St. Matthew's United Methodist Church - Madison, MS

7427 Old Canton Road
Madison, MS 39110
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601-856-9581 (phone)
601-856-4860 (Weekday)

Did You Know?
St. Matthew's offers 14 adult Sunday school classes.

Congregational Care Ministries

Offering Christ Together...

Card Care: Meets Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., in Church Library; we pray for known joys and concerns before writing cards to communicate the love of Christ.
Coordinator: Jean Eason

Christ’s Cupboard: Ministry of meals and hospitality with friends in special circumstances; donations of casseroles, vegetables, meats, breads and desserts offer comfort and communicate God’s love.

Christ Cupboard Cook Days: Meals prepared in Church Kitchen at Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and delivered to friends with special circumstances.
Coordinator: Tami Rigby

Church-wide Prayer Ministry: Provides opportunities for the congregation to come together in prayer; offers classes, resources, vigils throughout the year.

Communion Ministry: The Sacrament is offered on first Thursday of month to friends hospitalized, homebound, living in area retirement homes; servers meet in Library at 1:30 pm; recipients served 1:45-4:30 p.m.

Covenant Care: Ministry of the laity with the laity in all of life’s journey; ministers care for up to five families each; Calling Forth held yearly for those sensing the Spirit’s call to relational ministry; training is required.
Coordinator: Vicki Gibson

Finger Puppets for Blair Batson: Crochet finger puppets for Children’s Diabetes Clinic; puppets protect little sore “recently poked” fingers.

The Flower Ministry: Bouquets fashioned from Sunday’s donated flowers are delivered to friends in homes, hospitals and retirement facilities; Mondays, 1p.m., office suite.
Coordinator: Walterine McKay

Fire Station Friends: Delivery of WNL meals to friends in nearby station.
Coordinators Charles/Vicki McCann

Home Place Prayer Meeting: Tuesday p.m. worship, led by Rev. Rayford Woodrick, rotating with other churches.

Hospital Visitation Ministry: Compassionate laity offer a supportive, cheerful presence to hospitalized members; training required for this shared ministry with staff clergy.

Sing and Celebrate! Music, devotional time and fellowship with friends in area retirement homes; musical ability is not a pre-requisite. Some can sing, others can play the piano, many can hug; all are vital to this ministry of love.
Coordinator: Tommie Bennett

Traumatic Brain Injury Support: Supportive community for families caring for loved ones with traumatic brain injury; forum for sharing of ideas and information.
Coordinators: Jeanne and Allan Halliwell

WAGS Pet Therapy (Witnessing Animals God’s Saints): Docile dogs, de-clawed cats have a special way of communicating God’s love to friends in retirement homes; animals are evaluated to determine temperment.
Coordinator: Bill Quinn

Wednesday Intercessory Prayer Group: Dedicated persons pray for each joy and concern listed on church prayer list; meets at 4 p.m. in the Church Parlor prior to the WNL meal.
Coordinator: Marybella Dukes

Bereavement Ministry: Coordination of care and meals for loved ones following services in our Sanctuary. Classes, small groups play vital role in this nurturing care.

Joys and Concerns: Prayer lists distributed to congregation twice weekly to encourage supportive community.

Prayer List to Homebound Members: Mailing on Monday mornings to friends no longer able to come to church.
Coordinators: Nancy Palmer and Mary Gressett

Triple Blessings: Assistance in feeding St. Matthew’s newest triplets; a.m. time slots available.

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There’s always a place of service for you at St. Matthew’s!

This Week at St. Matthews

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 7th Sunday of Easter
8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages
9:45 a.m. - Honduras Mission Team (Sanctuary)
11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
11:00 a.m. - INTERSECTION Worship Service
2:30 p.m. - Cub Scout Pack Field Day (front lawn of church)
3:00 p.m. - Reception for retiring District Superintendents, Vicki White and Henderson Rasberry
5:30 p.m. - Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m. - Adult Handbells
Monday, May 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Flower Ministry
6:00 p.m. - Finance Committee
6:00 p.m. - Zumba Exercise
7:00 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 15
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Staff Meeting
Noon - Seasoned Saints
1:30 p.m. - Sr. Adult Fun & Games
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:00 p.m. - CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE/ Leadership Council (meal at 5:30)
7:15 p.m. - Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6:30 a.m. - Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. - VBS Workday
9:30 a.m. - Card Care Ministry
2:00 p.m. - Age-Less Aerobics
Saturday, May 23, 2015
St. Matthew's Boy Scouts leave for Appalachian Trail (will return on May 30th)
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Day of Pentecost
8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages
11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
11:00 a.m. - INTERSECTION Worship Service
(NO Evening Activities)
Monday, May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day
(Weekday Ministry and Church Offices Closed)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - NO Wednesday Activities
7:15 p.m. - Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30 a.m. - Men's bible Study
9:00 a.m. - VBS Workday
9:30 a.m. - Card Care Ministry
10:00 a.m. - Super 6's leave for Alabama
2:00 p.m. - Age-LESS Aerobics
Friday, May 29, 2015
5;00 p.m. - Super 6's return home
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Boy Scout Troop returns home
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1st Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 a.m. - Men's Club Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
9:45 a.m.- Sunday School for all ages
9:45 a.m. - Farewell reception for Kim Parker and David Carroll
11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service
11:00 a.m. - INTERSECTION Worship Service (Hart Hall)
5:30 p.m. - Youth Fellowship
pm - Adult Handbell Choir plays at Gibson Memorial UMC in Vicksburg
Weekday Ministries