30th – we need a minimum of 6 people to make the trip.


Supper Club:  Do you like hosting dinner gatherings?  Do you enjoy meeting new people? We are looking for a person to help organize Supper Club.  If you are interested in helping out contact Whitney Sears.


Remote Area Medical (RAM):  We will be collecting new underwear and socks, and gently used blue jeans to take to Southwest VA this July.  Please place donations in the red tub in the Commons.  Questions? Please call Skip Todd at 794-3018.


Progressive Dinner:  As the summer begins, make sure to mark your calendars for August 19! Invitations are in the process of going out, either by email or USPS mail, depending on your preference for receiving information from the church. If you do not receive an invitation one of these two ways by June 21, please let Veronica Kirkland or Jill Griffith know. Also, if you are open to acting as a host for the dinner, please let us know. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-353-9150 with any questions or concerns or if you would like to act as a host.


Sunday Sermons:  Have you ever wanted to listen to the sermon again? We have begun videoing Brenda's sermons again.  You can find them on You Tube at www.youtube.com/user/StMatthiasMidlothian  and on our website. If you would like to help video the sermons contact Whitney Sears at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Youth Group : Please see the website - stmatmidlo.com - for a list of dates for upcoming events scheduled through August!


VBS Volunteers: The VBS - Mighty Fortress program will be coming to St. Matthias from July 17th – 21st.  This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to help nurture our own youngest parishioners while also spreading God’s word in the community!  Many opportunities to volunteer are available regarding the VBS program this year. There are opportunities for all levels of time commitment:

If you are too busy to volunteer during that week, you can:

- donate needed supplies and food items

- sponsor a camper

- volunteer to help set up July 12th or 13th anytime from 9:30 am-12:30 pm

- volunteer to help set up July 16th, after the 10:00 am service

- volunteer to help clean up July 17th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

If you have a limited amount of time during the week, you can:

- sign up to help with registration (1 hour a day)

- sign up to help with early drop-off (1 hour a day)

- sign up to be a floater for a day (fill in person)

If you are a volunteer who is able to give more time, sign up to be a daily:

- Crew Leader or Session Leader – various types (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

- afternoon Leader (2 hours)

Still don't see a place where you can help?  Call or email me! No volunteers will be turned away!  Kristen Ketron: 272-8588 (ext. 104) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Labyrinth:  Thanks to the generosity of Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown Oct 8-14 and Dec 3-9 has been set aside for us to walk a Chartres style Labyrinth.  The portable canvas with a printed labyrinth will be available to all interested folks as a way to explore their faith. Additional details in the weekly bulletins and the fall Channel.


Are you scheduled to be an Usher, LEM, Acolyte or Greeter this sunday? Check your volunteer calendar to be sure! 

Youth Group: Be sure to watch our website for a list of dates for upcoming events through August

Whats going on this week in Children's Liturgy, Sunday School, Nursery and Adult Forum, Click here to find out?   

June 18th ~ Weekly eNews  

VBS – MIGHTY FORTRESS Registration:  We are online & ready for you to register your kids.  There are 3 methods to register:

1 – Go to the St. Matthias website (www.stmatmidlo.com) and click on the VBS link to register online.

2 – Print the form from the website and mail it in.

3 – Fill out a registration form at church.

Spread the word and invite a friend.  Questions?  Contact Kristen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 278-8588 (ext. 104).


Suzie Morris Memorial Bridge:  Suzie Morris was a long-time member of St. Matthias who passed away several months ago.  Her family knew how important St. Matthias was to her and wanted establish a lasting memorial in her honor.  To that end they have donated a significant amount of funding to replace our old wooden bridge with a new bridge made of steel underpinnings and Trex® decking to provide strength, durability, beauty and ease of maintenance.

The Vestry approved this memorial and has authorized the work with a reputable contractor.  The contractor has worked with members of our parish who are skilled in design and construction to ensure a strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing structure. 

The construction will begin the week of June 12th, weather depending, and should conclude not later than the end of July.  During this time the bridge will not be accessible and all entrance to the church will be re-directed to the rear doors near Morrison Hall.  Barricades will soon be set up to divert foot traffic to the back doors.  Granted, this will be a minor inconvenience, but in the long run will ensure the safety of all. Shortly after completion there will be a dedication to honor Suzie’s life.

Most importantly we want to thank the Morris Family for their generosity in helping to provide a lasting memorial to their mother that will make our campus both more safe and attractive.


The Cultural Series Committee is currently planning its 10th Season.  We will have a meeting in the Choir Room on Sunday, June 25, following the 10:00 am worship service.  If you would like to become a member of the Cultural Series Committee, please feel free to join us for this meeting.  If you have any question, you may contact Greg Moquin, Chairman, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or John Murdock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call John at 804-272-8588, ext. 103.


Youth Outing: The Youth Group is heading to First Landing State park for a day!  We’ll dig in to God’s word and then play in His waters.  Thursday July 6th, 8:30am – 8pm.  Bring: snacks, lunch and money for dinner

  • Bible/pen
  • Towel, sunscreen and whatever beach things you want
  • Change of clothes – there are showers!

Please sign up (on Crista’s office door or via email) by Friday July 30th – we need a minimum of 6 people to make the trip.


Supper Club:  Do you like hosting dinner gatherings?  Do you enjoy meeting new people? We are looking for a person to help organize Supper Club.  If you are interested in helping out contact Whitney Sears.


Remote Area Medical (RAM):  We will be collecting new underwear and socks, and gently used blue jeans to take to Southwest VA this July.  Please place donations in the red tub in the Commons.  Questions? Please call Skip Todd at 794-3018.


Progressive Dinner:  As the summer begins, make sure to mark your calendars for August 19! Invitations are in the process of going out, either by email or USPS mail, depending on your preference for receiving information from the church. If you do not receive an invitation one of these two ways by June 21, please let Veronica Kirkland or Jill Griffith know. Also, if you are open to acting as a host for the dinner, please let us know. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-353-9150 with any questions or concerns or if you would like to act as a host.


Youth Group : Please see the website - stmatmidlo.com - for a list of dates for upcoming events scheduled through August!


Sunday Sermons:  Have you ever wanted to listen to the sermon again? We have begun videoing Brenda's sermons again.  You can find them on You Tube at www.youtube.com/user/StMatthiasMidlothian  and on our website. If you would like to help video the sermons contact Whitney Sears at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


VBS Volunteers: The VBS - Mighty Fortress program will be coming to St. Matthias from July 17th – 21st.  This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to help nurture our own youngest parishioners while also spreading God’s word in the community!  Many opportunities to volunteer are available regarding the VBS program this year. There are opportunities for all levels of time commitment:


If you are too busy to volunteer during that week, you can:

- donate needed supplies and food items

- sponsor a camper

- volunteer to help set up July 12th or 13th anytime from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

- volunteer to help set up July 16th, after the 10:00 am service

- volunteer to help clean up July 17th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

If you have a limited amount of time during the week, you can:

- sign up to help with registration (1 hour a day)

- sign up to help with early drop-off (1 hour a day)

- sign up to be a floater for a day (fill in person)

If you are a volunteer who is able to give more time, sign up to be a daily:

- Crew Leader or Session Leader – various types (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

- afternoon Leader (2 hours)

Still don't see a place where you can help?  Call or email me! No volunteers will be turned away!

Kristen Ketron: 272-8588 (ext. 104) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Labyrinth:  Set aside some time during  Oct 8-14 and Dec 3-9 to walk a Chartres style Labyrinth on loan to us from Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown.  Extend your spiritual journey with a quiet reflective walk.  Watch for additional details in the weekly bulletins and the fall Channel.


Are you scheduled to be an Usher, LEM, Acolyte or Greeter this sunday? Check your volunteer calendar to be sure! 

Youth Group: Be sure to watch our website for a list of dates for upcoming events through August

Whats going on this week in Children's Liturgy, Sunday School, Nursery and Adult Forum, Click here to find out?

Suzie Morris was a long-time member of St. Matthias who passed away several months ago.  Her family knew how important St. Matthias was to her and wanted establish a lasting memorial in her honor.  To that end they have donated a significant amount of funding to replace our old wooden bridge with a new bridge made of steel underpinnings and Trex® decking to provide strength, durability, beauty and ease of maintenance.suziemorris

 

The Vestry approved this memorial and has authorized the work with a reputable contractor.  The contractor has worked with members of our parish who are skilled in design and construction to ensure a strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing structure. 

The construction will begin the week of June 12th, weather depending, and should conclude not later than the end of July.  During this time the bridge will not be accessible and all entrance to the church will be re-directed to the rear doors near Morrison Hall.  Barricades will soon be set up to divert foot traffic to the back doors.  Granted, this will be a minor inconvenience, but in the long run will ensure the safety of all. Shortly after completion there will be a dedication to honor Suzie’s life.

Most importantly we want to thank the Morris Family for their generosity in helping to provide a lasting memorial to their mother that will make our campus both more safe and attractive.

The Vestry of St. Matthias

 

June11th ~ Weekly eNews  

Early Bulletin Deadline: If you need to have items for in the June 18 & 25 bulletin, please have them submitted to the office no later than noon tomorrow.


VBS – MIGHTY FORTRESS Registration:  We are online & ready for you to register your kids.  There are 3 methods to register:

1 – Go to the St. Matthias website.

2 – Print the form from the website and mail it in.

3 – Fill out a registration form at church.

Spread the word and invite a friend.  Questions?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 278-8588 (ext. 104).


Our mission team leaves for Arizona on Friday June 15th and returns June 23rd.  Please keep them in your prayers:

Chris, Crista, Chuck, Brenda, Ned, Patrick, Audrey, Eva, Willie, Caroline, Anna, Ellery, Jamie, Marshall, Justin, Christopher, Olivia, Nicholas, Allie, James.


Friday Cheers:  Please join us for Friday Cheers! Friday, June 16th, 7 pm at Lou Montgomery's home.  Bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage.  The "Summertime Cheers" Band will be playing through the evening. (This is an adult only gathering.) Call or email Lou or Whitney Sears with any questions.


Suzie Morris Memorial Bridge:  Click here to read more about our new Suzie Morris Memorial Bridge


VBS Volunteers: The VBS - Mighty Fortress program will be coming to St. Matthias from July 17th – 21st.  This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to help nurture our own youngest parishioners while also spreading God’s word in the community!  Many opportunities to volunteer are available regarding the VBS program this year. There are opportunities for all levels of time commitment:

 

If you are too busy to volunteer during that week, you can:

- donate needed supplies and food items

- sponsor a camper

- volunteer to help set up July 12th or 13th anytime from 9:30am-12:30pm

- volunteer to help set up July 16th, after the 10:00 am service

- volunteer to help clean up July 17th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

 

If you have a limited amount of time during the week, you can:

- sign up to help with registration (1 hour a day)

- sign up to help with early drop-off (1 hour a day)

- sign up to be a floater for a day (fill in person)

 

If you are one of those amazing volunteers who really wants to make a difference, you can be a hero and sign up to be a daily:

- Crew Leader or Session Leader – various types (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

- afternoon Leader (2 hours)

 

Still don't see a place where you can help?  Call or email me! No volunteers will be turned away! 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 272-8588 (ext. 104)


Remote Area Medical (RAM):  We will be collecting new underwear and socks, and gently used blue jeans to take to Southwest VA this July.  Please place donations in the red tub in the Commons.  Questions? Please call Skip Todd at 794-3018.


A Night at the Matties:  The Progressive Dinner is coming!  Put August 19 on your calendar.  If you would like to host the dinner portion, please let Veronica Kirkland or Jill Griffith know.


Youth Group: Please see the website for a list of dates for upcoming events scheduled through August!


Sunday SermonsHave you ever wanted to listen to the sermon again? We have begun videoing Brenda's sermons again.  You can find them on our YouTube Channel and on our website. If you would like to help video the sermons contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Supper Club:  Do you like hosting dinner gatherings?  Do you enjoy meeting new people? We are looking for a person to help organize Supper Club.  If you are interested in helping out contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Are you scheduled to be an Usher, LEM, Acolyte or Greeter this sunday? Check your volunteer calendar to be sure! 

Youth Group: Be sure to watch our website for a list of dates for upcoming events through August

Whats going on this week in Children's Liturgy, Sunday School, Nursery and Adult Forum, Click here to find out?

 

June 4th ~ Weekly eNews  

We begin our Summer Worship schedule this Sunday, but something new..

we will have music at our early service!!!

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Early Bulletin Deadline: If you need to have items for the June 18th & 25th bulletin, please have them submitted to the office no later than noon on Monday June 12th


VBS – Mighty Fortress:  Registration for our awesome summer fun program is now open!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!  Other registration options include printing the form from the website and mailing it in or picking up a form and turning in to Kristen Ketron.  Make sure to invite a friend!  You can also register as a volunteer using all three methods.  Volunteers needed!  Questions?  Hit me up:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 278-8588 (ext. 104).


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Slip n Slide  Kickball:  The 3rd Annual Slip N Slide Kickball game will take place on Sunday June 4th.  All youth currently in 6th grade and up (yes alumni are invited too!) get ready!  We will begin our game around 12:30, so please join us then or bring your lunch and stay for the day!  Christ The King and St Michael’s youth will be joining us as well.  Click Here to check out our youth events calendar through the summer!

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Strawberry Sunday:  We will celebrate Pentecost today with our traditonal Strawberry Sunday. We’ll have strawberry shortcake a after the 10 a.m. service. Please bring either pound cake or sliced strawberries with sugar. Fellowship will set up the strawberry shortcake bu et and punch. There is a sign up poster in the Commons for pound cake, strawberries, and help with serving, cake, strawberries, and help with serving.


movienightOur next Saturday Night at the Movies will be June 10 at 6:00 pm in the teen classroom. Our film will be Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes in an Emmy award winning performance. This HBO production also won Emmys for Best TV Movie, and Best Supporting Actress for Julia Ormand.

Based on the writings by its title subject, Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an young woman with autism who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories. Released in 2010, rated PG. Free! 


VBS Volunteers: The VBS - Mighty Fortress program will be coming to St. Matthias from July 17th – 21st.  This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to help nurture our own youngest parishioners while also spreading God’s word in the community!  Many opportunities to join this ministry are available, including opportunities for all levels of time commitment:

If you are too busy to volunteer during that week, you can:

- donate needed supplies and food items

- sponsor a camper

- volunteer to help set up July 12th or 13th anytime from 9:30 am - 12:30 pmmighty fortress logo web

- volunteer to help set up July 16th, after the 10:00 am service

- volunteer to help clean up July 17th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

If you have a limited amount of time during the week, you can:

- sign up to help with registration (1 hour a day)

- sign up to help with early drop-off (1 hour a day)

- sign up to be a floater for a day (fill in person)

If you are a volunteer who is able to give more time, sign up to be a daily:

- Crew Leader or Session Leader – various types (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

- afternoon Leader (2 hours)

Still don't see a place where you can help out? Call or email me!!                                                   No volunteers will be turned away!

Kristen Ketron: 272-8588 (ext. 104) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Save the Date:  The Progressive Dinner is coming!  Put August 19 on your calendar.  In the next few weeks you’ll betting some hints about the theme for this year.  If you would like to host the dinner portion, please let Veronica Kirkland or Jill Griffith know.


Remote Area Medical (RAM): We will be collecting new underwear and socks, and gently used blue jeans to take to Southwest VA this July. Please place donations in the red tub in the Commons. Questions? Please call Skip Todd at 794-3018. 


Facility Use:  Our building is very busy and used by church groups and the wider community.  If you plan on having a meeting in the building, please contact Br. Mark (ext. 100) to get your group on the facilities calendar and to insure that a space is reserved for your group and that there are no potential conflicts.  Want to see if your date is available before calling - CLICK HERE for our facilities calendar, or you can always see it on our home page


Are you scheduled to be an Usher, LEM, Acolyte or Greeter this sunday? Check your volunteer calendar to be sure! 

Youth Group: Be sure to watch our website for a list of dates for upcoming events through August

Whats going on this week in Children's Liturgy, Sunday School, Nursery and Adult Forum, Click here to find out?